Clannad – After Story: final thoughts

The Clannad saga finally comes to an end, at least for now. The first Clannad series was touching, but in my opinion, After Story is where the series really shines…

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Game review: Pokemon Platinum

Pokemon Platinum, the latest release in the line of Pokemon games and the third standard Pokemon RPG game on the Nintendo DS, following the incredibly successful Diamond and Pearl games. As with past generations of Pokemon games, once the new generation duo games are released, a third expansion version is made using the same basic story and gameplay but with a handful of new features. Platinum is the “extended version” of the Diamond and Pearl adventures, just like Yellow, Crystal, and Emerald were to their respective generations…

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Toradora!: final thoughts

I was hesitant, but I finally watched the last episode of Toradora! a couple of nights ago. And thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised that it pulled off a fairly good ending…

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New anime sections

I didn’t think I could do it, but today I managed to post a whooping 5 new anime sections on the main AnimeYume.com site…

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Michiko to Hatchin review

Michiko to Hatchin was one of the more unique anime to come out in the past few years. It doesn’t fall into the genre of wish-fulfilling fantasy or harem comedy that are so common nowadays in anime. Although it could be classified as simply an action/adventure series, it has the same kind of radical style and unconventional feel that made Cowboy Bebop stand out. You’ll find little to no blatant fan-pandering scenes or stereotypical anime archetypes in Michiko to Hatchin; like Cowboy Bebop, the ingenuity of its art, music, and setting are what make it appealing…

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What exactly do Japanese and American otaku like about anime?


This is a recent Ask John post that caught my attention. John points out that there is indeed a difference between what Japanese fans like about anime and what American fans like about it…

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Briefly off hiatus for spring break

Hi, it’s been a while ^^ Well, the winter school term is finally behind me so today I started work on some overdue updates…

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