Busy, busy week… and, as I posted earlier, I spent time reading that I should have spent watching anime. And that’s something I never thought I’d post. (My love of reading and learning is well-known among my IRL friends.) But it also reflects my approach to this blog – firmly intending for anime watching and blogging to remain fun and not become a chore.
Anyhow, I got to most everything important this week, so hit the break and let’s dive in!
A couple of weeks back, I impulsively checked out a couple of books from the local library on traditional Japanese architecture. (I have to drive right past it on my way to the grocery store… so I stop by quite often.) A little digging in their bibliographies and some things found on the web, a visit to the all-too-tempting interlibrary loan section of my library’s website… and this happened:
Whew Premiere Week (and some) is finally over. There’s a few keepers so far, but also quite a bit of out-and-out meh on track for a third ep drop… Which I really need to do if I want to cut back to a more manageable number this season. Surprisingly, only one first ep drop this season!
I came across this the other day, and pretty much I’ve watched it at least once a day for last several, and I’ve been meaning to share here. Winner at Anime Boston’s AMV contest a couple of weeks back, it’s a stunning montage of the history of TV anime showing some of the most popular and influential shows of the last forty odd years. It’s telling that even if I haven’t seen many of the older anime shown, I still recognize them.
Three (anime related) things that happened yesterday and which I wrote up brief commentary on while not working on my season summary. Fortunately, Maid Dragon is stretching into next week so I can justify giving myself a few more days to work on it.
Well… a busy, busy week as we swing into the penultimate and final episodes of the season. Some shows close out strong, other just slink across the finish line… and a couple just drop out of the race entirely.
Hit the jump and see what I thought, then let me know your thoughts down in the comments. (Really the comments aren’t just about responding to me, they’re all about you and what you think!)