Category Archives: Opinion

ZUN’s “Doujinshi License”

ZUN’s blog post I partially translated (alternate translation available at Sankaku Complex, of course) seems to generate much controversy both in Japan and in the world of us weaboos. The anime’s promotional video in Nico Nico Douga was made 10 minutes long to allow lots of comments, and there you would find lengthy comments (by […]

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Maikaze’s Touhou Anime and ZUN’s Comment

Maikaze‘s release of their doujin anime “Musou Kakyou” is now the hottest topic in the world of Touhou fans. Some (myself included) are excited about it due to the appearance of big-name seiyuus like Nakahara Mai and Sawashiro Miyuki in the cast list. Some think it’s going to suck big time and be yet another […]

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Aso Taro LDP Channel on Nico Nico Douga

Aso Taro just opened his own channel at Nico Nico Douga today, and here it is: He also greeted the users of Nico Nico Douga with the following message: 【ニコニコ動画】麻生太郎総裁からのメッセージ After some digging around, the LDP has been using video sharing sites to communicate for quite some time. They have a Youtube channel since […]

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Riding on Fans’ Energy: Touhou, Fan Culture, and Grassroot Entertainment

This is a talk I gave at Barcamp Bangkok 2 on August 31, 2008. It gives a little introduction to Touhou and tries to answer the question why Touhou is so popular. View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: touhou fan)

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OH SHI!!! No more MADs in Nico Nico Douga!?!

Nico Nico Douga announced they will delete videos containing materials from lots of anime companies from now. (See the news article here.)  Okay, this means my favorite Code Geass MAD, Super Nippon Deluxe (Sunrise), and all those Haruhi MADs (Kadokawa) can go to the graveyard soon. Zepy pointed out that there are still Touhou, Idolm@ster, […]

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Tales of Symphonia: Ratatosk no Kishi

… was the most recent anime I marathoned. Oh, wait, it’s not an anime isn’t it? Well, but my mode of experiencing it totally was that of an anime. I watched a fellow named rrw32 played the game from start to finish at Nico Nico Douga. The list of movies he uploaded contains 78 episodes […]

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Clannad: A Bleak Look at Family and Child Raising

I’m at Episode 20 of Clannad now. There’s no complaint about the animation, the comedic timing, or the emotion KyoAni could project. So, expression-wise, Clannad gets an almost perfect score. Story-wise, it has down-to-earth stories that I think many find touching and easy to relate to. However, thinking about what happen to each family, I […]

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Negima is Awesome

I didn’t sleep last night because I marathoned chapter 152-206 of Mahou Sensei Negima. It was that good. Here’s why: Designs Costumes, beasts, cities, environments, and battle choreography. Detailed and beautiful.Akamatasu-sensei sure get himself a group of assistants with l33t skillz.

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M.N.M.K. San Shimai wa Heibon Nanoka?

The titular video, M.N.M.K. San Shimai wa Heibon Nanoka? (M.N.M.K.三姉妹は平凡なのか? 最終鬼畜南家 【みなみけMAD】), is probably the best recent Nico Nico Douga remix. See for yourself how AWESOME it is below:

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Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei

If I learned something from watching Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei (hereby referred to as SZS), then it’s the fact that SZS is not a great show to marathon. While this picture has something to do with the content, it is clearly a shameless attempt to attract readers.

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