12 Days of Christmas 2012 #01 – The Ending of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Has Left Me in Despair!

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Even so, the circus will come for you…

I will not spoil the ending of the Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei manga. If you are interested in spoilers, you can check out THIS thread or the following hilarious threads from when the final chapter was released: 1, 2, 3. Even better, try finding the final chapters online (I suggest starting from chapter 280 (not every chapter is translated anyway)).

I just want to say that Kouji Kumeta is a bloody genius. Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas 2012 #09 – Will Shaft Be Back in Action Next Year?

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Can you name all the series in here?

Shaft may be my favorite anime studio, but it has been rather quiet from them lately which is weird considering how they usually create new series all the time. Continue reading

Winter 2012 Previews

Now that the ”12 Days”-project is over, it is time to get serious again. Or, at least, a little serious. Christmas time is relax time for me, a chance to recover slightly from the dreaded school. However, this time, we were loaded with different essays, so in the following week there will not be any lengthy and insightful editorial post for you to read. I am deeply sorry about that, but hey, on the 9th of January there will be a fun little thing starting. And after that, it is back to business as usual! In the meantime, let us check out what the winter season 2012 has in store for us!

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The Purpose of Openings

Because I could not find any fitting picture.

If you are new to anime, one of the first things you will notice is the fancy openings with actual singers and not only a short piece of music together with the series logo (or a longer opening showcasing the characters and setting) like here in the West. But are these kinds of openings needed or should they be removed in favour of extra screen time? Warning! Includes many videos! Continue reading