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Archive for 2010/10


In search of the next hit

I believe that very few people will disagree with me when I say that we have experienced a very lackluster year of anime.  There have been few breakout hits, and even worse, there seems to be fewer and fewer quality arthouse titles.  Though I didn’t expect Stan Lee‘s involvement to revolutionize anything, I thought it could result in more interest in the […]

Back in X/1999

I know of a film professor who asks his students to make their own cut of a bad movie and produce something decent. I really wish I were taking his class right now so that I’d have an excuse to edit the sloppy mass that is Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works.  There is a decent narrative in there… somewhere, but […]

Fanservice, ho!

We continue our look at a handful of the one cour TV series from the Summer season with reviews of two of the more sexual anime that have just finished airing: Highschool of the Dead and Strike Witches 2.  Despite their brazen approach towards fanservice, these two series end up being middling with regards to […]

If you want an anime action flick…

Then buy yourself a plane ticket to Japan (or Singapore) and watch the latest mecha sensation Gundam 00: A wakening of the Trailblazer.  According to AC, it’s visually incredible but probably not worth the air fare or the hassle, so only go if your room is filled with  posters of of Gundam 00 and the entire […]

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