Or, if you’re a fan of alternate titles: And Then The Yuri Started.
I won’t bother telling you to click below to read more, because, well… You’re probably already doing so with palmfuls of sweat. (more…)
Over at Shameful Otaku Secret, the venerable Otou-san has been discussing the woes of the anime industry of the past few days, first defining the problem and putting forth some ideas, then asking famous bloggers for their take on the issue. (As I write this last bit he’s putting the final post or two… Do go read, they’re all interesting, well-thought out reads.)
Of course I ain’t one of those featured bloggers; perhaps this has to do with me not even knowing that the anime industry was in dire straits in the first place, although I did hear that Japan’s economy had taken a bearish downturn in the last years. Or perhaps because I made the leap to “anime blogger” a whole month ago, so I’m not exactly world-famous… yet.
But there’s no law that says I can’t jump in, no? So here we go! In the blue corner: the poor beleaguered behemoth studios and licensing companies. In the red corner: evil fansubbers who eat babies for breakfast!
I knew today wouldn’t be an ordinary day when I got on the subway on my way to Otakuthon 2008 and found myself standing next to Aang from Avatar.
Yesterday (Saturday) was a no-go for me since I was stuck at work. I decided to make up today for my absence by arriving early — so early that the convention hall hadn’t even opened yet. Not a problem! I passed the time by wandering off into the labyrinthine corridors of Montreal’s Palais des Congrès. I eventually stumbled into the backstage area where the first person I came across was Lauren, a friend from work who was wearing a walkie-talkie and a desperate face.
Alarm sirens went off in my head when I saw Lauren’s eyes light up after spotting me.
Whew! What a crazy week of overtime at work and gnawing my fingernails waiting for my fansubber to finally release the next Kaiba. Yet exhaustion is no bar to my verbal diarrhea! Do mind the spoilers as usual, dear reader.
By the way, here’s the picture next to “orgasm” in my dictionary:
Yes. Fuck yes. You go, girl.
I live in Montreal, Canada, and this weekend I’ll try my damndest to swing by Otakuthon 2008, an anime convention whose existence I learned just a couple of days ago. I’ll probably be stuck at work on Saturday, but if you’re attending, look for me on Sunday! I’ll be the guy wearing neither black nor eye-searing neon pastel tones.
Now to find some batteries for my trusty camera so I can bring some photographic souvenirs back to you, dear reader…
Now and Then, Here and There is a critically-acclaimed TV series from a few years ago that features a crazy militaristic leader, a magical water girl and plenty of emotionally scarring moments. Worth the watch? You’ll have to check out the review to find out!