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12 Days, day seven. The End Of Ideon.

It’s been a long time coming. In fact, it almost didn’t make it into this list. Honestly it’s not much to talk about — everything happens that you think happens, with perhaps a little more brutality and child-beheading than you might expect — but the achievement in itself after a long episodic slog and poor […]

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12 days, day six. Taking my balls and going… somewhere? Seriously where am I going with this

I’m not unaccustomed to adding a little bit of social commentary to blogging, but Kokoro Connect’s “kick a man in the balls because that’ll fix your attempted rape trauma” was my first foray into the wider world of thinking about feminism and rape culture as they apply to aniblogging — and my first run-in a […]

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12 days, day five. Girl Cartoons.

I’d tried to watch Futari wa Pretty Cure a couple times, as it’s on Crunchyroll, and never got very far. I’m not the type to watch spinoffs or sequels first, after being burned by Gundam Wing, SEED, and 00, but at the prodding of a few people I started Heartcatch Precure. And that’s all she […]

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12 Days, day four. Eureka appears, and briefly we care.

Not much to say about Eureka Seven AO, it was a mess that ham-fistedly tried to accomplish the heartfelt interactions and complicated worldbuilding that the original did so well. But the appearance of Eureka herself, regardless of how obvious and nostalgia-reliant it was, worked. And for a moment, I thought it was gonna come back. […]

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12 days, day three. Too much Nisio.

I enjoyed Bakemonogatari just fine. It was a sexed-up, Shinbotastic, verbal sparring match with characters attractive enough to forgive the talkiness and Nisioisin’s self-conscious cleverness. And I started enjoying Nisemonogatari just fine as well, but eventually, once all the oral hygiene was over, it became a little too much for me. I think I stopped […]

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12 days. Day two: I don’t… money.

You’d think it’d be more prevalent, but it’s not often that such an astouding feat of engrish appears in our anime. There’s really not that much to say about it. Some people complained that Wakana was the fake Minko (of Hanasaka Iroha), but as much as I do like Chiaki Omigawa (yes), could she have […]

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