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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Read or Die and How You Can Have Powers Without Small Children

Read or Die is undoubtedly one of my favorite animated movies – high praise when coming from a group of peers with Redline, Makoto Shinkai’s works, Summer Wars, Jin-Roh, etc. Now while the series itself was good, and fleshed out the story some more – I’m mostly going to focus on one of the main aspects that made the movie so good.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun and Sometimes Don’t Give up too Early

Okay so how about something happier this week eh? So last season is now thoroughly over, and one of the things I find I miss is Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Which is odd because I actually gave up on it after the first episode. The jokes weren’t that great, and it was certainly on the fence of ‘should I watch’ but I just didn’t care for the 2 main characters enough to warrant watching more.

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Do Robo-Waifus Drink Electric Sheep?

So you might not be familiar with it, but this article is about a game known as VA-11 HALL-A.

The full game is not released yet but I’ve had the chance to play the “Prologue” or somewhat demo version of what the full game is going to be like.  You can download the prologue for free or donate towards the cause.  They are aiming for a December 2014 release at this point.

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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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