Baka-Raptor

Kimi no Na wa: Excellent, for a Movie

Nothing has 99.8% a satisfaction rating. Nothing. Well, this is new. I usually review anime long after it’s faded into irrelevance. This time I’m reviewing a movie within a month of its Japanese release. Spoilers actually matter. Proceed with caution. […]

Most of Bleach wasn’t Good

I designed my ratings flowchart to give a + to long-running shounen anime that had fallen from grace. I gladly gave it to Naruto, but it’s with a heavy apathetic heart that I can’t do the same for Bleach. Despite […]

Don’t vote for Hillary

Your voting preference should be as follows: Third-party/independent/write-in Don’t vote Trump Hillary Everyone knows that Trump’s a shitty candidate, albeit for reasons as lazy as “he’s a racist!”, or as shallow as “his name was actually Drumpf!”. However, if you’re […]

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 […]