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Weakest. Comeback. Ever.

22 December 2010


There are a few reasons why I’m returning to my visual culture blog “Atama Ga Warui.” I figure I should bore my trickling viewership with the details since it’s been a year and a half since I’ve bothered to even look at this place.

Fact of the matter is this: I gave up. On this blog. On other things & people. Without a single word to anyone. Not because I stopped being an anime otaku, but because I had to find my way again – in life, goals, and love. I’ve managed to hit 2 of 3, while the latter remains as uncertain as ever.

Only recently did I remember that I used to agonize over what to blog about in the hopes that someone would find my musings worth time to read, let alone share it with their comrades. Coming in contact with Seanver via Twitter, who has only been blogging for the span of a year, indirectly turned me on to the idea of anime blogging again. Not only meeting him, but his circle of comrades as well, also revitalized the passion of what it means to be involved, relevant, and engaged in the overarching otaku communal conversation. In addition to recently obtaining some desired reading material coupled with my admiration for Danny Choo‘s excellent adventure has also gradually cultivated the desire to simply share.

The irony of this comeback was that the moment I decided this, I began planning yet another strategy/purpose to tack onto this blog’s existing one.

And then, I just didn’t care anymore. About the strategy. The end goal. How to convert readers into commentators. Even how this blog might somehow earn me the right to be included among the otaku I’ve only recently encountered on Twitter. Nothing. I just wanted to share.

So, I’m simply starting. Again.

That is my mindset as I type this out completely off-the-cuff. Whether this blog takes off or falls flat on its face again, I really don’t give two shits. I’ll blog when I feel like sharing something. I’ll put it out there, and either people will click or not. That’s their right to choose. Far be it from me to set any expectations on a community that I currently have no voice in among people who don’t care about me at all.

I’ll end with this.

There’s a ton of anime review blogs out there. “Atama Ga Warui” never wanted to be like them. Yes, I may share my opinions, but I [still] have no intention of being “yet another anime review blog” just to blend with the popular crowd. Just like I do with voice acting, I’ll have my own “sound” to add to the noise.

I have my work cut out for me, making changes around here and adding content little by little. And maybe, just maybe, this time will be different. Stick around and see what happens if you like.

Review: Hatsukoi Limited

08 July 2009


I just watched the twelfth and final episode of Hatsukoi Limited. This is one of the few recent school life love anime that I have been truly satisfied with the ending. All the characters had their own struggles, idiosyncrasies, and doubts to overcome. Many of the characters were also connected in some way to each other. All of them came to terms with themselves and their first loves. The best aspect that I think made this such a wonderful experience for me was that there was no main protagonist, and the antagonist was within themselves. Taking these kinds of approaches to this series is what made it addictive, relatable, and fun to watch.
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Basquash! Amazing, yet subtle

06 July 2009

I am loving Basquash! a lot right now. It’s actually one of my top Spring anime that I’m legitimately following closely. Despite the obvious Nike advertising, similar to Code Geass’s less-than-subtle Pizza Hut advertising/sponsoring, Basquash does it in a way that doesn’t make you say “Oh it’s a walking Nike ad”. Personally, the integration doesn’t seem nearly as awkward as C.C. having a string of cheese connecting her mouth to the pizza.
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