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Did Nisemonogatari Jump the Shark?

Did Nisemonogatari Jump the Shark?

A couple weeks ago there was a lot of clamoring over Nisemonogatari’s infamous tooth brush scene. Reading certain reactions over the web might lead you to believe that there was an overnight revolution. That possibly, a new standard for fanservice and anime in general has been set by writer Isin Nisio and director Shinbo Akiyuki. Well […]

5 Mind-blowing, Heart-wrenching Anime Episodes From 2011

5 Mind-blowing, Heart-wrenching Anime Episodes From 2011

This post is something of a spin-off/sequel from the last, this time looking at the events, particularly the episodes, displayed in anime this year that were memorable. While others on the aniblogosphere formatted their annual reflection in the 12 Days mold, I’ve instead distilled my list of awe-inspiring moments to five episodes in one post, […]

Anime Person of the Year 2011?

Anime Person of the Year 2011?

It’s the time of year when people like to reflect on the events and people who shaped the last last twelve months and that’s not different among anime fans, particularly bloggers. So while the 12 Days of Christmas are underway again this year in various locations, and in various incarnations, most of which are particularly […]

Denpa Onna is Shinbo’s Take on a Key Romance

Denpa Onna is Shinbo's Take on a Key Romance

Whether you choose to describe Shinbo Akiyuki‘s career as “distinguished” or merely “prolific” depends on your opinion of his success rate. With that said, I don’t think there are many anime fans who haven’t seen at least one Shinbo anime they liked, just on the count of the fact that he’s made so many, and […]

Into the Postmodern: Mahou Shoujo 2.0?

Into the Postmodern: Mahou Shoujo 2.0?

Considerable excitement struck the anime community with the arrival of the first episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a show combining the talents of Shinbou Akiyuki, Aoki Ume, and Kajiura Yuki. And considering Shinbou’s art style is unique in the world of TV anime and the novelty of the genre he’s working in, it’s not […]