Happy New Year! I had an awesome little intro written out for this, but being as WordPress screwed me over in my attempt to publish and erased everything from my most recent revision, we’re going to be short and sweet and jump straight into my thoughts into the fast fall season. Hang on for the good, the bad, and the downright ugly!
On the 10th Day of Anime — The Ageless Mushi-shi, Ginko-san
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to my readers that Mushi-shi would make it to my top twelve for the year, being as the original still stands over the past eight years as a show I consider to be among the best, even including other visual mediums. The timeless emotions that well up upon watching the familiar and the alien intermingling with one another never completely melt away. They seep into your eyes; they push through the tiniest of crevices and become one with your consciousness. When the second season started in the spring, it was if the long break never happened. It’s almost a miracle how the years fall away upon that first episode of Zoku Shou and you are again with the mushi-shi, as if just waking from a long sleep.
Fall 2014 Set Menu
Kyahhh! Oh, autumn, why most you torment me so with your grabbing titles and adorable characters? I can’t resist, and have once again started too many shows than I can probably sustain for the rest of the season. Carry on, my friends, and feel free to tell me where you think I’ll drop or whether I should actually add to my course.
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[Carnival: The Impact They Had on Us] Marina’s Influential Anime
I didn’t begin watching anime until my undergrad years, something I briefly touched on in the About page of this blog. But in participation with Ayame’s carnival, below are the memorable anime that influenced me greatly into the person I am today.
Spring 2014 Season Wrap
Spring sped on by in a flurry, and the rains quickly passed over to summer before I was ready. My spring in particular was a tumultuous one: I helped my boyfriend choose and move into a new house, every weekend has been redecorating and settling in, and I spent the last couple of weeks of the season in Japan. If you’re still here, thanks for sticking around 🙂 Please let me know what you watched this spring, and how your thoughts compare to mine!
Spring 2014 Set Menu
Spring is in full swing, the sakura have long since bloomed, and I’ve got a bustle of new shows to fill my spare time. Happy Spring, everyone! New shows include:
- Baby Steps
- Black Bullet
- Blade & Soul
- Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
- Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
- Hitsugi no Chaika
- Kamigami no Asobi
- Kiniro no Corda: Blue Sky
- Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season
- Mushishi Zoku Shou
- Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
- Selector Infected WIXOSS
- Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
- Soul Eater NOT!
My first year to be an official registrant at the Seattle Sakura-Con, this is also the first convention I have attended with someone else by my side–while I do make a point to meet up with various blogger and Twitter friends at each convention, I have never traveled to and spent the majority of my time with one particular person. Thanks to KWoo for being my convention buddy!
As usual, I will be compiling all my thoughts and experiences into one massive blog post. Panel summaries will be arranged in order of attendance, with both questions and answers being paraphrased for conciseness. If you were present at any one of these panels and understood the questions or answers differently, please let me know. I’ve also placed the panels at the bottom due to their lengthiness.