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Check-out Station: Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou (“The Decadence of Akuto”)

I’m not a big fan of the now popular twelve to thirteen episode format of most anime adaptations.  It works well for certain types of shows.  Comedies and incomplete manga adaptations get a more fair shot at showing their true potential in this format.  But too often I feel like there aren’t enough slow, enjoyable moments for the characters to develop and distinguish themselves.  It’s a good thing that this show is such a fun, senseless ride that you don’t really notice.   Read more…

Check-out Station: B Gata H Kei (“Ya-Yamadaaaa!”)

July 8, 2010 1 comment

I rarely over the course of a season make a complete 180 while watching a show.  And when I say that, I mean I go from loathing the concept of a series to loving and even recommending it.  It managed to entertain me in a way I thought was only possible in the manga with the pervier series I read. Read more…

Check-out Station: Durarara (Love, it’s all about love.)

Looking back, this may be the best show I’ve watched this year.  Along with Baka to Test to Shokanju, Kimi ni Todoke and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I’ve consistently looked forward to each and every week of it.  This show did a wonderful job of blending a large and likable cast into an intricate and driving plot.  And it showed me some very interesting things like: Read more…

Check-out Station: Angel Beats (“‘Cause at this point, you can do whatever the hell you want.”)

This has been a very random ride.  Angel Beats is perhaps the first show I couldn’t really figure out.  Up until the end, I wasn’t sure what category it fit in or if I really liked it.  I almost couldn’t even figure out a title for this.  It came and went quickly, almost too quickly.  I didn’t get much of a chance to really get endeared to the characters or the setting.  And in the end leaves me with some nagging questions. Read more…

Check-out Station: Kimi ni Todoke (“Bubbles & Sparkles Everywhere!”)

While my list of favorite anime is heavily populated by manly mecha, “manly shounen” & manly… uh, ecchi series, I’ve come to give a healthy amount of respect for the shoujo genre. Shoujo at its best is Read more…

Check-out Station: A Certain Scientific Railgun

Railgun, Railgun, oh my! Welcome to a world where the mixture of phrases like loli, moe, schoolgirl and yuri can produce a phrase like GAR!   Read more…

Check-out Station: Ookami Kakushi (“A drop in the pool”)

If anyone reading this has seen my tweets regarding Ookami Kakushi, then you know I regularly describe it as a show about horny teenage wolves. It’s not that bad. The problem is Read more…

Check-out Station: Ladies versus Butlers! (the “Every Female in this show needs to be in my harem” Edition)

Xebec is starting to develop a brand of something I’m willing buy. And that’s outrageous comedic ecchi with voluptuous girls and pleasing art. I loved Read more…

Check-out Station: Record of Fallen Vampire

March 30, 2010 1 comment

There was a moment last year where I told myself I was going to expand my manga reading library. It’s been almost a year since then and I think I’ve been rather successful.   Read more…

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