The Armchair Madcap

Anime and Manga — Reviews and Previews

Tying Up Loose Ends: Why We’re Not Quite Done With Fall 2012

Well, it’s the beginning of November! That means I’m ankle-deep in fast and furious novel writing courtesy of NaNoWriMo, which always cuts into my anime time. But that’s why we’ve … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

End of the Month Manga Merrymaking: Brought to You by the Letter “D”

I’m falling a bit behind on my manga reading again, mostly because I’ve had three unread volumes of Dawn of the Arcana sitting on my shelf judging me when I … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Season Preview Fall 2012 Part 3: In Which the Anime Titles Get Really, Really Long

And so we come to Part 3. The end, the finale, the piece de resistance! Also, the part with incest in it, so there’s that. We’re rounding out Fall 2012 … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Season Preview Fall 2012 Part 2: Revenge of the Sci Fi (And a Little Fantasy)

Ah, Part 2 – that lovely middle ground between beginning and end that usually signals the point where I start going crazy from all the anime. Luckily, there’s a good … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Season Preview Fall 2012 Part 1: New Challengers Approach!

That’s right, Madcaps! It’s another new season in the anime world, and that means it’s time for one of my season previews. In other words, I watch the first episodes … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

Once More With Feeling: “Fullmetal Alchemist” Tries Again with “Sacred Star of Milos”

Welcome back, Madcaps, and thank you for bearing with me during last week’s short delay. Because of that aforementioned personal matter, I didn’t have the chance to watch (or even … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the Name of the Moon, I Will Review You! : Nostalgia Month Draws to a Close with “Sailor Moon”

September is winding down, and as you read this, I’m on my way to Anime Weekend Atlanta! Three days of anime-filled fun – with my friends at my side, I’m … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Nostalgia Month Continues with CLAMP’S “X”

Hello, and welcome back to Nostalgia Month here at the Armchair Madcap! Is this a thing I’m going to continue in future years? Who knows, but for now it’s definitely … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mission Accepted: “Gundam Wing,” Strong Women, and the Birth of an Anime Fan

I’m arbitrarily declaring September to be Nostalgia Month here at the Armchair Madcap, if for no other reason than to dust off those DVD copies of Gundam Wing I ordered … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Black and Blue: August Adventures in Manga for the Madcap

Today marks the end of the second session of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I was much more successful this time (50,164 words!) than in June (9,072 words…). But that success came … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 6 Comments

Searching for a Worthy Foe: “Sword of the Stranger” Dazzles but Doesn’t Shine

(A short, sweet post for you this week, courtesy of the second session of Camp NaNoWriMo!) A child and his dog flee from a burning monastery; trained Chinese assassins are … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Leiji Matsumoto’s “OZMA”: The Madcap Rages from Within the Belly of the Whale

You know, I’ve never gone back and watched a full show from one of my season previews, despite the fact that I covered the first one almost half a year … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 2 Comments


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