May 16, 2012
One time I decided to watch Mai HiME, and I think I got up to ep 7. But it just seemed too silly and strange, and somehow I never got back to it.
It had a lot of omake when it was released on BD. 28 of 'em. But they aren't fully animated. Mostly voices over still images, sometimes with camera motions. Tonight I went through them all. The vast majority of them are either fan service or angst, if not both. But there were a couple which were weird.
Presented without comment:
Even weirder is that Arika makes a cameo appearance in one of them:
Which has me confused. Mai HiME came out before Mai Otome. Were they in the planning stages for the latter when they were working on the BD release of the former? How could Arika Yumemiya show up, not to mention Mashiro Blan de Windbloom? (Also, how is Arika flying without her robe?)
As to the show itself, I have a feeling I'm not going to watch any more of it. It just doesn't appeal to me. I am vaguely curious about what the heck is going on, but not enough to invest the time to find out.
Posted by: J Greely at May 16, 2012 08:52 PM (2XtN5)
If the specials are BluRay-only, then they were made after both series. If they were on the DVDs, the DVDs weren't finished releasing when Mai Otome released. (There was only a 6 month gap)
Still, nothing quite beats the Black Lagoon omakes.
Posted by: sqa at May 17, 2012 11:30 AM (fYnLL)
I haven't seen those. Right now my nominee for champion omakes is the ones from Fight Ippatsu Juuden-chan. Tremendously ecchi, but also very witty. The second one gave us tentacles. The fourth one gave us nude food. The fifth was a nude catfight. And the sixth? well, they pulled out the stops for that one.
I just found the first Black Lagoon omake on youtube and took a look at it. No thanks!
In case you want to see the NSFW Juuden-chan omakes, here are my posts about them:
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 17, 2012 11:59 AM (+rSRq)
Not to mention over the top. A loli who carries a BAR under her skirt?
Posted by: ubu at May 17, 2012 09:34 PM (GfCSm)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 17, 2012 09:43 PM (+rSRq)
That scene with Mai and Arika wasn't on the main My-HiME DVD release, though - it was originally released on the My-HiME Fandisk DVD that was put out alongside the last DVD volume of the show, by which point ZHiME had already been announced.
Posted by: DiGiKerot at May 17, 2012 09:44 PM (PTuw/)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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