Category Archives: Funny Anime Stuff

Seiren is a very romantic show

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I had nothing better to do on Valentine’s Day so I decided to watch all of Seiren so far.

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“My Little Sister Can Read Kanji” vs “I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse”

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Light novels are known for their clickbait titles even though the majority of light novels do not actually have clickbait titles. But hey, I fell for it, because out of all the J-Novel Club titles released so far, the only ones I’ve read at the time of this writing are My Little Sister Can Read Kanji and I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse. I regret nothing.

This blog post is an evaluation of the two titles and their potential for fantastic memes.

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Reflections on 2016: Becoming a Freelance Translator

It’s that time of the year again. In the 12 days leading up to Christmas, anime bloggers around the world write a post every day, reflecting on the year as a whole. It’s called the 12 Days of Anime Christmas, but for some strange reason, it doesn’t coincide with the actual 12 Days of Christmas at all. Oh well, don’t think too hard about it.

The usual format is to write about 12 moments in anime that stood out to you, but in most years, I don’t watch enough anime in order to come up with 12 distinct moments. However, because this year has been eventful in so many other ways, I can actually come up with a list of things that happened in the anime world that impacted my life in some way, for better or worse. This is the first year I can actually do the 12 Days of Anime properly. Huzzah!

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Yeah, baby!

So here we go. Let’s do this!

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Goku’s Sex Life

goku-kissWe now live in a world where Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. This is deeply concerning to me, and I have been spending the last few days agonising about the future of this planet. But that is not the only worry I have had on my mind.

I’ve been thinking about Goku’s sex life.

How does a guy like him have kids? Does he even know what sex is?? How on earth did Chichi convince him to get down and dirty with her???

So many mysteries…

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What if Natsume Sōseki were an anime character?

Natsume Sōseki is going to be resurrected as an android university professor. This is an actual thing that will happen.

Funnily enough, this might not actually be the quirkiest interpretation of Japan’s most admired author. Not only have his major works been adapted into anime and manga, Sōseki has appeared as a manga character before. In Koisuru Bungou, the Meiji author is portrayed as a romantic shojo lead character, who also happens to be a sparkling bishonen. Apparently, this manga was part of a “Kyun-kyun Kuru!” educational series created in order to get kids interested in literature. Okay.

Then there’s the 4koma manga Sensei to Boku – Natsume Souseki wo Kakomu Hitobito, in which Sōseki is portrayed as a neurotic university professor and a bit of a tsundere. This might be an accurate description of him, given that Sōseki smiles in exactly none of his photos in real life.

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“I like capable people, and capable people like me.” – Natsume Tsunseki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natsume Sōseki is too moe.

All these things got me thinking: what if Natsume Sōseki were a tsundere android professor in an anime? I feel that he could easily fit into the worlds of Joker Game or Bungou Stray Dogs, two anime airing this season. Let’s run them down.

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Osomatsu-san fanfic: what if the brothers won the baseball match in episode 25?

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Earlier today, I wrote a series of tweets about the Osomatsu-san series. In order to save those tweets for posterity, I’ve embedded them in this post. Please enjoy the story!

Fair warning: this story is piled with dirty jokes. Proceed with caution.

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An Exclusive Interview with the Hyouka Characters

1a8e806a63c9c0b7d21a2d28e280b9d7In anticipation for the upcoming live action film adaptation and a new entry in the novel series, I present you this exclusive interview with the Hyouka characters! Today, I sat down with Eru Chitanda  and Houtarou Oreki to discuss their feelings about the series and its themes.

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My Waifu/Husbando of Winter 2016

The season has only just started, but it’s never too early to pick out a favourite waifu and husbando.

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The Scariest Anime This Season

Love-Live-Halloween-3-love-live-school-idol-project-37740692-1024-576Today is Halloween, which means it’s a perfect day to talk about scary anime – and by scary, I mean anime that puts a chill down my spine.

There are lots of potential candidates for scariest-sounding anime of the season, like Beautiful Bones and Dance with Devils. Heavy Object also sounds morbid. Imagine suffocating under the weight of a thousand fridges.

However, the anime I will feature in my post today is even scarier than all of those…

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The Ecchi Scenes in Sword Art Online: Progressive

img000021The best/worst thing about Sword Art Online is that it is entirely fanservice. Some of it is the ecchi/harem kind, but most of it is the gamer masturbation kind. It’s not gonna challenge you particularly, but SAO definitely deserves credit for being good at what it is. And as a light novel connoisseur and all-round otaku trash, SAO falls squarely in my comfort zone.

You might like to imagine that I consume SAO with an expression like Kirito’s in the above picture. I have not yet gotten to the stage of wearing ladies’ undergarments on my head, however.

The spinoff series Sword Art Online: Progressive follows the time-held SAO tradition of not being the most progressive thing in the world. The world still revolves around Kirito. That said, Progressive is definitely a smoother read than Kawahara’s earlier writing, and the attention to worldbuilding is particularly impressive. The game mechanics play an important role in the plot beyond showcasing how awesome Kirito is. There’s also a heavier focus on the social dynamics of the game, even if most of it is explained to the reader via exposition dumps. So far, I like it better than the main series.

However, today I am not here to talk about the fascinating worldbuilding in SAO: Progressive. Today, I am here to talk about boobies.

This should go without saying, but please don’t read this post if you are allergic to ecchi. Also, NSFW warning.

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