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Archive for May, 2012

Spring 2012 Anime Review: Kids on the Slope (坂道のアポロン)

Posted May 25th, 2012 by Enrico in Japanese Culture 2 Comments »

This is the third post in our mini-series about the anime series currently being broadcast in Japan Last week, I wrote about the incredibly odd high school love story, Mysterious Girlfriend X. If you were hoping for something with a bit ...

Spring 2012 Anime Review: Mysterious Girlfriend X (謎の彼女X)

Posted May 20th, 2012 by Enrico in Japanese Culture 1 Comment »

This is the second post in our mini-series about the anime series currently being broadcast in Japan. Last week I wrote about Hyouka, a slice-of-life mystery series from the same studio that worked on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Staying with ...

Spring 2012 Anime Review: Hyouka (氷菓)

Posted May 11th, 2012 by Enrico in Japanese Culture 12 Comments »

Spring 2012 has been, in my humble opinion, an excellent season for anime. It wasn't too long ago that I'd lost faith as an anime fan because the quality of the shows being broadcast just wasn't as great as it ...

From The Trenches: More Than One Month into Heisig

Posted May 4th, 2012 by Enrico in Learning Japanese No Comments »

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a review of Remembering the Kanji: Volume 1 by Dr. James Heisig. At that time, I had gotten only a bit over 200 characters into the book. Now, I've reached almost 700 characters, ...