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The JoJo finale, which aired a week or two ago, showcased the most excellent demise of Cars.
The defeat was silly, over the top, totally crazy and exactly what I’d expect from JoJo.
I mean, Cars gets flung into space courtesy of a volcanic eruption. How silly, crazy and awesome is that?
But, I would argue that there was more to this death than what might be immediately apparent.
Hello, as a special for Valentines Day, I have decided to make a lovey-dovey post.
It is unfortunate however that a good kiss, or even a regular kiss is rather hard to find in anime/manga. No, seriously, I had to look quite hard to make this small list. As it stands, most romantic series end before the characters kiss and well, I haven’t seen/read as much as some of you have so my kiss database is lacking.
I have been watching anime/reading manga for close to seven years now. While the amount of anime I regularly watch or the duration for which I have watched it pales in comparison to some of you, 7 years is still a pretty significant portion of my life.
I have greatly enjoyed watching anime these past seven years, but sometimes I can’t help but ponder the uselessness of this hobby.
When the blogosphere got the chance to watch the first episode of Kotoura-san, they, or rather we, were surprised. No one expected the first half of the episode to be so downright crushing and depressing. I think a good deal of people thought that as surprising the melodrama was, it was overdone.
Folk felt that everyone hating Kotoura was a bit unrealistic and overdone for the sake of melodrama. I agree that a real world reaction would be quite different from the one depicted in the show, but I don’t think it would be any better for poor Kotoura.
This is a list I made for the Ani-Blogger Choice Anime Awards that Kidd has been nice enough to organize.
I apologize for making another top anime list so soon after the previous one. I hope the fact that this list has 2 more entries and that it allows for anime that will continue into next year justifies another post.
Whenever I can, I am just going to copy over my justifications from the previous list because I am lazy.
Note: I actually wanted to include Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo on this list, but even though I downloaded the episodes, I never got to see the newer 6, so I am not including it. It is a shame, I am pretty sure it could have made this list. For now, just consider it to be an honorary 13th entry.
Top 10 Anime of 2012
I recently submitted my end of year APR ballot thing to Kevo. This is a blog post that attempts to justify my top 10 anime of 2012 picks.
Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), several hard hitters like JoJo and Girls und Panzer are not ending this year, so they are not included on this list. I just wanted to point that out before I am accused of bad taste for ignoring them.
If you have spent any amount of time in the anime blogosphere, you’d have come to realize that simply watching an anime is not enough to voice a respectable opinion. No, you need to gain a certain amount of knowledge about animation studios to lend authority to your voice, and size to your e-penis.
I am sorry for another sort of filler post in what appears to be a 3 post long chain of filler posts, but I had to express my gratitude and admiration somehow. Now, before we can get to the actual Kudos part, I am going to go through a quick, somewhat dry introduction to webcomics. If you are already aware of what webcomics are, then feel free to use this handy dandy html anchor.
For those of you who don’t know, a webtoon is a manhwa that is published online. In other words, it is a manga made by Korean artists that is published online first and in book form later (but only if it is successful and the author feels like it). From what I have seen, most webcomics are released on Naver. I do not know if there are other sites like Naver, but Naver definitely seems to be the most popular one (at least for Non-Korean fans). I do not know the numbers, but the authors who publish their comics on Naver get paid for their work. Most likely, it is a comission based on the amount of add revenue their comic generates.
This past weekend I was marathoning through a few of my favourite manga and I realized that I love manga. Now, this realization is nothing new, in fact, most of my manga marathoning results in this realization. The black and white pages, the written sound effects, the exaggerated expressions, the sparkly eyes, I love it all!