Saturday, May 30, 2009

Adakah yang bisa ditulis selain anime?

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WARNING: akhirnya tiba juga untuk postingan semacam ini di blog ini, ahahahaha. Full of personal blablabla and the like, sesuatu yang muncul kalau saya pas lagi pingin nulis panjaaaaaaaang bgt, so skip this post kecuali jika anda memang berminat.

Apakah saya otaku? apakah saya bukan otaku? entahlah
Batasan antara otaku dan bukan bagi saya seperti fiksi dan realita
..kadang jelas, kadang nggak

Yeah, I know. RU-RU BURE-KA, secara de facto postingan ini telah melanggar aturan yang menyatakan bahwa blog ini akan diisi postingan dalam bahasa Inggris. Tapi beberapa hari yang lalu, saat semua orang member dewan kehormatan berkumpul dan berserikat (baca: ngobrol tidak jelas tentang hal-hal yang tidak penting) salah seorang dari mereka menanyakan perihal soal kenapa anda sedemikian ngoyo (mungkin kita lebih mengenal kata "ngoyo" atau "ngodo" dalam bahasa yang lebih akrab di telinga, yaitu persistent. Heh, eat that! eat mai sinisme, lololol, ini 'kan yang kalian maksud?) membuat blog dengan content berbahasa inggris? dan begitulah saya akhirnya kepikiran (seperti yang anda bisa lihat, dalam beberapa kasus saya memang mudah terprovokasi, tunggu, menurut bahasa yang lebih baku, kata yang lebih tepat adalah terhasut, dengan omongan beberapa orang) tentang kemana dan bagaimana blog ini akan berjalan jangan sampai ikut menjadi tidak jelas seperti penulisnya.

Ketika saya membikin I.O penyebabnya adalah, again, karena saya sedang bosan dengan content dan layout Tabikarasu. Benar, bosan, boredom, taikutsu. Waktu itu, dengan berbagai dinamika IRL yang chaotic dan hectic saya mencoba konsep blogging on the spot yang, sepertinya, bakal sekeren expressionism dalam seni lukis, karena ada internet. Tapi ternyata susah juga, mungkin karena gelombang mood saya yang memiliki amplitudo dan frekuensi hampir mirip dengan Suzumiya Haruhi. But back to topic, pada dasarnya saya memang tidak suka dengan segala sesuatu yang monoton (hint untuk potential reader yang mungkin bakal jadi pacar saya di masa mendatang, lawl) dan ditambah dengan komentar beberapa orang yang blog nya sering saya mampir, "if you were making a blog in English, then I can get to know you better" maka berdirilah I.O (keren juga ya inisialnya, bandingkan dengan Tabikarasu yang sering di singkat jadi TK -emang saya toddlercon- TKI atau TKP).


Perlu dicatat, by the way, kalau saat saya berbicara soal monotony, its a different concept dengan anti kemapanan yang sering diusung anak-anak cosplayer harajuku/gals/kogals/etc dan ditulis pada deskripsi karakter di formulir cosplay. Entahlah sebetulnya saya juga bingung dengan konsep anti kemapanan itu sendiri. Setahu saya, kalau dalam bahasa jawa, mapan itu kan posisi berbaring. Berarti, anti mapan itu anti berada di bawah dan cewek yang anti mapan is.. woman on top? hm, not bad juga ternyata, huh? XD~~ Oh, but seriously, order and chaos is a one packet, you can't make anti-order or anti-chaos just like you can't make perfect order or perfect chaos. Yay, lagi-lagi postingan ini ngelantur kemana-mana.

Back to topic, sekarang setelah I.O sudah exist dengan grandnya, saya mencoba membuat sedikit comparation dengan blog saya tercinta yang satu lagi (grand kalo menurut saya, seriously sampai sekarang setiap kali saya melihat banner hasil vector-an siluet cewek dengan twintail dan high heel yang seratus persen original drawing dan warna emas hasil googling pertama saya dengan modem yang baru beli dan keyword "gold effect free photoshop tutorial" ohh... I can feel my overwhelming self-gratification).

point 1) URL name
Kalau dari poin ini, Tabikarasu menurut saya lebih superior. Yep, lebih ringkas, lebih mudah dihafal. Meskipun kalau dilihat dari segi historicnya, I.O lebih unggul. Tabikarasu, kalau kalian tidak tahu, adalah hasil comot cepat dari salah satu karya legendaris KEY, AIR. Tabikarasu, jika kalian masih tetep ingin tahu, adalah merek sake. Benar, sodara-sodara, Tabikarasu sebenarnya adalah merek minuman kerasss seperti halnya anggur tjap orang tua, dipercaya sejak 19.. dst XDD However, the drink itself is also another hint to Sora, nama burung gagak yang ditemu dan akhirnya dipiara oleh Misuzu. Eksistensi Sora sendiri sangat menarik bagi saya. Tabi= travel, trip, journey dan Karasu=gagak. Tabibito=tabi+hito (manusia)=pengelana. Dengan konsep yang sama, Tabikarasu=tabi+karasu. Ini sesuai dengan Sora yang tidak bisa terbang karena konsep berkelana lebih erat kaitannya dengan berjalan (kalau ada orang mengembara dengan naik pesawat, itu namanya plesir alias liburan). Then again, yang menarik adalah, ketika Misuzu pada akhirnya "kembali ke atas", mama nya Misuzu berkata, "cewekmu sudah tidak di bumi lagi, buat apa kamu masih di sini?" dan *sreet* dengan dua kepakan sang gagak langsung melesat ke langit, meninggalkan fans yang bertanya-tanya; geneyo iso mabur? sementara yang lain membantah eh itu bukan terbang (secara harfiah) lagee dst dsb dll filosofi fans teori blablabla.

Pada saat saya mau bikin Tabikarasu, ada nama lain lagi yang sempat terlintas sebenarnya, yaitu Natsukage. Benar, track legendaris dari AIR untuk theme song karakter milik Kamio Misuzu. Dalam tracklist aslinya, natsukage ditulis dengan natsu (musim panas) dan kage (bayangan) tapi kata natsu juga bisa merujuk pada natsu dari natsukashii yang artinya rindu atau kerinduan. Rindu dan bayangan, kombinasi yang sungguh lebay, bukan? Tapi saya yakin, bagi semua penggemar AIR sendiri, natsukage adalah track yang sangat memorable. Dan musim panas memang musim yang paling sentimental. Tidak percaya? tunggu saja sampai Endless Eight keluar di season dua Haruhi. Well, tapi pada akhirnya Tabikarasu lah yang terpilih, konsep reinkaranasi menjadi burung gagak sebagai kekasih abadi seorang gadis yang tidak mengenal cinta selain platonic love sepertinya memang lebih mengena.

Lalu bagaimana dengan I.O? konsep namanya memang seperti yang mungkin sudah kalian duga, ikut-ikutan dengan barisan animeblog lain yang memakai quote khas sebagai nama blognya seperti minaidehazukashii (yang kalau tidak salah sekarang sudah menjadi minaidehitorigoto, mungkin karena sudah tidak hazukashii lagi, if you know what I mean) atau hontounisouomou (bener gak yah nulisnya, damn, sekarang baru terbukti kalau yang beginian memang susah diapalin). Dari segi nama, memang seperti yang sudah ditulis, I.O lebih sukar dilafalkan dan dihafalkan, apalagi untuk otaku noob yang baru separo belajar. Tapi I.O adalah sesuatu yang original (well, gak original-original banget sih kalau dipikir-pikir) dan lahir setelah brainstorming yang lamaaaa bgt dan mengalahkan pesaing serta kandidat lainnya, seperti yameteoneechan atau yapparitsunderewasaikoutsu. Ikemasen, Ojou-sama! adalah tagline yang paling pas karena mewakili (dan menjelaskan) banyak hal tentang aura blog ini.

