The Kawaii Menace

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
3:16pm

The Kawaii Menace

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  If Osaka was your favorite character in Azumanga Daioh, and if you thought the New Year’s Dream episode was one of the highlights, you might enjoy Nichijou, a.k.a. My Ordinary Life. The first episode was vastly better than the dull preview, and the series might be worth watching. Nonsense is...
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
6:00pm

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Cherry, Cherry
  It’s blossom-gazing time. Here in Wichita the overwhelming majority of flowering fruit trees are boring white Bradford pears, with some redbuds and crab apples here and there. However, there are a few Japanese cherries at the botanical garden, and a couple of them were blooming this morning:...
Monday, March 28th, 2011
3:38pm

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Without socks
  Diana Wynne Jones, one of my favorite writers, died Saturday. She is perhaps best known in anime circles as the author of the book Howl’s Moving Castle.1 However, if all you know of Jones is Hayao Miyazaki’s weakest movie, you don’t know Jones at all. Although she herself liked the...
Saturday, March 26th, 2011
2:31pm

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Myriad menaces
 Goodbye Kitty (Via Dustbury.) *****Why I don't have ads on my sites *****I'm with Eineus ***** Old-fashioned nightmare fuel. ***** The OED fails. ***** Fortunately, I’m not a Linux user. ***** And now for something perhaps a little less frightening: a friend of my brother has released...
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
12:38am

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Improving on Disney
  Too cute not to share. (Via Pixy.) Bonus silliness: How many historians does it take to change a lightbulb? (Via Dustbury.) Wonder Woman’s unimpressive new togs: Ugh. This is vastly superior, even if WW looks like a trap. Update: John C. Wright weighs in, sorta (profusely illustrated). Update...
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
1:59am

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Tall, slender and on little wheels
  Fred Himebaugh, a.k.a. “The Fredösphere,” who once wrote a jazz chamber opera using Terry Bisson’s “They’re Made Out of Meat” as the libretto, has unleased his idea of a pop song upon an defenseless world. “Earth Girl” is an a capella celebration of interplanetary...

Series

Mononoke  
Mononoke
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
2:31am

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Who is the scariest girl in anime?
  Which of these charming young women is the most terrifying? Please vote in the poll at right. There was a tie for fifth place in the second round, so we have eleven finalists. Chloe (Noir) Enma Ai (Hell Girl) Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) Kirika Yumura (Noir) Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen...

Series

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai  Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak  
Suzumiya Haruhi no YuuutsuHigurashi no Naku Koro niHigurashi no Naku Koro ni KaiHigurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
4:56am

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No escape from unreality
  (This post has nothing to do with Madoka.) I extricated myself from the Society for Creative Anachronism years ago, and I have no desire whatsoever to relive the past. So I felt a chill while bicycling through a park this afternoon when I saw a group of people with swords1 and shields whacking each...
Saturday, March 12th, 2011
2:30pm

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Magical girl theory
  (Manga Kyubey from here.) Possibly useful for those obsessive about Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: the “Puella Magi” Wiki.1 Among other things, it include notes on the “middle school” mathematics and Mitakihara architecture. ***** The last word on Fractale: This series really...

Series

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha Movie  Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS  Puella Magi Madoka Magica  Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s  Sasami Mahou Shoujo Club  
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha MovieMahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerSPuella Magi Madoka MagicaMahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s
Friday, March 11th, 2011
4:25am

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Clockwork
  Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, episode ten: I can’t think of anything to say except “wow.” One translation nit-pick: “Puella magi” != “mahou shoujo,” and I refuse to use the term. It should be either “magica” or “maga.” “Puella...
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
6:07pm

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Very like a squid
  Here’s a (huge: 1.6 megabyte) graphic of science fiction history. The “Japanamation explosion” needs a lot more detail and thought — Sailor Moon is included, but not Serial Experiments Lain or Cowboy Bebop? Yeah, right. (Via A Momentary Taste of Being.)
1:58am

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South of Eskdaleside-cum-Ugglebarnby
  Today’s been another bang-your-head-against-the-wal l day, so here’s some silly stuff. A hitherto unknown Miss Marple mystery is scheduled to be published. It is allegedly the only Agatha Christie novel in which the murders are unsolved at the end of the book. Today is Ash Wednesday, which...
Monday, March 7th, 2011
1:29pm

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Quote of the week
  If magical girls don’t breed true, than it would be pointless to try to domesticate them ***** A few miscellaneous links: Cute little computer viruses. H.P. Lovecraft’s favorite words. I expected “eldritch” to score higher. The 2011 edition of the Arts and Faith Top 100 films of...
Sunday, March 6th, 2011
12:11am

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Rewriting history
  The opening credits of the third Keroro Gunsou movie, Keroro vs. Keroro: The Great Sky Battle de arimasu!, recapitulate the opening episodes of the TV series. It shows Natsumi walloping Giroro with a bookbag. However, in episode four, she defeats him with a leek. Why the change? Are the writers afraid...
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
3:22am

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Historical forces
  Numerous bloggers are writing about the histories of their interest in anime. I did that myself a few years ago. The next year, I wrote about becoming increasingly burnt-out. Since then, my interest has waxed and waned. I’m currently relatively enthusiastic, largely because Madoka is potentially...
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