HappyViet's Blog

November 7th, 2010
Hey guys, just adding another blog. It's been hectic, my schedule that is. I can't seem to get my schedule down to a set fix but I'm still sneaking in time here and there to check on my favorite animes this season. So first off let's go to the animes!

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto: So entertaining. Although the storyline seems to be really really out there, somehow I just find the anime so appealing to me. My friend, Seth, and I have both agreed Miyano Mamoru plays Takuto perfectly. "Apprivoise!" I die of happiness inside when I hear him yell it. It's just too awesome for me.

MM!: This storyline is so cute and entertaining. I really love how dynamic each character is and how they all add their own uniqueness to the anime. Extremely looking forward to how this anime resolves. :]

Bakuman: This anime is fan-fucking-tabulous. I can't tell you how much I look forward to this anime every week. All I can say is, I am EXTREMELY content with how the anime is developing right now. There's certainly a lot of room for a spice of drama and surprise!

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai: Simply one of my favorite animes this season, possibly might even make it onto my favorite of all time list if it develops correctly. This anime is so cute, funny, entertaining, and most of all, it holds your attention. Unlike other animes, you might lose interest and come back to it when you hear loud noises and things. But not with My Little Sister. I enjoy this anime a lot. Looking forward to the resolution!

Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge: Ehhh... Can't say that this season is as great as last season was, with the introduction of a new handful of characters (the whole thing might get musty). With that said though, Arakawa still carries the same unique comedy that I have grown to love so dearly. Still satisfied with the work, looking forward to the laughs.

Amagami SS: Jeez, this anime... this... I can't even... simply... amazing.

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: This is by far one of the craziest animes I have seen. The comedy is quite unique along side with the girl-of-the-week-sometimes-two storyline makes for a enjoyable ride. Though there is no clear goal of how many Loose Souls they have to collect (smart publishers don't want to end a good series with a limiting bar, tricky bastards!), the anime is truly enjoyable as our buddy Katsuragi conquers the girls, one by one.

These are basically the animes worth mentioning this season. Others include Motto To LOVE-Ru, Toaru Majutsu no Index II, Iron Man, and a few others that didn't seem to be all that interesting this season.

All-in-all, still quite thoroughly entertained with this Fall season. The Winter season seems to be quite promising as well.
Posted by HappyViet | Nov 7, 2010 10:58 PM | 0 comments
November 3rd, 2010
I have a feeling this winter break is going to be a long one for me. But hopefully, I'll accomplish many things.

First off, gotta settle into my job at GameStop. Hopefully, Ramon will keep me past seasonal and hire me completely. That way, I can get some sort of income, because as of right now, I'm running on 4 dollars in the bank.

I've been slacking on my anime! I've had to drop a few because I end up being just too tired to actually watch 5 - 6 episodes on end recently. School's kicking my arse but I'm proud of myself. Gonna need to catch up on those series. Not to mention, the new Winter line-up looks promising.

And damn, MapleStory will probably be releasing their Big Bang patch this December as well. I'm going to be engulfed in playing my Dark Knight, Shadower, and probably going to train either a Paladin or a Wild Hunter. For now, let's see how my Dark Knight handles with the new mechanics.

Other then that, I haven't been keeping up with my blog posts but I hope you select few that actually read this enjoy it. Peace out for now~ :]
Posted by HappyViet | Nov 3, 2010 2:01 PM | 0 comments
October 21st, 2010
Anime Relations: Summer Wars
After watching this anime movie at 3:40 a.m., I absolutely had to blog about my experience watching it. This movie had me on edge the entire way.

Starting from a simple laid-back family household to a world crisis, this movie explores both romance and action in, what I considered to be, flawless execution. The comedy and the action scenes really blend in well with the pinch of drama.

Although I did find it kinda funny how the big fight came down to some gambling, the movie never wavered in holding my attention. Each part, from the lax family dinner, the world gone mad, the childhood love, the fate of the world on their shoulders, never failed to add more and more to the whole look and feel of the movie; all crafting a beautifully produced storyline and movie.

If you're ever setting around bored with nothing to do, I highly suggest looking into this movie. Being 2 hours long, prepare yourself for no distractions otherwise you just might lose track of some of the punchlines.

Recommended for all. Overall rating 10/10.
Posted by HappyViet | Oct 21, 2010 3:49 AM | 0 comments
October 18th, 2010
This anime scares me. I have a feeling it's gonna turn into a cluster fuck of misunderstandings or feelings of jealously. Then shit's gonna go down, son! Haha. I hope it doesn't go into the pyscho-pathic route.
Posted by HappyViet | Oct 18, 2010 10:22 PM | 0 comments
October 15th, 2010
Anime Relations: Lucky☆Star, K-On!
I know it hasn't been long since my last blog but I had to get this off my chest now. I decided to scroll through my list and see my previous scoring on a lot of my old watched animes (I just wrote a review so I'm feeling very critique-ish).

I found many of my older animes were scored higher then it should have been, so I sat down to figure why that is. Simply put, my expectations changed.

When I first started watching anime, I was easily, easily, amused. I mean the simplist hooks or love scenes or fight scenes would keep me intruiged. But as time went on, my definition of a good anime changed. The criteria began to change for me. The anime had to meet certain standards in order to receive a higher rank.

-Did the anime develop its characters?
-Did the anime strive to present non-conflicting points?
--If there were conflicting points, did it help the anime in its own way?
-Did the anime provide rich content in each episode (avoiding fillers)?
-Did the finale wrap up the questions I had in mind?
--If not, was there leeway for a much anticipated sequel?
-Was this worth my time?

Newer standards are popping up as I am watching more and more anime. I can still say I am still fairly entertained by the silliest things (Lucky Star / K-ON!) but now I have more of a critique inside me. I'm not going to use this, however, to corrupt the purpose of watching anime. Anime, to me, is something to be enjoyed. If you don't enjoy it, it's really not worth even getting into.

I guess that end part was confusing... but oh well, sue me. I'm tired.
Posted by HappyViet | Oct 15, 2010 3:07 AM | 0 comments
Anime Relations: Genshiken, Genshiken 2
Hehe, I really enjoyed this anime. The story line is simply hilarious as we follow a girl, in love with an otaku, to his club room where many otakus gather. We see her change as she begins to become part of the club without realizing. I really enjoyed this anime. Gonna start Genshiken two right now :D
Posted by HappyViet | Oct 15, 2010 12:06 AM | 0 comments