The Rules of Anime …

If you are reading this blog … the chances are you like anime. And you watch a lot of it. Or you would like to. In any case, all of us know that anime has some rules that are … at odds, with the way things work in the normal “real life” world. And of […]

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Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~

Most people would be in a serious bit of trouble if an alien spaceship fell on them. For Osaragi Hazumu though, that was only the beginning of his troubles. Hazumu was a shy, timid and rather effeminate boy who loved gardening. After trying to confess his love to Kamiizumi Yasuna and being rejected, a dejected […]

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Ah! My Goddess – Tatakau Tsubasa

Keiichi and Belldandy’s trials continue in this, the third installment of Ah! My Goddess, also known as Ah! My Goddess – Fighting Wings. Tatakau Tsubasa is a 2 episode special that was released especially to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the series; that’s right – the original manga was first serialized in August 1988. First […]

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Aria the Natural

It happens few enough times that an anime series blows me away completely, but the Aria franchise has managed to do exactly that. It wasn’t too long ago that I did a review of Aria the Animation and based on my experience with that series I was pretty keen to go ahead and watch the […]

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On track with Animax

There was a lot of excitement generated last year when it was finally announced that South Africa would be getting its own anime channel. The end of November finally rolled around and there was a sigh of collective relief when the channel started airing as promised. Unfortunately – it must be said – Animax has […]

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Negima review – two in one!!

Yes, as you can read, I’m doing a two-in-one this time around, I’ve decided to review both the manga and the anime in this particular post. Starting first, the manga: I’ve long been a fan of Akamatsu Ken’s work – ever since I first came across Love Hina (the anime) about 3 years ago. Negima […]

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Aria the Animation

I had a chance to watch this anime over the last week. Coming into it, I really had no idea what to expect from it, but having finished it I can only say I wasn’t disappointed in the least. ARIA is actually really difficult to classify. There’s a tiny bit of sci-fi (it takes place […]

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Beyond the Clouds

Beyond the Clouds, the Promised Place is an anime movie I actually came across quite a while ago, but I watched it again a few nights ago and suddenly had the urge to do a quick write-up about it. The Japanese name for the movie is Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho (雲のむこう、約束の場所). Beyond the […]

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