Explaining the canon of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (anime), connection to the second film

Sakura is not amused by your ignorance!

Saku­ra is not amused by your igno­rance! Card­cap­tor Saku­ra: Clear Card marks the return of my all-time favorite mag­i­cal girl, Kinomo­to Saku­ra (and mag­i­cal boy, look­ing at you Syao­ran!) into the world of Japan­ese ani­ma­tion, start­ing off the 2018 year on a good note. And I’ve returned from the dead to explain some very com­mon […]

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「Localization Decisions For Literal Dummies」 Shirou doesn’t care if his body is made of swords

Alright, let’s talk about Eng­lish dubs. I don’t talk about dubs much, most­ly because I haven’t seri­ous­ly watched one since Samu­rai Cham­ploo’s (amaz­ing) dub. I don’t even both­er play­ing Japan­ese video games with Eng­lish audio either (nowa­days I don’t real­ly play local­ized JRPG’s that lack a dual audio option). I do like a few of […]

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「Localization Decisions For Literal Dummies」 Syaoran the Bestie

When Nip­pon Ichi Soft­ware Amer­i­ca released their pre­mi­um edi­tion of the Card­cap­tor Saku­ra Blu-ray col­lec­tion in 2014, I was obvi­ous­ly the hap­pi­est per­son on Earth final­ly being able to own the defin­i­tive view­ing expe­ri­ence of pos­si­bly one the cutest ani­me series in exis­tence, at an afford­able price. And every­thing was almost per­fect, espe­cial­ly the video […]

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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! — Final Impressions

This par­tic­u­lar sea­son of Fate/kaleid lin­er Pris­ma Illya was some­thing I was look­ing for­ward to. Some­what-dif­fer­­ent-but-still-best-girl, it pre­miered on my birth­day month, for one, and I hon­est­ly could­n’t wait to see Ko-Gil in action com­ing off from the man­ga. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, as enjoy­able as it still was for me on its own, Sil­ver Link did a […]

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Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Epilogue & Sunny Day

This makes it the fourth time I’ve seen this shot Okay, so I’m back to wrap up the Fate/stay night Unlim­it­ed Blade Works post I start­ed ages ago. Instead of squeez­ing in the VN’s orig­i­nal epi­logue at the end of the pre­vi­ous episode, Ufotable did a great thing by pro­duc­ing an entire extra episode with […]

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Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works 24 – 「武器の貯蔵は充分か」

-I am the bone of my sword- 体は剣で出来ている。 ‑Steel is my body and fire is my blood- 血潮は鉄で心は硝子。 ‑I have cre­at­ed over a thou­sand blades- 幾たびの戦場を越えて不敗。 ‑Unaware of Loss- ただの一度の敗走もなく、 ‑Nor aware of Gain- ただの一度の勝利もなし。 ‑With­stood pain to cre­ate weapons, wait­ing for one’s arrival- 担い手はここに孤り 剣の丘で鉄を鍛つ。 ‑I have no regrets. This is the only path- […]

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Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works 23

Fake Assas­s­in’s bat­tle with Saber here is pret­ty damn dis­ap­point­ing, with how quick­ly it all went down. We did­n’t even get to hear an ani­me ren­di­tion of Ship­pu no Ken­shi, “Sasa­ki Kojirou“ ‘s own theme, in the ani­me. Dammit Ufotable. It’s sad because this is the only route where Fake Assas­sin feels remote­ly rel­e­vant to the […]

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Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works 22 – 「 Dolphins」

Or rather, uh, sperm whales. Los­ing the sex scene from the orig­i­nal visu­al nov­el isn’t much of a loss, in my opin­ion. With Real­ta Nua, Type-Moon likes pre­tend­ing that the H‑scenes in the orig­i­nal PC ver­sion nev­er hap­pened. And they hon­est­ly aren’t that nec­es­sary in Fate and Unlim­it­ed Blade Works. They only ever have a […]

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Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works 21 – 「 My dream is not wrong」

And here marks the ani­me’s end­ing of Shi­rou’s epic ther­a­py ses­sion. There were bumpy moments before this episode that made me doubt how they were going to han­dle the most emo­tion­al fight of Unlim­it­ed Blade Works, but in the end, Ufotable man­aged to pull through.

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