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Asobi ni Iku Yo! Episode 1 and 2

The first two episodes of this harem anime is filled with actions, and they are good!

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School Swimsuit Youmu and GeekTool

In the week before the last, I discovered two wonderful things from the internet. The first is the following wallpaper of Konpaku Youmu: What makes this wallpaper awesome is how Sakuya Tuitachi, the illustrator, shade the swimsuit. (Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more.) The flowery background was put together by Ryo Hiiragi of I.S.W […]

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Today’s Nico Nico: CNNwwwww

The famous Bad Apple!! monochrome PV made it to CNN, but the best thing was that the anchor claimed it was made by stop motion photography. Apparently, the original PV was made using a 3D software because you wouldn’t get antialiasing and detailed rotations otherwise. The guy who made the stop motion version below just […]

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Today’s NicoNico: Nadeko Festival

Nadeko Snake DVD was released today, and the limited edition comes with Renai Circulation CD. Of course, the full version of the music was uploaded to NicoNico, and it is now ranking #1. The song is very cute and addictive. The middle part of the song where Nadeko whispers “Ko-i-su-ru O-to-me-wa…” gave me goose bumps. […]

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Today’s Nico Nico

Extremely well done Rail Gun/Chaos;HEAD crossover MAD 【ニコニコ動画】ジャンプ漫画家がナルトを描いてみたJump’s Mangaka drew Naruto to celebrate the manga’s 10th anniversary.Personal Favourites: Takeshi Obata of Bakuman and Yabuki Kentarou of Rurouni Kenshin (precisely because there’s Kenshin in the picture) Department of MikuMikuDance 【ニコニコ動画】【MMD】淋しい熱帯魚【秋月涼・桜井夢子】Akitsuki Ryou and SAkurai Yumeko do Shibashii NettaigyouLove the background and the self-shadow.

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○○ is traing…

A new meme is emerging from Fight! Ippatsu Juuden-chan’s ED. It’s called the ○○がトレーニング (lit: xxx is training) series. The meme itself doesn’t have anything much, really. Just some scantily-clad girls running on treadmills. (Read: a recipe for success!) Of course, when a meme is born, the Touhou girls are the first to be mashed […]

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Eden of the East #05-#06: The Plight of the Sugo-Ude NEETs

Episode #06 is probably the one that I can relate to the most. I studied computer science in college, and have been fascinated with the success of Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Paul Graham, Mark Zuckerberg, etc. These people, well, made big business with innovation and basically changed how we interact with information to some degree. […]

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Eden of the East #02

We learned that Noblesse Oblige cellphone is nothing magical, but it makes things happen with the power of money. Kondou Yuusei, the debt-ridden cop is introduced, and he will be after Akira cellphone’s in the next episodes. Would this mean that Kondou would be killed by the Supporter soon?  Or… If he can see how another Selecao […]

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Eden of the East #01

When I saw the preview and read the story premise of Eden of the East, I became super excited and went into gosh-I-cannot-wait-for-it-to-air-gyaaaaaaa mode. I totally expected the first episode to blow me away. It didn’t, and I’m now in denial. By all means, it’s not that the first episode is bad. The animation is […]

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Shangri-la #01: Kyoto Protocol, Hedge Funds, and Lolis

Seriously, Shangril-la couldn’t have chosen a better time to air than now: when the world is worried about global warming, and when the financial market is tanking. And, of course,  it’s all the better when you throw actions, and, most importantly, THREE, not just one, OUTSTANDING LOLIS to the mix. Other observations: WTF, a ban […]

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