The END DAY: Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

Monday, October 1st, 2012

This year, the END DAY is going back to its video game roots. I’d just beaten Kingdom Hearts. Light and order were restored to the universe. Mickey and his pals were living happily ever after. I was not. I’d begun frantically searching for something to wash all that cleanliness out of me when I discovered […]

One Piece: Fourth Time’s a Charm?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I’d failed in my three prior attempts to put up with Luffy’s carefree idiot schtick as he lucked his way through needlessly close battles against weak opponents. Since then, like an indefatigable shonen hero, I’ve once again leveled up my ability to tolerate shitty anime, this time by quitting anime for a year. With my […]

Aoi Hana Gets Real

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Aoi Hana once inspired me to draw a distinction between real lesbians and super lesbians, mainly because the “lesbians” in Aoi Hana were constantly crying instead of groping each other. Not only was I hoping for another kind of waterworks, the horrendous cry/grope ratio was only one of several criticisms I had of the show. […]

Soul Eater is pretty good when it doesn’t suck

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Surely the Soul Eater manga couldn’t have the same shitty sense of humor as the anime. Surely the very first chapter I attempted to read wouldn’t have that stupid toilet bowl joke. That was three years ago. Only recently had the emotional and psychological scars healed. I was ready to give Soul Eater another chance, […]

The Three Best Anime Series of 2009

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Why 2009? I’m always a few seasons behind. See what I did there? Could my post order be any more strategic? If you’re not satisfied with that explanation, consider this: if this post only contained series from 2009 that I finished in 2009, it would include Queen’s Blade. This list only includes series. Movies, OVAs, […]

High School of the Dead: If I haven’t seen it, it’s new to me!

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

When I first heard of High School of the Dead, I figured it’d be little more than a mildly entertaining anime-style remix of the same old zombie movies I’d seen so many times before. I was completely wrong. Something unexpected and very disturbing happened at the end of the first episode: I realized I’d never […]

Double Overtime: Finishing Eyeshield 21 and Slam Dunk

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Slam Dunk Originally aired: 1993-96 Began watching: 2004 Ran out of subs: 2004 Number of Episodes: 101 Episodes missed: 89-101 (training for the national tournament) Thoughts: Too many crappy jokes. At times it’s worse than Lucky Star, no exaggeration. Picking up the series during a filler stretch was painful. The game is portrayed fairly realistically. […]

Taishou Yakyuu Musume is what it is: Delightful

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

These days, picking anime with teenage female casts is like walking through a minefield. For every show that’s good on its merits, another show is called good because “it is what it is.” When nobody differentiates between the good and the bad, how am I supposed to avoid the crap? Whatever happened to standards? There’s […]