12 Days of Something II: I Timed This So Badly

Shockingly, Nisemonogatari doesn't make the list.

Shockingly, Nisemonogatari doesn’t make the list.

What you are reading here is the beginning of this blog’s 500th post. I worked it out so amazingly well that it falls dead in the middle of another bunch of posts and so it will be buried for weeks on end. So in that spirit, I’ve decided to do a list of my top anime. The humiliation won’t last all that long because of when this is scheduled thankfully.

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Social Society in Manabi Straight

Since I’ve decided to go back and get some old posts out of my draft queue, I’ve resurrected this post since it surprisingly piqued the interest of someone. In this case, it’s a little socioeconomic look at Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight and it’s possible tie-in with an essay speculating on American culture. Does it work or not? Well it’s not like I will get comments anyway.

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40 Seasons in 40 Days: Winter 2007

Taking vicious right crosses repeatedly isn't really an ideal way to spend a summer afternoon.

In a comparison of each half of this decade, I can probably safely say I have completed more in this half than in the malaise era first half. So it came as a bit of a surprise that in the middle of it I actually managed my lowest total of completions. In fact, only one of these two items was watched during the actual season. Plus, it was absolutely awful. Some good did come out of it all about a year later when I added the other one.

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Not Really The Week That Was March 5-11, but a Request

Apropos of nothing, 2 things to note in this picture. First, how on earth was that press box considered safe even by 1960 standards? Second, the goalkeeper's outfit on the far left of the picture.

Apropos of nothing, 2 things to note in this picture. First, how on earth was that press box considered safe even by 1960 standards? Second, the goalkeeper's outfit on the far left of the picture.

Because MAL decided to crap the bed and wiped out any history of what I’ve watched in the last week, and because I doubt you’d want several hundred words devoted to episode 9 of Asu no Yoichi! and only that, I’ve decided to try different. Actually, it’s really just a desperate ask of my 1.3 commenters. Continue reading