Fanservice FTW Blog You can call it smochi if you wanna

18Oct/095

An interview with Ichiro Itano about Macross Frontier.

Here is a brief interview with Ichiro Itano about Macross F, translated by "それも名無しで !MQOpFj.OVc" of /m/.

Interviewer: So we're planning a page for fans who don't know you (Itano) or the original Macross.

Itano: Macross Ace (the magazine this is in) is a damned bishoujo character magazine isn't it? I call it "yutori"*, though. Yutori character moe magazine. I think Macross (the original) was popular because of its balance, 1/3 each of cute girls, robots, and songs. But now they say mecha won't sell, robots won't sell, so they turn it into a character-based anime AND they want the fujoshi. I hate the stench of that sort of thing and so actually don't want to be in any magazine articles related to that bullshit, but I said I'd cooperate if they let me badmouth shit and here I am.

7Aug/092

Enjoying Eighth Endless Eight

"One tsundere moment can wash away the pain of 600 years..."

16Jul/092

Re-Blogging: Interview with Yamamoto Yutaka

Otaku in Japan

A Japanese Otaku with his prized posession: the hug pillow.

I just happened to stumble upon this story and thought I'd share. Akira, this particular blog entry's author, has taken a printed interview with ex-Kyoani staff member Yamamoto Yutaka and added a bit of commentary of his own to highlight some of the more significant points Yamamoto makes.

9Jul/091

Sengoku BASARA, or “The Western Market That Could Have Been”

This is the Great Nippon Spirit.

This is the Great Nippon Spirit.

Many of you anime fans who like to keep current with Japan's anime seasons have probably heard of -- or have been watching -- Sengoku Basara. The show just recently ended its first season, with a second season announced by Production I.G. Studios themselves. The entire cast of characters has a rabid Japanese fanbase, primarily female -- a strange paradox, given that the anime is very blatantly a shounen battle series. The original video game franchise has grown from the first game, Sengoku Basara, to a straight-up sequel, a Guilty Gear-esque 2D fighter developed by ArcSys and Sammy, a PSP brawler that quickly took first place in software sales on its release; and a third title in the works for 2010. The anime brought with it a number of incredible product placement opportunities, from cellphone straps and character novelties to a Pizza Hut endorsement, a special rice label deal, a half-dozen different character-specific flavors of energy drink, and, oh, a stage play. Outside of Japan, however, Sengoku Basara (known to the rest of the world as Devil Kings) has almost never been heard of. What happened?

9Jul/093

Spicy Wolf 2: Now With More Spicy

The first episode of the long-awaited second of anime Spice and Wolf aired in Japan earlier today.  Unfortunately, I don't know much Japanese!  But here are some pretty pictures while I wait for the subs to arrive.

3Jul/090

Umineko start

More names to memorize

I know a handful of people who have played through the games and loved them, but I never had the time (I wanted to read through all of CLANNAD but really only got through one arc before time became a crunch). So I am approaching this with a fresh mind, knowing that it comes from Ryukishi07 of Higurashi fame, and supposedly the stories have a very loose connection, but I'll keep that to myself for now.

The voicecast is pleasing, and the anticipation grows as the first episode sets up the scene and introduces most of the characters. Exactly who is Beatrice, and are all the rumors about her really true?

Might take me a few episodes to learn everyone's names. At least I have Ushiromiya down.

~Crisu

Filed under: ANIME No Comments
2Jul/090

Haruhi 2009 – “The Endless Eight”

haruhi2op-520

This week's episode is a bit of a cool down after the time travelling antics of Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody, but I enjoyed it even more for several reasons.

1Jul/090

Going through ZKC

With Tzion's recommendation, I am going through Zettai Karen Children. I had watched through episode 14 during its run but dropped it since I was too busy. However it's now been a while since I've enjoyed a series like this -- the characters and the humor are all fun again.


Shiho is... fearsome.

My favorite's still Aoi, though.

~Crisu

25Jun/090

Haruhi 2009 – “The Endless Eight”

haruhi2op-520

This week's episode is a bit of a cool down after the time travelling antics of Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody, but I enjoyed it even more for several reasons.

18Jun/090

Haruhi 2009 – “The Endless Eight”

haruhi2op-520

This week's episode is a bit of a cool down after the time travelling antics of Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody, but I enjoyed it even more for several reasons.