Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Issue #27

January 15, 2014

The Animezing Blog Is Back! For Today! + Anime I've Been Watching

I'll admit it, I suck.Updating a blog, unlike a few years ago, is almost a tedious task for me given my current job and schedule.I was honestly planning an audio blog type thing for here and as usual plans fell through.I have the equipment, just not the time.I am not going to promise anything.No regular schedule, no promises of another entry, nothing like that.I'll update when I can.I hope it is more frequent than...*looks at previous entry*...about once a year, so here's to that!

The past year has been a tough one on me as far as anime is concerned.Honestly, I'm wondering if I am slowly losing interest in the hobby.Don't get me wrong, I love what I've seen and still think some series can rival that of American television, but my intake has slowed down significantly.This has been partly due to, again, my busy schedule, where I barely have time for regular television let alone extra things like anime.Last year was probably my slowest year as far as watching and obtaining new titles, though if the start of this year is any indication, I'm on a rebound.The con circuit has also been a bit tiresome.I still enjoy my conventions, just not the way I used to.Also, due to some schedule changes, I may be going to fewer this year, but we'll see.The plan right now is Visioncon in late February, which isn't a full on anime con, but has a neato anime department that I'll actually be helping out with this year, possibly Naka-kon (best con I went to last year), and if things work out, ACEN.
Issue #27

January 15, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Issue #27

January 15, 2014

Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf)

Today I will be reviewing the first season of Spice & Wolf, a highly popular and well-received romance-fantasy-adventure anime that was aired back in 2008.

The peddler Kraft Lawrence travels through the world selling all kinds of things. After visiting a village, he discovers a sleeping girl under the pelts in his cart. She has wolf ears and a tail. The wolf girl explains that she has been called a "god", but now her name is Holo and nothing more. Lawrence teases the girl a little, but after hearing more of her story, he decides to accompany her further north. On their travels the pair of companions have many adventures, often getting into trouble, and the bond between them grows stronger. (MyAnimeList)
Issue #27

January 15, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Anime&Manga Pairing Countdown Special Mentions (1)

To all the candidates that fell short of being on the countdown.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ranking all of the past Winter Seasons till 2000

Over the years, even when I just started blogging, I've seen enough people get tired of anime, claiming that anime in the past used to be so much better. I remember that I kindof saw their point, however there were plenty of awesome series to keep me watching. However, after the current state of the season so far, I really do long for the anime of the past, and they seemed so much more diverse.

However, the big trap with these statements is to over-glorify the past. "Yeah, the past used to be so much better, in my days blah blah", so you need to be careful with these kinds of statements: you forget the boring parts and only remember the things that stood out. So because of that I decided to take a good look back at the past winter seasons. I'll rank all of them, but I'll talk about them in chronological order. For each picture, I'll use a picture of the series that turned out to be the best, by the standards I hold today.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Spice and Wolf Review


Holo is very unusual. Well, she is to most people. She's a pagan deity that's decided to travel around with a wondering trader named Kraft Lawrence in the hopes of reaching her own homeland. While her unique perspective and wisdom gain Lawrence more profits, they also catch some the unsavory eyes of the church.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Winter 2013

Since I never wrote a season review for Winter 2013 at the end of the season, I'm finishing it up here at the start of Winter 2014.Let's take a moment to look back and revisit the anime of yesteryear and see what my final thoughts, opinions and grades are for these anime.

Before we begin, the ranking of anime below was completed at the end of March after a majority of the shows were completed.I did complete an evaluation of these shows at the time but never created a final review.It's also worth noting that some of the shows that continued into Spring 2013 may have different grades in that review based on how they performed in their latter half.These are only the reviews from January-March for 2013.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Top 10 Anime of 2013

I watched something like 94 anime that premiered in 2013, most of which were dropped after one episode. But there are standouts, as there always will be. I compiled my list of simply the best stuff I saw in 2013, and then forcibly narrowed them down to 10. It was actually pretty easy until I got to the nine spot. Ten I knew was going to be KILL LA KILL and SAMURAI FLAMENCO together, simply because they have been great but aren't over yet so I don't want to snap to any judgments.

There are also a lot of shows missing from this list. I'd say most notably is GARGANTIA, which I loved the second half of the first episode and the next two episodes of it very much. But it never really surpassed itself from those moments, and devolved into moe slice of life some of the time.