So, 2017 has come to a merciful close, at least to some. But for me, it has been quite nice. I finally got back into full time work which may be on night shift but hey it’s better than where I was at. I am looking forward to 2018; being cautious in hope is better than delighting in cynicism I say. Anyway, I close out this year with a look at a science fiction piece, part of a rather large and important anime franchise.
Well, I am ending this year with two smaller reviews covering my favorite genres when it comes not just to anime, but fiction/media in general. I have stated this before but it bears repeating, but I love fantasy and science fiction works. They can offer so much different and varied stories that it is hard not to get attached to. So, when it comes to fantasy, I am covering an entry in a particular well-known franchise:
So, it’s that time of the year, the Halloween special review. I can’t believe it’s a tradition that I have been doing since near the beginning back in 2011. I have been quite lucky to come across some horror titles over the years, be it OVA or TV series, somewhat known or downright obscure, but it has been something I have looked forward to each year. This time, though, I won’t be doing a straight review but more a viewing guide for a show that only recently I revisited.
Hello there dear readers,
Well back in 2015 I tried doing seasonal previews but then dropped it. Well I am bringing them back. For Fall 2017, I am watching about 5 shows all on weekend days (Fridays-Sundays) as those days are when I am not working so more time for me to enjoy the viewing experience. Anyway, here we go:
Well, this show I came across nearly by chance. Back in Fall 2013, when I was just coming into my own working on other sites besides my own, I got an offer from Erica Friedman with Okazu a yuri manga/anime website. She offered up a free copy of the DVD set for Hyakko provided that person do a review over the 2nd disc. I decided to bit the bullet and took up the offer. I have to say it was one of my first ‘requested’ review piece and it was an illuminating experience for me. I had told myself that I would get around to covering the show as a whole, especially after so long.
So, with September being when the school year goes into full gear-yes I know it starts mostly in August here in the States, whatever, I decided to make September’s 2 reviews themed like I did last year with regards to Chuunibyou. This year, it will be over 2 slice of life series, which next to sci-fi and fantasy is a favorite genre of anime for me. Much like last September, it will be over 2 different kinds of slice of life: one with adults (of sorts) and one with high school kids. First up will with some rather strange young adults…. To put it lightly…..
Well, it has been quite a nice and long 6 years of doing this anime blogging and what not. I remember back in 2011, there wasn’t that much out there doing it and now you can’t go one twitter post or youtube video past without stumbling upon a piece of anime analysis. I can say I am quite impressed, even if I was in a way a pioneer of this kind of enterprise back in the day. As I did a special review last August over a classic I love personally (Ah My Goddess TV) I figure this year I would do a piece over a classic that a lot of people remember, that being