Shounen Hollywood 02 – Self-Importance

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“I throw away anything I don’t need. Anything old, broken, unused, or no longer needed gets tossed. Where does spent time go? There is time that I no longer use, or can no longer use. Does that mean I threw it away? Are we throwing away our time right this very moment? Someday the trash building up inside of me will turn me into a middle-aged man, an old man, and eventually I may become trash myself.”

Hidden gems like these are hard to come by.

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Tokyo Ghoul 02 – Freudian Cannibalism

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Friends don’t eat friends.

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Summer First Impressions – Barakamon

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The male lead punches an old man and pushes a little girl down the sea.

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Summer First Impressions – Shounen Hollywood

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Our main character becomes the most embarrassing idol in the world.

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Summer First Impressions – Tokyo Ghoul

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Kaneki is hungry.

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Summer First Impressions – Bakumatsu Rock

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From the depths of madness rises Bakumatsu Rock, an anime where Ryoma Sakamoto challenges the Tokugawa Shogunate with the power of rock.

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Every Once in While

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So it turns out my last post was sometime this January.

It’s as if I’ve given up on this blog,  but not really! There’s no real reason why I haven’t been updating other than I have nothing interesting to say these days. Actually I’m not sure what people expect when they visit this blog anymore. Maybe I’ve lost the flames of passion that fueled my writing, because it’s not really like I’m not enjoying anime anymore.

Winter season had some pretty enjoyable shows.  My favorites were Noragami, Space Dandy and Hozuki no Reisetsu. This spring season isn’t so bad either Jojo: Stardust Crusaders, Haikyuu and Mushishi are enough to keep me entertained. I’m also caught up with Yowamushi Pedal.

This is probably surprising to people who don’t follow me on twitter but, I have also been watching a hell lot of Inazuma Eleven!

I have also expanded my interests towards manga.  I just recently finished Urasawa’s Pluto, and have fully caught up with Berserk.  Now, I’m reading Vinland Saga. Other manga titles I’m really excited about every week/month are Ajin, Apocalypse no Toride and Terraformars.

So yeah,  I am still into the hobby and all that.  Do people even care what I think about [x] show? Do you people still need to validate your opinions through anime blogs? Not saying they’re useless now, but it makes me wonder what keeps people reading.

Anyway to close this, I’d like to say Samurai Flamenco is probably one of my favorite shows so far. easy contender for the top spot until something better comes up (which I doubt will happen just yet). And WIT Studio’s HAL is amazing.

Maybe I’ll write about those sometime. Maybe not. But before I go here’s a picture of soccer space penguins.

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Ranking Shows from 2013: Top 10 – 1

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Now let’s talk about anime I REALLY liked!

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Ranking Shows from 2013: Top 20 – 11

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Tap dat loli ass.

Yes! I’m alive! 2013 has been a busy year for me and I’m sorry I didn’t post as much in the last few months. But I’m back and I’ve seen more anime that you’d expect so without further ado, here’s my ranking of Top 20 shows I’ve seen last year. May 2014 have less shitty anime!

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Kuroko no Basket: On The Masculinity of the Shounen Hero

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I’m fascinated when a shounen sports show touches on themes that go beyond ‘the power of friendship’ and ‘might makes right’. Yes, Kuroko no Basket’s central themes are no different from a lot of shounen manga, but by choosing to take Kuroko’s side of the story, Fujimaki opens up a lot of avenues to explore. Note that I’m not saying this is a direct interpretation of Fujimaki’s work. If anything I’m just breaking down the motifs of the series for my own amusement. Warning: Here be spoilers.

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