Baka-Raptor

Guess the Arslan Senki Personality

Hot-blooded shounen hero Average Joe dragged into a larger-than-life scenario against his will Guy (or possibly a girl) whose true strength comes from within Benevolent dictator Merciless warlord Incompetent buffoon Benevolent dictator Merciless warlord Incompetent buffoon Obsequious lackey Guy whose […]

10 Years of Going Downhill

Other notes: Moved from Tochigi to Chiba. I’m expecting to stay in Japan for another two years. Another reason I’ve been slow on the updates is due to getting hacked several years back. I’ve done what I could to clean […]

Psycho-Pass 2 > Psycho-Pass 1

Psycho-Pass 2 is better than Psycho-Pass 1. Yes, the best of Psycho-Pass 1 is better than anything in Psycho-Pass 2, but what about the rest of it? Remember Spooky Boogie? Artsy murder girl? Hunter guy with robot dogs? Things didn’t […]

Motoko Kusanagi is White

The internet is abuzz with whitewashing accusations over a white chick is being cast as Motoko Kusanagi. This makes no sense to me, because Motoko Kusanagi is white. Let me throw out my “I’m not a racist” qualifications before I […]

Durarara doesn’t understand Japanese

I recently wrote about Durarara’s Japanese being too complicated for me to understand. Turns out it wasn’t entirely my fault. Durarara doesn’t understand Japanese either. Durarara’s 2nd–4th seasons were subtitled shou, ten, and ketsu. These terms come from the phrase […]

The Filler Before The Storm

My latest foray into learning Japanese has been reading the Muv-Luv Visual Novel series. This was the confluence of five independent factors: My reading speed sucks. I wanted a fun and convenient platform for practicing reading. Looking up words in […]

10 Regrets at 30

I turned 30 this past year and figured I’d take a hard look at my life. The ultimate goal here is improvement, not reflection. That’s why the following 10 items, while all inspired by specific incidents, are cast in terms […]

The Imperfect Insider

Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider wasn’t obvious, but it was no match for Umineko logic + the process of elimination. Once you get past the catchy but unfitting opening sequence, you’re thrown into a mystery that’s so […]