Review – Dragonaut: The Resonance

Monday, April 28, 2008

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I think the best piece of advice my engineering economics professor gave us about presentations is that the thing most listeners will remember about your presentation is how it starts, and how it ends. With that piece of information in mind…

Dragonaut: The Resonance

Plot Summary

A shuttle bound for the moon is destroyed by “asteroids” upon takeoff. Fast forward 2 years. Kamishina Jin, the lone survivor of the accident, meets a mysterious girl named Toa, a brash introvert Gio, and a cryptic subdivision of the International Solarsystem Development Agency (ISDA) known as the Dragonauts. He learns the truth behind the accident that took his family two years ago, and the potential impending doom to befall humanity. Against the odds, can Jin and Toa set things right and save humanity?

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Random Anime Moments

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Who would’ve known that I could use Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei as an anime moment.

tsukagi-48.jpgWhile school passes by and finals become right around the corner, I begin to notice random moments that I can compare to anime to. I know that some of you will be saying, “Of course, Silly. Some anime is realistic to a point.” or something like that but those moments shouldn’t be ignored! (well, that’s what I think) Since I’m on the topic, I might as well tell you my small anime moments. Read the rest of this entry »


With a touch of class.. Sakura Sunday with the JASGP

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

5 cm per second got’s nothing on real life.

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If you’re a regular to Anime Academy (And if so, many thanks for supporting us!), then you should know that we love to take ourselves outside the boundaries of anime. So when the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, organized by Japanese American Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP), with the highlight Sakura Sunday event rolling in last Sunday, my excitement was palpable (when I wasn’t bogged down with this, that, and the other thing for that matter anyway). Even if peanut (kame) and bro-ham choosing not to come down to check it out as well, I wasn’t going to let that rain on my festival (even if it was forecasted to, literally, rain on the festival). Anyway, I’m back, with pictures (mega thanks to my friend Greg for letting me borrow his camera), ready to talk about the culture behind the subculture. Let’s start!

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Dual Review – Minami-ke Okawari

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Minami-ke Okawari:

Plot Summary

chigaimasu-48.jpgtsukagi-48.jpgMinami-ke Okawari continues from where its first season left off. More stories about the lives of the three Minami sisters, Haruka, Kana and Chiaki. Read the rest of this entry »


Anime Clubs – How big are they?

Friday, April 11, 2008

This is roughly how my club looks like according to members.

tsukagi-48.jpgThe past Wednesday, as I was supervising my Anime Club at my high school while we were decorating the display case. We were asked by some teachers put some of our own items and drawings there to show how we’ve been doing. Somehow, a few club members and I happened to start talking about other anime clubs in the states and how they’re doing. That made me wonder: How big are those clubs anyway? Read the rest of this entry »


A quick reflection on life and anime

Sunday, April 6, 2008

whitehatazn-48.jpgBeing a psuedo-student of Catholic theology back in college (I say psuedo-student because perusing a minor undergraduate concentration doesn’t make you a full student), one of courses I decided to take senior year was a course on “Death and Dying”. The course was taught by the theology department chair and he certainly expected plenty from us in the course. What I liked about the class was the comprehensive nature of the course content. We covered things like the psychology of the death and the study of death in a comparative religion aspect. And while we did end up covering death in a Christian context, it was the comprehensive nature of the course that kept me interested. It was one of the few courses outside my major where I still remember most of the concepts off the top of my head. Unfortunately, it was also during that semester where I learned the most about death outside of class. Read the rest of this entry »