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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop [Novel Review]

Apart from the Gundam Wing TV series in terms of side stories: with Blind Target, Ground Zero, and Battlefield of Pacifists—and The Last Outpost that features a lone soldier not directly related More »

Character of the Month: Trowa Barton

This is something I’ve wanted to do for the longest time since starting the blog. Though due to my severe writer’s block, why not try it now? Every month, I feature a More »

Future Diary [Review]

A CEN.TAKU.ME review of Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) is a little overdue. It was a series watched as part of our anime club’s weekly viewing sessions earlier in the year. We had More »

Anime Lineup for Spring 2013

Tons of anime TV series and movies on this year’s lineup for the Spring. I am curious if this year will be similar to 2011 with shows such as Tiger & Bunny More »

The Winter 2012/2013 Anime Lineup

A month late to talk about the latest season of anime series, but it’s given me time to watch at least an episode or two of one anime from the lineup to More »

 

Vocaloid Song of the Month: イカサマライフゲム (Ikasama Life Game) feat. GUMI

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The next Vocaloid Song of the Month is different from the last one about love throughout one’s childhood. Instead, let’s imagine this song as a candidate for a new anime series involving notes and diaries with serious consequences.

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop [Novel Review]

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Apart from the Gundam Wing TV series in terms of side stories: with Blind Target, Ground Zero, and Battlefield of Pacifists—and The Last Outpost that features a lone soldier not directly related to the five Gundam pilots—you didn’t miss anything… Before 2010. How would you react if I told you that Gundam Wing is back? As in officially? Cannon? And that it takes place after Endless Waltz? The only catch is that it has yet to be adapted into an anime or manga format.

Character of the Month: Trowa Barton

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This is something I’ve wanted to do for the longest time since starting the blog. Though due to my severe writer’s block, why not try it now? Every month, I feature a beloved character of mine (or of another), and in at least 140 words or less, explain why the character is the best! To kick things off, let’s talk a little about Trowa Barton from Gundam Wing.

Vocaloid Song of the Month: オサナナブルー (Childhood Blues) feat. GUMI

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As someone who is new to the Vocaloid fandom, I would like to share my findings with those who are also new to Vocaloid, or possibly those who are not up to date with the latest releases. For the first VSotM, here is an original song featuring GUMI by composer Last Note entitled オサナナブルー (Childhood Blues).

“It’s Suicide Circle,” He Said…

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I’ve been wanting to write about this for a long time. Since the majority of my posts focused on the bad and the ugly side of the fandom nearly two years ago, I wanted to wait a while until I did so I could get back to healthier topics. This is not about the anime fandom as a whole… maybe. It’s the fact that a tiny title name change upsets people when a franchise has two or more official titles.

Anime Blast Chattanooga 2012: Community Recap

"Had a Blast at Anime Blast Chattanooga!"

The second annual Anime Blast Chattanooga was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center last November in the heart of the Scenic City. It was another year looked upon after the con’s successful first year in 2011 with an estimated 450 attendees. 2012 was an improvement that it would be required for one to head home from the con by saying that “I had a Blast!”

Future Diary [Review]

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A CEN.TAKU.ME review of Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) is a little overdue. It was a series watched as part of our anime club’s weekly viewing sessions earlier in the year. We had to watch it at some point, because it’s also a series highly recommended as a manga read. And, if you’re wanting more of a series that’s like Death Note, but with more depth, this let’s take a look why you should check it out at all.

Mai Kuraki’s “Stepping Out”

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The next and long awaited edition of Ni-Ongaku Spotlight features Mai Kuraki (倉木麻衣). This a refresher for me after discovering her album again after 7 years at MTAC Omega, and getting lost in the Hallyu. Returning for a bit to my J-Pop roots, I’ll talk about what makes her different from a similar artist in her genre.

Anime Lineup for Spring 2013

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Tons of anime TV series and movies on this year’s lineup for the Spring. I am curious if this year will be similar to 2011 with shows such as Tiger & Bunny and Blue Exorcist due to these shows that caught my interest.

CEN.TAKU.ME: Now Publishing Three Times a Week [Updates]

Beginning this week, CEN.TAKU.ME will be put on a fixed posting schedule. This is to ensure that content will be provided at all times, even during times of writer’s block… Hopefully. The blog will be updated every Wednesday through Friday, until further notice. Nothing will be published outside of those dates, unless it’s important.