Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category

Janggeum’s Dream: Episode 29 Commentary Redux

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The title I had for this episode on my first viewing was “Occurrence at the Agricultural Festival“. The Korean is 선농제에서 생긴 일, or “seonnongjeeseo saenggin il”. The agricultural festival in the episode is called Seonnongje. I wonder why the title was rewritten as “Hwan Yun the Young Warrior” for the English subtitles.

Janggeum’s Dream: Episode 28 Redux

Monday, May 16th, 2011

This time, the episode title is “Skirt Rock”, which nicely matches the translation I worked out back when I first watched the episode.


Janggeum’s Dream: Episode 27 Redux

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Re-watching season one, I clearly remembered most of the events. I don’t recall if I had seen the season one one time or two times before, but it had been well over a year since I last saw it. For season two, it had definitely been almost three years. Couple that with the lack of English subtitles the first time I saw it, and it’s no wonder that re-watching season two is almost completely new content for me.


Aria the Natural: Episode 17 Commentary

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

It’s good to see that palina in front of Aria Company. It brings memories of Akari’s efforts to give Aria Company its own palina. The opening theme caught me off guard, with “Undine” playing. It sounded familiar yet different. It’s nice to have a connection from one episode to another, with the continued bit about the gondola, and the photographs from the prior episode.


Aria the Natural: Episode 16 Commentary

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

With gondolas in mind this episode, I’m reminded that I read somewhere how the “oar” of a gondola is specific in design for the person who’ll be using it. This makes it unrealistic to have different people using it, as seen in scenes where the young Undines take turns in practice. And yet, if true, it doesn’t detract from enjoying the show one bit.