I promised I’d write a post about my trip this summer. That was two months ago, but better late than never. Not anime, but I went to Japan, so I figured people might be interested.
The reason I went on this trip in the first place is because I had to present at a robotics conference in Hong Kong. I had just graduated and was taking a vacation for the summer, so I figured, since I was already over there, why not see Asia?
Anyway, I went to the conference, saw a bunch of friends from all over the world, gave my presentation. My presentation kind of sucked because I was distracted by these two guys who came in, sat right in front of me, and proceeded to talk over me for the first five minutes of the presentation. Threw me off. Oh well.
Then I skipped most of the rest of the conference to see Hong Kong! I had dim sum everyday, obviously. I love dim sum.
The first day, we went to this 5-star Michelin rated restaurant. The cheapest 5-star Michelin rated restaurant in the world, I believe. The barbecue pork buns (shown above) were to die for. Seriously, hands down some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. Continue reading →
I was mentioning this in one of my upcoming posts on Narutaru as it relates to Kitoh’s art style, but I realized this would be of more general interest. Take a quick look at this short video. It’s only one minute and nineteen seconds:
I’m already covering Sword Art Online and Mahouka, which both air on Saturday. I’m pretty sure I’m going to pick up Aldnoah Zero, which also airs on Saturday. I’ll also pick one or two more. I’m leaning towards Tokyo Ghoul and / or Zankyou no Terror. Thoughts? Don’t pick your favorite shows, pick something you’d like to see me write about.
I’m also planning to continue Week in Anime posts anything else I want to talk about this season. A few other things I’m planning to do: 1) write some posts about my trip to Asia and Japan, 2) season end and start posts, 3) write up a post about the manga I’m currently reading. If I forget / continue to be a lazy bum, please pester me.
Normally I don’t watch dramas. All the ones I’d seen parts of before were crap. But the other week a friend of mine suggested I give this show called “Hanzawa Naoki” a try. It was only ten episodes, so I figured why not. In the worst case, I could later elucidate her on why she has shit taste.
Anyway, the lesson is, if all your friends jump off a bridge, you’d better hurry up and join them. Hanzawa Naoki is AMAZING. Continue reading →
It’s been nearly three years since I updated my list of favorite anime. I figure it’s about time. A few notes:
This list is only for TV anime, not movies or OVAs. In case I never get around to writing posts on those (a highly likely scenario) my favorite movies are Whisper of the Heart followed by A Place Promised in Our Early Days followed by a bunch of Miyazaki movies and the Haruhi movie. My favorite OVA is Detroit Metal City, followed by Diebuster.
My tastes are pretty varied, I feel, although sci-fi, fantasy, and horror are each heavily represented. The two things that draw most of these shows together are strong characterizations and creative settings.
Take the rankings with a grain of salt. The difference between #31 and #32 is approximately nothing.
If anyone’s wondering why Bokurano isn’t on my list, it’s because I haven’t watched it yet. Once I watch Bokurano I will have no good anime to look forward to and will have no need to ever watch anime again.
If anyone’s wondering why Narutaru isn’t on my list, it’s because it sucked. Except the OP. That was pretty darn good.
This list is objectively accurate, and anyone who disagrees is WRONG. It’s not like the order would have been completely different if I wrote it yesterday instead.
Without further ado, here it is: the list of my favorite 50 anime.
The Count of Monte Cristo, anime version. Everything that made the original Count of Monte Cristo so great, except it also looks pretty. Oh, and with mecha and traps. Of course. It is anime, after all. Continue reading →