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Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni:
Natsume helping a snow youkai looking for something that it lost, even though the demon doesn't remember what it is. Really cute story, nice message.

Nyanko-sensei to Hajimete no Otsukai:
Nyanko-sensei helps 2 children find their way to finish their first errand to the local shop.

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Another run-in with the Matoba clan. I liked Nyanko-sensei's "gradually I can seriously shut them up"... and in a way would have loved to see that. I know that this is not about fights though, but a slow story about the choices one makes while growing up, so that's okay.
Again in this season there are other stories from the past, two from Natsume, one from that old bag - this one I could have seriously done without. For me the family photo-soda spring part was the most touching from the whole series.
I seriously ship Fuzuki & Houzuki together. That looked like one Heavenly pair. ^^

Oh, right! I know now what this one makes me remember: Fruits Basket. The basic feeling of kindness is almost the same.

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Natsume meets the Matoba family again, and two ghosts from his past. I liked the tree one - the eating sad hearts wasn't bad either, but I do like positive stuff better.
Regarding Matoba... I am so rooting for Natsume winning over them, even though I know that this is not that type of anime. ^^"
The ending with the ghost picnic is quite a cute scene.

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The last two days my travels were really annoying. There were issues by the train that made it impossible to be on my usual time at home, and I actually needed to walk 45 minutes in the cold, and then stand another 45 minutes on the last step by the train door... When I got home, I almost fainted cause of the coughs I had, cause naturally one would revert back from an illness without rest. I was so angry, I walked around like a caged animal...
Then today morning due to another train issue I was late at work, and needed to stay overtime due to that... Def. not my days for travel. Because I didn't want to write such an angry post, I decided to write about something else... True, I watched Hulk world, and wanted to write about it, however the short post is me making a real effort not to explod on the spot. ^^"

Anyway, I finished now with the second season of Natsume Yuujinchou. The difference between this and the first for me were two things. One is how the seasons change... and how Natsume doesn't really. Which annoyed me a little. I get it that he is kind. But he falls basically for the same things over and over, and I wouldn't put that on kindness, it's more... rash~? I think.
Not that it's bad, but after a while it gets a bit repetitive.

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The cartoon remake of Hulk World War... or at last the first part I guess, till Hulk gets the planet and the girl.
Because I love the comic version of this so much, I was expecting something good at last, because the source material is so good. Must say, that the cartoon version lost most of the deepness, the character growth, even the art.

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This weekend I felt quite accomplished. After cleaning the house, we cleaned the Christmas tree out - yes It was up for a long while - and I had the time so I got to watch the first season of Natsume Yuujinchou.

This anime gives off such a strong summer vibe, the sounds, the colours, and the bitter-sweet story. I am currently also in the mood to just cry, the touching side-stories give a reason for that. It just felt good.
I had two favourites, the character of Santo and the source of the name Kiyo. Really such a creative and kind story.

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This is a Japanese fictional short story collection written by Otsuichi. All three stories (Kimi ni Shika Kikoenai, Kiz/KIDS and Flower Song) focus on unusual friendships with a supernatural twist.

All 3 are awesome, so I'm re-visiting them from time to time. I saw the first both as manga and a movie, and the second as movie. Both are so really interesting, and show a charming side of friendship. The mains both in Kimi ni Shika - with Koide Keisuke, Riko Narumi - and KIDS - Koike Teppei, Tamaki Hiroshi - are so fitted for the roles. I really can't help but love both.
Oh, I also just realized that the Kimi ni Shika manga that I read had the same creator as for the horror story Another, Kiyohara Hiro. That was a surprise.

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I had so much fun re-visiting this series. It is quite underrated, how I see it, because I haven't heart a thing about it from anyone, even though it's so entertaining. The characters... I just love them, even though - or maybe just because - they are stereotypes.

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Rin likes to go camping by herself along the lakes that provide view of Mt. Fuji. Nadeshiko meets her one evening and begins to take interest in camping too.

