Weekend Anime Review Update

Just a quick note that I have finished my transition of decade-old anime reviews from my 2003 AngelFire (!) website that was, inexplicably, still online – people weren’t kidding when they say there is only one internet. While some of reviews are cringe-inducing, I am nevertheless impressed by the exhaustive thoroughness of some of the others written in my youth. If you want to read a nearly 2000-word treatise on Evangelion or 1500 words on Now & Then, Here & There, well, now you can.

I (un)fortunately stopped writing anime reviews halfway through college, and thus none exist for some of the other popular works like Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and the like; it is unlikely that I will go back and write some up, just like I have little interest in importing the 60+ RPG reviews I wrote back in the day when I freelanced.

Anyway, I have pretty much decided to not feature anime reviews in the post feed proper (i.e. here), and instead periodically mention when several go up at once. So, well, several additional anime micro-reviews are also up, including Sword Art Online, Elfen Lied, and so on. Just click on the Review button along the top bar and navigate your way down to the Anime section.

My goal with these is simply to give you a quick overview of what to expect with the show, and to perhaps help decide if it’s worth watching. At this point, I am basically choosing shows at random as I am too far removed from the culture to know what to look for. If you happen to have some suggestions, perhaps in the form of a website or podcast you follow, by all means let me know.

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Posted on April 6, 2013, in Miscellany and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Appreciate the reviews and looking forward to your review of A Tale of the Malazan: Book of the Fallen. And check out Future Diary, that’s a very good anime.

  2. Thanks for the tip on Sword Art Online. Found it on Crunchyroll and watched the first episode. Seems pretty interesting so far…

  3. I don’t consider myself squeamish, but Elfin Lied… Wow. I didn’t bat an eye in the opening scene when she escaped as slaughtered the guards. But when the little girl got dismembered.. uh. So there’s ‘The Line’ I can’t cross.