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small image Mother’s Day Tribute 2012

May 13, 2012 11:47 am by small image

Happy Mother’s Day for all the mothers who may be stopping by this site today. Hope you have a wonderful day!

To celebrate, I thought I’d pick a few of my favorite mother characters from anime of the past year or so, and have a little spotlight…

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small image Winter 2012: Favorite Characters

March 31, 2012 12:49 pm by small image

I did this sort of post for summer and fall of last year, so I might as well continue that tradition and list a few of my favorite characters from the winter 2012 anime I watched.

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Just wanted to write up a quick post on the winter anime I’m watching before the season ends! Not much time left for all these shows, so I’m pretty excited to see how they’ll all end! Note that there may be spoilers for Kill Me Baby, Natsume Yuujinchou, and especially for Mirai Nikki and Another. Make sure you’re up to date on these shows before reading on!

I’ll start with Kill Me Baby.

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small image Cholisose’s Picks for Winter 2012

January 12, 2012 7:22 pm by small image

I think I’ve seen all the first episodes for the shows that looked promising to me for winter, and I’ve whittled down my list to two to definitely watch, two to probably watch, and two to maybe watch.

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small image Summer 2011: A Slice of Life

October 6, 2011 12:01 am by small image

I wanted to write one more article for some of the great summer anime of this year, and decided I’d compare and contrast three of my favorites–which all happened to be slice-of-life shows! Whenever you’re in the mood for an anime that’s a little quieter than the rest (AKA not too dramatic or silly), it’s nice to watch a series like Natsume Yuujinchou San, Ikoku Meiro no Croisee, or Usagi Drop!

(Note: fanart belongs to their original artists)

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small image Summer 2011: Favorite Characters

September 19, 2011 1:18 am by small image

Who are your favorite characters introduced this season? I thought I’d share a few that I’ve found interesting.

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small image Spotlight: Yuki Midorikawa

September 4, 2011 2:23 am by small image

One of my favorite manga creators out there is Yuki Midorikawa, best known for Natsume Yuujinchou (or Natsume’s Book of Friends, as it’s titled in English). The Natsume manga is an ongoing series, and so far eight volumes have been released in North America by Viz in their Shojo Beat lineup. The anime adaptation is currently airing its third season, and you can find the latest episodes as well as everything from the first two seasons on Crunchyroll. The anime has not yet been released on DVD in North America, but I’m really hoping it will be soon!

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small image Summer 2011: Favorite OPs and EDs

August 14, 2011 6:06 pm by small image

This week I thought I’d do a fun post listing a few of my favorite opening and ending themes from this season. I’ve noticed in the past how most anime reviewers will note how much they like the OP and ED of the shows they critique, but personally this has never been a big deal to me. I’m much more concerned with things like plot, character development, art style, animation quality, music, voices… etc.

However, OPs can be great, and serve well to get viewers in the right mood for the show. They can also spark interest, serving as a sort of trailer or advertisement for what the story will entail. Meanwhile EDs are generally nice as a bit of a breather to follow the episode, or to experiment a bit in terms of art any music style. Below are some of my favorites this season–I’ll start with the EDs first.

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