Published June 30, 2010
anime fantasy , fanboy spiel , musings
Tags: Angel's Egg, bakemonogatari, dennou coil, ef ~ a tale of memories~, ef ~a tale of melodies~, futakoi alternative, Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight, Kaiba, kara no kyoukai, katanagatari, Minky Momo, moyashimon, Shangri-la, starship girl yamamoto yohko, summer wars, Time of Eve, yokohama kaidashi kikou
With the licensing of Xam’d and (previously) Toradora, I thought my wished-for list of anime licenses was growing pretty short.
Then I sat down to enumerate it, and I realized my list still had a ways to go (in no particular order):
- Summer Wars
- Mind Game
- Tatami Galaxy
- Princess Arete
- Starship girl Yamamoto Yohko (TV)
- ef: a tale of me*o*ies
- Angel’s Egg
- Time of Eve (movie)
- Welcome to the Space Show
- Dennou Coil
- Gakuen Utopia Manabi straight
- Futakoi alternative
- Kara no Kyoukai
- Yokohama kaidashi kikou (manga too, please — or, I’d be happy with just the manga, actually)
- Minky Momo: the Bridge of Dreams
- Minky Momo: tabidachi no eki
- The rest of Yawara!
(Some of these I’ve gone so far as to get (used, primarily) on R2 DVD, and may do more as years of not-being-licensed go by.)
Also, I’ve heard good things about My Mai Miracle, but I haven’t seen it. I’d spring for inexpensive releases of Shangri-la and Angel Beats, too.
This list would keep me ecstatic for a while, certainly.
What’s on your wish-list?
Minky Momo on the bridge
Inspired by chatter about an “anime licensing wish list”, I watched Minky Momo: Yume ni Kakeru Hashi (Minky Momo and the bridge over dreams) last night.
It’s a neglected treasure made in 1993 during the golden age of the OAV — the era when an expermental work like Angel’s Egg or Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer could be made. This simple little film is not embarassed to be in the company of those films (though it’s a good deal more accessible and less “arty”).
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Written by TheBigN
Me being lazy to think up a reasonable (or so I’d like to think) topic + running on three hours of sleep after an essay (“I’m tired”, I said, “You always look tired”, she said) + studying for the final exam before winter break = ?
Cha ra raaaaaaaaaan~ MORE RAMBLINGS (\o/)! Lets begin, I guess.
Continue reading ‘I Am BigN, or Random Ramblings: 2nd Edition’
Recently I decided to rewatch the first two episodes of Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, also known as Yokohama Shopping Log, YKK, or the anime that kickstarted my desire for slice of life that I’ve had since. Initially watching it back in 2004 with one of my friends during a fall break at Cornell, it’s one of the few pieces of entertainment overall that I could say that I enjoyed while it made me sleepy (of course watching it at night didn’t help :P). Watching it again now, I was again charmed by the animation, the cinematography, the backgrounds, Alpha’s monologues or interactions with others, and especially the overall pace of it all. It was so… laid-back, even situations that didn’t lend themselves to that sort of slow speed. I wondered why I enjoyed that so much about everything else, so much so that I’m writing something about it now to you all. 😛
Continue reading ‘Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou and the Wonders of Free Time’
Published August 3, 2007
anime blogging collective , anime fantasy , fanboy spiel , musings
Tags: bo-bobo, bobobo, bobobo-bo bo-bobo, dennou coil, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, YKK, yokohama kaidashi kikou
Written By TheBigN
More on variations of this topic can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here. Amazing what one can do with just talking about things. 😛
I’m sure that many of us tend to realize that there are delineations regarding anime fans as a whole. But actually defining those distinctions tends to be difficult. I would assume that in order to be a fan, one must like what they’re watching, but other than that, things tend to diverge. What shows someone will watch, what paraphernalia someone will obtain, how one expressed their love, if at all (why am I writing this blog, for example? :P), etc. tend to cover many bases, and are also limited to what means people have for doing these things. I lament the summer break because of my inability to obtain, let alone watch much anime during the time, for example, and many of us have moments where we would get that series if only we had the pecuniary support for it (some still obtain it at great cost physically, but psychologically? Who knows? ). How one looks at anime is just another one of those indefinable examples.
Continue reading ‘Is anime deep? What are you doing with your lemons?’