Category Archives: Entertainment

Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody

The junkyard presents two articles about the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya episode Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody. The view from 5930 miles away: I’ve learnt a lot about Japanese culture and traditions from watching anime, and consider it a big bonus of … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane

In writing last week’s Warriors of Kudlak, I mentioned that the series was still firmly in a safe place for kids.  With this weeks Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane, we begin to see just how solid the story telling can be and … Continue reading

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Steven the Deuteragonist

Companion Tropes 28 Most readers of this blog will have probably heard of the term “protagonist”, and also “antagonist”, but in less common parlance is the “deuteragonist”.  This is mainly because the term describes a far rarer kind of character … Continue reading

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Erased

I’ve said this a few times, so at the risk of annoying people with repetition, “favourite” and “best” don’t have to be the same thing.  I wouldn’t describe Erased as my favourite anime television series, but I do think it … Continue reading

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Mirai

We welcome new contributor Daz to the Junkyard.  The following is his review of the anime film Mirai. Being able to fully appreciate things depends on your own life experiences I feel and whilst this is a sweet movie that … Continue reading

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The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya

The view from 5930 miles away: After the drama of the last episode this is much more of a lighter, fun one, and that’s actually going to set the tone for most of the rest of the series. The Boredom … Continue reading

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Warriors of Kudlak

With the third story, SJA goes back to something a bit more kid-friendly, after last week’s disturbing nun story.  But like classic Star Trek, this does seem to have an allegory about the negative side to video and war games.  … Continue reading

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