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Sunday, April 29th, 2012

3 Episode Taste Test: Anthropomorphisation Throwdown!
  Anthropomorphisation in Japan is a time honoured tradition and part of its global exportation of “cute”. Some view it with indifference, others disdain. In anime culture it has a long history beyond the days of “OS-tan” with different females representing the different available...


Strike Witches  
Strike Witches
Thursday, April 26th, 2012

3 Episode Taste Test: Jormungand
  Jörmungandr – the world serpent, Jormungand - a Black Lagoon knock-off? Not quite. The parallels seem all too blatant from the first episode: a female lead, explosions and a fastidious attention to detail when it comes to guns. Black Lagoon though started utterly bonkers and was content to...


Black Lagoon Second Barrage  Black Lagoon  
Black Lagoon Second BarrageBlack Lagoon
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

A Dusk Maiden’s perception
  The third episode of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (Tasogare Otome x Amnesia) has a fascinating hook: perception. “it is critical to the nature of Yuuko – she only exists because others can see her” In the context of the episode it arrives when Kirie challenges Teiichi’s vision of Yuuko...
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Guts’ sword
  The first time we are introduced to Guts’ sword, the Dragonslayer, in Berserk is in the opening seconds as the master blacksmith Godo mends it. The first time we are properly introduced to it however is when Guts cleaves a brigand clean in two, taking out a solid wooden table and most of the floor...
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

3 Episode Taste Test: Medaka Box
  Medaka Box, despite sounding like the more amenable sister of Pandora’s Box, is proof positive that you need a strong director to make the most of sharp writing. Coming from the same pen as Bakemono and Nisemonogatari it’s hard to believe the protracted, laborious dialogue here could ever...


Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu  
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Friday, April 20th, 2012

3 Episode Taste Test: Lupin Ⅲ: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna (The Woman Called Fujiko Mine)
  The talent behind this new entry in the voluminous Lupin III canon gives it a head start when it comes to acceptance. For many, Lupin III will be the critical darling The Castle of Cagilsotro directed by Miyazaki, others the original manga series. Then there’s those with no prior exposure to...


Michiko to Hatchin  
Michiko to Hatchin
Thursday, April 19th, 2012

3 Episode Taste Test: ZETMAN
  Nanananana, ZETMAN? Scowling Men: The Anime? In a world without irons, there are only CRUMPLED CLOTHES? It’s hard to be serious with a name like ZETMAN but the first three episodes give it a good stab regardless. The story of a boy born to to science and raised by a homeless Santa Claus tries...
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

What I Talk About When I Talk About Writing (About Anime)
  You do something often or long enough and eventually you have to succumb to insanity or ask the question as to why you do it. It has taken me a while but, for now, I have a grasp on why I write about anime. That reason however is tied to why I started writing about it. “You, with your opinions,...


Lucky☆Star  Moyashimon  
Monday, April 9th, 2012

The humble punk
  Punks have been a staple of anime for as long as it’s been around. The 2012 spring season alone features at least two shows – Accel World and Medaka Box – featuring them prominently in the opening episode and with the upcoming Kids on the Slope sporting a central character who fits...


Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann  Minami-ke  Toradora!  School Rumble  
Tengen Toppa Gurren LagannMinami-keToradora!School Rumble
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Beautiful Fighting Girl
  I came to Tamaki Saitou’s Beautiful Fighting Girl with the expectation that it would answer the question I have pondered on for a while now: why does anime have so many “combat” girls? I left somewhat disappointed. The unfortunately abbreviated BFG was, if the translator’s...


Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Last Exile: Fam of the Silver Wing
  Nowadays incredulity follows the Gonzo logo. That once stalwart mark associated with Gankutsuou and Full Metal Panic, which in its latter years branded atrocity (Dragonaut) and mediocrity (Speed Grapher) alike and culminated in the studio’s unceremonious booting from the lucrative Strike Witches...


Strike Witches  Dragonaut: The Resonance  
Strike WitchesDragonaut: The Resonance
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Ano Natsu de Matteru (Waiting in the Summer)
  A lot can be said for a good story well told. Ano Natsu de Matteru rockets into the romance genre with a concept that by all rights should be weary from overuse, but is instead energised by likeable characters and a story that is impassioned and dramatic with little triteness. “Crowbarring five...
Sunday, March 25th, 2012

3 Episode Taste Test: Winter 2011
  Spring 2012 is coming, attempting to wrap up Winter 2011.Aquarion EVOL This is not the Age of Aquarius. The first series of Aquarion was mediocre at best – surprising really given Yoko Kanno’s duties on the soundtrack and the birth of what should have been a decent pop-star in the form of...
Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Nisemonogatari (Fake story)
  Nisemonogatari is a very understanding series. It understands the difference between pornography and eroticism is a fine line and gyrates provocatively on the latter side. It understands that by emasculating the protagonist and slavishly worshipping the otherwise entirely female cast it champions misandry...
Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2
  Having now completed most all of what FFXIII-2 has to offer according to both the trophy screen and the challenge the end-game activities provided, I’m ready to go into my thoughts on the game.Please note: contains spoilers. Whenever you talk about a Final Fantasy game it’s usually prudent...


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