Start To Finish: Chocotto Sister – First Impressions

Name: Chocotto Sister
Studio/Director: Nomad/Yasuhiro Kuroda
Year: 2006
Wiki, AniDB
Subs: Retrofit
Episodes Seen: 2

An anime about little sisters? Yes, please.

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A look at The Idolm@ster or ARE YOU READY?!? I’M LADY!!!!

I remember not giving a single fuck about this show when it first aired during Summer 2011. I saw it on the early Summer 2011 charts and thought to myself “The Idolm@ster? Someone is making an anime about that dumb Xbox 360 game? Fuck, I’m not watching that shit”. Well fast forward a year later and I decide to give the show a shot due to my fellow aniblogger friends pestering me , forcing me, recommend that I at least try it out. So I did. And I ended up regretting not watching this show to begin with. I haven’t had this much fun watching an anime since I watched Baccano! for the first time. So I’m going to run down all the things I loved about this show (which was practically everything).

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Anime Afterlife Podcast Spring 2012 Impressions Show

 

This week we are joined with guest, Marth, discuss our impressions on the spring 2012 anime shows of the year. Check out Marth’s blog in our blogroll in the right sidebar!

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New seasons comin’ round the corner

Almost every season, I see the same pattern of reactions towards the new shows. A majority of the anime community seems to flow a certain way when it comes to the new seasons. It’s normal to have these kinds of reactions, but at the same time, they appear so narrow-minded. I’d like to think there are times of the year when there are exceptions, but the truth is that it doesn’t change at all, and never will change. I won’t deny that I’m not among the populous or that I feel like I’m an exception all the time (Believe me, I’m not a hipster). Perhaps it’s something I need to get off my chest.

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First Impressions on Mononoke

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Gundammit, too many shows!

So aside from the airing summer shows, I have been trying to allow some time to watch a few shows from the past. That’s not to say I dislike all the summer shows, but merely to say that I shouldn’t dedicate myself to the newer material all the time. Part of the fun of going back to the older eras of anime, is seeing how far anime has come since the years when it popularized in Japan. Not to mention the viewer can gain a better understanding of how shows have developed, from both mistakes and successes from older shows. Anyhow, here are the older shows I’ve been watching:

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Anime Afterlife Podcast: Summer 2011 Impressions

Anime Afterlife Podcast hosts, DavetheZombie, Vensito, Gabe, and Lerxst, are joined with blog writers, Richard, and Zekana, along with guest, Aeroblip, to discuss their impressions on the summer 2011 animes. As for the main show and Top 5, they’re well on their way to being edited soon. I should forewarn our audience that the audio quality in the Top 5 isn’t.. superb, but we did our best to fix it. Apologies to our In the meantime, here’s AAP and friends’ impressions on the summer 2011 animes.

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