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Sai Mecha Round 2 Voters Guide: BURN IN HELL WITH OBAMA, HITLER, AND STALIN by ghostlightning SPQR

Over the course of this tournament I have discovered the remarkable range of perversion, bad sense, and full retardation of people who watch anime with robots in them. I find myself rather alone, unique, special in that I actually vote … Continue reading

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Adventures in Verisimilitude: the Robot Police Patrol, Patlabor OVA

I’ve been referred to Patlabor several times when I was looking for the most ‘realistic’ among real robot shows. If I were to draw a continuum of relative realism within the real robot tradition, I would place shows like Neon … Continue reading

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Moments of 2010 in Anime & Manga: The Stuff From Another Time (Other Years)

It’s that time of the year again, and throughout the month I’ll publish specific moments from anime and manga from this year’s offerings. In this post however, I put together an unordered list of moments from the shows and comics … Continue reading

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The Last Dub (Remembering my favorite English dub performances for the last time)

Dubbing is the post-production process of recording and replacing voices on a motion picture or television soundtrack subsequent to the original shooting schedule. The term most commonly refers to the substitution of the voices of the actors shown on the … Continue reading

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Katanagatari 08: The Ghost in the Sword

After fighting the soulless, masterless doll, the human sword Yasuri Shichika finally learned what it means to have a human soul. This episode confirmed my reading of Shichika as part of the tradition of emotionless “dolls” that find a level … Continue reading

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