Update: Natsume Yuujin Chou EP9, 10

As expected, Natsume Yuujin Chou EP9 and 10 (airing every Monday) continue with the series’ usual relaxed pace. In EP9 Natsume went through a less-than-friendly though uneventful encounter with a stone spirit whose intention and background are entirely unexplained. Actually, the main point of the episode is most definitely the school Bunkasai (cultural festival) during which you get to see Natsume wearing a pink apron. This is not a joke, btw.

Apparently Natsume is not only popular with youkais, but guuuurrrrrrlz as well

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Expecting Reiko: Natsume Yuujinchou Season 3 (夏目友人帳参)

Currently at episode 8, the third season of Natsume Yuujinchou (referred to as NatsuYuu) inherits essentially everything from the previous two: nature-filled countryside scenery, casually paced story, short-lived (and usually half-hearted) suspense and the ever so plushy Nyanko sensei. And there are few elements added in case you wonder. I am quite sure that it is impossible for NatsuYuu 3 to impress everyone, so what is the source of its extraordinary popularity, as shown by the ranking at NEC BIGLOBE’s アニメワン, a major PC/mobile anime broadcast service provider in Japan? (#1 as of August 27, 2011)

You are constantly reminded of the reason why Nyanko sensei is your fav character

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Summer of anime

Hi! Welcome to Vancouver Anime Fan blog! I guess this welcome message is both for you (aka the visitor) and me (aka the blogger), since we are all new here more or less, hehe.

Vancouver’s summer is sunny, bright, not too hot (most of the time) and full of green. Just the right time for anime! People might disagree with me and say that the vibrant warmth should be enjoyed under the sun, instead of imprisoned in your messy nest staring at TV/computer screen while a back sore is slowly developing… (turning) All right thx a plenty for sharing your opinion, time for some anime. (walks away)

Despite the abundance of outdoor activities, summer is no less than a battle season for animes. The number of anime titles on air is at a peak in comparison to other seasons of the year. Please refer to the following website (in Japanese) for a list of airing anime titles:

http://anime.biglobe.ne.jp/ranking/title/total/onair/

The animes I am personally following are Natsume Yuujinchou season 3 (夏目友人帳 参), Idol Master (アイドルマスタ), Gosick and Hanasaku Iroha (花咲くいろは). I will post episode reviews and synopsis on this blog regularly.After all, the existence of Vancouver Anime Fan is to share my anime watching experience with other fans out there (in other words, you).

What I plan for this blog is waaaaaay more than the above. I shall  review older anime titles (which in all likeliness are those i just found the time/opportunity to watch),  dig a little history about anime, talk about the industry, and write about the hottest anime spots in Vancouver! Please be warned that the list is not exhaustive…

Anyways, I hope whoever reads the blog shall find it informative, interesting and helpful. I believe that small and “non-mainstream” (should I say geek-ish?) as it is, the anime community in North America is no less dedicated and enthusiastic than in any other parts of the world. The keywords are share and communicate… share… communicate… I am blogging, you see? : )

So that’s it for my very first blog here. From Vancouver Anime Fan: enjoy your summer, and enjoy your anime!

(…plz enjoy your summer like Natsume and Nyanko-sensei!)