Defragment. – 07


I laughed pretty hard at this situation. Shibasaki Roka is proving to be one of my most favorite characters in a very long time. Not only that, the resultant reaction is quite artful. It’s my new desktop background as well.

I honestly went into watching D-Frag. only on the basis that a specific meme had spawned from the original manga. Who knew I’d get a nice full-course comedy dish? Even the character design itself lends to comedy. There’s something about this art style and production that seems familiar to Gintama. I can’t seem to cross reference any shared staff, though. And goddamit, Funabori is an unexpected moé bomb. I thought I would’ve gotten my dosage only from Roka. It also isn’t helping that I was reeling from realizing who was voicing Funabori. At first, I was suspecting Toyosaki Aki. I doubted it. Then I checked, and it was her. I don’t know how long her name was listed as being Funabori. Man, I’m droppin’ the ball here. I keep forgetting Toyosaki has a pretty good range. Maybe they simply told her to try to avoid that minor raspy sound she tends to have. It’s usually obvious to tell it’s Toyosaki when she pronounces the “h” sound. Curse them for not putting Toyosaki in more interesting roles. I’d like to hear her as a domineering character with loud presence. (This is me potentially and completely forgetting a character I’ve just seen her voice as I’ve described.)

To balance out my enjoyment of the show, currently the series is relying on previous episode setups for its laughs. I can’t see the character specific humor yet. I’ll have to admit that many elements feel commonplace in the anime realm. It could be a pretty big damper to those who are always wanting absolutely fresh comedic material. It’s in familiar territory, although things like the maximum appreciation for Funabori-effort felt new. Perhaps only because her face when it happens is FUCKING MOÉ AS HELL. Other than that, the show is boob jokes, awkward faces, and Shizuka Itou. Life is pretty good, eh?

.. Okay, having Hanazawa Kana as Roka is also a major point.

I now refuse to tack on the ! at the end of D-frag‘s title. In fact, I’m now going to put a period before the name itself just so it’s similar to .hack//.

It’s also still weird to know that Brains Base is making this show. Due to Akikan. In fact, buy the DVDs for your loved ones. Because love hurts.

Defragment. – 07



The power of Hanazawa Kana compels you to watch D-frag because you don’t defragment your hard drive enough. (In actuality, Windows 7 barely needs to do so. The minor improvement from a better algorithm is barely worth the time unless you somehow manage to fragment your drives to the point worthy of–whatever. You’d have your own preferred defragmenter program already if you want an optimized drive that badly.)

I get to use the ‘seiyuu porn’ tag once again. Just look at the seiyuu list; it’s a bunch of power hitters. Koshimizu Ami, Hanazawa Kana, Konishi Katsuyushi, Saito Chiwa, and Itou Shizuka are enough for a giant barrage of audio candy to give your ear canal diabetes. Hanazawa gets to reuse her chuunibyou skills from the Haganai and OreImo series. Koshimizu is surprisingly voicing a mellow character. I’d prefer if they asked her to try a hot-blooded screamer, or some zany bitch, since that’s usually a good vocal thrashing that only the best can handle. Then there’s Chiwa Saito AND Shizuka Itou. Come on.

I will also like to address once again that Konishi Katsuyushi is the MC. The guy who voiced Kamina. Isn’t it sad? You went from voicing one of the more memorable badasses in the history of anime, and now you’re screaming jabs at cute high-school girls with amazing thighs for bad jokes. Actually, that sounds great. To be honest, I want to be in his shoes. Or inside Roka. Oh yeah.

We haven’t seen Shizuka’s character (Takao) appear yet, but it looks like she’s voicing the Alice Margatroid of the show. I’m pegger her as Alice simply because of the hat she’s wearing. Yes, I know it’s not a hat. But it’s a hat. Touhou character can’t get by without their hats. Also, yay, because I get to use the Touhou tag after a long time. I remember when I tried to force it into every post. No effort for this one!

If you look close enough, my post title has a smiling emoticon with a comb over. It’s also clever because of the club’s name that the characters are in. Yay. Shut up.