Author Archives: otou-san

A Hot Pot of details in Hyouka’s school festival episodes

Chitanda Jams

Music trivia from your favorite meddlin’ kids.

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12 Days, day twelve. Shit gets real.

The biggest thing that’s ever happened to me in my life happened this year, and so it’s been a little tough to think about anime when cataloging moments. The birth of your first child is not so much a single moment as a huge series of them; with fear, joy, disbelief, temporary insanity, extreme fatigue, […]

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12 Days, day eleven. Blog. Blahg. Bolg. Blig. Blaf bohg bfol

What can I say about Altair & Vega? They came out of nowhere to suddenly become the hugest thing in this corner of the anishape, and they’ve done a great job at carving out a space as the progressives of the community with a diverse mix of styles. Though I’ve mostly been the Maeda and […]

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12 days, day ten. One Penguin Flying?

Like Polar Bear and Sloth’s late-night six pack, the moment when Penguin finally “flies” is a quiet bit of joy that melts away the cynicism you built up over the course of your week. Of course, it quickly becomes yet another joke at curmudgeonly Penguin’s expense, but that dextrous yet low-key changeup is one of Polar […]

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12 Days, day nine.

http://twitter.com/aMainCharacter/status/273829533914902529 In case the twitter plugin doesn’t work, as usual. Every few episodes, even though you’ve laughed and smiled through two shorts that are enough to satisfy you for a while, there’s an extra bonus to PBC in the form of character song EDs. Bamboo Scramble may never be topped, but Penguin’s tune, Handa’s enko […]

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12 Days, day eight. This bear.

I wrote briefly about it before, but how can you deny a moment like that. A lighthearted ribbing of Penguin’s drunken antics turns into a sort of melancholy moment where Sloth misses out due to his speed, which in turn becomes a heartwarming slice of Polar Bear. It’s a great distillation of what makes the […]

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