The Memorandum of Okitegami Kyouko / Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku

If your memory reset every day, would you find some way to live in safety, or attempt a somewhat normal life? Or, would you go so far as to take advantage of your unique situation, all to make each day as interesting as possible?

For Okitegami Kyouko, the third option is the most appealing – her only requirements for happiness are a bit of money and mystery.

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My Top 10 Waifus

Note: I have since made a video version of this post. You can see it here.

The concept of “waifus” has been around for quite a long time, but only rarely do I come across a character I’d consider using the term for. Someone, while fictional, who stands far apart from the crowd and you can imagine being a significant other (at least in an ideal situation) is quite rare. Even then, narrowing this down to 10 characters was quite difficult, but here are my top 10 waifus!

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Crunchyroll’s Shirobako Contest (and my submissions)

To celebrate the best show of the season, Crunchyroll put on a contest focused on the five main characters of Shirobako – five girls working five different jobs within the anime industry. For each of these five positions, there is a specific contest.

So, for some reason, I’ve decided to try my hand at (almost) all of them. Results vary.

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Rail Wars! Official Fanbook

Every once in a blue moon, you find something that completely changes your life – colors become brighter, the sounds of the world soothe your soul, and you look forward to each coming day with a smile.

I have found it.

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Review (?) – Mahou Shoujo Nanika Magica

In my review of The Bizarre Melancholy of Haruhi Diomiya, I mentioned buying a doujinshi at Comiket with “a half-naked character partially covered by a label saying ‘Not adult only.'” Well, here it is.

Despite the confusing cover, there is no nudity or anything in this post (or in the book for that matter). I apologize in advance for any mental scarring.

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Review – Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion Limited Edition BD Box Set

Note: If you’re looking for my review of the movie itself, go here.

Last year, December 7th. Armed with a bottle of Dr. Pepper and a small container of daifuku mochi, I set out on a journey to a nearby city. The purpose of this journey? To see an anime film in a theater. An anime that would turn out to be one of my favorites of all time.

Following that fateful day, I pre-ordered the most important purchase of the decade (so far) – something that altered the balance of the universe.

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Review – The Bizarre Melancholy of Haruhi Diomiya

Have you ever felt that you don’t have enough Wheaties in your diet? That your testosterone levels are far too low? That you want 400 babies but can’t afford Powerthirst? Well do I have the solution for you – a book overflowing with manliness in the manliest ways possible.

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Review – Bakemonogatari Limited Edition BD Box Set

If I had to sum up this set in one word, it would be overpriced. For a “limited edition” set (and the only release of the series in the US) it has remarkably little in terms of extras and is frankly not worth the price – even if the show is one of my favorites.

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Review – Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica The Movie: Beginnings and Eternal Limited Edition BD Box Set

Last summer, on a ridiculously hot day in Japan, I was walking around Akihabara while seeking out the closest vending machine that could provide me with an ice cold bottle of Dr Pepper. Upon quenching my thirst, I was finally able to relax and revel in the success of my primary mission. My reason for being in Akihabara that day was a noble goal – to obtain an item I had long awaited.

On that fateful day, I made the most important purchase of the decade (so far) – something that could alter the balance of the universe.

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