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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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Sunday, August 10th, 2014
4:02pm

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Ginban Kaleidoscope
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  Due to various circumstances, I watched this on a TV and took no notes. So, here’s what I can remember from this modern fairy tale (if I may borrow the formula from Tappan). When I lampooned the summary of Ginban Kaleidoscope at ANN, I had no idea that I would watch it, let alone like it. But...

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Ginban Kaleidoscope  
Ginban Kaleidoscope
Friday, August 8th, 2014
5:37am

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PuPiPo
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  Although Pixy compared PuPiPo to Haibane Renmei, what he really meant is the progression of the escalation in the story. Watching it, I went like so: 01: A little girl can see ghosts, how cute 04: An adventure in the otherworld, nice 09: Future adults, this is getting interesting 13: Now they are...
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
3:49pm

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Kancolle PV is awful
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  Two news items from Kancolle hit recently: 1) anime is delayed into 2015, 2) PV is available. The video in particular took over the Twitter by storm as dozens of surfing montages were shared (static and animated). I managed to stick with the PV for about 2/3 before giving up, so I saw the surfing,...

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Idolmaster: Xenoglossia  
Idolmaster: Xenoglossia
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
5:39am

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Locodol 05
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  Episode 5 of Locodol feels like a rather clumsy filler, but when I watched girls praying to the lesser-known god, I figured that it needs to be considered from the right angle. I remembered the Stellvia 09, the episode ahead of the Great Mission, where nothing much happened either. The episode’s...
3:03am

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Evirus on Barakamon
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  I dropped a quick look at Evirus’ intro and decided that it’s just the anime for me before withdrawing quickly in fear of spoilers. That was a mistake, because having marathoned 5 episodes I went back to read the post and discovered that there’s going to be no ending. Also, there were...
1:52am

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Hashi-hime on Glasslip
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  Calls it the season’s favourite: Glasslip – One of the best shows in years, in my opinion (but not in anyone else’s, lol). Riveting performance by newcomer Fukagawa Seria, supported by the dependably excellent Hayami Saori and Taneda Risa. Romance(s); magic; sharp and beautiful flow of...

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true tears  Simoun  
true tearsSimoun
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
9:47pm

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The death of yosakoi, jazz, and anime
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  I wanted to find out if naruko are going to become as popular as Les Paul guitars, but what I found was different. The cold data of Google spells the doom: Basically yosakoi peaked about the same time anime peaked, and was in decline ever since The peaks at June of each year must coincide with the...
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
5:42pm

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Anime Viking on Daisuki
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  This is what happens when you extensively research propaganda and PR declarations by corporate suits and then take them on face value (in particular Shibata’a promises of not strong-arming Crunchy): In other words, Daisuki was meant as a complement to the already existing anime streaming websites....
Sunday, July 27th, 2014
3:38am

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Locodol begins
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  Here goes the low-pressure watch of the season. I’ll just note one strange thing: the protagonist’s partner, Yukari, is presented as 1) a second edition Tsumugi Kotobuki (beautiful, rich, lesbian), and 2) astonishingly capable idol. On paper it’s a recipy for Mary Sue debacle, but...
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
5:17pm

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Suzuka fails
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  To follow-up on the sports theme, I sampled Suzuka on Hulu, and what a dire show that was. The creators take the conventional stereotypes, but present them in most inept way possible. Everything that happens is annoyingly unnatural, acted out. On the other hand, Evirus tweets again: “Ginban Kaleidoscope...

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Suzuka  
Suzuka
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
4:42pm

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Evirus on Sabagebu
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  As tweeted: You can tell Sabagebu is shoujo instead of a cute-girls-doing-cute-things show because all the girls are being total cunts to each other. Having seen Kimi ni Todoke, I give him both +3, Funny and +3, Insightful. For a more conventional take, see RABUJOI.
2:55pm

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The quest for good sports anime
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  An off-hand comment by Nova how he boycotts sports anime reminded me about this: I had pretty poor record with it. Not that I boycott it strictly like Nova, but I never was enthusiastic about it and neglected the genre. It is high time for the neglect to be rectified. The recent failure of Yowamushi...

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Chihayafuru  Ookiku Furikabutte  Ginban Kaleidoscope  
ChihayafuruOokiku FurikabutteGinban Kaleidoscope
Monday, July 21st, 2014
2:05am

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Hadigirl minus
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  I ran through all 10 available episodes, and a thought occured to me: why bother with all the somewhat slightly animated manga thing? Just scan manga, and have the cast read it aloud, voila. Alas, it’s not so simple. Manga has speech balloons, which this quasi-animated manga thing does not. It...
Sunday, July 20th, 2014
3:23am

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Evirus on Chaika
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  In a season’s summary: Thankfully, Chaika succeeds wonderfully in its execution. The fights are consistently good, and the characters endearing enough to draw the viewer’s sympathy. One standout in particular, Fredrica, can attribute her character’s draw almost entirely to the way...
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
4:01am

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Kawai-sou ends
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  And so, marathoned in 3 days, it ends so quickly: a series that I seriously meant to suspend in the beginning. Notes that I penciled at ep.1 dripped with scorn, like in “so, it’s a story of yet another fine young man thinking with his penis”. Suffering of poor Shiratori left me too...
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