Monthly Archive: September 2017

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I want to find a way to work Zettai Ryouiki into a conversation

I want to have a conversation about socks. I like to keep my goals on the attainable side. No but really, I have conflicting feelings about “Absolute Territory” (絶対領域, zettai ryouiki),and l want to talk them out but I can’t seem to do it. Everytime I start a conversations with: “you know about Japanese schoolgirls’ thigh...

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Sket Dance – sneakily profound

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, School Episodes: 77 Studio: Tatsunoko Production Kaimei High has the best clubs! Their softball club has a captain that can eat faster than the speed of sound, their manga club captain has a magical Otome Filter, and their kendo club captain has magical mints! The student council is pretty impressive too....

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Visual Novels I Would Like to See as Anime

I was trying to put together a post on Fate/Stay Night and went on a rambling sideline about what makes for a good visual novel adaptation. You should stick to a single path rather than try to incorporate all routes in a single narrative. If you start from X-rated material and you want to take...

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Drifters – What LOTR was missing

Genre: Action, Historical, Fantasy, comedy Episodes: 12 Studio: Hoods Drifters Studio   Try to imagine a world populated with not only humans but goblins, dragons, elves, dwarves, hobbits and a myriad of fantastical creatures. A world where magic is real and wonders roam the land. Where each species has developed their own cultures and worships and...

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In defense of clichés

Welcome to another instalment of Irina defends things that don’t need defending. I find myself frequently commenting on the benefits of stereotypes. I understand that lack of novelty is a common complaint and that calling a show/character/premise “cliché” is an easy criticism to lob at a show we don’t have much to say about. It’s...

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Bakuon!! Do you think motorcycles are sexy?

Genre : Sports, Slice of Life, Comedy Episodes: 12 Studio: TMS Entertainment Hane is a high school girl you’ve known – I mean as long as you’ve known some impressively stupid high school girls. I have! Hane gets by in her school life without too much problems except her daily commute, which she considers her life greatest...

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Natsume’s Book of Friends 3

Genre : Supernatural, Slice of life, Action(?), drama Episodes: 13 Studio: Brain’s Base   Natsume is finally starting to feel at home. The Fujiwaras have been so warm and welcoming and everyone at school is so kind. For the very first time Natsume has both friends and a family but how long will the good days last....