Apakah saya perlu menulis penjelasan tentang artinya juga di sini? Ikemasen arti sebenarnya tidak sebegitu bombastis. Forbidden, not allowed, atau no can't do. Tapi, ini semua gara-gara anime bikinan sutradara gondrong favorit para fangirls yang baru saja tayang season kemarin, Genji Monogatari Sennenki, yang menceritakan, secara singkatnya, kisah seorang super playboy bintang lima. Pada dasarnya selain saya, semua orang di circle saya bukan maniak literatur. Beberapa memang baca tapi jelas memilih Saki atau Queen's Blade dibanding Mouryou no Hako. Tapi entah kenapa pada akhirnya semua pada nonton Genji dan entah kenapa juga di tiap episode si pangeran Hikaru no Kimi itu bisa dengan suksesnya menggombali setiap wanita yang ada, bahkan istri orang dan ibu tirinya juga diembat, dan entah kenapa lagi di tiap adegan biasanya diawali dengan "Ikemasen... ikemasen, Genji-sama..." "Ikemasen, ike- ahhh..." dan akhirnya.. ya gitu deh. Dan sejak saat itulah quote "Ikemasen" menjadi sangat populer di circle saya. Saya tidak habis pikir bagaimana serial yang sebenarnya harem marem ini bisa lebih banyak peminat fangirls nya. Apakah karena cewek memang lebih suka dimadu? Uwaaah, saya nggak dong. Yah, gampangnya, jika kalian S, bacalah Genji and bow to his awesome don juan skill, dan jika kalian M, bacalah Taketori Monogatari dan worshiplah itu Putri bulan Kaguya-hime.

point 2) Layout
Speaking about layout, jelas I.O menang dengan telak. Bagi seseorang yang tidak pernah belajar html dan xml layout I.O adalah sebuah achievement tersendiri. Saya menghabiskan waktu seharian cuma buat figuring out what goes where nya halaman ini. Itu secara perjuangannya. Dari tampilannya sendiri, saya juga merasa kombinasi warna terutama fonts nya lebih enak I.O daripada Tabikarasu yang terlalu kontras hitam putihnya. I.O juga punya triple column dengan dua kolom tambahan di sisi kanan dan kirinya yang menambah fresh look dibanding double column layout Tabikarasu yang konvensional. But most of all, yang paling saya suka di I.O adalah feature tab-tab tambahan yang ada di atas bawah banner. Tab-tab tersebut bisa diedit sesuai yang diinginkan, menyediakan banyak possibility untuk menaruh feat baru dan hal-hal menarik lainnya di blog, seiring dengan level-up nya log ini (oh.. jadi serasa main Suikoden, you know, menghias kastil). Tentu saja ini bukan hal yang susah jika kalian memakai wordpress tapi coba pakai blogspot dan bikinlah tab. Tapi setahu saya feature ini tidak ada di template standard blogspot.

point 3) Content
Di sinilah sebenarnya pertarungan yang sesungguhnya. Like I said before, kadang saya berpikir, oh come on, who care about a small desolated blog at the end of universe, begitu awalnya yang saya kira. But you know what, there is. Dan percaya atau tidak, sayalah pengunjung paling setia blog ini. Sometimes, kalo saya pas lagi underpressure I'll revisit the older post in my blog. Membaca ulang tulisan-tulisan yang pernah saya ketik. Those handmade self comforting, I think, is better than any artificial quote from a bishoujo. I do hate history but I sure love watching my own trace and see how many part from me is changing. The facts that I made this blog open to public is, sama seperti yang Brian si Answerman lakukan, berharap ada orang dengan range frekuensi yang sama lewat dan menaruh minat. Sukur-sukur kalo itu cewek (hey, Answerman also saying this thing). Presentasinya hampir nol, memang, dan tidak ada Arcuied Brunestud yang bisa menyeratuspersenkan probability anda. But it is better than nothing.

Analoginya seperti ini, anda sedang berada di sebuah ruang tunggu yang ramai dengan orang dan anda mengeluarkan dari dalam tas sebuah novel, katakanlah... Twilight (HOEKK) dan mulai membacanya. Adakah kemungkinan seseorang akan mendekati anda dan berkata "waw, suka Twilight juga toh?" and so on? tentu saja ada. The possibility exist. Dan di internet anda bisa melakukannya kapanpun, seberapa lamapun, sementara di IRL anda bisa dicap gila kalau setiap hari nongkrong di ruang tunggu sambil membawa novel Twilight. Tentu saja, jika di internet anda harus siap dengan "suka Twilight? GO KILL URSELF, FAGGOT!"

Kembali pada content. Blog seperti ini, what does it purpose except that its solely to comfort the writer for providing space to write shit 'n stuff. Sedikit lebih terkesan intelek daripada lifejournal yang seperti coretan diary anak sekolahan, sedikit lebih terkesan L337 and anon daripada facebook yang oh-so-mainstream. But other than that? this isn't a blog with informative news provider like canned-dog, an up-to-date review seperti RC, komunitas kuat ala Riuva. What I write here is just some observation and experience sharing with few nice little cynism and luls as extra, yang itupun bisa ditemui di /a/ dalam kuantitas (dan kadang kualitas) yang jauh lebih besar. Bahkan untuk artikel yang serius dengan crisscross reference dan literated enlightenment pun internet sudah punya ratunya sendiri (see iwanihana.info). Again, even in the vast land of internet, I feel identity loss and still looking for, let's sing, somewhere I beloooonggg. Ai wannaaa heaaaal Ai wanna feeel ...etc.

But putting that aside, pada intinya saya merasa bahwa blog-blog seperti punya saya ini pada akhirnya kembali kepada self satisfction penulisnya. Jika bicara masalah bahasa, tentu saja ngeblog dengan bahasa indo lebih mudah. Dan yang lebih penting lagi, lebih banyak option dalam membuat in-post joke dan sejenisnya. Dalam bahasa Inggris, tidak akan ditemui pun seperti Tokosoto tempat anda berwindow shopping torrent, atau Sankaku koplo yang benar-benar akan membuat anda koplo. Konsep 3B saya yang terkenal (emang terkenal?) juga tidak akan tereksekusi dengan baik dalam bahasa Inggris. FYI 3B adalah kebutuhan dasar otaku, sama seperti manusia yang mempunyai 3 kebutuhan primer; pangan sandang papan, otaku juga punya, yaitu Bandwith (dan tempat menyimpannya alias hardisk ato DVD blank), Bensin dan Biaya nelpon/sms atau dengan kata lain, pulsa. Sebenarnya masih ada satu lagi B tambahan, tergantung apakah anda nijicon atau bukan, jika anda seorang nijicon pastilah anda memilih Bishoujo tapi jika anda masih berkenan dengan 3D then you'll go with real girl, though they sometimes can be such a B*tch.

