Archive | December 2012

Secret Anime Lovers 2012 Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

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First Impressions

In short, I thought this show was a joke.

Boku-no-imouto total joke

When I first saw the image cover I thought it was going to be about cooking ( Cooking mama in anime version). It is definitely something I wouldn’t watch. But this is only the first episode so maybe I might have some misunderstandings. Maybe they were on a low budget and thought using flash animation was the best way to go.

Cooking Mama

Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to blogging about next year’s anime.

Finally, Another Post… and Baseball?

Christmas is right around the corner and I didn’t want to start a new year without at least one more post. I became frustrated up until now trying to write a post.  I would write a paragraph, read it, then erase it and write it again because it never came out perfect. But today I decided to forget perfection and just do what I do best!

Hardworking Anime

Now, I’m not a fan of sports anime but I happened to come across one recently that I enjoyed. Its called Big Windup! another great anime licensed by Funimation. This series is all about Baseball. The story follows Ren Mihashi as he learns to fall in love with baseball again. Mihashi leaves his old school and joins Nishiura High’s baseball team. He isn’t too thrilled at first because his old teammates hated him and also his coach is a woman… a WOMAN! (A woman coaching baseball…that’s a first.)

Big Windup! (2)            Big Windup! (3)

But with the help of the team’s catcher, Takaya Abe, he beings to open up. Mihashi learns to trust Abe during their practice game with Mihashi’s old school. After winning their first game Mihashi becomes Nishiura’s Ace pitcher. Throughout the story Mihashi struggles to believe that his team has accepted him due to his previous experiences with his old team. But his team reassures him of  how important he is.

Big Windup!              Big Windup! (3)

While watching this series I was actually surprised how much I didn’t know about baseball. Also, how important it is for a catcher and pitcher to rely on each other. There are only 26 episodes in Season 1. I believe there are 13 episodes in Season 2 but I haven’t watched it yet. This well written anime was produced by A-1 pictures, which is known for its other great anime such as Fairy Tale, Black Butler and Sword Art Online. I watched it dubbed and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. But Mihashi whines a lot and his voice does get annoying so I’d recommend watching it subbed if you can. Overall for my first sports anime it was actually worth watching. If there is another sports anime you would recommend I’d watch just let me know.

Next post… Boku-no-imoutowa”Osaka-okan”