I finally got around to watching Steins;Gate during Thanksgiving. And then rewatching it this Christmas season with my sister. I thought it was a fantastic show. And it gets better the second time through. Actually, I thought even the pacing seemed quicker the second time around, maybe because I was noticing things I’d missed the first time. Even though the time travel to change fate storyline has been done, and quite well actually with Higurashi and Madoka Magica, Steins; Gate still felt fresh, smart, engaging and interestingly enough, lovable.

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I guess I’m in Japan

by RP on September 3, 2012 · 4 comments

Sorry this update was a long time coming.

Fate/Zero and Gintama Genshiken machines

Only went for the Gintama machine and got a Kagura… Shinpachi might not be happy to know he’s not even available

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Can’t say I loved the 8 year time skip, but how cool was it seeing Sentarou and Kaoru jamming again?

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Not quite the school festival, but…

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This love triangle is like the Power Glove. It looks cool, but it’s SO BAD! ;)

 

First of all, my apologies for a long, looooong layoff of six months since I last posted here. That was in large part due to inspiration simply not striking for me over that span of time. But now, thanks to an anime awesomely trainwrecking, intensely invigorated inspiration has struck anew! And since this triangular trainwreck is mainly due to a love triangle gone horribly awry, I feel inspired to talk a bit on the topic of love triangles. Keep reading…

Why Saber?

by RP June 6, 2012

One of the things that has confounded me for years now, ever since I first watched Fate/Stay Night and now revived during Fate/Zero, was why there’s so much love for Saber. Is it the moe factor?

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Music, love and opening a door that never closes: Kids on the Slope

by RP May 26, 2012

I’ve been thinking of the best way to write this post for a while now. Kids on the Slope is one of the best animes I’ve seen so far, and so far, perhaps my favorite romance anime to date. In retrospect, I wish I’d blogged about it episodically, but I was late to the ball.

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An organizer’s thoughts on the aniblog tourney

by RP May 4, 2012

Despite being one of the admins for the aniblog tourney I’ve been pretty hands off. Most of the credit for the work goes to Scamp, Mefloraine and Renn. But as someone who also helped kick off the first aniblog tourney, I’ll give you a little insight into the thinking behind the tourney.

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Hyouka First Impressions

by SabishiiMiruku April 27, 2012
Works in most cases.

It’s not just a slice-of-life any more, it’s literally real life. No, I don’t mean that in a good way.

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Tsuritama is unmistakably Kenji Nakamura

by RP April 24, 2012

Between Fate/Zero’s continuation, Tsuritama, Acchi Kocci, Sankarea and probably Hyouka (once I get around to it) I’ve been pretty pleased by the quality of the summer season. Traditionally not a very strong season. spring season (Thanks Kim. I apparently have no idea what month we’re in >_<). With that said, it’s looking increasingly like I’m probably […]

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Acchi Kocchi and a slice of nostalgia

by RP April 15, 2012

That is, if you were to describe “nostalgia” as the year 2007 and the show, Lucky Star.

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