In the end, setelah postingan yang berputar-putar tidak jelas, yang pada intinya hanya mengembalikan mood penulis ke taraf normal sembari menghabiskan energi supaya ngantuk dan bisa tidur, akhirnya saya sampai pada keputusan bulat sebulat Kasuga (apanya coba) untuk menghiatuskan Tabikarasu sampai waktu yang tidak dipastikan (actually, saya ada bayangan mau menjadikan itu blog apa, but I won't speak for now) dan from now on, I.O is officially become my main blog in bilingual (trilingual kalo moonspeak ikut dihitung). Mungkin erokarasu pun akan dimerge ke sini juga, back to basic lah, alasannya, eh, istilahnya.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

LOOK WHAT S2 DID TO MY DESKTOP

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HAHA YEAHH MASSIVE FRENZY! I'VE NEVER BEEN THIS EXCITED SINCE...


SINCE....



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SINCE.....


THREE YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111
11111111111111111111111
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Here's to the glory of the Faithful, KANPAI!!!!!11

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THE QUEEN HAS COME TO LIGHTEN OUR FEET!
THE QUEEN HAS COME TO SAVE US FROM THE DARK!
WHO COULD EVER DOUBT? WE HAVE FAITH!!!



WHO COULD EVER DOUBT? WE HAVE FAITH!!!




HAREHARERUYA!!!


Yes of course I'm going to sub in Indonesian. Now while waiting the english release I'll start translating the other episode first. Lone Island, Mysterique Sign, etc. LONG LIVE HARUHI! BANZAI!!!
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Kemurungan Suzumiya Haruhi episode 07 released!

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Mediafire acting weird today so I use MU for temporary upload

Enjoy

I don't think the sub will works fine with Yuki version, since I fail downloading FLR and got Zero Raws instead (and its horrible, ewww, see the screencap yourself). Just use shift times in Aegisub to fix it. Also, if the prophecy is right, tonight we shall feast in victorious banquet. I hope KyoAni won't dissappoint the expectation of the Faithful. All hail the goddess and her mortal beloved!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Eden of the Pandora, drifting restaurant in Paradiso...

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But you know.. I'm a masochist

rather than playing with dolls... I'd rather play with Alice :3

And that's it? bang bang bang, enemy down. Loli Alice appear. And someone who like teh father of all rozen maiden appear, Gil you're raven! No, said Gil.. and then Gil was zombie.. and white Alice appear. I'm so like.. SUIGINTOU! Die Alice die! And so on blablabla... and finally Alice raep Ozu and they have twenty five children and live happily ever after. Wow! gotta love this super fast paced anime.

And somewhere out there, in a deserted place, the team finally found a mysterious box and.. it has a USB port on it?

...and gundam? its a gundam? I see.. that mysterious box before must be hard disk with 2TB of animu and eroero!! it really IS A TREASURE BOX!

SRSLY this dorama is getting awesome

..um, okay back to serious stuff

GIGI YOU'RE SO AWESOME, BRO! Great episode that took a deeper insight to Gigi character. I begin to like his character now. In moe, silent (mukuchi) character usually do silent just for no reason or just because it would look cute/moe/huggable/whatever but in this anime I can see the awesomeness that makes silent character shines. Next week we're going into the baldie oldman arc I wonder how they would put such a melancholy in his character (or, perhaps he's the only one with cheerful aura?)

Hey, long time no see, Mayama XDD
Oh wait, since this episode took place inside a mall,
and there's a glasses person, could it be that its...
PERSONA 4? watch out for random battle!

And the song? did you hear the insert song? the insert song!!!!! damn its one of those "River of Crystal" (Innocence) "Sail Away" (The Sky Crawlers) again! to bring such a song into a tv series! *exxxploodes* Someone at animesuki with a good observation has found that the song lyric is the text that floating in the episode, here's the transcript:

I saw you in Heaven
and heard of your glory
You saved our world from the fallen angels
I saw Messiah standing,
Standing before me with no words
Nothing but "Hope".
When we lost dread, a Demon was laughing
But now you are showing us wonder
Giving your love
With awe, down on my knees again
I've got to know you're the one,
The only one reveals the world

The King has come!
To lighten up our feet
The King has come!
To save us from the dark
Who could ever doubt? We have faith

Let me walk with you when I'm lost in the wild
I know you always lead me to another Eden
Let me bless your name, O Lord, O Lord!
Your words will never fade away
Since we believe you're the light on earth
Reveals the world


btw I don't understand, why does everyone seems to hate this character?


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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Kemurungan Suzumiya Haruhi episode 05-06 released!

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As usual, checkout main page to download.

In eps 05, Itsuki talks about anthropic theory. I spent some times to read the reference but the actual difficulty is how to stuff all those concept and explanation into short lines (this is where I find that translating in fansub is not just about translating, maybe I'll make a post about this in Tabikarasu). Anyway, I hope my translation is good enough to make you entertained.

Tolong siapapun, jelaskan pada saya kenapa KyoAni bikin keyframe adegan ini seperti ini?
fokusnya itu loh, fokusnyaaa..

Memang. Ya mau gimana lagi?

Now for eps 06. This is the climax (heh, gotta love this word, lol) episode for Melancholy arc. I had to edit and recheck the line over and over just to get the "feel" and "emotion" right. Can't help it, you know? as a big shipper of HaruXKyon I feel that this episode is the highest epitome of the first season. Not too mention the epic line on this episode. I tried hard but I still feel that some lines are cheesy especially the on last/date part, gaaah!

Btw if you open the sub using Aegisubs, you might find some stupid remarks or translator note on some lines XDD I already got the eps 07 raw and yep, its still part of first season. Meaning, I can still use the english translation as a guide (no I don't translate it directly, my japanese isn't perfect but I try to not just using english sub as the main source).
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Kemurungan Suzumiya Haruhi episode 03-04 released!

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QCing done. Eps 03 and 04 are up. You can download it on the main page.

Now for the comment. Yep, if you're a true Haruhiist you must be realize that eps 03 is where Yuki talks A LOT! and not only that, she's talking SUPERDUPERCOMPLICATED stuff. I spent lot of time brainstorming with my friend (to scr, thanks bro) to make her speech still sounds so awesome in Indonesian language. And guess what? its actually not that hard. Yuki speak in almost no emotion language which is very easy to mimic, in fact, translating her line is almost like translating line using dictionary. No localization. Word to word. Plus, my friend educational background is IT so we get some term already officially translated to indonesianese.

Anyway Eps 05 and 06 is now being QC'ed, I'll probably release it tomorrow. Contrary with eps 03, in eps 05 Itsuki talks A LOT! and this time, it's my turn to use knowledge and reference to make his dialogue flows well in indonesianese. After that I think Ive catch up with the series and it"ll give me some times to think on how to upload the anime file, not just the subs.
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Friday, May 15, 2009

Pandora Heart 06; awesome sugiruu!

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forget about pizza, back to KFC nao

I keep thinking about this show. Except for its music, Pandora Hearts really does have no other special feat. But why do I like it very much to be on the first watch priority. And then I realized, yes it must be because of the heroine. But then again, Mio is hot but why do I don't get the same appeal from K-ON. Here's my thought :

first) Because it's been so long since I watch adventure action anime. And Pandora Hearts hold those simple premise. Just action and adventure. No moe or fanservice overload, no slapstick, no boing (ok, maybe it would be good to have a little of this, just a little, not twice every five minutes).
second) The creature design. Is totally gothic. period.
third) Adequate moe theory; I know the word adequate is totally subjective but like I said in previous post, ts good to have a semi-serious show that sometimes one or two humor or fanservice scene appear. You can only feel gratitude when you have few.

