Guh, more work yesterday. I seem to doing a relentless amount of overtime at the moment. Sheesh. Anyway, I’ll cram SoraMani and Spicywolf into the same post here. Because otherwise it’ll never get all done. Besides, I did three shows a post last season, didn’t I? LOL.
Sora no Manimani
Sora no Manimani seems to have played out mostly similar to what I previewed before. Saku and Mihoshi were “childhood friends”. Notice the quotation marks; but his father got reassigned and he moved, only to return to this original town after 7 years. Its not a move that he’s relishing, since the so called friendship was not mutual. He really didn’t consider her his friend; but rather a tyrant that destroyed his life, since all he wanted to do was read, but she kept taking his books hostage and dragging him around to see lovely night skies, because her father was a astronomer (pretty evident: having ‘hoshi’ in her name, which means ‘star’).
Of course, he hopes to avoid her or that she’s changed and matured, but that wouldn’t make for fun storytelling, now would it? She’s pretty much the same evil little girl in a teenage body. Whom is still crazy about astronomy and is now the clubs recruitment specialist. Hilarity ensues. Here’s your dose of screencaps:
So small, so cute, SO EVIL!!!!
Funny how the past always comes back to bite you in the ass
Shooting Star Glomp Strike!!
I mean, that smile just immediately paints her as evil, doesn’t it? Especially if she manages it whilst astride him.
Excellent subtitle, if I may say so myself. But Dude, you’re blocking the toilet entrance.
Well, if you’d have just played the cute crying card earlier, there wouldn’t have been any problems, would there?
Wild imaginations rock!
The club president seems to routinely die for no reason.
I’m not exactly 100% sold on this show yet. It does have potential, though, so we shall see. I certainly be looking at the next episode.
Spice & Wolf Second Season
Yep, this is progressing almost exactly like the preview too. As I noted there, this continuation of the Spice and Wolf series means moving into the novel which covers the Pyrite saga. Its a nice little part of the series, and though I don’t want to spoil it for everyone, has some fascinating economics and great extra characters. Of course, it pains me a little, because the anime series is faithful to the novels. Which, don’t get me wrong, is great. But of course, it also means I know exactly whats going to occur before it does.
Hence, much like me knowing the Tears to Tiara plot well and not watching that as a result, there is a distinct chance I’ll do the same with this part of Spice and Wolf. Though, of course, chances are I’ll still get the episodes and watch them when I feel like it, since I love the dynamic of Spice and Wolf.
For everyone else though, I of course can’t mound enough praise on the series, assuming you like a slow show thats mainly centred around character development. I personally find the medieval economics aspect quite fascinating too, but I guess that would alienate some. Anyways, some caps as usual:
Welcome back, guys. The cart scenes are usually what make the series.
You’re a wolf goddess. Its okay if you snore a bit.
I want to sing the fishsticks song, but I’ll resist!
Lawrences usual reaction is back, as well.
Lawrence’s buddy is rather important to this plot-line. They do alot of negotiation.
A flashback to one of Horo’s moments of wisdom.
And the ending credits have some really cute chibi’s.
Should probably do Kanamemo and/or Princess Lover tommorow. Still haven’t actually got around to watching them yet!