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.

Continue reading

Cruel Moe Thesis – OH! Repost 5

Because Oi, Hayaku has gone defunct, I will be reposting all my OH! posts here. Enjoy if you haven’t already.

How does one come to adore moe? Where does it begin? And where does it go from there?

The issue has been debated long and hard on the internet. Welcome to the NHK has it’s own theory:

But is this really true? I wanted to study one man’s obsession with moe – and what better test subject than myself?

Continue reading

Digitalboys Are Like Madarames – OH! Repost 2

Because Oi, Hayaku has gone defunct, I will be reposting all my OH! posts here. Enjoy if you haven’t already.

The OH! team is doing a series in which each member discusses which anime character they are most similar to.

Although I definitely look more like fellow Genshiken member Tanaka my personality is certainly more like Madarame. If you’ve seen Genshiken, you are probably thinking ‘well, that’s only blatantly obvious.’ Madarame is the most hardcore otaku amongst the Genshiken. He will watch just about anything (his favorites list has G Gundam, Ojamojo Doremi, and Spirited Away… yeah) and is very passionate about his anime.

Continue reading