Have a Happy New Years!

よいお年をお迎えください! Hope you guys are hav­ing a Hap­py New Years. Lack of time has kept me from post­ing a “12 Days of Ani­me” count­down like I did last year, but I’m still up to share some of my ani­me-relat­ed high­lights of 2013 all in one post.

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Fanime 2013 Overall Experience (and the horrors of Yaoi Bingo)

No, we did­n’t go to the maid cafe. T_T Truth be told, I was look­ing for­ward to going to Ani­me Expo 2013 dur­ing the ear­li­er parts of the year — going to Fanime again this year was some­what of a last minute thing. We end­ed up not hav­ing enough funds to afford going to LA […]

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Fanime 2013 Haul

I now have a huge Ore Imō wallscroll hang­ing over my bed. Hey guys! I’m back from school, and rar­ing to post cov­er­age on my expe­ri­ences at Fanime 2013. For­tu­nate­ly (or rather, unfor­tu­nate­ly?), Fanime is the time of year where I stop giv­ing a shit about col­lege in favor of cater­ing to the weeb inside […]

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12 Days of Japanese Propaganda, Day 5: Right Stuf is AWESOME!

Being a starv­ing col­lege stu­dent and an impul­sive buy­er of ani­me-relat­ed stuff is not a good com­bi­na­tion of qual­i­ties to have. Boys and girls, take it from a vic­tim, save your mon­ey for school, food, and maybe a nice car. You’ll prob­a­bly get through your life smoother than me. On the fifth day of Christ­mas, […]

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The Podcast With No Name — Episode 1: Popping the Cherry

On the agen­da for our pilot episode, we have the upcom­ing Lit­tle Busters! ani­me, Spice & Wolf and oth­er light nov­els, Da Capo III and oth­er untrans­lat­ed visu­al nov­els, Tales of Xil­lia being local­ized, and of course, plen­ty of extra top­ics because we can’t stop talk­ing. Intro Music Title: cam­po de giras­sol Artist: Shibayan Cir­cle: […]

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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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Yu-Gi-Oh! (1998 Toei Animation) 01 Manga Comparison

This episode was Yu-Gi-Oh!‘s offi­cial ani­me debut, based on chap­ter one of the man­ga, “The Puz­zle of the Gods.” As you can guess, it shows Yuu­gi com­plet­ing the Sen­nen Puz­zle and awak­en­ing his oth­er half “Dark Yuu­gi”, befriend­ing Jonouchi, and start­ing his spree of min­drap­ing just about any­one that mess­es with him or his friends/family […]

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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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Fanime Con 2012 Recap, Photos, and Cosplays

Being a local to San Jose, it was kind of strange for my friends and I to reserve a hotel room for this year’s Fanime Con­ven­tion. But hey, some­times we all need to get away from the house once in a while, right? ^^;; Steven went along too and was, in fact, the brains behind […]

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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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