Archive for February 7th, 2008

Ayumu Nishizawa, captured.

I am, as the evidence in the blog archives can painfully attest, not very good with self-induced blogging deadlines which approach me stealthily like some sort of dastardly rogue bound and determined to use all those extra Sneak Attack dice, leading to a desperate last-minute rush to hammer out a post extempore.

Plenty of other blogs have, by now, wished one and all a Happy Chinese New Year, or some equivalent sentiment, and I see no reason to be any different. Much has also been made about the zodiac animal baton being passed to the Rat, ranging from the direct reference to Yuki Sohma from Fruits Basket, to ranging further afield with rodents in general, featuring Chamo the ermine from Mahou Sensei Negima or Yuuno in ferret form of Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. I'm sure that there are other rat-like beings or characters associated with such in anime which I am blanking on at the moment.

And of course, the title picture is Ayumu Nishizawa from Hayate the Combat Butler, whose attachment to Rodentia is what appears to be her nickname and animal totem, the hamster. Said hamster was the embodiment of her fighting spirit, albeit for the very brief time it was around before Nagi's dragon ate it.

Nishizawa has vowed revenge. Possibly this may involve radioactive hamsters from a planet near Mars.

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