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Thursday, May 16

Anime

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha And A VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Also known as Inari Kon Kon.

I was scrolling through AnimeLab (Australia's equivalent of Crunchyroll) and stumbled over this.  Five seconds into the opening credits I was hooked.



The sound is a little distorted on that video; the actual theme sounds better.  But that's probably why it's still up on YouTube.  The only other version is 240p.

There's also a trailer, which is very nice but does contain spoilers.



Fortunately the spoilers shouldn't spoil your enjoyment, because the quality of this show lies in how it does things as much as the story itself.

It's a little predictable, sure (if like me you've watched entirely too much anime), but it also gets everything right.  Including the ending.  There's an OVA that was released in the Blu-Ray collection, but it fits in at episode 5.5 or thereabouts, so it's just a little more story and doesn't change the ending at all.

It's very short - just ten episodes - and I would have liked more, but I'm glad for what we got.

What's it about?  See the opening credits, and the trailer if needed.  It's exactly what it says on the tin.

Four leaf-tailed squirrel foxes out of four.  Highly recommended.

The anime apparently only covers half the manga, but it does put an ending on the end, so if they were to do a second season it would have to be a Non Non Biyori style equel, speaking of which -


VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT



Five nyanpasus out of four.

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Monday, May 13

Anime

Akanesasu Shoujo

Remarkably uneven, but it sticks the landing.

Not sure how to rate this one.  The ending is perfectly in sync with the beginning - not predictable, but the mood and outcome, which problems get resolved and which do not, and how they get resolved - exactly fits.

But the path it takes to get there is not one describable by mere language or mathematics.

As for the costume designs, well....

https://ai.mee.nu/images/EscapedFromMorningMusume.jpg?size=720x&q=95

Most of it isn't like that, though.

Oh, what is it about?  The girls in a high school radio club (not the broadcasting club, their bitter rivals) play along with this urban myth that if you tune in to a certain frequency at the right place at the right time - 4:44 PM, specifically - you can pick up radio broadcasts from other places and other times.  

It never works, of course, and none of them really believes it.  Then snow bunnies show up, and you end up with chocolate bananas and eight headed dragons and gun horses and also a serious drama about how taking personal responsibility for things outside your control can be as destructive as avoiding responsibility for your own actions.

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