Spring 2006


Yes, I know, I know – I lied. It turns out that it took me even more time to write this than the previous Simonu entry but I am inclined to blame the heat which had a very bad effect on me, epsecially combined with my general laziness. But this episode of Simoun is one of the best which spurred me to action once the heat had subsided despite my recent obsession with Higurashi no Naku Koro ni which made me lose quite a lot of tiem debating its mysteries. Anyway, if someone is still watching Simoun but wonders whether to continue depsite not liking it that much and does not like episode eight my advice woudl be to stop watching. I really doubt the series can get much better than this, although I would be ecstatic if it does. (more…)



Ten days without any mew entries, I feel a bit guilty but I am so much behind the aired Simoun episodes anyway. Not that this should be an excuse for my laziness. I hope the next entry will come more quickly because the next episode is simply awesome. This one is an important setup episode, although it suffers from having too little Aaeru and Rimone. (more…)

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Seems that I like posting new Simoun entries on Wednesday nights. Too bad I have been too lazy and football crazy to do the same with shows whose episodes are actually being subbed on a weekly basis. No battles in this episode, just more team building for Choir Tempest – you know relationships, angst and so on, plus the thing what a lot of us have been waiting for – more yuri action. (more…)


Shocking, isn’t it? Less than a week after the previous Simoun entry here comes a new one. I hope it’s not too late for this series to get the recognition it deserves and with the change in its fansubbing status this might just happened. If not, we, the people with a refined taste will enjoy it anyway, so it’s no big deal. (more…)


Quite a lot of time has passed since the last Simoun entry, I wonder whether anyone who is not following the raws is still remembering about this series. Thankfully a new fansub group named Simoun fans was formed so the series subbing was resumed. And it’s still as good as the previous episodes, though in episode four the emphasis is on world-building which might drive some people away. (more…)


The chapter starts with Shuurei waking up to find her royal husband lying on her and of course they are seen, but we know this from the anime. What is different in the manga however is the breakfast after that not so memorable first wedding night.

Shuurei is not sure what happened and desperately wants to hear that nothing took place, but Ryuuki acts nasty and … (more…)


Another chapter of Higurashi begins and yet again black becomes white, right becomes left and you just don't know what to believe in. It is amazing how carefully constructed theories seem to be way off the mark in one moment and looking very much like the truth behind it all mere minutes later. This story arc is called Tatarigoroshi-hen and it concentrates on Satoko and despite the same characters and setting it feels a lot different than the previous two which is an achievement in itself. (more…)

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