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THAT kdrama blog: Boys Over Flowers

Some of you may be watching this kdrama remake of a jdrama remake of a tdrama adaptation of an anime adaptation of a manga (OK it’s probably just an adaptation of the manga, but it’s way more fun to say that way). To be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the manga; I dropped […]

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Clannad ~After Story~ : Sunohara Siblings Arc

Where the hell have I been? Stuck in a hotel with no internet for over a week! No excuses, I know, so I’ll get right to it. I did some thinking while away, and I have decided to give something a try. Rather than keep on with the episodic style I have been employing for […]

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Clannad ~ After Story ~ Episode 3: Let's talk about Youhei

Another week, another Sunohara-centric episode. I know that Mei has been on a lot of people’s minds, but I’m going to go ahead and skip that discussion, as it kind of weirded me out. I’d rather focus on Sanae’s insistence that, at heart, Youhei is a good person. I know that last week I was […]

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Clannad ~ After Story ~ Episode 2: Sunohara's Imaginary Girlfriend

Wear your hair like this all the time, please. I will love you forever. After last week’s one-off baseball episode, it looks like the show is settling into a new arc focusing on Sunohara. It’s about time! He spent last season as the butt of every joke, and deservedly so most of the time, but […]

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Hyakko Episode 1: Meet the Girls

I, I know, super late on this one, plus Impz already did a little writeup on it. However, I will be picking this up for the season, and I wanted to say a few small things about it before episode 2 gets subbed. Best not to fall behind at the beginning! So, I’m sure that […]

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Clannad ~After Story~ Episode 1

Another season of Clannad is what kept me going through the mostly lackluster summer shows, and I spent a good part of the summer trying to work my way through the Clannad Visual Novel. I didn’t quite make it to the after story, though, so if you want someone to predict the next episode for […]

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Celebrating 50 years of feeding Otaku

Today is the 50th anniversary of the day instant ramen went on sale in Japan – August 25th, 1958. You may remember January of 2007 when the creator of this delicious treat, Momofuku Ando, passed away and was given a huge send-off – Yasuhiro Nakasone, former Prime Minister of Japan, even delivered the eulogy at […]

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Manga Review: Tomoyo After: Dear Shining Memories

This has been a slow summer for me anime-wise, with not much new that has kept my attention. So, I’ve been using this chance to catch up on some of my backlog, marathoning older shows and reading lots of manga. If you read our fall preview, you may have noticed that I have recently become […]

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Eve no Jikan – Act One: Akiko

So I missed Pale Cocoon last year when it came out, but thanks to phuzy’s review I got a chance to check it out last week, and I was really impressed. So impressed, in fact, that I googled the director Yasuhiro Yoshiura to find out what else he had done, and lo and behold I […]

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Genius Party 7 – Baby Blue

Genius party is a series of short films by several Japanese directors widely revered as ‘geniuses’ (hence the name). The seventh one is titled Baby Blue, and Shinichirō Watanabe, renowned for his series Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, is the genius director. The brilliant Yoko Kanno, who worked with the director in Cowboy Bebop, produced […]

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