「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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Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works 19 — EMIYA

After­noon News: Sexy Red Man attempts con­vo­lut­ed sui­cide plan After a sur­pris­ing­ly weak per­for­mance last week, Ufotable man­ages to pull some­what of a sav­ing throw with this episode. I do have minor qualms with what hap­pened this week, but for the most part, I’m extreme­ly sat­is­fied by Ufotable’s efforts.

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Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works 14 + 15 — Thoughts (R.I.P. Best Girls, no Die Lorelei, etc.)

Ufotable’s been doing a great job of mak­ing me like the Unlim­it­ed Blade Works ani­me bet­ter than the visu­al nov­el, although the sound­track could still be a bit more… ver­bose. I’m scared of how under­whelm­ing the oth­er par­tic­u­lar songs are going to be remixed by Fuka­sawa. Well, any­way, onto the rain of praise (and oth­er­wise […]

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Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works 13 — Thoughts

Please be gen­tle ;_;7 Fate/stay night Unlim­it­ed Blade Works sec­ond sea­son aired over a dozen hours ago in Japan, but I only just watched it a cou­ple of hours ago. 780p encodes are all this ter­ri­ble com­put­er can han­dle. /sadface Any­ways, I was­n’t dis­ap­point­ed by what I saw. But that can be attrib­uted to me […]

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Prequels, Sequels, Originals: Knowing the Difference

Gigan­tic fran­chis­es with mul­ti­ple iter­a­tions often have new­com­ers think­ing to them­selves, “Where exact­ly do I start?” Usu­al­ly, folks assume that every fran­chise that con­tain iter­a­tions that fall into the same in-uni­­verse “time­line” require them to start at the very begin­ning of its chronol­o­gy. And usu­al­ly, all it ends up being is one big incor­rect assump­tion.

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Fate/stay night Unlimited Budget Works (1st Cour Impressions)

-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。 ‑Unknown to Death- ただの一度も敗走はなく、 ‑Nor known to Life- ただの一度も理解されない。 ‑Have with­stood pain to cre­ate many weapons- 彼の者は常に独り 剣の丘で勝利に酔う。 ‑Yet, these hands will nev­er hold any­thing- 故に、生涯に意味はなく ‑So as I […]

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Uguu Review! Fate/stay night (Visual Novel)

問おう。貴方が私のマスターか? If the ban­ner change has­n’t tipped you off, I’ve been on a Fate/ kick late­ly. Of all the big fran­chis­es to get hit by the so-called “dirty sec­ondary” syn­drome, I believe the Fate/ series is one that gen­uine­ly gets hit pret­ty hard by it. I’m not going to lie, I sound like a giant […]

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Cancerous Ship Girls Rant: The Expansion

Image Cred­it: 蒼天空 from Pix­iv …Ill­ness when writ­ing that mess aside, I don’t think it need­ed to be any clear­er for com­pre­hen­sion. I was going to do anoth­er Card­cap­tor Saku­ra post or a Fate/stay night Unlim­it­ed Blade Works post, but in light of cer­tain reac­tions to my pre­vi­ous Kan­tai Col­lec­tion post from denizens of the […]

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Wahfuu Revisit! Fate/Stay Night

It was the best thing I had. Sue me. You know, some peo­ple say that I’m over­ly opti­mistic about VNs that I take on, and I think that’s true. See, I always do try to find the good even in the worst of things when it comes to VNs, but some­times I throw it under […]

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Anime of 2012

Image Cred­it: wamochi It’s time to get down to busi­ness in pick­ing some nee­dles out of a haystack. Over­all, I’d say that this was a pret­ty weak year in terms of ani­me, but that isn’t to say there weren’t a hand­ful of series that man­aged to stick out, in both a good and a bad […]

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