Anime Review – He Is My Master; Sentai Filmworks Release

Master1Ahh, the maid. A staple of otaku culture, representing grace and femininity, purity and devotion, maids are special. They’re not really an archetype, per se. It’s not really a genre, either. Maids are quite the versatile element.

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She’s Joined the C³ Club! – Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu

Stella 7Sometimes an anime throws you for a loop, in a good way. There are those shows that you start watching expecting them to be a certain type of show that you’re excited to see, but that turn out to be something not only completely different, but better than what you were expecting.

This is one of those shows

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On Anime Criticism Part 2

shot0021One big point of contention with anime criticism is the selective nature of some critics. What I mean by this is that some critics will review different shows in vastly different ways, the primary sticking point being whether the show is a type of show that they like or dislike. There are numerous justifications given for this, but it all seems to come down to an abandonment of a simple set of principles and a desire to make criticism easy.

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On Anime Criticism

shot0031Criticism of the medium is a major hot-button issue within the anime fandom. There’s a rift between the anime critic community and the rest of the fandom, such that those who identify as “anime critics” are typically seen as out-of-touch with the general fandom. In addition, the majority of anime fans who identify as critics hold certain points of view on subjects such as moe and fanservice, and those with alternate views on those subjects are underrepresented in the critical community.

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She’s Had Her Uniform Stolen! – Aku no Hana

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Ambitious artsy anime productions can be really hit-or-miss. On the one hand, the idea of anime using unorthodox techniques and obscure concepts is good. It’s nice that artists are able to do that. On the other hand, however, shows produced in this fashion are at best very polarizing, and at worst just plain bad.

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She’s Turning into Chocolate! – Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

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I’ve gone on record as saying I give shows a single episode to draw me in, and that’s true. That said, however, there are many things that can draw me in. Mystery is one of them.

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She’s Found Her First Love! – Hatsukoi Limited

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This is an anime about school students falling in love. While I realize that you can probably think of roughly thirty-seven different anime that can be described in the same way, this one has a unique charm to it.

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She Weilds the Tyrant’s Eye! – Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai

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There comes a time in all our lives where we reflect. We look back at our youth: The dumb things we used to do, the rituals we had with our friends, the stories we came up with. Some of us try and move on. Others embrace it. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle.

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She’s a video girl! – Video Girl Ai

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Sometimes, it’s good to revisit the classics and watch an older anime sight-unseen. I’d heard about this one several times before, but only recently had gotten around to watching it.

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She’s driving a Panzer IV! – Girls und Panzer

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Is it me, or has there been a surge, of sorts, in shows that mix moé with military themes? Not that I’m complaining. With Upotte!! back in Spring, and the Strike Witches movie’s recent disc release, the moé military charge continues with Girls und Panzer.

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