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Johnjronald
Sugar Land, Texas
Anime/manga geek who prefers dubs to subs.
Interests: Japanese anime & Manga. An American of distant Scottish decent, I majored in German language/culture and European history in college. I have a Master of Library Science and am (under)employed as a library paraprofessional.
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Per Wikipedia, Yami to Bōshi to Hon no Tabibito (ヤ... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! (Photo credit: Wikiped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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Robotech (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) First Officer Lisa Hayes Lynn Minmei Watching ROBOTECH on Netflix. I avoided watching this on TV when it first aired because although I loved Star Blazers and Battle of the Planets, by the time ROBOTECH rolled around, I felt like I was “getting to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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Bakemonogatari (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I finally sat down to watch and finish Bakemonogatari via Crunchyroll. It is visually stunning, but VERY talky, very Japanese, and I can totally understand why it was never dubbed. It delves deep into Japanese culture, mythology, history and pop culture. It is the story of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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I finally completed the rather lengthy series Deltora Quest (with Canadian English dub) via Crunchyroll. It was definitely a fun ride. It is aimed at children, so some of the violence is blunted and nerfed, but it is still an engaging story from start to finish. Deltora Quest is originally... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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I first encountered Strawberry Panic! in the Hastings Books & Records anime rental section in Denton, TX; I didn't realize it was a sub only show until I got home and tried to watch it. I returned it unfinished well before its actual due date. Fast forward to 2016, it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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So I'm currently making my way through a few notable shows on Hoopla Digital, having finally exhausted all of the anime I care to see in the official "anime" category on Hoopla for both movies & TV shows. True, I haven't watched all of Astro Boy or Princess Knight, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
Testing testing 1..2…3? Is this thing still on? Short post; Just testing the “post by email feature here”, mainly. Last night’s anime screening (6/7/16) caught me off guard; I was assuming it was Season 2 of Medaka Box, but no, it was Season 1, in honor of the Blu-Ray release... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
Brief apology for the lack of blog content of late; I must be a little too A.D.D. to commit to essay-length anime reviews on a regular basis and it's so much easier to throw up some pretty pictures on Tumblr, write a single paragraph gushing how much I like this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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All in all, I had a pretty good time at Anime Matsuri X (ten) this 2016 season. I finally got to meet voice actors Vic Mignongna and Chuck Huber, well known for their anime work of course but who have also collaborated on a passion project of Vic's called Star... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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In anticipation of the release of Psycho-Pass: The Movie, which is screening in my area later this month, I did a marathon watch of Season 2 of Psycho-Pass last Friday as of this writing in order to be fully caught up on the story. I had to that point only... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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I finally finished Emma: A Victorian Romance, Season 2, after a binge watch session last night on Hoopla Digital. The last couple of episodes presented a stereotypically Japanese solution to the story, but it works, and the emotional payoff (see photo above) is worth it. The times they are a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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Oh gawd this is so true (with apologies to Sarah for slightly tweaking her original artwork to make it fit the theme of this blog, i.e. anime) Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
Otaku USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One depressing reality about both Academic and Public Libraries is that while they are amenable to public suggestions on potential new titles to purchase, the only suggestions actively considered by collection development committees tend to be restricted to monographs, i.e. printed books. Other media, from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
Otaku USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One depressing reality about both Academic and Public Libraries is that while they are amenable to public suggestions on potential new titles to purchase, the only suggestions actively considered by collection development committees tend to be restricted to monographs, i.e. printed books. Other media, from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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In case you were curious from the previous post below, yes, I did finish Slayers: Excellent and yes, I enjoyed it very much, too. The best part(s) were in the extras, the actual interviews with voice actresses Cynthia Martinez (young Lina) and Kelly Manison (Naga). The unique thing about Slayers:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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I recently attended a screening of Hanayamata (ハナヤ... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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During the early Anime boom (bubble) after the year 2000, it seemed that libraries were collecting anime on DVD at an impressive rate. I watched most of Last Exile from DVDs checked out from Houston Public Library (they have since been withdrawn from the collection). But this trend has (unfortunately)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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Been on a bit of a SLAYERS binge lately, having recently concluded Slayers: Evolution-R and also ordering and watching the 5 prequel Slayers movies originally dubbed and distributed by ADV Films. Last night I finished the 3-OVA disc Slayers: The Book of Spells. I have only one more disc, Slayers:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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Been on a bit of a SLAYERS binge lately, having recently concluded Slayers: Evolution-R and also ordering and watching the 5 prequel Slayers movies originally dubbed and distributed by ADV Films. Last night I finished the 3-OVA disc Slayers: The Book of Spells. I have only one more disc, Slayers:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
English: Example canon/common law relationship cha... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
I’m currently making my way through Slayers: Evolution-R, which is basically is the second half of the story started in Slayers: Revolution. I like the updated, higher quality animation found in the show, and I’m impressed they got most of the original cast back to dub at NYAV Post. I’m... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Photo credit: Wikipedia) So I devoted Saturday night to watching in full the Blu-Ray edition (from Bandai Entertainment) of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. I paid a hefty sum to acquire this Blu-Ray, and I'm happy to report it did NOT disappoint. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
Antique Bakery (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I managed to finish the short 12 episode series Antique Bakery, which is the story of four men; the owner, the patissier, his apprentice, and the owner's lifelong bodyguard/butler. The owner, Mr. Tachibana, is a scion of a wealthy Japanese family who grows bored of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
Cover via Amazon So I think that I’ve reached a new level of Anime Otaku insofar as I hunted down on Amazon.com the specs for the Bandai Blu-Ray release of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence which includes the elusive English dub (with the original TV series cast), which came... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog