Friday, January 31, 2014

Fairy Tail

Genre: Fantasy

Age Appropriate: Teens

Emotional Response: LOL that was pretty funny!

Myself in Notes, 2014

This list was inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's series of birthday notes, written annually from when she was 23 to 33. You can see these candid, intimate glimpses of her life on at the until March 16th.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

The 2013 Retrospective: The Absolute Best and the Worst of the Rest

Sasuga title there.

Great job, me.


Considering what it gave us-ATTACK ON TITAN- it might come off as a little odd for me to suggest that 2013 wasn't the best year in anime. Maybe its just me; but as great as a lot of the anime i came across were, every once in a while i like sitting down, watching anime and being blown away. And that didn't happen in 2013 besides three or four titles.

A shame, really, when you consider the potential so many series that premiered or completed in 2013 possessed; yet most of them just didn't really hit home. Or maybe my standards are a little skewed, here's to hoping for an epic 2014.

Anyway, my top ten anime of 2013; i will try to break the pattern and keep it brief.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New figmas, GunPlas and more from the March 2014 issue of Hobby Japan Magazine

The March edition of the Monthly Magazine has finally been released and new scans from the magazine previews several new figures, toys and model kits that will definitely hurt some wallets and bank accounts.

1/144 HGBF GM Sniper K9

Monday, January 27, 2014

Voice Actor Ichiro Nagai Passes Away

Anime voice actor Ichiro Nagai passed away on January 27, 2014 at the age of 82. Nagai had collapsed in a Hiroshima City hotel; he was taken to a hospital, but he passed away. As of this writing, the cause of death is unknown, and police are investigating the matter.

Nagai provided voices for many character during his career, including:

Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Top 13 Nerdy Moments of 2013

Pardon my tardiness to the yearly retrospect club. Being punctual with my writing wasn't one of my new year's resolutions, unfortunately. However, writing in general was, and this is definitely a great time to reflect on all things that made last year special. Since I'm a self-proclaimed nerd and otaku, I figured it'd be fitting to specifically celebrate all things nerdy that were the highlights of 2013 for myself. I always like to feel "good" to be a nerd, instead of ashamed or reserved, and upon looking back on the year, I even found it a struggle to narrow it down to 13, which is a great sign that I'm living a great life as a nerd. This helps me feel that there's nothing wrong with my lifestyle, and that it can carve as deep of memories as anything else out there. So without any more delay, before I ramble on to 2015, let me proudly share my defining moments as a nerd in 2013!