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Thursday, September 11th, 2014
12:46pm

Lost in America

Majimoji Rurumo - 10
  Watanabe-sensei just can't resist getting a plug in for the bikesWithout any question, series that are groundbreaking and game-changing are something to be admired.&nbsp; But the ability to reinvent the tried and true may, in a way, actually be more difficult.&nbsp; How is it that Majimoji...

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Ookiku Furikabutte  
Ookiku Furikabutte
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
7:44pm

Omonomono

Sports Anime Should Be about Art
  This below post was kind of something that came to mind after I hit “publish” on the previous post, and it’s too big to just edit into my previous post. So. To summarize my last post, I am just complaining that sports manga/anime stories shouldn’t be taking sports just as a...

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Ouran High School Host Club  Chihayafuru  Ookiku Furikabutte  
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3:27pm

Omonomono

Sports Anime Is Really about Character Development
  This is the trigger, but I gave this topic a lot of thought over the years. And it still is kind of the same thing. The problem about sports anime is that isn’t about sports most of the time. I think it might mean I should give ESPN’s oft-praised 30-for-30 a try, because as they say in...

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Chihayafuru  Ookiku Furikabutte  One Outs  
ChihayafuruOokiku FurikabutteOne Outs
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
2:55pm

Ani-Nouto (アニ・ノート)

The quest for good sports anime
Ani-Nouto (アニ・ノート)
  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, June 30th, 2014
8:08am

Lost in America

Haikyuu!! - 13
  Sasuga.Haikyuu!! simply delivers.&nbsp; I'm not the world's biggest volleyball fan, but in today's highly-competitive environment for sports anime where everyone can claim some element that they do best, there's no question in my mind that Haikyuu's is this: it does the finest job of actually...

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Ookiku Furikabutte  
Ookiku Furikabutte
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
12:47pm

Lost in America

Yowamushi Pedal - 36
  You say you don't like Onoda-kun?&nbsp; And how long have you been a terrorist?I'm not going to go so far as to say "a sports series is only as good as the main character", because of course it's not so simple.&nbsp; Great sports manga and anime have a lot to offer besides the lead, and some...

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Ookiku Furikabutte  
Ookiku Furikabutte
Monday, May 12th, 2014
7:31am

Lost in America

Haikyuu!! - 06
  Never, ever underestimate the importance of simple, straightforward fun.It would be hard to overestimate just how infectious Haikyuu is.&nbsp; Six episodes in and it hasn't lost any of the momentum it blew onto the scene with in the full-bore premiere - there have been a few gradients of success,...

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Ookiku Furikabutte  
Ookiku Furikabutte
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
8:57pm

Bateszi Anime Blog

Blood tastes like iron
  Even when there’s a guy like Masaaki Yuasa handling the adaptation of one of your favourite stories, there’s always a small worry that something won’t click. In Ping Pong‘s case especially, pairing Yuasa with mangaka Taiyou Matsumoto was almost too perfect, because as any one...

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Blood+  Ookiku Furikabutte  Kaiba  Kemonozume  
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Sunday, April 6th, 2014
2:18pm

Lost in America

First Impressions - Haiykuu!!
  As sports anime this season go, Haikyuu!! was definitely the appetizer for me.&nbsp; But damn if it isn't making its case to be a main course.OP: "Imagination" by SPYAIR Seven series covered in one day&nbsp; That ties a record for me, I think (maybe even breaks it) but after watching the...

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NEEDLESS  Mushishi  Ookiku Furikabutte  
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Sunday, March 30th, 2014
3:07am

Lost in America

Diamond no Ace - 25
  Let the torture begin.In today's anime reality one-cour series are the norm, but sports manga adaptations are a different animal.&nbsp; They're a throwback in that way - a series like Daiya no A effectively takes two full cours just to exposit the prologue, and is only now getting down to the...

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SHUFFLE!  Ookiku Furikabutte  
SHUFFLE!Ookiku Furikabutte
Friday, February 7th, 2014
7:43pm

Omonomono

Ask John: A Lesson about Disparate Impact
  When I was in high school, I wrote a paper about Title VII discrimination based on disparate impact. Welcome to America’s Black  History Month, folks. It’s also where I first learned about this “liberal” concept. And it appeals to my sense of fairness. Actually, more like, welcome...

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One Piece  Ookiku Furikabutte  
One PieceOokiku Furikabutte
Sunday, January 26th, 2014
7:32am

Lost in America

Diamond no Ace - 16
  The trial by fire continues.There's a sort of watershed feel to this episode of Diamond no Ace for me.&nbsp; All of the pieces (barring unforeseen circumstances) for the first major component of the story are in place - the varsity team has been selected, the training camp is over, and now it's...

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Ookiku Furikabutte  
Ookiku Furikabutte
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
1:13pm

Lost in America

First Impressions - Witch Craft Works
  Stop me if you've heard this one before.To be honest, I'm pretty much of the opinion that if I never see another "He was a normal high school boy living a normal life until she showed up" anime it'll be too soon for me.&nbsp; It's probably not much of an exaggeration to say it's nearly impossible...

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Ookiku Furikabutte  
Ookiku Furikabutte
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
1:36pm

Lost in America

Yowamushi Pedal - 10
  It's all starting to make sense now.It's kind of a depressing day for fans of good anime, as we can say that Kyousogiga has joined the seemingly endless ranks of quality series that tank commercially (final week 1 results Thursday, but we know it sold less than 1647 Blu-rays and 502 DVDs, which underperforms...

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Ookiku Furikabutte  
Ookiku Furikabutte
Sunday, December 1st, 2013
12:01pm

Lost in America

Diamond no Ace - 09
  Growing pains, indeed.Why is it that baseball manga seem to come up with the most ridiculous versions of American names?&nbsp; You'd think as baseball fans the mangaka would have a better idea of what names are more common in the U.S. than the average Japanese, but for some reason - Major was...

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Ookiku Furikabutte
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