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The Slope of Imperfection: Sakamichi no Apollon

I hold the works of Watanabe Shinichiro and Kanno Yoko in very high regard, and have done so for many years. Like many, as I imagine, I had very high expectations of Sakamichi no Apollon. It turned out to be … Continue reading

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Finding Wisdom in The Drama of The 2012 Anime Blog Tournament

[Voting manipulation accusation drama in a first round battle (match 23)] It is quite rare for an anime to speak to me as if directly, as a person. So much of what I like are outright flights of fantasy: fighting … Continue reading

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