From the White Picket Fence

Married? Check. 2.5 children? Check. House? Check. White picket fence? Does brown privacy fence count? Check.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ai Yori Aoshi & Ai Yori Aoshi – Enishi :

Ai Yori Aoshi :
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Love-Romance, Slice of Life
Hanabishi Kaoru’s father died when Kaoru was 5 and the Hanabishi Zaibatsu family (his father’s family) take Kaoru and his mother in. Kaoru is harshly taken under his grandfather’s wing, and educated for his eventual succession. Meanwhile his mother, who never married his father, is treated poorly and eventually is made to leave. Kaoru finally decides to leave when his mother dies and he is beaten for crying over her death. Now, Kaoru is a second year collage student living on his own. He is has no girlfriend and feels very alone. That all changes one day when he meets a distressed young woman in a kimono, searching for a “certain person”, and decides to help her.This anime contains language, nudity, adult situations. It gets a “R” rating. It’s cute, but you really need to be in the Shoujo kind of mood to watch this one!! There are 24 episodes.

Ai Yori Aoshi – Enishi :
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Love-Romance, Slice of Life
This is season two of Ai Yori Aoshi. Two years after Aoi and Koaru have met back up Koaru is in grad school and the whole gang is still together. Will Koaru’s and Aoi’s love continue to stand the test of time…and friends?
This anime contains language, nudity, adult situations. It gets a “R” rating. There are 12 episodes to this sequel.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Started watching Anime

I have started to use Veoh to watch anmie. I find that I am all over the board when it comes to my tastes in story lines. Because of that I started to keep a log of what I liked and what each story line was about. Mike informs me that this is the kind of thing I should be bloging about. So we will see If may be this will keep me on my blog. These are not in any order, just as I watch them. I will give you an idea of the story line, what type of anime it is, rate it. Please comment if you have seen these and would like to add your thoughts.
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge:
Genres: Comedy, Shoujo
It is a strange but cute. It is the story of 4 high school boys that take on the challenge of making a "lady" out of their landlady's niece. The deal is made that if they succeed they will recieve free rent in their luxurious living quarters. But if they fail, their rent will be trippled. The "Pretty Boys", believing to be extreamly confident in dealing with women will have no problem. Little do they know that the girl, having been rejected by her crush two years earlier, believes herself to be ugly and therefore has spent no time on her appearance since. Her interests are in the macabre and horrible only and her qualities are far more Japanese horror like nowhere near lady like at all.
Anime often uses bloody noses to show that a character is sexually aroused. This is considered as telling as...well you know with a guy. This is one of the first times however; I have seen this method used with girls, and it is used often though not always in particularly suggestive scenes. The art work for this is very different in that it uses different styles to depict different emotions and importance of characters. This google image search gives a good example of the different types of art used throughout the anime.
This anime contains language, some nudity, and adult situations. I would rate it a pg-13++. I really do not think it gets a hard "R" rating, but it may be a little too suggestive for those under about 15. This is a different anime. It is fun, and a little strange. I really liked it. There are 25 episodes to this anime.