Tag: anime

The Garden of Words

Anime Review: The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words is Makoto Shinkai’s latest film, returning to his favorite subject of star-crossed romances being jerked around by fate. I think it’s the emptiest of Shinkai’s films, but this one does seem to be more about the craftsmanship than the content.

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Shingeki no Kyojin episode 10

The week in anime: June 10, 2013

It was kind of a down week for Railgun S and Shingeki no Kyojin, but I won’t let that stop me from having a few laughs.

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The week in anime: June 3, 2013

I’m probably going to start wrapping up my Super Serial posts with these roundups. The main reason is that I don’t really care about anime news. I’m not really that into the industry side of it. Maybe once upon a time I was, but nowadays not so much. Also I’m not sure what to do with episode recaps. I’ll have to think of a way to make them more interesting. In the meantime, here are this past week’s items of note.

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Time of Eve

The week in anime: May 28, 2013

I’m back from my Mexican vacation, so now I can get back to posting. And the theme of this week is… cosplay! I went to Anime Central two weekends ago. Though it was my first anime convention, I think I’m addicted. A few more have happened since then, including Anime North and Animazement. I think my dream now is to host a Travel Channel show where I just go to anime cons and… do whatever Travel Channel hosts do. I want to be the Anthony Bourdain of otaku.

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Anime Central 2013: the story of my first anime convention

When I was a younger, dumber version of myself, I thought cosplay was stupid. “Why dress up as something?” I wondered. “The coolest kids wear cargo shorts and sandals.” As I grew up, I realized that cosplay is brilliant. What I want, more than anything, is to celebrate my fandom of various TV shows, games, movies, toys, comics, and whatever else. But at the same time, I can feel painfully awkward in social settings. From being at ACen, I learned that cosplay gives you an easy and immediate visual cue as to who likes what. It was a whole network of people who openly advertised their fandom, like if Facebook wasn’t full of dirty liars.

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The week in anime: May 20, 2013

The big anime news for this past week (for me, anyway) is Anime Central, which I’ll be writing about soon. But there have been other, lesser happenings which I will distract you with… now!

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The week in anime: May 13, 2013

Oops, looks like this one’s going up a bit late. I’m all about showing up late to things, though. Fortunately, I have some excellent YouTube videos to make up for the delay.

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Super Serial: A Certain Scientific Railgun S episode 5

I knew what was going to happen. This was always the plan. I knew, and yet… ugh. Just, ugh.

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Super Serial: A Certain Scientific Railgun S episode 4

This week: lots of silly faces, light shopping, and compulsive gambling.

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The week in anime: May 6, 2013

Well, I got a new suit. And the Bulls stole game 1 from the Miami Heat. So I’ll call this Monday a win overall. Let’s celebrate with some anime news.

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Evangelion 3.33: You Will (Not) Enjoy

Hopefully most people who are interested have now had some time to digest Evangelion 3.33. But for the sake of anyone who hasn’t, or who doesn’t want their interpretation of events to be colored by other people’s opinions, I’ll keep this quasi-review spoiler free.

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The week in anime: April 29, 2013

It’s Monday and Mondays suck, but at least we can look at the notable anime news of last week.

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