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Horizon on the Border of Gensokyou

by dm00

All she needs is a frilly blue kimono, she’s already got the butterfly motif and the pink hair.

(I hope that image shows up as an animated gif.)

If Walsingham’s first attack in episode five of Horizon on the middle of nowhere II wasn’t evidence enough of Touhou influence, in episode six Kimi, Tomo, and the refugees arrive via Yukari-express:

Horizon on the border of Gensokyou

So many kinds of fan-service (billions and billions of fandoms served). So much action (has the sakuga brigade cottoned to Horizon yet?).

As a side note, much of the…. er, “scenery” and dialogue (especially Neito’s finishing move) seemed like a cocking of the snoot at the Horizon on tits project.

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Ghibli films in Providence, RI — 31 May, Suzuki to attend and answer questions

A natural choice: the creation of textiles and dyes is a part of the RISD curriculum.

The Providence Children’s Film Festival is partnering with the Rhode Island School of Design for screenings of Spirited Away and Only Yesterday on May 31.

Studio Ghibli will be receiving an honorary degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) at this year’s commencement. Producer Toshio Suzuki will be attending Spirited Away for a Q & A after the screening.

Welcome to Providence. And Chihiro thought the place on the other side of the tunnel was weird.

Both films will be from newly struck 35mm prints in Japanese w/English subtitles.

The event is free and open to the public; tickets are available through EventBrite. Spirited Away will kick the evening off from 5:30 to 7:30PM, followed by the Q&A with Suzuki from 7:30 to 8:30PM. Only Yesterday will play from 9:00 to 11:00PM.


Another badass reason to wear a long white coat, and other things…


It’s been a while.

I’m a doctor in name now, and I’m currently plunging into the strenuous world of residency. So much so that it’s a little hard to do things like watch anime (which I do in spurts), or write about it. But I’m starting to get into the pace of hospital work better, so hopefully there shouldn’t be a three-month writing layoff again as there has been here.  After getting a long white coat, you sort of get an idea of what it takes to keep one, which I hope Hakase and Hououin Okabe Rintarou learn throughout their goals as scientists.

I do approve of the mad scientist hands in pockets pose. I try to do that as much as I can.

The dynamic duo. Picture by shinako (laeseperanza):

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Entranced By The Sound Of Many Voices

By TheBigN

The ED of Nichijou, “Zzz”, is one of my favorites of the season, with its combination of what I find to be “adorable” animation of Yuuko and Nano with no noticeable outlines walking and skipping to a general pop song that’s easy on the ears, along with an imaginary dream-like world along the way. However, the song isn’t one that easily stays on the ears by itself. At least until episode 7, where they decide remove most of the instrumentals, and just let Sayaka Sasaki‘s voice do the talking:

Suddenly, the music makes the imagery becomes a lot more adorable to me, and the song’s a cappella version becomes that more special and awesome to me as it takes a more jazzy tune.

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Yuno What It Is

By TheBigN

I wasn’t planning on posting anything today, but this Wiz Khalifa x Hidamari Sketch mashup linked on an IRC channel by an awesome soul is hilarious and clever in concept, decent in execution. “Black and Yellow” indeed.

Happy April Fools’ Day.

Helping out, if only a little.

By TheBigN

Whenever I hear from other anime bloggers about how large of a group we are, I roll my eyes and disregard the statement.  I think we tend to forget that we aren’t nearly as important as we think we are, and more importantly, that anime/manga isn’t as important as we think it is either. It’s good to keep things in perspective, and even though I support and have donated to the effort of Anime and Manga Bloggers For Japan (and an ad banner is to the right as well, for those who care), the pitch being made on the website makes the group sound more noble than it is. And to me it has a whiff of that sort of “support the industry” mindset from others that has what really is a drop in the bucket sound like “our” helping out is the only way to stop the flood.

That being said, any donations to any charities is a good donation more often than not, and I certainly get behind the two organizations that Anime and Manga Bloggers For Japan are supporting given that Japan is only just starting to deal with the aftermath of a powerful earthquake and tsunami.  But we need to remember that we’re probably helping out other people in different situations too with our donations, and that although it’s probably easier to think about, it shouldn’t just be about Japan or us. In the grand scheme of things, or blogs even, while we can make an impact, we’re still only just a tiny part. 🙂

What *was* scribbled in Tsukasa’s notebook?

by dm00


Best performance since Yukino Miyazawa in Kare Kano

My guesses:

  • Immanentize the Santachon
  • Find some easily-manipulated doofus to be a boyfriend
  • Meet an alien, time-traveller, ESPer, or slider


12 Days of Anime, Day 9: Sad Girl in Meal Tickets

As a whole, Angel Beats! was an entertaining work, but not something that makes me want to revisit it any time soon. Though while I don’t feel like rewatching the show as a whole anytime soon, I wouldn’t mind watching TK bust a move nonstop, and I hope that the new OVA focuses on him to feed that need.

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