"There are now shonen action series being written about everything. Somewhere in the depths of a Tokyo manga café there even exists one such series about... baking bread. [...] On the surface, nothing could be more stupid. And yet, it is charming. All because of the unmistakably Japanese thought process that might lead a character to shout, in amazement, 'I HAVE NEVER SEEN A YEAST SUCH AS THIS!'."
"As with all Japanese popular culture, it appears to delve deeply into and grapple profoundly with the eternal existential-philosophical question, What the Fucking Fuck Was That?"
— Bill Walsh on The Tragedy of Belladonna
"It's kind of like watching the history channel narrated by your ten-year-old nephew after a blow to the head."
Daniel Remar: Don't ask why. Ask why not.
Ludosity: It's pretty much impossible to describe this game. Here's a quote from one player:
M3nTo5: At first I was wtf. But then I was wtf.
— On Garden Gnome Carnage
"Karin suffers from an issue I like to call JYAW syndrome. It stands for 'Japan, You Are WEIRD,' which is something I have to say every time I utter a plot summary like Karin's, and it means the principal reason shows like Karin ever get watched or obtain a following is simply based on their alien premise. Japan just has a knack for coming up with new types of just plain weird."
"Japanese cartoons are weird, man. Though I may be on to something with that blue hair."
"Think you've got what it takes to tap-dance with the monkeys? (Has anyone ever written that sentence before?)"
— Tap Trial's description in Rhythm Heaven Fevernote