アニ・ノートhttp://ani-nouto.animeblogger.net/2020-02-17T00:00:00-07:00Kumoko trailer is revolting2020-02-17T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2020-02-17:/2020/02/17/kumoko-trailer-is-revolting//<p><img src="/wp-images/2020/20200217-01-01.jpg" height=288 width=512 class="centered" /> <p>Manga is quite enjoyable with its gripping action, but the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqu4D8P_oLQ">trailer</a> is disgusting with the RWBY level 3D and Kumoko's snout. Perhaps this is what fans of Star Wars felt when they saw Jar-jar.</p>Honzuki no Gekokujou S12020-02-13T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2020-02-13:/2020/02/13/honzuki-no-gekokujou-s1//<p><img src="/wp-images/2020/20200213-01-01.jpg" height=288 width=512 class="centered" /></p> <p><i>Ascendance of a Bookworm</i> is something I reconsidered primarily thanks to comment board at <a href="http://brickmuppet.mee.nu/iseakai_but_with_a_different_skillset">Brickmuppet's</a>. The heroine of the manga was absolutely insufferable though being self-centered. However, with Muppet vouching for the anime, I gave it a good try, and indeed, they wrote out the character flaws that ruined everything …</p>Canceling of Ishizoku Reviewers2020-02-10T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2020-02-10:/2020/02/10/canceling-of-ishizoku-reviewers//<p>When Funimation <a href="https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-06/amazon-prime-video-removes-interspecies-reviewers-anime/.156191">dropped <i>Interspecies Reviweers</i></a> after 3 episodes, it was funny. Remember how Seven Seas dropped <i>Kodomo no Jikan</i>? Good times. Yet again licensing something without any idea what they licensed, the industry is at its best as usual. But now that Tokyo MX <a href="https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-02-07/interspecies-reviewers-anime-japanese-tokyo-mx-airing-canceled/.156215">dropped the broadcast</a> (and literally replaced …</p>Ubu versus Crunchyroll2020-01-16T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2020-01-16:/2020/01/16/ubu-versus-crunchyroll//<p>Almost exactly 10 years ago, <a href="http://ani-nouto.animeblogger.net/2009/11/04/funimation-and-garbage-licenses/">we were discussing</a> how, for all their bluster about the right of fist look, Funimation tended to license garbage. But that was in 2009. Today, the 2019 is over and <a href="http://bridgebunnies.com/?p=4368">Ubu finds out that things have changed</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>So, I’ve been really kind of blah …</p></blockquote>Machikado Mazoku2019-12-30T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-12-30:/2019/12/30/machikado_mazoku//<img src="/wp-images/2019/20191230-01-01.jpg" height=288 width=512 class="centered" /> <p>I was re-watching <i>Machikado Mazoku</i> recently, thanks to my wife who agreed to watch &quot;an anime about the girl with horns&quot;. It really is a fun series, suitable for all ages. The art is great, characters are great, what else is there to wish for?</p> <p>I'm familiar with the manga …</p>Shirobako S2 is announced2019-09-12T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-09-12:/2019/09/12/shirobako-s2-is-announced//<p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/PAWORKS_eng/status/1170007292885889024?s=09">second coming of <i>Shirobako</i></a> is such a major news that I was unable to live without a blog anymore and restored it, using Pelican. Thank heavens I never had comments enabled. Anyway, that being major news is not necessarily good news. The impact of the original was so great …</p>Animeblogger.net is shutting down2019-07-19T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-07-19:/2019/07/19/animeblogger-net-is-shutting-down//<p>This blog is going to go away at the end of the month. The management offered a free redirect from the old domain, but I'm not sure if I will be in position to take them upon it.</p>Slime ends2019-05-15T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-05-15:/2019/05/15/slime-ends//<img src="/wp-images/2019/20190515-01-01.jpg" height=288 width=512 class="centered" /> <p>Or as it was called, <i>Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken</i>. It was a solid production, but in the same time a disappointment for manga readers. There was seemingly no dramatic tension, even in major fights. I think the only time I was interested in the story was when our slime …</p>Bocchi begins2019-04-30T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-04-30:/2019/04/29/bocchi-begins//<img src="/wp-images/2019/20190430-01-01.jpg" height=288 width=512 class="centered" /> <p>Japanese sure love their emotional anxiety stories. Some are immensely popular, yet fail to interest... I'm looking at you, <i>Komi-san</i>. Fortunately, <i>Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu</i> takes a sunshine approach. Imagine, if you will, a <i>Watamote</i>, where the main character is not a disgusting turd of a person, but rather …</p>2013 cut our ranks like scythe2019-04-16T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-04-16:/2019/04/16/2013-cut-our-ranks-like-scythe//<p>Behold, a short and incomplete lit of anime blogs that stopped posting in 2013 - and their authors were kind enough to keep up 6 years later.