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Noein: Episode 6 Summary

Haruka has been captured by the Dragon Knights and brought to their timespace, which they call La Cryma. This timespace is 15 years ahead from Haruka’s point of view, but the world has been ravaged by invaders from another timespace called Shangri La, and people are forced to live underground.

Haruka is captured by the Draon […]

By |November 16th, 2009|Anime|

Noein: Episode 5 Summary

!: Denotes future revelations or conclusions based on current information.
?: Questions yet to be answered.

Atori, Tobi, and Isuka leave the Knights’ nest with no intention of returning. They plan to capture the Torque and destroy it and consequently the La Cryma dimension.

Atori gets set to leave the base with Tobi and Isuka.

Haruka, Ai, and Miho […]

By |November 7th, 2009|Anime|

Noein: Episdoe 4 Summary

!: Denotes future revelations or conclusions based on current information.
?: Questions yet to be answered.

An entity called Noein suddenly appears in the midst of the Draqon Knights, who have surrounded Haruka inside a warehouse. Noein states that he will never let the Dragon Knights have or harm the Torque. He stuns the Dragon Knights with […]

By |October 30th, 2009|Anime|

Noein: Episode 3 Summary

!: Denotes future revelations or conclusions based on current information.
?: Questions yet to be answered.

The Dragon Knights return to the past to look for Karasu and the Torque. Their coordinate system is still inaccurate, but by chance, Atori has been ported closest to Haruka. He tracks her down, but Yuu steps in to protect her. […]

By |October 26th, 2009|Anime|

Where Have I Been?!

And no, I’m not referring to my later-than-usual blog update.

I began writing a review for a Japanese band this evening. I already knew that this internationally popular band, one of my favorites of all time, had disbanded four years ago. On a lark, I searched for their official website to see if it was still […]

By |October 24th, 2009|Anime, Music|

Noein: Episode 2 Summary

!: Denotes future revelations or conclusions based on current information.
?: Questions yet to be answered.

The story continues where Haruka ends up at a cemetery after fleeing the man in a black cloak. Karasu, her pursuer, has found the Dragon Torque, which has manifested itself in her, though she is unaware of it. Atori, however, wants […]

By |October 18th, 2009|Anime|

Noein: A Self Confused Introduction

At first, I was pleasantly surprised by Noein’s opening theme. The song and the accompanying scenes were brilliant, inspired perhaps by the sombre moods often present in the show. It was impressive – for the first 30 seconds. Then, all ridiculousness breaks loose.

The remainder of the song doesn’t sound bad on its own, but it […]

By |October 18th, 2009|Anime, Music|

Noein: Episode 1 Summary

This will be my first episode-by-episode synopsis in a very long time. I tend not to write them because I dislike spoilers. Noein is an exception in that, for the first few episodes, its story unfolds very slowly. Because of that, a little bit of examination is required. As more information is revealed, I may […]

By |October 16th, 2009|Anime|

Noein: First Impressions, Part Two

This is the second half of an indepth look at the production value of Noein, based on the first four episodes.

So, on with the good news!

Japanese: Noein – Mou Hitori No Kimi E
English: Noein – To Your Other Self

Noein borrows a lot of elements from other animation studios, some much older and foreign, some more […]

By |October 15th, 2009|Anime|

Noein: First Impressions, Part One

I’ve been very selective about what anime I watch, let alone review. I’m quick to dismiss a show if it doesn’t pique my interest in the first few episodes. Even if the characters are likeable, and regardless of how well it is animated, I don’t bother finishing a series if the script is badly written. […]

By |October 14th, 2009|Anime|