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The Moppets Take Manhattan

OK, confession time: the only reason I’m writing this is because the post title stuck in my head about ten minutes into watching Love Live! The School Idol Movie, and until I put it down on the page it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Vita Means Love Live

I like rhythm games and idol anime, so naturally I picked these up the last time I was in Japan: BUT, since I’d never actually watched the series, I figured I should watch the first two seasons of it so … Continue reading

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Nico Nico Nioh

2018 has been a very calm year so far. I went more than a little nuts trying to finish ALL THE GAMES in 2017 – and, while I’m quite happy that I was able to get through a hundred and … Continue reading

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Stuff I bought in Japan 2017: Non-Gaming Edition

It’s no coincidence that my trip to Japan this year overlapped Comic Market.  It’s been a solid decade since the last time I went, and that was apparently enough time for me to forget how absolutely miserable it is to … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Reference

So, continuing with the Macross 30th Anniversary game, I’m on Chapter 4 (of 9) now and the whole thing is a massive helping of the best kind of fan-service. I now understand how all of the assorted divas of the … Continue reading

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The Enemy of my Enemy or something like that

I’ve watched a lot of truly irredeemable love-polygon anime over the years.  You know the sort – hapless nice guy sort of character finds himself surrounded by cute girls who are occasionally also mystical creatures or aliens but who are … Continue reading

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The Eternal Spinning Maid

So, there’s a bit in the opening credits of The Familiar of Zero where several of the secondary characters are doing this little hop-spin thing, and I decided that Siesta’s pirouette needed to be made into an animated .gif.  You … Continue reading

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