Anime lateral thinking puzzles

After my previous post, which garnered a lot of discussion and more extensive comments than any post I’ve written in the past couple of years, I’m taking it easy today with something fun…

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A possible method for combating anime piracy

As many of us are aware, a couple of incidents involving Funimation and anime piracy have recently come up. The first incident involved the halting of Funimation’s simulcast of Fractale by the anime’s production committee until Funimation put a stop to illegal uploads of the series (after a week’s delay, it was just announced that the simulcast will resume this Monday). The second incident involved Funimation suing 1,337 bittorrent users who downloaded a fansub file of One Piece episode 481. A recent post by Ultimatemegax got me thinking about possible ways to combat anime piracy in this day and age of streaming and torrents…

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Pokemon Black and White English release preview post


BLACKWHITE by ほう

It’s now a little over a month until Pokemon Black and White make their American debut on March 6th (and, for the first time, Europe will be getting the games two days before America on March 4th). Bits of info have been trickling in about the English release, particularly the English names of characters, places, items, and other aspects of the games…

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First impressions of the winter ’11 anime I’m watching

As usual, here are my initial impressions of the anime I’m watching this season…

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Nostalgia: Remembering DOS games


Long before the 2010 film…

For the past few days, I’ve been flashbacking about two decades and reliving my very first encounters with computers, particularly computer games of the early 90s…

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Anime powers I would like to have

I’m sure this is something we’ve all given thought to at some point during our fandom. I was inspired by a post from Glo about anime powers I would like to have, and have since come up with a list…

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The changing trends of anime titles

A while back, I wrote a post about the structure of anime episode titles. Today I’m going to focus on the actual titles of anime series and how they’ve changed over the years…

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Welcome to my anime haven


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It’s now been a year and four months since I last posted photos of my room, which is covered in anime posters and goodies. My room actually got featured in ANN’s Shelf Life back in Sept. 2009 when I submitted the photos. A lot has changed since then, so I decided it’s once again time to take out the camera and share the 2011 version of my anime-covered room with everyone…

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Commenting on anime blogs

Even though I started my own blog and became familiar with the blogshere in late ’06, I’ve only been commenting regularly on blogs, my own and others, within the past couple of years…

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The World God Only Knows: can true love exist outside the real world?

The World God Only Knows started out as another light comedy series that pokes fun at an aspect of the otaku world. However, as the series progresses, the arcs involving each of the girls that Keima encounters became increasingly more involved and complex – Ayumi’s was forgettable, Mio’s was interesting but still typical, and Kanon’s was quite dramatic. I felt that Shiori’s arc however, was the most compelling and brilliantly conveyed an overall message that the series itself is trying to tell, through Shiori and through Keima himself…

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