First impressions are over. Oh sure, there’s still Deadman Wonderland, Blue Exorcist and Moshidora to write about, but I’m bored of first impression posts now. So on with my obligatory seasonal status update post, in which I actually have interesting stuff to say in for once.
Blogging plans for this season are finalised and ready to go. I’m going to be covering Steins;Gate, Fireball Charming and [C]. Before the season started, I said I only planned on covering 2 shows per season, but my empress Drossel called out to me and Fireball only has 2 minute long episodes anyway, so that’s not much hassle to cover. Admittedly the two shows I’m covering, [C] and Steins;Gate, are the two anime this season that have the biggest chances of self-destructing in spectacular fashion, but hopefully that will make it still fun to blog. That said, I would much prefer these anime to deliver for a change. I don’t want another Fractale or Magical Flying Panther on my hands. Still, it’s turned out to be a high quality season, even if the mecha genre is only noticeable again by its absence. Ah well, the final 2 Break Blade movies are coming out 27th May and 22nd of July so that should keep me going until Sunrise release their highly original new anime this summer. It has a fancy male character who forms a contract with a mystical girl to gain magical powers. Oh, and there’s rollerblading mecha.
My knowledge of movies is painfully lacking. I love them, but I just never got into the natural groove of watching them when they came on TV or going to the cinema to see them, except for social occasions. So I decided I was going to correct this and watch as many of the bloody things as I could over the next year. I’m going to be chronicling my journey too: Scamp watches stuff that’s not cartoons. It’s nowhere near as in depth or as carefully calculated as my posts on anime will be. This is mainly a personal thing to keep track of what I’ve learned. But if you can’t get enough of me or something, then by all means check it out. There’s a few short reviews up already.
I’m going to London Expo wooh! My first time ever at a convention. Well, apart from that one convention I went to, saw a bunch of people playing Blaze Blue, setting out a twister mat and no sign of anime whatsoever, which I promptly left after 10 minutes. But yep, I’m going to be at the UK’s biggest convention, probably on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th. I’m not going to be running a panel or anything like that, but I’d love to meet some folk I know from online there. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do at a convention for 2 days by myself.
Also if you have a spare bed, I can cook for you. OK, just took a look at the hotel prices. Suddenly I’m no longer joking with that line, a place to sleep would be hugely appreciated.
No, I won’t be podcasting myself. Instead, I’m going to be making some super exciting guest appearances on some other anime podcasts over the next week or two. I’m appearing on the Bakacast at Project Haruhi and the Metaverse at Metanorn. At least, they said I would be. Unless my tongue falls out or they suddenly decide they don’t like me, both of which would be rather embarrassing. Do go listen to them when I’m on to listen to my smexy Irish accent.
1 Year Later
The Aniblog Tourney started exactly one year ago. The dust has long since settled on that tourney, but anime blogs are obviously still ongoing. To see how these blogs are still doing, I posted up a list on the tourney site detailing each blog that entered the tourney and whether they are still updating regularly today. Basically, most of the anime blogs are still alive and well, albeit plenty of them have moved about or changed owners or blogging styles and whatnot, with plenty of newcomers to fill the gaps vacated by the deceased.