Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie [Shinpen]: The Rebellion Story

The suf­fer­ing con­tin­ues… My inter­est in active­ly dis­cussing Puel­la Magi Mado­ka Mag­i­ca died down sig­nif­i­cant­ly dur­ing the past cou­ple of years. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the orig­i­nal ani­me series and enjoyed watch­ing both of the Puel­la Magi Mado­ka Mag­i­ca The Begin­ning Sto­ry and the Puel­la Magi Mado­ka Mag­i­ca The Ever­last­ing Sto­ry films, but […]

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Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda — First Impressions

Chal­lenge: Tell me why this is not awe­some. Sekai Sei­fuku: Bouryaku no Zvez­da cer­tain­ly has one of the most fun pre­mieres out of the whole sea­son — I’ve already watched two whole episodes and I’m already get­ting an impres­sion that this is sup­posed to be a super­hero par­o­dy from the tokusat­su vil­lain’s per­spec­tive. Not to […]

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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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The best way to spend your birthday… giant nostalgia cake!

Today, I become 19. I am no longer bare­ly legal, just… legal. How bor­ing. ): Well, what bet­ter way to spend your birth­day than to watch a bunch of Card­cap­tor Saku­ra episodes with you lit­tle sis­ter. She seems to be just as in love with the show as I was when I was in grade […]

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Mirai Nikki — Final Impressions

Don’t wor­ry… Ahnnnnn~… Read­ers… I’ll write for you. The cra­zi­est ani­me series of the Fall 2011 just came to a close, but it left with me with some­thing that did­n’t live up to the zany expec­ta­tions of the mid­dle episodes. Not to say it was dis­ap­point­ing, but it felt that some­thing was miss­ing. No, rather, […]

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Top 10 Xenophobic/Ignorant Attitudes Aimed Towards Japanese Media

I’ll give you a cook­ie if you can name all three char­ac­ters and where they orig­i­nat­ed. 😛 The list is in no spe­cif­ic order. #5 may apply to oth­er coun­tries, as well. Also note that I’m against these opin­ions, not sid­ing with them.

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Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi 02

Ryouko’s reac­tion to Ryoushi tak­ing a lev­el in badass. (Seems like the screen­shots are gonna have Chi­nese sub­ti­tles for a while. Sor­ry, guys. D8)

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Dark Tales of Japan (J‑Horror) 01 — The Spiderwoman

Also known as “Nihon Kowai no Yoru” in Japan­ese. This is the first install­ment in my reviews of this Japan­ese hor­ror anthol­o­gy, which con­tains five short J‑Horror sto­ries that aired on TBS on 2004 and was released on DVD by Geneon Japan. Nat­u­ral­ly, my final thoughts on this J‑Horror anthol­o­gy will be writ­ten in the […]

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Lucky Star/Kamen Rider Super 1 Comparison

Lucky Star’s par­o­dy: The actu­al 1980s show’s hen­shin: “Kamen Rid­er Sōjirō”: In my opin­ion, one of the best cul­tur­al ref­er­ences in Lucky Star EVER.

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Lucky Star 15 — “HENSHIN!”

Kuroi-sen­­sei~!” See­ing Aya ani­mat­ed was sort of fun­ny, esspe­cial­ly done in Lucky Star’s art­style! Kyoto Ani­ma­tion seems to love giv­ing slight nods left and right. I bet Aya Hira­no fan­boys were very hap­py with this one. (;

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