Then again, I'm very picky about anime. If this series starts losing its attractiveness, I'd drop it in second just like what I did to hundreds of title ^^
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kemurungan Suzumiya Haruhi episode 01-02 released!

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Ok, here's my shameless attempt of localizing The Great Suzumiya Haruhi Animu. Note that I'm only distributing the sub (for now). I use FLR RAW to work but alternatively you can use Yuki. Already done till episode six but still need some QC left. Enjoy the first and second episode first.
Don't forget to install the fonts first.

Go to main page to download.

I hope you enjoy my translation. Nothing much to say about the first two episode. Wait till eps 03 and behold my power of cross-culture Nagato translation reference XD
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Selamat Datang di Aula Markas Besar Laskar SOS

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::Anda sekarang berada di aula markas besar Laskar SOS::
ps: sepatunya dipake aja mbak, bajunya aja yang dilepas

Laskar SOS? apa itu? bisa dimakan nggak?

Sayang sekali Laskar SOS tidak bisa dimakan, Laskar SOS adalah nama fansub yang mensub anime ke dalam bahasa tanah air kita tercinta, Indonesia.

Wah, hebat

Iya, memang hebat (wakakak, pede). FAQ jadi-jadian sih.

Siapa saja anggotanya?

Translatornya saya, lalu editornya juga saya. Encodernya... juga saya. Jadi apakah semuanya saya? anda salah, kekeke. Timingnya bukan saya, karena saya cuma mengedit subtitle punya grup lain.

Apa subtitlenya bisa dipercaya?

Hm, karena bahasa Jepang saya tidak hebat-hebat amat, jadi kalo ada bagian yang susah, saya lebih suka menerjemahkan dari subtitle Inggrisnya. Saya pakai Aegisub (apa hubungannya coba? ada benernya, dengan Aegisub anda ngesub sekaligus menonton animenya baris perbaris, jadi kalo ada yang janggal langsung terasa) dan sebisa mungkin berusaha menghindari terjemahan literal.

Bagaimana cara memakai subtitlenya?
Cara cepat: pakai media player classic dan tekan ctrl+L, atau kalau pake program lain, cari aja pilihan load subtitle.
Cara yang kompleks: anda format hardisk anda dulu, lalu instal ulang windows, lalu instal K-Lite codec pack, baru jalankan media player clasic dan tekan ctrl+L.


::Projects::

Steins; Gate
(join project di bawah bendera fansub Gerbang;Ternoda)


Sebuah serial sci-fi dengan permainan plot yang cerdas dan dibalut oleh pesona dunia otaku yang khas. Dengan kombinasi adegan thriller serius dan kekonyolan yang koplak, makes this series stand out from the rest.

CREDIT:
Leader, editor:
Neohybrid_kai
Translation:
gecd
Technobable consultant:
fallen devil
Encoder:
wandia
Uploader:
cliqstar
Special thanks:
voiz, minoru09

FONT PACK (wajib instal jika anda cuma download subtitle)
download
Episode 01
pahe: MF
720p: MFpt1 | MFpt2 | IDWS: part1 | part2 | subtitle
Episode 02
pahe: MF
400p: MF | IDWS |
720p: MFpt1 | MF pt2 | IDWS | subtitle
Episode 03

 subtitle v1 | subtitle v2
pahe: MF
400p/720p: IDWS/MF
Episode 04
subtitle
Episode 05
subtitle
Episode 6
subtitle
Episode 7
subtitle
Episode 8
 subtitle | subtitle v2 (with OP-ED)
IDWS | MF 720p part A | MF 720p part B | MF pahe
Episode9 

subtitle | subtitle v2 (with OP-ED)
IDWS | MF 720p part A | MF 720p part B | MF pahe
Episode 10 - 16
Laskar SOS Mediafire folder

::Finished
::


Putri Iblis dan Sang Pelayan
(Aku no Musume and Aku no Meshitsukai)


Original creator: Mothy (Akuno-P)
Dari Aku no Series, Vocaloid. Lucu, romantis, dan tragis. Benar-benar tipe cerita favorit saya. Lagunya sendiri juga bagus. Saya dulu sampai kecanduan sama Aku no Series ini. Saya mencoba bikin terjemahannya jadi lirik juga, berima dan bisa dinyanyikan. Jadi kalau ada yang mau menyanyi terus direkam, kasih tau saya ya.
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Aku no Musume | Aku no Meshitsukai


Cinta = Perang
(Koi wa Sensou)

Original creator: Supercell
Ini lagu Supercell yang pertama kali saya dengar. Dengan beat awal yang Linkin Park banget, lirik yang ueemmmmuuoooooooo (saking emonya) dan Miku yang berubah jadi seperti orang mabok, dengan suksesnya PV ini membuat saya jadi fans berat Supercell. Ayoooo maju peraaangggggggg!!!!!!! ...meskipun begitu saya tidak mendukung anda melakukannya di dunia nyata, karena saya pernah melihat dengan mata kepala sendiri seorang cowok yang nekat mencuri samurai pajangan di rumah orang, lalu mengejar-ngejar seorang bapak-bapak tua karena cintanya ditolak oleh anak perempuannya yang sudah punya pacar. Beruntung polisi lalu datang dan reverse School Days live actionpun bisa dicegah. Pada akhirnya cowok tersebut masih bisa dihubung-hubungkan dengan Supercell, tapi tanpa super, alias dipenjara.
View: Laskar SOS youtube page



Akulah Tuan Putri Paling Cantik Sedunia
(Sekai de Ichiban no Hime-Sama)

Original creator: Supercell
Without a doubt, ini adalah lagu yang hanya bisa dinikmati oleh para cowok uke. Kenapa? karena kita tahu cowok suka sama cewek cakep, tapi tidak kalau cewek cakepnya tukang merintah dan suka seenaknya sendiri. Tapi meskipun lagu ini penuh dengan hei, aku mau ini, belikan aku itu, jawab kata-kataku dengan baik-tuan-puteri, sampai, jemput aku dengan kuda putih, tapi di akhir-akhirnya akan ada baris yang bikin anda oohh ternyata begitu tho alasannya. Tapi saya sih tidak peduli, dengan atau tanpa alasan itu, karena saya belum pernah punya cewek selevel Ami, jadi saya masih diberi hak untuk menikmati lagu ini tanpa terganggu oleh realita seperti kasus Love is War di atas.
View: Laskar SOS Youtube page


Aki Sora eps 1


Adaptasi dari manga yang tidak jelas batas H dan ecchinya, saya lagi nggak ada ide buat nulis paragraf ini, jadi kalo mau tau lebih lanjut baca saja halaman rilisnya, biarpun sepertinya semua yang membaca halaman ini tau apa itu Aki Sora.
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Bungaku Shoujo (Teaser 17 minutes)


Wakakaka, gambarnya nggak (begitu) nyambung. Tapi Bungaku Shoujo memang oh so sweet, biarpun sedikit lebay. Silahkan baca halaman rilisnya jika ingin informasi lebih lanjut.
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Black Rock Shooter


Anime yang cukup fenomenal dan ditunggu-tunggu namun hasilnya yang diluar perkiraan  mengundang berbagai reaksi. Silahkan baca halaman rilisnya untuk mendownload.
 


