100 Characters For 100 Otaku (Part Eighteen: 15-11)

The eighteenth post in “100 Characters For 100 Otaku.”

It’s truly down to the wire as we enter the final three posts in “100 Characters For 100 Otaku!” Has your favorite character shown up yet? If not, don’t fret – while it’s true I may have left them out on purpose, there’s a high chance I have never heard of your favorite character or not seen enough of their work. If there is someone you think I should know about, by all means, recommend them to me as convincingly as you can! Meanwhile, let’s see 15 through 11!

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100 Characters For 100 Otaku (Part Thirteen: 40-36)

The thirteenth post in “100 Characters For 100 Otaku.”

The “100 Characters For 100 Otaku” series continues! You know, it’s almost easy to forget that this post series is still a part of the larger “Don’t Fuck This Up” post series. I’m definitely putting my effort into trying not to fuck up, so be sure to call me out at every potential problem, and I’ll edit it right up! Meanwhile, today we have numbers 40 down through 36. Let’s see what they are made of!

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The Anime I Just Never Talk About

Ghostlightning did a post yesterday on shows that he finds difficult to write about in spite of the fact that he is a huge fan of them. I have shows like this myself as well as shows I just… never really brought up, even though I enjoyed them so much. Looking back, I didn’t used to really talk about shows much after the initial ‘I finished it’ post, and it was really only near the end of last year that I started not only to post about my impressions upon completion, but to really offer up discussion and thoughts on the show. That said, there are still shows I just never managed to mention.

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These People Can't Act!!! Another Example of Dubs Failing Horribly

That is a a fucking horrible accent, please stop insulting my intelligence

That is a a fucking horrible accent, please stop insulting my intelligence

UPDATED: 9/12/09 3:21 PM EST as marked by EDIT

I’m not stating anything in this post as fact. This is just my opinion – but there are NO good dubs. I repeat: THERE ARE NO GOOD DUBS. And by ‘dubs’, I of course mean the term anime fans use to describe the English voice-over of a show originally voiced in Japanese. I will admit, there are ‘acceptable’ dubs out there. There are ‘decent’ dubs. But there are no good dubs, and there is definitely no excuse to only watch a show dubbed.

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Shinji and I – Diary of an Anime Lived: Neon Genesis Evangelion

NOTE: This is a very heavy and personal discussion. Please comment with maturity. Part of the Diary of an Anime Lived series.

When I was fourteen years old, I was “so fucked up.” That’s probably why Neon Genesis Evangelion was the first anime to effect me on a personal level.

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End of Evangelion Conclusion: Any Way the Wind Blows…

A post in The Epic Journey. Contains massive Evangelion spoilers. Regular readers should know that I am not good with objectivity. I think it’s silly to try to grade everything on a giant scale because different people see what makes an anime good as different things. My goal here is not to be objective, but to explain to the world why they might like End of Evangelion. It’s a recommendation and not a definitive ranking. I won’t repeat anything I said in the introductory post, but rather add on to it with what I’ve learned from my rewatch.

I’ve finally done it. It took me over 2 and a half years and 3 watches, but I’ve done it. I feel as though everything leading up to this moment just validated itself. My many hours poured into deriving meanings from The Mars Volta lyrics, my research into philosophy, psychology, film, and my addiction to symbolism in art, movies, and everything else. All this time spent watching pretentious anime, seeking a deeper meaning in all that I come into contact with, and always striving to realize the core of the original creator’s intent has paid off. People. I can safely say that on this day, upon my third watching, I FULLY UNDERSTOOD EVERY SINGLE THING THAT HAPPENED IN END OF EVANGELION.

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Top 5 Most Moe Anime I've Ever Seen

So, I’ve been known to talk about moe pretty often, and some would say I’m somewhat of an expert on the subject. However, one thing that has some people confused is how I define ‘moe.’ I’ve been too lazy to hive a proper explanation, so I am going to try and give you an idea of what moe is by, for better or worse, listing the top 5 most moe anime I’ve ever seen. Five to One for the sake of suspense~~

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