Dear Masashi Kishimoto,

18 07 2009

(Massive Naruto manga spoilers!)

Dear Masashi Kishimoto,

I understand that Naruto is an incredibly long manga series, and that it’s incredibly difficult to draw/write a series week after week and keep it new and fresh. My hat goes off to you for creating such a popular series, one that I have enjoyed over the years.

However, you have to know by now that some things about your series have become cliche. For instance, whenever anyone in Naruto covers their eye(s) or for some reason their eye(s) is obscured it is automatically assumed that they have a Sharingan.

The first time, with Kakashi, the Sharingan reveal was a surprise. The Mangekyo Sharingan reveal with Itachi was a surprise because we’d never seen the Mangekyo before. The reveal with Obito wasn’t a surprise, but it wasn’t meant to be – we knew this was where Kakashi would be getting his Sharingan. The reveal with Tobi? Not so much. His mask is a giant spiral with only an eye-hole! Of course there was going to be something up with his eyes!

And so, giving Danzo a Sharingan after having him cover one eye the entire series? NOT A SURPRISE. For a clan that supposedly only had two members left, the Uchiha sure left a bunch of Sharingan eyes floating around.

Just thought I’d give you a heads up, because the internet? Not surprised at your twist.

Cat named cat

Rawr!  Naruto copyright Masashi Kishimoto & Viz

Rawr! Naruto copyright Masashi Kishimoto & Viz


Kuroshitsuji 2nd Season: Yay! Wait, what?

21 06 2009

When it was announced that Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) was getting a second season I squeed in joy, along with the rest of the internet. Then I actually thought about it …

While I’m all for more adventures of Lord Grumpy-Pants and his Über-Butler of doom, how the hell are they going to pull that off with the way the first season ended?

More under the cut – Massive spoilers for the ending of the first season!

How the hell are we going to pull a 2nd season out of our asses?!

How the hell are we going to pull a 2nd season out of our asses?!

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Taking a look at the various Spring ’09 Anime Previews around the web…

2 04 2009

…and these are the two that I think I’ll be interested in the most:


From Studio DEEN, directed by Norihiro Takamoto, and adapted from the manga by Yuki Amemiya & Yukino Ichihara.

This looks to be pretty standard shounen action/fantasy fare – complete with the military, best friends torn apart by … something (maybe the military?), amnesia, confronting the person that killed your father, and some sort of magical combat.

But! It looks pretty cool from the trailer, and I’m a huge sucker for Mitsuki Saiga, the seiyuu playing our main hero. Not to mention Sho Hayami as the villain – and I think his best roles are his villainous ones, Aizen-taichou wouldn’t be quite as evil without that evil, sexy voice.


Pandora Hearts

From Studio Xebec (don’t know much about them), directed by Takao Kato and adapted from the manga by Jun Mochizuki.

I don’t know anything about this one, but it looks shiny! It’s got sortof a gothic-Gankutsuou thing going on, with all the wacky colors and textures. Then it collided head on with CLAMP, or something. Anyways, I think it looks kinda neat!

And! According to ANN, Akira Ishida is in it, as … someone (Xarxes Break). And Akira Ishida means an instant watch as far as The Cat is concerned. The Cat likes Akira Ishida. To an unhealthy degree.

…oh, and of course there’s always the new Full Metal Alchemist. Will anyone not be watching that?

T.H.A.T Animeblog’s Spring Preview is here, it’s definitely worth a look!

Suggestive advertising fail!

15 03 2009

If you know anything about Berserk, you know how much amazon FAILS with this suggestion.

Berserk and ... Bob the Builder?  WTF?

Berserk and ... Bob the Builder? WTF?


12 03 2009

Hello and welcome to The Cat’s blog!
This is a place where I will post my thoughts on various media – primarily anime with a dash of tv, movies and books.
Feel free to browse around – I’m still getting started, but hopefully the site will be easily navigable and contain something at least slightly interesting!