More correctly, the wrong file had been uploaded: instead of ep 20, "Sisters", there was an episode of some show I can't be bothered to remember the name of.
Problem: according to the tease at the end of ep 19, the next episode is a pool episode. The Kiyosumi Mahjongg club went to a pool for "special training", if the tease is to be believed, and...
...Hisa-chan in her swimsuit is not to be missed! But I have to miss it until the right episode is uploaded!!
Yes, I said "Hisa-chan" and not "Nodoka".
I can't believe I'm saying this, but Nodoka is too fluffy. The boobs are too big and it doesn't look right. The pic of Hisa in her swimsuit shows that she's appropriately busty without being ridiculous, and I really like Hisa anyway; but I'm not going to get to see that episode until and unless the folks at The Hylia fix the file.
I ended up skipping to ep 21; so now we're in the middle of the individual competitions. It's okay; when I do get to see ep 20 I'll call it a "special" and enjoy it.
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For some reason, the Vampire Princess Miyu eps have #3, "The Next Station", as a "special". That's a really creepy ep, though, so I decided I'd save it for Halloween.
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The guys in charge of Hayate no Gotoku!! 2 have done a bang-up job of making the series appropriately crazy. I like the frenetic nature of the series; sometimes they slip a joke past me such that I realize a few seconds later that that was frickin' funny and then I start laughing. Delayed action humor!
Rie Kugimiya does Nagi's voice. She did Taiga in ToraDora!, too.
There is a sound clip from the first HnG series where Nagi says angrily, "Baka, BAKA, BAAAAKA!" which I wish I had digitized the first time I heard it. It's perfect.
I like HnG as much as I do because I like all the characters. (Except Klaus.) And the second series is giving everyone a wider range; I don't recall seeing Isumi get angry in the first series, yet in the second it's happened at least twice. (And it's incredibly cute. Mou! she said, in her soprano voice.)
...Interesting! Shizuka Itou, who plays Hinagiku in HnG, plays Hisa Takei in Saki; Iori Yoshizuki in the I"s OVAs; Nadie in El Cazador; and Kei Enomoto in Hatsukoi Limited. I hadn't realized.
Norio Wakamoto does all the narration. He also did Chiyo-chan's dad in Azumanga Daioh. This guy has a fantastic voice. If I ever learn to speak Japanese fluently, I'm going to do my damnedest to talk like this guy does. (No, actually, I won't.)
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Every time I start checking out the seiyuu database at ANN I get sucked in and start cross-checking that stuff. I could do a huge long post with nothing but links to the things I find out.
Like? Kenichi Ogata, who did Analyzer in Star Blazers, also did Genma Saotome in Ranma 1/2 and Ataru's father in Urusei Yatsura.
...and I'm stopping right there before I really get going.