Oreimo is best when the focus shifts away from Kirino and the creepy main storyline and toward the supporting characters. Thus, it’s unsurprising that this past week’s episode was among the best, I think, of the entire series run. It was also a piece of fanservice for me, getting to see two of my favorite… Read More Ayase v. Kuroneko: Two Ways to Love
It was quite a week for spiritual and religion tinged articles in the anime blogosphere, headlined by Alexander’s still on-going series entitled, Madoka > Jesus. Here are his posts thus far: Human vs God The True Sacrifice Benevolence Given Freely Madoka Succeeded, Jesus Failed Madoka is More Plausible Nick Calibey responded to Alexander’s post with… Read More Something More: Madoka v. Jesus, Kirino Acts Like a Christian, and Christ the Stampede
Though with some exceptions, one thing that Oreimo has done right from the very beginning is getting us to feel, “Hey, I’ve been there, too!” This week did that for me better than most as Saori’s back story was animated. Though there have been hints of this, of the friends in her circle, Saori is… Read More Oreimo Season 2, Episode 03: May the Circle Be Unbroken
After last week’s episode of Oreimo, where I continued to emphasize my disappointment with the show, I was advised that I should quit “torturing” myself – that I should drop it. But despite all my issues with the series, there’s one particular thing that keeps bringing me back – I really like most of the… Read More Oreimo, Season 2, Episode 02: Love Plus…Nothing
Each season, I jot down a little list of series I intend to check out. They’re usually in two categories: “Definitely” and “Maybe,” indicating how likely I am to watch these series from beginning to end. And although at one point I declared myself finished with the first season of OreImo (not to mention the… Read More Oreimo Season 2, Episode 01: Where Is Your Heart (and Pocketbook)?
I was dusting out blog drafts, and found this completed entry among them. I don’t know if I would’ve written it today…but nonetheless, here it is! Several years ago, while I was still in college and unmarried, a group of close guy friends and I had a conversation about “animated women.” My friend blogged about… Read More Belldandy, Nagisa, and What it Means to Be Pure
As I watched the 7th episode of OreImo (Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai) the other day, I felt a sort of uneasiness throughout. The episode was just as good as others so far. But…I just couldn’t get comfortable enough ti simply enjoy the show. I tried not to think too… Read More OreImo Episode 07 and “The Line”