I’ve become one of the 2 new staff writers for another wordpress blog, Borderline Hikikomori. Here’s my about page there. I’ll probably be devoting most of my writing there, with only a few occasional posts here, when it’s about something that wouldn’t necessarily be appropriate in that blog. You can see my first post, on Dance in the Vampire Bund 07.5, here.
Tags: Anime, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Well, that was a surprisingly good parody of Neon Genesis Evangelion. That show has been parodied/copied so many times already, but this particular instance of it was impressive in just how true to the source it was, and how consistently it kept up the parody. In fact, the entire structure of the episode felt just like that of an Evangelion episode.
Continue Reading Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 8 – Runaway, Maze and Summoned Beast Instrumentality Project…
Tags: bakemonogatari, ONA, shaft
Well, thanks to the great Korean subber CORAN , I had the pleasure of watching the 14th episode of Bakemonogatari, titled Tsubasa Cat Part 4, last night. Of course, this is just the 3rd episode in the Tsubasa Cat arc, as Tsubasa Cat Part 2 was dedicated to the relationship between Koyomi and Hitagi (an excellent episode, if you’ll recall). This episode felt very much like an in-between episode, like Tsubasa Cat Part 3, with not a whole lot happening plot-wise, but the conversations, as usual, made it an entertaining one anyway.
Continue Reading Bakemonogatari 14 – Tsubasa Cat Part 4…
Tags: Anime, dance in the vampire bund, shaft, vampire
Well, being the Shaft fanboy I am, I’ve been watching this show. The premise, of vampires outing themselves in order to establish a human-recognized society, seemed interesting enough. Of course, the economics of them paying off Japan’s entire debt is a bit ridiculous – a sudden injection of that much money into an economy would most certainly lead to hyperinflation, which, even in the presence of real economic growth, would be a very bad thing. With no knowledge of the source material, I found the story to be a bit cryptic. There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes that are only mentioned in brief. I’ve heard that the manga went deeper into the political intrigue, and I sometimes found myself wanting to see more of that.
Continue Reading Dance in the Vampire Bund 07…
Tags: crazy hard action, ps3, thoughts, video game, xbox360
After playing 50-some odd hours of Bayonetta, I consider it to be the best 3D action game I’ve played. What made it succeed and excel as a a combat game was that it was a combination of DMC’s combos and Ninja Gaiden’s combat, only hurt by a dash of God’s of War’s QTEs mixed in.
Tags: /a/, 4chan, imouto, incest, little sister, Threads
Ah, how I love 4chan’s /a/ population and its obsession with sisters. Mostly younger sisters (imouto in Japanese), but some have a thing for older sisters (onee-san/chan/sama). Either way, 4chan’s /a/ board is a cesspool of incest-love.
Continue Reading Brushing Your Sister’s Teeth…
Tags: A Certain Scientific Railgun, Anime, J.C. Staff
As I mentioned in the post about the first episode, I find the perverted lesbian character type off-putting, but despite that, I greatly enjoyed this episode. And it didn’t even have much in terms of action, which is the part that really appealed to me in the first place. No, this episode was focused purely on Shirai and her attempts to seduce Misaka, and it was executed very well.
Continue Reading A Certain Scientific Railgun – 02…