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What if Saten had been Railgun’s Protagonist?

What if Saten had been Railgun's Protagonist?

Yesterday, Saten Ruiko (of A Certain Scientific Railgun) won Group H of Saimoe, edging out Fate Testarossa by 39 votes. This is quite a feat, and she will now join moeblob powerhouses Nagi (Hayate), Shana (Shana), Nodoka (Saki), Koromo (Saki), Yamada (Working!), Mafuyu (Maid-Sama!!) and Azusa (K-On!!) in the final eight. She is also the […]

The Limited Staying Power of Anime Comedies

The Limited Staying Power of Anime Comedies

A couple of weeks ago I promised a critique of the new season of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei to balance out the unbroken praise of this unusually fertile currently airing season. The problem is, since I wrote that post, Zan SZS has delivered three particularly good episodes. Now, to that point Zan SZS hadn’t been a […]

Spring 2009: First Thoughts

Spring 2009: First Thoughts

This is a lot later than I’d usually make a “First Thoughts” of the season article. I usually try to post them about half-way through the second week, such that I’ve seen up to ep 2 of about half the titles I’m following, and ep 1 of the other half. But even the NHRV Editor’s […]