Infinite Stratos: First Impressions

If you’ve ever watched the Simpsons, there was a time (maybe they still do it now, I don’t know because I haven’t watched it in like 7 years) where something inopportune would happen and a character would grab his collar, shake it, make a sheepish grin and let out a groan that sort of sounded like “iiiiggggg.” I remember this, because they did it once in one season, and it was amusing for that first time. But then they started doing it all the time. Multiple times an episode. This is about the time that the Simpsons started sucking, so I’m going to say somewhere around season 9 or 10. I only mention this because that’s the first thing I thought about doing once I started watching Infinite Stratos.

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If you squint real hard... you might see some mechas in there

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The Winter 2011 Anime Season Preview is Back

After much consternation and soul searching about whether another preview post is even worth the effort, the season preview is back. I realized the season preview is not about the info itself, it’s not even about my opinions. For me, it’s about getting the chance to think about how to design the post – deciding what info to include, what to opine on, and then trying to figure out how to make it look better, easier to read and be more useful to people than the last version. Hopefully this latest version is a step forward from all the previous versions.
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