Monday, February 28, 2011

Durarara! Opening & Ending Themes

I have one new addition to my anime OP/ED video collection with lyrics. Vote for your favorite!

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    My Anime Theme Song Video Collection

    Speaking of the theme songs of Kimi ni Todoke, I've also compiled videos of the opening/ending songs of several other anime shows with the lyrics to each. Check them out, and don't forget to vote on your favorite! :)

    I'll be adding more compilations to my anime theme song video collection in the future so be sure to check back. :)

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    Peach Girl is Horrible!

    Ack! I watched the first episode and a few minutes of the second episode of Peach Girl, and it is horrible! The characters are lame, the story is lame, everything is lame! Oh my God! It really sucks! I'm dropping this one like a hot potato. Oh wait, the hot potato would be insulted to be compared to this awful awful anime!

    Monday, February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Day in Japan

    Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! :)

    Have you noticed that in romance shojo animes, Valentine's Day is always a highlight? The girls make a big fuss about making their Valentine's chocolate from scratch, and then get all red-faced when they give it to the guys they like. I had always wondered why anime always showed the girls giving chocolates and never the boys since in my country it's the boys who give flowers or chocolates on Valentine's Day.

    When I started reading manga I found out that in Japan, Valentine's Day is an occasion where girls give chocolates to the boys. The girls even prepare two kinds of Valentine's chocolates: honmei chocolate and giri chocolate. They give honmei chocolate to the guy that they have romantic feelings for and giri chocolate, or obligatory chocolate, to guys that they don't have any romantic feelings for.

    Why is that, I wonder? :)

    Sunday, February 13, 2011

    Anime 101: The Basics

    I love anime. It has even gotten so far as to me preferring it over live-action movies and TV shows. The thing is that among my family and friends, I am the only one who truly appreciates it. After a while, I realized that almost all of them have misconceived notions about anime being solely for kids, and so I decided to write this post. :)

    Definition of Anime
    Anime is commonly defined as "animation originating from Japan". In English-speaking countries, it is also referred to as "Japanese animation". Just like its live-action counterpart, anime is also divided into many different genres such as romance, comedy, action, suspense, horror, drama, etc. This categorization is called "genre by topic".

    Anime By Demographic
    Another way to categorize anime is by demographic, meaning its intended audience. This is also a helpful tool for finding which anime would suit your taste. The basic anime genres by demographic are:

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    The Year of the Rabbit: Rabbits in Anime & Manga

    Momiji from Fruits Basket
    Kung Hei Fat Choi! Tonight is the eve of the Chinese New Year and we're having fresh Chinese lumpia to celebrate. Yay!

    The Year of the Rabbit begins tomorrow and it got me trying to recall anime and manga with rabbits in them. I immediately thought: Fruits Basket! Well, the story of Fruits Basket IS about the animals of the Chinese zodiac so of course it would have a rabbit in it. Hehe. Unfortunately for anime rabbit fans out there however, I couldn't think of any other anime or manga with rabbits besides that. I CAN think of quite a few anime and manga with cats in them, but that's another story...

    Anyways, Happy Chinese New Year everyone!
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