AnoHana (Episode 2): Menma the Hero

Another episode of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai and I don’t think I’ll ever memorize the title. The episode continues where the previous left off. Jinta reunites with one of his childhood friend, Poppo. He seems to be of a different kind since he almost instantly gets along well with Jinta and completely believes what he says. It is revealed that Poppo has dropped-out of high school but instead travels the world and uses their secret base when he’s in Japan. Poppo is also completely cooperative and very much willing to grant Menma’s wish, … Continue reading

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (Episode 1)

Another new anime with an absurdly long title. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない, lit. “We still don’t know the name of the flower we saw that day”) or Anohana for short, is an anime series airing at Fuji TV on its noitaminA block at around 1:15 in the morning. The series is directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai, the person who also directed the second season of Honey and Clover and Toradora. Episode 1 entitled, “Super Peace Busters,” opens with our protagonist Jinta playing videogames at home while being distracted by a girl with a silver hair … Continue reading

Machete TV Adaptation: I’m Sure Machete Will Marry the Villain in the End!

Once again, GMA 7 presents to us another of their movie-to-TV adaptation, this time it's Machete. The current TV adaptation will star Starstruck's Aljur Abrenica as Machete, previously played by Cesar Montano and Gardo Versoza from the films. I'm not sure if they can pull it off, they seem to have a history of pathetic plots and much more pathetic twists. GMA usually have great and grandoise concepts, but most of the time, the execution of these concepts suck. For example, Grazilda presents a wonderful concept, a story told based on the point of view of Grazilda, the step-sister of … Continue reading