Archives for May 2010

Evangelion 2.22 thoughts and impressions

I wasn’t planning on making an Evangelion 2.22 post since everyone has already written reviews/impressions of it and I can’t imagine what more can be said. But…I had a lot to say about it anyway and I just couldn’t keep it to myself XD This post is sort of a review, but it’s mostly my thoughts and impressions after finally watching the movie last night…

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The allure of high school in anime

Anyone who’s familiar with a fair amount of anime knows just how common high school life, and characters who are high school students themselves, are in many genres of anime. Some may say the reason for this simply comes down to target audience, but I think there’s more to it than that…

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“The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” U.S. premiere and movie review

This past Friday I took a relatively short trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA, to attend the U.S. premiere of “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.”

The first part of this post is my description of the actual premiere event itself, and the second part is my review of the movie. Since it’s basically two posts in one, I apologize in advance for the length…

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Mainichi Anime Yume in the Aniblog Tourney

Last updated: 05/30/10
Mainichi Anime Yume’s match has finally come up in Round 2 of the Aniblog Tourney. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the tournament, which started last month, pits different anime blogs against each other and lets readers vote for their favorite.

If you’re new to Mainichi Anime Yume and are deciding whether to vote for it or not, I’ve created this post to offer an overview of the kind of blog it is and the posts that I write…

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Appyling “The Laws of Anime” to the anime of now

Anyone who began their anime fandom in the early 2000s or sooner may remember “The Laws of Anime”…

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How important is originality in anime?

I’ve heard it said that most anime, even some of the best loved series, are in fact cliche and unoriginal. I’m sure many would agree that the majority of moe/harem/fan service anime that have come out in recent years are annoyingly cliche, but it can even be applied to shonen, shojo, slice-of-life, and other genres…

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The dichotomy between your real and online self

Guess you’d only know the significance of this picture if you watch Durarara!!

I’m sure many of us have thought about this before…

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Pokemon Black & White starters and protagonists revealed!

Last updated: 05/15/10
Last night a magazine scan of the three starter pokemon and two protagonists for the upcoming 5th generation games, Pokemon Black & White, was leaked…

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Is there any type of anime character you dislike?

I don’t really like or dislike maids (but Hayate characters I like XD)

I’ve spent much time discussing my favorite anime characters, but I’ve rarely written about characters I dislike (probably because there are not that many in comparison). So today I’ll be looking at what there is to dislike about certain types of characters, as well as my personal dislikes…

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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu review

After reading nothing but good reviews of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (The Idiot, the Tests, and the Summoned Beings), I decided to see what all the fuss was about…

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