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Top 20 Anime of 2013

After a barrage of really good series last year, 2013 stepped things back a little to take a breather, slowly working its way up from an empty winter season to a promising-but-disappointing spring to an acceptable summer before finally pouring … Continue reading

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12 Days of Anime 2013, Day 7: Ha na ga… Sai… ta… yo

Aku no Hana raised quite a fuss this year, about – quite predictably – the rotoscoped animation. I honestly thought the unusual style fit the show well, even if it could’ve used some more intense light/dark contrast like the manga’s … Continue reading

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Video Girl Ai 6: Video Experiments L-Ai-n? (and other stories)

I somewhat recently watched a short OVA from the 90s called Video Girl Ai. I enjoyed it overall, even if I did have mixed feelings about the actual romantic drama that it built up, thanks to its well-acted cast and … Continue reading

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Flowers of Evil: Tearing Down the Walls

Flowers of Evil is an ugly anime. Aesthetically, it is offputting, and thematically it is rotten to the core. In a way, it is a kind of anti-anime. A large part of the draw of anime to many of its … Continue reading

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Top 20 Anime of 2012

It’s been a while since I posted my thoughts on the anime of the Fall 2012 season, so it’s high time I took a step back and reflected on the last year as a whole. It was a strong year … Continue reading

Posted in Chuunibyou, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Fate/Zero, From the New World, Future Diary, Girls und Panzer, Humanity Has Declined, Hunter x Hunter, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Kamisama Kiss, Kids on the Slope, Kuroko's Basketball, Lupin III, Mysterious Girlfriend X, Nekomonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Psycho Pass, Sankarea, Space Bros, Thermae Romae, Tsuritama, Year Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Kicking Heart and Taking Names – A Kickstart For the Anime Industry

If there’s anything that anime director Masaaki Yuasa is known for, it’s crazy ideas. His works thrive on his bizarre premises and an equally free-flowing animation style, and artistically, they succeed quite handily. Where they do not succeed is financially … Continue reading

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