Summer 2018 – Week 2

Two more premieres down, one to go!  Some good episodes this week, some not so good.  I was particularly disappointed by Hanebado…  Anyhow, hit the jump and let’s get to it!
All Might explains how to be a teacher - My Hero Academia

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Summer 2018 – Week 1 / First Impressions (Part II)

Four more premiers, three keepers and one drop, plus the second episodes of two of my favorites this season.  All this and more after the jump!

Mt Fuji - the site of a major arc in Yama no Susume's second season.
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Summer 2018 – First Impressions (Part I)

Aoi and Hinata view the night scenery from atop Mt Tsukuba.

The new season has arrived, and (so far) it’s looking pretty darn good.  Four keepers, one drop – not a bad batting average at all.  Hit the break, and let’s run ’em down!
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Spring 2018 – Week 12, finales abound!

It’s been a long trip we’ve made together…  there’s been some highs, been some lows, but Spring 2018 is finally over.  This week, I wrap up the rest finales in my own inimitable grumpy old man style.  Give it a read, and drop me a comment letting me know what you think!

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Looking to the horizon – Summer 2018 preview.

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Image courtesy of Kristoffer Trolle via Flickr

It’s that time of year again…  As one season comes to end, another season begins.  That whole circle-of-life thing.  Or, at least that whole anime calendar cycle thing.  Except for a couple of standouts (which I’ll talk about in my upcoming season review post), Spring 2018 wasn’t that great…  But a new season brings new hope, and there’s some potential for Summer 2018.

The picture, taken from Mount Omuro on the Izu peninsula, is actually related to my most anticipated anime of the season…  Can you guess what it is?  Hit the jump to find out and to see more of what I expect from the upcoming season!

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Spring 2018 – a quick note.

After being out very late on Tuesday night on a club photo-shoot, I felt like crap on Wednesday and decided to delay my weekly posting to Thursday…  Then on Thursday, I realized that there was only 4 finales left to cover.  (Rokuhoudou, Tada-kun, My Hero Academia, and SAOA:GGO.)  So, the Week 12 post will be delayed to Sunday or Monday to wrap up all the remaining finales in one post.

So, looking forward here’s what my posting schedule looks like for the next week or so.

  • Later today:  Summer 2018 Preview.
  • Sun or Mon: Spring 2018 – Week 12.
  • Late next week or early the week after:  Spring 2018 Season Review.
  • Starting next week: Summer 2018 First Impressions.

Wednesday of next week is a holiday, and we’re busy the next weekend (the 7th/8th) and that will likely affect the timing of my Review and First Impressions posts.

I got motivated, and most of the useful images from the photo shoot are already edited, so I’ll also have a “Recent Photography” post up soon.

Thanks for reading, see you soon with more actual content!

Spring 2018 – Week 11

Busy, busy week… Two finales, several penultimate episodes, and quite possibly the finest episode this season.  All this, some thoughts on the differences between heroism in The Incredibles and My Hero Academia, and more after the jump!

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Spring 2018 – Weeks 8-10, the speed run edition

Two weeks on hiatus, plus a certain amount of laziness on my part…  And now I’m really behind on my writing.  So, this week is going to mostly fast takes on what’s been happening with regular coverage resuming next week.  (Just in time for the first of the finales.)

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Spring 2018 – Week 7

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Hinamatsuri once again hits one out of the park…  I take a look at this week’s carrots…  and I try my hand at poetry!  All this and more after the jump!
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Spring 2018 – Week 6 & the mid season gut check.

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What’s this? Published on time? With screenshots and reasonably fully worked out thoughts and everything? What is the world coming to?

It’s my thoughts on this week’s shows, plus mid-season gut check time!  Hit the break and let’s talk!

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