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4th Anime Oscars?

4th Anime Oscars?

It was just a month ago that I covered the AnimeSuki 2011 Choice Awards, and it’s the time of year where I like to go over my own, personal mock awards for anime. To quickly go over the ground rules, not much has changed from last year. Anime are eligible if 1.) I’ve seen them […]

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 Nihon Revue, Episode Four

The Nihon Revue, Episode Four

おまたせ!Here’s the fourth episode of our seasonal podcast, The Nihon Revue, featuring original cast members Sorrow-kun and Akira. In this episode we take pretension to new heights in our analysis of Wandering Son, talk about Yamakan‘s hubris, and review a Subaru advertisement. Major spoilers for Wandering Son, minor spoilers for all other series discussed. My roommates […]

SCOTIF: Fandom v. Winter ’10-’11 Season

SCOTIF:  Fandom v. Winter '10-'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!

Winter 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Winter 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Nearly four complete seasons has gone by without what I consider to be a truly great anime. For 2010, I declared that there was no “best of”; that all the shows were good but there was not one great show that stood above the rest. Because of that, I have been pessimistic about the direction […]