The Best Anime Openings of 2012

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This post got way too many videos.

With the “12 Days of Christmas” posts finished, let us get started with the 2012 year-end lists! To kick it off, I will show you some of my favorite anime openings from this year! Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2012 #01 – The Ending of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Has Left Me in Despair!

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Even so, the circus will come for you…

I will not spoil the ending of the Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei manga. If you are interested in spoilers, you can check out THIS thread or the following hilarious threads from when the final chapter was released: 1, 2, 3. Even better, try finding the final chapters online (I suggest starting from chapter 280 (not every chapter is translated anyway)).

I just want to say that Kouji Kumeta is a bloody genius. Continue reading

Aniblog Tourney 2012 – Round 1 – vs. Clan Rain (Now With 100% More Singing)

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It is time for my first match in the Aniblog Tourney 2012, a tourney which I am sure you have heard about by now. If not, just check out this post!

When it comes to this tourney, a lot of people humbly proclaim that they do not have any chance of winning or that they are not interested in it at all. While I can understand this way of thinking, it does not mean I fully agree with it. Even if you believe you will not win, you should still do your best! Fight for it! Ganbatte! In other words, this means I will fight till the bitter end. Will I have fun while doing so? Dang fun if you ask me. I am sure everyone who participates in the tourney also enjoys it. Some might just not want to come off as too serious, as they believe they lose respect or something like that. Do not ask me, ask them! Continue reading

Aniblog Tourney 2012 Is Live! (And the Marvelous Misadventures of Marow)

That banner was so huge that my blog made it super small, so here, have a man and his pink fish instead.

This is more of a reminder to those of you who have forgotten, or even more importantly, to those of you who have not heard of this before! The Aniblog Tourney 2012 has now started and you can find the official website (or blog, if you want to be correct) HERE. Go and vote as if your life depended on it! And if you wonder what this is about, but are too lazy to check out the website, here is a quick summary:

The Aniblog Tourney is a tournament in which anime blogs battle every day to claim their rightful places, all wanting to the very best like no one ever was. The reason for this is so we do not have to travel across the Internet, searching far and wide after new blogs to read. Because as we all know: we gotta read ‘em all!

Click “Continue Reading” if you want to read silly re-done lyrics of the third Pokémon opening and about my Marvelous Misadventures™. Continue reading

The Purpose of Openings

Because I could not find any fitting picture.

If you are new to anime, one of the first things you will notice is the fancy openings with actual singers and not only a short piece of music together with the series logo (or a longer opening showcasing the characters and setting) like here in the West. But are these kinds of openings needed or should they be removed in favour of extra screen time? Warning! Includes many videos! Continue reading