Noein: Episode 20 Summary and Afterthoughts

A glum gathering of old and new friends in the underground city of La Cryma.

At last, we are in the home stretch of the series, and things are getting more interesting. The shreds of quantum theory that have been sprinkled throughout each episode have finally come together. Whether or not they make sense in real […]

By |March 21st, 2010|Anime|

Noein: Episode 19 Summary and Afterthoughts

Haruka watches a video of herself as a small child with her grandmother.

Earlier episodes of Noein have played around with the theory of how existence can only be substantiated at a quantum level, as well as with the concept of existentialism. This episode gets a little more down to earth, focusing on the mental changes, […]

By |March 7th, 2010|Anime|

Illogical Persistence Or Fanaticism

This evening, I asked myself why, even after my month-long post-holidays hiatus, have I bothered maintaining my updates of Noein summaries? Am I a fanatic, a crazed anime fan who will watch a show until the very end and write incessantly about it even if it sucks? Erm, no. I don’t think so anyway. So, […]

By |March 7th, 2010|Anime, Miscellaneous|

Noein: Episodes 18 Summary And Afterthoughts

After waking from a dream in which her friends had forgotten her, and where Noein makes her question her own existence, Haruka comforts herself by going through photo albums.

Though he acts selfishly, either out of his own greed or due to Noein’s influence, Kuina still harbors feelings for Amamiku. He stuns her so she can’t […]

By |February 14th, 2010|Anime|

The Holiday Bug. More Than One Kind.

I intended to finish a few more posts before the New Year, but sadly, I’ve been totally kaput. I’ve been sick since the 26th and haven’t even felt like watching anime, much less writing about it. That gives you a fairly good idea of how crappy I feel. >.< In other news… The remaining episode […]

By |December 29th, 2009|Miscellaneous|

Sia: Breathe Me

This is one of those songs that I can’t help but play over and over. I first heard it on Lush, an internet radio station streamed on one of the Soma FM servers. It’s also featured in the show “Six Feet Under”, though I’ve never watched it.

So many great artists are overlooked by mainstream broadcasts, […]

By |December 23rd, 2009|Music|

Who’s The Crazy Guy On The Piano?

I’m curious as to what I look like when I’m playing the piano while deeply immersed in a song (though not all that keen on actually seeing it). This next piece reveals a part of that image, but it probably doesn’t come close to the full picture. I imagine it’s quite a strange scene. O_O

This […]

By |December 22nd, 2009|Poetry and Prose|


Haiku! (What? Bless you!)
No, seriously. (What? Haiku?)
Yes. It’s all Haiku!

After not having written poetry in any standardized format whatsoever in ages, I picked up my copy of “Patterns of Poetry” for the umpteenth time – I must sit down and read this thoroughly one day soon. Lo and behold, tonight’s random arrangement (oxymoron intended) is […]

By |December 19th, 2009|Poetry and Prose|

Noein: Episode 17 Summary and Afterthoughts

The Magic Circle Project’s experiments are to go on as planned, with a blackmailed Mayuzumi back on the team. However, with the possibility of a catastrophic effect, Uchida and Kooriyama continue to observe Shinohara’s actions. Meanwhile, strange creatures that look like seahorses appear to be keeping an eye on Haruka.

Yuu pretends to study when his […]

By |December 14th, 2009|Anime|

Noein: Episode 16 Summary

Haruka momentarily escapes Noein by entering another time stream through an ouroboros. Noein catches up to Haruka and tries to convice her that she should forget about Karasu, that he is only an illusion. She fervently rejects the idea, recounting all the times Karasu had saved her. As Haruka recalls how she met Karasu, she […]

By |December 14th, 2009|Anime|