Archives for May 2011

Funny fansub fails

I’m still in the midst of enjoying my 3-day weekend but I didn’t want to ignore the blog for too long. So here’s a fun and simple post this Memorial Day to memorialize some hilarious anime fansub fails…

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The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya (novels 10-11) spoilers roundup

FINAL UPDATE: 9/24/11Due to Yen Press soliciting an official English release of Surprise, I have removed links to the fan translation

Originally scheduled for release in mid-2007, the 10th volume of the Haruhi light novels, The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyougaku), has been delayed for four years since then. Finally, after getting only a short preview chapter of volume 10 last year, volumes 10 and 11 went on sale in full yesterday in Japan and a few other countries.

In this post, I’ve rounded up all the current spoilers available in English for the new novels, and will continue to update the post when necessary…

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The wonders of anime apparel and always having anime on your person

Being the major anime fan that I am, it’s hard for me to imagine not owning any piece of anime apparel. I realize that it’s not always appropriate to advertise anime on your person, but for the most part, I feel more like myself when carrying something anime on me, whether it’s the shirt on my back, a bag holding my belongings, or a keychain for my car keys. So what exactly are the appeals of advertising your anime fandom when out in real life…

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Digimon: from Adventure to Xros Wars

Credit to linked pixiv user

Back in the late 90s/early 2000s when Pokemon was at the height of its popularity, many similar “monster collection” anime and game series were brought over from Japan in the hopes of cashing in on this current fad. While the majority of these franchises simply came and went, arguably the most successful one was Digimon…

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The hit or miss of anime fan fiction

Ever since the Internet began to find its way into the life of the average person, sharing fan fiction online became a standard fandom outlet for all forms of media. I first discovered the world of fan fiction in the early 2000s thanks to my then brand new anime obsession and beginning exposure to computers. But although I dabbled in fan fiction for a few years, unlike fan art and fan made videos, it never stuck with me…

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My top 10 anime endings

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I recently counted down my top 10 anime openings, so now it’s time to move on to endings, as difficult as it was…

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Thoughts on fan service

Fan service is a very dividing aspect of anime fandom, particularly in Western fandom. Some fans love it, some don’t mind it, and many can’t stand it. But like Valence has posted, I beg the question of what exactly fan service is and is it really that detestable…

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My experience with bootleg anime products

If you’ve been an anime consumer for any length of time, I’m sure you know that there’s a ton of bootleg anime products out there. From biggies like DVDs and figures to minute things like posters and pins, bootleg products can be found in stores, online, and anywhere anime is sold. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessive when it comes to buying only guaranteed official products, but with few exceptions I’ve recently been making a conscious effort to avoid bootlegs…

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Anecdotes of an anime fan

Being an active anime fan for many years, I’ve had quite a few interesting things happen to me, whether they were funny, frustrating, or just plain weird. Today I’ll be sharing a handful of my most memorable anime anecdotes…

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