Yuri Level of the Day!

Today's yuri level is:

2, until I find out otherwise

Blast from the Past: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha

I'm actually pretty free this weekend, so today, I'm going to be posting about one of my favorite series ever, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. Now, if you haven't seen this before, this is a pretty epic series. Three seasons, a freakin' movie (not just an OVA, a movie! It's pretty awesome), countless drama cds (they call them 'Sound Stages), and manga for each season and the movie as well as two new manga storylines. Pretty epic, considering that the idea is actually an AU of an H-game. >_>

*cough* Anyway, this post will be about all three seasons, possibly some of the manga, even less of the sound stages, and none of the movie, since it isn't coming out on DVD until summer T_T. If you haven't seen this before, I urge you to go watch it. You might be thinking, "With a title like 'Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha'? No way!" But even though it's called that, you'll quickly see that this isn't a normal magical girl show. Oh no. It's even better. Still need convincing (and aren't afraid of spoilers)? Read on!

Edit: Long post is long. If you're in a hurry, I basically summarized the three seasons and talked about main characters. And if you're looking for a reason to watch this:

That is why.

Spring 2010 Impressions: Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Tairan

I really don't know why I do this to myself... I watched the first episode of the new Koihime Musou series, Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Tairan today, and, as I thought, it was painful. Not without laughs, of course, but sometimes, the idea of a strong warrior being changed to a girl and that worries about her weight is a little... I don't know.

Sora No Woto 11 & FINAL


ADDITIONAL WARNING: LANGUAGE Though if you aren't allowed to read curse words, what are you doing reading this blog? XD

Character Mystery Files: The Case of Nazuna

Today, I'm going to attempt a small, hopefully semi-regular series called 'Character Mystery Files.' Basically, I'm going to post about a character from an anime, manga, or game that I simultaneously like and dislike or that I disliked and came to like and my reasons why... Or something like that. Who knows how it'll turn out? Hope you enjoy it all the same though.

Edit: Whoops! I forgot I hadn't done a Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu post yet. If you haven't seen that or would like to read my impressions of it first, don't read this!!!

Geeky As Charged 5

I have a couple of tests I should probably actually study for, so not a big post from me. So instead of a GAC! :D

Today's GAC: In my astro class, we were talking about the Gas Giants, namely, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Of course, being the yuri lover I am, this immediately reminded me of the Outer Senshi (plus one Inner and minus one Outer sob Poor Pluto.... T_T) of Sailor Moon fame. Well, fame if you didn't follow the English releases which SUCKED ASS. *ahem* Anyway, it just reminded me of how cool the Outer Senshi were. Can anybody guess who my favorites are?

Also during the lecture, my professor was talking about how there's a gap in the rings of Saturn. Of course, me being me, I noticed only the word Gap being emphasized every so often. And then *BAM!* Touhou reference. I'm thinking that Astronomy is going to become a whole lot geekier for me. (The reference being, of course, to Yakumo Yukari, a youkai who has control of GAPS.)

Edit: I forgot about pictures, so... Here they are!

Oh, Pluto, how unrespected you are.... T_T

It's a lot harder to find a good solo picture of Yukari than I thought.

But anyway, that's it for now! See ya next time!

Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture Episode 8

I haven't posted anything because of lack of material, but after this episode, I just had to post something. I'm actually not going to put any pictures in this post because: 1) It's late and 2) You must see the cuteness of the microbes yourself. Anyway, spoiler alert, 'k?

Edit: Ara, reprising your role as Asuna-san, eh? (In reference to episode 10, with Kanda Akemi voicing Oikawa.)

Geeky As Charged 4

It's time for another Geeky As Charged! And once again, it's related to a movie I watched. Well, most of it is. This is actually going to be a rather packed GAC, because if I don't do these all at once I'll forget about it.

Anyway, I went out with some family and a friend to a sports restaurant place, and the restaurant, of course, had all sorts of screens up showing different games. The screen in front of me had a basketball game, and just when I paid attention to it, it played a slow motion two pointer that swished nicely. And all I could think of was Kuroko no Basket, a manga about, surprisingly, basketball. There's a character in there who can sink a basket from anywhere on court, and I immediately thought about him when I saw that point. It was pretty sad.

I also went to see the new Alice in Wonderland (fantastic movie, by the way). As it is not uncommon to see things based on Alice in Wonderland, I had a hard time not thinking about Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, one of CLAMP's earlier works and surprisingly has no overt or subtextual yaoi in it AND IS RATHER NSFW. (If you want to see the OVAs made, head over here.) It also reminded me of a... well... Um. It is "famous" in the shadier lands, shall we say. >_> But yes, very inappropriate when you're trying to watch Anne Hathaway glide. Er, walk. Be queen-thingy.

What Alice in Wonderland reminded me of the most, though, was a lovely novel by Robin McKinley. Well, two of her novels, actually. Heard of them? Really well written, and almost yuri if not for the pesky fact that the heroines have to have children, and that universe doesn't quite have magic. Anyway, the two novels are The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword. Check it out sometime.

And if you want a preview of Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, please, continue.

Really, it isn't safe for work. See ya next time!

Sora no Woto Episode 10

While Sora no Woto is almost finished, I felt that I actually had enough material to post now rather than later. So if you haven't watched up to this episode yet, please be aware of SPOILERS.


It's here! It's finally here! The long awaited Aria post has come to us at last! Praise the Gods!!!!

Note: I went a little picture happy on this one, so... Please bear with me. Orz

EDIT: I was a stupid face and didn't remember that they use the romanized version of the nicknames in the anime. So any harping I have about the names comes from the fact that I wiki'd stuff. I'm sorry. Orz


I finally finished my big paper, but I still have two exams tomorrow, so nothing big today. In fact, I'm just going to talk about this coming season.

Haven't heard about any new yuri-ish anime this coming season, but apparently there's another freaking season of Koihime Musou. I'm not sure if I'll watch it yet, but I'll probably end up doing so because of bouncing breasts completion's sake. Actually, on the topic of Romance of the Three Kingdoms remakes, there's another Ikkitousen coming out, which leads me to this question: Should I watch it or not? I'm not a big fan of service + guys (hence why I can watch Koihime Musou even though there's lot of service - there are not, in fact, a lot of guys). However, I do like martial arts, and there are yuri parts... somewhere. Or so I've heard. Actually, following this logic, I shoud've watched Queen's Blade, so maybe I won't end up watching Ikkitousen after all.

For stuff I actually will watch, definitely Black Rock Shooter, K-On! 2, and, uh, that's it. Huh. The rest of the stuff I'll probably not watch/catch up on later. But yeah, back to studying for me... Orz See ya next time!

Oh, and an image for you guys. I was going to use it in my Hidamari Sketch post, but apparently I put it in the wrong folder... Whoops! ^_^;;

Yuri and dinosaurs. Can life get any better?