Building BridgesThis blog and this author seek to build cultural bridges with Japan and the people in it across geographic and linguistic barriers alike. By creating bonds, we can build a brighter future for everyone.
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Category Archives: Anime
Food Fight! Summary: Tasty, but pack your suspension of disbelief and a thick skin with your lunch box.
This is a life-sized, 1:1 model Gundam (making it going on 60 feet in height) that exists in real life in Japan. Gundam was Japan’s first “realistic” (that is, realistic style) leading robot in Japanese animation (i.e. anime). You can … Continue reading
It had taken me many years, but I finally tracked down the first novel of the Record of Lodoss War novels. I’d seen the OVA years before and was a great fan of it for many reasons. It took a … Continue reading
Nothing Bad It’s been a while since I’ve been writing in this blog, but it’s not really because of anything bad. Actually, a number of minor and major problems have been fixed so I feel like I have the luxury … Continue reading
Sacred Seven is a 12-episode anime by Sunrise with high quality imagery in a “tokusatsu” style, reflective of popular shows like Kamen Rider, but with the sweeping visual power anime can provide. It is a little about love, a lot … Continue reading
Katanagatari (“Katana Tale”) is ostensibly about swords, but it is really about people. It is epic in various senses. It is 12 episodes of 50 minutes. It is beautiful, yet simple; frivolous, yet deadly serious. It is an experience. It … Continue reading
When a leading male arrives in an unfamiliar town and breaks up in laughter at seeing a house, commenting about how terrible it looks and what awful taste the owner must have, it is invariably the house of his leading … Continue reading
Just A Quick Word I don’t have enough time to do as much blogging as I’d like, but more to the point, I hadn’t actually watched much anime for a while. In this case, I took a look at Guilty … Continue reading
Exhibit A for “Moe” After showing the Madoka Magica character Homura as a rather icy, hardcore combatant for most of the show, Episode 10 of the show revealed Homura to have had more humble origins as a clutzy, ditzy, glasses-wearing … Continue reading