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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My 5 favorite anime of 2010

Before I get to the main content of this post, I just want to apologize for the recent lack of blogging. I’ve been very ill this past week and haven’t been able to do much of anything except lie in bed in a fevered stupor. Currently I’m on the road to recovery but I’m still pretty weak. However, I wanted to keep up my New Year’s tradition of picking my five favorite anime from the passing year…

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8 moments of anime 2010 (because I couldn’t think of 12)

Although I participated in the blogsphere’s “12 moments of anime” series last December, I didn’t do it this year because I’ve been too busy and I also couldn’t think of twelve things. However, not wanting to neglect it all together, I decided to make one post for the eight moments I have managed to come up with…

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Final reflections on OreImou: CAN she be this cute?

Like other fans, OreImou has given me many topics to ponder over the course of its twelve episodes. In a previous post, I discussed six of these topics from the first five episodes. In this post, I’ll wrap things up with my thoughts until episode twelve…

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Katanagatari review


ずっとね by ちゃぼ

I recently finished Katanagatari, a series by the same creator as Bakemonogatari, and one of the more unusual anime to come out this year. Its twelve episode run started airing in January, with a 50 minute episode released each month until now, December. As a whole, I thought it was good and enjoyed most parts of it, but I also had my share of issues with it as well…

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First impressions of the fall 2010 anime I’m watching

After finishing seven series from the spring/summer ’10 seasons, there weren’t too many fall ’10 anime that immediately grabbed my attention. As of now I’ve settled into five, but I may pick up one or two more…

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Belated reviews of spring and summer 2010 anime I watched

I finished watching seven seasonal anime over the past two weeks…more than I’ve done in quite a while actually. Since the fall ’10 season is already upon us, and I’ve only reviewed three of the seven shows so far (Ookami-san, Heroman, and Maid-sama!), I decided to finish things off with mini-reviews of the remaining four shows: Occult Academy, K-ON!!, Rainbow, and Seitokai Yakuindomo…

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Kaichou wa Maid-sama! review

My review of Kaichou wa Maid-sama!…

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Heroman review


HEROMAN by ビギナー

This anime series based on a manga by Marvel Comic’s Stan Lee has just come to an end. While it wasn’t as well received among American fans as I’m sure the original creators had hoped, I actually found it pretty good…

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Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi review

One of the more enjoyable, and regrettably shorter, anime titles from the summer season has come to an end…

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