The fans have spoken and we have listened! The results of the first ever WordPress Anime Awards are in!
Honestly, I’m surprised and pleased at the broad range of shows represented. Some were the ones I suspected, others were a bit of a surprise… But it does show that anime fandom isn’t monolithic and does like a broad variety.
Of course, it goes without saying that I’m pleased the fans recognized Yorimoi! :)
Anyhow, check ’em out and let me know your thoughts down in the comments!
What better way to start the year then with a look back, or more precisely the results of the first ever anime awards that were held on WordPress. After a careful selection by a wonderful group of performers: Cactus Matt, Derek Lyons, Marthaurion, Matt Doyle, Jon Spencer, Karandi, Star & Luna, BiblioNyan, Lethargic Ramblings, Ano Nora, Ty-chama, Mech Anime Reviews, itsaanimething, and myself, our intrepid ringmaster the great and wonderful Ayano presented all the categories to you in this amazing post. After that all of you voted for your favorites for which we all thank you so much! But alas, the carnival closed at the stroke of midnight on december the 31st 2018. However, the carnival has one last trick up it’s sleave, and that’s presenting you with the results of your votes. Before…
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 Flower, A 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.
So, let’s raise our glasses! Kampai! It truly is a good time to be an anime fan.
I know you’ve been waiting for this – and here it is, my season review for Winter 2018!
There’s some good shows, some not-so-good, and a couple of absolutely amazing standouts. If you’ve been reading this all season, you can probably figure out which is which… So let’s hit the jump and count ’em down!
I’m trying to get each week’s cover screenshot be important and reflective of a show that week rather than just repeating a shot already used in the post… And I think once you’ve read my review, you’ll agree with this choice.
That being said, let’s hit the jump and dive straight in!
It has been one heck of a week. Almost-but-not quite sick for two days (when I should have been writing). Spent most of Sunday without power due to a windstorm and Sunday night and most of Monday in a hotel. (No power means the apartment got too cold for our guinea pigs.)
All that and a dose of writer’s block – means an even shorter and less organized entry than usual. My apologies.
That being said, let’s hit the jump and get right to it shall we?