Da Capo II: Scenario Reviews

Two moe sis­ters? Oh, which to choose! Fol­low­ing Wahfuu’s run of Da Capo III, final­ly clear­ing all of the sce­nar­ios in Da Capo II made a cer­tain someone’s pres­ence in Da Capo III a lot more under­stand­able. Not sur­pris­ing with visu­al nov­els: where­as I found no inter­est in con­tin­u­ing the mess of an ani­me that […]

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Hyouka — Houtarou is not an ordinary human

Not only was episode 19 a haven for Houtarou/Chitanda hints, it also sup­ports my the­o­ry that Houtarou is sim­ply not an ordi­nary human being, even by ani­me stan­dards. The con­nois­seur of strange­ness, Haruhi, may even agree with me. Seri­ous­ly, this kid makes a com­plete­ly out-of-there guess about a mun­­dane-sound­ing announce­ment at school being relat­ed to […]

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Tari Tari — “JACKASS!”

I’ve heard many inter­est­ing and “styl­ized” trans­la­tions of 「屑」 kuzu before as an insult. Rub­bish, shit­head, puke face, the infa­mous “dreck” from Tales of the Abyss… But “jack­ass” is cer­tain­ly a new one. xD

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Sword Art Online 08

MMO mar­riages. Mar­i­tal con­flicts become ten times more dead­ly on Sword Art Online. Think long and hard before you pop the ques­tion, Kir­i­to.

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Hiatus manga series are the bane of me

A few days ago, I decid­ed to catch up on D•N•Angel think­ing, “It’s been a year already, sure­ly Yukiru Sug­isa­ki picked it back up!” It should­n’t be sur­pris­ing that my expec­ta­tions were shot down. In typ­i­cal Sug­isa­ki fash­ion, the lat­est chap­ter of D•N•Angel in 2012 is exact­ly the same one I left of at dur­ing […]

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Innovative WAIFU TECHNOLOGY

I just might get one of these, since it’s 4 AM and I’m los­ing con­trol of my life. No, I think I should make choco­late pud­ding instead. Yeah, that would be a bet­ter idea. Seri­ous­ly, forever­alone aside, it’s cute and the gen­er­al idea of this tech­nol­o­gy would be help­ful for games in the vein of […]

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The Podcast With No Name — Episode 1: Popping the Cherry

On the agen­da for our pilot episode, we have the upcom­ing Lit­tle Busters! ani­me, Spice & Wolf and oth­er light nov­els, Da Capo III and oth­er untrans­lat­ed visu­al nov­els, Tales of Xil­lia being local­ized, and of course, plen­ty of extra top­ics because we can’t stop talk­ing. Intro Music Title: cam­po de giras­sol Artist: Shibayan Cir­cle: […]

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Sword Art Online The Expansion: FAMILY PORTRAITS

A game made for the fam­i­ly. While I haven’t par­tic­u­lar­ly been enjoy­ing the bla­tant harem-build­ing some of these side-sto­ries seem to be going for (they’re not that inter­est­ing, real­ly), they’re admit­ted­ly still decent­ly writ­ten. I have been enjoy­ing the Kirito/Asuna ship teas­ing these past few episodes, but noth­ing seems to top the first three episodes […]

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Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 13

FML An episode about vis­it­ing the zoo could­n’t be any stranger when it’s an episode of CCS. Giant pen­guin slides being turned upside down, play­ing tug of war with ele­phants, etc. Prob­a­bly the weird­est (writ­ten) super­nat­ur­al occur­rence in Tomoe­da, right next to the rain­ing flow­ers!

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Hyouka 17

The con­clu­sion of this “School Fes­ti­val arc” caught me by sur­prise. I did­n’t expect Hyou­ka to pull off some­thing rather this com­plex. It took three sub­plots of the pre­vi­ous episodes that were seem­ing­ly unre­lat­ed and man­aged to weave them togeth­er to into a con­clu­sion which focused on one cen­tral theme, expec­ta­tions. And it did it […]

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