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the “best” anime of 2013

THE “AWARDS” WHERE I JUST MAKE FUN OF STUFF: “Best” DUDE YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING ‘JAPANIMATION’! IT’S NOT KID’S STUFF LIKE DISNEY CARTOONS! (and The Strike Witches Memorial Award for the show that uh, “normal” people would

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what we were (not) forced to watch this week #31: flame of recca

After a solid four months or so, we finally hunkered down and finished up Flame of Recca. The original impetus behind watching this series was kyaaaaaah Mahiron kyaaaaaah. What we ended up with was a master class on how not

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what i was (not) forced to watch this week #24: macross plus

A few years ago, Hollywood optioned the rights to make a live action Robotech movie. Instantly, my first thought was “Man, what would really awesome would be if they remade Macros in a similar way that Moore & Eick remade

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what i was (not) forced to watch this week #21: giant robo

I like taking the perspective that Giant Robo is how we’d like to remember giant robot anime as being like, or perhaps what we wish they were all along. This is very different from making a making a work that

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what i was (not) forced to watch this week #18: gosenzosama banbanzai

So when I was talking about the kind of obtuseness that Oshii frequently finds himself turning into, you can label Gosenzosama Banbanzai as exhibit A. I’m not sure both what I was supposed to get from watching it, nor was

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what i was (not) forced to watch this week #17: patlabor movies

Finally. I’ve gotten to the Patlabor that I had originally intended to watch.

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what i was (not) forced to watch this week #10: record of lodoss war

I want to be both nice to Record of Lodoss War, along with being not-so-nice to it.

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what i was (not) forced to watch this week #6 & #7: space battleship yamato & farewell, space battleship yamato

So basically, Space Battleship Yamato is more or less the same thing as Battlestar Galactica. They’re both about mankind on the run through space, both changed the sexes of some of the characters in the remakes, both have some awkward

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