Summer 2018 – Week 2

Two more premieres down, one to go!  Some good episodes this week, some not so good.  I was particularly disappointed by Hanebado…  Anyhow, hit the jump and let’s get to it!
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Spring 2018 – Week 12, finales abound!

It’s been a long trip we’ve made together…  there’s been some highs, been some lows, but Spring 2018 is finally over.  This week, I wrap up the rest finales in my own inimitable grumpy old man style.  Give it a read, and drop me a comment letting me know what you think!

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Spring 2018 – Week 11

Busy, busy week… Two finales, several penultimate episodes, and quite possibly the finest episode this season.  All this, some thoughts on the differences between heroism in The Incredibles and My Hero Academia, and more after the jump!

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Spring 2018 – Weeks 8-10, the speed run edition

Two weeks on hiatus, plus a certain amount of laziness on my part…  And now I’m really behind on my writing.  So, this week is going to mostly fast takes on what’s been happening with regular coverage resuming next week.  (Just in time for the first of the finales.)

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Spring 2018 – Week 7

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Hinamatsuri once again hits one out of the park…  I take a look at this week’s carrots…  and I try my hand at poetry!  All this and more after the jump!
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Spring 2018 – Week 6 & the mid season gut check.

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What’s this? Published on time? With screenshots and reasonably fully worked out thoughts and everything? What is the world coming to?

It’s my thoughts on this week’s shows, plus mid-season gut check time!  Hit the break and let’s talk!

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Spring 2018 – Week 5

Well, here we are for another week of fast hot takes on what I’ve watched this week, along with some links to interesting views elsewhere.  Hit the jump and let’s dive right in shall we?

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Anime OP AMVs, crossovers & parodies…

I know, I know.  A couple of weeks back I said that “it’s unusual to use the music from one anime to make an AMV for another”….  But there’s actually a special case where that’s less unusual.  Combining the OP track from one anime with footage from a second anime to create a crossover or parody opening sequence.

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And why does Renge feature as my introductory image?  You’ll have to hit the jump to find out!
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Spring 2018 – Week 4

Another week, another roundup of this week’s shows.

This week’s surprise discovery – a character’s name in a series this season has an unexpected real world meaning. What character? What meaning? You’ll have to read the entry to find out!

Seriosuly, I love sharing the odd side bits of information I find when researching shows.

Anyhow, hit the jump and let’s get right to it!

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Spring 2018 – Week 3

This week, mostly fast hot takes and I go full-bore grumpy old man on a couple of shows. (Hey! Maybe there’s my brand!)

If nothing else, do take a moment to read my discussion of Rokuhoudou. The second ep brings out some interesting things with regards to Japanese artisans.

So, let’s hit the jump and let’s dive right into it!
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