Category: Anime

Spaced Out

Even if they’re late in getting the word out, Otakon always manages to deliver something interesting at the last second. In the case of Otakon 2010, that something was the US premier of Welcome to the Space Show, an original movie by those wackos who brought us Read or...

A picture is worth a 1000 words… if you can come up with any

Don’t expect an Otakon report from me until next Monday at the earliest. The cable that connects my camera to my computer is in a different city at the moment, and don’t really want to post something without visual aids. In the meantime, you can read a few of...

Re: Sato Dai

Alright, so a little while ago Sato Dai–one of the main writers for Cowboy Bebop (Perhaps you’ve heard of it?)–said some pretty critical things about the Japanese anime industry. The industrious folks over at Otaku2 put up a summary of the man’s thoughts, and having read them, I just...

Random Magazine Scans

Alrighty guys, ever since I’ve touched down in DC things have been a little quiet. I’ve been getting my shit back together, and honestly I’ve not really been in a mood to write. But in a quarter-assed attempt (not even half-assed) to get some content up on this blog,...

Summer 2010 Part II

Occult Academy Thus far Aniplex and TV Tokyo’s Anime no Chikara project has been nothing but duds, however they seem to have finally gotten some things right on their third go around with Occult Academy. That is, they actually managed to make a fairly entertaining first episode. The direction...

Summer 2010 Part I

It’s summer, I’m officially a NEET, and I have all the time in the world to watch cartoons. Then write about them. Alright! High School of the Dead I haven’t ever seen a zombie movie in my life, nor have I read the manga that this anime is based...

It’s a hardknock life for SHAFT

I don’t think that SHAFT produces pure gold 100% of the time, but one thing that characterizes all of their works is a habit of injecting large amounts of visual flare on a limited budget. This is one of the things that is polarizing about them, even though it...

I am animation deprived and it’s basically my fault

Every now and again I am sadly reminded of what seems to be a distinct lack of mature action-oriented anime. Before I go any further with this, let me qualify what I regard as “mature action-oriented anime”–I mean shows that involve adult characters, in which well choreographed action in...

El Hazard sure has a magnificent world

A long while back, the FYEs in the DC area were all closing down, and as a result their full-retail-price DVDs were knocked to near Amazon Marketplace prices after a 90% discount. I picked up a few things, and among them was something I had been meaning to see...