Before moving on, please note that this relates to the recent episode of Gundam Unicorn, and not the upcoming sixth episode. While it’s only a few month old, it’s new for those More »
Regular readers may remember an original blog series called “Anime at Large”. I talked about anime series that I had strong interest in, but somehow they “got away” from me due to More »
I’ve been wanting to write about this for a long time. Since the majority of my posts focused on the bad and the ugly side of the fandom nearly two years ago, I wanted to wait a while until I did so I could get back to healthier topics. This is not about the anime fandom as a whole… maybe. It’s the fact that a tiny title name change upsets people when a franchise has two or more official titles.
The second annual Anime Blast Chattanooga was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center last November in the heart of the Scenic City. It was another year looked upon after the con’s successful first year in 2011 with an estimated 450 attendees. 2012 was an improvement that it would be required for one to head home from the con by saying that “I had a Blast!”
A CEN.TAKU.ME review of Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) is a little overdue. It was a series watched as part of our anime club’s weekly viewing sessions earlier in the year. We had to watch it at some point, because it’s also a series highly recommended as a manga read. And, if you’re wanting more of a series that’s like Death Note, but with more depth, this let’s take a look why you should check it out at all.
The next and long awaited edition of Ni-Ongaku Spotlight features Mai Kuraki (倉木麻衣). This a refresher for me after discovering her album again after 7 years at MTAC Omega, and getting lost in the Hallyu. Returning for a bit to my J-Pop roots, I’ll talk about what makes her different from a similar artist in her genre.
Tons of anime TV series and movies on this year’s lineup for the Spring. I am curious if this year will be similar to 2011 with shows such as Tiger & Bunny and Blue Exorcist due to these shows that caught my interest.
Beginning this week, CEN.TAKU.ME will be put on a fixed posting schedule. This is to ensure that content will be provided at all times, even during times of writer’s block… Hopefully. The blog will be updated every Wednesday through Friday, until further notice. Nothing will be published outside of those dates, unless it’s important.
Since attending the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention in 2010 (also known as the year of SwiMTAC), I have shared my fond memories of the con up until last year’s MTAC Omega; the three-year streak of attending MTAC has been broken this year.
There have been many attempts of a magazine-style video series bringing fans the latest in the world of Japanese Animation and Culture. However, previous attempts fail to extend beyond the usual content such as reviews and reading letters from other fans of what their favorite anime and/or manga is of the moment. Enter Anime Sushi: an upcoming weekly web-based series with a goal of giving fans what they want besides the normal offerings of an Otaku lifestyle series.
A month late to talk about the latest season of anime series, but it’s given me time to watch at least an episode or two of one anime from the lineup to decide if it’s worth the time this Winter.
Although it’s a little over 10 days into 2013, it’s not too late to kick the new year off! Apologies are in order for the lack of holiday acknowledgement posts on Christmas and New Year’s Day. 2012 was a good year in general, and not just talking about the lineup of anime (though every year has at least a good series or two–Tiger & Bunny in 2011, and K Project in 2012), but curiosity looms of what’s to come in 2013–the year of the Snake!