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The Anime Notebook is a collection of random notes about the anime and anime-related matters from an American fan.

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Monday, December 8th, 2014
7:09pm

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Not a podcast again
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  I find a mildly intriguing podcast once in a while, and I wonder: how do people find time to listen to them? Must be commuting. Unfortunately, I work from my bedroom! And in this particular case, I know everything I need to know about that movie from the manga, so nope.
6:02pm

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M. LaMoe on the death of literature
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  According to post at Anime Diet, “light novels are the culprit that killed the Japanese traditional literature or “pure literature” as they call it” (he agrees with the statements of Owlguildy to that effect). Personally, I think Murakami killed literature better, but sure. At least...
Monday, December 1st, 2014
1:44am

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iM@S CG, GBF TRY, K-ON
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  As a part of pre-broadcast hype, a new PV came out, and a massive interview (translated in thesii). They cause some concern: the new anime is no different from the old one. Something like that happened before: I dropped GBF TRY after 3 episodes. As much as I loved the original, what is the point? Re-heated...
Sunday, November 30th, 2014
3:55am

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Idolmaster Cinderella Girls 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza
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  It was 3 years already? Time sure flies. There’s a lot going on in the meatspace on the occasion, but one thing that I felt the most was that Mobage permitted unverifieds to claim bonuses. Suddenly I have an overflow of idols and had to take unprecendented steps, like sell 20 Rares for Rare Medals...
3:38am

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Denki-Gai 07-09
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  As I feared, Denki-Gai no Honya-san slipped off the heights of ep.6. The tender moment of 09 is supposed to be when Kantoku threatened to rape unconscious Hio-tan. Still, it’s quite noticeable that the series works best when it turns away from the workplace comedy toward romantic comedy. And gosh,...
Monday, November 24th, 2014
7:37am

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Haibane Renmei at YouTube
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  FUNi posted Haibane Renmei to YouTube, and I am enjoying a rewatch. Every time it happens, I worry that it turns out to be an obsolete anime that only became popular by accident, but no. It is still great. The animation is quite dated, of course, and it was a low-budget production to begin with. There’s...
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
4:04pm

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Yumeka wins at comment bait
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  Name That Anime #3.
6:14am

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ZakuAbumi on animebloggers
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  The first question that comes to mind: where did you learn to blog, son? So many quotes and not one is linked. FAIL. Also, the link above will be 0.001 BTC, thanks. UPDATE: Another odd habit that Zaku demonstrates is adding updates with a self-comment. That one is not, strictly speaking, a blogging...
5:16am

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Inou Battle begins
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  The Inou Battle is yet another turn in the 1 Boy N Girls Club arena. Initial signs aren’t good. It’s a harem, of course. With a loli. The style of humour is similar to Rokujouma with a dash of Chuuni REN. One (practically) former blogger suggested that something bad is going to land in 04....
4:55am

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GYO
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  At a meeting of my fabulous anime club today, I had to watch GYO, or, truth to be told, had to make every effort not to watch it. The anime is basically a disaster porn. People losing human nature and such, the usual. Completely not up my alley, and also comletely routine. Even had a stock mad scientist...
Friday, November 21st, 2014
9:39pm

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Evirus on Shirobako
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  Karmaburn: Through five episodes, I can’t quite dispassionately decide if the show itself is simply good, or if I’m biased toward viewing it in a more favorable light because I personally find fascinating the subject matter and behind-the-scenes details revealed by the show.
Monday, November 17th, 2014
5:57pm

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Urobutcher gone missing from Gargantia
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  At least that’s the take at Lost in America: As we know [Urobutcher] wrote only the first and last episodes of the series, and to what extent he was involved in what came between I don’t know. But this OVA in particular is completely devoid of anything remotely resembling contemplation...

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Suisei no Gargantia  
Suisei no Gargantia
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
5:50am

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Denki-Gai no Honya-san 06
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  I was running out of things to watch tonight, so I went to poke at queued series Vanadis and Daitoshokan (both at Hulu). Both were disappointing enough in the first few seconds that I gave up. Tatsuo Sato seems to be losing his touch But what to do? I dusted off Denki-Gai, which was in suspension after...
Sunday, November 9th, 2014
8:12pm

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Hyouka ends
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  The common theme for reviews of Hyouka is to laud its animation while sounding disappointed about the story. But I found it delivering on both counts. The animation of motion is frankly astonishing in Hyouka, and it’s pervasive. It looked to me at least a half step above of what Studio Ghibli...
8:12pm

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Hyouka ends
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  The common theme for reviews of Hyouka is to laud its animation while sounding disappointed about the story. But I found it delivering on both counts. The animation of motion is frankly astonishing in Hyouka, and it’s pervasive. It looked to me at least a half step above of what Studio Ghibli...
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