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Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi: Episode 5.. Envy and misunderstandings makes this a slightly gripping episode.

All right.. I got my wish for a supporting couple to be shown, but guess what I don’t believe I like this pairing as much either. >_< The new couple is on Yoshino (mangaka) and Hatori (editor) with Yuu (assistant) linked somewhere. They are all friends from childhood. Though the back story is that Yoshino and Hatori have been friends since childhood, and they meet Yuu later.

Now I know the opening shows who’s going to be the coupling in this one, but one slightly oblivious uke stuck in a love triangle coming up! I don’t believe that I am a hard fujoshi to please, but really tone down on unnecessary angst, and give me OTP! I choose not to watch much shoujo, but please don’t stick it in bl titles as well. >_<

So it got to the middle of the episode, and then with misunderstandings and kissing, the episode somehow clears up to definitely continue this pairing into the next episode.

On the manga creation aspect, I definitely like how the usage of a mangaka’s interaction with a team of assistance is more fleshed out in this story. In the past I have seen one drama Himitsu no Hanazono, mention somewhat of this type of partnership level. Though it has been a while since I have seen that drama, so none of the other anime/manga such as Mainichi Kaasan or Bakuman have this detail of assistance. In the anime, it most certainly seems to be a one-two team person. Although if I count the clips of Behind the scenes at Studio Ghibli, I may have seen a glimpse of this partnership. I am definitely never going deny how much work goes into creating any work, and I am recalling how large the display case was for all of Ponyo‘s storyboards drafts. Definitely something that is quite different as compared to a realistic approach. In Bakuman they do mention with how important a mangaka is, how much assistance are led to help out. So, counting Yuu that is four people I see. Seem important all right.

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi…Moving along with Episodes 3-4

So with Anime Boston occuring, I ended up catching up with two episodes and recapping them here… Sekai has actually reached a point where I want to see more couples. Clearly any one else watching this series can call me impatient. But past history tells me that if the main couple is a given… then I reeeeally want to see the other couples, since I probably end up liking the others more than the main couple. (In Junjou Romantica, you can see me squeeeee for Terrorist, and Egoist, way more than for Romantica.)

I am also not a fan for ukes that won’t just take the cue from the seme and give up already. I commented about this fact to my friends, and a friend commented, that it is the uke’s ass on the line. Technically this doesn’t compute well with this fangirl. I am pretty direct on how I expect relationships. It does not necessarily involve sex. So is this an American aspect then? I also mentioned in the past review for a third person to be introduced, well here is Mr. Third person, depicted above and it is not the seme that gets jealous but the uke that gets the green monster.

Episode 3-4 moves on a slow pace, with Ritsu still not giving into Takano. (sighs) Wondering if I should just wait until this show ends to just see what happens? But other than my frustrations for the romance, there is more interesting behind the scene look at how a publishing model usually works. What I forgot to mention, is that with every episode conclusion, there is a recap for what publishing concept was introduced int he episode.

Uraboku & Kansetsu-kisu

I have been watching Uraboku. I have to admit that I…I’m…hooked. Hamacchatta~. But I’m not gay, no way. Yes, I’m in a state of self-denial, but you can’t hide your head in the sand forever. So, I hereby came to have made a tough decision to come out.

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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 2 – Oda Nobunaga he’s not

So, our fearless class leader, Oda Nobunaga the Second Yuji Sakamoto, once again comes up with a brilliant (lol) strategy, in which, being the class rep, (or I’d like to call him “Taisho” – the commander of the army), will undertake the most difficult challenge as the last person to battle.

I became teary-eyed as I remembered that scene from Gunbuster – Top no Narae, where Gunbuster rose above the ship with its arms folded (too fuckin’ cool) and “strolls” into the battle field, which was full of the remains of humanity’s last hope. Ah! That was what anime was made of (not for a lot of people it wasn’t)…

Oh. Right. It’s a major spoiler ——- ready?

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Yaoi is taking over Anime Diet

NOT! But considering we do have some female readers, and some of them possibly don’t mind or need to get a good laugh, I decided to take one for the team and look at 3 BL clips and make commentaries on them.

WARNING: if you really love BL/yaoi with a passion and is easily offended, please stop reading right here. Or just enjoy the youtube clips. But if you want to hear my reaction on my first real exposure to fujoshi interests, play the clip and my commentary together. In short, it’s a comedy bit.

1. So BL

2. He gets to fuck both his best friend and his best friend’s girlfriend.

3. Big guy with wasp waist VS weak little man not used to pajamas.

My Commentary tracks below

Sir Sid and Sir Johnny are coming to get you BL lovers!

From Saishin Anime Jōhō via ANN –

The date for the release of the 2-Volume OVA for Sex Pistols manga has been decided

Gorgeous limited as well as normal editions will be on sale.

Original character “Hoikushi” will appear (CV Yusa Koji).

Ray’s Take: Uh…Well, it’s called “Love Pistols” in the US…Um…Is that like Ai Shafts? Or Grand Swords? Or Mister Rods? Oh I got one -Speartus Longinus…

Moving on…

Another Yaoi Doujin Artist Arrested

This just in – July 10, Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan – just a few minutes after 11:45 PM Japan time, the local police arrested Sakamoto Kazami, a local elementary school teacher who has been secretly drawing and selling “animal boys love” doujinshi for 3 years. The “Shin Mobile Morality Squad, which the Diet reported 2 years ago, has been tracking the activities of this woman for some time. They collaborated in the her arrest. According to police chief Yamada, this was a “victory against public immorality in the other direction.”

We at the Diet think he was referring to lolicon-art material for the first direction, as this police chief has been known for supporting the national effort to ban loli-hentai and loli-eroge.

“She did sell her work in Tokyo primarily, but then she decided that there should be some freedom for a close-knit society such as the one in Japan – she felt that we had to learn to allow people to express themselves as individuals, and thus she began selling her wares online and also distributing some of her work as well as others’ work over Winny.” Chief Yamada said. He refused to comment whether her 1-year study in US had any influence on her behavior.

Such arrests seem to be becoming more common in recent days as artists formerly enjoying their relative freedom in Tokyo as well as in their own backyard are becoming wearier of the actions of the local police and the Shin Mobile Morality Squad, as well as the politicians’ efforts to make Japan more “westerner friendly”.

It is our opinion at the Diet that further arrests for yaoi artists as well as loli-artists aren’t far off.