How to Navigate Comiket

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Step 1: Coincidentally walk through Akihabara two weeks before Comiket Not only will this remind you that Comiket exists, it’ll give you an opportunity to buy the Comiket catalog, which is essential if your goal isn’t to wander around cluelessly. Step 2: Book the cheapest hostel/capsule hotel still available Nothing remotely close to Tokyo Big […]

Drop Something and Watch City Hunter

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

City Hunter is an episodic action–comedy about a man named Ryo Saeba. Let me stress that Ryo is a man. I don’t mean this simply in the sense of man vs. woman. I’m talking man vs. boy, man vs. male, and man vs. neutered, androgynous wimp. City Hunter was made back in the 80s when […]

No Receipt? No Return.

Friday, December 26th, 2008

The day after Christmas is a magical time when people flock to stores to return all the crappy gifts they’ve received. Certain anime personalities would like to make returns as well… Lelouch: Hello, I’d like to return this stupid-looking hat. Baka-Raptor: Do you have a receipt? Lelouch: No Baka-Raptor: No receipt, no return. Lelouch: Take […]

I Hate Animals

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Animals are only good for three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They used to be good for manual labor, but nowadays there’s nothing an animal can do that a machine can’t do better, faster, cheaper, and without shitting all over the place. Why does anime portray animals as cute and lovable? They’re stupid and self-indulgent. […]

The Podcast that Never Was

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Starring (in order of importance): Baka-Raptor IcyStorm nekosasu TheBigN lolikitsune Take 1 Welcome to the IcyStorm podcast! Take 2 Welcome to the Minimum Tempo podcast! Today is September 27th. Take 3 Welcome to the Minimum Tempo podcast! Today is September 30th, and you know what that means, right lolikit? Huh? IcyStorm, while you’re setting up […]

RaptorCon 2008

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

I was planning to report on Anime Weekend Atlanta, but Hoshi broke her sacred vow to suck up to me by not finding me a place to stay. Luckily, I discovered another convention right in town! Best of all, it was conveniently located in my new apartment (not this overpriced dump). I hopped into my […]

Non-Haruhi Shows that Need a Second Season

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Ouran High School Host Club II: Auron High School Host Club Auron would be the perfect apology for the first season’s unbridled gaiety. Scene 1: Auron breaks the host club’s precious vase/knee caps. Scene 2: All the girls fall hopelessly in love with Auron. Scene 3: Auron rejects them all because he’s not pedophile. Scene […]

Aria the OVA II: Athena’s Revenge

Friday, May 9th, 2008

I was in the middle of a romantic dinner date with Athena… …when Alice interrupted us to yell at her. Athena apologized. Then Aria came out and started dancing! Awwww…he’s so cute…. …when Athena kicks him. I’m going to miss this show.

Aria the Origination 08 from Athena’s POV

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

I love Alice, but Baka-Raptor was right – that stuck-up little princess needs to show me some respect. Alice knew I was exhausted last night, but that didn’t stop her from yelling at me. That’s what I hate about having roommates: they’re always trying to keep me awake. Despite the continued harassment, I was kind […]