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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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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Kawai Complex and Why is Sex so Binary?

I was recently tasked with providing a friend of mine some romance anime, and the option of a recent title ‘Kawai Complex‘ came up, but I had to give a big disclaimer that the anime’s romance was a bit too ‘juvenile’ and that it had that stink of ‘new love’ about it. Now admittedly this isn’t a bad thing to have in a story, but it does lead into my next question. Why must love be pure romance or pure lust in anime?

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: 1 Year Anniversary

Hi everybody, so wow it’s been a year since I started this shenanigan. I don’t think I’ve fixed anime (that comes from within folks), but I have been very – well let’s say comprehensive in pointing out where it’s broken. I’ve also been suggesting new anime titles like every week though so instead of some boring long winded bullshit retrospective I decided to take all the anime suggestions I had, and make a classic anime chart for what would undoubtedly be a pretty fucken good season.

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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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