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4 People 1 Raeg

4 People 1 Raeg

As the anime community welcomes the Winter 2012 anime season, most would look back at 2011 and recall what made the year. It may be seen as one with a fair share of great anime, especially when it witnessed convention-breaking titles such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Mawaru Penguindrum. It’s common to see people […]

Bringing Anime to Life

Bringing Anime to Life

If you watch Japanese movies and have been following them lately, you would’ve probably noticed a rise in live-action adaptations of anime/manga titles, and it piqued my interest the other day when I finished watching Kimi ni Todoke the live-action movie. It’s not difficult to understand the surge in such movies; firstly, the staff doesn’t […]

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 […]

Winter 2011: First Thoughts

Winter 2011: First Thoughts

I can’t have too many complaints from what I’ve seen so far from this season. Summer 2010 was an atrocity against anime, while Fall 2010 had a few titles with potential, but no truly great series. This season has been one of the more promising for a while, with the likes of Madoka Magica, Wandering […]