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Seitokai no Ichizon Review

March 21, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Anime

Seitokai no Ichizon is a 12 episode comedy anime that aired in the fall 2009 season. So why am I writing a review of it now, 15 months after it last aired? Well, it’s because I realized I never got around to writing the review, and I was prompted by the recent news that there will be a second season, to which I have this to say:

Tastes like happiness.

Personally, I fully enjoyed every episode of Seitokai no Ichizon, but some people have dismissed the series as a poor excuse of an anime so lets take a look at why they say that first.

Seitokai no Ichizon, put simply, is an anime about the everyday activities of the student council at Hekiyou High School. Four of the members are chosen by popular vote, and as such ended up being the 4 most popular girls in the school (Kurimu, Chizuru, Minatsu, and Mafuyu). Based on school rules, the fifth member of the council is the student with the highest test scores, and that ends up being Ken Sugisaki. That’s basically it for the plot summary, five people in a room talking amongst themselves. That’s also one of the major reasons why Seitokai no Ichizon had the makings of a fail anime: no plot. An anime without a plot is just mindless drizzle with no direction or purpose, something you watch when you have nothing better to do.

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Blog Post 200

September 14, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Announcements

So according to WordPress, this is my 200th post (yay). Unfortunately, I’m writing this post to let you guys know that I’m going to be cutting back on posts for a while. Some of you may recall that last month I was trying to decide what to do for my future. Well, I’ve decided and things are going to be busy for a while. Right now I’m attending school part-time and working part-time. I’ve also applied to write the GRE general test, which is required to get into graduate schools in America. As much as I hate to admit it, it looks like the U.S. has far more opportunities for me than Canada does. In the meantime, I’m looking for researchers who would be willing to take me in as an assistant, which would help in my applications to grad schools. With all of these things going on, my parents are also hinting that it might be time for me to leave the nest soon. Taking care of everything is going to be a lot of work so my posting might dwindle back down to one post per week depending on how busy I am.

In other non-personal related news, I recently saw this figure at AmiAmi:

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June 2010 Figure Acquisitions

August 01, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Figures

Since I’m feeling lazy, I’ve decided to cover all the figures I got during June in one post. Some of these were from my Japan trip while others were preorders that arrived while I was away. The ones from Japan are the Reimu, Marisa, Sakuya, Sanae, and Sumomo nendoroids. The Fate nendoroid, Bakemonogatari nendoroid petits, Seitokai no Ichizon figures, and Ruri were all waiting for me at home when I got back at the end of June. I could have picked up everything in Japan instead of preordering, but that wouldn’t have left very much room in my luggage. That’s why I decided to just get the Touhou nendoroids since they’re hard to find online. Sumomo was an impulse buy, so I had to find some room for her in my luggage, luckily everything just barely fit.

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Nyantype Magazine Vol. 5

May 03, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Nyantype Magazine

Volume 5 of Nyantype Magazine came out a few months ago, and it looks like they’ve caught Nanoha fever as well judging from the cover. Hopefully they won’t go overboard with it like Megami does.

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Megami Magazine Vol. 118

April 27, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Megami Magazine

I know I haven’t been posting much (or at all) recently, but like I said in previous posts, it was because I had a ton of deadlines to meet and exams to write. I finally finished everything on Friday and spent the weekend partying (meaning I played video games with friends and ate ice cream). Now that I’m all done celebrating though, I figured it was time to get back to blogging. So for my first real post in a long time, I present to you volume 118 of Megami Magazine.

Once again, Nanoha is featured on the cover of the magazine. I liked seeing her on the cover at first, but now it’s starting to get old. I’d prefer seeing some other anime on the cover now.

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Megami Magazine Vol. 117

March 22, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Megami Magazine

Alrighty, for everyone that’ve been waiting patiently I’ve finally gotten around to another Megami Magazine post.  This is Volume 117 of Megami Magazine, for February 2010, only 1 month later than usual (or 2 if you consider that Megami releases 1 month before the printed month). With all the hype over the Nanoha movie, it’s only natural that Nanoha would once again find her way onto the cover of Megami Magazine. By my count, this is the 10th time that Nanoha has been featured on the cover, more than any other character. She has appeared in volumes 68, 77, 82, 84, 88, 90, 91, 100, 112, and 117. When you do the math, that works out to be 8.5% of all the Megami covers. I think it’s pretty obvious that someone at Megami has a soft spot for Nanoha, especially when you consider that other characters like Haruhi have only made it on to the cover twice.

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Nyantype Magazine Vol. 4

March 17, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Nyantype Magazine

It’s been a week since I went missing, but I’m back. I had a ton of work to get done so I didn’t have any time to post anything on my blog and only managed a few tweets here and there. Now that everything is done though, it’s time to get back to going through my backlog of magazines. First up is volume 4 of Nyantype Magazine which came out before Christmas. On the cover is the cute angel Icarus from Sora no Otoshimono. You’d think that angels would have more clothing, but I guess they don’t have a dress code where Icarus is from.

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Nyantype Magazine Vol. 3

March 04, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Nyantype Magazine

I don’t remember the last time I took a look at Nyantype Magazine. Since they don’t release on a regular schedule, I kinda forgot to review them after volume 2. Anyways, better late than never, so here’s a look at the 3rd volume of Nyantype Magazine.

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Megami Magazine Vol. 116

February 18, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Megami Magazine

It looks like I’m getting close to catching up with my Megami posts. On the cover of volume 116 are the girls from Seitokai no Ichizon doing some cosplay. Personally, I’m pretty happy that they finally decided to put Seitokai no Ichizon on the cover of a Megami Magazine since it was my favourite show last season. It seems most of the covers lately have been focusing on new/upcoming anime movies, so it’s nice to see a tv series back on every once in a while. Anyways, enough with the cover, if you wanted to see the pin-up posters (and I’m sure you do), they’re all below:

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Megami Magazine Vol. 115

February 17, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Megami Magazine

Sorry, everyone, for the lack of posts recently. Life has been really busy so I haven’t been able to write much or reply to comments for the past two weeks. Now that I have a break though, I can finally get back to making some regular posts. I still have several magazines that I haven’t gone through, but I’ll get to them eventually. Today I’m going to take a look at Megami Magazine Vol. 115. Although Christmas is long over, there’s still plenty of snow on the ground, so this issue of Megami Magazine doesn’t feel out of season yet.

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