::Projects::
::Onhold::
Kemurungan Suzumiya Haruhi
(Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu)


Sebuah serial yang sangat melegenda, sangat direkomendasikan jika anda bermimpi punya pacar yang "maha kuasa". Susah sekali untuk menjelaskan kompleksnya serial ini dengan kata-kata (lol, alesan), lagipula jika anda sampai bisa ke halaman ini, 99.9999% anda pasti tahu siapa itu Suzumiya Haruhi.
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Font Pack | Episode 1-2 | Episode 3-4 | Episode 5-6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8
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Episode 9 |
Episode 10 | Episode 11 |
Anime:
Episode 1 |
Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 |
credit: zerou
Extra:
Superdriver (Opening dari second seasonnya)



Serigala dan Rempah-Rempah II
(Okami to Koushinryou II)

Di anime ini, anda akan menemukan adegan dimana seorang wanita berbaring telanjang di atas tempat tidur bersama seorang laki-laki, berbicara tentang ekonomi mikro dan filosofi kehidupan. Dengan dialog-dialog cerdas bertebaran, anime ini mengajak anda menelaah gelap terangnya dunia perdagangan, dan pentingnya memiliki seorang pendamping yang bijaksana.

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Font | Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 |
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credit: trevor



Ketika Camar Menangis
(Umineko no Naku Koro ni)


Anime edan, ra kalap, dan sableng di luar batas, banyak darah dan orang-orang di dalamnya pada mati. Sering terjadi kesurupan (terutama pada gadis di bawah umur). Anda juga bisa menemukan tante-tante membawa senapan dan eyang-eyang yang suka ngakak dan bertereak-tereak BEYAATOORICCHIIEEEEEE. Sangat direkomendasikan terutama jika kesehatan jiwa anda terganggu. ...Namun di balik itu semua, tersirat banyak hal yang begitu luhur dan mulia, pelajaran-pelajaran tentang akhlak dan bagaimana membina sebuah keluarga, semuanya bisa anda temukan jika anda menggali lebih dalam serial ini dari sudut papan catur yang berbeda.
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Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 |
credit: miomio (alchemic advisor)

Anime:
Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 |
credit:
nekoruru


::Unpublished::

Judul-judul berikut pernah diterjemahkan tapi karena kondisi koneksi yang sedang tidak memungkinkan, dan saya masih gagal-gagal terus saat mengkonvert menjadi versi lowres, jadi untuk sementara belum bisa dipublikasikan.

-Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
-Byousoku 5cm
-Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
-Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
-Genius Part #7: Baby Blue

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Aku no Musume & Aku no Meshitsukai singable in Indonesian Language

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I just knew about this video weeks ago. Late, I know. But still, it gives me a great impact. I'm not that into vocaloid stuff, only sometimes checking or get told by my friends some great song that's not too techno or too moe (I love Supercell, I love it very much).

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Aku no Musume | Aku no Meshitsukai

Note for people who new into Aku no Musume series (like me). Watch "Aku no Musume" first then "Aku no Meshitsukai".
I did my best and some brainstorming on translation to make it singable so try to sing along. Also, looking forward for the fandub version. Especially for the "kono bureimono!" part :D I really want to hear how it will sound.
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Hyouryu Net Cafe, I can see the ending!

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Like I had said in my previous post, this season is full of good shows. Even dorama. Yep, I rarely watch dorama/live action except when it has a good concept or general ambiance. Nah, I never watch for the actor or actress. Except for Juri Ueno, I think.

I have to admit that the series' main premise is what hook me the most. A group of people suddenly find themselves in a completely unknown surrounding (not the past, future or some distinctive era, but its a "nazo no area" if I have to use haruhi-ish term) is not something new but what I like from Hyouryu is that its not focused on the survival, but its more on the mystery, the environment, and character relationship. The flow and ambience is more anime-like than dorama but like I said, I like this kind of dorama (Mei-chan, Celeb to Binbou, Nodame) than the normal dorama becoz normal drama don't have much of teh angst and emo compared to animu.

Actually its even more like eroge bishoujo game than anime. You see, there are various kind of heroines here; osananajimi, onee-san, the annoying gal, and even gothic lolita. Plus, if you had completed every route, you can unlock the mysterious yandere girl arc.

Second thing that I like from this show is that its only 20 minutes or so. Just like anime! For an anime-minded person like me, twenty minutes is kinda like a part of the biological clock. For example, if I have an appointment I'll look at my watch and divide the time left by twenty or twenty two minutes. That'll tell me how many episode I can watch before preparing my self to go. Or vice versa, if I have to rally some episodes, I'll divide that many episodes by three. That'll tell me how many hour I should spend in total. Uh, I wonder if this kind of lifestyle is normal..


Yep, call me too much watching Haruhi but that's my theory. The whole mystery thing must have something with the osananajimi girl (don't mind the banana btw, I just want to write banana for no reason). Other stuff like Tom Sawyer reference and the yandere girl I think is just something to bother the audience. Contrary to this post title, actually, I can't predict the ending. I just hope that its not too cheesy (why do most dorama ending are cheesy? oh wait, most of harem anime ending too)

The gothloli is another reason I watch this dorama. Too obvious, huh?

Too bad the fansub for this show is quite stalled (or moving very slowly? I don't know about the dorama fansubmosphere, is this a common thing in dorama fansubbing?) I can watch the show alright with my so so japanese language skill, but still can't say that I fully understand each dialogue.
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How to view (my) subs using other group release

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I thought about making this post because with my connection, I have no plan to release the sub along with the anime file. Well, most of you probably have already know about how to view anime when the subtitle file is separated. If you have K-Lite codec pack installed, the directvobsub feature will automatically load the sub if the subtitle and the video file located in the same folder and share the same file name. Hence the easiest way is to rename the sub (.ass or .srt file) with the same name of the video file.

example:
if the video file is
[FLR RAWS] Suzumiya Haruhi - 04 (1280x720 AC3 AVC H264).mkv
rename the sub to
[FLR RAWS] Suzumiya Haruhi - 04 (1280x720 AC3 AVC H264).ass

That's the basic. Now, what if the video file has a softsubs already? Well basically its the same with the above only this time, you have to turn-off the auto loading subtitle feature in the player (assuming you use MPC). Right click on the window, select subtitle and uncheck the "Enable" option.


If the subtitle won't appear you can try checking whether directvobsub enable the subtitle or not. Right click on the arrow icon on the lower left corner and choose "Show Subtitle".


You can also double click the icon to make the directvobsub box appear. This way, you can change the program setting, but don't ask me what are they for. Usually I just use it when I want to open another subtitle file.

Note:
one) There's an easier way, just press crtl+L in windows media player classic to load subtitle, however your media player classic setting must match with the requirement.
two) AFAIK fansub group always hardsubbing the opening and ending clip, which means that if you use a fansubbed video there will be two sub overlapping each other in the op and ed part.
three) Don't forget to instal the fonts required because if not the subtitle might not looked the way it should be.
four) Sometimes you may find the timing on subtitle is off. Meaning the sub is either too fast or too slow. For Haruhi I use FLR RAW so I don't know whether the sub works fine with other release/raw or not. Its not a big problem actually, you can use ctrl+I (shift times) in Aegisub to edit it. For now, I won't explain this in detils but I will make a post about this if there's demand.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The future of Tabikarasu

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So.. I've been having this thought lately...
Like.. is this all are real.. or not

wkwkwkwk.. yang main KH silahkan ketawa.

