UPDATE (20 May 2014): Check out what spadeshiro has to say! UPDATE 2 (22 May 2014): Check out what our Filipino friends have to say on this! IMPORTANT NOTICE (21 May 2014): I’ve been made aware that a certain jackass has poorly translated (RIP Google Translate) an excerpt of this post and has spread it around […]Read More Indonesian Fans’ Love for Hatsune Miku: Like a Bootleg
I’ll admit, the title of the anime intrigued me a bit. While I wasn’t expecting anything related to Clockwork Orange, I also wasn’t expecting lazy storytelling in a sci-fi anime that actually has great potential. Note that this isn’t a review; rather thoughts after watching eight episodes.Read More Clockwork Planet: Lacklustre Storytelling makes Bad Sci-fi
A disease (or rather, trend) that most modern day romance (and romance-comedy) anime have these days is that they avoid the “darker” issues of infatuation. To them, infatuation is like that first crush in high school: bright, mellow, sometimes bittersweet. The male and female protagonist will end up together, their love made clear by their […]Read More Kuzu no Honkai: A somber visit to love’s graveyard
Only good news has been heard about the movie Kimi no na wa. For example, it has passed the 20 billion yen mark. It’s being considered for an Oscar nomination, which is amazing since Americans have really shit taste in what they watch (at least Spotlight was great). RADWIMPS is even getting in on the glory, with their […]Read More No, Shinkai is NOT the new Miyazaki
I already watched the shitty DVD-rip quality a week before, but I decided to hold my review until the premiere in Singapore, which was today. The student discount also made it possible for me to watch it without straining my wallet too much. Mind you, Singapore’s capitalism makes everything expensive, including drinks. Ahem, anyway… Kimi no […]Read More Kimi no na wa.: Shinkai’s best work to date
Hey, how’s it going there? My last post was in… holy shit, it was back in June. Anyway, before I get to reviewing New Game, I think I owe you readers an explanation for my very long absence from the anime world in general. If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you might know already. But […]Read More New Game: So Much Potential Squandered
It seems that there’s a bunch of energetic cosplayers and/or weebs in Bali. This is me judging solely from the increasing amount of maid cafes that have suddenly sprouted up, usually in partnerships with local, small Japanese-style restaurants in Denpasar. The most recent café features ten lovely and cute maids ready to serve their masters […]Read More Cute Maids and Good Food at Akiha Bali Maid Cafe
How being a weeb actually helped me in real life.Read More Channel the Weeb Power for Good!