Tag Archives: SHAFT

Yet More Musings on the Monogatari Franchise

It’s probably fair to say that there is no piece of fiction for which I have had such turbulent emotions and fluid opinions than Nisio Isin and SHAFT’s eclectic Monogatari franchise. Ironically one of its main themes, if not the … Continue reading

Posted in Bakemonogatari, Monogatari Season 2, Reviews and Reflections, Series Reflections | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Weekly Round-up – Cloaca, Loli Gravekeepers and Gatchamaaaaannn

It’s been a busy week for me in many ways, and I intend to drop a lot of these shows anyway, so I haven’t caught up on everything I blogged last week, though I have started three new shows. Stella … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Gatchaman Crowds, Monogatari Season 2, Silver Spoon, Summer, Sunday Without God | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Round-up – The Ongoing Search for a Satisfying Finale

This week in Anime: Character arcs out of nowhere, squirrel-on-squirrel ultra-violence, and we wave goodbye to Zetsuen no Tempest and Sasami-san. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure 25

Posted in 2013, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Little Busters, Sasami-san@Ganbaranai, Tamako Market, Winter, Zetsuen no Tempest | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Weekly Round-up – Chariot Races, Time Paradoxes and Abusive Mothers

Severe illness has prevented me from catching up on Maoyuu or starting Tamako, alas, we must wait another week before I attempt to find some new and interesting way to call them insipid and boring. I did finish catching up … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Archenemy and Hero, Inferno Cop, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Little Busters, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, Psycho Pass, Sasami-san@Ganbaranai, Winter, Zetsuen no Tempest | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Weekly Round-up – Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Max Weber

Phew, If I’m not careful I’m gonna use up all my obscure cultural references on these titles too fast. I haven’t caught up on Maoyuu yet, but I’ve caught up on half of Sasami-san. Let’s jump in.

Posted in 2013, Archenemy and Hero, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Little Busters, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, Psycho Pass, Winter, Zetsuen no Tempest | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Authentically Inauthentic, or Inauthentically Authentic? – Everything I Love and Hate about Nisemonogatari

Bakemonogatari is one of those slightly ubiquitous, love-hate shows in anime fandom, and a series I feel no small amount of ambivalence towards. On the one hand we have the rather intriguing setup involving the various characters personal problems manifesting … Continue reading

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Sankarea eps 1-5 – Why Consistent Tone is Important

Or, “why you should never have unreasonable hope that a show will be good”. Phew, I’m really blowing my load early on these posts, but as always, there’s more to be said.

Posted in 2012, Sankarea, Spring | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment