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Flash news! 6th edition : Memories of Phantasm

Hello everyone !

Today, I’d just like to share with you this wonderful link. It’s finally an anime with Touhou characters ! (although it’s only 14 min long, and isn’t dubbed at all) You should check this out, because both graphics and music are awesome ! And the most surprising is that… it’s entirely fan-made.

Animation: 満福神社 (Manpuku Jinja)

Music: 幽閉サテライト (Satellite Prison)

(copied right from Youtube, but they deserve it)

Congratulations to them ! Let’s hope they’ll keep up the good work !


Haruhi Suzumiya’s lesson on life

Hello dear readers…

This post will maybe seem a bit short, but it is something that seemed very important for me to share, and I’d better publish it right now instead of seeing this bit of wisdom disappear forever… A fish is always better cooked fresh.

Today, I discovered this very well known anime that is The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. And, as surprising as it might seem to you, this made me rediscover a pretty important part of life…

Haruhi Suzumiya is a japanese high-school student. Despite her outstanding beauty and her apparently normal look, she is quite an odd person. Obsessed by espers, aliens, and other paranormal beings, she created a school club striving to find all the related cases that happened nearby. However, it happens that not everyone is normal around here…

I haven’t finished the entire series yet… but I must say Haruhi really left her mark on me. Even since the very beginning, her eccentricity has been obvious. And yet, she manages to live with this entirely strange image and reputation without any complex at all. She entirely assumes her behaviour and passion, would it be shocking and against any custom, regardless of what others will think of it, and it is a very admirable quality. And the anime’s opening song is very good at showing it already :

Moreover, her personality really amazed me… She managed to create a club about her own passion. She always finds her own way to do anything she wants (a new religion has even been created to praise that), and never gives up to people’s opinion or to despair. In short, she always bears an incredible determination to reach her goals. Her willpower might be different from what heroes like Luffy from One Piece, but it does exist, and is definitely something strong and awesome with her.

Last but not least, I really find her goal amazing. What does she try to do? She wants to discover all this life’s oddities and inconsistencies. And when you think of it… she just wants to make life less boring and more interesting. She just wants to have fun. And I believe that we have something to learn from that… Fun doesn’t come all by itself in life. You create the conditions to have fun. You have to be active in this conservative life, to strive to make things move, to carry on projects and to plan things, in order to change anything… in short, you have to live your life as an fabulous and passionnate adventure to make it interesting. You are the one who has to take initiatives, and no one else will be able to do this.

To conclude, managing to realize all that only after having watched 5 episodes of this anime really makes me believe that this anime is very good. Watch it! (this is the 2nd episode, the first one is a bit puzzling to be honest.)

Kino no Tabi (Kino’s journey)

Hiya anime-hungry readers,

Today I shall tell you about an anime that too few people know in my opinion : Kino no Tabi (Kino’s journey).

A girl named Kino is travelling through various countries, with her friendly talking motorcycle, Hermes. She has a rule she strictly observes : she never stays in a country for more than 3 days, whatever happens there. This way, she can keep her free life of wanderer without having to cope with local trouble.

Music is good, although there’s nothing extraordinary with it, and the anime’s artwork puts the emphasis on beautiful and miscellaneous landscapes, just as a random traveller would see them. However, this is not the main thing you’ll notice if you watch the anime.

I guess the intro is the best way to see the anime’s feeling.

Soon after the first episode, you’ll quickly figure out that… each country has very strange and unique customs. For instance, you’ll find robot-populated cities, “perfect” places, countries full of mute people… Each of these isn’t very realistic (but that’s not really what you’re expecting from this anime anyhow), but is rather pretty idealized, so that it could correspond to some human ideal. Actually, each country has its own story, and each episode can be seen as a kind of parable about Life. The very goal of the anime is to make you think of various questions you wouldn’t even have thought of otherwise… and I think it’s a good, entertaining and enjoyful introduction to Philosophy as a way to think about stuff…
Kant said : You don’t learn philosophy, you learn how to philosophize. And this anime is a very-well-realized tutorial for it.


Hello occasional followers!

Today, I shall tell you about an anime I discovered some years ago, called Mushishi.

In this world, the world is filled by little, insect-like, eerie elemental entities called Mushi. Several subspecies of Mushi exist, and each of them has a special way to interact with reality : some give life to dreams, others strongly affect your senses… However, because of their nature and properties, such organisms often create trouble with humans. And that’s why Ginko, a Mushi-shi (litterally master of Mushi), exists : to solve such problems.

As for the anime itself…  It is a masterpiece. The graphics are really nice, and there are some pretty special effects, and the music is quite good too… but both work together to provide you the best anime experience you could get. Honestly, I feel like each episode is like a dream; and after each of them, my brother feels like he’s been watching a film! The story is cute, quite peaceful and calm, but still interesting. The whole atmosphere is very natural : our Mushi-shi’s adventures make him wander through the rural side of Japan, and landscapes there are as miscellaneous as they are gorgeous: from snow-covered mountains to deep, ancient and mysterious forests… And as you watch more and more episodes you’ll be interested in these eerie little beings that Mushi are : each species has scarily wonderful powers, and humans who live near are always more or less affected…

So… would you be an occasionnal dreamer, I really advise you to watch this anime. Trust me, you won’t waste your time, and you’ll want more after you have watched the first episode.
And if you’re not yet convinced, I hope the opening will make you do the first move!

Out of animes to watch? Try out that!

Hello dear readers!

This post will be short but focused on efficiency! You’ll thank me afterwards.

So… You’re bored? You want to watch an anime, but you don’t know which one? You need to watch a good anime you’ll remember?

Well, a friend gave me this wonderful picture. All the animes from it I’ve seen are great, really! So give it a try!