Mikan Watch #114: Magical Girl Ore

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at April 6, 2018 on 8:08 am


From pretty shortly into the first episode of Magical Girl Ore comes the first Mikan Box of the season, or rather, many of them. They’re being used here to fashion a stage… I do hope that those are either wooden, or that they have something inside them to assist with holding their structural integrity, as otherwise I do worry about these wannabe idols not eating properly. Chihaya’s diet was supposed to be pitiable, not a life goal.

Not really much to say about the show itself. It’s been, like, almost two weeks since I watched it, after all. I should really get around to these things more quickly.


Mikan Watch #113: Teekyu Season 9

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at September 14, 2017 on 7:10 pm


From this weeks episode of Teekyu (episode 106!). The dialogue is actually referring to the shrine, rather than the box, coincidentally.

This isn’t the first time Teekyu has popped up for this, and I’m pretty sure I skipped over one I could probably have gotten away with appearing in one of the OP sequences because I try to avoid too many series duplicates, but I had just recently been thinking that it’d been a while since I’ve posted one of these.

Teekyu has been off-air for a while. Presumably this is because director Shin Itagaki has been busy with other things – I mean, he was involved in that Berserk anime that was broadcast the last couple of years, and he’s the director on the new Wake Up Girls show that is starting next month, which has no doubt been keeping him pre-occupied for some time now. I dare-sent say, as much as I love Teekyu, maybe the break was needed – the current season of Teekyu has been way more consistently on-point than the last couple of seasons were. That said, maybe it’s just the whole absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder thing.

Which is about all I have to say about Teekyu this evening.


Mikan Watch #112: Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at May 30, 2017 on 10:26 pm


From episode 9 of the newer series of Blue Exorcist. Nothing particularly exciting about it, though.

It appears to be over the best part of two months since I’ve posted anything. Whoops. I’d feel guiltier about it, but I’ve been rather busy and preoccupied the last few months with an assortment of things I probably shouldn’t talk about. Even then, there’s so much in the way of English language commentary regarding anime from folks who are way more knowledgeable or better informed that there generally feels like there’s little worthwhile for me to add to the conversation anyway, so whatever. I’m glad to have folks with more time and/or linguistic talent writing stuff to read, honestly.

Still, there’s Mikan Boxes to continue cataloguing.

Also AX to go into a few weeks, and boy, am I ill-prepared for that…


Mikan Watch #111: Akiba’s Trip

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at March 1, 2017 on 10:08 pm


From this weeks episode (episode 9) of Akiba’s Trip (or AkibasTrip), used as a make-shift card gaming table.

I like the AkibasTrip anime, though admittedly this is a statement coming from someone who hasn’t played the game which shares it’s name, and has little interest in actually doing so. I gather this qualifier is necessary, as aside from the soft Akihabara tourism aspect and the stripping of clothes being necessary to defeat the villains, the anime bares little resemblance to it’s namesake in terms of characters and plot.
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Mikan Watch #109: Magical Girl Raising Project

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at January 5, 2017 on 5:49 pm


From Episode 11 of Magical Girl Raising Project, during Tama’s Token Inspirational/Tragic Backstory Reveal segment. Rather uncharacteristically didn’t even notice this until I was scrubbing around for a screengrab yesterday, figuring I might use something from the scene immediately before this, but I figured the Nemurin shot was ultimately funnier given the significance of the scene versus how adorable it looks on the surface.

Anyway, I had my fill in regards to writing about the show in yesterdays post, so I’ve nothing more to say at this point.