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Seeking Happiness and Loving What You Do – Nodame Sure is Subversive

Seeking Happiness and Loving What You Do - Nodame Sure is Subversive

(Minor spoilers to follow of Nodame Cantabile ~Finale~.) She had it all: her performance of Chopin’s 1st Piano Concerto was greeted with fanfare and was broadcast across the globe, reaching and touching the hearts of many classical aficionados.  Fame! Prestige! Honors! They were all within her grasp! Yet, when it was over, Nodame, wasn’t elated; […]

Spring 2010: Less Moe, More Substance?

Spring 2010: Less Moe, More Substance?

Sorrow-kun has just given his opinion on the new season, and I’ve discovered that the new shows have a subtle, but important, shift in focus away from the “moexploitation” shows of past seasons. While I am not foolish or naive enough to conclude that Spring 2010 will be known as “The Season that Moe Died” […]

Spring 2010: First Thoughts

Spring 2010: First Thoughts

I followed seven shows last season, and I think that’s a reasonable number of series to take on, so I’ve set that as the upper cap for this season as well. While it gives me time to catch up on some good shows from older seasons (I still have unwatched The Twelve Kingdoms DVDs), it […]