If you haven’t already heard, New York Comic Con recently did something extremely messy. After a pre-sale event months ago and the literal night before the general sale of tickets, the con decided it was the best time to announce a new anime festival in collaboration with AX Con in LA. I wrote a short article that detailed why this was a problem and why it is most likely the last straw for many fans – myself included. To add insult to injury, in their newsletter today NYCC announced high profile Black Panther guest Danai Gurira. The actress will be doing photo ops and autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Underneath the announcement in a bold highlighted white is a plea to purchase the remaining Sunday badges still available.
Naturally, I rolled my eyes at this.
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Increasing each year it has felt more like a chore than tradition to attend NYCC. It’s something I attend with a family member and I occasionally cosplay at the tiny events that anticipated the con’s arrival.
As I have gone on a small tangent – which I completely scrapped from this blog post – I was stationed eagerly in the virtual queue for an hour and a half this morning. I used my presale link intended to purchase tickets.
I already have one Friday NYCC ticket and thought to buy a Saturday NYCC ticket during the general sale. Then late last night, “Anime Fest” was announced. I read the email, sighed, and went to bed.
This morning I decided to give it a go – scraping my idea for a Saturday ticket and deciding to try out the Anime Festival; hence my current situation as I typed a three-page rant.
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If you were wondering where to watch Kiki’s Delivery Service this summer, look no further!
A new installment in the NEET in Anime series, I’d like to create a log to keep track of characters in various series. This time we’ll take a look at Tokyo Ghoul:re character Saiko Yonebayashi.
A NEET could be defined as a young person between the ages of 15-29 who is Not in Education, Employment or Training. The age range can go high as the mid-thirties in some studies. Social anxiety, lack of ambition, depression, and exhaustion are all conditions which could factor into one’s decision to choose the ‘NEET lifestyle’.
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A many anime fans have dreamt of lending their voice to an onscreen character. Oft times, I have attended conventions where a voice actor contest signup sheet was completely filled minutes after the showroom floor opened. How do these people act so fast? I always wondered before shrugging off to look at overpriced Black Butler wall scrolls. Well, now here is your chance but there is the catch: you have to be a singer.
You know how sometimes you’ll watch an anime, and the beginning is kinda crap? Like you don’t understand what is going on, the pacing is weird and the animation seems wonky? But you don’t want to judge an anime by its OP, so you continue on and actually enjoy the episode and then at the very last moment – boom – the show decides to tell you to go screw yourself? That was my experience watching Devils Line. Read on.
A lot happened as I watched this anime. A churning, erratic cycle of thoughts flooded my mind within the first ten minutes. I had no clue what was going on; I could not find a cohesive link between the two seemingly different stories I viewed on screen.
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Wow, has it really been over a year since Yuri!!! On Ice first aired? It feels like just yesterday when I was huddled around my laptop with my headphones in curled up on the sofa cheering for Yuri and wishing I had some katsudon. Do you dream of curling up surrounded by characters from Yuri on Ice and Sanrio? Read on to find out where to go in Japan to make your dreams come true!
This is a First Impressions review of the 2018 GeGeGe no Kitaro remake.
Welcome to the Spring 2018 Anime Season!
Gegege no Kitarou (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 ), or Kitaro of the Graveyard is a 2018 anime based on the 1960s manga series created by Mizuki Shigeru. The opening song has a very old-timey feeling to it, reminding me a lot of an episode of Mushishi.
It also has elements of my all-time favorite show, Natsume Yuujinchou, but strangely enough it reminds me the most of my favorite manga – Aku no Hana. I’m positive I am making this association due to the unsettling atmosphere and Papa Medama, who is quite literally a talking eyeball with legs.
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Recovery of an MMO Junkie [ ネト充のススメ], or Netojuu no Susume is an anime I’d heard whispers of back when I was actively not watching anime.
For reference, I was working almost every day surrounded by Japanese culture, Japanese people and Japanese food – I felt like I was in an actual anime.
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