I don't I will drop this blog. Biarpun untuk sekarang yang jelas anime dan sebangsanya bakal masuk ke IO (ikemasen, ojou-sama). Kemungkinan blog ini akan slowing down (and IO will be the one with faster update.. yea, right. Entah sudah berapa kali saya mencoba update kontinyu tapi .. oh well lets hope this one is going for real). Anyway, the future of tabikarasu is either be:
1) blog for personal stuff -seperti punya brother hyu-
2) archive/review-an anime-anime yang saya pikir cukup berkualitas untuk dibahas dalam bahasa indo
3) abandoned like a lover after getting dumped
Oh well, kita lihat saja nanti
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Eden got a hot babe, Sunred ended, loli in Paradiso, and more..

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Yeah, and now, after "power" and "society"
we got a new element; "love triangle". Good job!

The fifth episode of Higashi no Eden is out. I think there are already lots of experts out there already analyze, examine or do whatever insightful to this wonderful anime but I feel like want to write mine.

Aside from the brilliant gaming concept, Eden is cleverly satirize not only the current social problem but also the power of money, no, the power and money, to be exact. I find it interesting because in that anime the concept of "game" is something that emphasize the concept of "money". In the environment I live, where the gap between rich and poor is as wide as your widescreen anime resolution, I think what "money" holds beside a universal "power" is its "instant" effect. Now this two keyword; "instant" and "power" is very related with another keyword'; "youngsters". We already see how the "instant karma" has been executed very well in Jigoku Shoujo no I begin to relate with how the "instant cash" applied in Eden (whew I start talking weird again, lol. See? this is why serious anime IS bad, lol).

Now about the game. I always thought that there are two type of game; the genuine game and the adults game (no, not that eroge). The genuine game (yes, this is my own term) is something that you do to pursue the fun while the adult game is something that... how should I explain it, it's like the scene where Saki went to her interview.

So, what's the conclusion of this silly post regarding Eden? For people who will or have just entering society, taking a look on the view of adults or kids, senior or noob, win or fail, is as interesting as watching a battle between the emo-anti-hero versus teh hero of jasutisu. Quite frankly, I still can't grab any message form this anime because so far what I've seen when watching Eden is just the funny madness and the ohwow being filty rich is awsoem! sense. Its very different compared than when I watch "The Sky Crawlers", where I feel like hearing Oshii mocking the emo-ness of young people today right from the start till the end of film. Btw, following current fad, will there an unsencored version in the DVD?

Oh yeah, about the babe. Judging from her voice I think there's something wrong with that lady. She must be older than her look, or maybe a man o_o! Also, is this the first time I see a character with bishoujoish unnatural hair color in I.G anime?

Which taking us to anotherlady in the next first priority anime of mine.

Ristorante Paradiso

So far, Ristorante Paradiso is still maintain its distinguished aura. It seems that from eps 4 onward we'll enter some flashback episodes. Which mean that there'll be less oyaji-moe for few episodes ahead. Nothing much I can write about this anime because when watching this anime I just sit back and relaxing at the warm and cozy atmosphere.

Here you go, the loli. She's actually a gunslinger. Marzio is her fratello.


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Suddenly! Out of nowhere references XDDD

(I think there's a similar scene in Marimite too?)


Time to visit the other mistress.

Pandora Hearts

Have watch the fifth episode. Light plot as usual. For those who still new with this kind of tsundere-centric heroine stories, this is my theory that, as far as I know, always works. One) When the heroine is uke, she'll get A+ from the creator and the rest of female character won't get no more than B. Two) This means that there will be no harem since in this kind of story worshiping one A+ girl is more preferred than having three B girl. Three) In extreme cases, except the heroine any other female that appear is/will become enemy.

Additional theory; Four) Once in a while, depend on the heroine level (the higher the rarer) There will be a scene where she looks defenseless. This, is what I believe, the real, nucleus of tsundere-moe. Not the overused blushing scene. Not the cliche line that started with "B-betsuni anta... etc". But it is the time when your idolized, ever-strong, independent female character looks so insanely cute that you want to "omochi kaeri~" her in second.

Remember, only in those kind of scene you are permitted to say...

(forgive the horrible editing)


Now for the secondary priority I recently watch, let's see... Guin finally got something decent to cover his crotch, Higepiyo backs to its manly roots (yay!), Finally there's a tsundere ojou-sama in Chii (and she wear nekomimi! wait, I thought that I had dropped this title?), Basara now has Nohime in action (I heard that there will be pizza hot? where?) as for K- ON... well... I don't remember any single thing from the concert except that Mio's pantsu proved my theory that every tsundere must be wearing stripes (oh, Haruhi is an exception, she's wearing light brown in the official guide book. Wait, since when I start remembering my favorite character's underwear color? orz )

Special last impression review; Astro Fighter Sunred

Sunred has ended (but rejoice, fans, because there will be a second season). I remember the first time my friend recommended this series to me, I 'm not too eager to try. I thougt that its would be a slapstick like hentai kamen that though funny at first but becomes monotone onward. But I was wrong. Sunred is not only gives a new meaning on tokusatsu parody but it has a clever sense of humor, with all the irony and (again) mediocre jokes. And not only that, this series also gives birth to a new popular quote; "Omae ga... korochu!"

The last episode is quite touching IMHO.
I'm almost crying while laughing at the same time.

I think this show deserved to be on the same level with DMC and Zetsubou-sensei for its smart way to makes us laugh at the current society (and sometimes, ourselves). Now that I think again, heroes like Mr. Sunred is sometimes underrated. People usually taken for granted the kindness from good people. Ah but that's just some irrelevant thought. Thanks ANBU for subbing the entire awesome episodes. Hope they will sub the second season too.

Mediocrity rules!
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Monday, May 4, 2009

Curtain Riser; Spring 2009 review (so far)

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Yeah, an update. Actually I want to start the continual posting activity of this blog early April because it's Kinomoto Sakura birthday my hype after getting internet connection and the second season(?) of Haruhi-sama provides an overwhelming motivation to write, but my pc is dying (it seems that using internet is too exhausting for the machine) and it takes yet another month of payment to replace the old component with the new one to prevent it from snapping in the middle of work (believe me, snap is just cool for emo character and yandere, not electronic devices).

Ok, let's just get down to the post's main content. We already know (and see) shows that aired for this season. Starting from late March, every show now at least has aired their 4th episode, which, though not accurate, provide enough material to grasp the feeling and atmosphere in order to decide whether to take or drop.



First priority means MUST watch it soon as the raw came out (yea, I know its childish) with the exception that the anime doesn't contain heavy stuff -like Eden- with the exception of exception (is there a term for this?) if the anime contain heavy stuff but dropped by fansub -like Mouryou-
Second priority means that the show don't have enough drive to make me keep with the latest episode aired, but I still watch it.. or waiting several episodes until the show meets my expectation and then rally it.


