Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica – Final thoughts

Way too long since I wrote something here. Procrastination is largely to blame for my long absence, but I do have some other excuses as well: I’ve been in study mode, preparing for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, and then spent about a week migrating to a Linux system. Turns out my sound card didn’t like the kernel that comes with most flavours of Ubuntu, I got some really weird sound issues. But enough computer geekery for now, time to return to otaku mode ^^;

By the way, this post is a mess. I’ve written it piece by piece between bouts of procrastination, studies and computer issues over the last three weeks, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I contradict myself somewhere. I should actually proof-read it now, but the clock just passed 23:00 on a Friday night and parade floats equipped with taiko ensembles are performing outside (Can’t hear my own thoughts!), so my ability to concentrate is rapidly approaching zero. I’ll just throw it up and hope it’s bearable. Though, I think most hits on this site is from spam bots, so it probably doesn’t matter ^^;

I actually finished watching Madoka Magica quite a while ago, but it definitely merits an article anyway. It is a great show, no doubt about it, but there are some things that doesn’t sit quite right with me. These are mostly things that I have noticed while thinking back on the series, things that I didn’t notice while I was watching it. Don’t get me wrong, I like the show and I’m a big fan of Homura, I just can’t help pointing out its flaws and over-analyse the whole thing.

Homura, nooo!!!

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The many cosplays of Isohata Uki…part 2

Back by popular demand (well, not really), it’s cosplay-time with Isohata Uki! I’ll just leave the pictures here and hope they don’t cause too many fatalities. Remember to keep that brain bleach handy ^^;

Part 1 lives here, in case you haven’t seen it.

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Figma 099 – Kousaka Kirino

Figma Kirino, from Ore no imouto ga konna ni kawaii wake ga nai! I’m actually more of a Kuroneko fan, but her figma is still a while away so I’ll just have to settle for Kirino at the moment. Can’t wait to pose them together, they make such a great mis-match ^^ More


The many cosplays of Isohata Uki…

In my last post, the kinda-sorta-almost review-like thing about figma Arashiyama Hotori, I ended with a couple of pictures showing Isohata Uki assaulting Mikuru and stealing her clothes. What I didn’t show, however, is that she didn’t stop there. And I didn’t stop shooting. Therefore, i now present to you this high-octane nightmare fuel the many cosplays of Isohata Uki!

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Figma 094 – Arashiyama Hotori

It’s figma time again, today it’s Arashiyama Hotori from Soredemo machi wa mawatteiru! Great show by the way, watch it if you haven’t already. More


Mahou shoujo Madoka magica – Halfway thoughts

Kyubei is evil. Or at least a really big jerk.

Look at that smug face. Evil, I say, Evil!

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Figma SP-020 Misaka

Got a suprise visit form the postman today. She delivered a package containing this:

Nice box design - rows and rows of Misaka imoutos

The Misaka imouto figma that i preordered way back in october last year. I had pretty much completely forgotten about her. More