Franchise Rant: Possibly the worst MANGA anniversary out there (Yuu☆gi☆ou/“Yu-Gi-Oh!” King film)

Best M&W Recent­ly, there’s been quite a few revivals of my favorite old school weeb Japan­ese fran­chis­es, most­ly con­nect­ed to spe­cial anniver­saries. To name a few, Card­cap­tor Saku­ra (North Amer­i­can license res­cued, new mer­chan­dise and art­work cel­e­brat­ing CLAM­P’s 25th anniver­sary), Digi­mon Adven­ture (upcom­ing Digi­mon Adven­ture tri.), Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon Crys­tal), Drag­on Ball (30th anniversary […]

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I declare this month “Happy Month”

Image Cred­it: 咩狼(めい) from Pix­iv Because my birth­day was like, two days ago, and the feel of attain­ing the most pos­si­ble adult free­doms avail­able in Cal­i­for­nia is awe­some (I’m 21 now? Yessir!), I declare this month “Hap­py Month” in which posts and rants about ter­ri­ble or mediocre things is kept to a min­i­mum in com­par­i­son to […]

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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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A way for studios to avoid bad fillers

It’s com­mon knowl­edge with­in the ani­me fan­dom that series based off of on-going man­ga or light nov­els resort to pro­duc­ing orig­i­nal episodes, which serve as padding, in order for the ani­me’s sto­ry to main­tain a cer­tain dis­tance from the orig­i­nal sto­ry. How­ev­er, there’s some­what of an inher­ent prob­lem with fillers or ani­me-orig­i­­nal episodes. Half of the […]

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 01 (Manga Comparison) — INJURED BY A CHILDREN’S CARD GAME LAWL

So, after Toei’s ani­me was can­celled after adapt­ing the first sev­en vol­umes like total spazzes, Kon­a­mi and Nihon Ad Sys­tems decid­ed to make their own Yu-Gi-Oh! adap­ta­tion two years lat­er. Only this adap­ta­tion was made to be a pure adver­tise­ment for their card game. This was their plan: skip the first sev­en vol­umes of the […]

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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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2012 Summer Blogging List and Rewatch List

Since the start of a few sum­mer ani­me series have already begun, I guess it’s time to com­pile a list of the ani­me that I’m going to (most like­ly) be blog­ging about. I also includ­ed a list of ani­me that I’ll be re-watch­ing and blog­ging, since the sum­mer sea­son does­n’t seem to be too inter­est­ing, in […]

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I affirm that Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt’s ending is nothing more than Gainax trolling

Just look for it. You’ll nev­er find it. You’re wast­ing your time. In order words, Nichi­jou, Tot­toko Ham­taro Gechu, X‑MEN, and Yon­de­ma­suyo, Azazel-san are look­ing pret­ty good. Ham­taro, why you got­ta be so frig­gin’ CUTE? I’ll be blog­ging some of them since I’m pret­ty much done with my senior stuff, and there­fore have time to blog again. […]

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