Anime of the Week: The Tatami Galaxy

From the twisted mind of Masaaki Yuasa (director of notable works like Kaiba and Kemonozume), comes The Tatami Galaxy, a 2010 spring anime. Oh yes, this show definitely deserves some recognition.

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Anime Afterlife Podcast: Top 5 Comedy Series

Anime Afterlife Podcast hosts, DavetheZombie, Vensito, King of Hearts, Gabe, and Lerxst, along with blog writer, Zekana, and guest, Zach, discuss their top 5 comedy series.

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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: Top 5 Improved Series

Anime Afterlife Podcast hosts, DavetheZombie, Vensito, King of Hearts, and Gabe, along with blog writers, Lerxst, and Zekana, and along with guests, Michael and aeroblip, discuss their top 5 improved series.

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Anime Afterlife Podcast Top 5 Deteriorated Series

Anime Afterlife Podcast hosts, DavetheZombie, Vensito, King of Hearts, and Gabe, along with blog writer, Lerxst, give their top 5 on top 5 deteriorated animes and mangas.

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Twist and Shout!

Plot twists are like fireworks. Fun to play with, but really dangerous in the wrong hands. With the right amount of thought pressed into a twist, something beautiful can be manifested. I love plot twists. But no doubt, are they one of the most difficult features to implement in a series, that can coherently work so well with a plot. They’re a dangerous little device that can make or break a series. They’re revealed in a short instance, yet can completely change the direction of a plot around.

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