Monthly Archives: April 2011

99 Days Later

I am back. Ninety-nine days later, I have risen from the depths of the scholarly sea to return to not actually blogging about anything at all. The clouds have departed and the waters have calmed, the air is moist and the ground is wet. The storm is over.

Enough poetry. The truth is I was bored with the last season and actually being required to write about boring stuff was actually really really boring. Episodic blogging apparently just isn’t for me. My normal writing style isn’t episodic, it’s more editorial, more expository, more to the point and devoid of fluff. I have no intention of blogging again for anime. I’ll merely mention a note here or there. I’m not as interested as I used to be in this kind of stuff. All of that echi-esque anime is really boring. I’m here for the excitement.

Last week I discovered that Netflix actually figured out how to get anime licenses for instant streaming. I was pleased to watch the first season of Spice and Wolf, Eden of the East and Darker than Black. Among other things, I love Spice and Wolf because Holo/Horo is cute and Eden of the East because the idea of saving a country with a few billion dollars sounds like fun. Darker than Black still makes no sense and thank you very much for not explaining the mystery behind anything – in either season. Netflix bought the first seasons of anime that were at least two years or older from their original release date. When can I expect instant streaming of the next season? I’m guessing in another two years.

The spring season has started. A few series have began to air and more will be coming in the next two weeks. Looking at Neregate’s spring list, I might be looking forward to Nichijou, an anime about being extraordinarily ordinary, Steins;Gate, the scifi anime of this season, A Channel, the Lucky Star like series and two series with silly-long titles, Ano Hi mita Hana No Namae wo Boku-tachi Wa Mada Shirani, really now, was that really nessecary and [C] The Money of Soul and Possibility Control.

Finally, the idea of making Ghost in the Shell: SAC into a 3D movie is silly. A remake is pointless. How about something a little more original?

Anyway, that’s all I have to say concerning anime. It might be a while.

Delayed commit.