12 Days of Christmas 2014 #09 – Inou-Battle and the Voice Acting of the Year

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My reaction.

It is rare to see voice acting in anime praised or even mentioned in the first place. At most there will be discussions about the favorite voice actors which is mainly tied to their voice rather than acting. This is not wrong, as everyone cannot be expected to excel in breaking down every aspect of something they enjoy. I, for instance, would not be able to and is the reason I rarely, if ever, touch upon it.

That said, I want to give praise to a scene found in the seventh episode of Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de. Note that this could potentially be seen as light spoilers, as the scene in question is a punch to the gut in how sudden and emotional it is. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2012 #07 – The Joy of Binbougami ga! and HanaKana Being a Good Voice Actor

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Love this duo.

Do you remember Binbougami ga!? You probably did not watch it while the few who did usually proclaimed how utterly dull it was. I was originally one of the persons who did not watch it, the reason being how, well, utterly dull it seemed to be.

But for some reason I became more and more interested in it, surely the catchy opening and ending song helped with that, and shortly after it had finished airing I sat down and watched it. And boy did I fall in love with it quickly. I ended up breezing through all thirteen episodes in only three days, which is a rare feat for me.

What can I say? Binbougami ga! rocks! Continue reading