Mothballs: Witness For The Prosecution Of Wizard Barristers

This Week: Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil

Between this and Cool Devices last week, I have watched two series that feature frogs sexually assaulting leading ladies in a fourteen day period. So there is that as a theme.

This one was via On Demand too, so I guess my satellite provider got to be in on monitoring it as well.

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Hangers: Summer 2014 Anime, Week One (Plus Housekeeping)

This Week: Barakamon, Free! – Eternal Summer, Mobile Suit Gundam-san, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!, and Space☆Dandy Season Two

The most hectic time of the year! …That happens to show up every thirteen weeks or so.
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Ranking The Films Of Mamoru Oshii Is To Become The Basset Hound

Mamoru Oshii has been getting some renewed film festival attention recently in North America.

With what one could consider an over year long lead in to his pivotal Ghost in the Shell’s twentieth anniversary coming in 2015, many are taking extra opportunities to showcase his works. Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, for instance, will be granting the director a Lifetime Achievement Award on July 17th 2014, to coincide with a special viewing of a new high definition mastering of the film. Going along with that, Brian Ruh’s book Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii even entered its second edition this past April. For English language readers especially it is such a fantastic thing to have access to materials like that, a combination of introductory exploration for newer fans and analytical resource for veterans to return to time and again.

Mamoru Oshii, one must understand coming into a post like this, is one of my favorite filmmakers. I will watch anything he makes.

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The World is Still Beautiful (Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii), Collected Commentary Notebook (1 – 12)

My episodic notes, reactions, and commentary from the second half of The World is Still Beautiful (Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii), which aired during the Spring 2014 anime season.

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Hangers: Spring Anime, Week Thirteen Season Shutdown

This Week: The World is Still Beautiful, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!, Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara, M3: The Dark Metal, and Free! Eternal Summer.

Post publication was put on pause due to power failure. Please accept this image of Haru as a merman for the inconvenience.

Last week of the season then for the weekly shows! Much like I did the previous Winter season, I may opt to make a final little roundup after this for various other Spring productions I watched, but did not write about. You can be on the lookout for it early next week then, lest I get sucked to far into the Summer season prep-work.

If you have been reading these weeklies as they happen this season, I certainly more than thank you. If I did not happen to pick up anything you were more interested in however, that is OK too! Summer season is about to cause all kinds of shakeups, as my plate will basically be cleared, and as of right now I have not firmly decided on what I actually want to tackle from it.

So there is, in the end, always next time to look forward to.

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Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara (Gaworare) [If Her Flag Breaks], Collected Commentary Notebook (1 – 13)

My episodic notes, reactions, and commentary from Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara (Gaworare) [If Her Flag Breaks], which aired during the Spring 2014 anime season.

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