December 27, 2007

Anime... um... Afternoon!

The Librarian and I are both on vacation this week, so instead of getting together this evening as we normally would, we decided to do an afternoon Anime Night.

In some ways, this was a lot better than our normal routine, as we got right into the watching and watched a whoppin' seven episodes of Kanon 2006, instead of the usual three.  And which seven, you might wonder?  Episodes 9 through 15, also known as the end of the Makoto arc and the entire Mai arc.

In other words, my favorite stretch of the entire show.  I wrote about the Mai arc back in February, and everything I mentioned there still apply: I laughed, I cried, I yelled, and I cheered... well, not out loud, but you get the point.

What makes this all the better is that The Librarian is as taken with the show as I was.  Oh, she's denying it, but she's quite hooked... why else would she be looking for Kanon AMVs in her spare time?  Okay, she was making fun of the end of Makoto's story ("awoo... awooooo... awoo?  Awoooooo."), but I did too, back when I first saw it (as an aside, the seiyuu for Makoto, Mayumi Iizuka, must have thought she had died and gone to heaven when she realized that she was going to be paid three times over for, essentially, making puppy-dog noises.  A hit videogame, a successful anime adaptation, and then the smash remake?  It's like a license to print money!).

It's gratifying to watch The Librarian enjoy the series so much, honestly.  I mean, I'm a fan, and Jeff's a fan, and Ubu's a fan, but they're also anime bloggers.  The Librarian is more of a casual fan, I think (even if she created an anime/manga club at her Library)... it almost seems like redemption of a sort for me.  We both enjoyed CardCaptor Sakura, and liked World of Narue, but Kanon's got her locked on the screen, hard.  Even if she did call me a sap.

As an aside, Mai's awfully cute with those bunny ears:

UPDATE:  I would be remiss if I didn't mention that The Librarian brought me a tin of Christmas cookies today... it appears that I'm permanently on her mother (aka "The Evil One", for reasons that aren't clear to me)'s cookie list!   T'anks, Librarian!  T'anks, Librarian's Mom!

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1 I do hope that eventually you can get her to watch Shingu.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 28, 2007 09:17 AM (+rSRq)


I'd like to try out Kanon '06 on my little anime crowd, but we just went through Haibane Renmei and all the Sekai no ____, so they're in the mood for little lighter material. They keep picking out my Excel Saga DVDs, but I just keep shaking my head in a "You are not ready for Nabeshin my young Padawan" manner. Azumanga may be my best choice.

I was ][ this close to buying Shingu with the gift cards I recieved on Christmas, but I needed to get a sound card for my computer. (The old one made a variety of bizarre and distracting noises when browsing and playing games.)

Posted by: Will at December 28, 2007 05:42 PM (WnBa/)

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