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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 […]

Spring 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Spring 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Considering the abysmal showing of some anime last season, it’s hard not to think better of this season’s shows. But Spring is also a traditional season for powerhouse anime, and this time around certainly seems to have its fair share of decent to good shows. Now that we’re at the half way mark into the […]

Spring 2011: First Thoughts

Spring 2011: First Thoughts

Spring has a reputation as one of the big two seasons, and in some ways this Spring is cashing in on that, and in others it is not. With such a wide swath of shows released, it’s inevitable that there will be something decent to watch — and through a few weeks, there is a […]

Bakemonogatari and Other Anime With Great Dialogue

Bakemonogatari and Other Anime With Great Dialogue

Anime isn’t exactly a medium renowned for great dialogue. There are probably several reasons for this, most of them stemming from the fact that creative dialogue isn’t really seen as a requirement in most series for conveying story. Most series tend to take a very straightforward approach to explaining plot points, a consequence of the […]

Anime Oscars?

Anime Oscars?

Like I mentioned earlier, I (sadly) have more than a passing interest in these types of awards. The 2008 Tokyo Anime Fair Awards were just announced to, as far as I can see, reasonable disinterest. I can see the logic behind the choices behind these awards, even if I don’t particularly agree with all of […]