Seto no Hanayome – OVA2

The first part of the 2nd Seto no Hanayome OVA deals with Akeno trying to work as a cafe maid, to compensate destroying the place by accident. San and Mawari then decided to help her out in the job – but not without her rival Luna getting into the action as well. Satori, Saru’s little sister who premiered in the 1st OVA , came in to check out the place for no reason and decided to help as well. But not without showing her infatuation for a certain ‘cool looking and manly’ individual.

After an exchange of depressing remarks from our heroines against some of the supporting cast – Luna and San pulled off yet another song contest, which promptly pissed off Akeno and resulted in destroying the whole place down. So much for the power of friendship, eh?

The 2nd part introduces the horror character parody and San’s childhood friend Saturn (or Sa-tan) creeping the living hell out of everyone and looking for her best (and only) friend that she hasn’t met for a while. Continue reading “Seto no Hanayome – OVA2”

Clannad After Story – Episode 16

白い闇
Shiroi Yami
White Darkness

Winter comes and Nagisa enters the final months of her pregnancy, but she becomes sick again. On a snowy day, Nagisa goes into labor two weeks early and her family, unable to transport her to a hospital in time, is forced to have her give birth at home. After an excruciating process, Nagisa successfully gives birth to her daughter, Ushio, but the delivery and her illness combined take their toll on her and Nagisa dies moments after seeing her newborn baby. Tomoya, who has stayed by her side for the entire time, does not take the sudden turn of events well. His dream of raising their daughter together as a family is shattered, and he falls into a state of depression. Continue reading “Clannad After Story – Episode 16”

Akikan! – Episode 4

“Lost running and thinking”
“Mayotte Hashitte Kangaete” (迷って走って考えて)

Yell is left behind at the vending machine, while Najima has gone home, where during her still-drunkenness, she asks Kakeru on a date for the following Sunday. Meanwhile, Melon encounters Yell, where they discover they are both Akikans and start to fight, but they soon lose each other. The next day, Otoya and Kizaki arrive at Najima’s house with Yell to explain the Akikan Elect. Both her and Kakeru are given scanners for detecting other Akikans, and Kakeru is informed that one of the owners goes to the same school as him. Najima tells Yell that she should go wherever she wanted, but she comes back wishing to stay with her owner, which Najima accepts. Continue reading “Akikan! – Episode 4”

Clannad After Story – Episode 15

夏の名残に
Natsu no Nagori ni
In the Remains of Summer

Nagisa becomes increasingly bedridden due to morning sickness. Nagisa wants to give birth at home, so Sanae introduces Yagi, a midwife who is to assist in the delivery. Sanae later tells Tomoya that giving birth will be difficult because of Nagisa’s weak physique and may even put Nagisa’s life in danger, so they might have to choose abortion. However, Sanae leaves the choice up to Tomoya and Nagisa. Nagisa learns of her mother’s worries, but she decides to go through with the birth. Akio takes Tomoya to a meadow and tells him more about the day when Nagisa nearly died. Akio carried Nagisa to the meadow and prayed for her life, and Nagisa miraculously regained consciousness. Akio tells Tomoya that while many painful and difficult things will happen, he and Sanae will always be there for Tomoya and Nagisa since they are family. Nagisa and Tomoya take a walk by the river and decide on the name Ushio for their child. Continue reading “Clannad After Story – Episode 15”

Akikan! – Episode 3

“The feelings of an empty can”
“Akikan no Kanjō” (アキカンの感情)

Kakeru and Melon are confronted a small aluminium Akikan named Budoko, whose powers come from her grape juice nature. She explains that Akikan types can be told by which ear a ringtab is on. While her primary attacks seem to have little effect on Melon besides annoyance, her explosive attacks are more dangerous. Melon gains the upper hand, but Kakeru breaks the fight up and Budoko escapes. Melon and Kakeru argue about their different standings on the Akikan Elect. After some talking, Kakeru decides they will participate in the Akikan Elect, but they will always try to avoid fighting if necessary. Afterwards, Kakeru, Yurika and Goro go over to Najima’s house for a study session. While having a few drinks, Najima gets ‘drunk’ on carbonated drinks. When she goes to buy some more drinks, she drinks an energy drink which turns out to be an aluminium Akikan named Yell, stealing her first kiss. Continue reading “Akikan! – Episode 3”

Clannad After Story – Episode 14

新しい家族
Atarashii Kazoku
A New Family

Nagisa and Tomoya are now a married couple living together. Nagisa tries to find work and starts working in a family restaurant with Rie Nishina. Akio and Tomoya visit Nagisa at work; Akio is disguised as a rapper and has brought a camera to take pictures of Nagisa. They also scare out a couple of customers who were hitting on Nagisa. Nagisa tells Tomoya that the old building of the school they went to is going to be torn down. Knowing that the drama club was in the old building, Tomoya freaks out and admits that he is uncomfortable with all the changes happening in their town. Tomoya and Nagisa visit Akio and Sanae, who tells them Nagisa is most likely pregnant. Akio gets angry at Tomoya at first, but he congratulates him afterwards. Continue reading “Clannad After Story – Episode 14”

Akikan! – Episode 2

“During studying time”
“Obenkyō no Jikan” (お勉強の時間)

Kakeru notices that Melon doesn’t do much during the day, and decides she should go to school with him, where he introduces her as her cousin. There is a bit of hostility between Melon and Kakeru’s friend, Najima Tenkuji. When trying to find a place to put Melon back into a can, Kakeru enters a freezer room, and when Najima enters as well, they get locked in. During the cold, Najima recalls the time when Kakeru saved her from being kidnapped. Continue reading “Akikan! – Episode 2”

Clannad After Story – Episode 13

卒業
Sotsugyō
Graduation

Tomoya tries to convince Akio to talk to him about his decision to marry Nagisa. Akio, however, will only talk to him if he can get a decent hit with a baseball match. Tomoya continues to practice hitting the ball until he gets good enough to face Akio again. He finally hits a home run, and runs over to Akio to beg him to let Nagisa be with him; Akio agrees. Christmas time arrives, and as Nagisa turns twenty, she has her first drink of sake; when she is drunk, she accuses Tomoya of being attracted to Sanae. Nagisa’s fever goes up again, causing her to become absent from school, but not enough to repeat another year. Tomoya soon organizes with some of their friends and previous classmates to gather at the school and celebrate Nagisa’s graduation. Nagisa receives her diploma and graduates. Tomoya and Nagisa get married soon after. Continue reading “Clannad After Story – Episode 13”

Akikan! – Episode 1

“Can you feel it? First kiss.”
“Kanjiru!? Fāsuto Kisu” (感じる!?ファーストキス)

Kakeru Daichi purchases a can of Melon soda. When he goes home and drinks it, the can transforms into a girl. Thinking it’s all a dream, Kakeru acts perverted in front of this girl, before getting attacked by the girl’s powers. Kakeru ends up treating the can rather shoddily due to the conflict in behaviour and leaves her in a cupboard before going to school. When he comes back though, he finds the girl drained of all life due to being low on carbon dioxide, so he kisses her to allow her to live. Kakeru decides to name the girl Melon. They are visited by a man named Hidehiko Otoya who explains that the ‘girlish’ cans are part of a battle called ‘The Akikan Elect’ to determine whether steel cans or aluminium cans are superior. Kakeru is seemingly against this, as he doesn’t want people to fight needlessly. Continue reading “Akikan! – Episode 1”