Chi's Sweet Home
While I have to agree that Chi is cute, but a hundred episode of an ordinary daily life (by ordinary I mean there's no alien, time traveller and esper) of a kitten is just too much. And not too mention that I actually, uh, feel kinda eerie vith her voice.
verdict: not watching, how about Shamisen's Sweet Home instead? (we can get a scissor wielding loli as bonus)

Cookin' Idol.. something
A show that has a real loli on it. And the protagonist can cook.. while being an idol? Is she a cook or idol? aah, iraira suru!
verdict: not watching.

Marie and Gali? Mary and Galie? Mari and Galy?
Whatever, one thing for sure, this show is surreal. And goth. And twisted characters. I mean, a kick-ass Marie Curie, isn't that so fucking twisted or what? It also has physics, chemistry and all those difficult stuff. Definitely a show for ex-nerd who spend his highschool days studying text book and doing homework awesome people who watch heavy stuff like GiTS or Lain.

Is this also part of education?

verdict: watch, with strong priority (eventough it means that I have to convert each episode coz my PC can't handle playing it, what's with the enormous resolution and file size nowadays?)

Charade no Joke Mainichi
I think this show is for japanese. I'm not talking about the context, I'm talking about the will and dedication you need to check and download each releases everyday.
verdict: not watching. If there's a fansub that takes this title and they can handle the routinity, I'll salute them... next year.

Sengoku Basara
If there's one show each season that I watch solely just for the entertainment purpose, then this spring, that position is reserved by Sengoku Basara. Good visuals, stunning battle animation, and over the top humor that's stupidly funny. Also, KASUGA!! If Ouran is Bones ' sitcom then Basara is definitely I.G's.

verdict: second priority, and moar Kasuga plz?

Mainichi Kaa-san
uh... I have nothing to say about this
verdict: without a doubt, not watching it.

K-ON
Please don't say you are LAZY, lets start and make a BABY. This season's new narcotics invented by the studio (almost) everyone had a love-hate relationship with. The ingredients and composition is cleverly designed to nab every otaku archetype. With moe opening and emo ending clip, it takes more than your normal amount of sanity to say "no!" to this franchise. Even I fall for Mio. I kinda reluctant though, to watch this turn out to be yet another "stalker-ish moe show" (my term to describe anime that has no guys on it and it gives the viewer satisfaction from watching a bunch of girls doing their stuff without making them aware of the observer's existence) until they stop playing with each other and start playin with teh muzic (with a "live a live" animation quality) But I guess it will appear very late.. or never. Yes, it would be interesting if Kyoani ended the show without any performance scene at all (you know that kind of "yeah, let's do it!" scene and then a big THE END word appear) just for the sake of watching raging fanboys.
UPDATE: after watching episode 5, I think KyoAni should make a prekuel instead, that sensei is WAIRUDO, you know?

pict is slightly related

verdict: second priority until the girls start doing serious bussiness. K-ON is not a female version of BECK, its a moe version of BECK (and no, NANA isn't a female version either, its basically just drama stuff)


Pandora Heart
Pandora Heart is my guilty pleasure of this season. The visual is not decent enough to meet my expectation. The plot is trying-too-hard-to-look-complicated-and-full-of-angsteh (read: lolconspiracy and everybody snapped just because it makes everyone looks cool. And the white haired guy cliche. You'll probably understand what I mean if you watched Mei-chan no Shitsuji and Kuroshitsuji last season).

But at last, at last, if this anime has to end like Kuroshitsuji, I won't have any objection
after took off his gloves, the butler then taking off his pants, and said..

* moral from this anime: if you're going to make a contract with demon, make sure that it's a girl

In Pandora Heart, you relate yourself as a blonde haired shota, worship your mistress, who (not) surprisingly has the same name with other 356,475 character in gothic anime, like to do shibari using metal chain and able to shape shift into a big bad bunny girl (with a scythe!) bearing a name that maybe has anything to do with the cup size of her bra. Awesome, yes? Yuki Kajiura is composering this anime and that makes another solid reason watch.

verdict: first priority, waiting releases with the same excitement of a kid on his first school trip.

Phantom requiem for the phantom by the phantom from the phantom with so much phantom on the title
Bee Train's usual stuff. Bullet and assassin, only this time it isn't yuri. Not that I have a problem with that, but La Bruja had me dissappointed and I heard that this show is an adaptation from eroge? Plus, Yuki isn't doing the music this time. I have no problem with the typical slow pace but if they can't handle the project/prophecy/book stuff like Noir or MADLAX, this would be just another stupid show.
UPDATE: watch episode 5, and it seems that I still have some hope left for this show to be good. The moral/emotional dilemma scene is presented in quite appealing scenes. I'm also interested with Ein's character since episode 4, not because of the moe charm, but the whole swapping identity mean swapping personality (or is it vice-versa?) is something that intrigued me. Go Bee-Train, go!
verdict: watch with a grain of salt, second priority. Expecting more conspiracy and/or magical realism as its progress.

Asura Cryin'
Haha.
verdict: NO.

Basquash!
Stunning graphic but nothing more that. This show relies too much on its visual aspect IMHO, so until there's more than transformer playing street basket, this show will be on my second priority list.
UPDATE: Mou, gaman dekinai! I can't take it anymore. Not even with the boing loli appeal. Blame it all to Basara, satelight.
verdict: dropped.

Queen's Blade
Ah, the infamous Queen's Blade. Who can resist its temptation? the characters provides indecent eye candy in every frame. And the nipples. And the list of seiyuu will make you scream with joy. And the nipples. And the wide variety of characters is enough to cover every basic fetish in otakusphere. And the nipples.
verdict: not watching. too much ecchi for a show, too little ero for a fappable item. You might enjoy this anime if you're a premature ejaculator, I'd rather watch Ikusa Otome series instead.

Higepiyo
Awesome anime about awesome chick. Not that kind of chick. It has mustache and beard but most of all, the humor fits my taste. Btw why are there so many short anime this season?
UPDATE: somehow, the later episodes isn't so funny anymore +_+ Down to second priority now
verdict: watch, second priority.

Hayate no Gotoku 2
Since the beginning, I'm not into hayate (yes, eventhough he's a butler). Nagi is too stereotype and I'm not into parody anime either. Maybe that explains why.
verdict: not watching.

Slap Up Party
Or Slapstick party to be more appropriate. RPGish anime with Gonzo's sense of humor. Nuff said.
verdict: is dat Sol Badguy? lol not watching.

Shin Mazinger...

I'm quite apathy toward mecha (super robot) and tokusatsu, and I don't bother trolling anything that doesn't interest me.
verdict: pass.

Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S
Yet another moe fantasy. Why does eroge has to have a long title on it if its only to get shortened by its fans?
verdict: not watching.

Mecha Mote Inchou
Oh yeah, shoujo. I have a bit of iinchou fetish too (you know.. girl.. with power..) but why does the graphic makes it looks like 3D costum shoujo the animation?
verdict: its a pity but I have to drop it how about mecha mote kanchou instead?

Senjou no Valkyria
I shall blame myself for listening my friend's spoiler and watch the entire clip from the game back then when I never thought that the game would be adapted into anime, but other than that Valkyria is a worth to follow anime, nice graphic and not too overlol'ed, and it has tsundere with shotgun.
UPDATE: OMG! the manga is superior! again, I shall blame myself for reading the manga
verdict: second priority

Fullmetal Alchemist Brathahood
This is FMA, but in other hand its a remake. To tell you the truth, I hate remakes. There are still lots of manga/game/novel/light ovel out there has a potential to be a winderful show. No matter how good a remake is, you can't have the same excitement and curiousity you feel when watching the original.
verdict: dropped... until Envy appear

Konnichiwa Anne

...again, nothing to say. I think having one Erin to follow is adequate to supply this kind of anime
verdict: not watching.

