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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Saikano and Please Turn Me Into a Blubbering Idiot Again

I’m not tumblr so this is not a trigger warning. I do have a Trigger warning – but that mostly just goes off when someone mentions Kill la Kill in the same room (you groan, but I needed something here to make me feel happier). Anyway to get serious this post is gonna be sad. Not the typical I’ve-given-up-on-an-entire-medium sad, but like actually sad for a good reason.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: What’s in a Name and For Fucks Sakes Cut the Shit With the Names

You may have seen the little joke I had last week about EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with a sequel that just added more ! points to the end. This joke I feel would be lost on most people so allow me to explain. See Japan has this thing where sometimes it will have anime anime that ends in an exclamation mark (which let’s be honest you barely have something that exciting go on, it’s a show about a cross dressing butler for god’s sake).

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Frozen and Why Hopefully Japan is Realizing That Anime is Not Elite

There’s a common thread among the anime weebs that anime is this amazing, adult-oriented, not-a-kids medium of awesomeness, and that anything that’s a filthy American casual trying to copy it whether it be American-based mangas or Avatar and Korra is a load of crap. It’s a general sense that ‘unless it comes from Japan it’s can’t be anime, and is therefore shit.’

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Log Horizon and Why We Love Trade Routes

So Log Horizon should be coming back for a new season any day now, and I’ve been thinking about why that is something I am actually looking forward too, if only a little. I mean it could be easy enough to say that now that Sword Art Online has moved passed the major issue of being strapped into a game with real life and death consequences, and is focusing more on the backsides of females that I want a story about mmo’s that mean something.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Trigun and Finding the Right Time to Stop

I’ve mentioned before about all too often animes can have maybe 15 episodes of content, but just need to make that 24 mark. Now I realize that yes there are schedules and they have to be adhered too, but considering how many times we get weird random ova’s for shows I’m going to just collectively say a giant fuck you to the notion that if you did only 16 episodes that the entire industry would crumble.

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Why Kirito is a terrible character (and husband)








Kirito fails fairly hard as a main character because he appears to degenerate significant stages of character development immediately into SAO II. This is essentially a liver and kidney shot to the series all at once, crippling it in terribly wracking pain for the viewer.  With the advent of adventure back into the real work, Kirito immediately discards all of the lessons and acquired character from his experiences in SAO and becomes a ginormous douchebag.  We’ll explore that with fine examples in just a bit, what makes him so douchey exactly? Find out more in this installment of Anime Trash.. Read more

I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Mushishi and Taking it Slow is Not Always the Same Thing

One thing I’ve lamented about in anime is it’s true lack of real pacing. Most often the case is the anime seems to have no pacing whatsoever and basically meanders about like Luffy from One Piece (Yeah I said it, how many episodes has it been, man needs to get shit done), or the anime is singular episodes of intense action, swiftly followed by a beach episode.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Is This a Zombie? and Why I Shouldn’t Need to Fucken Ask

I will admit that I do sincerely try not to just pull my ideas from things that I see on that there internet, but no this weeks image (and the inspiration for the article proper) is totally wholesale stolen. To my detractors – hey I’ve been doing this every week for a year give me a break. To those who’ve already ignored the intro and are moving on from me talking about shit that’s not anime sucks – I salute you.

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