First off, welcome! My Aniblog Tourney match against AceRailgun has arrived, and you can vote here. For those of you new-comers, you’re in luck as I just happen to have a compilation post all ready for you! Have a look at it, and do check out this post if you’re curious as to what I have to say about the Aniblog Tourney and my opponents. In the meantime, I’ll be talking about one of my top favorite yuri manga seeing as there’s not enough yuri here in these waters considering that I’m a huge fan of yuri. (i-i-it’s not like I want to rally up all the yuri fans’ votes or anything like that…)
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Welp. Her name really should have been obvious to me, being a great lover of yuri. But, holy moly, this episode pushed most of my buttons in alluring ways, and this was one great episode! Unfortunately, I do not have much to say about any symbolic moments in this particular episode, nor do I have anything to add to the theories surrounding Mawaru Penguindrum. Do check out the more insightful posts from The Untold Story of Altair & Vega, Draggle’s Anime Blog, and Beneath the Tangles. I’ve been very busy lately with planning two college events, helping my students to review for an upcoming midterm, studying for my own midterms, reading and doing research, and writing papers. That’s why I haven’t been on Twitter lately, and I haven’t the time to come up with a decent editorial the past weekend. So, here’s a short filler post filled with my various reactions to this episode, and it looks like I’ve unintentionally started doing Mawaru Penguindrum episodic posts now. 😛
First, an update: I have now added some annotations to the Links page. I’ve been meaning to take care of that as I’m somewhat of a perfectionist, but at least that’s taken care of. Next, we finally come to an underrated series that I’ve always wanted to review, but never quite had the time to do so due to a long forced hiatus and the breakdown of my laptop. This will also be my first post pertaining to yuri, which I am a big fan of, and I would like to introduce you to Aoi Hana (or Sweet Blue Flowers in English). Aoi Hana is a short, sweet 11-episode series, and it’s rather unlike most typical yuri series.
In the original manga’s story, Fumi and Akira were close childhood friends until Fumi had to move away. Ten years after losing touch with each other, the two girls meet again as high school freshmen. The two struggle to reconnect after so much has changed, and both deal with the trials and tribulations of high school — sometimes independently and sometimes with each other’s help.
Well, this particular episode of Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~ had me laughing so hard that I could barely breathe, with all the quirks and antics of the turned-actresses! First off, Nobunaga, Mitsuhide, and Hideyoshi are starting to brainstorm for a yearly event for the people of the province. Both Nobunaga and Mitsuhide initially think of a miko dance, but Hideyoshi offers her suggestion: a play for the people. Nobunaga is very interested, and so decides to make Hideyoshi in charge of the play and the event. From there on, the hilarity and yuri drama ensues…
Oh, Hanasaku Iroha! You crack me up so much! This episode just about blew away my expectations and more! That does it. I will follow this series and maybe blog it more often, but we’ll see depending on my schedule and free time. For now, my impressions follows.