Category Archives: Editorials



Kimi to Boku: Treasuring the Everyday

Shun, the flâneur… Basically, this season, in addition to the awesome Chihayafuru and the not-so-awesome-but-pretty-intriguing-so-I’ll-carry-on-watching-it-anyway Un-Go, I’m watching this. ‘This’ being a laid-back, slice-of-life comedy series centering on a group of four male friends (plus a couple of strays they pick up along the way) who have known each other since preschool and the experiences […]

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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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Guilty Crown One-Sided Fanservice

Some people have complained that Guilty Crown failed to live up to their expectations. Well that’s their fault for having any to begin with, right? Okay, so the plot and characters are anywhere from laughable to generic, but it’s pretty, at least. Though there is something that just seems a little… off about it, so […]

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Watching/Reading Other Media Using “Anime Goggles”

While remaining a fan of cinema, television, novels, short stories, and manga, the past three years I’ve consumed more anime (both in terms of shows I’ve watched for the first time, and repeat viewings) than all other kinds of entertainment put together. A lot of things contributed to this, such as having divergent tastes in […]

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A Left-Handed Discourse; A Sinister Discussion

No.6 is an interesting enough show. It’s got some pretty good animation, a nice setting, all that jazz. But I can’t help but feel distanced from everything somehow; there’s just something… off about the main characters to me. Now, I don’t want any of ya’ll to think I’m a hater or anything – I completely […]

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Tennis and FanService of the Female Form in Anime

No this is not a post about Softenni. I did not last more than an episode of that show. They’re not even doing actual tennis. This sport that I love (and unlike basketball, I love to play tennis more than I like watching it) is pretty amazing. Why? Much like boxing, there is nowhere to […]

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A Time to Gloat — Despite the Absence of the Variable Fighters, All is (not) Right in the World: The End of Sai Mecha

Screenshot of my browser tells one story, but Sai Mecha isn’t Sai Mecha Anime, so I had no problem voting robots like the Gunbuster over the Unit-01 Test Type, of course the Variable Fighters of Macross… but I equally had no problem voting for it over the Tachikoma, or over any Gundam in the tournament. […]

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Reflections on a Year of Fangirling…

It may be my first blog birthday today, but it’s definitely a collective celebration – yay! Hello, readers old and new. This time last year, I published my first post on T.H.A.T., so I thought I’d mark the occasion with some brief words to illustrate the highlights of my first year as an anime blogger. […]

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This May Be The Last Chance (To Gloat, To Sing High Praises, To Celebrate Victory): The VF-1 May Not Get Past The Evangelion Test Type Next Round, But Let Us Remember Love For What It Did to the Sinanju in Sai Mecha

Macross’ mecha proved something very important. Without Minovsky Particles, Gundams, Mobile Suits, Armors, Capitol Ships, Every Close-Range Attack Craft in its franchise, is frickin’ TOAST against even conventional weapons. Minovsky Particles render contemporary guidance systems useless, requiring combatants to fight in visual range. Otherwise, it is stupid beyond reason to devote research and development to […]

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Getting Older in the Merry Month of May

Well it seems that I have been punching keys at THAT for three plus years, since I am very late with this post, still blog birthdays (and a real birthday this week, though not the same as Willie Mays’ sadly…) are still worth posting about if only so that I can count how many of […]

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