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4May/130

Top 10 Anime Openings of the 1980s

Nothing quite says fluff piece like the tried and true "Top 10" list. The "Top 10" list combines the pointless regurgitation of common knowledge with a ranking system. This helps to not only extol the author's perceived intellect, but to attempt to create a small sense of controversy to promote talk of the publisher of the aforementioned list. That said, I have compiled a list of what I view to be the best anime OPs to grace the 80s.

The first few titles that will be covered are the bastards among this list. Yes, these first few contenders are the honorable mentions, though the term is not used in the strictest sense. These titles all would have easily made the list, had it not been for one small problem: none of these are actually openings. These all take the form of insert songs or ending themes, and were thus ineligible (under my arbitrary stipulation) for the coveted and few ranked positions.

14Jan/121

Gaiking: Legend of Daikuu-Maryuu Review

13Jan/120

The Cutest Video In The World (And Other Fun Stuff)

I've decided to start using our admittedly dusty blog to share content that the gallery simple can't handle, namely videos. I might also throw up some of my favorite gallery images from time to time.

Today's featured video shows Aki Toyosaki (the voice actress of Yui Hirasawa in K-ON!) performing The Beatles's "Hey Jude" on acoustic guitar. She's pretty adorable, as is her English.

1Jul/110

We have a Youtube Channel!!

Come over to Fanservice FTW's Youtube Channel where I review Revoltech's Getter Robo Arc (Ah). Be in for a blast as a jaded mecha fanboy revels in this new figure.

7May/106

People of Fanservice, Lend Me Your Strength!

Hey everyone, it's time for a Fanservice group project! 

1May/101

Anime Review: White Album – Musings and Critiques

The Anime

Snow flakes are pivotal to the story

I have had either the privilege or horror to watch White Album.  Based on the visual novel of the same name, this anime is a faithful adaptation of series in style and plot.  Having had it recommended to me and watching the first episode a year or so ago, I decided to pick it up again to give it a shot.  After watching White Album, I have mixed feelings about the show, mostly coming from my bowels.  White Album is a pseudo-harem drama that transcends the genre by making the main character, Touya Fujii, and half of the cast into human failures.

23Apr/100

The Taming of the Tsundere: Japan’s Fascination with Obstinate Women

I was asked in my Literary Criticism class to come up with a comparison of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with some (read: ANY) form of pop culture. That was their first mistake. The following is copy from the 12 pages of references to anime bullshit Shakespeare could have always done without. I may or may not believe any of this, but hey, do what you gotta do.

5Jan/103

Anime’s “Best of the Noughties”

As some of you may or may not know, yours truly is a Something Awful forums member -- I paid my ten bux. The anime subforum on SA proposed that posters submit a list of the five anime series released between 2000 and 2009 that they thought were truly special, groundbreaking or otherwise significant. Being the opinionated person that I am, I had to contribute my horrible animu picks.

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2Dec/091

Animu Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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When I heard that Fullmetal Alchemist was going to be an anime, I was excited that a completely new and original show was going to be aired. In reality, if you watched the previous Fullmetal Alchemist you will be quite surprised with Brotherhood.

2Dec/090

By Presidential Order: November Fan of the Month

Today is December 2nd, and that can only mean one thing.  We forgot to award November's Fan of the Month!  Not that any of you remembered enough to remind us.  However, in the eternal spirit of cosmic justice, peace, and love, we forgive you.  Now, let us dispense with formalities (or casualties, if you aren't taking this seriously either), and move on to the point of this postponed post posthaste.