Truly a good time to be an anime fan.

Should be working on my weekly post today, but I’m inspired by a comment last week by reader Wingking.

Sure, sure, it’s a widely held opinion that the upcoming Winter season seems to be lacking a little bit.  But is it all bad?  Let’s look back a year, shall we?

This time last year we’d seen a ton of Ghibli in theaters thanks to Ghiblifest and a local arthouse theatre having a long run of Ghibli in subbed 70mm prints.   It was especially cool to see the ones in subbed 70mm prints, the format they were originally designed for.  Even though we’d seen them all before, it was nice to see them in a theatre.

We’d also seen two first run anime films, Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale and the incomparable Your Name.

Now, let’s fast forward a year.  We’ve seen Mary and the Witch’s FlowerA Silent Voice, and Night is Short, Walk on Girl.  (All three first run.)  We’ve also seen (for the first time) the classic Perfect Blue.  (The last two within the last month!)  The really cool part was that all four came to my local theatre way out on the rim of civilization.

What also inspired this post was sitting down and working on my calendar for the next few months…  Next week we get to see My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.  In November we get to see the much anticipated Liz and the Blue Bird.  In December, we’re going to see Mirai…  Three first (US) run anime movies in three months!  Yeah, we’ll have to drive a bit to see all three, but no biggie.

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So, let’s raise our glasses!  Kampai!  It truly is a good time to be an anime fan.

(Update:  How could I forget A Silent Voice?)

Summer 2018 – Week 10

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Tons of feels and big moments this week…  Harakuna squares off against Eclair.  Historia puts her foot down.  Hinata…  Oh, Hinata – why?

All this and more after the jump!
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Fall 2018 preview – This almost fits into a tweet.

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OK, it’s not quite that bad…  But with everything else I’m working on I do have to admit to being sorely tempted to just leave it at that.

Anyhow, hit the jump and let’s take a look at my picks for next season.

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Worth Reading – 09/07/2018

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It’s been a month since I last published an issue of Worth Reading and there’s been some Good Stuff posted…  So, let’s hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
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Summer 2018 – Quick Notes – Week 8/9

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The last of the semi-hiatus posts, back next week with a full post!  Hit the jump and let’s see my thoughts over the last two weeks!
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Stunning AMV… (Repost)

Reposting an entry that didn’t get a lot of attention back when I was first starting out, and which certainly deserves it!

(Also testing the reblog function, something I’ve never used before.)

(Edit) Nowadays, I’d probably go into much greater detail about the AMV…  I probably should have anyhow.  Ah well, what’s done is done.

Apprentice Mages Lounge.

I came across this the other day, and pretty much I’ve watched it at least once a day for last several, and I’ve been meaning to share here.  Winner at Anime Boston’s AMV contest a couple of weeks back, it’s a stunning montage of the history of TV anime showing some of the most popular and influential shows of the last forty odd years.  It’s telling that even if I haven’t seen many of the older anime shown, I still recognize them.

Let me know what you think down in the comments!

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Summer 2018 – Midseason Thoughts, Weeks 6-7

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Catching up on the last two weeks and giving the thumbs up (or down) on shows as we cruise through the mid point of the season!  Hit the jump, and let’s dive right in shall we?
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Looking back – Summer 2014

Just for fun, each season I’m going to look back four years to see what I was watching back then and talk about what I thought of it then and now.  Since its Summer 2018, that means it’s time to look at Summer 2014 and cringe (or not) at what I watching back in my larval days.

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Hit the jump and let’s travel back in time to Summer 2014!

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Worth Reading – 08/10/2018

Man… it’s been far too long since I published an edition of Worth Reading…  I’ve been collecting links, just never got off my butt and edited and published.  That error is now rectified and here are a few posts that are long overdue for your reading pleasure and appreciation.

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So, let’s hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
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