Doctorkev
doctorkev
11/12/19
5:38 PM
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Thanks for your interesting thoughts. In general I like to see a story through to the author’s intended conclusion, but in this case the anime ending was also ok. I felt the manga ending gave more closure though and some of the chapters leading up to the end were emotionally intense and very worthwhile to read, its a Read more

11/12/19
5:34 PM
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So now I’ve added Kino’s Journey to my Backlog of Shame. Hopefully I’ll get around to it, especially as if it’s anything like Girls’ Last Tour I’m almost guaranteed to enjoy it. Think I’ll also check out both Kemono Friends and Kemurikusa soon, as I’ve heard they have thematic similarities. Read more

11/12/19
5:31 PM
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I bought all the omnibus volumes of the Tenjho Tenge Manga but I’ve never quite got around to finishing it. The art is so... pervy. Also the plot is not that great.

11/12/19
5:30 PM
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Thanks for your encouraging feedback! You should definitely check this show out. I could almost go and watch the whole thing through again myself right now, but I’d probably end up in tears. Probably best to give it a rest for a while.

11/5/19
1:11 PM
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Thanks, Dil. I had almost managed to suppress the memories of Kiss-shot’s prolonged insanity-laugh scene. Now that nightmare fuel is likely to keep me awake tonight. Blonde vampires... brrrrrrr.

10/30/19
5:58 PM
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So I just recently bought Beyond The Boundary and its sequel movie on DVD. It’s a KyoAni show I’ve never heard of, I thought. How bad can it be? I seem to have made a terrible mistake. Perhaps it should stay at the bottom of my watch pile, then?

10/24/19
11:43 AM
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I have since watched the rest of the show via... uh... “other” means (who can wait until 24th December for Netflix to release the rest of this? Seriously?) and you are absolutely right about the themes of race becoming far, far more prominent. It’s really interesting and I like what it says. It’s quite on the nose Read more

10/24/19
5:44 AM
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I know, right? As soon as they depict hand-holding, I am OUT.

10/24/19
5:44 AM
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Thanks for your comment. That’s a good point you make about Hanekawa, Araragi and the supernatural entity. Read more

10/24/19
5:41 AM
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Thanks - I’ll check that one out. I avoided all podcasts etc about this movie before watching it because I didn’t want to be spoiled. Read more

10/9/19
1:28 PM
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By that metric I should refer to Tuesday as “white”, rather than “pale”. I was purposefully not referring to race as it doesn’t seem to be an issue in their future society (as far as the show lets us know anyway), and meant only to highlight some of the ways in which they complemented one another in their differences. Read more

10/9/19
1:28 PM
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By that metric I should refer to Tuesday as “white”, rather than “pale”. I was purposefully not referring to race as it doesn’t seem to be an issue in their future society (as far as the show lets us know anyway), and meant only to highlight some of the ways in which they complemented one another in their differences. Read more

10/9/19
1:19 PM
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Shield Hero ended in Spring 2019. My write-up for that season is here

9/26/19
6:02 AM
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Hey Proton - this latest episode doesn’t seem to have been uploaded to iTunes - doesn’t appear on the page you linked nor on my iPhone’s podcast app. Or perhaps the content is so risque that apple has banned it?

9/25/19
6:14 PM
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That does sound like a... singular experience. Not sure I’d be up for watching this sort of thing in a public setting. I’d feel pretty self conscious that I was watching something super weird and pervy with a bunch of other people who probably knew exactly what they were getting into. It was certainly very efficient Read more

9/20/19
2:07 PM
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Yeah, someone else in the comments linked to an informative, if deeply disturbing Wikipedia entry about Mr Beria. Well, you learn something every day, even if it about a historical perverted psychopath. Read more

9/20/19
2:05 PM
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Thanks for linking to perhaps the most disturbing Wikipedia article I’ve read in a long time. Think I need to have a shower in bleach now. Somehow the real historical figure sounds even worse than the Tanya caricature version. Though I still think his portrayal is overly cartoonish (though anime is cartoons, I Read more