Confessions Of An Anime Fan

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アニメ。。。 ??? ???。。。 アニメ?事?好??????

Oh wait, wrong kind of confession… It seems to me that everyone has skeletons in their closet, so to speak. I have quite a few anime related confessions to make. Y’know, anime that I should have watched, anime that I shouldn’t have watched, weird quirks that I have… That kinda thing. I figured I’d go clean and reveal to you my darkest anime confessions:

kokuhaku.jpg

アニメ。。。 ??? ???。。。 アニメ?事?好??????

Oh wait, wrong kind of confession… It seems to me that everyone has skeletons in their closet, so to speak. I have quite a few anime related confessions to make. Y’know, anime that I should have watched, anime that I shouldn’t have watched, weird quirks that I have… That kinda thing. I figured I’d go clean and reveal to you my darkest anime confessions:

1. I have a huge backlog

No, seriously, it’s huge! I have a whole 200GB hardrive of practically unwatched anime, and another 200GB that is quickly filling up. I watch about 3 episodes of anime per day, yet that is still not enough to shrink my massive backlog.
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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo – Manga Review

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So during my last Amazon.com manga shopping spree, I decided to pick up the Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo manga. I had seen the anime when it was being subbed, and I thought it was hilarious! Sadly, whenever I show it to anyone, they’re all, “WTF?” I think only my cousin found it somewhat amusing. Living a life without cable, I still can’t watch the Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo anime, so I’m stuck reading the manga.

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So during my last Amazon.com manga shopping spree, I decided to pick up the Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo manga. I had seen the anime when it was being subbed, and I thought it was hilarious! Sadly, whenever I show it to anyone, they’re all, “WTF?” I think only my cousin found it somewhat amusing. Living a life without cable, I still can’t watch the Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo anime, so I’m stuck reading the manga.

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Is Retro Anime Making a Comeback?

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I wonder if this’ll start a meme…

One thing I’ve noticed over the past few months is that more and more older anime series are being picked up by fansub groups. It might seem odd that some of the newer and prettier anime from the current season still haven’t been picked up while older series such as Queen Millennia are subbed.

Why would anyone sub Princess Knight, Peter Pan no Bouken, or Queen Millenia over (insert latest super dumb shonen anime name here)? Once you actually watch these old anime, however, it becomes apparent why the fansub groups decided to sub them: They’re good.

They might not have the super high quality animation that you might expect from modern anime, but I think retro anime have a certain charm of their own. From shows like Princess Knight, you can see where the early Japanese animators were clearly inspired by Disney cartoons. In Queen Millenia, you can see the advancement made in character design (super hot Uma Thurman-esque babes). Peter Pan no Bouken’s animation quality (from 1981) seems to rival some of today’s (low-budget) anime.

On top of the historical value of watching old anime, there’s also the entertainment value. There’s a reason that this anime has stuck around for 30+ years. The stories might seem cliched today, but they were really the basis for all the cliched anime you watch today! Actually, I don’t know how to feel about that…

Anyway, I personally welcome the release of retro anime. It gives us a view of the roots of the current anime, plus they’re just fun to watch. Hopefully the fansub groups will be able to get through the whole series, rather than do a handful of episodes and then give up. Plus more retro anime = more anime to add to my backlog! Yeah!

Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight) – Retro Anime First Impressions

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Before going ahead with the upcoming Summer 2006 anime, I thought I’d take some time to look at a very retro anime. The Ribon no Kishi anime was shown in Japan in 1967. Recently, it was subbed by a group called “Shibuya Fansubs.”

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Before going ahead with the upcoming Summer 2006 anime, I thought I’d take some time to look at a very retro anime. The Ribon no Kishi anime was shown in Japan in 1967. Recently, it was subbed by a group called “Shibuya Fansubs.”

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Megane… Megane… Megane…

Hey all!
Sorry for the somewhat off topic post, but I need your help! I need to pick some glasses frames, and I can never decide which ones look good.

So if you want, hop on over to my personal blog, where I’ve got computer renderings of what my head would look like with a bunch of different glasses. You can vote for the style you think looks least worst! I have to decide tomorrow, so head on over, if you desire!

For everyone else, it’s Meganekko Osaka!

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My attempt to make this post somehow related to anime…