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.
(Update: How could I forget A Silent Voice?)
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!
Continue reading “Summer 2018 – Week 10”
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.
Continue reading “Fall 2018 preview – This almost fits into a tweet.”
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!
Continue reading “Worth Reading – 09/07/2018”
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!
Continue reading “Summer 2018 – Quick Notes – Week 8/9”
There’s a ton of “what if ________ had an anime opening” videos out there… But this one goes above and beyond the call.
Hit the jump for more!
Continue reading “What if Dr Strange had an anime opening?”
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?
Continue reading “Summer 2018 – Midseason Thoughts, Weeks 6-7”
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.
Hit the jump and let’s travel back in time to Summer 2014!
Continue reading “Looking back – Summer 2014”
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.
So, let’s hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
Continue reading “Worth Reading – 08/10/2018”