There’s No School Like Old School

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Seeing as we’re a couple weeks from the start of the new season, I am going to jump the gun here and close out reviews on a couple shows I have reason to believe are going to end exactly as they started and ran through, leaving me free to review those that are keeping me on my seat for the end, like Symphogear. That and I figure it’s my weekly post since that’s about as often as I get to this lately.


Post-Modern Analysis of the Visual Culture

[HorribleSubs] Genshiken Nidaime - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.15_[2013.08.06_20.33.36]

I originally started this post to be sort of a look into how we perceive anime today. I know a lot of people from all angles of the chinese cartoons have different opinions about them. Many old-timers refuse to touch the new-age moe-revolution. Fresh meat know who Kugimiya Rie is, but have no idea who Hayashibara Megumi is, or what she was in. But then I started giving less of a shit about it.

But as I try to slog through Genshiken Nidaime, trying to survive fujoshi days in my otaku circle, I’m finding that even though I have played indifferent to the years-passing view of the weeaboo ecosystem, I can’t help but feel a little bit like a hipster when it comes to something that was neat-and-balanced going the completely different direction to appeal to a different crowd.


[Commie] Stella Jogakuin Koutouka C3-bu - 03 [CE76AC5E].mkv_snapshot_07.24_[2013.07.19_20.02.14]

Some say the current state of anime leans too far towards the same-old same-old, the moeshit, the fluff, or whatever you like to call it. Perhaps I don’t have rich tastes, but my selection from this season’s pile has so far been pretty good to me, more or less. One new first look, Gin no Saji, which started last week and I’m a week late on, and a handful of currently airing mentions on some of the cream-of-the-crop entries this week.