Saturday, December 28, 2013

Phi Brain: Puzzle of God

Why can't I hold all these alpacas?
 The Japanese state-sponsored and state-run television show Phi Brain: Puzzle of God is, on the surface, about a dude who really really likes puzzles. Daimon Kaito and his cronies Gammon, Ana Gram, Cubic, and Nonoha face off against hilariously named evil puzzle creators such as Rook Banjo Crossfield, Freecell, Whodunit, and Melancholy in life-or-death puzzle solving situations. On a more metaphysical level, the show demonstrates the government's attempts to instill tolerance and help to break down the people's hardlined conservatism. Each episode contains a hidden context that represents some oppressed group such as women, foreigners, or homosexuals. The alpaca statues in Season 3 Episode 12 represent the overweight and their oppression in Japan.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job.

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job. is quite a mouthful for a title of a show. Plus there's that period at the end that makes writing it look weird. Papa Lemon makes an appearance at the end of the first episode. I could make up some elaborate back story about Papa Lemon but it's just dish soap. Dish soap used to bathe the large breasts of the main female. Maybe I should have gotten a screenshot with those instead of the closeup of the label?

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Date A Live

Date A Live (sometimes referred to as Dave a Live) stars a high school student named Dave. Dave suffers from the fortunate circumstance of having a magical little sister from another world who forces him to date all the other magical girls. To get all the girls to love him, Dave is equipped with the ability to make mental multiple choice decisions (sounds familiar). The types of girls range from the little kid with a possessed talking puppet to the dearly devoted stoic to the overly assertive shemale. The OVA has a 2 second scene with an alpaca visible on a cellular phone, which is a perfectly good excuse to make a post about the show.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is about the mundane life of a boy named Kyon as he runs into a an alien, a time traveler, an esper or two, and even a talking cat. Ever the optimist, Kyon doesn't let any of these mysterious characters ruin his sunny disposition. Even the attempted murder of him and his past self leave him unfazed. Despite all the trials, Kyon remains the series' cheerful narrator through two seasons and a movie. The official art and DVD covers all show the characters holding lemons. I have no idea why.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Astarotte's Toy

The succubus Astarotte Ygvar stars in Astarotte's Toy, the story of a sucky succubus who sucks at sucking (despite that being the main thing succubi happen to do).  Despite turning the ripe old age of 10, Lotte still has a fear of men and wants nothing to do with sucking on them. To overcome her fear she hires a human "toy" who coincidentally happens to be her mother's rape victim and father of her newest friend. It's a heartwarming love story between a young rape-victim-turned-father and his daughter's friend who wants to get up in his pants (or at least wants to get over her fear of getting up in his pants). Of course there's an alpaca or two (and a cow-girl if that's what you're into). This alpaca sports that badass spikey hairdo that gives you the impression that you just don't want to mess with him.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Servant x Service

The opening animation in Servant x Service promises "100% Lemon!!" As the show progresses, we find out that was merely a lie. Lemons always remain absent from the rest of the episode. This social commentary and multifaceted metaphor is apt in a show about government workers.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Super Seisyun Brothers

Mako and Chiko are the sisters of Super Seisyun Brothers Mao and Chika. Despite the title, Mao and Chika aren't actually brothers... well they're brothers, but not brothers to each other. So basically the title "Super Seisyun Brothers" doesn't really make any sense, especially considering the show focuses more on the two sisters (who aren't sisters). During the Comiket episode we can see an obligatory alpaca in the background. It's like they say: You can't have a good convention without someone dressed like an even-toed hoofed mammal.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Steins;Gate is about an eccentric loner and his fat friend who accidentally invent a microwave time machine. They use that time machine for the one thing that matters most to college students: getting laid. The self proclaimed "mad scientist" manages to bang every chick in the show - from the mildly autistic girl, to the redhead, to the murderous older lady, to even that boy that looks like a girl. On their days off, the two will just chill playing the popular "Alpaca Man" video game.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


The girls of The iDOLM@STER (sometimes spelled The Idolmatster) dress up as fruits for one of their photo shoots. This is either some multifaceted visual metaphor trying to legitimize homosexuality in the conservative country of Japan or an underwear commercial. The twins Ami and Mami pair up as a banana and a lemon (which have been scientifically proven to be the best two fruits). Ami, being the slightly better twin, decides to go with the much-loved lemon. With a lemon hat and lemon breasts, she steals the show and eventually goes on to become The iDOLM@STER.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Miss Monochrome

The main character of Miss Monochrome is Miss Monochrome. Monochrome, accompanied by her dear robotic vacuum Ru, aspires to one day be a beloved and renowned idol. And what beloved and renowned idol doesn't have their own nendoroid? In her attempts to receive her own nendoroid, Miss Monochrome becomes a nendoroid. Becoming a popular children's toy opens up her possibilities and allows her to participate in the Neighborhood Mascot Festival with the popular glasses-wearing alpaca, Daisy.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays

