So I went to smoking roll-your-own cigarettes so I could buy more anime. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing, but I sure do have Haruhi sitting on top of my TV just waiting for me to watch it, but anyway on to some impressions. Saiunkoku Monogatari: Since it seems that no one has […]Read More Impressions: Saiunkoku, Kurau, Baccano!, Amatsuki, Real Drive, Druaga and more.
So recently I finished watching Madlax again. Now, I was really tempted to try to apply some overarching “industrialized world versus less-industrialized world” theme on it. (Personally I’m not a big fan of the phrases “First world” and “Third world” and I think “Developed world” and “Developing world” are equally bad.) But I found that […]Read More Madlax and nature versus nurture
You know, I’m not even going to talk about Code Geass and Pizza Hut. Well other than I think the slogan, “This Revolution is brought to you by Pizza Hut!” is really funny. But anyways, itsabun and later Hige mentioned how Kaiba depicts a fairly Marxist ideal of what a capitalist society is. And I […]Read More Robber Barons and Mercenaries: A look at Itazura na Kiss and Macross Frontier
Oh Kaiba… how people will lavish over you. How you will stroke people’s brains and make them think about things. How you will bring together people. Okay, so enough of that. When I read one of the first reviews of Kaiba, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. Call it Curmudgeon’s Law. Call it “Cameron […]Read More Impressions: Kaiba – somewhat better than five fingers and a palm
A while back, I did a rant about Art. Now, I still stand by my statement that “Art doesn’t exist.” But something Hidoshi wrote in the comments has been niggling around in my brain for the past few weeks: I should note in addendum that I think art is the most useful of all labels […]Read More In My View: On the art/entertainment divide
So I think I might just be out of touch with the average anime fan. I was perusing through ICv2, mostly because they actually release numbers (or at least sort of release numbers) and I came across this list: ICv2 Top Ten Anime Properties—Early 2008: Appleseed Ex Machina Dragon Ball Z Naruto Devil May Cry […]Read More In My View: Naruto and Witchblade? What exactly is this world coming to?
So this isn’t anything serious, but I was glancing through the headlines on Anime News Network, and I ran across this one: “Last Exile’s Murao to Draw World Destruction Manga” All I could think was, “Wow, we really should stop him before he destroys the world with that. Because that’s where I keep all my […]Read More Oh ambiguity, you could possibly be a friend, sometimes
I’m afraid I’m going to have to respectfully disagree with Owen. (I know, big shocker. Maybe next time, I’ll tell you that the sky is blue and that fish swim in the ocean.) But that said, I really can’t wrap my head around the idea that elitist might actually become a “good” word. And no […]Read More In My View: Elite elitists and their elitism
So recently I was checking through my backlog of stuff and stumbled across an old Otakusphere column that I wrote back in February. Mostly because I wanted to find out what had happened to Only the Bitch Knows. What I found was a fairly long post about how she’d had her identity stolen. Honestly it […]Read More The Otakusphere: A long line of dead blogs