24 episodes, air date October 4th, 2014
OP by Ayano Mashiro, ED by Kalafina
haikyuu!! episode 17
Kou x Futaba || Ao Haru Ride ep. 04
The happiest day of my life... I can go back!
Maybe not everyone know but I like to collect info from the manga I love. As someone told me they’d like to do the same but don’t have the time I thought I would make small post in which I would share mine.
Posts will be small and focus on one topic.
Here there are some random stuffs you might want to know about Sumeragi Subaru & Sakurazuka Seishiro. More will follow.
Summary: Prince Kise Ryouta of Kaijo has known his entire life that he probably wasn’t going to marry for love. He just didn’t quite expect the marriage arrangement he did end up in.
Meanwhile, Crown Prince Aomine Daiki of Touou isn’t particularly interested in getting married, but he’s going to do it anyway, if only just to make everyone else shut up about it.
Notes: As Cassie mentioned, we will both be focusing on our assignments for Perfect Copy for a bit until they’re done, so until then, there will most probably not be any updates. But we will be back! :D This AU has not lost its grip on us yet.
I’ll just say this.
I love romance. Relationships. Anything to do with the heart.
But I freaking hate feelings. I have not a single idea what they are. And they don’t make any sense.
It’s literally impossible to figure them out. Your brain doesn’t work when it comes to feelings.
At least mine doesn’t.
DAY 9: Thoughts on the movie?
DAY 10: Favorite song from the soundtrack
So I just finished reading “Yellow”.
Don’t touch me.
I found our first text message
The one that started it all
The one that made me love you.
I found our last message
The one that ended it all
The one that made me lose you
If you know who’s the author of this quote please tell me so I can properly credit him/her.
Colourless: An Analysis of the City, Sexuality, and Anonymity in Durarara!!
“There is one thing I understood. The Dollars are this city. Various people come and go without being dyed a certain colour. There’s always something happening. There are always people hating and loving each other, cultivating friendships, and passing others by. Just like a city will continue to exist as long as there are people around, the Dollars will also continue to exist. No matter what anyone says.” -Mikado Ryugamine, (“Selfless Devotion”)
Picture this: a narration drags along in the background, while the camera pans to a series of panoramic shots of Ikebukuro. A lean, dark-haired highschool boy descends from the train platform, before being reunited with his now-blonde childhood friend in the subway, crowded by grey people. The blonde male invites his long-time friend to a tour of the city, where they meet all sorts of people, most of which were leaning unto the eccentric side of character. More beautiful city shots are panned across the screen, as the pair go on with their leisurely exploration. Suddenly, a neighing is heard, and a black-suited biker zooms into view. Before the show ends, the viewer is swept into a surreal whirlwind of events, which include flying vending machines, informants who are weirdly skilled in parkour, scientists who dabble too much in Celtic mythology, possessed swords, colour gangs, and the occasional headless fairy on a neighing motorbike (“Exit 1, First Words”).
Above would be a run-through of a normal episode in Durarara!!, an anime adaptation of a light novel of the same title written by Ryogo Narita, with art and designs by Suzuhito Yasuda. It aired in Japan from January to June 2010, running for 24 episodes, all of which were directed by Takahiro Omori and animated by Brain Base—the same duo that brought the highly eccentric series Baccano! to life. It tells the story of Mikado Ryugamine, a newcomer to Ikebukuro, who then begins to become aware of the darker side of the city through the peculiar happenings that are spread about in the vicinity. The series boasts smooth, fluid animation, a star-studded voice-actor line, a great sound track, and an epic plot to boot. At first glance, the anime seems like a typical adolescent fantasy series, weirdly grouped into the slice-of –life genre, despite the incredibly twisted story that it has to offer. But a closer look would actually tell that there is a much deeper narrative behind the magic, beyond the headless horsewomen, parkouring informants, and “colourless” gangs that is besides the obvious quirk.
This paper longs to prove just that: Ryogo Narita’s Durarara!! is more than just a typical run-of-the-mill fantasy anime, but more of the story of the city told through the eyes of the ensemble of characters, all of which hold different motives and express different sexualities, and are then catalysed by the need for movement and anonymity. This paper would be divided into a three-part exposition: first, it would do a run through of the city through the eyes of the different characters—The Traveller (Mikado Ryugamine), the Victims (Masaomi Kida, Anri Sonohara, and Mikado Ryugamine), and the Exceptions (Izaya Orihara, Shizuo Heiwajima, Celty Sturluson, and Shinra Kishitani). Second, it would then proceed to an analysis of what the city is—as colourless—and explain why Durarara!! is a narrative of the City, before segueing to an exposition on genre and cosmopolitan Japan, on how the series queered both the slice-of-life genre and Japan itself.