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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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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Rurouni Kenshin (live-action film)

My promise not to kill… This is my sak­a­ba­tou! I haven’t been post­ing because of the flu — I’ve had hell­ish nights dur­ing the past week­end. I’m feel­ing bet­ter though, and no flu can pos­si­bly stop me from final­ly get­ting around to watch­ing the Rurouni Ken­shin live action movie. I was cer­tain­ly hyped for this […]

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Anime of 2012

Image Cred­it: wamochi It’s time to get down to busi­ness in pick­ing some nee­dles out of a haystack. Over­all, I’d say that this was a pret­ty weak year in terms of ani­me, but that isn’t to say there weren’t a hand­ful of series that man­aged to stick out, in both a good and a bad […]

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12 Days of Chinese Cartoons, Day 3: Convention Time!

You know that feel­ing when your best friend is at a fam­i­ly bar­beque while you’re at home writ­ing posts about ani­me and singing sil­ly Christ­mas car­ols? You don’t? Er, yeah, I don’t either! 😛 On the third day of Christ­mas, my true love gave to me…

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12 Days of Anime, Day 2: The Addiction of Haruhi Suzumiya

Image Cred­it: Yana­gi Yuu from Pix­iv Yes­ter­day, I talked about how hap­py and excit­ed I was about the Rurouni Ken­shin revival that has been going on this year, and dis­cussed how god­ly my hype is for the live-action movie. But let me just clar­i­fy, I’m not only going to talk about notable shows/characters this year […]

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12 Days of Anime, Day 1: The Return of a Ronin

Image Cred­it: juria from Pix­iv A lit­tle less than sev­en years in the blo­gos­phere and this is actu­al­ly my first time tak­ing part in a “12 Days of Ani­me” post-spree, a project in which blog­gers recount mem­o­rable moments relat­ed to ani­me either this year or in gen­er­al. I decid­ed to do it about 2012. I’m […]

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Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen (OVA) Part I: Cage of Flames

Back when it was announced that there was a Rurouni Ken­shin “remake”, I was absolute­ly ecsta­t­ic and expect­ed some­thing more along the lines of Full­met­al Alchemist: Broth­er­hood where it was a com­plete reboot that fin­ish­es the man­ga com­plete­ly (Jinchu arc ani­mat­ed = <3 =D). Turns out that it was just a set of OVAs that […]

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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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