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    Kuragehime


    Kuragehim (Jellyfish Princess)
    Produced By: Brains Base
    Directed By: Takahiro Omori
    Starring: Kana Hanazawa and Mitsuki Saiga
    Number of Episodes: 11

    The fall seasons Noitamina anime, by the director of Baccano and Durara.

    Spoiler: Episode 1 spoilers in synopsis show

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    Re: Kuragehime

    I think I'm going to be following this series. It's a breath of fresh air compared to a lot of other series (though to be honest this anime season has been pretty good so far). It reminds me of Welcome to the NHK, but with a bit more comedy. I loved how the opening featured references/parodies to several well known movies (my favourite being the Mary Poppins one )! It's a shame that the series is going to be so short, but perhaps they'll make another season?

    And I think it would be interesting to see a romance between Tsukimi and Kuranosuke, seeing as it would step away from the stereotype that cross-dressers are always gay (in most cases they're just dudes who like looking like ladies, same goes for the opposite). I don't mind if that doesn't become an element though.

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    Re: Kuragehime

    Here's the OP you were referencing, it was really cute. The Mary Poppins reference was great, I liked the Star Wars and Singing in the Rain references too.

    I agree, there is something refreshing about this series. It's quiet, no moe, no bi-shojo - just a really good story. I'm not sure about comparing it to NHK (one of the most pessimistic anime/manga ever); it seems more like a female Genshiken.

    I could see a Tsukimi x Kuranosuke romance developing. He isn't a transvestite, just a cross dresser. 11 episodes may not be enough to see it through; hopefully they will have another season (or at least OVA's or something).

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    Re: Kuragehime

    It kind of reminded me of Genshiken too, mostly because one of Tsukimi's roomates was into "oyajicon" !

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    Re: Kuragehime

    I've just started to watch episode 1 & 2 of this series and I think its a nice to watch anime.
    The setting/plot is just simple but there is somehow a hint of characters development which I really would love to see later on.
    I love the women-only apartment Tsukimi & her friends shares at and evryone of them as an otaku fan.
    Adding Kuranosuke on the scene puts up spice on the story. After watching episode 2, there are some hints about his family/life which are quite interesting.
    Can't wait what will happen more as this cross-dresser invades the Amamizukan apartment, moreover to Tsukimi's life.

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    Re: Kuragehime

    okay so i have a question.
    can anyone list all the movie references in the OP, cuz i can get about half of them but some i just don't know.
    like the very beginning when every pops up and it does this movie title thing, i just cant figure it out?
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    Re: Kuragehime

    I'll try. In order of appearance:

    - Star Wars
    - Singin' in the Rain
    - Mary Poppins
    - Emperor of the North Pole
    - God of Gamblers
    - 007 James Bond
    - Game of Death
    - The Graduate
    - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    And I heard that there's also a reference to Sex And The City somewhere...
    Last edited by Crude; November 18, 2010 at 03:45 PM.

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    Re: Kuragehime

    I think the Amars dressed in the yellow jumpsuit might be a reference to Kill Bill

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    Re: Kuragehime

    It is, but the jumpsuit in Kill Bill is itself a reference to the Bruce Lee film Game of Death, in which he wears said jumpsuit. It was kind of an homage Tarantino made to the movie.

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    Re: Kuragehime

    Quote Originally Posted by CrudeCross View Post
    And I heard that there's also a reference to Sex And The City somewhere...
    the reference was the episode 1 title "Sex and the Amars" ("Sekkusu ando za Amāzu"), not sure if there's one on the OP also...

    I just can't resist episode 4 & 5 where Tsukimi and Kuranosuke's brother (Shu) has a crush on each other. Too bad they realize/shows those feelings only when Tsukimi has her glasses on and when Shu only sees Tsukimi had a make-over by Kuranosuke.
    Later on the episodes, Kuranosuke has some hint of jealousy for this two.
    Also, i can't wait to see the result of the makeover for the girls in the Amars, because Mayaya looks great when she had one on ep. 5.

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    Re: Kuragehime

    haha episode 7's staff are the same people who did Shippuuden 167

    can't wait now lol

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    Re: Kuragehime

    Quote Originally Posted by CBlitz View Post
    haha episode 7's staff are the same people who did Shippuuden 167
    that's cool and episode 7 is up since yesterday..

    Some scenes that i enjoyed watching... the Amars defending their apartment from being sold by Kuranosuke's motivation, a bit more info about Kuranosuke's childhood, and the sweet scene on the playground where Kuranosuke comforts Tsukimi.


    Final episode 11 is up.

    Pretty interesting how they put up clothes inspired out of jellyfish. The Amamizukan wasn't sold as Chieko's mother returns home. Its quite abrupt that it ended in 11 episodes but anyway I enjoyed watching the series.
    Last edited by <.Haruka.>; January 01, 2011 at 11:08 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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