Yuri Kuma Arashi – Equal Parts Rubbish and Beautiful


Yuri Kuma Arashi, one of the most anticipated series in ages didn’t get off to a particularly good start. The animation, such as it was, wasn’t especially brilliant, with dodgy CGI, and very little movement, and the story is about as nonsensical as Ikuhara gets. However, the backgrounds were beautiful, and there are some interesting themes hidden under all the random elements, and often distraction ‘symbolism’. Read more of this post

Winter 2012 Preview: The Good, The Bad and the Mundane


This has nothing to do with the Winter 2012 season, but I needed a picture for this space.

The Autumn 2011 season has finally finished, with a few shows continuing into next season, the majority have concluded and of were largely enjoyable. Soon the winter 2012 season will start with high school romance, space pirates, devils in mini skirts, giant robots, random nonsense and 4-kome gag shows. I will not be watching everything, but there are certainly shows that have piqued my interest, although I am not writing about them in any particular order.

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Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon: Initial Thoughts

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