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Archive for April, 2009

K-On Moe Moe Mio Meido Laser!

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This is an experiment.

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THE GREATEST ANIME OF THE SPRING SEASON HANDS DOWN Eden of the East’s opening garnered some attention because of its pretty lights, use of Oasis and text scrawled all over the place. (more…)

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I’m happy with where my computer is located (high up in the attic) since during the day I can try to feel like I’ve “gone outside” by sticking my head out of the skylight every now and again and I can turn off the light at night and watch anime in the dark. This might not be a voluntary choice for all anime watchers, but I find that some shows are more suited to the darkness than others.

It’s all a question of immersion for me. For the light-hearted series or the comedies, I can just sit back and relax (in a deep seated armchair ftw) but for those “deep” shows, those shows which are dramatic and emotional, watching them in the dark enhances the experience. Even moreso, if I use headphones, I can become completely lost in them, such as the other day when I was watching Pale Cocoon (<3 Yasuhiro Yoshiura) and was surprsied to see the credits roll after what felt like an indeterminate amount of time. Of course this isn’t a requirement, just something that adds to the atmosphere of these shows and really enhances my experience of them.

What about you? Do you have any sort of condition for watching a certain show (or type of genre) that enhances your enjoyment?

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With every new season comes the urge to sample everything that remotely interests me, no matter how much I try to avoid it. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing as, in the words of the Aroduc, “you never know when your dream-eating insect wielding Mai HiME knockoff will turn out to be a psychological romantic thriller, or the strange moeblob show will be full of wit and urine jokes”. This way of thinking seems to be the most advantageous to me, as if I didn;t do this there would be many shows that I wouldn’t check out at first glance that surprise me when I first watch them. (more…)

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I like moe and I’m not going to pretend that every now and then I don’t become infatuated by a character or two (<3 Felli) but lately I’ve been noticing that 1. this is becoming less and less the case and 2. having moe characters in a show isn’t enough to get me to support it. (more…)

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Subsequent Adaptations

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If a manga or light novel series is succesful enough, for whatever reason, it’ll probably end up being adapted into an anime. (more…)

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This season’s OPs need more Western bands. (more…)

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