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 [...]
Oh Shaft. I’m not even sure how much of this is down to Shinbo anymore. It’s not like he has much to work with when it comes to Nision’s dialogue. “Author mentioned something about elements and fakes? Let’s make mannequins dance to chemical bonds”!
This post may contain copious amounts of Senjogahara Fascination. You have been warned. However it will not contain any Mayoi Fascination because that segment was shit. It’s almost a thing now with Nisemonogatari. Skip the boring conversation segment and talk about The Good Bits.
Just as I was loading up the new Nisemonogatari episode, I paused it just as it began to get myself a hot chocolate. Lo and behold, what is the very first frame of the episode? Shaft and their wonderful obsession with close up shots of people’s eyes. I wonder if every single episode of the [...]
Well shit, I wasn’t planning on doing this. I wanted to blog Nymphogear, but the second episode had the audacity to develop a sense of self-awareness, which makes it a whole lot less funny to take the piss out of. I also wanted to cover Daily Dudes, but I’d probably just spend my time explaining [...]
Somewhere over the course of the 2 and a half years since Bakemonogatari aired, I had forgotten how utterly strange this anime is. It’s one of those little anomalies that can only exist in anime. How something with such out-there animation and artwork, with rambling and self-referential dialogue, can become the massive hit that it [...]
The Reverse Thieves Secret Santa project is just like regular secret santa, except instead of getting receiving awful €5 gifts, your secret santa recommends an anime for you to watch based on your preferences shown on MyAnimeList. My secret santa didn’t study my list very well though. The first one they gave me was Mardock [...]