Mothballs: Don’t Tell Gally To Stay In The Galley

This Week: Battle Angel

On January 28th, Yukito Kishiro finally brought the Battle Angel Alita: Last Order manga to the end of its run.

With roughly double the length of the original series, its kind of a weird thing to actually see. If we include the original (1990 – 1995, ended early due to health reasons), some random short stories (that slow drip collection starting in 1997), and Last Order (2001 – 2014), this has all been, well, a pretty impressive professional accomplishment to say the least. The series had a little two episode OVA produced, so it seemed timely to pop back in this week and well before the next endeavor (The Martian War Chronicles) kicks off later this year.

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Hangers: Winter Anime, Week Four

This Week: Kill La Kill, Nagi No Asukara, Space Dandy, Pupa, and Gundam Build Fighters.

The one third or so mark of the season, and some of these programs are going to need to start coming in for extra credit if they don’t want to be too off course come midterms.

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Pendant Light: Hakujaden, The Tale of the White Serpent, And Living A Love In Color

The first full color anime feature film, from Toei in 1958.

So, full stop and without question, that alone makes this a pretty nifty little slice of animation history to experience.

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Hangers: Winter Anime, Week Two

This Week: Kill La Kill, Nagi No Asukara, Space Dandy, Pupa, and Gundam Build Fighters.

The first week all of my winter shows are firing at once, so this should be it for my docket for the rest of the season.

Wizard Lawyers: Perry Mason Murder She Wrote Witness for the Prosecution seems fun, but I’m purposely holding off on that one for a potential rainy spring weekend or something.

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Mothballs: Narita Or Us, Til Death Do The Protests Bust

This Week: The Death Lullaby.

So one of the Cool Things about seeing old posts when flipping through my dashboard interface shenanigans is that it is a good reminder of several things I’ve had in my eternally massive to-do list. In this case, it was that while I had previously watched Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show, I had not yet gotten around to a rather particular and similarly self animated work Hiroshi Harada had produced prior to that.

(And in this case, we have some synergy regarding my watches, since I pretty much do feel kind of like death at the moment, haha)

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Anime Admirers 2013: The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana)

If I could select but one of any anime program from the previous year to be seen by someone, even in some kind of forced eyelid A Clockwork Orange style approach, it would be The Flowers of Evil.

At times seemingly more methodical than flowing molasses in the dead of winter, it is a vessel of dread as a most highly distilled emotion. It is an excruciating journey of youthful unease and personal torment. And I adored looking forward to it each and every week it was airing.

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