Friday, September 20, 2013

Japanese Film Festival 2013: The Great Passage / 舟を編む

2013 is the 10th year the Japanese Film Festival has been held in Malaysia- partially sponsored for the 2nd time in a row, if I'm not mistaken, by Mitsubishi Corporation- I can't help but wonder if the reason for this is that Mitsubishi's top man here is currently president of JACTIM (Japanese Chamber of Trade and Industry Malaysia). Now, to turn the spotlight away from the former zaibatsu's charitable advertising and to yours truly, this year marks the 10th time I've attended the Film Festival- it's now a minor tradition for me to attend and collect the film program- which has me feeling rather old now. Oh well.

Monday, September 2, 2013

俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない(Oreimo): How to abandon a harem, amongst other things

I suppose it's about time I said something about "Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga nai!" (Oreimo) now that the show is finally over, and while the memory of it is still fresh. After two seasons and 31 episodes, it's finally over, and I'm feeling somewhat... underwhelmed.