Oct 10, 2016

How I Assign Ratings

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If you’re that mythical regular reader of mine then you might notice the title of this post is a bit intentionally contradictorily worded. About a year and a half ago I wrote a piece on exactly the opposite stance. So am I flip-flopping harder than a presidential candidate in October?


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Let’s talk about tolerance. I don’t mean the hippy world-peace kind, I’m talking biology and chemistry level tolerance. The body and mind’s resistance, natural or learned, to changes in mental or physical state due to… okay, you get the idea.

Aug 28, 2016

Anime Review: Anne Happy

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Anne Happy title/logoContinuing in my recent trend of reviewing mediocre anime, I’d like to bring your attention to the next waste of time series. Are you feeling the emptiness ever since shows like Gochiusa and Kinmoza’s latest seasons finished airing? Do you feel the itch to satisfy that ever-gnawing craving for watching mindless colorful moving pictures of cute moe girls doing nothing at all interesting? I know you are. I hear you breathing. That means you’re alive and if you’re alive, apparently that means you need a constant stream of this garbage airing during all seasons of the year. Your favorite pusher, the anime industry, has mostly figured out that your life support systems are connected directly to this stuff and if you run out you’ll likely die or, at least, have withdrawals. So never fear, because…

Aug 24, 2016

Anime Review: Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!

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NakaImo title/logoDo you like your harem shows with some semblance of a plot? Well step right up and take a gander at our next contestant! It’s got the gaggle of assorted flavors girls who all have the exact same body except for breast size, height, and hair style. There’s the tomboy one, the kind flustered one, the prissy rich one, the ditzy one, the one with a weird business (lolicon cafe)… wait, I feel like that last one is just obvious comic relief. But anyway, this time our required-milquetoast-lead boy is rich! And his dad suddenly dies! And he’s gonna need to take over the company soon but wait! There’s the possibility his dad had an illegitimate daughter at some point! Scandalous! He needs to figure out who it could be before he starts dating for a company wife because it’ll be a disaster if he accidentally kisses his sister! It’s edge of your pantsu pseudo-incest — your favorite!

May 20, 2016

Anime Review: Kyoukai no Kanata

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Kyoukai no Kanata title/logoIt’s true I’m a sucker for a high quality production series but I’m starting to see why a lot of people walk away unimpressed from some of them. No matter how good looking, how fluid the animation, or what have you… if the moving pictures on the screen confuse the shit out of you, you’re probably not going to have a good time even if the way that one glasses girl’s hair moves is particularly detailed and satisfying. And, yeah… I get that. I do. I’m still a sucker for good animation, though…