Author Archives: The Fin

The Legend of Koizumi: a Political Primer for Anime Nerds

Reform Without Wasted Draws- The Legend of Koizumi might be my favorite show of the season, even though so far it’s only a five or six minute long OAV. It’s not an especially deep political satire, but I thought I would take a post to enlighten the filthy gaijin in the audience about some of the basic politics of modern Japan. I’ll try to make it interesting even if you’re someone who cares more about cartoons than economics. Continue reading

So I Guess Trapeze Is Over

The title might seem a little nonchalant to those of you who read my earlier impressions of Trapeze/Kuuchuu Buranko, in which I all but drooled over the prospect of an anime with grown-up characters and themes (as opposed to highschool love triangle or magical crystal adventure (or magical high school crystal love triange)). But as E Minor pointed out recently, Trapeze might not have been the worst anime of the season, but it was the most disappointing.

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Denpa Teki na Kanojo

An adaptation of a light novel (itself an adaptation of an award-winning short story), Denpa Teki na Kanojo is a fatty little bite of entertainment, low in flavor and with little or no nutritional value. However there’s still some satisfaction in this OVA for those willing to dig for it (if you plan on watching the show you should do so before reading further).

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A Certain Shitty Anime

I’ve already made myself clear on how much To Aru Majutsu no Index‘s spinoff, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun sucks, and I stand by my initial impression. However at the time I suggested that the show was somehow not a worthy successor to Index, and I’d now like to recant that statement, because after careful review I’ve determined that they’re both really, really terrible.

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