Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Promote Yourself:Anime Minneapolis announces Leah Clark

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 21, 2013 - THE MINNEAPOLIS ANIME CONVENTION ANIMINNEAPOLIS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT VOICE ACTRESS LEAH CLARK WILL BE ATTENDING THE CONVENTION IN 2014.

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the East; Nora in Spice and Wolf; Minami in Baka and Test; Jiji in Princess Jellyfish; Noah in Full Metal Alchemist--Conqueror of Shamballa; Coby and Miss Doublefinger in One Piece; Paris in Shin Chan; Eri in School Rumble; Maron in Dragonball GT; Carlita in Pokemon the Movie: Black/White--Victini and Reshiram; and Maru in XXXHolic.

Other notable works include: Aria in Aria, the Scarlet Ammo; Homura/Kagari in Sekirei; Akane in Rumbling Hearts; Ruby in Rosario + Vampire; Tenhou in Oh! Edo Rocket; Akagawa/Red Ranger in Level E; Hikari in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (not) Advance; Miyabi in Freezing; Kagura in Ga Rei Zero; Miya Miya in Bamboo Blade; Doyle in Pokemon; and Mayu Otsuka in Darker Than Black. This year, Leah can be heard as Murmur in Future Diary; Yu in Guilty Crown; Giselle in Last Exile-Fam, the Silver Wing; as well as roles in Steins Gate, Wolf Children and Is This a Zombie?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spicy Wolf

Spice and Wolf is an anime series with 2 seasons, based off of the light novel written by Isuna Hasekura. It's set in a time when humans still used horses to travel, and begins in a village where the inhabitants worship a local wolf goddess that brings good harvest to the wheat every year - the village's main source of income. Some people find it as a series that is not particularly enjoyable, because most of the plot involves pecuniary topics, as the main character is Kraft Lawrence - a professional travelling merchant. "Spice" from the title is supposed to be him. "Wolf" is the wolf goddess Horo/Holo that he encounters while doing business in the village and ends up travelling with throughout the series. Hence, Spice and Wolf.



In the beginning of the story, Holo decides to leave the village to travel with Lawrence, because she notices that the villagers don't actually appreciate her anymore. The villagers say that they don't need a harvest god. While she initially helped them by making a good harvest, she sometimes had to do the opposite to prevent the village from being struck by the , which caused resentment among the ignorant villagers. When she left, she was portrayed in the village harvest festivals as an oppressive force and a thief... you probably know how it goes.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Light Novel Review: Spice and Wolf Vol. #09

Spice and Wolf is a wildly popular light novel series that has spawned off an anime, an Internet radio show, and a manga series. While its European medieval setting is typical of high fantasy, this series hasa unique bent. Rather than swordfights and magic, the plot focuses on economics, trade, and peddling in a way that skillfully blends adventure and romance.



Yen Press has recently released the ninth volume of this series, and you can read on for the review. (You can also click for my reviews of previous Spice and Wolf releases).

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Oversexualization of Holo

When you look at the picture above, what do you see? What kind of series do you think this comes from? How do you think this character acts?



If you only saw a naked, anthropomorphic girl and assumed that it was from a series with a very shallow plot, you'd have had the same impression as I did when I first saw this picture on a poster at a convention many years ago.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Anime Mondays #34 (yes, I am aware it's really Wednesday)

No, I didn't misplace a calendar, I just have been stupid busy.I said I would get this post out, though, and I do not want to disappoint, as the next Anime Monday might be the last one for the month.Plus, tomorrow is National Mean Girls Day.I didn't want anyone to forget.



All images below are from , and there are spoilers up to the episodes listed!