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Moments of Anime 2012: Welcome to Rock & Roll Survival Strategy (Mawaru Penguindrum)

[Seventh Moment: Kaiji Killed Me Every Week] The Survival Strategy recurring scene is my favorite moment in Mawaru Penguindrum because it succeeded and failed at the same objective, and that this failure only adds to the awesomeness of the whole. … Continue reading

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12 Moments in Anime 2011: Kaiji Killed Me Every Week

[Sixth Moment: Daikichi Takes The Highest Road and Portrays a Manliest Display of Manliness (Usagi Drop)] The second season of Kaiji was a coronary threat every week. If you followed it week by week you know very well what I … Continue reading

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12 Moments of Anime 2011: Daikichi Takes The Highest Road and Portrays a Manliest Display of Manliness (Usagi Drop)

[Fifth Moment: Hanasaku Iroha and How to Make Boys Watch Cheesy Chick Media] There are notable displays of manliness this year: Banagher Links beats up the captain of the Grancieres, and lectures him on his own righteousness in Mobile Suit … Continue reading

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12 Moments in Anime 2011: Hanasaku Iroha and How to Make Boys Watch Cheesy Chick Media

[Fourth Moment: Madoka’s Mom Tells It How it Is] Girls, moé, nudity, in that order so it seems. Growing up around an extended family that is outright matriarchal (think Summer Wars) I had no problems orbiting around a female locus … Continue reading

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12 Moments of Anime 2011: Madoka’s Mom Tells It How It Is

[Third Moment: Saorin Says The Darnedest Things (Wandering Son)] Madoka’s family is nontraditional; subverting the inherited order of having the Husband/Father act as breadwinner while the Wife/Mother keeps house and raises the children. This constructed order is taken apart and … Continue reading

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