Daily Update 02.02.11

⚫ There’s some debate over whether Yamakan’s new twitter account is an imposter or the man himself. He previously closed his twitter account, and, as I’ve discussed in previous posts, just recently closed his blog after getting frustrated with some comments regarding his retirement pledge. This makes it seem strange that he would open a…

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Daily Intake 30.01.11

⚫ Shikurai Chiyomaru, the representative for visual novel company 5pb (which collaborated with Nitro+ to create Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head) posted about the upcoming Steins;Gate TV-anime production on twitter saying that it has the quality of a movie and that it “isn’t just a one-cour (season) anime”. But he clarified afterward that he hadn’t said it…

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Daily Intake 25.01.11

⚫ The new Keion character song singles have been a big success on the weekly oricon charts! Ui placed 5th, (13,000 copies), Jun 8th (12,000) and Nodoka 9th (12,000)! ⚫ Seiyuu unit LISP (featuring Asumi Kana, Hara Sayuri & Kataoka Azusa) will be starring in and singing the theme song for an upcoming TV anime…

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Daily Intake 24.01.11

⚫ A couple of vehicles that have been done up with huge anime advertisements have been spotted around Akihabara over the last couple of days. There’s a bus with Index II on one side and OreImo on the other (just the latest in a long line of promotional collaboration stunts between these two anime). It…

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A Week in Otaku News 3 – Year of the Bunny Girl!

A visual guide to the week in anime/otaku news and distractions! Hopefully this new post format is useful and fun for people. Please comment to share your thoughts, observations, additions, corrections, et cetera! Let’s get a discussion going! I really want to know what people think of this post format, so I’m encouraged to continue…

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Star Driver Episode 8

Ratings MOE: ⚫⚪⚪⚪⚪ ERO: ⚫⚪⚪⚪⚪ GAR: ⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪ LOL: ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪   I’ve officially given up trying to understand Star Driver! Clearly, the writers and I are on two different wavelengths. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it (there’s other limiting factors that could do that). I’m still hanging on to Star Driver because, against the…

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Yoshimichi Kameda MAD

Sakuga MAD for the key animation of Yoshimichi Kameda (亀田祥倫). Yoshimichi Kameda was born in 1984 and originally worked for AIC. After his impressive work on Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Kameda has become a star young animator. Most of his substantial animation in TV-anime has been in action animation for BONES. Although his career is…

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Star Driver Episode 6

Ratings MOE: ⚫⚪⚪⚪⚪ ERO: ⚫⚪⚪⚪⚪ GAR: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪ LOL: ⚫⚪⚪⚪⚪   I won’t hesitate to call this the best episode of Star Driver yet! It could just be that it’s coming off the bank of last week’s pretty silly offerings, but I found the characterisation and story this week to be much more compelling than it…

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