Cats and dogs in anime and Japan

There’s certainly no shortage of cats in anime, whether as major or minor characters. Disregarding the ever popular cat-girl, I can list quite a few anime cats off the top of my head. When it comes to anime dogs however…I have more trouble thinking of some. I wonder why that is since, according to a recent Japan Times article, both cats and dogs seem to be equally popular in Japan as pets, with dogs outnumbering cats in some cases…

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Final spring/summer 2011 anime reviews

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Seven anime I’ve been watching this past spring and summer seasons have come to an end. Normally I like to give each series its own review post, especially for the longer shows. But I also like to review anime when it’s fresh in my mind, and if I wait to review each one individually, it’ll take me longer than I’d like to get them all done. So instead I opted to make a single post here for the last four spring/summer 2011 anime I’m going to review. Since there’s four of them, I tried to keep each review concise while still getting out everything I want to say…

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Where are all the female anime fans?

My friend f0calizer and I were discussing this topic the other day. We’re both interested in meeting other anime fans and finding social gatherings of fans in our area. However, we’re constantly puzzled by the same thing – the lack of female anime fans, not just at anime clubs and such, but within the anime blogsphere as well…

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Double Noitamina review: No.6 and Usagi Drop

Like last season’s [C] and AnoHana, this passing summer season of anime included a sci-fi and slice-of-life Noitamina series; No.6 and Usagi Drop respectively. With the typical Noitamina run of just 11 episodes, how did the two vastly different shows fare?…

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Steins;Gate review

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After weeks of time-traveling tragedy, I can breath a sigh of relief as Steins;Gate reaches its much deserved happy ending…

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Searching for post ideas

Well, it’s finally happened – I’m having a lot of trouble coming up with new anime-related topics to write about and I need help…

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My picks for the fall ’11 season

The list of anime scheduled to air in a few weeks for the fall 2011 season has been out for a while, but I’m just now sitting down and deciding which ones I’ll be watching. Nine anime I’m currently watching will end by fall, so I reckon I’ll pick up that number of shows to watch, give or take a couple…

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Hate in anime fandom

Often times when asked what our favorite anime and characters are, we’re also asked what anime and characters we hate. For most fans, it’s easy to rattle off a number of anime they despise and characters they wish would disappear into oblivion. When I’m prompted with this question however, I find that I have difficulty answering it. I could ramble on and on about anime and characters that I love (which I’m sure you’ve seen me do on the blog!) but I’m unsure when it comes to proclaiming my hate…

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