Death Note: the halfway mark review


Ok, so I’ve watched a little more than half the episodes of Death Note (20 out of 37) but close enough. Anyway, Death Note was one of the few series’ that I loved right from the first episode. My opinion of it has changed (for the better) since my initial review of the first 2 episodes, and now I like it even more and I understand why it’s one of the more popular (but not quite mainstream) series’ around nowadays…

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Inuyasha ch. 497 review

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Volume 50, chapter 497 Kohaku’s Neck

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Naruto the Abridged Series, and other anime vs YouTube stuff


A while ago I wrote a post about Yu-Gi-Oh! the Abridged Series, which I still think has got to be the best anime amv/parody/spoof/fandub series there is. Whether you like it or hate it, as long as you’re a little familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh!, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t find LittleKuriboh’s series hilarious! XD But now I’d like to talk about a new abridged series I’ve started watching – yup, Naruto the Abridged Series. Though I still think YGO the Abridged Series is a bit more clever, this one is definitely worth checking out for fans (and anti-fans) alike.

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Finally an update on the main site!


I finally had some free time today to do a little work on the main AnimeYume.com site instead of here on the blog…

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Game review: Pokemon Ranger


In the Nintendo DS game, Pokemon Ranger, rather than play as a pokemon trainer like in the other games, you play the part of a pokemon ranger. Taking advantage of the DS stylus and touch screen, you capture pokemon in a whole different way – by “looping” a number of circles around them, all the while trying to keep them from breaking out of the loop or damaging your capture styler with their attacks. Instead of raising and battling pokemon, the job of a pokemon ranger is to take temporary control of pokemon with the capture styler and use their abilities to help solve problems in different cities and environments.

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Inuyasha ch. 496 review

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Volume 50, chapter 496 Trick

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Gaara: ultimate anime “tragic past”


As of now, the Naruto dub on CN just finished airing episodes 76 and 77, the episodes that delve deep into Gaara’s past. It’s been at least a year since I last watched these episodes fansubbed, and after re-watching them on CN, I have to say that I honestly think Gaara has the most tragic and well-developed past of any anime character I’ve ever known…

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Results of American Anime Awards


I know I’m a bit late on reporting this, but I still want to post my thoughts and opinions. After finding out the winners of the first American Anime Awards, I can say that I was a bit pleased, but I can also see room for improvement…

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Inuyasha ch. 494 – 495 review

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Volume 50, chapter 494 The Two Worlds, chapter 495 Further Thought

Sorry, I know I’ve been falling behind on the IY chapter reviews. Blame it on too much school and work XP I still want to continue writing them though, I just can’t get them up immediately after the new chapter is released. Anyway, I decided to cover 2 chapters in this review in order to help me catch up…

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Classic Disney songs in Japanese


While randomly searching around the Internet not too long ago, I stumbled across just that…Disney songs in Japanese. For someone who loves Japanese (and is also a veteran Disney fan), this was quite an interesting find (BTW, in Japan, Disney and all other forms of animation are considered “anime”. It’s only in America and other countries that “anime” refers to Japanese animation only ^^)

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