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Fall 2009: First Thoughts

Fall 2009: First Thoughts

Now that anime has normalized to the level of everyday television sitcoms and dramas for me, I have reduce my consumption of the medium to hardcore mainstream titles and the seasonal aberrations. The simple fact is that the odd ducks tend to be the real winners of any season, and anything else just redefines mediocrity […]

Impressions of Evangelion 2.0

Impressions of Evangelion 2.0

A few hours ago I got myself a cam-rip of the movie and I’ll say that it certainly was different.  Due to the sub-par video and audio as well as the fact that there were no subtitles, I will not be seriously reviewing what I’ve seen since I don’t think that it’s is a fair […]

The future of streaming for FUNimation

The future of streaming for FUNimation

Several years ago, the music industry began a series of very public law suits against various internet pirates for the distribution of their music.  A massive dialogue ensued and has since generated enough content to fill hundreds of encyclopedias. Without the legal high ground, some pirates generated clever reasoning for their positions; some began flawed […]

Fall 2008: Action Edition

Now that Sorrow-kun has laid the groundwork of some sample titles for the year, I’ll focus on my area of interest: action. Much like my colleague, I’m not willing to confidently say anything about the overall quality of this season, but this is the first season where I’ve seen the first episodes of about half […]

AA… Anime Anonymous

“I am an anime addict.” I’m sure by now you have the obligatory “no sh*t Sherlock” running through your head, but give me a few paragraphs to explain myself.  To me, anime is like alcohol to an alcoholic, drugs to a drug addict and sex to Hugh Hefner.  While it lacks the chemical side effects […]