</p> <ol> <li><a href="http://www.darkmirage.com/">Ramblings of DarkMirage</a>: mostly known for his feature reviews, such as <a href="http://www.darkmirage.com/2009/05/05/rahxephon/"><i>RaX</i></a>.</li> <li><a href="https://shinmaru.wordpress.com/">Unmei Kaihen</a></li> <li><a href="https://calamitousintents.wordpress.com/">Calamitious Intent</a></li> <li><a href="http://oneminuteofdusk.blogspot.com/">One Minite Of Dusk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.basugasubakuhatsu.com/blog">BasuGasuBakuhatsu</a>: Hung is still …</li></ol>Faust is back2019-04-16T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-04-16:/2019/04/16/faust-is-back//<p>He's back with a <a href="https://dullahan.space/post/the_comfy_outdoors/">review of <i>Yuru Camp</i></a>, and on a new domain. Le sigh. These day, I cannot muster a good outrage about that. Not after Omo lost his DB, and Nobar switched domains (and lost the DB).</p>Real quick2019-03-28T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-03-28:/2019/03/28/real-quick//<p>Been busy recently. Well, that, and <a href="http://ani-nouto.animeblogger.net/2019/03/04/scanlations-are-out-of-control/">scanlations</a>.</p> <img src="/wp-images/2019/20190328-01-01.jpg" class="centered" width=512 height=288 /> <p><i>Yama no Susume S3</i>: not as amazing as S2. In S2, they had a lot of growth and stepped beyond the boundaries of CGDCT. I don't remember the last time when an anime protagonist fail as hard as Aoi did, and then live …</p>CKS on Slime2019-03-14T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-03-14:/2019/03/14/cks-on-slime//<p><a href="https://cks.mef.org/space/rtblog/anime/Fall2018Retrospective">Not much to add to this</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Above all, <i>Slime</i> is a cheerful, good-hearted show that is out to make us smile. If you want conflict and challenged characters and so on, this is not for you; it's all about Rimuru solving a succession of problems and running over a succession …</p></blockquote>Top 5 of mecha anime2019-03-06T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-03-06:/2019/03/06/top-5-of-mecha-anime//<p>Scott (apparently no relation to Scott Von Schilling) of Mechanical posted a little <a href="https://mechanicalanimereviews.com/2019/03/06/mecha-march-five-mech-shows-for-beginners/">mecha top-5</a>: <i>FMP</i>, <i>Geass</i>, <i>Gurren-Lagann</i>, <i>Escaflowne</i>, <i>Gundam 00</i>/<i>Gundam: IBO</i>. Each generation has its own heroes, I suppose. Still, I think we can do better without going full <a href="http://letsanime.blogspot.com/2009/01/flying-phantom-ship.html">Let's Anime</a>.</p> <p><b>Gurren-Lagann</b>: This is one entry that Scott …</p>Scanlations are out of control2019-03-04T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-03-04:/2019/03/04/scanlations-are-out-of-control//<img src="/wp-images/2019/20190304-01-01.jpg" height=328 width=512 class="centered" /> <p>Yet another night when I'm reading manga instead of watching anime. I really don't have an excuse: the easy availability of scanlations is what enables this. I follow 281 titles (of 355) on the site I'm using currently.</p> <p>UPDATE <a href="https://omonomono.com/2019/03/04/scanlation-is-out-of-control/">by Omo</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>I barely read any manga these days – I’m …</p></blockquote>Haters: 2 - Author: 02019-01-14T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-01-14:/2019/01/14/haters-2-author-0//<p>Since my tastes run contrary to the mainstream often, I tend to fall into the hipster trap, where if eveone say that something is bad, I expect it to be good. But obviously it's a logical fallacy, and I'm getting it with two big titles: <i>Slime</i> (Reincardated As) and <i>Demon …</i></p>John on American Otaku2019-01-10T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2019-01-10:/2019/01/10/john-on-american-otaku//<p><a href="https://www.animenation.net/blog/otaku-how-youve-changed/">Welp</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>The default Japanese image of an otaku is the opposite of outgoing, active, and youthful. Yet particularly in America, especially in the two-thousand-teens, anime has taken on the image that watching anime makes one cool. The entire point of the “Stay Crunchy” ad is to illustrate the idea that …</p></blockquote>Conception2018-12-17T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2018-12-17:/2018/12/17/conception//<p>Why am I watching this trash? It's even made by GONZO, and didn't I have a strict no-GONZO policy? The basic answer is, I tend to want to switch off recently.