Your friend’s job.
I still find it highly remarkable just how much your average Joe can relate to this series. It does a fantastic job of being dipping in and out of black comedy, to being a rather gripping portrayal of the reality that more than a few unfortunate people have. I know firsthand that this is just how an actual person’s life can be. I also know firsthand that this is how an actual person can be.
I’d say this is along the lines of episode 7’s showing. We get another glimpse of how much Tomoko’s has changed due to her social isolation and envy, and just how much she’s pushing the people close to her (namely her family) away due to her dip into pessimism.
(Yui from K-ON! makes a cameo. Sort of. There’s also Shokotan, The Legend of Zelda, and a few other small references. :P)
Continue reading Watashi ga Motenai no wa dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! 09
One of the things I love about anime conventions (or any convention for that matter) are the invasion of cosplayers. It was awesome seeing Downtown San Jose being infested and taken over by cosplayers and my fellow geeks and weebs. People might have been pissed by the traffic we caused and the endless lines we induced at restaurants, but we felt dominant! Made the city as “nigiyaka” (so to say) as San Fransisco is every night. It just made those four days and three nights so fun, and now that everything’s quieted down and returned to normal, I’m having post-con depression. 😛 I want Downtown Weebland again, dammit!
That being said, there were many great cosplays this year. I stopped to take a picture of almost every one of my favorite characters and shows whenever I came across them, but this is basically a list of my very favorite ones during the weekend. To those who didn’t make it into this blog post, I’d like to say that you definitely all made it to my Facebook albums. Just very wonderful memories overall.
Continue reading Fanime 2013 Cosplays
Image Credit: koba from Pixiv
I realize that I may be beating a dead horse, but I’m still (after all of these years) baffled at KyoAni’s business practices. They’re just so bizarre and simply do not match what your typical business-minded person would think of when you say “making a profit from popularity.”
This is seriously one of the ONLY times where I wished a company would milk their popular products, yet they don’t! They just don’t want my money. Do they like money? Because they don’t like mine.
Continue reading The funny thing about Kyoto Animation
On the agenda for our pilot episode, we have the upcoming Little Busters! anime, Spice & Wolf and other light novels, Da Capo III and other untranslated visual novels, Tales of Xillia being localized, and of course, plenty of extra topics because we can’t stop talking.
Title: campo de girassol
Album: À procura de felicidade
Album: The Catcher in Greenwich
Shoot, shoot, shoot your gun
Kill them all now!
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
LIFE. BUT. DREAM!
Continue reading High School of the Dead 08
I just went to get my eyes examined. Turns out my vision is so shitty I’ll have to wear glasses everyday.
If only anime tropes applied to real life; that being the case, I would either choose to be the Spectacled Sadist or Stoic Spectacles within my group of friends (or even better, within the interwebz).
Interesting to note, most of my favorite anime characters that wear glasses don’t even friggin’ need them. Yuki Nagato loses her glasses midway through the original run of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (I disagree with Kyon, she looked good with glasses). Jade Curtiss wears his glasses in order to suppress the awesome spell he casted onto his eyes in Tales of the Abyss. I don’t know why Satoshi Hiwatari/Hikari from D•N•Angel wears glasses, but he obviously doesn’t need them.
Glasses seem to either be a completely normal thing, fetish fuel, or a symbol of badassery in the world of anime, manga, and video games. Why can’t my life be like that?! Makes me feel better about my terrible vision. xD Instead of looking at it in a bad way, let’s look at the positives: I’m getting my glasses from a VERY pretty Asian lady in her early 20s (hurray for me being male estrogen brigade jailbait). btw, she smells nice.
The majority vote for Mio as Romeo is just asking for some disturbing speculations about the fantasies of Mio’s fans.
It’s cool that they can see the rather obvious Slap Slap Kiss relationship friendship between Mio and Ritsu, though. Even if I always thought Ritsu would be the man of the house.
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“Even my hands turned yellow!“
[insert head scratch] Uh, what? Yui, I think you mean yellower. 😛
Continue reading K-ON!! 17
Azunyan makes a comeback. I got my wish! Like episode five and episode thirteen, this episode terribly kindly serviced me.
(EDIT: Editing the url for this post caused me to make a triple post on the Antenna. Many apologies. T_T)
Continue reading K-ON!! 16
On the brink of death, I saw a glimpse of heaven.
Not much happened in this episode. Of course, it’s K-ON!!, but that’s why I like it.
Continue reading K-ON!! 15
Writer’s block calls for…
Azusa cosplay dump. Do not proceed if the thought of random Asian girls in cute outfits disgusts you.
Continue reading Cosplay Corner: Nakano Azusa
…So instead of posting a generic wishlist detailing some of the weaboo goods I so desire, I will post the top ten most awesome things that could happen to you on your birthday. Since this is an anime blog, be sure to expect some of the most nonsensical and impossible things you could ever imagine.
(Alright, my birthday technically ended a few hours ago. But hey, this is better than sitting around playing Disgaea and Touhou all night~)
Continue reading Hey guys, it’s my birthday…
As a person who likes watching his shows the way they were meant to be seen (therefore despising those anime dubs of the early 90s), I’m pretty picky when it comes to the aspect ratio of my favorite shows.
I’m usually happy with the way my anime is broadcast and/or released on DVD, but as such, I RAGE when a show is broadcast/released with an aspect ratio that butchers the way the show was originally meant to be seen.
Continue reading The Stretched Out Wait, Full-screen vs. Widescreen Anime
The wait for more Lord Haruhi brings along quite a handful of pain towards my faith in Haru-ism, but it’s really just a minor problem when Kyoto Animation keeps on churning out more and more win series to calm my patience down (No, Munto doesn’t count). As a slice-of-life fan, I just can’t get enough of Kyoto Animation making these comedy series with characters doing things that are just win. Of course, with K-ON!, my cohort Steven got an impression that it was the bastard child of Haruhi + Lucky Star, yet good enough to stand out by itself as another one of Kyoto ANimation’s brilliant adaptations. The results? Absolutely fantastic!
And I also applaud them for producing an anime which has inspired a new, creative name for the blog, Keiongaku ♪ 軽 ♪ 音 ♪ 楽 ♪. Seriously, The Otaku Spot was a lame name.
Continue reading K-ON! – 01