Tag Archives: 12 moments 2011

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 Moments in 2011: The New Gig

Anime blogging has been, on and off, something I’ve done for something like four years now, and I’ve experienced it from all sides. My own blog, Yukan, not-blogging on Tumblr, The Blog That Would Change Everything (yeah, remember that?), podcasting, even being a part of the kind of douchebaggery and faggerjackery that would have confused […]

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12 Moments in 2011: The wrong reaction

Keep on crying, you guys.

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12 Moments in 2011: It was actually child molestation all along

People said a lot of things about Fractale. Like Guilty Crown later, it was decried as the harbinger of noitaminA’s doom, and as Yamakan’s downfall, or the reason why otaku-cum-academian Hiroki Azuma should never touch anime from the inside ever again. It was also called confusing at the end, but honestly was it? It was […]

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12 Moments in 2011: A depressing person

Wandering Son was a near-universally lauded anime adaptation at a time when that reaction was not exactly universal on the blogs where noitaminA was concerned. I found episode 5’s focus on the maudlin Saori Chiba to be a heavily affecting bit, for some reason. Anime can’t hurt me with its melodrama the way it used to, […]

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12 Moments in 2011: Mamoru Oshii Bowling League

I didn’t end up watching The Sky Crawlers until this year, and I was struck like so many other people that Oshii seems to have come to a pretty definitive point in his career with the flick. As in, if you had to answer “What is a Mamoru Oshii?” you could easily point to The […]

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