After I read the manga I know that from there on it turns into a camp club type of thing. It goes quite into detail not just about the locations, but also rules, tools and tricks used by camping. Though I do find it somewhat interesting, it is only because I know nothing of camping... and "envy" the girls cause they could see Mt. Fuji, while I couldn't. >.<" Not enough reason for me to watch the anime though.

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Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as a weapon, has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of "Auto Memories Dolls", who carry people's thoughts and convert them into words.

It feels like a dramatic Mahoromatic playing in an after-WW setting.

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Shrine maidens - Toji -  wield swords and have been exorcising "aradama," strange existences that threaten the human world. The government authorizes the Toji to wear swords and serve as government officials, and the government has set up five schools throughout the country for the girls to attend. The girls live ordinary school lives, while occasionally performing their duties, wielding their swords and using various powers to fight and protect the people. In the spring, the five schools send their best Toji to compete in a tournament. As the tournament comes closer, all of the representatives rigorously train themselves in order to get stronger and improve their skills.

This is not the first of these story types, and probably not the last either. First episode was so unfocused, with - for me - lame characters, that I'll def. leave this one out.

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Ichinose Hana is a very shy and introverted girl about to start high school in the spring. In her class she meets 3 girls who help her move out of her shell.

Really cute slice of life story, but not for me.

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5 high school boys, with different characters, who only have in common that they like cute sanrio characters.

The first episode was surprisingly cute, and got my attention. Probably because the main guy, Hasegawa Kouta is a nice guy. I'll probably check this one out... even if it IS hardcore promo for the merchandise.

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Kuzuryuu Yaichi is youngest shogi champion - Ryuuou - in history. Hinazuru Ai ask him to become his disciple.

It feels like this wants to ride the success of 3-gatsu no Lion... but maybe a bit more for children. Personally I didn't like it that much.

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Koizumi-san loves ramen... basically the story is how this closed-off high-schooler gets to eat different ramen every day.

I read some from the manga... nothing else really happens. The girl doesn't really open up to any other character, and only talks about ramen if she even opens her mouth.

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Short sketches of Popuko and Pipimi in different situations with different graphics.


Really I didn't find anything funny in it, but for some the rarity / randomness might be interesting.

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Harry is a tour guide and cheap womaniser. Sejal is one of the persons he was guiding. It turns out, she lost the engagement ring her boyfriend gave her somewhere by the Europe-tour and so she searches every past location with the help of Harry to find it.



It made me so giddy - not just to see Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma paired up again, but also - to see these Europe locations. The fact that SRK was by the castle in Budapest and the West Rail Station puts a smile on my face, and makes me somewhat proud. The producers got really beautiful locations, not just from Hungary but all of Europe. It's a good commercial for tourism.

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There are still quite a few episodes I plan to go though from the winter anime season, but I don't feel much motivation. Probably because there is nothing much that I would want to watch on the long run.
Also, because the vet came again today, didn't have much time to check any. Wendy and Vándor are covered, Uno still needs 2 shots, but he seems to handle everything bravely. In between Vándor got an allergy - probably chicken - so we put her on a really fancy (= expensive) diet.

One thing though that I wanted to report on. The 2nd season of Overlord started with an overload of new characters. From all these, the lizard-people became the focus in the 2nd and 3rd episode. There is a lonely warrior, who begins to gather the neighbour clans to fight of an enemy, and meets an albino tribe leader whom he falls for... Their interaction is probably the most funny thing I have seen this season. It's so cute and fun!

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This 2-episode store is really touching. The main heroine gets to know that she has only a few months to live, and while she tries to find a person who can manage her funeral, she meets a person who confessed her to be his first love. As they continue to meet, she falls for him.
The drawings and the guys character was what made it really charming for me.

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Eiji Tomatsu finds a book called Pikachin Research Book and learn about seven tools that make up the Pikachin Kit.

It wants to be a show about how every invention is 99% plastic models and 1% inspiration. Really for smaller children only.

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