Light Novel Poll Review

Maid Machinegun: Light Novel Review

I’m kind of disappointed that this novel didn’t make some a pun with the word “maid.” How about something like “Maid in Akihabara?” Oh, wait, that’s an actual TV show…

Anime Live Action Poll

Move Over, Hirano Aya! Patricia Ja Lee Is My New Haruhi!


So quite a while back, like in December, was claimed and a few promotional videos for the North American licensing of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya were created. In these videos, we see a new Haruhi. Not Hirano Aya (or Hinano), but Patricia Ja Lee! Apparently she was the yellow pink power ranger after the first one died. Hey, does the “yellow” power ranger always have to be Asian!?

I was never really into the power rangers, since they were popular around the time I had outgrown that type of show. Of course, if I had been as much of a weeaboo then as I am now, and if I knew the show was based on a Japanese sentai show, I probably would’ve been a huge fan! Sad, huh?

Anyway, back to the point. Patricia Ja Lee beats the pants (skirt?) off of Hirano Aya in terms of hotness! Maybe it’s just because she decided to put on glasses for a few seconds (meganekko Haruhi for the win!) but I think I’ve fallen hard. Plus she’s really good at speaking English, which is bragable. I also like her really bad acting, which I think is purposeful (I hope).

Does anyone else think this new Haruhi is uber hot? Or is it just me? Seriously, with all of the fuss that’s always being made about Hirano Aya, you’d think there’d be more PJL fan sites up… I’m making a new poll, so be sure to vote for your Haruhi of choice!

Anime Poll

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.

Anime Poll

New Poll: Best Anime of Spring 2006?


Okay, so maybe it would be best to wait until the season is actually over to announce the best anime of Spring 2006, but I wanna know now! We’re more than halfway through this anime season (for the 12 episode shows, at least), so I think that by now the anime will have shown their true colors.

It’ll be especially interesting to see what impact The Crash of Suzumiya Haruhi will have on the poll results…

Anime Music Poll

Best ED of the Spring 2006 Anime Season Results


Hare Hare Yukai wins the poll for best anime ED of Spring 2006. I wasn’t really sure how it would compete against the other EDs, but I guess the strength of haruhism is too strong. Actually, Shissou was right up there with Hare Hare Yukai for a while.

In the end, Shissou still got second place, and Utawarerumono + Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni tied for third place. The rest of the votes were pretty evenly divided among the other anime EDs.

I’m not too sure if people are voting for their favorite anime EDs or actually voting for their favorite anime. Or maybe since it’s their favorite anime, it also influences their liking of the ED? Or vice versa? Oh well, I’ll put that to rest with my next poll. Stay tuned for that.

Anime Poll

Fujioka Haruhi Vs. Suzumiya Haruhi Anime Poll Results: Haruhi Wins!

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Over 400 votes were counted in our most popular poll yet! The discussion was heated, and anime fans across the nation had their voices heard! It was an intense battle between everyone’s favorite tsunderekko and the up and coming crossdresser! So who takes home the victory? Whose cuisine reigns supreme!?

Anime Poll

New Anime Poll: What Are You Calling The Ergo Proxy Heroine By?

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As I expected, School Rumble Ni Gakki kicks all other anime in the butt winning 30% of the vote and taking 1st place! In second place was XXXHOLiC TV with 14%, and third was Strawberry Panic! taking 9% of the vote. The competition was pretty fierce; there’s a lotta anime coming out this Spring.

That brings us to the new anime poll: What are you calling the Ergo Proxy heroine by? Her name is written in katakana as “リル・メイヤ” so this leaves her romanized name up to interpretation.

Ril, or Lil, or Lill, Or Rill, or Real, or...

A quick survey of the anime blogosphere shows that:

So what’s your say in her name? Sure, a cyberpunk chick by any other name would be as sweet, but maybe we can get around to choosing a standard name for her.

And for simplicity, can we all agree that her last name is “Meyer?” That would be great.

Anime Poll

New Poll: Which Spring 2006 Anime Are You Looking Forward To Most?


In the battle of Meganekko, Yomiko Readman wins! I guess I underestimated the power of her hot meganekko looks coupled with her ability to use paper as a weapon. Don’t worry Ayuki, I’ll win a poll for you one of these days!

The next poll: Which Spring 2006 anime are you looking forward to most? I figured if I didn’t do it, someone else would. Unless someone already has… The choices for this poll include some, but not all of the new season’s anime. This is because just about everyone and their mom has an anime premiering this Spring. My sidebar will cry if I put them all in there. The choices are:

Anime Poll

New Poll: Meganekko Fever!

Osaka with Glasses? I'd hit it.

The results to last week’s poll were truly inspiring. The number of people spending money on anime, manga and whatnot far exceed the number who don’t. Furthermore, there were a lot more people who spent over $200 a month than I had estimated. It makes my spending seem paltry, to say the least.

This week’s poll is sort of a continuation of the top ten anime meganekko list I did earlier this week. If you didn’t like how your meganekko placed in my rankings, now’s your chance to make a difference! The poll? Meganekko Fever (based on the name of a magazine that Yuuichi was forced to destroy, the humanity!)!

Sayonara, Meganekko Fever

This is also a blatant reattempt to “win” a poll for the lovely Ayuki of Kashimashi anime fame.

If you don’t remember the various meganekko, here’s a refresher:

Expenses Poll

New Poll: Monthly Spending on Anime, Manga, J-Pop, Etc…

Since the votes have pretty much stopped on the last poll, I’ll call it closed. Fuji-nee is the winner with 28% of the vote, with Ilya in 2nd place and Ayuki a close 3rd. It seems that I and the Ayuki Alliance have failed… Though I can see the appeal of Fuji-nee…

Fuji-nee – grabbed from here

The next poll question is: How much do you spend monthly on Japanese media? This includes anime, manga, j-pop, figures, etc.

Since I started Basugasubakuhatsu, I’ve been buying more and more stuff. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, my bank account doesn’t like me anymore. I haven’t hit rock bottom yet, but it’s only a matter of time ;).

Credit for the idea goes to Problematic‘s post in the forum about manga spendings.

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This is where the money you spend on anime and manga goes…