Dance in the Vampire Bund 5 – the Portrait of Mina

This is an episode filled with tension, drama and intrigue…is what I’d like to say. Truth is, for a high profile show, everything in this story seems underwhelming. Why doesn’t it grab me like it should? I’ve gotten over the misfired mockery in episode one and I’ve been enjoying Mina as a character – she’s … Continue reading Dance in the Vampire Bund 5 – the Portrait of Mina

Dance in the Vampire Bund 3 – Criminal

I’m not saying it’s so pleasurable to watch that it’s almost criminal; I’m rather saying that the fact I see a loli on screen practically naked during the OP eye-catcther can be constituted as criminal in some countries around the world. My thought? What’s a little kid doing on screen? But she ain’t a little … Continue reading Dance in the Vampire Bund 3 – Criminal

Dance in the Vampire Bund 1 – Misfired Mockery.

OK, this was what I expected: But this is what I got instead: Needless to say, I was not happy with what I got. I know it’s the only the first episode and Shinbo directs it, but the apparent over-mockery didn’t escape my eyes. What the first episode served was to make a snide social … Continue reading Dance in the Vampire Bund 1 – Misfired Mockery.

Shaft? You’re damned Right Loli Vampire!

From Sankaku Complex – Dance in the Vampire Bund to be Shaft Loli Bondage Anime …Gothic Lolita loli vampire manga…full of flat loli vampire action in highly dubious situations… Ray’s Take: Shaft? You’re damned right! You see, Studio Shaft is a bad loli-fuc…Shut your mouth! But I’m only talking about animating loli vampires! And We … Continue reading Shaft? You’re damned Right Loli Vampire!

First they came for the lolis

The whole principle is wrong; it’s like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can’t eat steak. – Robert Heinlein (commonly attributed to Mark Twain) Fans raged on twitter and IRC channels today as FUNimation announced that Dance in the Vampire Bund DVDs would be released censored. Ordinarily, broadcast versions of … Continue reading First they came for the lolis

Tsundere Banana 08 – iPad and Durarara and Fail Loli Show and Kawasumi Ayako Character

What it is: a podcast/audio column Length: around 10 minutes. Less than 10:30. (YES! I hit 10:00 mark and didn’t go over this time!) Host: Ray from Taipei. Frequency: Mondays at 10 PM What it’s about – 1. looking into my so-called Otaku life. 2. Thoughts and opinions on my observations for many things, mostly … Continue reading Tsundere Banana 08 – iPad and Durarara and Fail Loli Show and Kawasumi Ayako Character

A Rambling Conversation about the Winter 2010 Season

Or, what happens when Ray (rayyhum777) and Mike (sarethiii) start talking. An (relatively) unedited transcript–it’s us, in the raw! And this is all the winter preview you people are gonna get! For reference, see Chartfag’s table of the upcoming season as well as the link referenced below. rayyhum777: http://brianandrew.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/winter-2010-anime-season-preview/ rayyhum777: check out Seikon no Quasar … Continue reading A Rambling Conversation about the Winter 2010 Season