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Archive for January 13th, 2012

Quick, pop quiz time! What do you get when you cross a masturbatory self-insert fantasy with supernatural elements, and throw in a Mary Sue-type character whose only flaw is she doesn’t know how to be a decent human being? That’s right, Twilight! Also, the latest Shoujo adaptation in Shounen clothing: Inu x Boku SS! How this fell under the latter category when the main character is an aloof, otherwise perfect teenage girl who has a handsome bishounen guardian (who sparkles!) at her beck and call, I will never know. What’s sad is judging from the first episode, I can begrudgingly admit that it has several key elements to pulling it off without being unbearably fanservice-y or preachy in the process. (more…)

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