Natsu no Arashi
I rarely on one frequency with SHAFT. Moonphase is amusing and zetsubou-sensei will forever be one of the inspiring anime to me (inspiring to be despair? ironically funny) but I don't like PPD and not watching Maria+Holic either. And Natsu no Arashi seems to fall in the second category.
verdict: not watching

Tears to Tiara
If this series' title is Tiara to Tears, would it make any different, I wonder?
verdict: not watching

Beyblade
More like gayblade to me.
verdict: not watching

Shangri-La
An anime with strong GONZO aroma all over it. A true gonzo fans should know that it will get worse and sucks at the end. Then again, a true gonzo fans probably won't give a damn about that.
verdict: unfortunately, I'm not a gonzo fan. Not watching

Dragonball Kai
Watch this if you're a die-hard dragonball fans otherwise this show will make you feel very old... (I watched DBZ when I'm in grade school, time sure is moving fast...)
verdict: unless I have a potion for eternal youth, not watching.

Cross Game
If I don't realize that this is an Mitsuru Adachi's Cross Game, I'd tought that its a yaoi anime, lol. I don't know, there's something with the title that ring a yaoish feel on it. The opening song is good though.
verdict: not watching. Can't stand the picture.

Hanasekeru Seishounen
Is this gyaku harem? I just watched the first episode and, while the premise of gyaku harem seems more logical than harem show (to me, at least). But learning from my experience with La Corda, gyaku or not gyaku I now reject both (there is always exception though, if its a pseudo-harem in SHnY or Yakushiji Ryoko or pseudo-gyaku-harem in Shugo Chara or Ouran)
verdict: I always curious because harem ending in eroge means 3/4/5/nth-some, does gyaku harem in otome game means g**gb**g scene? not watching.

Tayutama -kiss on my deity-
Maybe if they make it into Tayutama - kiss on my ass- instead..
verdict: not watching

Jewel Pets
Omae ga korochuu!! ..er, wrong anime.
verdict: not watching

Guin Saga
Ah, finally a REAL RPG anime without slapstick, tentacle, or online game reference. The art is stunning, we rarely get this kind of thing in the moe era like now, the battle flows fluid, without speak-your-jutsu-before-attack or here is some good still pictures of your favorite characters doing cool moves. Nobuo Uematsu also did a splendid composition for the music. The only thing that keeps me uneasy is when I learn the fact that the novel is still running with over than hundred volume. At least if the anime going to end in original way, I hope they can make something epic (not like Claymore)
verdict: watching, second priority

Saki
There's a theory that states that nothing will turn out bad if you mix moerori with.. basically anything (especially if you make them wear no skirt). Saki is yet another one of Gonzo's artillery for this season. And it does hits hard.. at least that's what I conclude from watching my friends who suddenly learn to play mahjong. Oh wait, why don't they start learning to play guitar or bass and form a band instead?
verdict: not watching

07-ghost
Full course bishie buffet guaranteed to satisfies your appetite, if you're a fujoshi, that is. How dissappointing, can we swap DEEN to make Pandora Hearts and XEBEC to make this anime?
verdict: what a wasteful aesthetics, I like bishies... but this is just too much.

Soten Koro
A friend of mine provokes me to watch this anime because one, its not "yet another moe-ized Romance of Three Kingdom" and two, it tells the story from Cao Cao POV (he said this while referring to Lulu the emo-peror). So I gave the first episode a try and it turns out pretty good. There's also additional omake about two girls who advertise their idol video and while I don't get where the heck the connection is but it sure is an adequete supply to refresh your view after watching all those blood and garrr
verdict: second priority

Sugar Bunnies Fleur

If you don't have enough courage, I recommend you to stay away from this show. Watching this anime drives you insane. It makes you want to bang your head on the wall. Srsly. This show is just for the brave souls.
verdict: *shudder* can't stand it. too scary.. Elfen Lied is nothing compared to this.

Ristorante Paradiso
This.. this anime.. this.. incredible anime.. is not just about having the right atmosphere I've been looking so long since Bartender ended, but also has a strong drama and type of romance which rarely covered in anime. Ristorante Paradiso solely stands amongst another anime because of its different aura and its sure does compensate my dissappoinment from Antique Bakery coz it proves that otomen aren't yaoi
verdict: ikemasen, komarimasu.. I musn't.. drop this anime, lol. Btw in the ending clip.. is it me or when the teddy turn around, it looks like he's licking.. er, never mind.

Eden of The East
With or without fans' opinion, Eden is no doubt a great show. The brilliant concept, visualized by the right studio and chara designed by the right artist. Me and my friends, each of us watching this anime with different perspective but nobody have any objection. Meaning that the combination is acceptable for any kind of fans. Another title that I will gladly recommend to the mainstream (mainstream people not mainstream anime fans)
verdict: hey, juizu, can I make this awesome anime as my first priority for this season?

Hatsukoi Gentei
Rejoice, drama anime fans. Nope, not because this time J.C makes something about highschool for us to get nostalgic upon (without girl wearing funny dress or wielding fiery katana), but because anyone looking for emotional dramatic story won't have to wait with high hope just to get yet another cheesy conclusion episode, like what they did to Kimikiss pure UGH and TRDR ("too rong didn't read"). Yep, this time, right from the first episode you can tell that this show is just a light standard shounen drama with highschool girls parade and the usual perverted jokes. Rabucom and ecchi. But does that make Hatsukoi a bad show? definitely not. The soft color and beautifully drawn character make this series stand out from the rest. For those who loves kisaragi gunma prefer bijin style over cutey moe probably would be satisfied watching this anime just for the eye candy. But for those who miss the wonderful way J.C Staff weaving a roller coast er-ish drama plot will know that this isn't their cup of tea right from the start.
verdict: Enjoy the pict from TRDR (which also can stand for "too rame didn't review") director's cut

That's all for the recap. The title written in large font doesn't mean that this blog pick it, but its more like a compliment for the show because of its uniqueness, breaktru' (queen's blade has successfully break the barrier between ero and ecchi), originality, freshness or simply overmoe'd the other moe show. Overall, despite my spiteful and spit-full comment, I feel that this season covered almost all genre in a good balance. Those who pursue moe gets their (eternal) thirst quenched by K-ON and Saki, I also get Basara to feed my taste of humor after Sunred ended. For action need there is Guin, and then Eden for the serious-but-fun (or vice versa) entertainment. Even my dissappoinment for Hatsukoi is already cured by Ristorante. Then what about bishoujo? After Rideback ended, its kinda sad because of no moar Rin hotness but this season we have Alice and Kasuga (and the female protagonist in Ristorante Paradiso too!) to keep my fanboyism alive. In general I feel content with the line-up of this season and I hope so do you.

Anime added to the list for this season:

first priority
Marie and Gali
Pandora Heart
Ristorante Paradiso
Eden of The East

second priority
Sengoku Basara
Phantom ~ Requiem for The Phantom
K-ON
Guin Saga
Higepiyo
Senjou no Valkyria
Soten Koro
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