No one has asked, and no, I’m not going to tell you my age, but I think I can explain what an Overage Otaku is with one image. Ready? I was looking forward to this manga series: Does it make sense now? **** That was my planned post for today, but as it turns out […]Read more "Irrelevant Post: What is an overage otaku?"
Interviews with Monster Girls is one of those series where I got engaged with the manga first (they were on sale or something) and then watched the anime. There’s probably an essay on how the manga and the anime took the same characters and the same story and told them both differently, using the strengths […]Read more "Okay, We get the Joke: Interviews with Monster Girls"
This is a project I’ve wanted to keep track of more or less in real time. When I first wrote about The Ancient Magus’ Bride, I had only seen the first episode of the anime and read the first volume of the manga, and I was able to look at that material as the beginning […]Read more "The Power of Two to the SIXTH: The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Middle)"
According to what I’ve just seen, the final episode of the Neon Genesis Evangelion rebuild, Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0, is scheduled to come out in 2020. YAAAAAY! I really am looking forward to this. I’ve seen the first three films of the rebuild, and, being incomplete, they don’t quite cohere. So let’s get this finished, […]Read more "Finally! Last Evangelion Film Due"
Hi. Back to anime stuff. I’m using “Groundhog Day” as a verb here. That kind of grammatical process is called “verbing,” for pretty obvious reasons. I mean, if you think about it, “verbing” is an example of verbing, too. Groundhog Daying is when the characters are stuck in a loop that resets itself under certain […]Read more "How Not to Groundhog Day: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
After losing a laptop (and all the future entries for this blog…isn’t that a mercy for all of you?) on Saturday, I got some pretty good news today. As I’ve mentioned, I try to talk about anime and manga from my perspectives as a writer and a trained animator. I may have some interesting stuff […]Read more "…And Sometimes You Get the Bear"
Sorry friends…I had a number of posts written for future use, and still have plenty of topics to write about. HOWEVER, into every life a little rain must fall, and into every keyboard a little coffee must spill. My laptop toasted and my files with it. There’s nothing that can’t be recovered, but I didn’t […]Read more "One Week Off"