New Poll: A Tale of Two Haruhis – Fujioka Haruhi Vs. Suzumiya Haruhi!


Okay, I think I used the word “Haruhi” enough in the title to get your attention.

This Spring Anime season has been pretty darn good. At the top of the heap (for me) are two anime starring girls named “Haruhi.” There’s The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Ouran Host Club.

The eternally raging debate in my mind at the moment: which Haruhi is the better of the two? Certainly they both have their good points. Let’s do some analysis, AoMM style:

Anime First Impressions

Inukami! – Anime First Impressions

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Inukami! is a simple anime about a boy and his dog. Err, a boy and his inukami. Plus the inukami also happens to be a hot girl… Together, they fight evil, and… okay, I guess this isn’t really a “simple” anime.


Free Comic Book (Manga!?) Day Coming Up!

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So apparently, Free Comic Book Day is on Saturday, May 6th. I’ve never actually gotten a free comic book on this holiday, but I imagine they’re more like samplers than “real” issues.

The part that caught my eye is that Tokyopop and Viz are both participating. So it might be a good time for me (and other manga addicts) to pick up some manga samplers. That Shoujo manga sampler I got a while back was pretty good reading (despite it being for 12 year old girls!). I just hope it won’t be a bust with just that American-made fake manga that Tokyopop likes to release…

Anyway, you can find a list of participating stores and the comics being offered at If only it were “Free Manga Day”…

Anime First Impressions

Saiunkoku Monogatari – Anime First Impressions

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Saiunkoku Monogatari is labeled as a “Comedy, Historical, Romance, Shoujo” anime on Anidb. Normally, I’m not too big a fan of the historical and shoujo genres, but since Ayu fansubs was doing it, and I like most of the series they sub, I thought I’d give this anime a shot.