Caps to follow..
I only got as far as the start of the Karaoke party as I was out last night (looking forward to finishing it as I've seen the screencaps elsewhere), but loved the way Mikoto-chin clung to Mai the whole episodes and the looks they were getting in the coffeeshop :)
Already had the ending spoilt and it's a meanie.. I can see Nao being a problem as she's never been exactly loyal to anyone but herself, I don't know what could incite the others to take each other on (especially when they learn what the tragedy of being a HiME really is). Is anyone else concerned that they left Akane in the care of that wierd alien?
January 2005 Archives
Caps to follow..
Just a few quick notes for the moment.
The Anime still seems to lack something compared to the Manga (but then I feel the same way about Azumanga and that's generally well received so it may just be me..)
Animation wasn't too bad but there were a few 'goofs' of note - a book suddenly dissapeared early on, there's the wierd thing about hair changing colour wildly in the mornning, Nodoka's hair is longer when she's lying down and they don't seem to realise that colouring sakura petals red doesn't turn them into rose petals.
Barely know where to start with this one.. heck of a lot happened, in fact it could almost be a last episode (for some studios it probably would have been.. yes, I'm looking at you Gainax)
I also have over 350 screencaps and picking just a few out from this action packed episode will be a chore (although Fencude has already done admirable work)
Look like Moyism had the same problem also with 114 screencaps and a mega writeup I can't hope to come close to.
[post falling asleep]
Matthew has his entry up now.. and has managed not to succumb to the mega screenshot phenomenon. Matthew also links to Athena who I have to admit not to having read before, and Mentar has another mega-article up (boy I have some serious competition.. pity I can't write stuff to save my life)
Not 100% sure how to work this properly, but having a go with the last thing I watched. I capped the ep primarily for avataring so haven't got the best shots story-wise to be honest. The animation quality hasn't improved on the first ep (and the raw encoding was dire too), and this is coming from me who's no great connosieur. In particluar closeups of faces often go wrong and they can't seem to draw butts properly at all. Pretty similar to the manga but with some changes, e.g. when Negi tried to erase her memory Asuna's clothes don't get completely blown off, just her pantsu (this being the fanservice-lite version of the story), they don't get caught while 'practising' her kokuhaku, and he spends the first night outside rather than in the girls' room. The dayglo pink hair looks worse on Makie than it does on the twins.