Anime Spotlight#6: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisui no Gargantia)

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Name: Suisui no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)

Year: 2013

Episodes: 13

Studio: Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Psycho-Pass, Guilty Crown)

Writer: Gen Urobuchi

Urobuchi kind of reminds me of M. Night Shymalan (except you know, his work hasn’t started to suck) because no matter how well crafted his characters and their worlds are, at the end of the day, viewers watch his work for the shock factor. You just know that at some point, Urobuchi is going to pull some crazy twist that changes the entire story and probably leads to lots of people dying (his nickname isn’t Urobutcher for nothing).  So before going into Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, I prepared myself for another rollercoaster story guaranteed to tear my heart out, stomp it into the ground, and leave me wondering how there could be any happiness in the world.  Continue reading Anime Spotlight#6: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisui no Gargantia)

Arashi is Bittersweet with new single

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I’ve been an Arashi fan since 2008 and I have to admit, I’m surprised at how popular they still are. At this point I wonder if there are people in Japan who don’t know who they are. I’d love them even if they weren’t popular, but it’s still amazing that they’ve managed to stay on top for so long. Sure they don’t have the top-selling single of the year anymore, but they still sell way better than other artists and their album and DVD sales just get bigger every year. 2014 is Arashi’s fifteenth anniversary (where has the time gone?) and considering how amazing their tenth anniversary was, I cannot wait to see what they do this year. Continue reading Arashi is Bittersweet with new single

Winter 2014: Chocolate, Terminal Illness, Orphans, Murder, and Aliens

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I doubt I’ll be able to recap like I used to, at least for this season, so I tried to get in as many dramas as possible for my first impressions post. As you can tell from the title,  there’s a lot, and there might be a part two if I ever get the time, but I figured I might as well start with everything I wanted to watch and work my way down.
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