Final Thoughts: Shounen Onmyouji

When you’re the grandson of the famous onmyouji Abe no Seimei, it can be hard to fulfil your family’s expectations, and for Abe no Masahiro, being reminded of that heritage is just as bad as having to live up to it. Still, when he meets the ayakashi Mokkun, it sparks off a series of events that sees Masahiro start to grow up and take on new responsibilities as he attempts to defend the country from all manner of invading demons. Continue reading “Final Thoughts: Shounen Onmyouji”

Weekly Round-Up: June 6th

“…because quite frankly, I’m too cheap to buy her anything.”

Reviewed this week: Allison and Lillia 8, Amatsuki 6, Baccano! OVA 3, Chi’s Sweet Home 33-6, Himitsu 5-6, Kaiba 6-7, Kurenai 9, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki 6, Nabari no Ou 8, Persona Trinity Soul 11, Shounen Onmyouji 25-6, Soul Eater 7-9, Spice and Wolf 7, Toshokan Sensou 8, Wagaya no Oinari-sama 7-8, xxxHOLiC Kei 7-9

…and in manga: Chi’s Sweet Home 42, Minami-ke 29, Spiral Alive 17-18, Tsubasa Chronicle 191

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Shounen Onmyouji parody episode 26 [the long-awaited end]

Guren roasts the guardian lizard.

Guren: The heroes are almost here- your role in this series just ended!

Seiryu: Not so fast! Wave of Light!

The lizard is saved as Seiryu bursts onto the scene.

Seiryu: I’m sick of you and your pathetic fashion sense- it’s time to end this!

Guren: You’re a fine one to talk about fashion! Taste my flames!

Kouchin and Masahiro arrive. Continue reading “Shounen Onmyouji parody episode 26 [the long-awaited end]”

Shounen Onmyouji parody episode 25

Masahiro, Seimei and the others confront Chishiki no Guuji.

Chishiki no Guuji: Gwakaka, you’re too late to stop me! After all, it’s not as if there are two episodes left for you to thwart my plan to break the second seal on the underworld or anything! Now, let’s have a boss battle- Summon Demons!

Ugly demons rush forth to attack the active party.

Seiryu: It’s my time to shine! Scythe Sweep!

Byakko: Wind Tunnel!

Kouchin: Sai Smash! Continue reading “Shounen Onmyouji parody episode 25”

Weekly Round-Up: March 14th

For some reason, over the past week or so I have developed a renewed interest in Facebook, and so I must invite you all to come and social network with me, should you so desire. In the meantime, let’s get back to the important business of discussing anime.

Reviewed this week: Aria the Origination 10, SaiMono II 38-9, Shigofumi 10, Shion no Ou 18, Shounen Onmyouji 24, Spice and Wolf 10, Sisters of Wellber 13

..and in manga: Busou Renkin 38, HxH 272

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Shounen Onmyouji parody episode 24

We begin with a Flashback Mode, in which Chishiki no Guuji works on turning Kazane evil.

Kazane: Why am I all alone?

Chishiki no Guuji: You are a mere rejected main character idea, pushed aside in favour of Abe no Seimei and his family. Your mother disappeared and your father died, but because it was the wrong way round, they claimed your rightful place as lead!

Whilst Taiin uses Tornado to take Masahiro’s party to Izumo, Seimei stays at home to write.

(Seimei: I’m going to write to the director, the producer and everyone else to complain about how I never got to become the main character! If they don’t listen, I’ll refuse to sign a contract for any more seasons!) Continue reading “Shounen Onmyouji parody episode 24”

Weekly Round-Up: March 7th


Sometimes I just can’t help being evil; telling children about the slaughterhouse whilst they’re playing Harvest Moon, persuading them that complete Iliana rings can just be mined straight out of the earth, arguing that Albel is HARD GAY for Fayt- is there nothing I won’t do? Then again, sometimes interesting things spring from my madness- for example, my sister has taken a liking to the nickname “Pink Supervisor”.

Reviewed this week: Aria the Origination 9, Clannad 19, Kaiji 21-2, Minami-ke Okawari 8-9, Mnemosyne 2, Mokke 16-18, SaiMono II 37, Shigofumi 9, Shounen Onmyouji 23, Spice and Wolf 9

…and in manga: Busou Renkin 1-37, Chokotto Sister 58, Claymore 78, Elfen Lied 83, HxH 271, Moyashimon 2, Tsubasa 184

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Shounen Onmyouji parody episode 23

Masahiro is slowly recovering.

(Masahiro: Mokkun, why did you have to go? How am I going to level up now?)

Despite not being fully recovered, Masahiro decides to go out that night anyway. He meets up with the Demon Carriage and the minor Pokemon.

Masahiro: If I stay in bed too long, somebody will take my place as main character! Please take me to Kifune so that I can advance the plot instead.

Masahiro is taken to Kifune, where he talks with Takao.

Masahiro: Please, tell me how I can get Guren to rejoin my party. Continue reading “Shounen Onmyouji parody episode 23”

Weekly Round-Up: February 29th


It’s a unique opportunity to be able to post this on February 29th, which also happens to be the day when we girls can propose- possibly why they told me not to come to dancing on Fridays anymore.

Reviewed this week: Aria 8, Himawari!! 2, Kaiji 20, Persona 6, Shion no Ou 17, Shounen Onmyouji 21-2, Spice and Wolf 8, Sisters of Wellber 12

…and in manga: Elfen Lied 82, Erementar Gerad (Elemental Gelade) 27, Mozart Doesn’t Sing Lullabies 9, Nodame 107-8, Ten 1, Tsubasa 183, Twin Spica 8, Yostuba&! 53

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Shounen Onmyouji parody episode 22

Guren tosses a white energy dragon at Seimei.

Seimei: Dispel!

Guren: Flaming Dragons! Now that I have left the party and become an opponent, my level has increased to 99!

Suzaku: We won’t give up! Screen Time Slash!

Taiin: Useless Wind Vortex!

Genbu: Shield!

Rikugou: Pointless Spear Waving!

Between them, the party are able to defend themselves, but only just. Continue reading “Shounen Onmyouji parody episode 22”