Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc — Revival of a classic Magical Girl

As the quin­tes­sen­tial Card­cap­tor Saku­ra fan­boy around the blo­gos­phere, I felt it was only right for me to start writ­ing about my thoughts on this at some point. A con­tin­u­a­tion of the series after 20 years is a pret­ty big thing, after all. You could mess around with Digi­mon Adven­ture tri. or Drag­on Ball Super […]

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Support Kodomo no Jikan

About six days ago, the Kick­starter for the Kodomo no Jikan Eng­lish local­iza­tion suc­cess­ful­ly raised enough mon­ey to offi­cial­ly bring this man­ga series to the Eng­lish-speak­ing world for the first time ever, since Sev­en Seas’ failed attempt to bring it over to the US as Nymphet in 2007. I’m famil­iar with the series, and hon­est­ly, […]

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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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Oversensitive people shouldn’t indulge in creative media, ever

Rin’s look of dis­gust. Shin­ji being a sicko. The jus­tice served by Lancer (and more). This was from an ANN review of episode 19 of Fate/stay night Unlim­it­ed Blade Works, and no, I’m not going to link to it. If you real­ly want to read that review, look it up your­self, although I sug­gest not […]

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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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Franchise Rant: Possibly the worst MANGA anniversary out there (Yuu☆gi☆ou/“Yu-Gi-Oh!” King film)

Best M&W Recent­ly, there’s been quite a few revivals of my favorite old school weeb Japan­ese fran­chis­es, most­ly con­nect­ed to spe­cial anniver­saries. To name a few, Card­cap­tor Saku­ra (North Amer­i­can license res­cued, new mer­chan­dise and art­work cel­e­brat­ing CLAM­P’s 25th anniver­sary), Digi­mon Adven­ture (upcom­ing Digi­mon Adven­ture tri.), Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon Crys­tal), Drag­on Ball (30th anniver­sary […]

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Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen Manga/Anime comparison (term paper by Johnny Nguyen)

Was­sup every­one. As I’ve stat­ed here, I’ve been tak­ing a Japan­ese Ani­ma­tion class this quar­ter at my com­mu­ni­ty col­lege, and as the quar­ter is com­ing to a close, there’s so many final assis­gn­ments that I have to do. For Japan­ese Ani­ma­tion class, I have to write a term paper regard­ing one of the ani­mat­ed fea­tures […]

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Sakura Kinomoto’s birthday

Image Cred­it: かのら from Pix­iv 誕生日おめでとう、 さくらちゃん! I know it’s April 2nd in Japan right now, but it’s still April 1st here with all the April Fools shenani­gans and what­not. Of course, I don’t give much of a damn about any of that — I’d just like to ded­i­cate this post to the birth­day of […]

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Pupa 01 — Why, Studio DEEN?!

I’m very sad­dened that one of my most antic­i­pat­ed ani­me hor­ror series turned out to be a big dis­ap­point­ment. The premise of the source mate­r­i­al sound­ed inter­est­ing and creepy enough, and it’s a hor­ror sto­ry that def­i­nite­ly has promise. But the adap­ta­tion turned out to be way too short. Four min­utes per episode? Please. It […]

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Fairy Tail x Rave Master

ELIE. NUFFSAID. Here’s one way to get me to watch Fairy Tail! I got­ta say… I real­ly miss Rave. That man­ga has to be one of my all-time favorite shounen man­ga series, and it’s a shame that the ani­me adap­ta­tion was can­celled before it got to the real­ly good bits of the man­ga. I […]

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