Anime Movie Marathon Complete! – 14 Movies!

What a fantastic month I have had thanks to the vast amount of wonderful movies I had the privilege to watch. This marathon was one I was particularly excited for because I hadn’t seen many anime movies prior to this. I wanted to knock out an equal amount of famous classics and critical gems to get a pretty good sense of what the anime community thinks are true quality movies. Needless to say, I liked every single one of these films. This marathon was 100% satisfying and entertaining, but some definitely outperformed others in my personal opinion. Here I will list them in order of my favorites leading up to the one I enjoyed the most. Along with them will be a miniature review of sorts to state my general opinion. And yes…there are tons of Madoka pictures. Continue reading

Spring 2014 Anime – Premiere Impressions

I’ll spoil one thing right now: this seems like it’s going to be a fantastic season. A couple nights ago, I sat down with my room mate and a friend of ours and plowed through every single anime of the new season that we thought looked interesting. Then I watched the late arrivals throughout this last week. While there were obviously some disappointments, and such utter atrocities that I wonder where some of these creators get their budget from, there was more than a handful of promising anime that I am more than happy to continue watching. And with a couple more still looming on the horizon, this season is shaping up to have something for everyone. However, let’s take care of the mundane first and start with the anime that sadly failed to make a believer out of me. Continue reading

Spring 2014 Anime – What I’m Watching

With the surprise hit, Noragami, and the craziness that was Kill la Kill coming to an end, all eyes are now on the new season to bring us something big. Heavy hitters like Kuroko’s basketball and Magi exiting the scene until their next season leave a pretty big gap to fill. Luckily this season sports even more interesting looking anime than the last, and I plan on watching a lot. Personally for me, this season is bringing with it the sequel to my favorite anime series of all time, Mushishi. A sequel to a series that stopped airing around seven years ago. It’s a revival that I hated hoping for because I never thought it’d happen.

Anime reaches for the stars with it’s vivid and wild imagination, all the while, the artistry continually innovates and improves bringing us continually better looking characters and settings. More and more talent matures as storylines become deep and complex. On the other hand, anime is still anime and we all need the wackiness of over-exaggerated emotions as well. Here’s what caught my eye this season! They are in order of anticipation from least to most! Continue reading

Winter 2014 Anime – Final Review

Winter, as well as sickness and annoying allergies, have come and gone, concluding the first season of anime this year. Some of you may have been just as attentive to this season as I was, and this post will serve to reflect on what was so great, or not so great. Others reading this may have missed the entire season and are scouring through the settling dust to see what ultimately became worth watching. While I wish I had the time, and fortitude to watch every anime, I ended up choosing the ones that interested me the most. Some I dropped very early, while others hovered in and out of my interest throughout these last 13 weeks. I can say that while this season didn’t bring a mass of brilliant “new” anime, the ones that continued on from last season were all stellar. As always I’m counting down to my favorite of the season. Let’s get on with it then! Continue reading