AnimeYume.com’s 7th anniversary!

Today my domain name and main web site, AnimeYume.com, turns seven years old…

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The String Concert of Haruhi Suzumiya

Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensou (The String Concert of Haruhi Suzumiya) was a concert held in Tokyo this past April 29th featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic playing music from the Haruhi TV series. The CD of the concert tracks was just released last week…

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K-ON! review

The most popular anime series of the spring 2009 season comes to an end, at least for now…

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Haruhi season 2 episode 3: Endless Eight (part 2)

Although “Endless Eight” was originally expected to be only one episode long, it’s now clear that it’s probably going to be three…

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Underrated series of 2009: Kemono no Souja Erin

Kemono no Souja Erin (Beast Harpist Erin) first began airing on NHK in January of this year and is scheduled for a 50 episode run. The series is based on novels by Seirei no Moribito creator Nahoko Uehashi, with animation by Production I.G. Personally, after seeing only 17 out of 50 episodes so far, I think KnSE is one of the best quality TV anime I’ve seen in recent years, both in storytelling quality, and the animation aesthetics are not too shabby either. Unfortunately, I also feel it’s one of the most underrated series of the year since, when compared to just about all other current anime, hardly anyone is talking about it or watching it…

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Cel vs digital: does animation style affect overall quality?

(Left) Lina from Slayers Next, 1995; (Right) Lina from Slayers Revolution, 2008

Ever since all anime switched from cel animation to digital animation back in the early 2000s, there has been some debate among fans about whether story/character quality has decreased even though animation techniques have increased…

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Eden of the East review

Although it was one of the shortest anime TV series to air recently, I feel it’s definitely one of the best…

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Haruhi season 2 episode 2: Endless Eight (part 1?)

I just finished watching the new Haruhi episode via live stream and, I’m sure most of us will agree, it ended quite contrary to what was expected…

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Nostalgic upload: English Pokemon CDs

Back in the day, I used to collect everything Pokemon, including the English music CDs that were released in 1999 through 2001. Recently, I grew nostalgic for these old songs and, realizing that it’s hard to come across the CDs nowadays, I decided to upload the 6 English Pokemon CDs that I have for your listening/nostalgic pleasure XD

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Graduated college, now seeking Japan-related jobs…

Well, I finally hit the big crossroad in life that most of us get to eventually; graduating college and figuring out what to do afterward…

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