New Poll: Haruhi vs. Haruhi Pt 2! Battle of the Loli Haruhis!

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I’m not quite convinced that the other girl in the picture is Fujioka…

Damn konosono for taking my poll idea before I had a chance to implement it! Well, they’re doing a bunny girl Haruhi poll, so I guess I’ll do the loli Haruhi poll! Ouran and Melancholy are actually my two favorite anime of this season, so I really get a kick out of pitting them against each other.

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Most Wanted Anime of Summer 2006 = Honey & Clover II!

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I’m doing this until it becomes a meme!

The votes have been tallied, and Honey & Clover Season II wins for the most wanted anime of Summer 2006! Hachikuro crushed the competition with 101 votes.

This wasn’t really a surprise to me. If you look at the most wanted anime poll for Spring, School Rumble II won. People will always look forward to the second season of their favorite anime, rather than, I dunno, “The Legend of the Financially Destitute Sisters.�? It’s also the reason why certain anime studios will make Haruhi Suzumiya 14 episodes long just so they can do a Kanon remake…

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Anime Fansubber Engrish Showdown! Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni ED!

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A lot of anime have funny engrish in their OP and ED themes. The ironic part of this is that English fansubbers have to figure out exactly what is said in the Engrish of the Japanese songs! Sometimes the lyrics are pretty straightforward, and sometimes it’s impossible to figure out what is being sung. When the latter happens, the conditions are prime for an Anime Fansubber Engrish Showdown™!

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Hayate Cross Blade – Manga First Impressions

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So a few months ago, I got an order from yesasia.com which consisted of yummy manga goodness. Among all of these manga was one called “Hayate Cross Blade.” Unluckily for me, the manga didn’t include any furigana, so I couldn’t read it (I’m kinda bad at kanji)! Just recently, a scanslation group released the first chapter of Hayate Cross Blade, so I was able to use that as a sort of script to read my manga.

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Anime News Network Opens New Section! Gasp!

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The latest news from Anime News Network is that they’re opening up a new section. I guess they’re trying to break into the anime blog business now.

From the looks of it, mainly anime industry news and insider opinion will be the main subjects. So don’t expect any “OMG HARUHI 4 EVER!!!” posts.

Reading a few of the entries, they feel kinda dry and impersonal. I mean, c’mon, their avatars are from Saikano! Totally kawaikunai! I demand cute chibi anime avatars! I have a feeling that they’re still in “news writing mode,” which means no emo(tion).

Their biggest weakness? No stupid pictures from danbooru (see above picture)!

Anywho, I guess I shouldn’t be looking for an entertaining reading experience from Anime News Network. Hopefully they’ll give us an unbiased look into the anime industry.