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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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Really enjoying Carole & Tuesday so far on Netflix, with English dub. It’s a great show and I binged the first 8 episodes non-stop one night earlier in the work week. Had to look it up, and no shade on the actual VA, but since Carole in Carole & Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2019 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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I finally binged and finished Anohana in English v... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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So I finally finished watching the recent Simuldub... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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Pure fan theory speculation, but I would say that Asuka Soryu Langley of Neon Genesis Evangelion isn't just (half)German, she's an uptight PRUSSIAN. Like even other Germans would find her annoying. She's not nearly laid-back enough to be, say, Bavarian or a Rhinelander or even Swabian or a Saxon. Nope,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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Perfectly silly post but I'm in the middle of DARK season 2 on Netflix and loving it so far. It's even darker and creepier than season 1. It's a German Sci Fi adventure set in the near future with supernatural elements and a time-travel story. It's really unique and interesting.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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Just got back last night from the English dub screening of Sound! Euphonium The Movie - Our Promise: A Brand New Day It’s really good, y'all! It took me a little bit to get used to hearing Erica Mendez’s voice coming out of Kumiko Oumae but I warmed to it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
I created this blog back on VOX.com when that was a blogging platform out of Japan(?) and not a digital political zine. It was pretty cool because you could integrate Amazon.com product images into your posts, which was really handy for discussing anime on DVD back then. When Vox shut... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
I actually saw this movie twice. Once in Sub, later in Dub. It had been my intention to only watch the Sub version, via Fathom Events, at AMC 24, but the day of the Dub screening, the projectionist was late and the show started a full 20 minutes after the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Kilted Kraut Sugar Land Otaku Blog
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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