Author Archives: Mystlord

Over and Over…

Recently I came across this blog post by omo, where he spoke of, interestingly enough, “cliché complaints”. He tied this into Guilty Crown, but I’d like to take a different direction first. What makes a complaint cliché? Well when I generally think of something that’s “cliché”, I generally think of something that has ceased to […]

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Usagi Drop: Finding Oneself

What are you really looking for in life? Usagi Drop doesn’t beat around the bush, so I won’t either. While I can easily relate to Daikichi, being a male, I don’t really know too much about issues of female identity, and I know even less about those issues in Japan. But I have to say […]

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2011 Summer Season Preview

Summer: a great season to stay inside in the air conditioning. -EO Welcome to T.H.A.T. Anime Blog’s summer 2011 season preview. A whole bunch of new shows are coming out in the upcoming season, as well as second seasons of several more. The THAT team’s expectations and predictions below the cut. [Apologies for the delay. […]

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 9 and 10: No End In Sight

Literal in two senses! (Since Madoka Magica is cancelled for the month at least) I realized over the past few weeks that episodic blogging is like one of those beasts where it’s impossible to truly do it unless you really don’t say all too much. So I’m going to self-impose a word limit to all […]

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Episodes 7 and 8: Thanks for Playing Urobuchi

Game Over Where have I been? Busy as hell. I more or less dropped out of the online world for the vast majority of the past week and a half. Real life. Sigh. Just as a quick announcement, I’m not going to blog KoreZombie anymore. First off I’m 3 episodes behind, but secondly there’s absolutely […]

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 6 – Time to Grow Up

Because you can’t be a child anymore with that stuffed animal… It appears that we’re shifting gears here in Madoka Magica, away from the witches and now onto this tension between mahou shoujos. These past two episodes have highlighted the differences between the 3 mahou shoujos, 1 dead mahou shoujo, and 1 potential mahou shoujo. […]

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Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 04 and 05 – A Big Middle Finger to Common Sense

And to you as well, logic! Well let’s consider the focus of what happened in these last two episodes. Love interest and some melodrama. Yeah ok fine there was some melodrama in episode 3 near the end, but that’s nothing compared to all this not-so-subtle pointing to the fact that Ayumu is special. Somehow. Why? […]

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 4 and 5 – Separation of Self

LITERALLY *hearty laugh* What happened to the episode 4 post? Well I was busy then homework interfered… But far more importantly, episode 4… really added little to the conversation. I found myself reaching for some crazy explanations of the witch’s existence, and precisely how it played into things. The imagery in the witch’s world were […]

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Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 03 – Another Look at The Family

Looks nice and inviting doesn’t it? God Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? just keeps on getting better. Last week I talked about how the show is actually subverting numerous modern tropes. Unfortunately I really can’t afford to spend as much time writing up these posts as I did last week, so I’m going to cut […]

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 3 – Apocalypse Now

Ever feared going to the doctor? The blogosphere literally exploded with really interesting things to say about Madoka after episode 3, which really is no surprise considering just the force of one particular event that happened during the show. And if you haven’t watched Madoka 3 yet, I highly recommend you stop reading, and go […]

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