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Posted on: January 8, 2012 3:16 pm by small image

Without a doubt, I’d say 2011 was a marvelous year for anime, as there was such a great variety of excellent shows. Something enjoyable for every viewer, you could say! Which anime were our #1 favorites, though?

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Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:06 pm by small image

This week I thought I’d do a fun post listing a few of my favorite opening and ending themes from this season. I’ve noticed in the past how most anime reviewers will note how much they like the OP and ED of the shows they critique, but personally this has never been a big deal to me. I’m much more concerned with things like plot, character development, art style, animation quality, music, voices… etc.

However, OPs can be great, and serve well to get viewers in the right mood for the show. They can also spark interest, serving as a sort of trailer or advertisement for what the story will entail. Meanwhile EDs are generally nice as a bit of a breather to follow the episode, or to experiment a bit in terms of art any music style. Below are some of my favorites this season–I’ll start with the EDs first.

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Posted on: August 2, 2011 4:04 pm by small image

We are almost at the end of summer for this year. With one month to go, most of us will be back in school or back to full-time work. While I didn’t get as much as I wanted done over the summer, I did make some progress with the launch of Yumestate and managed to finish a couple of series in my free time. Read more…