Category Archives: Retroblogging



Your Completely Biased Sai Mecha Elite Eight Voting Guide and Image Dump

Make a contract with me and become a true follower of the mecha Way. -or- The Declaration of Team Real Robot. So I’ve set up and have been running Sai Mecha, the Super Dimensional Robot Tournament, for a bit now and we’ve arrived at the Elite Eight portion of the tournament. Up until now I’ve […]

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Mein Admiral! My Favorite Character in LoGH and Possibly All of Anime

(The much delayed third of three posts on Legend of the Galactic Heroes. As they will cover the entirety of the series, there will be spoilers. Also included at the end of the post is a listing of interesting posts that other authors have written on the series.) I had intended to write this post […]

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Great Teacher Onizuka episodes 04 and 05 – Revenge is a Dish Best Served By a Grown Man in a Schoolgirl Uniform

The Revengening After the first photoshopped poster in the school commons, the Axis of Douche continues its campaign against Onizuka and even expands the conflict to try and take out Yoshikawa. The level of this bullying astounds in both technical sophistication and sheer brutality, with different factions favoring each. New photoshopping weapons have been deployed, […]

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Great Teacher Onizuka episodes 02 and 03 – The Teacher of Twenty (Plus) Faces

After moving on from his student teaching and missing the national standardized exam, Ryuuji manages to find Eikichi a private school that doesn’t use the national qualifying exams in their consideration of applicants. Things are looking up after he recovers from his despair induced night of boozing the day before, and he even has a […]

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Great Teacher Onizuka episode 01 – Schooled

With most students going back to school lately, it’s a fitting coincidence that today I begin retroblogging Great Teacher Onizuka. Back in the last round of voting it tied with Kare Kano, and due to the popularity and enthusiasm displayed for both I promised to blog each in turn. GTO just happened to lose the […]

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Kare Kano episode 26 – RAGEFINISH

I have watched the entirety of Macross 7. I have watched the entirety of To Aru Majutsu no Index. I have watched the entirety of Blue Gender. And through all of these trials I have never just quit an episode midstream. At 6 minutes and 38 seconds into this final episode of Kare Kano I […]

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Kare Kano episodes 24 and 25 – Plot, Budget Cutting…Then Suddenly, Yuri

Aside from some more budget conserving recap segments, this week’s pair of episodes started off like any other ones. The characters are preparing for the upcoming festival and we confront some internal thoughts among them, this time primarily with Yukino at the start. Things continue onwards like any other enjoyable episode of Kare Kano. Then…something. […]

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The Nobility of Realism in Legend of the Galactic Heroes

(Essay two of three on Legend of the Galactic Heroes. As they will cover the entirety of the series, there will be spoilers.) In the grand scope of its politics and conflicts, Legend of the Galactic Heroes definitely seems to favor one school of international relations theory for explaining how the universe works. Realism, one […]

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Kare Kano episodes 22 and 23 – Back to Normal?

The ’14 Days’ arc continues the run up to the Cultural Festival and the characters’ preparations for it. Despite the drama of the previous episodes and a bout of Arima angst this time, things mostly seem to be coming back to Earth as far as the characters having fairly normal lives. The play is coming […]

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes and the Weight of History

(Essay one of three on Legend of the Galactic Heroes. As they will cover the entirety of the series, there will be spoilers.) . Legend of the Galactic Heroes is epic in scope, in many senses of the word. It is an epic in terms of its story of great deeds, heroes, and villains. The […]

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