London Anime And Gaming Convention My Recap Part 1

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.

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Experiencing Anime Part 2 Marathoning or Weekly Watching?

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.

Experienceing Anime #1How I Watch Anime today In Comparison to The Past

Over the course of my viewership of anime, the way in which I watch anime has arguably evolved into something akin to pickiness. When I was first introduced to anime I was relatively open to watch anything – from Naruto to Inu X Boku and then to Asure Cryin without any real reason other than the fact that they were anime. However as of late, I have intentionally been viewing anime that are similar to each other – particularly within the same genre. In bursts, I would watch a panoply of Shounen anime – then break – and watch some Slice of Life. This change in the way I watch anime has definitely got reason behind it and I’ve spent some time figuring that reason out.
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My First Time In a Manga/Anime Store

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.

 

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One of my favourites so I had to buy it! Onodera should be on the forefront to be honest…

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What Ty Think Of… Parasyte The Maxim

Intense, agitating and acute. Funnily enough all of these words assimilate to the same meaning. This use of repetitive language isn’t simply just a ploy to make myself look intelligent when in reality I have nothing to say. No. Parasyte the Maxim exudes the word “intense” like how Kohta exudes confidence when holding a fire arm.

Call this imature but the way I described the beginning of Parasyte is “a woman gives head to an alien- literally

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So I changed my theme…

Hi again, this is a temporary post letting you all know that I changed my theme for the blog. I added a few things such as an addition to my about page and I added a twitter widget. I’m in the process of reediting my banner  but I’m going on holiday soon so I probably won’t finish it for bit. Anyway take a look around.

By the way EVO is on! Anyone watching it? Which game? I’m watching USF4 but I can’t wait for Marvel and most importantly; Blazblue! 

I Just Got Baccano!

Delivery man knocked abruptly on my door today. Usually I’d giving him a long wait before I open the door (a fitting punishment yes?) but I was far too excited to receive my copy of Baccano which many have given positive reviews of. I hope it’s good!