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12 Days, 12 Moments 2010: Nino’s Dress, Swaying in the Wind

Arakawa Under the Bridge, SHAFT’s quirky, surreal comedy series, is not a very serious show at the end of the day. Yet little moments such as the one here give the series a magical whiff of beauty and sentimentality.

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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 commentary about Japanese talk shows with a game-like format and obviously staged events and guests pretending to give a shit or that they are actually as surprised as everyone. All these people serve as icons on TV that fit a certain stereotypes to please the audience mindlessly following everything going on without giving any thoughts or reflections. I got one thing to say:

It IS the internet age now.

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Mike’s treasure cove full of his goodies…

NO, girls, not that kind of goodies. I’m talking about his old reviews, which were some of the best non-fiction pieces he had written. Click on a pic below:

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