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Spring 2012 Anime Review: Lupin the Third, Fujiko Mine

Posted June 1st, 2012 by Enrico in Japanese Culture No Comments »

This is the fourth and last post in our four-part mini-series about anime airing this season in Japan. Check out last week's post about Kids on the Slope. Lupin III is a name that I think many old-time anime fans will ...

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 ...

Language Partners! They Work!

Posted June 24th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

Language partners are a great way to keep yourself motivated as well as keeping yourself on the right track. For those that have studied Japanese for more than a year, I recommend finding a study partner or a study group that ...

Review Kanji The Fun Way! – With Japanese Music

Posted June 3rd, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

Kanji; considered to be one of the most difficult aspects of learning the Japanese language. But studying Kanji does not have to be boring. For me, the more fun you make your studies, the more you will commit it to memory. A ...

「あくまでも妹です!」or “The little bits that go missing in translation”

Posted October 19th, 2010 by Enrico in Learning Japanese No Comments »

I've been catching new shows in the Fall 2010 anime season and have actually found a few series that are at least moderately interesting. I will probably be writing about them for my blog soon. One of those is "The ...