Author Archives: Hana



Natsume’s Book of Friends s.4: Fear and Loathing in Natsume

T_T This post is largely about the latest episode to air, episode 4, of the fourth and current season of Natsume’s Book of Friends, but contains light spoilers for the previous seasons. It’s a stand alone episode focussing mainly on the story of one youkai, one of the many who have encountered Natsume to date, […]

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Chihayafuru – 15: Chihaya’s Dreaming of Shinobu Tonight

As expected it is no accident that Shinobu is the Queen and while Chihaya was playing to win despite being down 16 cards, it was just too big of a deficit to overcome. Still, Shinobu recognizes a threat when she sees one and seems eager to be Chihaya’s arch-rival, hopefully it will not be a […]

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Winter 2012: Hana’s Picks

Right, I’ve now seen the first episode or two of all the shows from this season that I was interested in checking out. And… I’ve no idea yet if I’ll be epi-blogging any of ’em (sorry, but still co-blogging Chihayafuru and not sure how much time I’ll have this term etc. etc.). If I do, […]

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Chihayafuru – 14: The Queen

When you strike the Queen you better strike to kill and unfortunately for Chihaya I do not think that she will beat the Queen on her first attempt. That is of course unless the anime staff decides to cheapen it by having Chihaya blow through opponents. I’d rather that not happen as then it would […]

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Chihayafuru – 13: Back to Arata

Well a New Year and Chihayafuru is back, and so is Arata. While I am disappointed that Chihaya self-destructed during the team portion of the tournament, I can’t really blame her. I don’t think for a minute that the likely reigning Queen got to her when going up the steps. In fact it had little […]

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Aniblogger Testimony – Dressing down while dressing up… (on Beneath the Tangles)

Hello, something a little different from me today. Recently, a very nice man called Charles asked me about my own experiences of being an anime fan. This lead me to make a guest post on Beneath the Tangles, a wonderful blog that explores the connection between anime and Christian and spiritual themes. So, if you’re interested, […]

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A Year in Anime 2011: Hana’s Highlights

A year worth celebrating, ne? Um, so, I was too late to get in on the Secret Santa project or to jump on the Twelve Days of Christmas rollercoaster, the various fruits of which many of us have been enjoying this past month. However, I still wanted to do something to mark the end of […]

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Chihayafuru – 12: The Death of a Dynasty

The Hokuo Dynasty is no more and Sudo will not be returning next year. Chihaya gets the jitters and can’t get her family to get excited. Taichi hits Chihaya. Retro-kun makes a bid for more screen time and hands over Hokuo state secrets to Taichi. Pork-bun going balls to the wall crazy for the nationals. […]

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Chihayafuru – 11: Down Goes Sudo, Down Goes SUDO!

It’s down to this Mizusawa vs. Hokuo, Chihaya vs. Sudo. Arata checks his e-mail. Two incidents of incidental contact, but only one was the result of magnetism and neither involved Taichi. Pork-bun finally gets off the couch to barrel roll through the competition and bringing tears to PSP-kun. Sudo was in front of Chihaya but […]

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Chihayafuru – 10: Winning Time

Training camp is over but when crunch time comes Desk-kun wants out. Chihaya gets shaken but rejoice for she might soon be stirred for Chihaya might have a rival. Kana-chan wins her first match. Taichi fails at leading and coaching. Its game time and only three are really game on.

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