Category Archives: Anime

Chinese Girl Cartoons

The VHS Era – Riding Bean / 1989

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I like cars, and I like guns. I especially love short OVA’s filled with action and zany anime cliches.

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Tamako Love Story – My Love Letter

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Everybody loves somebody. I love this film.

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Moe-Alt Dead? Preposterous!

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Inside this post contains the news that you’d like to hear, and all the dirt on Don Don Kun’s “RETROSPECTIVE” series of posts about the wonder WIXOSS series of anime.

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It’s Easier Than You’d Think.

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I love blogging, and I love certain things that happen to be Japanese; so it would make sense that I write here at the lovely 燃えAlternative right? In this article, I will talk about the pursuit of learning the foreign language that is Japanese from my own experiences a bit.

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A SENSITIVE SUBJECT

It's time to get your bible and your shotgun, anime hobbyists are under attack.

It’s time to get your bible and your shotgun, anime hobbyists are under attack.

With the recent uproar among video game enthusiasts over the various “GamerGate” controversies and events, the just as varied social justice advocates have taken it upon themselves to trash the anime hobby simply because of the select few that use anime avatars on twitter.

I’m very curious about the cause of this hysteria; where even the mere hint, the gleam of an Azusa-chan avatar could send a grown person into a hateful tirade over a very small but vocal group of online nerds.

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An Insight on Storytelling

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With any kind of media, the weight and subsequent value of a good storyline can make or break most concepts. Originality has some factor in this; however a well written rehashed concept is still better than an original concept/soon to be flop because the story can’t hold itself together. It’s a “the worst of the best is far better than the best of the worst” situation that all content creators and their producers deal with all the time. Objectively and alternatively, a bad story made with heart is still better than manufactured “good” story.

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Sailor Moon: Crystal First Impressions – Is This Really Moon Pride?

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You know you’re in for a bumpy ride when the most inspired parts of the Sailor Moon: Crystal pilot episode were its eye-catches and title cards.

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GitS Arise: Ghost Tears Review

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Ghost Tears opens with Motoko making passionate love to her then-lover, Akira, later even featuring the two attending another couple’s wedding with Motoko wearing a rather promiscuous, alluring dress. Her colleagues, especially Batou, make fun of how fatuous and short-lasting this relationship is. How does Motoko respond? She hacks Batou’s prosthetic arms, again reminding him of how humiliating it is to be punched by your own fists.

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Anime Cliques, Critics and Communities

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In which you get to hear me simultaneously rant about the negative aspects of anime communities and espouse “power of friendship” speeches from the 1000+ episodes of mahou shoujo anime that I’ve watched!

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Writing about Anime 102 – Learn the Subject Matter

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On this episode of Writers Guide by the Moe-Alt crew, I will be touching base on why it’s important to have an open mind, learn the source material, and make sure you know what you’re talking about before you get exposed like a fraud by some stranger on the internet.

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