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Grant Goodmorrow

September 25, 2005 / distich

Many of you may not realize it, but 40 years ago on September 25th, a Beatles cartoon was aired on ABC. In celebration of this momentous event that changed the face of anime today, I give you a picture from Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu that shows the level of respect this legendary band has earned all over the world.

Strawberry Filds

That was a bit... underwhelming.

Speaking of underwhelming, I was watching Pani Poni Dash the other day which is filled with all sorts of weird randomness. I could spend all day talking about the various curiosities in the first episode alone, but the following picture is the sum of all fears.

(-.-) y - ^^^^

A constant reminder of the degeneration of our society into keyboard symbols representing various emotional states. It comes as no surprise that we shirk face-to-face contact amongst our peers in lieu of a colder form of communication.

Before I start incoherently rambling, peek at some RPG Cliches to prepare yourself for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and run, don't walk, to the Pic of the Week, which probably has nothing to do with Beatlemania...

September 18, 2005 / bedizen

Some may accuse me of watching too much Shuffle! lately, and my only rebuttal are two pictures from the show. The first is further evidence of the "bad conditions" that animators live under; denying a simple wish for a snack can only spell trouble for companies everywhere. The second pic, "Kaffee klatsch", underscores the additional need for some R&R amongst the hard working animators - everyone needs a break once in a while to have some social coffee and converse in informal German.

While these two details have straightforward interpretations, the word "kapusaisinn" is still a bit puzzling to me. Is there a sudden need for spicy foods in the Japanese diet? Do Japanese people like to put hot sauce in their coffee? Are they saying that Primula is "Spicy Hot"? It's a mystery...

Fudge!!  Kaffee klatsch | kapusaisinn  hello ANIME!

Speaking of mysteries, I received the third picture the other day as part of a PR kit for a new DVD out in America called "Hello Anime!". It seems curious enough, so go peek at their official website. I'm not sure why they sent me this email, but it's probably because my reputation precedes me. The email they sent started off with "Hi The Spatula"...

To counter the recent rash of mysteries, I give you the unmysterious Pic of the Week.

September 11, 2005 / vizsla

It's hard to read, but the first pic from Shuffle! says "Animators have been living in bad conditions." Normally, I wouldn't notice such a trivial sentence, but the red underline shouted out to me and opened my eyes to the possiblity that maybe, just maybe, this might be a genuine plea for help.

Animators have been living in bad conditions.  111-1405  FANTASYLAND and FANTSDYLAND

My other theory is that someone was kidnapped by an animator working on the series and is locked up in the studio somewhere. Fortunately, the victim mananged to send out a cryptic message to astute viewers for help.

The other two pics from Honey & Clover (middle) and Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu are begging to be called. Of course, I would never spend any of my own money making random calls, so I'll just use one of my friends' moblie phones, the ones who don't read my website - pretty much all of them...

I need to make a "quick, local call" so peruse the latest tide breakers, spatula, and the jaunty Pic of the Week.

September 4, 2005 / teasel

At first, I thought that Suzuka was a simple romance about a female high jumper, but, like most anime, there are subtle clues that detail the evolution of thought in society. For instance, we can witness the struggle of Japanese animators with English words from episode to episode.


Xylem is a difficult word to spell so that comes as no surprise. Their next attempt to spell Hugoesque is a noble effort, but a bit off. They come closer with fantasyland, but their victory is marred by the misspelling in the same frame. Finally, we can see the fruit of their efforts with the word tipst - I have to admit that I never use this word.

English... why must it be so hard?

On June 1, 2004, I mentioned that I would get a giant figure of Raquel - I finally bought it. To get an idea of how large she is, I placed Gunbuster and a can of Crystal Pepsi next to her. I knew she was big, but I didn't realize she was bigger than one of the biggest robots in anime. I originally wanted to put her on the shelf next to my desk, but she's way too tall for that.

Gunbuster, Crystal Pepsi, and Raquel


While I find a way to incorporate tipst into normal conversation and think about where to put the giant figure of Raquel (it's not a doll), I'm sure you'll have a better time checking out the spatula, which was kindly pointed out by Yan, and the Pic of the Week, donated by Beppy-kun.

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