Fanime 2015 Haul

Image Cred­it: さこ from Pix­iv Alright, I’m back from Fanime 2015. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I’ve come back to a horde of school projects I’ve neglect­ed in favor of my spe­cial once-a-year geek-fest, so for now I’ll just go over the merch I spent my moolah on this year and share the rest of my Fanime 2015 expe­ri­ence […]

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FanimeCon 2014 Haul & Thoughts

This year’s Fanime was a live­li­er expe­ri­ence than usu­al, most­ly because half of the con­ven­tion cen­ter was­n’t destroyed under con­struc­tion for once and also because this year was the con’s 20th anniver­sary. The line to pick up badges went abnor­mal­ly fast this year — going by almost instant­ly. We got kind of screwed because we […]

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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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GARO’s getting an anime series?!

Here’s a Puel­la Magi Mado­ka Mag­i­ca par­o­dy of GARO’s episode pre­views to cel­e­brate I’m like, two months late on this, but I just heard that the live-action GARO fran­chise was get­ting its own ani­me that will air some time this year. I’m a pret­ty big fan of the series, and I always thought that the […]

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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 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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Recent Purchases (Kinokuniya is AWESOME)

Excuse the shod­dy image qual­i­ty, the pho­to came from my 3DS Recent­ly, I’ve decid­ed to improve my Japan­ese by own­ing more Japan­ese-lan­guage read­ing mate­r­i­al. Luck­i­ly, when I went to go eat with my friends at Mit­suwa Mar­ket­place San Jose, I noticed that there was a Kinoku­niya Book Store right next to it. Remem­ber­ing that a […]

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12 Days of Anime, Day 6: I got 99 problems, but a witch ain’t one

I’ve grown to real­ize that some of my favorite anime/manga are the type of sto­ries that present them­selves as being tied to a par­tic­u­lar genre… and then quick­ly go on to estab­lish them­selves as sub­ver­sions to every trope asso­ci­at­ed with the genre. That isn’t to say that all shows that fall into this cat­e­go­ry are […]

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Sweet extras on revitalized “complete” anime sets

It’s great to pur­chase ani­me that have recent­ly fin­ished, but even­tu­al­ly years down the line (if demand is high enough), they may be re-released with improved qual­i­ty and redone mas­ters accord­ing to the stan­dards set by that time. While improved video qual­i­ty may be enough to cap­ture the pur­chas­es of the diehard fans that ani­me […]

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Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 01

It does­n’t mat­ter if it’s the first, sec­ond, or tenth time. Watch­ing the first episode of Card­cap­tor Saku­ra and start­ing the series up again will always be a mag­i­cal expe­ri­ence! JOIN ME IN RELIVING MY CHILDHOOD. If there’s one mem­o­rable scene from the first episode that reap­pears through­out the first sea­son, it’s that shot of […]

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