My notes & votes – the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2018 – part 3/3

It’s that time of year again! Crunchyroll is asking us, the users and viewers, to choose what anime are worthy of awards in a large span of categories. I thought I’d write up what I’m voting for and why for your amusement.  This post covers the third group, which we’ll be voting on next week (02/05-02/11).

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Image courtesy of Crunchyroll.

Hit the jump, and let’s dive right in!

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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 13

Naval action at it’s finest!  Even though 2199 is a science fiction show set in space…

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Hit the break, and let’s dive in!  (Pun intentional.)
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Winter 2018 – Week 4

Whew…  MarchUniverse, Magus Bride, and Yuru Camp all turn in stellar episodes this week!

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Hit the jump and let’s get right to it!

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My notes & votes – the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2018 – part 2/3

It’s that time of year again! Crunchyroll is asking us, the users and viewers, to choose what anime are worthy of awards in a large span of categories. I thought I’d write up what I’m voting for and why for your amusement.  This post covers the second group, which we’ll be voting on next week (01/29-02/04).

awards
Image courtesy of Crunchyroll.

Hit the jump, and let’s dive right in!

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Winter 2018 – Week 3

This week, in honor of yesterday’s Baseball Hall of Fame announcement, and because of a bit of writer’s block…  my reviews are fast hot pitches right across the center of the plate.

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If an anime with a baseball scene is a classic, an anime blog that makes baseball references must be up there too!  Right?

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OK, that’s the only tortured baseball reference I’ll make…  Hit the jump and let’s dive right in!
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Boom-de-ah-da!

I haven’t featured an AMV in quite a while, and I really shouldn’t be doing so with tomorrow’s post still just a raw mess of notes and incomplete thoughts.  But when Remy posted 5 Things I Really Like Experiencing in Anime this morning, this AMV immediately leapt to mind.

The things my mind does while still on it’s first cup of coffee…

It actually is a decent AMV.  I particularly like how the creator matched the action to the lyrics, and tied it back to the original video.  Though he misses in a couple of places towards the end, he does an amazing job of matching the lip flaps to the voices.  That’s editing work above and beyond the call.

For reference this is the original (Discovery Channel) version, one of them at any rate…  there are several, but this is the version that matches best I think.

Anyhow, now that you’re earwormed too what do you think?  Let me know down in the comments!

My notes & votes – the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2018 – part 1/3

It’s that time of year again! Crunchyroll is asking us, the users and viewers, to choose what anime are worthy of awards in a large span of categories. I thought I’d write up what I’m voting for and why for your amusement.

awards
Image courtesy of Crunchyroll.

Hit the jump, and let’s dive right in! Continue reading “My notes & votes – the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2018 – part 1/3”

Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 11

After last week’s action packed episode, this week is more one of quiet tension… But an important one I think, both in terms of the larger plotlines in progress and in terms of characterization.

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Hit the jump and let’s set sail!

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Winter 2018 – Week 2

Parts of this are written in my inimitable grumpy snarky old man style, because for one reason and another I feel like a grumpy snarky old man today.  Tried to expunge most of it, because as fun as it is to write, it’s gotta be fatiguing to read.

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Anyhow, all-in-all it wasn’t a bad a week of anime – a few bad spots, a few dull spots, some fun spots, some laughs… Let’s hit the jump and see how the week went!
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