Anime Musings: Oct 2012 Fall Anime Status


Catching up on Fall Anime 2012

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Summer has come and gone. I even skipped the seasonal first impressions post as I wasn’t really excited with the shows that aired over the Summer season. The Autumn anime offerings though, are the complete opposite. The new season is very much in full swing as all the shows in the Fall schedule have already aired. I must say that it is rare for me to pick more than a handful of shows to watch after checking out those on my ‘Before Airing List’ in any given season. More often than not, I tend to drop several shows from the initial preview list. Well, I surprise myself this time by not dropping anything outright (perhaps just one).  That’s not to say I follow each one of shows as they air.  It’s just a matter of re-shuffling the priority according to my anticipation and excitement level of the series that I’ve seen so far.  So then, what’s on my before and after ‘Watch List’? Check them out below. 😀

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KuroBas – Why so funny, eh?


Ahem! Happy Mother’s Day to Momsies everywhere including yours! ^_^

What’s that got to do with Kuroko’s Basketball? Nothing really. 😆 I feel the need to just say a greeting and mothers are special people after all. We won’t be here without our mothers now, won’t we?!

But yeah, let’s babble on about Kuroko’s Basketball. This is so random because I just wanted to chatter about KuroBas. See, I put this little montage of images together as a fangirl appreciation. (*^^*)

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I‘m really enjoying both the anime adaptation and manga. I dunno about other viewers but I think the anime is hilarious. I thought the mangaka’s humour (or jokes, if you like) translated really well into the anime. I can’t help but chuckle while watching an episode or maybe I’m just shallow and easy to please. Continue reading

2012 Spring Anime Watch List: First Impressions


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It has been a long while since I posted anything anime related on tBPII. However, a little while back, I did a small preview on my tumblr blog of what I elected to put on my 2012 Spring Anime check-out list. I thought it’d be good to post it here. Well, after watching the 1st episodes from the said list that has already aired (with the exception of Hyouka), you can bet there are changes on what I finally pick for my Spring anime viewing line-up.

Edited [16-Apr]: Audio for “Hiiro no Kakera OP – Nee” by Maiko Fujita is now included.

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Spreading some Natsume love with fanart


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One of the Winter shows that I consistently follow as it airs is ‘夏目友人帳 肆’ Natsume and the Book of Friends Season 4. I would have love to blog the series if I’ve time on my hands but as things are in RL, I much rather stick to just watching it. However, because I enjoy *Shi* as much as I did the past 3 seasons, I decided to poke around pixiv and share some fabulous Natsume fanart I uncovered and liked. Go behind the cut for some manju

BRAVE 10 2nd Trailer is up on youtube


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The anime adaptation of Kairi Shimotsuki’s BRAVE 10 is expected to air in January 2012. If you enjoy the manga, then you like me will be curious about the upcoming anime. The 1st anime PV basically contained still image slides that really didn’t give us much of a glimpse of the animation but the 2nd trailer which was recently released on the anime’s official youtube site, shows us some animated footage. I like what I see so far. So what does every one else think of it?

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A 2nd edition of ani-music selections to wind down to after a maddening day…


Music Post!

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I did a similar ani-music compilation like this a while back and here I am with another fresh selection of tracks that I deemed as music to lighten the mood and ease one’s frenzied mind into a relaxing mode after a hard day’s slog. As before, I pick 10 tracks and each of them are from an anime soundtrack, composed by various composers. Of course, it is only natural that they are the ones I find enjoyable as stand alone pieces.  My idea of music to wind down to, are devoid of anything raunchy or loud and it is reflected in the pieces I have chosen for this post.  This tired mind likes to savour, quiet pleasant moments sprinkled with light notes of pick-me -ups. There’s a couple of decent old favourites but most are from fairly recent releases that are on my OST playlist.

So then, let the music speaks for itself… Press to play after the cut

My favourite things of the past year


Ayu speaks and list down her favourite stuff from 2010!
Sounds familiar right?!

First off! Happy New Year 2011, minna-san.

Haruhi New Year 2011
I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday break and festive celebrations. I had a very peaceful and calm holiday break. It was a rather short one but I made full use of my time to just relax and break free from even the net. Now I’m back at work again and in the full swing of things which will keep me even busier right up to the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Rabbit. But of course, I won’t abandon tBP and leave it in the lurch. Granted that I haven’t be posting regularly in recent weeks does not mean I won’t keep abreast of my other world hobbies, right?! 😆
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[Fall 2010 Anime] OP/ED Overview Part 2


Fall 2010 Anime: OP/ED Quick Impression Part II

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I didn’t think I’d get the chance to continue with this little review but here I am with the 2nd Part of my Autumn anime op/ed run through. Again, the selections are based on what I’ve watched and naturally, it’s not everything. Of this batch, there are some likable ones but that’s just it, really. More of the same and none too memorable except for an old Ghibli classic. I also included the new sets of op/ed from the continuing Summer anime that had premiered their new themes in Fall. Um yeah, loved Shiki’s new op/ed combo. Too bad, no Shiki episode this week. It’s back on air again next week. 😉
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[Fall 2010 Anime] OP/ED Quick Impressions 01


FALL 2010 ANIME OP/ED – PART 1
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2010 Fall Anime season begins in earnest with several new shows airing within the 1st week of Oct. By no means am I watching all of the season’s offerings. That would be utterly nutters. But anyway, here’s a glimpse of the first batch of the Fall season’s OP/EDs from the shows that I’ve managed to catch and put on tBP’s ‘trial-watch’ list. Which ones made an impression on you so far?
See more of Ayu’s Fall OP/ED impressions after the cut