Rizelmine – Manga Review

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Rizelmine was one of my most favorite anime ever. I watched it a really long time ago, probably around when I was only starting to get into anime. I was totally surprised to see that the manga was licensed in America by Tokyopop, as the subject matter seemed very un-American. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

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Animation Runner Kuromi – Anime DVD Review

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It’s no secret that my favorite anime are usually the insane gag type. Like Jungle wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu or Excel Saga or Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. I just finished watching Animation Runner Kuromi, which sorta falls into that category. It was directed by Akitaro Daichi, who did Gag Manga Biyori and Jubei-chan. He also did Sexy Commando!!! So it should freaking awesome, right?

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Crystal Kay – Konna ni Chikaku de: Lyrics + Translation (?)

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The single for Nodame Cantabile anime ED song, Konna ni Chikaku de, is out! I really enjoyed watching the PV, and before this single came out I was forced to play the PV to listen to it.

Right now I have the titular song, Konna ni Chikaku de running on infinite repeat. It’s really freaking good! Plus Crystal Kay is pretty cute. Apparently she’s bilingual in English and Japanese, though she’s actually African American/Korean. Which means her English lines in her songs turn out pretty smooth and not Engrishy.

I tried writing down all the lyrics and translating them to improve my Japanese listening and translating skills. For lyrics I wasn’t sure about, I got help from either Memento’s post or this other one. The translation itself was totally done by me though. I don’t know if that’s something to brag about…

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Buso Renkin Vol. 2 – Manga Review

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In the second volume of Buso Renkin, the butterfly glasses guy is featured prominently. This obviously makes the volume the greatest in manga history. Or does it?

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American Anime Awards Results

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So on Saturday, they had the First Annual American Anime Awards at the New York Comic con. I was actually streaming the show for a while, but I lost interest fairly quickly. I only checked back again to find the results today. Here they are:

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