I’ve been an anime fan off-and-on for 23 years, but I’m usually on the peripheries of the fandom. I know enough to feel slightly superior to the casuals, but I certainly don’t know as much as the people who live and breathe anime and manga. That is my roundabout way of saying, I’m planning on […]Read More Reflections of an old anime fan: What has streaming brought us?
So today is a SoCo and coke kind of day. I’m cruising into my weekend, and I saw Dominic over at the Little Anime Blog put this post up today and I spotted a similar one at Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner yesterday. I know that I’m certainly not large enough for my recommendations to […]Read More The Otakusphere: Harsh working conditions, the Ocean Group and strange survival tactics
“We old folks have to teach you youngsters that that the sun will never rise over this city again.” — Big Ear, The Big O episode 5 Bring Back My Ghost The more I think about it, the more I become convinced that Bonny Frasier is the most important character in The Big O. He […]Read More Thank you Bonny Frasier. The best character in The Big O
“I constantly reminded myself that the setting is a unique character in and of itself.” — Keiichi Sato about Paradigm City Welcome to Paradigm City — the home of the best apocalypse. For the uninitiated, something happened in Paradigm City 40 years ago that made everyone to lose their memories. Whatever happened has a left […]Read More Welcome to the best post-apocalypse
When I decided to start writing in this blog again, I put up a fun post that made anime references that are a little old, but I thought would give the flavor of who I am. I’m just a guy, who likes to write and I want to write about anime. But I decided I […]Read More Reflections of an old anime fan: Why did I restart this blog?
So for people of a certain age, they will remember an ad from ADV Films that basically started with: “What is anime? Anime is action, sci-fi, comedy, martial arts… ” Netflix put together it’s own answer to that question in the 58-minute-long disaster that is Enter the Anime. It starts like that ADV commercial, and […]Read More In My View: Enter the Anime?
“The story I am going to tell you happened a great many years ago, so it is well to hear it now before it is forgotten” — The Nightingale, By Hans Christian Andersen When anime creators slip in references to Western symbols, stories or jobs, they’re either really on the nose — a cross means […]Read More Nightingales, Black Forests and Western symbols in The Big O