Monthly Archives: March 2009

Comic Update: ビギニング

Original Post I hate doing “plot” comics, but I need to establish them going to Japan somehow. There is however a real joke, but it’s not entirely obvious from the strip itself. The joke is that the DVD that Rets … Continue reading

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Perhaps there is controversy

Here’s the short version: There’s a Star Wars artbook set to come out soon which will feature the work of a variety of international artists. One of the artists representing Neo Tokyo is none other Nishimata Aoi–famed doujin-ka, erotic game … Continue reading

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moé loli and shota figure

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Anime Blogs

One of my resolutions for 2009 was to make an honest attempt at not being negative about every single thing–it’s not good for me, and it’s not good for the people around me. Whether or not I’ve been successful is … Continue reading

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Books by Matt Alt and Yoda Hiroko! Hello, Please! Very Helpful Super Kawaii Characters from Japan and Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide

I don’t remember when, but at one point when I was reading Matt Alt’s blog, I noticed that I hadn’t read any of the man’s books! I quickly rectified this by breaking out my old dusty copy of Hello, Please! … Continue reading

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I can’t believe it’s almost April! In addition to me being flown off to Japan in just seven days, a bunch of Japanese TV CARTOONS are set to air as well. As is typical with the spring season, there’s a … Continue reading

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Comic Update: I used up all my money trying to please you and I want it back

Original Post I’m still changing around styles to see what works. I know I was sticking with one way for a few weeks, but I’ve grown a bit tired of it. I’ve also redesigned Tina’s hair a bit so it … Continue reading

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Look out! It’s the Bakemonogatari trailer!

As a fan of director Shinbo Akiyuki and studio SHAFT, I tend to look forward to programs they’re slated to produce with some degree of excitement. However, I’ve grown a little disheartened with the combo as of late–ever since Tsukuyomi … Continue reading

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GOING TO JAPAN: Shopping List (this is by no means an excuse to post CD Japan affiliate links :S)

What follows is a list of items I intend to buy in Japan come hell or high water. I will most certainly buy a lot more things, but these are top priority. The Rest Of Chocotto Sister: Despite the misguided … Continue reading

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While going to Japan seems like fun and games, one mustn’t forget the serious aspects about traveling to another country. Especially a country like Japan, where the culture is wildly different from the culture here in the US, not to … Continue reading

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