Natsuiro no Sunadokei (first impression)

Diego dips his toes into the hitherto unexplored world of Japanese visual novels.

(Unexplored for him, that is.)

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Anime and the Classics: Pachelbel’s “Canon in D major”

Today the spotlight falls on Johann Pachelbel‘s Kanon und Gigue in D-Dur für drei Violinen und Basso Continuo, featured in the 2006 animated series Kanon.

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I’m currently on the second day of a week-long holiday from work – with pay, naturally – so I’m taking this opportunity to strike off a few long-overdue tasks from my ever-growing “to-do” list.

First order of business: tidy up the library.

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Saijou no Meii – Volume 1, Chapter 1 (review)

Today the spotlight falls on the new shounen manga series Saijou no Meii, created by Hashiguchi Takashi (Yakitate!! Japan) and Irie Kenzou.

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Toki o Kakeru Shoujo – Eiga Chirashi

To mark this weekend’s screening of Toki o Kakeru Shoujo – and also because I have no time to write a proper post – here’s a heaping helping of chirashi goodness. No commentary, just pictures.

Clickable front and back images of two flyers are featured here (you’ll find the rest after the jump).

Details of this weekend’s screening are available at the official website of the Japan Foundation (Manila).

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Lucky Star – Special Edition DVD Volume 2 (review)

Today the spotlight falls on the second volume of Kadokawa/Bandai’s special edition Region 1 Lucky Star DVD series.

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Tsumeawase – still on the charts after 100 weeks

Tip of the hat to Anime News Network for digging up this piece of information.

One hundred weeks after its original release, the Suzumiya Haruhi no Tsumeawase CD (above, with slipcase) entered the record books by staying on Japan’s weekly Oricon top 200 singles chart longer than any other seiyuu-performed single.

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