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My Weekend With Akira

My Weekend With Akira

On the flight to Sydney to meet Akira, the word “off-kai” rang continuously in my head. This was the first time I’d gone to meet someone from the internet, and I was reminded of what 2DT said of his meeting with Akira and the nerves he had beforehand, in his post on 2-D Teleidoscope. I […]

Adaptations Suck: A Look at Astarotte no Omocha

Adaptations Suck: A Look at Astarotte no Omocha

I don’t know if Oizaki Fumitoshi is a good director or not.  Based on his credentials, he has mostly excelled in character designing.  However, he has directed at least three works:  the Gonzo production of Romeo X Juliet, the Gonzo production of Welcome to the N.H.K., and Diomedia production of Astarotte no Omocha.  Though Welcome […]

Tsundere Sexuality: A Second Cut

Tsundere Sexuality: A Second Cut

October must be Tsundere Appreciation Month here at BtNHRV. Sorrow-Kun‘s random twitter thought seemed to have generated much discussion and debate amongst the readers of this blog. I happen to think that there’s no direct correlation between tsundere and sexuality or promiscuity. Each character is different; it is our reaction to them remains constant across […]

The Gap

The Gap

Long time no see. I’ve been on an extended break from the anime fandom since mid-June, mostly because of a little thing called the World Cup. Now that I’m back, I’ve realized that, much to my horror, that I am experiencing something absolutely unprecedented: The current anime season is so god-awful that I’ve actually run […]