May 30, 2011

Hana-Saku Iroha Ep9: The War Has Begun

Posted in Hana-Saku Iroha tagged , , at 9:29 pm by meotwister5

The above title actually has little to do with the episode itself, as it more has to do with the current state of the fandom in regards to Ohana and the two… uh… men in her life, taken to more (il?)logical extremes.  Ohana’s bravado and gung-ho style of management may have saved the day, but at the end of said day it also brought to the table a certain degree of teen angst and emotional conflict further magnified by the anime fandom’s usual penchant for supporting specific pairings we all know as shipping.  One guy apparently gained points while the other guy got shafted by fate in the ass.

Me?  Underdog all the way man!

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Ano Hana Ep7: Memories of You

Posted in AnoHana tagged , , at 6:38 pm by meotwister5

Due to time constraints (switching rotations to another location in a few days), was not able to post here in time.  Here’s some screenshots of the episode.  Hana Saku Iroha’s next episode will come up later.

 

May 24, 2011

Hana Saku Iroha Ep8: Taking Charge

Posted in Hana-Saku Iroha tagged , , at 7:12 pm by meotwister5

When shit hits the fan, someone has to man (or woman) it up, take control, take charge, and steer the ship away from the shitstorm. Vulgarity aside, this task usually falls on the hero who must take the helm and lead the crew out of their current predicament. Most shows, even more slice of life-ish ones like this, have conflicts that need resolving in the midst of (more than) average daily life. That’s not something you only see in heroic Shounen shows, and for Hana Saku Iroha in this episode, Ohana’s been likened to a Shounen hero springing into action as the inn faces a daunting task that may very well affect its future. Throw in a very interpersonal event while all this goes on, and you have a setup for one hell of an exciting drama.

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May 22, 2011

Ano Hana Ep6: A Reason for Living

Posted in AnoHana tagged , , at 4:47 pm by meotwister5

In school most of the time all we think about is reputation. In high school almost nothing will determine the life you will lead there than your social standing, to be at the top rungs or the bottom of the heap. A little gossip here and there could raise you up or destroy whatever image you’ve been cultivating. Anaru brings about an image of a very sociable and likable girl, but after being seen in front of a “love hotel” and having the story spun around by listeners, one can only expect her to become the so called “school whore.” A sad turn of events for someone who only wanted to get for herself the same life she thinks Menma had.

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May 16, 2011

Ano Hana Ep5: The Blame Game

Posted in AnoHana tagged , , , at 6:56 pm by meotwister5

Place the blame or share the blame?  There are people who defend themselves by placing blame on others in a rapid attempt to absolve themselves of guilt and shame.  There are also those who are willing to accept their faults and their blame, admitting not only to themselves but to the world their faults and feelings and realizing what they have done or have contributed to.  While it’s easy to blame Yukiatsu for his hypocrisy and arrogance towards his old friends, it’s another thing to realize how much he’s done it because of his own shame.  A fact that, again, shows how different each person’s self defense is.

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May 10, 2011

Hana-Saku Iroha Ep6: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Win (Gained!)

Posted in Hana-Saku Iroha tagged , , , at 1:20 pm by meotwister5

The above statement, slightly corrected, as stated by the management consultant obvious doesn’t make any damn sense as a corrupted modification of a popular statement.  Of course, it doesn’t deny the fact that the inn’s patronage has been slipping over the years, something that even madame herself admits is true.  The statement though still manages to encapsulate the core problem the inn faces, as well as perhaps one of the more important life lessons Ohana needs to learn as she lives and works in a setting that she considers her new home.

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May 3, 2011

Blog posting to restart next week

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:14 pm by meotwister5

Having a 36 hour overnight duty every other day is NOT an easy task. Too much for my body most of the time. Blog posts for Hana Saku and Ano Hana to restart next week since my duty days end on May 10.