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Has Madhouse Lost Its Edge?

Has Madhouse Lost Its Edge?

2010 has been a disappointing year for a handful of people. I can’t necessarily disagree either, after witnessing Anime no Chikara’s lukewarm reception, which led to its awfully premature demise (yeah, kinda pathetic to be put on indefinite hiatus after measly three seasons), and the absence of that single out-and-out masterpiece of an anime that […]

2nd Anime Oscars?

2nd Anime Oscars?

More mock awards on the anime blogosphere (as if there haven’t been enough), this one being a sequel of the one I did last year. Just like the last effort, this set of awards will be structured to (somewhat) resemble the real Academy Awards, cheekily timed to coincide with yesterday’s ceremony. Again, these awards are […]

Disagreeing With Reviews: Except, Not Really…

Disagreeing With Reviews: Except, Not Really...

It’s the busy review writing period, which is the excuse I’ll offer for the lack of updates on this blog. For those who follow the main site, you’ll probably have noticed a steady stream of reviews covering anime from the recently finished Fall season, which I wrote earlier was one of the better seasons on […]

Five Memorable Themes From the Winter 2009 Season

Five Memorable Themes From the Winter 2009 Season

…and a few thoughts on the current season. Mild spoiler warning for the tagged anime.

Winter 2009: First thoughts

Winter 2009: First thoughts

Northern hemisphere seasons always stuff me up, since I’m writing a post titled “Winter 2009” despite the fact that it’s over 30°C outside. I’m not watching all that much this season, for two reasons. First, other than the slew of sequels (again), there’s not too much that seems interesting. Second, I’m too busy right now […]