RE: The roots of our fandom

Yume­ka of Mainichi Ani­me Yume wrote an arti­cle where she harkened back to her child­hood and exam­ined the ori­gins of when her love of ani­me first began and, of course, why it still per­sists in her heart today. She asked her read­ers if they could trace any instances of ear­ly “ner­dom” with­in their child­hoods that […]

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School Days: Review/Rant!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! That’s right folks! JAST has released the very infa­mous School Days visu­al nov­el for all the pub­lic to see! So grab your blan­ket and sad-faces, right? Every­one knows how this is going to go! Every­one has seen this damn ani­me, so nat­u­ral­ly, the visu­al nov­el is prob­a­bly going to be equal­ly as dis­turb­ing! I […]

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Characters of 2007

A lot of us are look­ing back at which series are the most mem­o­rable this year for a vari­ety of rea­sons — the qual­i­ty of the sto­ry­telling, orig­i­nal­i­ty, niche gim­micks (moé, loli­ta, Shō­­tarō-char­ac­ters, A Drill That Will Pierce Through The Heav­ens, unnat­ur­al boob mea­sure­ments, etc.), and all that oth­er shit. HOWEVER! To me, what real­ly […]

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School Days — How you *shouldn’t* have relationships.

Here, we have a chron­i­cle of how I came to hate Mako­to, the lead char­ac­ter of School Days and the worst “pro­tag­o­nist” EVER. Episode 1: Here, we have a typ­i­cal guy who is too much of a wuss to approach the girl he claims to like. We’ve all been there and done that, right? He’s […]

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School Days 01

Short Sum­ma­ry:“A school­boy: Mako­to Itō is fas­ci­nat­ed by Kotono­ha Kat­sura whom rides the same train he does every morn­ing. He man­ages to take a pic­ture of her in his cell­phonewith­out her know­ing due to some belief of a love charm; tak­ing a pic­ture in your cell­phone of some­one you like, make it your wall­pa­per for […]

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