The order of watching anime

In a recent post on deluscar, Kai talks about how the order of watching anime with multiple installments can affect our enjoyment of it…

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The roots of our fandom

When I think of where my anime fandom originated, I know that it started with my obsession with Pokemon back in the late 90s. However, the roots of it go back further than that – perhaps the origin of my eventual anime fandom can be traced back to how I related to all the fads I ever went through as a kid…

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10 years of AnimeYume

This past June 30th marked the 10-year anniversary of my domain name, AnimeYume.com. I would have mentioned it sooner, but as usual around that time of year, I was busy with Anime Expo and writing my reviews of completed seasonal anime. I decided that today would be a good day to post about it since, while Mainichi Anime Yume is only 6 years old, this is the blog’s 600th post…

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First impressions of the summer ’12 anime I’m watching

Now that I’ve seen 2-3 episodes of the five summer ’12 anime I’m watching, it’s time to post my first impressions…

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The episodic blog and the editorial blog

In hind-sight of the recently completed 2nd Aniblog Tourney, chikorita157 wrote a post regarding the ever common argument that arises when talking about anime blogs – which is better, episodic blogs that post reviews of episodes of whatever seasonal series the blogger is watching, or editorial blogs that post about anime topics in general…

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Interpretations of time-travel in anime

Time-travel has been a popular trope in science fiction media for a long time, and anime is no exception. While not extremely common in anime, there are nevertheless a handful of titles where time-travel plays an important role. Today I want to examine how time-travel is interpreted differently in a few such anime…

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Spring 2012 anime mini-reviews

Besides the second installment of Fate/Zero, which I wrote a full review of last week, five of the other seasonal anime I was watching ended during the days I was away at Anime Expo. Since the summer season of anime is already upon us, I decided to wrap up my thoughts on these five remaining spring anime all in one post here. Not to make the post terribly long, each of the five will have a “mini-review,” focusing only on specific things I feel like saying about them…

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Anime Expo 2012 coverage and photos

Yesterday I returned home from my 4-day stay at Anime Expo 2012. I had a fantastic time to say the least – I met up with a lot of cool people, went to great events, saw amazing cosplay, and bought lots of goodies! You can see my full coverage and photos of the con after the jump…

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