Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Haruhi

In the before time, when we just sat down and watched anime for the sake of watching anime, we didn't have the luxury of picking our teeth, patting our swollen bellies, and belching out a whimsical retort of criticism. We more or less accepted our serving of anime with much gratitude, and prayed that we'd be able to get the rest of the series in either the same format, the same translation, or at best; the entertainment store would stock those last precious few volumes of the DVDs.

Now, that the aisles are filled to bursting with anime, and everyone and their momma is streaming anime, it's a little more commonplace for us to offer our semi-professional otaku impressions on the latest anime series, or in this case, "adaptation." We're refined, and cultured. Stuffed with anime after anime, and beyond that, we have grown to be what some would call, connoisseurs. And, so, armed with this vast array of power, I will tackle a beloved anime institution.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Otaku News & Reviews #3 Yuki-Chan, Hardline, Unbreakable Machine Doll, and much more!

Time again, for more otaku news and reviews! And boy do I have a great treat for you guys! I'm packing my March Reviews with the News and Reviews segment, so sit back and enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Too Much Anime!

There is nothing like that feeling of having little to no more space for your anime, and the strange sick feeling you get when you buy more, only to discover that you've finally ran out of space. Well, worry and vomit no more! I've found a solution, and I'm showing off a cool trick I'm currently using to combine all those shelves of anime into a space that's very small.

Seven Deadly Sins Anime (Not 7 Deadly Sins Hobby Japan)

I've been seeing a ton of searches on here for anime or manga regarding, Seven Deadly Sins, and I vaguely remember making a post a few years ago about such an anime adaptation happening.

That being said, I was unsure what all the hub-bub was about, and I figured it was time to examine whether or not that particular title ever made its debut. Turns out that it did not.

If you do happen to remember, the piece I wrote, it mentioned the SDS series that was to be made into an anime, based on the figures from Hobby Japan, and Orchard Seed. At the time of the posting, there was a script, and character designs, and even a director; but then the whole thing went the way of Krillin that last time he was blown to bits. Never to come back again.

If there was an anime adaption created, it would be mentioned somewhere, and with as much boob-promise as the fans were given someone would have something to show for it. Which leaves me to conclude, that the anime failed to find the cash, or the final production committee agreed to disagree on making it. Regardless of what the reason was, the anime is no where to be found; telling me that it was not made.

On the other hand, in that time, there has arose another popular manga, with the same name. And while it doesn't offer hot demon chicks with ample boobage to corrupt our minds and lower regions, it does seem to offer a fine example of shonen enjoyment. And, IT is the anime adaptation that I've been hearing so much about.

Life in Japan (According to YouTube)

No doubt as a fan of Japanese culture, you are planning that life-long trip to visit the motherland of all otaku everywhere: Japan. To be more precise, it's probably going to be some place like, Akihabara or Shibuya. I'll admit that like most of you, it's also my dream to bask in the glow of my fellow otaku while browsing the manga shops, and sampling the goods at anime stores and coffee shops.

No doubt, you've even scoured the videos of Japan and Japanese culture; doing anything and everything to learn as much about the eastern wonderland as possible from the jvloggers on YouTube. And this is where I've come to something of an impasse, especially when it comes to separating the bullshit from the facts. I'm mean c'mon, the last thing we want to do is pack up, head out for an expensive trip only to get there and fall flat on our face when the moment of truth happens.

What I mean is, on some videos they offer help to us poor dumbass foreigners born without so much as a single clue. They give us helpful advice on how to behave properly, how not to stick out in public, how to order food, to eat food, and do everything short of actually "being" Japanese. And this is what I see from the helpful Gaijin that are living in Japan.  Some of which have been residents of Japan for decades, or just a few years.