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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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I’ve been racking my brain to try and think of a way to post about K-On!! that wouldn’t make me seem like a pure hater, but would at the same time convey what I like and dislike about the series in an understandable way. In the end, it ended up being a rant filled with irritation and a couple of notes on the minor good points. No idea how I’ll do the rest of the series, but hey, might as well give it a try if I’m affected this much by it. (more…)

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Blade

I love this show in the same way that I loved Basquash after seeing it’s first episode. It’s cliched in so many ways, but those cliches don’t bother me. The animation isn’t that good, especially considering Madhouse is at the helm, but it’s good enough that it doesn’t detract from my enjoiyment of the show. But the main reason I like Needless is because it’s so completely over-the-top. (more…)

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I’m not nearly as negative aboutthe Summer season as I could be, simply because for me there’s nothing to be negative about. (more…)

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

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Because I still don’t understand why anyone names sequels “the [number X]. Unless it’s Lemony Snicket. (more…)

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