Umineko no Naku Koro ni = Mafia?

Friday, July 10, 2009

To me, it’s a party game, but in anime form.

After I finished watching episode 2 of Umineko no Naku Koro ni, the first thing that popped in my head was the party game Mafia. I’m not going to bother explaining the episode since there are so many blogs that summarize different types of anime so I’ll just go straight to my comparison.

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A short but fun day – My Saturday at Zenkaikon

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Zetsubou-shita! Itoshiki-sensei hung himself again. Though, he seemed happy that I wanted his picture.

At first, Nii-chan and I weren’t planning on going to Zenkaikon because I was having my Homecoming that night. We finally decided to go because we wanted to see how Zenkaikon changed from last year. We were quite amazed when we walked through the door. Read the rest of this entry »

Lovable Imoutos; a Yukari Tamura complex? – Memorable voices defining seiyuu careers

Friday, February 15, 2008

Coming late to the party… I had this in the works about two days after the 15th episode of CLANNAD. But other blog stuff + work had put this down on my priorities list. Now that Stripey and Koji Oe put up their imouto-related posts, it’s time to revisit this post.



whitehatazn-48.jpgIn another wild episode of CLANNAD, episode 15 introduced a new character, Mei Sunohara, who is voiced by Yukari Tamura. Mei is just simply awesome (as proven by the amount of imouto love in the anime blogosphere after episode 16), but her screentime was short lived. Yet, the first thing that goes through my mind when she introduces herself at the end of the episode is that she should’ve followed up by saying “And this here is my friend, Yuuno-kun.” The somewhat unfortunate thing is that Yukari Tamura will always be remembered for voicing Nanoha Takamachi from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha no matter what she does with the remainder of her career. She has attempted to vary it up with other notable character roles such as Sakura Yoshino from Da Capo, Mai Kawasumi from Kanon and Rika Furude from Higurashi. However, one can still hear her signature Nanoha voice in almost all her character roles which is probably a very good thing to stake your seiyuu career on.

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Fall 2007 Wrapup and Winter 2008 Look Ahead

Friday, January 11, 2008

whitehatazn-48.jpgJust a quick post on the ending of the fall 2007 season and the startup of the winter 2008 season as it applies to this blog…

Fall 2007

With the fall 2007 season ending, some one season series ended and some multiple season series still continue. For me, I was following four fall 2007 series that ended:

  • ef – a tale of memories
  • Genshiken 2
  • Minami-ke
  • Myself; Yourself


As one of my favorites from the previous fall season, ef surprised alot of people with its execution. Even though I can see this kinda hard for some anime fans to truly appreciate, it is at least a watch for most.

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Site Updates & What is koneko-chan up to?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

whitehatazn-48.jpgJust so it has been said if you haven’t noticed by now, there has been several updates to this blog. One, we have a new title banner up. I’m hoping to create a few more to change it up every once in awhile. Two, an about page went up. So far it contains mostly the stuff I said on the first post. I hope to add writer descriptions soon. Three, new links have gone up. Most of them are other blogs and podcasts I mostly follow. I also included a link to my profile on You can see all the series that I have seen from beginning-to-end and the shows I’m currently watching. I encourage all anime fans to keep track of your anime watching and put up a profile on that site.

With that said, what have I been up to related to anime? Since I don’t hold episode reviews on this site, I know there hasn’t been much on the site to let you know what I’ve seen and what I’m following. My profile on gives a sense but I really want to keep you all updated. Unfortunately, work made that kind of difficult for the past month. Now, I’ll let you into the mind of koneko-chan…
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Dancing & Anime

Saturday, December 1, 2007

So I haven’t been posting much at all on this blog. I will continue to blame real life on this. Anyhow I decided to finish this quickie post first. I have about four or so different posts I want to write about eventually. But for now, koneko-chan’s first actual post is about… Dancing and Anime!?

Hare Hare Yukai

If prisoners can do it, the anime fan can definitely to it. Now, dance to pay tribute to Suzumiya-sama. The International Church of Haruhi demands it.

whitehatazn-48.jpgThe American TV show Dancing with the Stars ended this week. While watching the finale, something came to me: “What about dancing in anime?” After thinking about it some more, I ended up asking myself this “What dancing in anime?” And with that, I took a quick look into that idea.
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Because in Japan, Less is more. (Moe, that is)

Monday, November 19, 2007

chigaimasu-48.jpgGood evening, ladies and gents. I’m chigaimasu. I will (hopefully) be the second contributing writer to this blog. While juggling college and other obligations, I’ll hopefully be punching in my two cents whenever I feel it’s appropriate. Anyway, shall we begin?

I wanted to get this first article out a week or so earlier, but such is the life of a college student. A little more than two weeks ago, the Japanese Saimoe 2007 tournament came to a close. For those not in the know, the Saimoe tournament is a 2 month, viewer’s choice elimination tournament, where the fans pick which anime character is the most moe. (It is assumed here that moe is understood by the reader. If not, visit for more information).

This year’s winner was Furude Rika from Higurashi no Naka Koro Ni Kai. Even though I have my opinions on the events of this year’s tournament, I will not get into arguments over whether or not this was the right call by the voters. That’s not my style. I am going to point out something that seemed apparent to me as the ending stages of the tournament came together. I found it very fascinating that the two finalists (Rika and Sanzenin Nagi from Hayate no Gotoku) were little loli girls. Backtracking, you can also find that 3 of the 4 semifinalists (Shinku, Rozen Maiden Ouverture) and 7 of 8 quarterfinalists (Konata and Tsukasa, Louise, and Nanoha [yes, Nanoha counts. Even though she’s 19, She started as a little loli girl back in 2005.] from Lucky Star, Zero no Tsukaima, and Magical Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, respectively) were also little loli girls. It seems the otaku believe in building their moe small.
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