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

Captain Harlock is a Russian Mafia Nun Mecha Guignol

I knew that was a legit cross and not some crazy anime Lilith-Crucified-Beneath-NERV-HQ made up shit. At least I had a vague idea that said cross was legit when I saw it and did a quick net search to reassure my assumptions. Turns out its the Russian Orthodox cross.

Im sure most anime fans had their minds wander towards Black Lagoon the instant they saw a gun-toting nun, what with the Church of Violence and everything. While my mind drifted in that drifted in that direction as well,... Read More

Escape from the Planet of the Lolitas Mecha Guignol

If anime continues to be dominated by moe, youll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.

What frustrates me most about the current moe fad is how far it has saturated anime culture. It was easy to ignore when it was isolated to a handful of series each season. There were plenty of other options to pick from, and you could ignore the stuff that insisted on indulging these fetishes.

And even then, some of these moe series were... Read More

Lectures oenologiques

The picture of nombreux sont ceux and lont nombreux sont ceux with manga forcment nest Nombreux sont ceux qui lont lu, nombreux sont ceux qui a a plu mais un peu moins nombreux sont ceux qui en parlent. Parce que le sujet du jour est un manga. Or un manga, forcment, ce nest pas srieux, cest pour les gamins quand ils font une pause Playstation. Mais moi, j

May 28, 2007 at 21:19

The Toronto Star has a nice interview... Read More

2007 A Year Where Anime Didn t Suck

The picture of Manga and Anime with Fiction. 2007 was the first year where I actively followed stuff as it came out in Japan. Before that I depended on a buddy of mine to download stuff at his leisure, since I hadnt taken the plunge into high-speed internet stuff. I just couldnt afford it while getting my teaching certification, and even if I could I was way too... Read More

Mecha anime and manga

I think Ive mentioned it before, but the first episode of 2009s True Mazinger Z has to be one of the greatest single anime episodes of all time.

Whats remarkable about this episode is the fact that despite being pumped up about whats to come (and what transpired before said episode), I never felt compelled to go back and watch the rest of the series. Ive had the entire series sitting on my computer for quite some time, but Ive never felt the need to watch the rest of the... Read More