How to use CGI for good: Giant golden floating visual representations of Japan’s collective wealth. How to not use CGI: Cost cutting techniques when your characters are flying on a sofa through space. Or dragons.
SaiMoe happens to be currently on. In it, users vote in a series of match ups to decide who is the most moe character of them all. I like to pretend such a contest doesn’t exist. That is, until a great man EO from THAT Blog set up SaiMecha, which is a popularity contest I [...]
Those 1337 sued One Piece downloading pirates from last month? 1336 of them have had the charges dropped against them. In short, it was all a massive show of strength from Funimation. All a bit of a joke really, although I do rather like the idea that there’s still one guy out there getting sued. [...]
This is Chiyo. Say hi to Chiyo everyone. Chiyo is from the anime Azumanga Daoih. As you can see, Chiyo is incredibly cute. The reaction many have to cuteness is some sort of elation or joy, usually verbalised with a ‘kyaaa~’ or ‘hnnnnnggg’. I can recognise what cuteness is, and I do have a small [...]
We’ve reached the halfway point in Break Blade already, which is meant to be around the time those watching it start proclaiming “it gets better I swear“. Break Blade hasn’t gotten any better. This is still clearly the same anime and has remained consistent in quality and appeal throughout. Some people see the fact a [...]
I was getting bored of the format for my previous Yearly Reviews, mainly because I felt like I was giving out awards to anime I didn’t like. SoreMachi has the best opening and ending songs of the year but I don’t like the anime. Gundam Unicorn is clearly the best animated piece of the year, [...]
The first time I ever read an anime blog, it was a season preview. That’s part of the reason why I consider season previews to be the most vital posts of the year. The most important thing anime blogs do for the community. They are the ones who do the research and provide it all [...]
The need for fansubbers is gradually dying out. Well, not quite fansubbers but the need for translators is. Something like 13/22 of the shows airing this season are being simulcast, and 4 of those remaining shows are kiddy shows nobody cares about. Most of these a region restricted and only available to North Americans, but [...]