</p> <img src="/wp-images/2018/20181217-01-01.jpg" height=288 width=513 /> <p>The concept of the show is this: the protagonist is transferred to another world, where he has to seduce …</p>The Otome Game Villainess2018-11-12T00:00:00-07:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2018-11-12:/2018/11/12/the-otome-game-villainess//<img src="/wp-images/2018/20181112-01-01.jpg" height=432 width=550 class="centered" /> <p>I almost do not watch anime recently, but when <i>Otome Geimu no Hametsu Flag etc. etc.</i> comes <a href="http://www.ichijinsha.co.jp/special/otomegame-anime/">out</a>, I'll give it a try for sure (the failure of <i>Rimuru the Slime</i> notwithstanding). The <a href="https://mangadex.org/title/22637/otome-game-no-hametsu-flag-shika-nai-akuyaku-reijou-ni-tensei-shite-shimatta">manga</a> is that good.</p>Elon Musk is discovering anime2018-10-27T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2018-10-27:/2018/10/27/elon-musk-is-discovering-anime//<img src="/wp-images/2018/20181027-01-01.jpg" height=434 width=546 class="centered" /> <p>The rocket mogul has taken to Twitter with expressions of love of anime that left heathens shocked. What's particularly interesting about it, we're talking about a guy who's in with the Hollywood so much that he even got a cameo in <i>Iron Man 2</i>. And yet he's not a snob …</p>The Black Healer as the pinnacle of Chick Isekai2018-10-07T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2018-10-07:/2018/10/08/the-black-healer-as-the-pinnacle-of-chick-isekai//<p>In our days, when Rimuru the Slime anime succeeds <i>Death March</i> and <i>Dorei Majutsu</i> on air, the traditional isekai is well established. Everyone loves frolicking in a slave harem. However, it's not the only defined form of isekai. Its antagonist is, for the lack of a better term, the <i>chick …</i></p>Meow-Meow Japanese History2018-10-06T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2018-10-06:/2018/10/05/meow-meow-japanese-history//<img src="/wp-images/2018/20181006-01-02.jpg" height=288 width=512 class="centered" /> <p>Also known by its original name of <i>Neko-neko Nihonshi</i>, the cat thing is a delight. Although, truth to be told, I'm not entirely sure about some of the characters, most are quite recognizeable. Shinsegumi commanders, for example, or Ryoma Saotome. The episode of Sei Shounagon is my most favourite, with …</p>FranXX begins2018-07-20T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2018-07-20:/2018/07/20/franxx-begins//<img src="/wp-images/2018/20180720-01-01.jpg" height=288 width=512 class="centered" /> <p>Initially, <i>[Darling in the] FranXX</i> came on my radar because everyone latched on the supposed sexual innuendo (<a href="https://karmaburn.com/?p=7826">even Evirus</a>). Later, Faust came strongly in favor, although <a href="https://pl.smuglo.li/notice/2433670">on Smug.Loli</a> instead of his own blog:</p> <blockquote> <p>Do you like Trigger's Darling in the FranXX? Their early work was a little too cartoonish …</p></blockquote>A full year of suspensions2018-07-16T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2018-07-16:/2018/07/16/a-full-year-of-suspensions//<p>In the time-honored tradition of never dropping anything, but suspending series forever, there were more in the year since <a href="http://ani-nouto.animeblogger.net/2016/07/24/flying-witch-suspended/"><i>Flying Witch</i></a> fell flat on its face.</p> <p><i>Planetarian</i>: Seen 3. It's very short, but it's basically the suffering porn, like <i>Grave of the Fireflies</i>, which I dropped 2/3 in too …</p>Comic Girls2018-07-05T00:00:00-06:00Authortag:ani-nouto.animeblogger.net,2018-07-05:/2018/07/05/comic-girls//<img src="/wp-images/2018/20180705-01-01.jpg" height=288 width=513 class="centered" /> <p>What do you watch when nothing else goes on? There's always a CGDCT nowadays. And for an empty season's fodder, <i>Comig Girls</i> do not disappoint (h/t <a href="http://www.beta-waffle.com/blog/?p=5846">DiGiKerot</a>). I just wish they didn't make poor Kaosu to cry so much. Her self-doubt and imposter syndrome are familiar and even endearing …</p>