Kyoukai no Kanata — Final Impressions

Win­ter Break is over, my next col­lege quar­ter has start­ed, and of course I’ve also fin­ished watch­ing Kyoukai no Kana­ta pri­or to that. I must say that the con­clu­sion of Kyoukai no Kana­ta pret­ty much sealed my opin­ion of the series — that is to say, it has­n’t changed quite much. This post isn’t going […]

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Autumn 2013 Anime Leftovers

Image Cred­it: ange­lo (gom­a­hanget­su) from Pix­iv Now that it’s Win­ter Break and I’ve escaped the hec­tic col­lege life for the time being, I can devote more time into the blog. Let’s give a round-of-applause to free time not being eat­en up by the PS3 and Pock­et Mon­sters X! That being said, here’s my updat­ed thoughts […]

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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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Noizi Itou 【Live Drawing】

As an anime/manga fan-artist, I keep myself updat­ed on Wacom’s YouTube chan­nel, a com­pa­ny which pro­duces high-qual­i­­ty graph­ics tablets (of which I do not own, ARGH), and every so often they upload a video show­cas­ing well-known artists using their tablets such as the Cin­tiq 24HD. For fans of The Melan­choly of Haruhi Suzu­miya, Shaku­gan no […]

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Shakugan no SHANA IIFINAL

(I’m way over­do. Who­ev­er took me off their blogrolls, I love you too. ) This series was dis­ap­point­ing in many ways, and when I thought it would redeem all of that by hav­ing an awe­some final… it did­n’t. Leav­ing a crap­py open-end for a pos­si­ble third sea­son isn’t the way to go, espe­cial­ly since most […]

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Shakugan no SHANA II (17–23)

Wow, the sec­ond sea­son was real­ly a bumpy ride and as I expect­ed — it’ll all end at episode 24 (… it sort of con­firmed itself when the end­ing song and the cred­its played while the episode was still going on). Start­ing off with a real­ly unnec­es­sary filler arc, long spans of bor­ing episodes with […]

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Shakugan no SHANA II 16 — Thoughts on Yuji’s Big Sword ♥

Is that Yuji kick­ing ass in com­bat with the Blut­sauger I see there? Are you screw­ing with my mind SHANA? I don’t think Yuji should even be touch­ing that thing. It’s not that I hate him, it’s just that (for all we know) Sorath and Tyrael might have gone too far with their lit­tle hen­tai […]

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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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Shakugan no SHANA II — 12

REJOICE! After going through all those, which goes with­out say­ing, mediocre episodes, we’re final­ly get­ting to the meat of the series. PHELES APPEARS!

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Shakugan no SHANA II — 11

The prepa­ra­tions for the Seishuu Fes­ti­vals begins, along with Wil­helmi­na’s return to Mis­a­ki City, reveal­ing Yuji’s inevitable fate: the cre­ator of the Rei­ji Mai­go is stll alive, and being the memen­to of her lover… The Beau­ti­ful Whim, Phe­les will soon appear to take it back. Wil­helmi­na also fins out about Yuji’s sil­ver flame. How­ev­er, it […]

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