Sunday, April 20, 2014

Seasonal Anime Podcast - Spring Season 2014

We bring you another animu podcast with our host, Flawfinder (Standing on my Neck), and the usual guests, Slashe (Nihon Review) and Landon (Mecha-guignol) along with a returning guest, Caraniel (Caraniel's Ramblings) and two new peeps, Appropriant (Perpetual Morning) and Zabi (Sekijitsu). Listen to it here!

MP3 Download:

00:27 -- Muppets -- We're Doing a Sequel
01:50 -- Introductions
02:41 -- Mushishi/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
05:07 -- Ping Pong
07:36 -- Isshuukan Friends
14:00 -- Akuma no Riddle
16:33 -- Baby Steps
18:37 -- Dai Shogun
20:18 -- Captain Earth/Studio Bones
22:13 - Kenzen Robo Daimidaler
22:45 -- Knights of Sidonia
25:30 -- Mekaku Shitty Actors/Criticizing Studio Shaft
30:24 - Kamigami no Asobi
32:10 -- Hitsugi no Chaika
34:34 -- Mahouka/Sword Art Online
38:20 -- Light Novel Adaptations/Black Bullet
40:30 -- Soul Eater NOT!
42:38 -- Back to Sidonia/Discussion on CG
44:55 -- Nanananananana/Wixoss
45:55 -- The World is Still Beautiful
48:29 -- Harmonie
51:00 -- Criticizing Captain Earth again
51:35 -- Wrapping Things Up
52:45 -- Akuma no Riddle ED - Queen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I Am Deadlight's Inflamed Sense of Obsession

Unfortunately, due to how busy I’ve been, I don’t think I’ll be able to toss up any reviews on the Winter season or even a monthly overview. But to close matters up, the Winter season was barren and quite forgettable.  My initial favorite series, Inari Konkon, failed to deliver; poorly handling its melodrama and sloppily drew an unsatisfying conclusion. The said can be said with every other series I kept up with, on terms of slipshod delivery, and Pupipo, Space Dandy and World Conquest were the only series worthy to salvage. As for this current season, I’ll probably post a big-ass first impression post next week along with my top 50 anime and movies. (Podcast will also most likely be posted in the last week this month)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I'm Not As Desperate As You Think I Am - Part 1

Ew. Screw this movie.
So not too long ago, my friend invited me to some obscure literature club and though I wasn’t familiar with anyone there, I went because “eh”, why not. Of course, there, I got asked the obligatory “what’s your favorite genre” question to which I stated my liking for psychological dramas. They all seemed interest with that thing and asked me a bunch of typical follow-up questions. After all this was done, I also brought up my liking for romance which was met with giggles and jabs about being desperate and my love life sucking. Dumb stuff like that. They were joking, of course, but still… For anyone reading my blog thinking I dig romance to fill some metaphorical hole in my aching heart, I’m writing this editorial to let y’all know that is far from the truth.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Business and Consumerism and Materialism, Oh My

Shortly before I entered high school, I came across Fahrenheit 451, the first dystopian novel that originally fueled my interest for more of the like. In the story, the government doesn’t exhibit their oppression with massive military force or fancy over-powered gadgets. Taking interest in literature was simply outruled at the start of their civilization and, in place, shallow TV entertainment morphed the mass populace into one giant hivemind. No diversity, no innovation and no one seemed to be cognizant about their monotonically brain-dead environment; not until our male lead catches a glimpse of one single sentence, eventually kicking his right-brain into full gear and becoming self-aware of reality. Reading the book, I thought “Man, I want more stories like this. I want more stories that can address free-thought and individualism so profoundly. It’s awesome” Through my search, I found fantastic stories like 1984, The Giver, Anthem and more. It was my huge affinity for these dystopian kinds of stories that shaped my current personality and general outlook on life.

Whelp, that kind of genre has hit big in today’s society, especially among the current youth, and frankly, I’m sick of it.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Monthly Overview - February 2014

It’s been a pretty busy week for me, but I’ve thought up a good array of editorials to post within the next few weeks.

Also, can the spring season come any slower?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Seasonal Anime Podcast: Crazy Type-Moon Fans

The monthly podcast is here again with our recurring peeps, Flawfinder, Landon, Psgels and me with a returning guest, Bobduh and fresh meat, Sorrows Neptune. We start off blabbing about our favorite currently airing anime then transition onto yapping about Masaakiy Yuassa (and how I really need to see his works), the “wonderful” studio White Fox and ending with Gen Urobuchi (and also going off the rails to pick a bone with the Type-Moon fans). Enjoy it here.

MP3 Download:

00:00 – The Battle is to the Strong (Fate/Zero OST)
00:35 – Introductions (Forgot to let the OST fade out :P)
01:18 – Favorite currently airing anime
01:29 – Samurai Flamenco
07:53 – Kill la Kill
12:14 – Is it better than Gurenn Lagann?
16:42 – Space Dandy
19:58 – Witchcraft Works
25:31 – Hunter x Hunter
30:25 – World Conquest: Zvezda Plot
33:30 – Inari Konkon
34:57 – Anything else?
38:10 – Masaaki Yuassa
47:53 – Studio White Fox
55:27 – We love bashing Jormungand
62:30 – Hataraku Maou-Sama
65:03 – A little bit about their upcoming garba- er, I mean projects
70:00 – Super Sonico
71:38 – Gen Urobuchi
81:00 – Type-Moon fans
88:40 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes remake
95:00 – End of the show!
96:31 – Time (Samurai Flamenco ED)