Nostalgias a funny thing. You get this feeling of longing that makes you wish you could relive certain events that have long since passed. You miss those days that youve ever so slightly edited in your mind to appear to be far more enjoyable than they were at the time. Rationally speaking, you know they werent nearly as good as you remember them to be, but you dont give a damn. Sure, being a teenager again may mean having little more than a ten-dollar bill in your pocket and no car to get you... Read More

Anime Review The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya at Reflections of a Young Pilgrim

The picture of melancholy haruhi suzumiya and slice life moments fact with sci comedy adventure synopsis The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is probably best described as an experimental anime. It is downright unpredictable and tries to fit in the comedy genre using that. If youre not one to enjoy randomness in your stories then feel free to skip this anime, its simply not the comedy style for you; but for me who loves the... Read More

Gantz Goes Moe Mecha Guignol

The picture of Fiction and Seinen manga with Windows games Watching the first episode of Angel Beats, I kept thinking back to Gantz. Like the title says, its as if Gantz got an Extreme Makeover by the Key peeps and they turned it into a moe anime. At least on the surface.

Both Gantz and Angel Beats feel like they take place within a video game world. Weapons are strung about, readily available for no logical reason other... Read More

Moe, Slice of Life, Westerns, and Rob Liefeld

In the thrilling conclusion: How westerns and slice of life anime series are nostalgic for time periods that never occurred.

The western as we know it didnt come into existence until The Virginian was published in 1902. While stories about The West and various historical figures existed before that time, The Virginian is the first novel that follows many of the stereotypes that people have come to expect from the genre. It has the outsider coming into a small western town and getting... Read More

2009 A Year Where Anime Didn t Suck

I want to be Vamp when I grow up. I want to be that fusion of badass world conqueror and polite, neighborly chef. Vamp is the standard that we should all aspire towards both cunning and culinary nefarious and noble. Hes the Metrosexual Dr. Doom, and thats a totally awesome thing. Yeah, and the series hes from is pretty awesome too, what with all of the sentai hero parodies and matter-of-fact humor. But its Vamp that elevates the series from pretty... Read More