Category Archives: Tiny Posts

Barakamon is FUNNY

Nevermind “mai daughteru” longing, fujoshi fun, or the legendary critic punch-out. Artistic introspection, likable characters, and a nice feel are just icing on the fact that Barakamon is really, really funny. It nails fish-out-of-water, broad slapstick, timing, character interactions–basically, everything it goes for, it nails. I won’t say every joke works, but every episode works on […]

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So this is shoujo manga…

Sabagebu! (さばげぶっ!?, lit. Survival Game Club!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hidekichi Matsumoto. The series, which follows a group of high school girls and their daily lives in a survival game club, began serialization in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine from December 2010. (Wikipedia) I see.

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Back to the fridge with you

Don’t get used to seeing this face.

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12 Days, day twelve. Shit gets real.

The biggest thing that’s ever happened to me in my life happened this year, and so it’s been a little tough to think about anime when cataloging moments. The birth of your first child is not so much a single moment as a huge series of them; with fear, joy, disbelief, temporary insanity, extreme fatigue, […]

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12 Days, day eleven. Blog. Blahg. Bolg. Blig. Blaf bohg bfol

What can I say about Altair & Vega? They came out of nowhere to suddenly become the hugest thing in this corner of the anishape, and they’ve done a great job at carving out a space as the progressives of the community with a diverse mix of styles. Though I’ve mostly been the Maeda and […]

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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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