The END DAY: Paris-hen

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Last year I was too busy not watching anime to commemorate The END DAY. This year I’m writing a double post to make up for it. Nodame Cantabile: Paris-hen The first season of Nodame Cantabile (++) told an excellent story. More importantly for the purposes of this post, it told a complete story. There was […]

The Cold Sure As Hell Bothers Me

Friday, August 15th, 2014

“Anna and the Snow Queen”, the most uninspired Japanese title since “Wanda and the Colossus“ I first watched Frozen in a cheap theater pretty late into its U.S. release. With the hype seeming to dissipate and the movie being fairly average (+), I felt no need to review it. Then I got on the plane […]

Quick Takes on Adult Swim

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The Most Irresponsible Man in Space

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Princess Tutu was Too Too Tedious

Thursday, March 13th, 2014


Baka-Raptor’s Highlight Mixtape

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Stand-up comedy is hard. Stand-up comedy in front of literally six people in Milwaukee is downright sadistic. But hey, props to Anime Milwaukee for at least giving me a shot. Now that I have a badass highlight mixtape to send around, it’s only a matter of time before Otakon comes calling.

Talk-A-Raptor -4

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Kuroko’s Basketball – 0:07 Shingeki no Kyojin – 0:37 Laputa: Castle in the Sky – 1:33 Death Billiards – 1:55 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – 2:24 Berserk Movies II & III – 3:09 Robotics;Notes – 3:43 Chihayafuru 2 – 4:47 Hunter x Hunter – 5:28 Moyashimon Returns – 5:53 Extras – 6:37 Just like two years […]

Yuru Yuri: Too Much Yuru, Not Enough Yuri

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

I once complained that Candy Boy had a misleading title. The upside, which I failed to appreciate at the time, is that it was the good kind of misleading: the kind that surprised you with lesbians. Yuru Yuri’s deception isn’t so generous. It has yuri in the title, another word that’s 3/4 yuri, and a […]

Black Cat and the Cloneasaurus

Friday, January 27th, 2012

One of my earliest posts criticized the Black Cat anime for cramming too much material in to too few episodes, as exemplified by its superficial development of Flora-chan, a dinosaur brought to life by advanced cloning techniques. I finally got around to reading Black Cat in its original form of matter. As expected, it was […]

Yume wo Kanaeru Zou: Sacrilicious

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Although I’ve never cared about anime seasons, I do occasionally get bored enough to take quick glance at season preview charts. A few years ago, a peculiar title in the top right caught my eye. Halted? Whatever for? I dug around to find this anime, but all I could find was the J-Drama. No sale. […]