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There’s no way I’m going to waste any more time and energy posting about the inconsistencies/bad “writing”/shameless cuteness in this show. Unless I can be creative and interesting with it (which I doubt I have been so far) then it’s just pointless. K-On!! is K-On!!. It’s  a show about moe girls doing nothing. It’s popular because it’s a show about moe girls doing nothing. It doesn’t require any real effort or understanding to watch, and that’s its greatest appeal. (more…)

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To-Love Ru’s Rito is without a doubt one of the worst leads I know of. All that time surrounded by a group of hot women and he ends up not deciding on any of them. Or so you’d think. What most people don’t catch on to is the fact that these boring male leads have it made. They’re the biggest pimps in anime. It’s all for one reason: because they suck. (more…)

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There’s no doubt about it – Hajime no Ippo is repetitive as hell. It’s essentially the same underdog story again and again and again for over 80 episodes. Yet I love every second of it, and even though I know 98% of the time the underdog is going to win, there’s always that 2% of doubt that keeps me on the edge of my seat during matches. The thing with Ippo is that it always toes the line between between the realistic and the obvious, so that there’s a good reason to believe that either fighter could win the match. (more…)

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First, let me say that Angel Beats does have an interesting premise. A high school representing the afterlife (or not really after life. Or purgatory. Or wherever they are) where a select group of students fight for their survival is definitely something I’d watch. The problem I have with the show is that “fighting” part. It doesn’t really feel like the Afterlife Battlefront is trying to win. At all. (more…)

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I thought that after I’d been watching anime for a certain amount of time, things would just come to me naturally. The “traps” that catch out anyone who’s new to anime would be glaringly obvious to an older watcher such as myself.  Then I watched Hakuoki. In a way, it’s testament to Deen’s skill that I wasn’t able to tell what gender the main character was, as that was clearly the intent. Or perhaps it’s just anime that’s affected the way I’m thinking. A few years ago, I would’ve just automatically assumed that what’s-her-name was a girl, but it seems with the advent of such characters as Hideyoshi, I can never really be sure. (more…)

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There’s something to be said about a show that can capture you from the get-go about something you have no interest in. I find myself experiencing the same thing with Giant Killing as I did with Hajime no Ippo: I have no interest in the sport, but I fully enjoy the show regardless. I find it kind of surprising that I’m British and don’t care about football at all, considering the fact I’m surrounded by it every day. It’s not that I don’t like football, it’s just that I never had the opportunity to get into it until I got to secondary school, and by then my interests lay elsewhere (*cough*anime*cough*). (more…)

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