No doubt this is an otaku-world problem but I must get this off my chest. I’m running out of anime to watch- at least that’s how I feel sometimes. Now I’m sure that I’ve just pissed off the majority of my friends because they have given me so many recommendations that I have left untouched/finished but I do have a reason that may or may not annoy you even more.Read More »
So I was nominated by infinitemirai from The Infinite Zenith blog to partake in the Sunshine Award. I haven’t done anything like this before since I’m pretty new to the Anime-blogging community considering the real time that I’ve spent on this site (something akin to 3 months) opposed to the time I started which is about a year ago. Anyway I would like to extend my thanks to Infinitemirai for giving me both the opportunity to do something like this and also for giving me a reason to stretch these rested writing fingers of mine.
Here are the rules – courtesy of infinitemirai
My personal summer anime line up anime line up has consisted of the following: Drrr, Drrr!! and Durarara. What that’s the same show you say? Yes, yes it is.
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Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of music (and making it) although most of it has been hip-hop, my soundcloud has a lot of anime-centric musicians from when I used to be crazy about song covers, or anime influenced music. I thought I’d share 5 of what I’ve got on my playlist to you guys!
1) An extremely cute arrangement of: Dont Lose your Way from Kill La Kill
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Wow time sure flies. I was planning to do this last week on the day but I’ve been so occupied that I neglected on the matter. Neverthertheless last week on the 6th July I went to my second Anime and Gaming convention – my first being MCM Comic con last year. This time I went to LAGC or London Anime And Gaming Convention a surprisingly small con held in London Metropolitan University. Im going to split this coverage into two parts – the anime and the gaming parts since: 1) we literally explored in that order and 2) not everyone is interested in both I’m sure.
Last time we spoke of the ways in which I have been watching anime recently in comparison to the way I used to in the past. I would like to continue this theme today by asking you guys a question in regards to the way you choose to watch anime – do you prefer to watch anime weekly or through marathon-ing them in succession?
Of course it goes without saying that most anime fans do both – some anime are finished so marathoning them would occur almost definitely. However when it comes to seasonal anime, I often find that it’s better to just wait for the show to finish airing regardless of the “hype train” that it may be running. Generally I prefer to marathon shows because I become much more immersed in the series than I would normally do when watching it weekly. Characters are a lot less forgettable, anticipation doesn’t run dry by exterior events in life like going to school in between episodes would and also, the sheer control I have over what I watch just appeals to me more.
This sense of “control” is lost when you watch it weekly since you’re sticking to a predetermined timetable. I’ve come to recognise that a lot of people who watch anime weekly actually prefer this lack of control- they tell me it feels more climatic as the act of waiting 7 days brings them a sense of thrill. I can’t necessarily disagree with this myself as my experience in watching Hunter X Hunter 2011 every week consistently over 130 or so weeks was defiantly one of the greatest experiences I have yet.
Although marathoning anime feels more appealing to me right now, this preference of mine maybe subject to change. Right now I’m watching Oregairu SNAFU Too weekly this season along with the Assassination Classroom dub which both are very enjoyable. Perhaps my opinion stems from the status of the anime I’ve marathoned in comparison to those I’ve watched weekly. For example Code Geass, Ano Hana, Death Note etc. are all anime I’ve marathoned, maybe if I was able to watch them weekly my experience would have been better… who knows. But anyway that’s just what I think – tell me what you think in the comments below.
The Other day I experienced my first time in an Anime & Manga store! Well more specifically Forbidden Planet, a store for everything nerd (comics, figures, anime etc.) I took a few pictures of what I brought and caught my eye. Overall I enjoyed my time their although the time I discovered the store was in my lunch break at a course so I didn’t have much time to scavenge every section of the store.