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 anime and culture.

3. Inner workings, ideas and others behind the scenes at Anime Diet (animediet.net)

Comment: It’s upclose (perhaps too much for comfort), personal (I got good hygenes) and raw. It’s Ray unplugged.

This episode: Ray talks about the site’s plan with iPad (Wikipedia), which will not include any PMS related activities. He discusses shows of this season – he likes Durarara, he loves Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (God I hate spelling this one), he doesn’t like Dance in the Vampire Bund, he hates Seikon no Qwaser, and he gushes about Ladies vs Butlers.

Matt’s thoughts on Durarara 1 & 2

Anime Diet’s articles on Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Article’s on Dance in the Vampire Bund

Articles on Ladies vs Butlers

(No articles on Seikon no Qwaser – why the hell would any of us wants to cover that?)

4 thoughts on “Tsundere Banana 08 – iPad and Durarara and Fail Loli Show and Kawasumi Ayako Character”

  1. yeah, universities are all about churning out workers too – but surely there’s a greater degree of freedom in terms of what you study and (in america) how you can express yourself? i’m thinking more about the arts-humanities subjects than the ones that businesses like, of course (econs, polit science…)

    in any case, it’s completely antithetical to art. especially when the main aim is to “fill up your boards”.

  2. As a casual Anime fan I thought Dancing in the Vampire Bund was good. Like you said, I wasn’t “WOW” but it is an anime I will keep watching. I can’t understand your point of view on the realistic of this anime since I never been to japan nor do I know much of the culture to conclude this anime is not realistic.

    But if you know japan and the culture I guess you have the right to label this as not realistic possibility anime…

    1. @ Zenko – Heh. I guess I should explain. I felt that there is a line that episode one of Dancing in the Vampire Bund crossed when it tried to make fun of a typical Japanese cultural context, in this case, Japanese style talk shows with a game show element added. The cultural context here is manipulated and stretched beyond a degree of believability.
      In any event, anime don’t have to be realistic – that defeats the fun most of the time. But if a real life element is used, then I felt that it’s better it’s kept more realistic. :P Hope I made some sense. :P

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