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Archive for 2008/10


Travelling anime (with no actual travelling)

The problem with new genres is that a lot of the early names people try to pin on them don’t stick for long.  The problem with calling this new genre, which was pioneered by the likes of Mushishi and Kino’s Journey, “travelling anime” is that the latest entry, Natsume Yuujinchou, doesn’t actually have any travelling […]

A shift of seasons

Today we bring you two reviews from titles of the last season: Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora and Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu OST. Also, we have completed our much belated looks at the fall season (Fall 2008: First thoughts and Fall 2008: Action Edition). I’m sure most of you have already […]

Pocket 6s

A pair of “6”s today.  First Shadowmage gets stuck into the twisted arthouse film, Midori, while I’ve found something to appreciate in the relatively mindless Yakushiji Ryoko no Kaiki Jikenbo.  Enjoy.

A new season

Now that another season has come and gone, it’s time to look back at the triumphs and train wrecks left behind.  Sorrow-kun reviews a worthwhile romance-comedy Itazura na Kiss, and I review the insanely hyped Code Geass R2. zzeroparticle brings us a more refined dish from a few years ago, Victorian Romance Emma, and AC […]

More secrets

But not our reviewers this time.  This time we’re dealing with Nogizaka Haruka’s secret from the show ironically called Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu.  AC also digs into trap-haven Princess Princess, which he was pleasantly surprised with.  Not me, though.  I always thought it was kind of gay…

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