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Neverending New Beginnings: February 2010

27 Feb 2010

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Haruka Takahashi

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun 13

The weather is so hot that I can't eat outdoors~

Misaka-senpai, Kuruko-san, would you help us to be models?

26 Feb 2010

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Haruka Takahashi

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Durarara!! Episode 1: Kaikou Ichiban


The First Words You Say Out of Your Mouth

Though this isn't as dramatic as Eden of the East or Code Geass, the atmosphere of me wanting to watch it for more is there. This feeling applies to K-On! too: there's no real storyline, but yet, I liked watching it. This used to apply to Railgun too, until they had filter episodes, especially episode 13 onwards and major difference in sequence from the manga and how little it had on parts that co-inside with the main storyline (Index). One of the best anime in the Winter 2010 lineup. A sharp contrast with Winter 2009, where I had dropped everything I had picked up as those were so boring. Look in the archives of this blog dated around April or December for that year or last month for my review.

22 Feb 2010

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Haruka Takahashi

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun 11 & 12

We've infiltrated the office, but she's not around.

What is this?

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun 10


Are you sure this is working?

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun 09

Kiyama spots some yuri action as it's happening.

N-n-no! You're mistaken. Kuroko was just trying to wake me up.

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun 08

Today's topic: "Personal Reality". Let me explain the theories behind this

Argh, he's babbling about stuff I don't understand... again...

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun 07

(sorry for not reviewing this since November: was busy. Will quickly cover up to episode 20 and maybe cover Durarara in a different style.)

Ah? Onee-sama?

Lessons are so boring...

14 Feb 2010

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Haruka Takahashi

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Celty's head

In the opening sequence of Durarara (デュラララ!!) , you would notice that only this woman does not have a name, but yet appear as an important character.

Enri Sunohara shows her diary of her with Harima, a friend from middle school who had gone missing before school began. Sunohara mentioned that Mika Harima was stalking Seiji Yagari, the guy in the second episode who came late only to declare that he won't be coming to school for "something more important". Notice that Mika Harima likes to wear a hat and clothes that are white and pink.

When I first saw this in episode 2, I didn't realize that there were two empty seats instead of just one right behind Mikado Ryuugami. The other one is in the red circle of the right image.

Sunohara became the class representative as she and Harima wanted to become one. She looked at the empty desk where she should have sat. Since Ryuugami was sitting right in front the empty desk and she was looking for a male class representative (as indirectly mentioned by the old man), her looking at that direction made him raise up his hand.

Who is this woman that has an odd scar that Ryuugami bumped into episode 1 that later became Yagiri Seiji's lover? Notice that the colour of the skin is diifferent. I would assume that this was just after the head transfusion. Well, how do you explain the odd scar mark and the uneven skin tone? The mention of Celty's head gone missing in episode 4 and the head shown in episode six must mean something, though it is revealed that the kidnappers seen in the first two episodes is actually (one of) the supplier(s) for the Yagiri Pharmaceutical.

Here's a theory of what might have happened: The Yagiri Pharmaceutical company (managed by Seiji's older sister) hunts for people that wouldn't be noticed if they had went missing. Yagiri Seiji likes Celty's head, but Mika Harima likes him. Mika Harima might have heard (after stalking Yagiri) that the company does experiments and have somehow acquired Celity's head. So to have Yagiri love Mika, she decides to have her head swapped with that of Celity. Just after the surgery, she decides to have a walk around with her new head. She bumps into someone (Ryuugami), thinking that it's Yagiri, but upon realization that it's someone else, she runs away in horror. (This was the only time we heard her voice) She searches high and low around Ikebukuro, but eventually, she found him.

Speaking of episode 6, this episode revealed a lot of the mysteries from the earlier and made me look back at the earlier episodes and would notice details that I wouldn't notice.