Kuroko's Basketball is a show for girls that are fans of sweaty men taking their shirts off (and what girl isn't?). During a match between title character's team and the team managed by his former crush, both the female managers (the only two women in the show) serve up honey soaked lemons during half time. But of course they forgot to slice the lemons first.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

My Mental Multiple-Choice Power Is Completely Ruining My School Romantic Comedy

My Mental Multiple-Choice Power Is Completely Ruining My School Romantic Comedy is the appropriately named late night television anime about a guy who happens to have a mental multiple-choice power which ruins his school romantic comedy in ridiculous ways. Furano Yukihira is the main character's energetic classmate and romantic interest. Her hair, turned completely white due to an accident in first grade, is accented by an alpaca hair clip. Presumably a reference to Marimo "Panty Eater" Bandou.

Friday, October 4, 2013


Kill la Kill, known as "Kill the Kill" in English, is studio Trigger's first full length television anime. With all style and no budget, the former Gainax employees really push the medium to the limit. As masters of visual storytelling we see Trigger use this scene as a visual metaphor. The main character is introduced biting a whole lemon, later to have it stolen by some tiny ruffian. This really sets the whole theme for the show and its studio: "When life gives you lemons, might as well eat."

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Love Live

Love Live
In Love Live, Kotori lives a secret second life as a maid. She becomes infatuated with the school's alpacas much to the dismay of her friends. This leads to conflict between her and her singing idol group Muse and ultimately forces her to move to America. Fans of the show sent death threats when Kotori left due to her overwhelming popularity. The show has since been put on hiatus.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Horizon On the Middle of Nowhere

Horizon On the Middle of Nowhere
The second season of Horizon On the Middle of Nowhere takes place in future during the Spanish/British War of 1779. During the war, the protagonists (members of the floating city Musashi), fight Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, John Hawkins, and other famous historical dudes. In true Shakespeare fashion, ol' Billy hides knives in a bunch a lemons and uses them during the fight. What a character!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

il sole penetra le illusioni

il sole penetra le illusioni

 In Episode 6, it is revealed that Seira's precious stuffed artiodactyl is an alpaca she bought as a gift for her childhood friend. Despite being a stuck up know-it-all, she had never even heard of an alpaca before. Seira refuses to give away the toy after learning her friend slept with her crush. This leads Seira into a downward spiral of depression and remains the main reason she joined the Elemental Tarot and fights against the happiness of others. It also explains why she is kind of a bitch.

Saturday, August 31, 2013



Himeko Ichioka is the main character and most talented singer in Satelight's famous space opera animation "AKB0048." Himeko and her fellow 0048s travel across the universe to fight for the anti-government intergalactic terrorist organization the AKB0048. She wears a lemon on her head to hide her identity and protect her loved ones from finding out she belongs to the highly secretive terrorist organization. All of the members are forced to have laser eye surgery to add hearts to their pupils. The government eventually tracks down the members and executes them with this information.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Polar Bear's Cafe

Polar Bear's Cafe

In Polar Bear's Cafe, Mr. Alpaca is one of Llama's friends. Mr. Alpaca happens to be a talking alpaca. In Episode 37, he and Llama use their wool to knit scarfs and other clothing items to give away as Christmas presents. Alpaca remains one of the star attractions at the zoo and is rivaled only by the panda exhibit. Schoolgirls fall over themselves for merely a glance at this popular ruminant. It is later revealed that the entire show takes place inside the head of the humble waitress, Sasako. Which makes sense because alpacas can't really talk.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Morgiana is first introduced while carrying a metaphorical boat load of lemons on her head. Morg is rescued from slavery by Aladdin and Alibaba and travels with them on their grand adventure. She uses her extraordinary leg strength and iron will to defeat her opponents. It was confirmed by the author that she doesn’t wear panties.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It’s Not My Fault I’m Not Popular

It’s Not My Fault I’m Not Popular (aka WATAMOTE ~ No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular!~)
Tomoko Kuroki is often affectionately called Mokocchi by her friends and family. In episode 7 she spends an entire day of her summer vacation playing video games and on the Internet in her arupaka shirt. She later regrets doing so.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Marimo Bandou is the most talented member of her high school tennis club. She always wears an alpaca hairpin and has a habit of eating underwear.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation

Nepgear and Jeffery
Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation

Nepgear is a problem child with slower mental facilities when compared to other children her age. She is overly attached to her sister. In this picture she is talking to her best friend who happens to be a lemon. His name is Jeffery.