Category Archives: Anime

Spring 2014 Sports Anime Report – Week 2

Abarenbō Rikishi!! Matsutarō - episode 2 didn’t get interesting until the second half after Matsutaro had finished turning down the hard labor jobs for which his teacher had arranged interviews. We get our first encounter with sumo wrestlers in the series and a confrontation that *feels* like … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Sports Anime Report – Week 1

Since there are four spring sports anime that debuted recently, I figured I would start writing about them in a weekly post. Don’t expect these to be summaries or lengthy thought pieces – just mainly my opinions on how each … Continue reading

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A to Z Anime Reviews: D is for… Done…

Some of you may have noticed that there hasn’t been a review posted in the last month as part of this year’s A-to-Z anime review project – the next letter in the series would have be “D”. That’s because I … Continue reading

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A to Z Anime Reviews: C is for… Chibi Maruko-chan (1990 movie)

For my third alphabetical review, I picked the first Chibi Maruko-chan movie (released in 1990). If you’re not familiar with Maruko-chan, it’s a family-oriented comedy series about a lazy 3rd grader and her school & home life. The movie goes … Continue reading

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Want to Read: Akinari Tomasu’s Pop Culture Philosophy Texts

I recently came across two general philosophy books written by Akinari Tomasu (富増章成) that were published by Yosensha at least a decade ago. In each, he discussed anime, games and tokusatsu series in relation to certain philosophers and concepts. The first … Continue reading

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