Happy New Year!

明けましておめでとうございます or Happy New Year! ^_^

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Haruhi and Shana 2009 calendar scans

Every year for the past four years I’ve posted scans of newly released anime calendars on my site around this time. So this year I have scans for the Haruhi and Shana 2009 calendars…

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Kannagi review

Kannagi wasn’t on my original list of “to watch” anime for the fall ’08 season, but once I saw how popular it became, I just had to see what all the fuss was about! XD So I spent the past few days of my winter break marathon-ing through the 13 episodes. And now that I’ve seen it all, I must admit that Kannagi is deserving of its popularity…

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Game review: Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten

Although this is technically not an actual game, for anyone who’s trying to learn Japanese and who doesn’t have $200+ to spend on a real electronic Japanese dictionary, this “Japanese dictionary on a DS cartridge” is a great substitute. Sure, it doesn’t have quite as much as a real electronic dictionary, but until you’ve gone past at least an advanced level of Japanese, this little DS cartridge will definitely be a major help…

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Merry Christmas from Mainichi Anime Yume!

Just wanted to wish all my visitors a merry Christmas! ^_^ Whether you celebrate the real Xmas, or just a secular version like me, I hope it’s merry and bright! And if you don’t celebrate Xmas, I wish you a happy holidays in whatever you do =)

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Mainichi Anime Yume on Twitter!

About a week ago I decided to sign up for the fairly new but popular short-messaging site, Twitter…

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Clannad – After Story: the halfway mark review

Since I enjoyed Visual Art’s/Key’s other two series, Air and Kanon, and since I adore KyotoAni’s work, I decided to start watching Clannad when the first season aired last fall. Unlike Air and Kanon, Clannad not only got an additional OVA, but now it’s going through its sequel this fall with Clannad – After Story. And luckily, 12 episodes into Clannad AS, and I’m happy to report that it has all the charm and emotion that made the first season so good…

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Toradora!: the halfway mark review

As of now, I am 12 episodes through Toradora!, which is roughly half of this 25 episode series. When news of this anime based on award-winning light novels first came out, it was one of the most highly anticipated series for the fall 2008 season. So I decided to watch it and see if it was worth all the hype. And it didn’t take more than the first two episodes for me to get hooked…

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Veteran Pokemon voice actress Maddie Blaustein passes away

Earlier today it was announced that English anime VA Maddie Blaustein, most famous for her role as Meowth in 4Kids’ dub of Pokemon, passed away unexpectedly last Thursday at the age of 48…

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Game review: Harvest Moon – Tree of Tranquility

Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility, the latest release in the Harvest Moon series. This first HM game for the Wii utilizes a larger and more complex world than previous games, with many new additions to the farming, crop harvesting, animal raising, cooking, foraging, and just plain “peaceful living,” which is the main appeal of the Harvest Moon series. There are many great new additions in TofT that previous games do not have, but there are also things that are lacking in this HM game as well…

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