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Sekirei Pure Engagement 03 – Kazehana get!

Yes! OH YES! Kazehana get! She totally commanded the episode and showed all her womanly charms, which made everyone else looking like girl scouts. Yukana, who we interviewed back in 07, performed outstandingly in this episode with some ass-kicking, some good ol’ fashion naked-apron loving and all the other goodies that makes a mature woman attractive – no BS, just right. As Kazehana would say, “when you love someone, you just do it.”

As ridiculous as the concept of the show is – it’s a glorified harem show – having characters with perky and fun personalities always highlights the other strengths of the show. But here’s a really important tip even for men in real life: being manly and brave even if you’re really just a powerless wuz physically really impresses the ladies. Even if they laugh at your attempts of being manly, taking charge at the appropriate times as a man should really helps. As David DeAngelo would say, women don’t feel attraction toward wussies. Constantly telling a girl how much you like her really doesn’t help. Then again, it’s an anime and it’s Sekirei, as long as you’re the main character or the right audience, what do you care? XD

Now we know Sahashi’s mom works for MBI. Interesting, so I guess of course it’s not a coincidence that somehow he gets the most Sekirei. His mom hooked him up somehow! That’s a cool mom.

The relationship dynamic between Karasuba and Musubi is quite interesting. Musubi looks very much like her minion in this episode and it seems like she’s in on some scheme that Karasuba is planning. What would it be? Is it simply just a relationship between a mentor and a student?

Man, I can’t wait to see Kazehana’s outlandish antics next episode. This show offers fun little treats every step of the way since season one and having girls that are so easy on the eyes really boosts its value. You’d have to be a harem-comedy hater to hate it.

Sekirei Pure Engagement 02 – oh yes, a cougar/jukujo/older girl

Oh my God I must be getting old. I’m finding Kazehana so fucking hot damn! and her drinks a ton, too! Just like me. I don’t know why I didn’t notice her in season 1, I guess it’s because she didn’t have much time. Here, finally, Yukana’s character is shining. My goodness…

Let’s get to it. So the plot is very simple: the tournament is heating up and it’s fair game for all the Sekirei girls. Guys? What guys? Oh…right. You mean the neutral-sexual with boobs living with Sahashi, right? No…You mean that shota that works with Yukari, Sahashi’s sister? Oh all right, if you’re a girl and you have a taste for that, by all means. But for me, it’s all the well-endowed and well-designed characters. Each character has a catch point that charms me. Not to mention good racks. Except Kuu, which obviously doesn’t appeal to me that much.

Each girl has a little quirk with fun personality traits. The overall tone is light and pleasing. Definitely a turn off for my brain. I also like Beni Tsubasa (Red Wing), she’s sassy and evil in one good package. What more can an male anime fan ask for? But it’s Kazehana that counts. Well-racked, well-seasoned and aged well like good wine (or sake in her case) in a dress that exposes all her good assets. That’s why the fans want to see this show. Otherwise, yeah, it’s average plot, average main guy, who’s got some guts, and your average harem with powers. Well, something is done really right for me not even remotely critizing it.

Bottomline: total hottie fest for men and lesbians. There’s a shota for shota fans but not enough to appeal to most of them, I suspect.

P.S. you want the plot for the day? Sahashi gets kidnapped and Kazehana shows up to save him. But she has to deal with Beni Tsubasa and Hai Hane, two immature girls. What’s a cougar to do? See you in episode 3!

Let’s Bible One-Shot: The Moe of Christ

Suffering is moe.

Crucified on the cross, Jesus Christ knew profound suffering.

Therefore, Jesus Christ is profoundly moe.

This, along with a few other propositions of dubious logical merit, forms the basis of Let’s Bible, a tale of Biblical proportions that toes the line between being bizarrely funny and simply wrong. Perhaps, as James Wood said, the Creator cannot be reified, but in Let’s Bible, Jesus is certainly moefied.

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Shitsurakuen: A Tired Argument

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Shitsurakuen is metafiction. However, rather than metafiction that cleverly employs existing genre tropes to make an argument, it is metafiction that simply arrives back at the starting point. Both visually and narratively, it borrows heavily from classics such as Revolutionary Girl Utena and Sailor Moon, yet fails to do anything new with the material.

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The protagonist Sora is an innocent, strong-willed girl who believes in truth and justice. This essentially makes her a female iteration of the typical good-hearted male lead in shounen shows – not very smart, but with a good heart and a strong sense of right and wrong. From the get-go, she is contrasted with her more mature friend Tsuki. Tsuki has learned to accept the wickedness of the world and not fight back against it, thereby becoming a collaborator in her own oppression.

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