Autumn 2013 Anime Leftovers

Image Cred­it: ange­lo (gom­a­hanget­su) from Pix­iv Now that it’s Win­ter Break and I’ve escaped the hec­tic col­lege life for the time being, I can devote more time into the blog. Let’s give a round-of-applause to free time not being eat­en up by the PS3 and Pock­et Mon­sters X! That being said, here’s my updat­ed thoughts […]

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Do I dare watch “Free!”?

OH DEAR GOD WHAT Now, as some of my read­ers might know, I have no prob­lems with watch­ing shows aimed at a more fem­i­nine fan­base. In fact, I love them as much as more testos­terone-rid­­den GAR shows that are on my list (Samu­rai Cham­ploo, Ten­gen Top­pa Gur­ren Lagann, Gao­GaiGar, etc.) But this. This is dif­fer­ent. […]

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Fanime 2013 Cosplays

One of the things I love about ani­me con­ven­tions (or any con­ven­tion for that mat­ter) are the inva­sion of cos­play­ers. It was awe­some see­ing Down­town San Jose being infest­ed and tak­en over by cos­play­ers and my fel­low geeks and weebs. Peo­ple might have been pissed by the traf­fic we caused and the end­less lines we […]

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Fanime 2012 Haul (a.k.a. the coolest SWAG ever)

I bought this art-book bun­dle that came with a free art bag, wall scroll, and cute card of Sena from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Suku­nai. The art was done by a Chi­nese cir­cle that also includ­ed some Japan­ese artists. The draw­ings look real­ly nice! Sad­ly, I can’t find any more stuff from them on Pix­iv, […]

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K‑ON!! 18

The major­i­ty vote for Mio as Romeo is just ask­ing for some dis­turb­ing spec­u­la­tions about the fan­tasies of Mio’s fans. It’s cool that they can see the rather obvi­ous Slap Slap Kiss rela­tion­ship friend­ship between Mio and Rit­su, though. Even if I always thought Rit­su would be the man of the house.

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NGE scene that doesn’t work out in *any* language

NGE fans are sure to remem­ber this scene, espe­cial­ly if they watched the Eng­lish or Ger­man dubs. Asu­ka speak­ing Ger­man and “Japan­ese” in three dif­fer­ent lan­guage ver­sions: Japan­ese, Eng­lish, and Ger­man. Accord­ing to Ger­man fans, Yuko Miya­mu­ra’s Ger­man sounds ter­ri­ble and incom­pre­hen­si­ble. Giv­en Asuka’s Ger­man descent and the fact that she was raised in Ger­many, […]

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The Lucky 7 Anime Gimmicks. Learn them. Love them. Hate them.

1. moéblobs moéblob ‘mō-ā-ˈbläb noun, moéblobs noun A per­son, usu­al­ly a female char­ac­ter, that is con­sid­ered cute and/or beau­ti­ful by many (“moé”), usu­al­ly men. How­ev­er, most of the time, they serve no pur­pose to the over­all sto­ry and are cre­at­ed sole­ly for the pur­pose of induc­ing erec­tions for ado­les­cents going under puber­ty, horny men, and/or […]

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ADV, The #1 Producer-Distributor of Furniture. Wait… what?

Real­ly bizarre, I know. Well, this explains why they dropped the US license for Ten­gen Top­pa Gur­ren Lagann (not a big lost, since we’re get­ting it any­way). But this still sad­dens me nonethe­less, since ADV Films (despite some stu­pid deci­sions here and there) was one of my favorite dub­bing com­pa­nies. See­ing them slow­ly going the […]

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Characters of 2007

A lot of us are look­ing back at which series are the most mem­o­rable this year for a vari­ety of rea­sons — the qual­i­ty of the sto­ry­telling, orig­i­nal­i­ty, niche gim­micks (moé, loli­ta, Shō­­tarō-char­ac­ters, A Drill That Will Pierce Through The Heav­ens, unnat­ur­al boob mea­sure­ments, etc.), and all that oth­er shit. HOWEVER! To me, what real­ly […]

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