Nodame Cantabile Vol. 1 – Manga Review

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Nodame Cantabile is probably one of my top (if not the top) anime of Winter 2007. I bought the manga since I really enjoyed the anime. I finally got a chance to read it on an airplane, which I can ride, and Chiaki can’t! Ha ha.

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Anime Rule #142: Band-Aids Heal Everything

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One of my favorite web comics is VG Cats, though the updates are seriously way too few and far between. I guess Scott Ramsoomair is a fan of anime, so sometimes the comics will be about anime, and not video games.

In a recent (relatively, at least) comic, Scott tackles the widely known anime rule that band-aids heal everything. Not just minor cuts and scrapes, but everything. I actually think that it’s the band-aids in conjunction with sleep that will heal everything.

When you think about it, it’s not really so far-fetched. I mean, if Usopp can survive a direct hit to the head from some blunt object (I think it was a hammer), who’s to say he can’t be healed with bandages and sleep? This phenomenon is also seen in a bunch of other shounen anime like Naruto and Bleach.

Now, if they had only applied the band-aids correctly to Haruka Suzumiya, maybe things would’ve turned out better…

Kurau Phantom Memory Between Two Worlds Vol. 1 – Anime DVD Review

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Kurau Phantom Memory is an anime that went completely unnoticed by me when it aired in 2004. Luckily, I just got a screener of it from ADV, so I can enjoy some Kurau-y goodness.

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Wizzywig – Anime Store Review?

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So during my trip to the University of Michigan, I was walking around and came across an anime store called “Wizzywig.” It’s like a play on words of the pronunciation of the acronym, WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). I had actually seen the store’s website a really long time ago, and I knew they were in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but I didn’t know they were that close to my hotel! I had to take a visit and see what the store was all about.

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Samurai 7 Box Set – Anime DVD Review

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I’ve never watched the original Seven Samurai film by Akira Kurosawa, but I did watch the first episode of Samurai 7 a long time ago on fansub. Just recently I got the complete box set to review from Funimation. While I would’ve liked to see more ninjas, a samurai is fine too.

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