Archive for Durarara!!

Whoo! Yeah.

Posted in Anime, Nico Nico Douga with tags , , on June 19, 2010 by kumoriha

Well, it happened. 1 million views. One month. Congratulations, World’s End Dancehall. And there seem to be a bunch of covers and mixes that sprang up overnight. Great.

The end of Durarara!! approaches. This Thursday, the last episode (24) comes out. I can sense a lukewarm ending, but let’s just hope it turns out all right. With a second season. I must read the novels…
Still, it’s kind of sad. Durarara!! brought me to the Colorless. Okay, well, it’s now overrun by “newfags” and is turning into 4chan, but there are still some good things left. Also began Skype-ing with some of the “oldfags.” I HAVE FINALLY ACHIEVED CONTACT WITH A FEMININE GUY. I thought he seriously was a girl at first. That’s one thing crossed out in my To-Do list. Just need to meet Danny Choo and Sekihan/Pico now.

Obligatory Shizaya magnet pic:

I think the last episode of Angel Beats is also this Friday? Not sure, but looking at the preview, it sure sounds like it. Ah, all these epic anime are ending. Quite sad. Hoping the summer series have some nice ones as well.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
ニート(niito) – NEET. In other words, “Not in Employment, Education, or Training.” Usually hikikomori fall into this category. It’d be so nice to live as a NEET, hmm?

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Achoooo-*hack*

Posted in Light Novel with tags , , on April 22, 2010 by kumoriha

Throat inflammation. Nasal drip. Allergies.
I hate spring so much.

Went to see the doctor yesterday. Quite quick, no surprise. Have to take antibiotics and spray some weird thing up my nose. Dosage got lost somewhere, so I’m hoping one spray is good. Hopefully.

Today I realized that reading is a lot faster when you actually know what the freaking words are. It takes a whole Japanese period (with distractions) to finish a new page of DRRR!!. It took me around 2 minutes to reread that page. This is very disheartening. I hope Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora will be easier.

That being said, with DRRR!! and Clannad Tomoyo After (Tomoyo is the best!) I think I’ve learned a lot of new words the past few days. Especially words involving making out with Tomoyo…
Anyway, this is a lazy post. I’ll just toss a random picture in.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
辛い(karai/tsurai) – This kanji has two readings – karai or tsurai. Karai means spicy. Tsurai means painful, harsh, or tough. Context, context.

Light Novels

Posted in Light Novel with tags on April 16, 2010 by kumoriha


So lately, due to my joining of internet colorless gang Dollars, fellow Dollars member suggested that I should read light novels to improve. So I thought, “Okay, why not? If a fujoshi can do it, let’s follow that path.” Perhaps not the best line of thought, but oh well.
The light novel that was “easy” that she suggested was Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (I think…). Unfortunately, I can find no copies online, any downloads, or any place to order. If anyone knows where I can order light novels, please tell me.
I did manage to find Durarara!! online, and let me tell you–I’m moving at a pace of 1 page per 15 minutes. This is pretty crazy. But I still want to work through it…

Anyway, while I was watching the latest episode, I noticed Mikado typing “ROMります.” My understanding of that is either “brb” or “afk.” Wandering Japanese people, I’m counting on you to tell me.

Durarara!! New Season (?)

Posted in Anime with tags , on April 9, 2010 by kumoriha

New episode is out. And wow, so much stuff in this episode. This would be episode 13, by the way. Celty gets more and more tsundere by the episode. And by the way, anyone know where I can get Orihara Izaya’s jacket?

A really low quality upload of The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi is spotted. *poof*

Going on 2 hours and cake right now. Not fun.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
失礼します(shitsurei shimasu) – literally “I will be rude”; used generally as “excuse me” or something along that connotation. Depends on the situation, I guess. Used when entering homes generally.

More of them

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , on March 4, 2010 by kumoriha

Now an Orihara Izaya version of Renai Circulation. This probably won’t end anytime soon. Oh well, at least it’s enjoyable.

In other news, Korea might stupidly start off a cyber war involving the FBI and perhaps Japan standing on the sidelines. F5 bombing 2ch is usually not a good idea.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
なつい(natsui) – a contraction of 懐かしい(natsukashii), meaning kind of nostalgic or bringing back good memories.

Diglett

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , on February 5, 2010 by kumoriha

Someone made an MAD of Durarara!!’s ending theme, Trust Me. Only replacing (almost) everyone with a Diglett.
Yeah.
Eyebrows raised, awkward laughter, all that stuff. Nicovideo.
The original ending:

Hmm…it’s flipped.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
キラキラ(kirakira) – the onomatopoeia for something shiny or sparkling. Or twinkling. You get the picture.

Durarara!!

Posted in Anime, Nico Nico Douga with tags , , , , on January 21, 2010 by kumoriha


Last night, well, this morning I guess, since it was midnight, I watched Durarara!! I have to say, it’s good. The animation and art is very nice and crisp, with a nice balance of colors and details. And it’s A LOT like Baccano! which may or may not be a good thing. But hey, there’s a headless biker with a nekomimi helmet, so it’s all good.

In other news, another annual Cirno Dance-off in Hokkaido. The song is “Cirno’s Perfect Math Class.”
Nicovideo. 300 people dancing in the snow, and apparently some guy in from Australia went too. Fun fun fun.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
猫耳(nekomimi) – Eh, why not. Nekomimi are cat ears. Great for cosplay or other random things.