Archive for January, 2009

A Critical Examination of Race in Anime: Part I

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Given the recent inauguration of America’s first black president and, more importantly, the release of the first episode of Hetalia Axis Powers, the times call for a critical examination of race in anime. Japanese People Madarame is one of about five anime characters who actually look Japanese. The rest all look white. Even Pesche admits […]

Midterm Grades: Fall 2008

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

I picked up several shows from Fall 2008, but I’m only giving midterm grades for these five. You know why? Because most of them were too damn short. One season = 26 episodes. Let me reiterate: 1 Season = 26 Episodes I’m generous enough to give out midterm grades for series with 24 or 25 […]

An Unbiased Review of Final Fantasy XII

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

I made a promise that I’d write an unbiased review of FFXII, and I’m damn well going to keep it. Three Things That Sucked: 1. Boring Townsfolk Booooooooorrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnggggggg Is it just me, or do 90% of the townspeople in this game have nothing interesting┬╣ to say? If I wanted to hear boring conversations go absolutely […]

Double Feature: Tytania 10 & Jigoku Shoujo Mitsugane 13

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Tytania 10: Discount Space Pornography Fan Hyulick picks up a prostitute as soon as he lands on planet Barghash (and you thought I was joking about Tytania being Space Pornography). The prostitute says she’ll give him a discount because he’s sexy. Here’s a little advice: they all say that (you don’t know her going rate, […]

10 Things that Suck about Ga-Rei Zero

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

1. Real Pocky Product placement isn’t funny, unlike Trademark infringement. Two girls in swimsuits are trapped in a closet and all I can think about is trademark infringement. Why? Because I’m not a pedophile. Speaking of lesbians and pocky… 2. Not Enough Lesbian Pocky Scenes Speaking of lesbians… 3. No Lesbian Scene between the Director […]

New Year’s Resolutions: 2009

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

1. Start using a Rich Site Summary Reader 2. Create a My Anime List Account I currently keep track of all the anime I’ve watched in a file called C:anime.txt. It’s undeniably manly but highly inconvenient when I don’t have access to my computer for two weeks. 3. Respond to e-mail If you’ve ever e-mailed […]