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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!

The Anime Diet State of the Union Address

The Anime Diet State of the Union Address

– By Ray Hu, representing all for this moment in time.

February 26, 2010

My fellow Otakus:

As Anime Diet enters its third year, I’m reminded of the tracks that we have carved in the history of anime fandom. As fellow anime lovers, or otakus, if you so dare, we have been fighting. Yes, fighting. Just as you have struggled through the last decade engaged in mortal combat with changes, finance issues, work, school, relationships, and any other seemingly trivial but strong foes. You have waged war with the enemies with all your heart, your might and your strength, and at the end of the grueling match, you have come out on top, and that’s why you’re reading and hearing this. I congratulate you for your bravery and resourcefulness in managing social upheavals as well as other concerns that have been of the utmost importance in your lives. As for us,

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Exclusive: Yukana PMX Interview Transcript

L to R: Yukana, translator–and me (Fred hides behind me)

Anime Diet is again proud to present an exclusive interview, this time with the voice actress Yukana. She’s well known for her role as CC in Code Geass, Tessa Testarossa in Full Metal Panic, and characters in Chobits and numerous other shows. Throughout the interview, as well as in the fan panel (we missed the press conference), she was dressed in a long, dark velvet dress, and was simultaneously reserved and cheerful in answering questions. Her natural speaking voice may surprise you, unless, like me, you’re a Tessa Testarossa fan. Because that is who she sounds most like in real life! Kind of like how Hirano Aya sounds even more girlish than Haruhi Suzumiya in real life.

The interview was held on Saturday, November 10, 2007. This transcript is of a private interview, not a press conference, and perhaps ironically, that meant we spent a shorter amount of time with her than we did with the Claymore staff. But–we still got our delicious endorsement anyway! In Japanese, too.

(BTW, this is the only video you’ll be getting. We were requested to not display anything else in public. Sorry.)

Jeremy, myself, and Fred–who understands basic Japanese–were present. As in the Claymore staff interview, it was done through an interpreter, who translated in the third person, which is accurately transcribed here. The interview was edited for conciseness and clarity. And no, tj_han, there is no real juicy gossip for you. You’ll have to ask another reporter for that. :)

Coming soon: reports from the fan panels for both Yukana and Claymore staff, a video diary like the Anime Expo ones, and a final written report.

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Readers: What Would You Ask Yukana?

Hi everyone,

Anime Diet may have the golden opportunity to actually get a private interview with Yukana! In case we do, we’d like to know from you, our readers, what you would want to know about her and her work. Leave your questions in the comments section.

We reserve the right, of course, to use the ones we think are most fitting. And remember that there are still no guarantees. Plus, we have our own questions we want to formulate. But this is your chance to ask something of a seiyuu and possibly get a response!

Thanks for your feedback, everyone. We’re really excited about PMX. See you at the con!

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Damn it! Why do they have so many anime conventions in LA?

From ANN

PMX Hosts Seiyū Yukana, Claymore’s Director & Designer

Pacific Media Expo has announced that voice actress and singer Yukana, director Hiroyuki Tanaka, and character designer Takahiro Umehara will appear at the November 9-11 convention at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport in California. Yukana’s many roles have included Card Captor Sakura’s Meilin, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion’s C.C., My-HiME’s Mashiro, and Wedding Peach’s Yuri. Beyond her acting career, she recorded the theme songs for several anime including My-Otome, My-Otome Zwei, and Wedding Peach. Yukana started her career under her birth name Yukana Nogami, but she later shortened her stage name to just Yukana…

Ray’s take: A slow beginning to the week, but those who live in LA, another cute seiyuu for you guys to ogle…