The week in anime: June 17, 2013

It’s that time already? My how the weeks fly by. I’ve come to realize that the only anime news I really care about is Evangelion news, but I won’t let that stop me from rounding up other sorts of anime news. Plus I’ll get to the usual recaps for what I’ve been watching.

Movic helps out your Evangelion cosplay


This is a case of non-rubbish Evangelion merchandise. Spurred on by the new movie, Movic will be making reproductions of various jackets and hats seen in Evangelion 3.0. If I had the money, I’d pick up a Gendo jacket.

Funimation will license Evangelion 3.0

This just in: Evangelion 3.0 made a lot of money. It’s no surprise that Funimation, who licensed the first two movies, will also be picking this one up. It was just a matter of time. While it’s nice to have that reassurance that an English language Blu-ray release is incoming, I think Funi really needs to work on the timeliness aspect of it.

The Wii Fit trainer is kinda hot…


I’m not really a Smash Bros. fan so Nintendo’s E3 Nintendo Direct press conference didn’t move me all that much. But the Wii Fit trainer’s addition (as well as the Animal Crossing villager’s addition) has inspired quite a lot of internet adulation, and the results are wonderful.

Hey, they found some really old anime

Mole’s Adventure is now officially the oldest surviving anime. It’s a short film clocking in at just under nine minutes, made using paper cut-outs. Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s involvement is not confirmed. This will actually be aired on TV in July, which is pretty cool. It’s a rediscovered bit of Japanese history, and should be a fascinating watch.

Patema Inverted trailer hits the tubes

Patema Inverted is not some kind of yoga move, but is a film by Yasuhiro Yoshiura. I’m not exactly sure what it’s about (ANN’s description is a bit vague) but it seems to be a fantasy/sci-fi yarn with some production values, so it’s right up my alley.

Now watching: A Certain Scientific Railgun S episode 10

Railgun S episode 10

This week’s episode was a lot better than last week’s, although virtually the same amount of things happen. But filler can be fun when it’s creative, and I dare say this week’s action was more creative than the wallhack turret action from last week. It shows off more of what I like about Mikoto: her use of craftiness and wits when she can’t win through raw power. We also get more Frenda cuteness and some unexpectedly funny moments at Mugino’s expense.

Now watching: Shingeki no Kyojin episode 11

Shingeki no Kyojin episode 11

Shingeki and Railgun seem to be on parallel paths. I felt the last episode of both series were subpar, but the latest episodes were better despite fairly little story progression for either series. All that happened in episode 11 is that we’re told what the plan is. All of last episode was spent mulling over what the plan should be, and yet this week’s entry is far less annoying. Chalk it up to Armin getting only like two lines of dialogue. Or maybe it’s Pixis’s smug face as Eren apparently can’t handle a swig of booze.

Reviewed: The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words

[summary score=”7.0″]The Garden of Words doesn’t create great drama through its storytelling, but it does have a separate, visual narrative which is striking and poetic. It’s an absolutely beautiful film, and one worth seeing for that reason alone.[/summary]


  • Lykaios
    .... all I know is, the Kirby facesit fanart is my personal favorite. Genius, really.
    • Lucky bastard. Just happened to be designed like a pilates ball...