Fall 2017 – Week 9

Well, here we are…  Most shows moving into their final arcs and starting to build towards the climax.  Some are doing their own things, but that’s OK too.

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Hit the jump, and let’s dive right in shall we?

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Yamato 2199 Groupwatch – Episode 4

Explosions!  Drama!  Aliens!  Romance!  This episode has all the stuff that defines a space opera…

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So, let’s hit the jump and check out this episode!

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Fall 2017 – Week 8

Wow…  Some very, very good episodes this week.   Konohana Kitan hits one out of the park, Girls Last Tour is once again quietly excellent, and Yuuki Yuuna: The Hero Chapter hits the ground running.

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Hit the jump and let’s dive in!

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My anime viewing history.

Yesterday, a discussion arose on the FB group for our local anime group…  How many shows had we watched this season?  This year?  How did this compare to past seasons?  Past years?

So, I looked at my records on Anime-Planet and posted the numbers.  This morning, on half a cup of coffee, I decided to make a graph and see how it looked.  Why?  I have no idea, it just seemed like a good idea at the time.  “It seemed like a good idea at the time” has gotten me into all sorts of trouble over the years…  (I’ll leave the story of the six hour round trip for pizza for another time.)  Lack of caffeine doesn’t help much.

Anhow, here ’tis the graph.  I apologize in advance, I use Photoshop to edit photographs not create graphics…  so some of the add-on annotations I made on top of the Google Sheets graph look a little wonky.

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What do your numbers look like?

Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Ep3

The Yamato and her crew are finally underway on their mission of hope – braving the dangers of space and facing the enemy to save the Earth from certain doom.

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Let’s hit the jump and see what happens this week!
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Fall 2017 – Week 7

Well, once again running behind.  Going to have to retitle the blog one of these days…  :)

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But yeah. not feeling well over the weekend plus a busy pre-holiday schedule has once again left me short on time.  So, let’s hit the jump and take a quick look at this week’s comments.

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Yamato 2199 group watch – Eps 1 & 2

And, we’re underway!   Strap in and enjoy the ride, because we’re in for 26 weeks of sci-fi action, adventure, and more as and more we watch the reboot of Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199!

Why did I choose a video from an unrelated franchise to head my post?  Hit the jump and find out!

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Fall 2017 – Week 6 / Midseason thoughts

Aaand…  we reach the middle of the season.  Time to reflect on what’s happened so far and look forward to the rest of the season.  (And drop a few shows along the way.)

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So, without further ado, let’s hit the jump and dive right in.

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Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 groupwatch

It’s going to happen – A groupwatch/collaboration on Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199!

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It’s just Mechanical Anime Reviews and myself to start, but I hope a bunch of other bloggers and readers will join in.  Hit the jump, and let’s get into the details.

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Making Miso – Batch 1, getting started

If you’ve read my About page, or followed my twitter, you know I’m into food and cooking and have been exploring pickling and preserving…  And you also know from here on the blog that my interests in Japanese culture extend beyond anime.

So, all that comes together in my latest project – making my own miso from scratch.

So, let’s hit the jump and take a look at the process!

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