Tag: Spring 2010

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Final Fantasy Fashion X-2: IN or AUF?

Fashion in video games often falls into three categories: Bad Ass, Slutty, or Crazy. There is no in-between. But can they be practical too? Here, I quiz Ceir, our resident and self-dubbed “Fashion Fag,” about one of the more notorious videogames with a plethora of costumes, Final Fantasy X-2. This conversation took place in IM but was edited and had picture-ey goodness inserted for your viewing pleasure.
paranoia: So Ceir,
FFX-2

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5 Gay Anime This Season: Saraiya Goyou

The final show to get the spotlight in this series is Saraiya Goyou.  The House of Five Leaves kidnaps heirs to corrupt houses in exchange for ransom as a sort of noble cause.  Or so the wilting samurai Masa is led to believe so by the charismatic Ichi. In truth, the robbers are just a bunch of thieves constantly turning to their criminal roots because there is little else they can do.  Except Ichi seems to have no use for money, frivolously spending it on the women in the brothel that he resides.  Ichi seems to have taken a liking to the idealistic Masa, and with each new mission, Masa tries to break past his cavalier attitude and understand the man who rarely speaks about himself.

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5 Gay Anime This Season: Uraboku

Uraboku is the fourth anime on my list of gay anime this season.  It is also the only BL/yaoi show on the list.  Orphaned Yuki can hear the thoughts and feel the emotions of the people he touches.  This power has always been too much for him to handle, causing great trouble in many of his peer relationships.  Soon after re-uniting with his older brother, his very presence becomes a danger to the people around him that he cares about, and Yuki decides to move to Tokyo with his new, magical family and a tortured man who pledges to stay by his side always,.  Can Yuki trust his new brother? And why are so many demons after him?

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5 Gay Anime This Season: Angel Beats

Next up in this series is Angel Beats; a show in which characters fight, post-mortem–in a high school, slice of life setting–the injustice of their death, rebelling against God, led by an obstinate girl with a traumatic past.  That’s what is said anyways. Our blank slate of a filter character is Otonashi.  He has no memories (supposedly having died a violent death), and is dropped into this ‘afterlife’ where no one can die, yet fight for some abstract sense of an existence they were cheated.  But are they really dead? What is the nature of Otonashi’s memories? Who is the girl called “Tenshi”?  How did she get there? We’re supposed to figure this out.

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5 Gay Anime This Season: Ookiku Furikabutte: ~Natsu no Taikai~

This second installment of “Five Gay Anime this Season” is about another second–the second season of Ookiku Furikabutte.  Big Windup! (I didn’t want to mix Japanese and English) follows the boys of Nishiura’s baseball club as they proceed through the High School Invitational Tournament.  With the team winning games to the surprise of their competitors, the boys further learn about/from each other and continue to solidify their bonds.

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5 Gay Anime This Season: Rainbow

Every Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, Japan releases a slate full of new shows.  With the current industry in a phase of do-nothing lameness heralded by K-On (look it up if you dare), creativity and quality have been hard to come by for the past year.  What that has trickled down to is the utter dominance of anime starring dumb girls sparkling over each other.  In short:  there has been a lack of fabulosity.  It’s been a year now, but things seem to be picking up again in both the homoerotic department and overall quality.  Coincidence? Anyways, the next articles will cover five different shows of varying quality that bring the gay.  First up is Rainbow.