Month: May 2007

Comic Site Rant: Happy End Of The World

Original Post Honestly, why can’t they make anime like this anymore? I’d love more shows about aliens “indiscriminately attacking Earth.” Anime today doesn’t have enough APOCALYPSE. Also, I love how crudely drawn that city is, especially considering it gets obliterated a couple frames later. Romeo x Juliet is such...

Artistic integrity in animation, or an open letter to Harakiri

I didn’t want to do this but I guess I have to. This is what happens when general animation fans and otaku collide, I guess. This entry is primarily influenced by the comments here, specifically those of Harakiri. Basically he’s saying the Kyoto Animation’s craft is poor and lacks...

Comic Site Rant: This is parody

Original Post Someone told me that parody falls under “fair use.” So does that mean I won’t be thrown in the slammer for directly copying Death Note dialogue and artwork? I’m quite happy with how this comic turned out. I really like the first panel. It kind of got...

Comic Site Rant: This is satire

Original Post In which I pick up from where comic 40 left off. The end of that comic doesn’t entirely suggest continuity, but hints at it and the title confirms it. I would have finished this arc back in April, but finals, Anime Boston, Gurren Lagann 4 and Genshiken...

The Wanderer

Sometimes I punch “OTAKU USA” into the search bar in Firefox to see if any more news has developed on this project that I am a part of. Today I did just that, and after scrolling past the usual results I happened upon this. Yes, IT NOW HAS A...

Life or Death

Pink or White? I’m leaning towards pink, but white looks pretty good, too. Speaking of leaning, that other Mikuru figure I got can’t stay up straight! Any figure enthusiasts out there know how to rectify this problem? I have a half a mind to Crazy Glue it into place…...

Comic Site Rant: Wave Motion Gun

Original Post The last two comics have been two panels simply due to time constraints. Last week I made the comic in the midst of finals, and this week I was working on two other things (one being this, the other being the second OTAKU USA comic.) This one...

Manabi Killed My Parents

For some reason this guy fucking loves Manabi Straight. Yeah, it was an ok show, but loving it seems a tad extreme to me. Manabi is like Haruhi without all the stuff that made Haruhi fucking great. To be honest, I would not have given the show a chance...

Comic Site Rant: Triste

Original Post Whoa, cheapshot alert. This comic isn’t very clever at all. I felt I had to do something about Genshiken 2 though, given it is Big News. Yes, I am excited about it, but if it’s going to be the quality of the previous two animated works, then...