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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Under the Dog and Why I’m Funding it on Kickstarter

For those not aware already there is a recently launched Kickstarter for an anime project called ‘Under the Dog” and there’s some fairly big names from people working on it that Creative Intelligence Arts has gathered together. Now this is the first from what I’ve seen in terms of realistic anime KS since the Little Witch Academia 2 Kickstarter by Trigger and I did indeed back it.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Tsundere Sharks and Why We Need to Stop the Baka Movement

It’s shark week next week, and in order to give us something to talk about in our podcasts aside from the current events of the world – not that you would know since people are not posting the podcast like I would – all because they want to ‘edit’ out all the frankly appalling things we say. (This is why sometimes you get BuffaloCasts because buffalo does not censor, he feels we should use the whole part. There’s a joke in there somewhere.)

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Mistborn and Anime Either Needs to Stop Explaining Magic, or Make it Better

Now it’s probably going to be a surprise to no one, but I am a huge Brandon Sanderson fan. Right now I’m currently partway through the 2nd Way of Kings novel. (Partly because it’s a lot to take in, but also because the book is able to stop blast doors.) Now one of the things he’s known for doing is the concept of taking a system of magic and explaining it a way that feels like it’s almost a science.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Nichijou and Why I Wish More of Daily Life Had Deer Wrestling

Though it pains me to think it, it’s been a little under 3 years since Nichijou was on the air, and all I’ve ever wanted is something that could truly replicate it. Sure the new things this season (which by new I mean sequels to shorts) Ai Mai Mi and Strange+ are certainly wacky and slapstick – they don’t capture the magic that Nichijou did though.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Paranoia Agent and Why Anime Producers are Doing the Wrong Kind of Drugs

I want to start this article off right by taking a moment of silence for Satoshi Kon, a visionary genius and one of the founding pillars of what anime should be. It is because of master craftsman like Satoshi Kon that get me through the slag and shit that anime can often be. He is dearly missed, and the medium as a whole is truly worse off from his loss.

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Justin’s Hentai Corner: Bible Black

That’s right friends, it’s that time once again. Welcome to the second installment of Justin’s Hentai Corner, hitting all the low notes and wallowing in the shadier corners of anime. This week we go from ninja sex masters fighting demons, to sex sorcery, demon futanari and performing sex sacrifices to gain the power of the devil. This anime, like so many… quality examples, was based on an eroge of the same name, where the main character, Taki Minase, discovers a mysterious book filled with black magic (the eponymous Bible Black) and then becomes caught up in a plot by the FutaNurseDemon Kitami, who wants to find a new virgin body to inhabit before the devil collects her soul. The first of three OVAs based on the game (and that was the one I watched for this review) was released in 6 parts from 2001 to 2003, and featured animation that was typical for OVAs of the time, which is to say that it was generally pretty good.  Basic premise established, let’s go over the gory details, and believe me they are pretty gory… Read more