Monthly Archives: November 2010

Christmas Letters to Santa

Today, The Straits Times ran a special issue, and one of the articles included inside talked about writing letters to Santa. Of course, I had known about this article previously. My aunt had asked me to write a letter this … Continue reading

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Character birthdays : who cares?

http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/11/27/yuis-birthday-prompts-otaku-hysteria/ So as you all (don’t) know, today is supposedly Yui’s birthday. Happy birthday and whatnot. But looking down upon that post, I start to wonder after looking at one after another creepy, obsessive photo of their celebrations: Why celebrate … Continue reading

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What defines a unique anime?

Bleach. One Piece. Naruto. What do these have in common? Aside from being the supposed best-selling/most popular shonen manga/anime series in the market today, all three have had multiple reviews criticizing them for how ‘generic’ they are. Some even call … Continue reading

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Who says Ika Musume can’t be educational?

http://kurogane.animeblogger.net/2010/11/24/ika-musume-08-ii/#more-4323 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-squid-fly SO SQUIDS CAN FLY? It’s a little more than that. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Flying_Squid I wonder whether these kinds of squids ‘fly’ at all. After all, on average they have around 10 tentacles, which would make Ika-Musume’s extra number of legs … Continue reading

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Why do we relate to fictional characters?

“If Tsubaki was here, he would call this a ‘depression’ type game.  – Kouhei” So I was finally getting to the end of Aeka’s route in Yume Miru Kusuri. The above scene happened after Kyoka tries to get her boyfriend … Continue reading

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Togame!

WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH SHIT JUST GOT REAL. Now I’ll have to wait a month to find out whether she dies, why he shoots her, and what the hell had been going on in Katanagatari the past year.

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Black Rock Shooter sequel unconfirmed – Aki Takanori denies saying that BRS 2 had been approved.

If you were looking forward to BRS 2, I’m sorry, but you’ll have to wait much, much longer. According to GSC President Aki Takanori’s twitter, the rumour that BRS 2 was confirmed that was spread through twitter was false – … Continue reading

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Anime Festival Asia X: People, people, people.

Because what’s a festival without people?

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