Category Archives: Anime

The Sacred Blacksmith

This was another impulse buy at a reasonable price in a second hand DVD shop. It’s not the kind of anime I normally watch very much, as swords and sorcery isn’t really my thing, but I sometimes get these in … Continue reading

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Nagato 6: Over the Obento

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Over the Obento. The view from 5930 miles away: The title of this episode is Over the Obento, and for anyone who doesn’t realise what that means an … Continue reading

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Shomin Sample

The premise for Shomin Sample is relatively simple and completely ridiculous. That might sound like a criticism but it isn’t really. Realism has never been anywhere near the top of my list when it comes to entertainment. That’s what we … Continue reading

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The Fanservice Debate: We Without Wings Episode 1

Can fanservice ever be justified in anime or is it a disturbing and unnecessary aspect of the genre? In this occasional series we look at the rights and wrongs of fanservice and other questionable content in anime. A warning: this … Continue reading

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Nagato 5: Her Melancholy

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Her Melancholy. The view from 5930 miles away: Misunderstandings are the meat and drink of romantic comedies, but it is rare to see one resolved so quickly. It … Continue reading

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Squid Girl

Season One. I spotted the first season of Squid Girl in a second hand DVD shop, and it was cheap enough that I couldn’t turn it down, despite the title not exactly shouting out “quality entertainment”. Much to my surprise, I … Continue reading

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Nagato 4: Be My Valentine

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Be My Valentine. The view from 5930 miles away: Every romantic comedy anime I have ever watched has a Valentine’s Day episode. The tradition in Japan is for … Continue reading

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Absolute Duo

This is one of those anime series that mix super powers with a school setting. They can be a lot of fun. In Absolute Duo the students of Koryo Academy are able to produce weapons from their bodies (don’t think … Continue reading

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Nagato 3: Haruhi Suzumiya!!

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Haruhi Suzumiya!!. The view from 5930 miles away: Well if anyone deserves a double exclamation mark in the episode title it’s Haruhi!! The carefully constructed group dynamic of … Continue reading

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Fire Force

The Junkyard presents a review by Daz of the anime series Fire Force: Fire Force is set in a world where people spontaneously combust and turn into demon like creatures called “infernals”.  It’s not pleasant and seems totally at random. … Continue reading

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