For a while now, I haven’t watched anything from Mari Okada for a while mostly because the first two episodes of AKB0048 left a very bad taste in my mouth back in 2012 (to be fair, I haven’t watched the Hanasaku Iroha Movie nor Sakurasou either). To me, I feel that her strengths lies in coming of age, love triangle romance and melodrama types of shows, which is one of the reasons why many people liked Ano Hana, Hanasaku Iroha (despite its flaws) and True Tears as the drama is not necessarily clear-cut and the complex character development. Not only that, she is one of the prolific female Anime directors in an industry that is male dominated.
Archives for April 2014
The results are in… Will they make it to the next round? Also, what is up with Nico?
[Read more…] about Love Live School Idol Project 2 – Episode 4 – Nico’s Dark, Sad and Hidden Past
I admit that last week was a pretty exciting week, at least for Anime. (Image Source)
[Read more…] about Weekly Anime Impressions – Spring 2014 – Week 3 – Atelier Escha & Logy Ep 3 and Nisekoi Ep 15 & 16
Back in 2012, many people in the Anime Blogosphere protested against the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP because it would have ended the Internet as we know it. These two bills eventually caused so much backlash that Congress had to shelve it.
In January of this year, the Supreme Court has shot down FCC’s Net Neutrality rules, which would have protected the free Internet. Just a few days ago, the FCC has decided that they are not going to keep it, thus effectively killing Net Neutrality.
I know that most Anime fans won’t care about this for the fact that he or she might not know what all of this means and/or just want to watch Anime and interact with the community. However, ignoring this will eventually lead to a rude awakening as it can adversely affect legal streaming sites, Anime related blogs, etc., which is why I wanted to share my thoughts about the whole issue.
[Read more…] about Net Neutrality and Anime – Why you should care?
Sora finally decides to challenge Kurami to a match after he saw through her tricks.
[Read more…] about No Game No Life – Episode 3 – Epic Strategy Chess Game and Fighting for the Future of Humanity
In the past, I only watched a few shows has some yuri, mostly magical girl shows since it’s one of my favorite genres. Since I haven’t watch any that focus mostly in a school setting, I decided to give Sakura Trick a try. (Image Source)
[Read more…] about Sakura Trick – Final Review
After the massive preparations from last time, the preliminary rounds are finally here.
[Read more…] about Love Live School Idol Project 2 – Episode 3 – The Start of a Formidable (and Friendly) Rivalery
I hope that everyone is having an enjoyable Easter. Now, let’s focus on this weeks impressions. (Image Source)
[Read more…] about Weekly Anime Impressions – Spring 2014 – Week 2 – Atelier Escha & Logy Ep 2 and Nisekoi Ep 13 & 14
As I shared in my previous posts, I tend to prefer Japanese made games, mainly Japanese roleplaying games. While I enjoy playing them mostly for its story, characters, art direction and even most of the gameplay aspects, there are a few annoyances and inconveniences that I dislike. (Image Source)
[Read more…] about Japanese RPG Pet Peeves – Thoughts about Annoyances and Inconveniences in Role Playing Games
There is one obvious reason Stephanie always loses and cheating is not one of those.
[Read more…] about No Game No Life – Episode 2 – Stephanie is terrible at Game Theory