Sora no Manimani, episode 3 – A trip to the Planetarium

The problem with writing about Sora no Manimani, I’ve noticed, is that it’s really hard to not go overboard with screenshots. There’s just so many awesome screen gags (mostly Mii-chan gags) that I’d hate to leave anything out. Of course, this is a much better problem to have than the Kurokami problem, in which a show is so bad I just don’t know what to say about it.

The class is shocked at Mihosi x SakuMii-chan's exciting night

Mii-chan tells Saku it's on tonightSaku gets embarrassed

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Sora no Manimani, episode 2 – Enter the love interest

I wasn’t planning on picking Sora no Manimani up, but I’ve loved every second of this show so far. Plus, with my Haruhi write-ups being so easy to do – and surprisingly repetitive – I think I’ll have the time to devote to this show. And I also declare Mi-chan to be the new Haruhi for the summer season. She’s such an awesome character. I can’t get enough of her.

Mi-chan glomps SakuEdogawa's hopes and dreams

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Summer 2009 First Impressions: Sora no Manimani

I was cautiously optimistic about Sora no Manimani. The description wasn’t that interesting and the character art didn’t seem that great, but for some reason – whether because School Rumble director Shinji Takamatsu was directing this, or because slice of life + romcom is right up my alley – I was intrigued. So did it live up to my modest expectations?

Mii-chan straddles Saku
Say no to bullying. Say yes to straddling.

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2009 Summer Anime Preview – way better than the crappy Spring preview!

My only goal for my summer preview was to do a better job than I did with the winter preview, in which I skipped mention of certain shows that I ended up watching anyway, clearly showing my lack of prophetic skills. Thankfully I set the bar pretty low then. If you have any thoughts for further improvement in the inevitable fall preview, feel free to drop a comment.

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