All posts by Archaeon

Kami Nomi Zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows)

It’s funny how trends, tastes, and even perceptions can change over time. Less than a decade ago being called a geek, nerd or otaku was considered an insult, and while those terms have maintained their derogatory status to a degree (especially in Japan), the steady

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Kami Nomi Zo Shiru Sekai

[singlepic id=334 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=335 w=320 h=240 float=center] It’s funny how trends, tastes, and even perceptions can change over time. Less than a decade ago being called a geek, nerd or otaku was considered an insult, and while those terms have maintained their

On The Horizon

Over the last few years there have been several noteworthy games that have graced our PC’s, consoles, and mobile devices, and 2011 looks to be no exception when it comes quality gaming. That said, there will undoubtedly be some clunkers in amongst all the shiny

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On The Horizon – February 2011

Over the last few years there have been several noteworthy games that have graced our PC’s, consoles, and mobile devices, and 2011 looks to be no exception when it comes quality gaming. That said, there will undoubtedly be some clunkers in amongst all the shiny

Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu

These days we often misuse words in ways that sometimes don’t make sense. Take “epic” for example, and think about all of the occasions where the term has been applied as a colloquialism that simply means “I enjoyed it” , “it was very good”, or

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Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu

[singlepic id=326 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=327 w=320 h=240 float=center] These days we often misuse words in ways that sometimes don’t make sense. Take “epic” for example, and think about all of the occasions where the term has been applied as a colloquialism that simply

Shinryaku! Ika Musume

The problem with the anime industry is the continuous failure to capitalise on titles that are actually good, and instead redirect time and resources to producing shows that leave you as empty as a tectonic bowel movement. Every genre has suffered this iniquity, but while

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Shinryaku! Ika Musume

[singlepic id=322 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=254 w=320 h=240 float=center] The problem with the anime industry is the continuous failure to capitalise on titles that are actually good, and instead redirect time and resources to producing shows that leave you as empty as a tectonic

Katanagatari

Since 2006, light novel adaptations have gradually become a regular feature in anime as producers in the industry scrabble around in their attempts to find the biggest cash cow since the advent of Suzumiya Haruhi. The surprising thing is that the fallout from this has

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Katanagatari

[singlepic id=250 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=251 w=320 h=240 float=center] Since 2006, light novel adaptations have gradually become a regular feature in anime as producers in the industry scrabble around in their attempts to find the biggest cash cow since the advent of Suzumiya Haruhi.