Tag Archives: K-ON!

The Fantasy of Light & Fluffy: K-On! In Contrast With Gundam (& Cowboy Bebop) [No Spoilers]

I usually go for the kind of fantasy where the problems that afflict the world are inauthentically complex, like war. I say the complexity isn’t authentic because the resolution is often clean: peace, love, and song are the magic stuff; … Continue reading

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The Fantasy World of Education: Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight

Utopia: a Perfect Society/World It does not exist, except as an ideal, a fantasy. It is a fiction. For the purpose of this post I will treat it in a broader sense: a fantasized, or desired world to observe or … Continue reading

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Countdown to the End of the World/Galaxy: ghostlightning’s 30 Favorite Anime of All Time (The Top Ten)

[Ranks 30-21] [Ranks 20-11] It takes a view of the whole list to characterize myself as a fan of anime. An observant reader pointed out that ranks 27-17 is an uninterrupted streak of robot anime. The relative absence of which … Continue reading

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Hanasaku Iroha 13 and The Rare Air This Show Reaches (Aria The Origination 07 & K-On!! 10)

This will be a short post as I am writing it under strict time constraints. I do feel strongly about this so I need to get this out. While Ano Hana turned into a melodramatic mess with its heavy-handed seriousness … Continue reading

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DonKangolJones’ End of Year Special: Best Anime Music of the Year (2010)

I’m back again.  DonKangolJones here remembering love for 2010 with another guest post.  You’d think I didn’t have my own blog.  I didn’t have one last year, but here are my favorites from 2009, just for fun. Last Year’s Winners … Continue reading

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