April 25, 2013
So, it's the desperation cheesecake post because I have nothing else. These pictures have been hanging around in a scratch directory for a couple of weeks; they're from Fairy Tail episode 163. Spoilers, of course.more...
March 27, 2013
65 candidates from the first 6 episodes.
93 candidates after 10 episodes.
UPDATE: And finished. 129 candidates. (Probably 110 when I'm finished.)
This one's for the duck.
It strikes me that this is one of the better ways to die violently. (Shades of Monty Python!)
UPDATE: OK, they're all trimmed now, and the yield turned out to be 107. Which is reasonable; it won't overwhelm the rotation but it's a considerable contribution.
I already processed my grabs from Da Capo III, and ended up with 69. I have 95 new grabs from Fairy Tail and 126 from Girls und Panzer, not yet trimmed. And once I get done trimming those, I think it will be time for another update to the top rotation.
I've also got 19 from Medaka Box Abnormal and 13 from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, but I think I'm not going to bother with those.
There were a lot of images from Senran Kagura I couldn't use (i.e. Katsuragi groping Asuka's boobs, which happens a lot). This one is borderline but I'm going to use it:
February 24, 2013
I know what the top rotation need! Ikki Tousen, that's what!
But not this one:
I found a BD rip of the first series. It doesn't appear to be an upscale. Did they go back and refilm from the original art?
UPDATE: If it is an upscale, it's extremely well done. It looks clean and sharp and doesn't have the typical "unsharp mask" artifacts.
February 19, 2013
With 7 episodes in hand, I was able to get 50 candidates.
And I saw enough to make clear that my decision to drop the series was a good one. It goes above and beyond the call of pandering. The harem dominates the series. Ep 7 was particularly egregious: one of the girls got sick and Our Hero carries her home. The she asks him to help her undress, so he ends up helping her remove her bra and panties. And then he spent the night.
I suppose I could have turned on the subtitles to find out what was going on and how it was nominally innocent, but quite frankly I didn't care.
I have to get next week's episode, though; it's swimsuits.
UPDATE: By popular request (No, no one asked but I know what you're all thinking) some selective frame grabs from ep 7 below the fold. NSFW.more...
February 18, 2013
December 18, 2012
Seems that Fairy Tail has a tradition of doing a parade once a year, with all the wizards putting on a show.
December 17, 2012
So I just finished the Laxus arc (ep 48), and what I'm beginning to realize is that the battles in this show are kind of like the ones in DBZ, in that they seem to last forever. There really wasn't any good reason for the battle between Laxus and Natsu to take so damned long; it felt like filler.
Still, a satisfying ending to the arc.
And it began with a Fairy Tail beauty contest:
I'll give them points for this one: we finally saw Mirajane fighting, and it's easy to see why she is rated S rank. She's terrifying. She's also nearly out of control.
Anyway, about Gajeel:
December 15, 2012
After 29 episodes, I have about 115 candidates, and that's enough. I hung on to ep 29 because it had this image:
which was just too nice to leave out. Lucy is gorgeous. Anyway, I realized this morning that I had used the AsoIku OVA but hadn't used the regular series, so that's next. But first I'm going to process all the ones I got from Fairy Tail and add them to the top rotation. Which needs more Lucy.
UPDATE: By the way, regarding Loke:
UPDATE: I should have known this would happen. I can't stop yet, episode 31 is an onsen episode.
UPDATE: As to my question, it was ep 32, and I had tears in my eyes watching it. Just about the best thing in the show so far.
Another 30 images up through ep 32, and now I really am through.
December 12, 2012
October 22, 2012
OVA! An opportunity to do things you can't get away with doing, and show things you otherwise couldn't show, on broadcast, possibly? Um, yeah, that's what they did, alright. NSFW below the fold.
Let's go camping!more...
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