Tag Archives: asides

An excuse to bring up Dennou Coil

Relevant documentation indeed. Although, ANN must have made a translation error. If Dennou Coil was based on a novel, that would be both surprising and awesome. I mean, if this were true, this would have been common knowledge. If you believe Wikipedia, then that novel series began one month before the anime first aired. And […]

Apsalus project goes COTS

Was taking a stroll down 08th lane and spotted the above. The first time I watched 08th MS Team was some years ago so if I did notice it at the time, I must have forgot about it. The process for choosing these terms must have been a riot. Rather than try to project into […]

[Meh-ta] My brain is not a pipe (but it’s okay if yours is)

In a small triumph for the community, the vague term that is “mental bandwidth” has been appropriated for the cause, at least according to Google.  I suppose that this is nothing new, in that jargon and genres go hand in hand, but this is a success of dubious merit, the term having long been abused […]

[Meh-ta] Stunning revelations

An intermission while I get off the music train.

Who is thyme?

(Link dump ensues) This isn’t the same question as “Who is THYME?” (English) Wikipedia seems to have a decent idea of the band, but nary a word on the group’s lead vocalist. This isn’t unusual, and indeed isn’t even a big deal, but then again most other artists don’t use a lower-cased English word for […]

Define award winning

The story behind Takane no Jitensha was, apparently, the best submission of the 2007 Animax Awards. Watching the roughly 24 minute one-shot, it felt like A-1 was merely honouring an obligation. On the other hand, “best” could mean “whatever can be done quickest and cheapest.” Given that they play into each other, it’s probably a […]

Taking off on a key change

Natsu no Sora‘s full OP has one kicker of an outro. I’m such a sucker for strong harmonic progression.

The one that gets you

Watching the Batanime (or Batmanime), I came across technobabble, and it feels out of place. It’s kind of weird to think that heaps of jargon wouldn’t belong in a story about a character who relies heavily on gadgets, but in the Batman world, gadgets are used for getting stuff done, as opposed to being used […]

Barriers to escape (velocity)

Inset image from [1]. Not from Planetes, but it could have been. The larger, two-page version was probably derived from everything that the ESA was tracking on radar. Here’s the description: Instead of floating inside an orb, these flakes, some of the solar system’s newest ornaments, dance around it. The dusting comprises active satellites and […]

It would be touching if fans hoarded 5 cm/s

But it’s so not happening. I’m not one to note events related to commercial releases, but when it’s uncertainty related to 5 Centimeters Per Second, I’ll make an exception. If you’ve been thinking about giving one of those poor R1’s a better home (alongside its older siblings, perhaps?) than a warehouse, store shelf, or bargain […]