Kemono no Souja Erin review: remembering the journey

One of the best and most underrated anime of the year, perhaps of the decade, has recently come to an end…

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Interpreting the ending of Darker than Black 2

So ends the anticipated second season of Darker than Black, at 12 episodes. The series was really good, though it wasn’t what I had initially thought it would be (early promotional art/summaries made it seem like Hei and Yin would be the main protagonists). And like the first season, I’m having some trouble figuring out the ending…

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Seitokai no Ichizon review

How do you write a review about a 12-episode anime that’s literally about nothing?

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12 moments of anime 2009: #1 My first time at Akihabara


Posters inside an elevator at the Animate store in Akihabara

Completing my 12 moments of anime for 2009, here’s my most significant moment, #1:

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Haruhi season 2 (Endless Eight) to have a U.S. release?

Today (Christmas Day in the U.S.), the “official” Haruhi English web site, ASOS Brigade.com, updated with subtle hints that the new season 2 episodes of the recent rebroadcast will be officially released in the U.S., perhaps with Endless Eights and all…

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Merry Christmas from Mainichi Anime Yume!

It’s now officially Christmas day here in the USA. And I hope it’s a wonderfully white one for all of you…

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12 moments of anime 2009: #2 Haruhi season 2

Continuing with my 12 moments of anime for 2009 (in order of significance to me personally), here’s #2:

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Criticism of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza (episode by episode)

I’m pretty tolerant, but I have to admit that this is one anime I was rather ashamed to have continued watching to the end…

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12 moments of anime 2009: #3 Completing the Enies Lobby arc of One Piece

Continuing with my 12 moments of anime for 2009 (in order of significance to me personally), here’s #3:

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12 moments of anime 2009: #4 Teaching a class about anime

Continuing with my 12 moments of anime for 2009 (in order of significance to me personally), here’s #4:

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