Winter Anime 2011 Release Preview: Part 4

And so, finally, we get to the final part of the Winter 2011 Release preview series. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath in hopes of a possible gem popping up – this final part happens to be something of an anti-climax. I went through the next three series rather quickly – none of them seemed […]

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Winter 2011 Anime Release Preview: Part 3

Moving on to Part 3. Part 2 of our Preview hasn’t really given me much to be excited about – here in this third part I look  at another four titles starting this month: Kimi no Todoke, Freezing, Dragon Crisis and Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. The only one I can actually say for certain that […]

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Winter 2011 Anime Release Preview: Part 2

First, let me start at the beginning and wish you a Happy New Year (明けましておめでとうございます). 2011 has finally arrived – 2010 has been for me, personally, a rough year, and with the passing of Bill 156 in the Tokyo Assembly, it hasn’t been all bright and shiny either. Kadokawa and the other publishing giants, having […]

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Winter 2011 Anime release preview: Part 1

We’re approaching the end of 2010, with both Christmas and New Year’s celebrations staring us in the face. The jury is out with regards to the overall quality of shows that were released this year, and the internet is relatively abuzz with regards to Tokyo’s Non-existent Youth Bill – which I haven’t blogged about – […]

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Revisiting my top 10

A little more than two years ago (August 2008, to be exact) I decided to compile a list of my top 10 favourite anime series. It was kind of a big ask. I have, at the time, seen a laundry basket’s worth of anime, many of which I wanted to include in the list – […]

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Seto no Hanayome – A mermaid for a bride

Seto no Hanayome (瀬戸の花嫁) follows the misadventures of one Michishio Nagasumi, who, while on holiday with his parents at Seto Bay, is saved from drowning by a young mermaid, Seto San. However, according to mermaid law, either the mermaid who revealed her identity, or the person to whom her identity was revealed, needs to be […]

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The Anime Harem – Dream or Nightmare

The term, harem, tends to crop up a lot when various anime series are discussed. Now, in the unlikely event that this is your first foray into anime, and visions of Arabic princes with forty-odd wives fill your head, I need to explain one or two things. Well, maybe one. The word harem (like many […]

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Summer Anime 2010 Preview – Part 3

And here we are – having finally arrived at our third and final installment of the Summer 2010 Anime preview – although, in truth, it has become more of a review at this point, since many of the shows have already started airing. What’s more, because of deals struck by such online entities as Crunchyroll, […]

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