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Now, Why am I Watching This Again?

Now, Why am I Watching This Again?

During the past days, I’ve been having some fairly intricate conversations with my partners in crime (mostly whilst waiting in line for goods at Comiket.) One of our more interesting conversations dealt with the root purpose of anime, which my friend claims is escapism. He posited one simple question to me: If I am living […]

Zzeroparticle’s List of 20 Noteworthy Anime Titles

Zzeroparticle's List of 20 Noteworthy Anime Titles

That period between Christmas and New Year’s always leaves me in a sort of limbo, where the future is just about there, but not quite, and the past still needs to be nudged on a bit further until it can finally be called the past. Because of that, there’s never really a whole lot to […]

The Limited Staying Power of Anime Comedies

The Limited Staying Power of Anime Comedies

A couple of weeks ago I promised a critique of the new season of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei to balance out the unbroken praise of this unusually fertile currently airing season. The problem is, since I wrote that post, Zan SZS has delivered three particularly good episodes. Now, to that point Zan SZS hadn’t been a […]

Summer 2009: First Thoughts

Summer 2009: First Thoughts

It’s still early days, but I genuinely think that there’s much more of interest on offer this season than there was last season. Maybe it’s little more than a matter of perception, but what this season has which last season failed to offer are sequels from proven franchises. It’s not a brilliant thing, since sequels […]

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 […]