Category Archives: 12 Days

12 Days of Meditations #3: Why bother with trying to know creators and studios?

When I was starting to get into anime seriously, I encountered people who would discuss creators and studios. This was a big quantum leap for me, having framed anime in terms of “good” or “not good” only. Why are they … Continue reading

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12 Days of Meditations #2: Why Can’t Most People Stand Old Anime?

One of the most challenging things I must handle as an anime fan is when people ask me to recommend them anime. I take recommendations seriously, because I want others to enjoy what they watch–if they get a dud and … Continue reading

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12 Days of Meditations #1: Character vs Plot

Merry Christmas! For this year, I’d like to talk about anime, and not just specific shows that I watched this year. I’d still mention some of them, don’t worry! It’s just that enough people are doing that already, so I’d … Continue reading

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Anime I Watched in 2012 #12: City Hunter

Every year, I make it a point to watch at least one long anime, and the first series of City Hunter filled that need. Without much prior knowledge, I dived into the show. I instantly fell in love. City Hunter … Continue reading

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Anime I Watched in 2012 #11: Gundam AGE

Gundam AGE is a failure, in multiple ways. First, it achieved abysmal ratings, beating Gundam X’s all-time low. I think this is well within the experimental nature of the show, where Gundam tried to become a children’s TV anime. I … Continue reading

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Anime I Watched in 2012 #10: Jintai

Humanity has declined. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, or Jintai, is one of those shows that you can appreciate without having to chew the deepest portions of to enjoy. I honestly think it’s an achievement, in the sense that it is a … Continue reading

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Anime I Watched in 2012 #9: Chihayafuru

The best Chihaya. Sports anime often has a magical effect on me. I am not into sports, nor do I interest myself with the popular Philippine sports like basketball and boxing, but there’s something about cartoon characters and the sports … Continue reading

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