Ano Natsu de Matteru, Episode 12 [END]: I too, have waited in the summer.

*Crying, flipping desks, bawling eyes out*

I often hear that when people cry, they look ugly. Ichika, you defy all logic, you gorgeous creature.

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Top 10 Anime Shows of 2011.

It’s the Final Countdown!

Please follow along with me as I go through my final countdown for this “Anime Year in Review” series. So far I’ve focused on characters, but now I will focus on the shows themselves. I present to you what, in my view, where the Ten Best Anime Shows of 2011! Continue reading “Top 10 Anime Shows of 2011.”

Steins;Gate : Keeping it Real

This isn’t a Steins;Gate Episode 22 review so much as its a broader commentary on a certain character type that Steins;Gate has done an exemplary job of portraying. That character type is the tsundere, displayed beautifully by one Kurisu Makise. In this blog, I will discuss how Kurisu has almost single-handedly rescued this character type from complete mendacity, and into something strikingly sincere. Continue reading “Steins;Gate : Keeping it Real”

Anohana Series Review

Anohana has ended up as a superbly sparkling success, as it is both commercially soaring, and critically acclaimed.

And yet, as good as Anohana was, I have to admit a slight degree of surprise over this. Which is why I spent some time puzzling over just what made Anohana become received so well by domestic (i.e. Japanese) and foreign audiences alike. In this blog, I will share what I’ve come up with, while also reviewing this anime in general.
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