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Best anime of 2008

Without a doubt: Bokurano!! Great story, great character dvpt, no moe BS. But careful though, it’s gloomy!! gloo-my!! As the series progresses, you discover all the hardships that those kids have already gone through and it’s pretty painful to watch, but that makes it all worth it! A very unique story. Don’t let yourself be […]

Anime Season 2007

Updated I miss Jean’s Anime columns, but try to keep up with what’s going on via other means. This past season, I found myself enjoying the very decent Ergo Proxy and Kemonozume series and Production I.G’s mind blowing OAV Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society. But when he told us there were about 50 […]

Kawaii – Cute references

Looking to learn and understand a bit more about cuteness (in general) or kawaii (in Japan), here is a list of some of the best articles found on the internet (Updated 2009-11-10 – cleaned up dead links too): Biology/evolutionary-related theories: – Introduction (.pdf) to Evolutionary Psychology – Early Aesthetic Choices (.pdf) Infant Preferences for Attractive […]

Donate to fansubs

Not to studios who underpay their animators, release very pricey DVDs of their anime series month after they were broadcasted on TV for free and go after anime portals that cater, alone, for the ever expanding non-Japanese anime fan community that they, themselves, don’t seem to support. What is wrong! Fansub groups do an amazing […]

ResFest 2004

My good friend Gaku is quoted in this article on ResFest 2004 over at The Japan Times Online. This time, look for Tokyo-born Gaku Kinoshita’s entry, “For Your Blossom…” The six-minute animated film tells the story of a little boy soldiering through a big, indifferent world and an encounter that will free him from his […]

The beginnings of Anime and Manga

[Anime Project General Information] The term manga was created by the artist Hokusai, a prolific artist who lived from 1760-1849 and left over 30,000 works. He was the creator of the woodblock The Great Wave, his most famous picture and the one most closely identified with traditional Japanese art. His new term for some of […]

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