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Updates and Such!

17 Jul

Hello my dears!  I just wanted to drop a quick update as I’ve been semi-MIA lately.  I happened to be on vacation last week (best friend=lots of day drinking and general laziness) and thus I am a bit behind on everything.  I’m still picking out a show, though I think I have it narrowed down to 2 choices and I’m still working up on my final piece about Aku no Hana as a whole. 

This season is tricky for me.  So far, my reactions to most of the new shows have been relatively subdued, making picking one to analyze on a weekly basis difficult.  Also, see aforementioned summertime laziness.  But I’m hoping to be up and running by the end of this week or the beginning of next week, so fear not.

In the meantime, while you’re waiting, I encourage you all to run out and watch the shit out of Pacific Rim.  Seriously.  I wish I was watching it again RIGHT NOW.  If you love anime/manga and/or Japanese pop culture than this movie is right up your most esteemed alley.  I mean, it’s got Kaijus and mechs.  Fighting each other.  For 2 hours.  And the mech tech is pure anime wish fulfillment.  So if you want to keep seeing big, fun action movies that don’t insult your intelligence and that provide you with a highly rewarding experience then please spend your money on seeing this movie.  Send the message that you want more of this.  It’s important.  Or at least I think so.

Now that I’ve properly proselytized to you about Pacific Rim’s benefits AND updated you on the general goings on with Anime Tantrums, I’m off to…do stuff!  Awesome stuff!  You go do awesome stuff too!  I’ll talk to you very soon!

A Quick Update

7 May
Oh yes.

Oh yes.

My apologies guys, I’ve been out of commission for most of the weekend with the most epic allergy attack/cold I’ve ever personally experienced. I’m giving serious thought to filing a police report against my sinuses for physical assault.

I thought though that I would pop in and assure anyone who has been waiting that there are posts forthcoming, namely my review of the fifth episode of Aku no Hana. Take a gander at that top photo if you want a glimpse of what’s in store. I very much enjoyed this episode for a variety of reasons, one of them namely being how well it captured the true awkwardness of Japanese teenagers, especially when paired with anything remotely “romantic”. Seriously, Junior High School boys are some of the most awkward and unsure creatures I have ever encountered, and you very rarely seriously see the truth of it and yet Aku no Hana captured it beautifully. This will also lead into some points I want to make about the Japanese dating scene and gender roles. So look forward to that tomorrow!

Also, I’m working on some longer form pieces and revisiting some older and much loved shows to do so. I don’t want to spoil it, but I think one of them will actually pair nicely with topics I’m going to touch on in this AnH review. I’m all about dem thematic tie ins yo.

So there you have it, some stuff to look forward to. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to be miserable with my congested face. Matta ne!