Fall 2018 – Week 4

Iroduku - Kohaku and Hitori meet
Is it just me, or did Iroduku get a whole lot better this week? (Not that it wasn’t good before!) All that and more coming up…  So hit that jump and let’s dive into this week’s shows!
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Fall 2018 – Week 3

Bllom into You - Yuu accepts Touku

Bloom into You was… just wow this week, the strongest episode this week and arguably of the season so far.  Tsurune finally premiers, and doesn’t wow me at all.  All this and more after the jump!

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Fall 2018 – Week 2

Release the Spyce - Tsukikage's Headquarters

We say goodbye to Titan as it goes on hiatus and to a couple of other shows as they hit the drop bin…  But here was also some darned good episodes this week.  Hit the jump and let’s chat!
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2018 beats out 2017!

Like most of us, I don’t obsess over stats.  Doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention though.  Checking them today (when I should be working on tomorrow’s post) I found pleasant news indeed.  Sometime in the last couple of weeks, my total views and visitors for 2018 blew past the total for all of 2017!
Significant Milestone - 2018
Even more surprising…  I was convinced that my output was down for the year.  But with almost all of a quarter left to go, I’m closing in on last year’s total.

Let’s celebrate!!!

 

(And when I went searching, I did not expect to find an AMV using a disco era song…  But there it is.  So you get to watch an AMV rather than a disco era music video.)

Just for today, it’s an open bar here at the Lounge!  Drinks are on the house!

Fall 2018 – Week 1 / First Impressions Pt II

Sword Art Online Alicization - Ep1 Asuna being badassWow…  it’s been a busy week…   The rest of the season premieres, plus a bunch of shows start to expose their true colors in the second episode.  And of course, we got Asuna in badass mode!  It’s been a good week!  Hit the jump and I’ll run down my week!
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Fall 2018 – First Impressions – Part I

Akanesasu Shoujo - Episode 1

Welp, here’s the first batch – Run with the Wind, Reincarnated as a Slime, and Girl in Twilight.  Hit the jump and let’s chat!
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Summer 2018 – Week 12/13 Finales

Encouragement of Climb - Two good friends
And so, the season ends…  The fall picture from Yama no Susume is appropriate, as it’s both Fall (seasonally) and the Fall anime season is underway.  (I think I’ve featured Yama no Susume as the head screenshot more than any other this season…  but my love for the show is no secret.)

Anyhow, all the finale episodes are now in the can.  Hit the jump and let’s chat about how they went!
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Worth Watching – A new feature!

Erased - Revival.pngY’all now how my brain works by now… should be doing one thing (like working on the seasonal posts that are soon due), but it insists on working on something else.  Anyhow, welcome to the first edition of Worth Watching – a new feature here at the Lounge exploring the world of AMV’s.  More on that at the end of the post, first let’s hit the jump and watch some d_mm good AMV’s! Continue reading “Worth Watching – A new feature!”

Summer 2018 – Week 11

Encouragement of Climb - Friends.
Busy, busy week at shows set up for the final arcs and penultimate episodes!  Hinata and Aoi reconcile, Harakuna gets amped up, and Hanebado is…  well, once again Hanebado.

All that and more after the jump!
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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?)