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Last Flowers

Last Flowers

I’m going to start with the bold proclamation that Ano Hana is the best anime this season by the length of a street. While I wasn’t as impressed as others with the opening episode, largely because it begged to be compared with anime that I just considered to be better, like Cross Game and Bokura […]

3rd Anime Oscars?

3rd Anime Oscars?

For the third year running, I’ve set up a mock award for anime, based on the Oscars and timed to coincide with Hollywood’s most prestigious annual awards. I’ve tried to make this award resemble the real Academy Awards as closely as possible, with a couple of allowances for the sake of relevance and convenience. This […]

AnimeSuki 2010 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

AnimeSuki 2010 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

It’s on again, and just as I have for the last two years, I’ll be covering this year’s AnimeSuki Choice Awards by sharing my thoughts on the categories, telling you who I’ll be voting for and, most importantly, trying to predict the winners. Last year, I managed to correctly pick 13 of the 18 categories […]

Restrictions of Consistency

Restrictions of Consistency

The year of 2010 was teeming with experimental approaches to jumpstart the medium, be it the attempts at original storylines, the omnibus format, or the use of unconventional execution. While such bursts of creativity have given us some memorable stories, most are remembered not for their ingenuity but for their spectacular failure to pull through. […]

A Year To Forget For…

A Year To Forget For...

It’s been a good year for a few in anime, but a shocking year for so many others. As I hinted in my last article, negative perceptions of anime in 2010 are, I predict, going to be much more common than positive ones. Honestly, I’m struggling to think of a recent year that was as […]