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AnimeSuki 2011 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

AnimeSuki 2011 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

The AnimeSuki Choice Awards frustrate the hell out of me. I definitely think it’s a worthwhile idea, which is why I cover it each and every year, as it is a good exercise to see which anime a community of its size rate highly, and Haak does a good job organizing nomination and voting stages, […]

The Silver Lining of Noitamina’s Uninspiring Season

The Silver Lining of Noitamina's Uninspiring Season

When the Noitamina time-slot started back in 2005, its intention was to be a place where unconventional, “unusual” anime could air. Starting with Honey and Clover (these days considered a masterpiece by a not-insignificant number of fans), Noitamina’s ambition to showcase anime that reached beyond the typical demographics targeted by most anime has been a […]

SCOTIF: Fandom vs. Spring ’11 Season

SCOTIF:  Fandom vs. Spring '11 Season

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the Typical Idiot Fans, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Court is now sitting.  God save Anime and this Honorable Court! The Court shall now hear arguments on docket entry number zero-zero-two; the case of Fandom […]

The Nihon Revue, Episode Five

The Nihon Revue, Episode Five

Wow. What started as an experiment (on a bit of whim, honestly) has now lasted a year and turned into one of our seasonal staples. Welcome to the fifth episode of The Nihon Revue, and the show’s twelve month milestone. Kylaran has climbed on board for this episode, both to talk about the shows that […]

Ano Hana, an Anthology of Comments

Ano Hana, an Anthology of Comments

It’s been almost three years since I first tried this exercise, in which I re-examine my week-to-week forum posts about a given anime in hindsight, and look at how my opinion has changed over the course of the series. The last time I did this was for Special A, in part because my impression after […]