Anime OP AMVs, crossovers & parodies…

I know, I know.  A couple of weeks back I said that “it’s unusual to use the music from one anime to make an AMV for another”….  But there’s actually a special case where that’s less unusual.  Combining the OP track from one anime with footage from a second anime to create a crossover or parody opening sequence.

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And why does Renge feature as my introductory image?  You’ll have to hit the jump to find out!
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Worth Reading – 2/7/2018

I know, I know…  back in my anniversary/State of the Blog post I said that Worth Reading was temporarily suspended.  But the blogging community insists on publishing Really Cool Stuff, and I just can’t resist sharing.  So, I’m starting to collect links again but rather than publishing on a fixed schedule (which was a PITA anyhow) I’ll publish whenever I have “enough”.   Enough time to edit and write, enough material to make it worth your while to read.

All that being said, let’s take a look at what’s Worth Reading:

  • Recently I came across Jakitauji (Yes Kitauji?) by Jakiba, and a pair of interesting entries:
  • John Samuel of Pirates of the Burley Griffin took a major vacation trip last year, and visited a number of interesting place… including tank museums. He’s taken his photographs of tanks and produced a series: Meet the Cast: The Tanks of Girls und Panzer. Check them out: Ōarai, St. Gloriana & Saunders, Pravda, and Kuromorimine.
  • Stop Calling Everything a Madoka Rip-off! – a strong compare-and-contrast of Madoka Magica and YuYuYu by Zeria of Floating into Bliss.  I happen to agree with her, while the two have surface similarities because they’re in the same genre…  The similarities end there.

Living as I do in an area with a large number (and a long history, not all of it happy) of pan-Asian immigrants and first and second generation residents…  I take it for granted that Asian ingredients are easily available.  Within two miles (give or take) of my apartment there’s five pan-Asian grocers, one of which is a full size grocery store with Asian, Hispanic, and Western (American) departments.  (I’m a geek, I actually opened Google Earth, drew a circle, and counted.)  There’s easily another half dozen or so in the central and northern portion of the county.  (I’m not so familiar with the south end.)

  • So I found this account on NPR of how a Toyota factory in Lexington, KY spurred local demand for Japanese grocery products pretty interesting…  Especially since the demand isn’t just from immigrants and temporary residents.

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Yes, yes, I should be working on today’s post today…  But this happened yesterday, and for whatever reason my mind still refuses to focus this morning.  So I thought I’d use my morning blogging time somewhat productively and edit and publish this post.

So, it’s official, today’s normally scheduled weekly post will be delayed until tomorrow.

Now off to housework and errands, will get back to writing and editing this afternoon.  One of the errands is to the grocery store mentioned above as they carry some better-than-average instant ramen, and we’re getting low.  Time to stock up again.

Thanks for reading!  Drop a line in the comments and let me know what you think!

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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Fall 2017 – Season Roundup!

Well, here it is!  Better late than never they say, my roundup, review, and ratings for all the shows I watched to completion in Fall 2017.

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Fall 2017 – Week 12

Between the holiday and yesterday’s special post, my schedule has been all kinds of messed up…  So, my apologies that this is a day late (again).  Anyhow, let’s hit the jump and let’s dive right into it!

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Fall 2017 – Week 11

Well, though it’s been fun, a crazy busy holiday schedule has left me even further behind than usual.  Still, I hit the high spots this week…

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Let’s hit the jump and see how this week went!

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Fall 2017 – Week 10

Our first finale of the season…  and a late season drop!   Any guesses as to which it was?  Hit the jump and see if you’re correct!  (And let me know down in the comments.)

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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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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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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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