You didn't know!?!? I knew, I just never watched it. XD Mostly because I think that the story of PaRappa (ingame) is rather corny, but funny. I just play the series for the gameplay and music. I totally need those OSTs!
Heh. Yeah, if you didn't read my whole post, I can see that being kind of misleading. Don't be too expectant for clear skies in season two, though: I've seen the Clannad movie, so I have a vague idea how things are going to end. And while it's actually a really touching, emotionally intense ending - much more well-thought-out and hopeful than Air's - it's still not a happy one by any means.
It's possible After Story will take a different route... but somehow, I doubt it.
*sniffles* yeah... the movie... That was really sad. I'm current;y rewatching Clannad so that After Story is extra sextra when I watch it, immediately after.
But you know all he's thinking is Please still have a vagina. Please still have a vagina. Please still have a vagina. Please still have a vagina. Please still have a vagina.
Would've answered if I saw that post before my week off but it's shoujo drama more than anything else. There's some silly comedy mostly in the first season (still not that much though), but it gets much more serious in the second half.
A basic intro is that Kouyama Mitsuki is a 12 year old girl who aspires to be a singer and become famous enough that her childhood love, Eichi will recognize her from across the world (he moved to America, she's still in Japan). Unfortunately, she also has throat cancer and will die in one year. Two shinigami, Takuto and Meroko show up to make sure they've got the right person etc., but don't realize Mitsuki can see them. After some bickering between the three she's temporarily turned into a 16 year old (the blondie look in the video) in order to qualify for a local singing audition as a sort of final wish, and it goes on from there.
Sword IS awesome so far, if not a little intense now. It seems to be going on the same note that Aegis ended with, if not darker. It's the Harry Potter effect -- going from a happy avalon, to a deep dark hades. I love it, though, in spite of the fact that I'm a happy person right now and I kinda want to stay in my own personal avalon. ^_^
Hmmm... I think I see your point, but I disagree -- Sword of Uruk looks to be very depressing, as Aegis of Uruk was depressing (and SHOCKING) during the finale. It's an upbeat show, however, and it's almost as dark, if not moreso than FullMetal Alchemist. There's always stuff to brighten the mood, even while things grow dim.
Those are just my first impressions of Season 2. In spite of the darkness that Season 1 had left me with, I'll definately be looking forward to the rest of Season 2. Who's to say that things won't get better for our heroes, and who's to say that there's no light at the end of this tunnel? Sure, Season 1 ended on such a surprising note, but Season 2 could be different -- and I have all of the confidence that it is.
Exactly -- I'm a total wuss when it comes to anime and social networking! Even FMA managed to make me cry. I'm sure there are some who, upon hearing the name "Nina", could probably empathise with me. I take death very seriously, at least where death is taken seriously within the storyline. Episode 1 of Aegis, for instance, was a humor-fest, so I was even pleased with the deaths. It's all in the tone, the mood, the tragic delivery of a death that makes it so...
From what I hear, NoD is a pretty bad dungeon-crawl-fest. I could be sorely mistaken, as I've yet to check it out for myself -- it could very well be the next niche game with a cult following that I've yet to follow, infact.
PoPoLoCrois does seem very interesting, as is PoPo~ II from what I've played. Unfortunately, the computer crash has left my only backup inaccessible, as well as forgetting my PSN password. I'll have to check out the anime -- does it, perchance, cover the game?
(I typoed "Unfrotunately", haha.)
So anyway, Guruguru seems to have nearly as much cuteness appeal as say, Gurumin, but color me interested. I've gotta check that out, and continue with Dragon Quest as well. (Why I only remember Dragon Quest NOW, I'll never know.) ^_^
// More on Nightmare of Druaga. This appears to be an extensive review that covers all aspects of the game, and a positive review at that, so who knows. Maybe it's the next Baroque, or maybe, it's even better/worse!! ;D I'll find out for myself sometime soon. ;) I'll follow with a review. *checks out the ever-so-amazing Amazon*
// *purchases Nightmare of Druaga* ^_^
// In the meantime, I suggest checking out a real Druaga game -- get the PCE Druaga, as it's not only got a full translation, but it's the most enhanced, most enjoyable, and most fulfilling Druaga game out there!
According to the sources, Nightmare of Druaga is no more than your typical dungeon-crawler, like Baroque, Torneko, and Chocobo's Dungeon -- and it caters purely to nostalgia, so of course, I believe I'll like it anyway.
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There are two PopoloCrois anime - or three, depending on how you look at it.
The 1998-1999 show is a completely original story that takes place sometime after Popolo1, but before Popolo2. And the 2003-2004 series takes place 15 years after Popolo2, with episodes 1-12 retelling the story of Popolo3 on the PS2, episode 13 serving as a bridge of sorts, and episodes 14-26 retelling the story of Popolo4 on the PS2. The PS2 games may suck, but they have a good cast of characters and a decent story, and the anime actually expands upon the story pretty significantly, introducing new characters, fleshing out and further developing the existing characters, etc... it basically makes the crappy PS2 games obsolete, as there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to play them now that the anime exists.
And yeah, Mahoujin Guruguru is very cute, but don't let that stop you from watching it... that's part of the parody, like everything else. It's a show where all the characters have levels, HP, and MP, children consider "fighter" and "mage" to be appropriate career paths, etc. It's totally awesome.
I wouldn't mind watching GuruGuru, but then again its on my chinese network on a sunday. So i get a poor cantonese dub that brings no emotion to the story. I mean i have a fews laughs on it once in a while, maybe if i find the actual show in Japanese, i might actually forced myself watching it.
And one more thing Wyrdwad, how long is the series? Because its always on that chinese network, its like the show never ends.
Believe me, the cuteness doesn't deter me from anything, if Kirby and Gurumin are any indication... well, Pokemon on the other hand, I can't stand in the least. Age has certainly reshaped my reality.
At least the Popo anime doesn't spoil anything important, right? If there were a Popo-Mono II translation or even an in-depth FAQ with translation notes, (and if I could access my PSN account anytime soon) I'd play it in a heartbeat -- barring the possibility of playing the PSP Popo, as you advise against. It probably wouldn't seem that bad to me, though, given that I have very minimal personal exposure to the Popoverse in general. (Forgive me for the shorthand, but seriously, the name is too long!) All in all, I have NO idea where to start. X3
Speaking of Anime, and just to try and get back on-topic, I preordered the upcoming DVD re-release of "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland". I'd have uploaded a YouTube video, but eh... there wasn't really anything short and to the point, unless you count YouTube Poops and the "pitch" sample which ended up being quite different from the actual movie.