I have my Mac Mini hooked up to my TV using the HDMI cable. I had to tweak the video and audio settings on the Mac to match my TV. I use a wireless mouse as my remote control.
The Takanashi sisters are adorable beyond compare! This was a heartbreaking anime with moments of comic ecchi thrown in to break the tension. You’ll watch and worry what will become of three sisters.
I loved this show, the moe characters, and music. Yui Horie (Raika) sings the ED and Eri Kitamura (Miu) sings the OP.
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Kanamemo is a story about a girl named Kana who becomes homeless after losing her grandmother–the only family she had. So it’s off to a tragic start and similar to Fruits Basket in that respect. She ends up meeting an unusual group of girls. I won’t go into detail except the lesbian couple is cute, especially Yume. Yume has a bright friendly smile. She’s sympathetic and gives her lover little kisses when they’re together. Their relationship is light and cheerful–a pleasant change from Strawberry Panic which I’ve stalled on due to the burdensome relationships.
Unfortunately, the story leaves some unfinished business. One of my favorite characters is Mika who befriends Kana. She makes herself out to be cold and uncaring but she’s really sweet. She also claims to be from a upper-class family but there’s hints something’s seriously wrong with her situation. And so the story ends without us knowing what’s going on.
I’ve been watching Crunchyroll on my phone which comes in handy when I’m not home. The screen is a bit small which leads to eye strain after prolonged use. I was curious about using the phone’s HDMI. The Samsung Droid Charge (SCH-i510) comes with a HDMI port. You’ll need a HDMI to HDMI Type D (micro) cable. The micro HDMI resembles your phone’s micro USB cable. You’ll also need a 1080 capable HDTV.
Initially, I purchased a Sigmac 15″ HDTV (480-1080i) for my phone however no video appeared. The TV flashed 1080i once hooked up but no picture. Then I purchased a Samsung T22B350ND 21.5″ LED. It worked fine. I was watching Squid Girl on a TV screen 5 times bigger than my phone’s with easy to read subtitles.
Don’t expect 1080 HDMI quality. It’s not even DVD quality. It sort of looks like a low resolution YouTube video with jagged lines and pixelation. The only purpose the HDMI serves is to screen capture your phone and enlarge it to your TV screen.
I finished watching Queen’s Blade: The Exiled Virgin on Crunchyroll. I had heard about it on the forums as it being ecchi. It certainly was and yet managed to pull off decent character development and storyline. The episodes were entertaining and went by fast. It certainly had unique character design. I kept wondering where the rest of Echidna’s snake was as it clung to her crotch. I gave this a 5/5 rating for ecchi and story. I plan on watching the sequel.
Just finished the k-drama Couple or Trouble from Crunchyroll. It based on a Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel movie called Overboard. I never saw the movie so I can’t compare them. Anna Jo is a hard-to-please rich bitch who ironically ends up as housekeeper after losing her memory. Anna’s character is really irritating which is sort of a turnoff. The pace of the show is slow at times but you’ll be rewarded with a great ending.