Hangers: Autumn Anime, Week Six

This Week: Kill la Kill, Nagi No Asukara, Miss Monochrome, Coppelion, Non Non Biyori, Gingitsune: Messenger of the Fox Gods, and Gundam Build Fighters.

Anime midterms are in this week, and some of their mothers may be getting phone calls.

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Mothballs: Android Dreams of Electric Fireworks

This Week: Robot Carnival and Neo Tokyo

My birthday was Monday (hence the lack of a post then), so outside of maintaining currently airing shows I just wanted to watch Cool Old Stuff I Like with any time that actually went to anime this particular week.

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Hangers: Autumn Anime, Week Five

This Week: Kill la Kill, Nagi No Asukara, Miss Monochrome, Coppelion, Non Non Biyori, Gingitsune: Messenger of the Fox Gods, and Gundam Build Fighters.

Anime season midterms are one week off for most of these productions, so we will see who has been studying and which shows are slacking off.

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Mothballs: Faith Based DEEN

This Week: Maria Watches Over Us [Season 1] and Angel’s Egg

After watching as many horror anime as I have been over the last month, I figured some genre switches were in order for these posts.

I also honestly did not even mentally register that the two anime I settled on both had religious overtones and were each by Studio DEEN until I started writing this entry.

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Hangers: Autumn Anime, Week Four

This Week: Kill la Kill, Nagi No Asukara, Miss Monochrome, Coppelion, Monogatari Series: Second Season, Non Non Biyori, Gingitsune: Messenger of the Fox Gods, and Gundam Build Fighters.

What a strange and unusual week. This is at least part of why I do not subscribe to “three episode” rules.

Some productions changed thematic gears, others artistic ones. What seemed like previously pretty solid ground for a few is now potentially giving way to marshy swamps.

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Pendant Light: Boogiepop and Others. The Imaginator and Myself.

I have a stranger relationship with Boogiepop Phantom than I do any other anime.

It is entirely possible I may not have an association with any other piece of media in the rather particular way this series and I have danced around each other over the years.

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Mothballs: The Fish Attack At The End Of The Universe

This Week: Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack and Roots Search

Thus far for my personal anime horror reflections this month I have gone into antsy gore and nudity, slasher and splatter, and borderline exploitation.

I thought it was high time then, with this second to last entry for this month on the subject, for some incredibly dumb horror before I finish up with something special next week.

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Hangers: Autumn Anime, Week Three

This Week: Kill la Kill, Nagi No Asukara, Miss Monochrome, Coppelion, Monogatari Series: Second Season, Non Non Biyori, Gingitsune: Messenger of the Fox Gods, and Gundam Build Fighters.

Many folks I know ascribe to the notion of a “three episode rule” when it comes to selecting what to keep and drop around this time of the season. The productions have had some time to stretch their legs, jog a few laps, and we get an idea of who may or may not be making the varsity team.

Much like many fantasy sports groups though, I don’t use such trap doors to get myself off of a sinking ship, so none of these shows I am following will be traded away regardless of how enjoyable or terrible they are proving to be.

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Pendant Light: Anime Horror and Watching Nice Things

As I have been granting a rather extensive amount of time this month to seasonally Halloween appropriate anime affairs (one previous column dealing with the holiday in a friendly fun focus via Dirty Pair, three weekly entries on horror and gore back catalogue resurrections, with two more distinct pieces still in the pipeline) a few questions have been sent along to me.

In summarizing them and in so many fewer words: Why and how can I bring myself to watch so many disgusting anime? Don’t I just want to watch some nice things?

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Mothballs: Violence Jack

This Week: Violence Jack: Harlem Bomber, Violence Jack: Evil Town, and Violence Jack: Hell’s Wind

As I have been already on a personal gore and horror backcatalogue theme for October, and the currently airing Kill la Kill has so much raw Go Nagai inspiration in its tank, Violence Jack seemed like a natural fit to spin back around to doing some light revisitng for this week.

While this is normally a space where I talk about any and all productions I watched that are not currently airing, and I did also view all of Gatchaman Crowds in the past seven days, it does not really fit with the theme I have been running with for these Friday writeups this month. That said, I did cover my thoughts on it earlier in the week if you are so inclined.

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