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77 CommentsUpcoming Seasons / By Scamp /

Summer 2014 Anime Season Preview

The anime landscape has changed since I started doing these season previews. There are 2 anime this season based off otome game adaptations targeted at the ladies. There isn’t a single visual novel adaptation targeted at guys. Instead there are 6 light novel adaptations aimed at dudes, 7 if we feel like including the Monogatari TV […]

27 CommentsNisekoi / By Scamp /

Nisekoi episode 9 – Shinbo’s censorship innovation

From the harem genre’s bottom shelf Comes the hot spring episode trope I could write this episode myself Because it won’t go beyond that scope Nisekoi never had ambitions To be anything other than tame To resolutely stick to its guns So that everything remains the same

14 CommentsMonogatari Series: Second Season / By Scamp /

Monogatari Series Second Season episode 26 (finale) – Nadeko to be the next Tezuka

Considering how much they teased what was in that wardrobe, it could have been a hell of a lot more anti-climactic. Nadeko could have become a snake god because she was busy running away from doing her summer homework. Now imagine how annoyingly anti-climactic that would have been to several episodes of nothing but repeating […]

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Monogatari Series Second Season episode 22 – Half blood prince

As mentioned in the monthly roundup, I happen to be awfully busy right now. I’ve moved house and just started a new job so my life is really hectic. I’ve handed off the latest Samurai Flamenco post to one of my minions co-writers. Here’s Monogatari though, while it’s the weekend and I’ve still got unpacked […]

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Monogatari Series Second Season episode 12 – The actual worst girl

If you are reading this long after the episode aired, I’ve skipped forward to episode 12 because there was no episode 11. Well there was, but it was a recap again. Just assume there will be a recap episode after every arc. We haven’t recapped Nisemonogatari yet so they still have material. They’ll probably recap […]

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Monogatari Series Second Season episode 9 – A world with no Senjogahara

A world with no Senjogahara is the one I live in, the one you live in, the one all we real non-fictional people (and most fictional people too) live in. Yet we are able to continue on with our lives without collapsing in despair and do you know why? Because we never lived in a […]

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Monogatari Series: Second season episode 4 – Ahoge’s are a dominant gene

Well this is awkward. After posting a pretty comprehensive rundown of why light novel adaptations are a load of old trollop, I’m now going to sing the praises for this light novel adaptations about a token male lead who gained super powers through no effort on his part, has a magical girlfriend literally fall into […]

28 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Sasami-san@Ganbaranai episode 1 – Chocolate Apocalypse Nonsense

A quick recap of Akiyuki Shinbo’s career up until now by the totally unreliable Scamp. He started as an animator on Urusei Yatsura, because everybody from that era worked on something by Rumiko Takahashi. He then moved about a bit from JC Staff to Tatsunoko to wherever the hell he could get work as a director, including directing […]

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