Just recently, Broccoli Books sent me a bunch of anime calendars to review. I don’t typically review calendars on my blog, but these ones are anime themed! I got two wall calendars: Disgaea and Samurai Champloo. I also got two desk calendars: DiGi Charat and Juvenile Orion.
I guess I’ll just go through each and give my opinion on the quality/etc of the calendars.
First off, these pictures are blurry because I suck at taking pictures, not because the calendars are blurry. The Disgaea calendar is pretty cool. And I’m not just saying that because I love Disgaea! Whoever designed this calendar obviously knows who the fans like. February is dedicated to everyone’s favorite loli demon, Etna! There are also profiles for Flonne, Laharl, the Prinnies and Chu-Boss.
Not much else to say, I guess, it tells you what day it is…
Now, I have to admit that I never actually saw Samurai Champloo. I thought it was what Samurai use before Samurai Chonditioner. Yuk yuk yuk! Anyway, the art in this calendar is pretty cool. I mean, Samurai are almost ninjas, which are awesome! I might have to check this anime out sometime.
Everyone likes DiGi Charat, right? This is a desk calendar, which means it just sits on your desk in case you forget which day it is. The cool part about these desk calendars is that the art parts are perforated and you can tear them out to use as postcards. They even have the place for stamps and whatnot.
If I had any room on my desk at all, I would totally consider putting this calendar on it. Maybe it’s time for some fall cleaning?
Juvenile Orion is another anime that I’ve never heard of. I’m not sure that I want to see it though, as it appears to feature a ton of bishies. This one’s like the DiGi Charat one; you can tear out the art to send as postcards. Or just keep them to yourself. Who sends postcards these days anyway?
Having stated my disapproval of hot guys, I still think the art looks cool, especially August, which was drawn by Koge Donbo. There’s a bunch of different artists featured on this calendar, like Kanan, Aya Shouoto, and PEACH-PIT.
I’m not a really big calendar type of guy, but these are pretty cool. I mean, c’mon, you can use them to display your love of anime and know what day of the week it is. I’d totally put these up at work. If I had a job.
Many thanks to Broccoli Books for sending me the sample calendars. The calendars are available now, so get them before 2007 actually starts!