Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter 2014 Anime Log #1

It's that time again! Winter is upon us, so it's time to look at the barrage of Winter anime! This season, I'm going a bit lighter due to a demanding schedule and to try and find some time for other things (that Bleach retrospective won't continue itself until that damn robot is functioning). That said, I still ended up with a sizable load of shows to follow. Also, I will not be covering shows continuing from last year, so don't expect to see SamFlam, Kill la Kill, Silver Spoon or the like. They all get their own reviews when I finish them, on my own time (but I am indeed following Kill la Kill almost religiously). Continuing shows in other seasons throughout the year will also not be covered, it is strictly all new shows. There will be four logs this time, with a bi-weekly schedule. I hope not to skip weeks this time, but no promises.

And with that explanation done, here's everything I'm following!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Silver Spoon S2 Episode 5 "Minami Kujo, Appear!" Preview Images and Synopsis

New faces of competition challenge the Equestrian Club's ability again and again. The tension in this "game of human lives" sends shivers down their spines! This feeling, this tension, this fear is manifested in Aki's childhood friend Minami Kujo!

Alternatively, you can repeat the phrase, "Minami rules with money, and Aki is a lout," while listening to a rich debutaunt going "OH HO HO HO" over and over, you'll be good. I do like the pictures this time. Well done, people who run the website. I do hope I'm getting Minami's name right

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter Impressions (Week 2)

Here we go! We're into Week 2 and I've already dropped nine series. So right now I am down to 11 series that need to be covered. This time I'm going to be covering those 11, but it will be with episodes 1 and 2 to get a better idea of the show. Let's get this party started!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

After the Last Page

"'Who can say whether we shall ever see them again?' said Morrel with tears in his eyes.

'Darling,' replied Valentine, 'has not the count just told us that all human wisdom is summed up in two words?--"Wait and Hope."'" --Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo.THERE IS A UNIQUE SADNESS waiting at the end of every great book.

I finally finished by Alexandre Dumas. I say finally, but I think that conveys a sense of relief that I don't at all feel. My heart was heavy when I took away my bookmark and laid the weighty volume aside. The Robin Buss translation that I read from Penguin runs just over 1200 pages--more if you count the notes, which of course I also read . . . mostly. To be clear, I do not consider this an accomplishment. I have not since checked one more capital 'c' Classic off of the sacred list handed down to me by my former professors, those high priests of the English canon. I read Dumas because I love his pension for the dramatic--those lofty notes of Romance.

Monday, January 20, 2014

(Late...) Welcome 2014!

I've been losing sleep, driving myself crazy (er)... and wracking my brain over my lack of artistic inspiration and drive... and I still haven't figured it out! (Bet you thought I had an answer huh?.. Nope!)

I decided I'm going to change up a little bit of this blog instead of just randomly posting things I've worked on or completed, but I'm going to try to work through my issues on a weekly basis through routine. That's where the blog comes in. I want to have something to post.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Samurai Champloo Review

"Disco, disco fever!"

This anime is actually rather old, coming out in English close to seven years ago now. I've watched it three times now, but it never gets old. It's a creative and humorous anime no matter what year it is. If there was ever a genre called "historical comedy," this anime would fit right in.

Space Dandy Episode 1 Impressions

This may be late but at least its before the next episode tonight!

Toonami has a new show, hurray! Not just any new show but a simultaneously broadcasted show. Meaning that it will air the same day in both Japan and America! This isn't anything new there have been other anime series that have done it this way. The fact that Toonami was able to land this show is incredible! After being on the chopping block since its return Toonami has seemed to have a revival. What better way to show a revival than having the block come on 30 minutes earlier and a simulcasted show on top of that.