The “Americanisation” of Cardcaptor Sakura

May 28, 2011

Picture by artist Moonknives, who does the most gorgeous Sakura art.

Taking a course on Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture this past semester, I was fortunate to find myself in the company of many other like-minded people who shared my passion for Japanese Animation and the preservation of its originality. For our class research paper, we decided to do it on the Americanisation of Anime, using the series that I and my group mates adore, Cardcaptor Sakura, as a case study. Since term is now over, and after consulting with them, it is my pleasure to bring you our paper in it’s unadulterated form.

Do note that this is somewhat different from the other articles that you have read on this blog due to the nature of it being an academic paper. Not to mention, do be prepared for a ton of text as I don’t think I’ll be putting any pictures in this article beyond this point. However, if you are a fan of Cardcaptor Sakura or Anime and just want to know what went on/goes on behind the scenes, I do believe it’s worth a read. Do also note that the paper will be in standard British English.

The paper is written by myself, Jovi, Wei Lun and Anmari.

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OH YEAH.

May 27, 2011

….and, I suppose they wanted to release the BD-Box Set today, May 28th, as it’s also Konata’s birthday! (thanks Matt for reminding me!)


Actar’s Reviews 200 – Soul of Chogokin SPEC Evangelion Unit 01 ‘Synchro Rate of 400%’

May 27, 2011

It has been years in the making… but finally, for the 200th episode, I’m reviewing the Yahoo! Japan Store Limited Soul of Chogokin SPEC Evangelion Unit 01 ‘Synchro Rate of 400%’ Figure.

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Actar’s Reviews 199 – Figma Senjogahara Hitagi

May 22, 2011

The first in the Bakemonogatari Figma line hits a home run with this splendid 3D rendition of the series main heroine Senjogahara Hitagi.

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Actar’s Reviews 198 – Nanoha iPhone 4 Case

May 19, 2011

Do enjoy this quick review of more quirky Nanoha merchandise while I work on some epic upcoming stuff. (^.^)


Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA The MOVIE 1st Movie Thoughts

May 10, 2011

After putting it off for quite some time, I have managed to quickly pen down some of my thoughts on the movie, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st.

Update: Pictures added.

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Start of Summer Vacation Acquisitions!!!

May 1, 2011

– Digivolving Growlmon/WarGrowlmon Japanese Version
– Tamashii Web Exclusive S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Joker
– Wave’s Beach Queens Misaka Mikoto
– Tamashii Web Exclusive S.H.Figuarts Cure Rouge and Mint + Special Stand Set

Complete Set of Heartcatch! Precure Role-play Toys including:
– Kokoro Perfume + Carry Case
– Shiny Perfume
– Kokoro Pot
– Flower Tact
– Shiny Tambourine
– Heartcatch Mirage

– Cure Doll Cure Black
– Cure Doll Cure White
– Cure Doll Cure Melody
– Cure Doll Cure Rhythm

– Cure Doll Cure Blossom
– Cure Doll Cure Marine
– Cure Doll Cure Sunshine
– Cure Doll Cure Moonlight
– S.H.Figuarts Cure Blossom
– S.H.Figuarts Cure Marine
– S.H.Figuarts Cure Dream
– S.H.Figuarts Cure Lemonade
– Cure Module

– Kamen Rider W DX Double Dirver
– Kamen Rider W Fang Memory (First Release Ver + Special Joker Memory)

– Azone’s 1/6 Scale Fate Testarossa Doll
– Kamen Rider 555 Deforide Kamen Rider Faiz
– S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider W CycloneJoker
– AmiAmi Nymph
– Figure-Oh Magazine Exclusive DX T2 Joker Memory
– Kamen Rider W DX Prisim Bicker
– Kamen Rider W Trigger Magnum
– Kamen Rider W Skull Magnum

– Ichigo Mashimaro Anime Guide Book

OMG! Time sure flies. Within a blink of an eye, it has already been almost a month since I’ve posted something on this blog! Anyways, the reason that I’ve been away for so long is because of my finals, which just ended this past week (as stated on my Youtube Channel). Now that it is three months of freedom, it’s time to crank up the dial to 11 and get some posts, reviews and Anime watching done!!! First off, let’s start off with the stuff that I’ve acquired over these past two months. Basically, these things are the stuff that I’ve refrained from opening till summer break and now’s the time to indulge!!!

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