Mothballs (Backlog & History)


Shorter length reflections on anime from my backlog, little quirky history things, as well as anime I have not seen in quite some time.

Posts made here prior to October 2013 will no longer be listed due to a refocus, but do exist in the larger archives for those who want to seek them out.

Alien Nine (Alien 9) [2001]
Arei’s Mirror ~ Way to the Virgin Space (Arei no Kagami) [1985]

Battle Angel (Gunnm) [1993]
Bird’s Song (Tori no Uta) [2007]
The Legend of Black Heaven (Kachou Ouji: Hard Rock Save the Space) [1999]
Black Magic M-66 [1987]
Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma (Yōma) [1989]
Blue Comet SPT Layzner (Aoki Ryuusei SPT Layzner) [1985]
Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi) [2004]

Call Me Tonight [1986]
Calm [2006]
Cipher [1989]
Cool Devices [1995]
Corpse Party: Missing Footage [2012]
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls – Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou
Crusher Joe: The Movie [1983]
The Curse of Kazuo Umezu (Umezu Kazuo no Noroi) [1990]

Dark Myth (Ankoku Shinwa) [1990]
The Death Lullaby (Nido to Mezamenu Komori Uta)
Desert Rose (Suna no Bara Yuki no Mokushiroku) [1993]
Doomed Megalopolis [1991]
The Door into Summer (Natsu e no Tobira) [1981]
Dream Dimension Hunter Fandora (Mujigen Hunter Fandora) [1985]
Dream Users (Yume Tsukai) [2006]

Elfen Lied [2004]

Fantascope ~tylostoma~ [2006]
The Five Star Stories [1989]
Future War Year 198X (Future War 198X-nen) [1982]

Gatchaman Crowds: Embrace [2014]
Gestalt (Heya/Keitai)
Ginga no Uo Ursa Minor Blue [1993]
Glassy Ocean (Kujira no Chouyaku) [1998]
Good Morning Althea [1987]
Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack [2012]

Hells (Hells Angels) [2008]
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance

Iblard Time (Iblard Jikan) [2007]
Insufficient Direction (Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki) [2014]

Japanese-English Pictionary [1987]

Kama Sutra: The Ultimate Sex Adventure (Kyuukyoku no Sex Adventure Kamasutra) [1991]

Lunn Flies into the Wind (Lunn wa Kaze no Naka)
Lupin III: Green Vs. Red
Lupin VIII (Pilot Film) [1982]

Macross 7 [1994]
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 [1987]
Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene (Majokko Shimai no Yoyo to Nene) [2013]
Mardock Scramble (film franchise) [2010, 2011, 2012]
Maria Watches Over Us (Maria-sama ga Miteru) [2004]
Maria Watches Over Us: Printemps (Maria-sama ga Miteru: Haru) [2004]
Maria Watches Over Us 3rd (Maria-sama ga Miteru 3rd) [2006]
Maria Watches Over Us Season 4 (Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th) [2009]
Marvel Anime – Blade [2011]
Megazone 23 Part I [1985]
Megazone 23 Part II [1986]
Megazone 23 Part III [1989]
Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 [1987]
The Midnight Parasites (Kiseichuu no Ichiya) [1972]
Muromi-san on the Shore (Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san) [2013]
Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai (Miyamoto Musashi: Souken ni Haseru Yume) [2009]

Neo Tokyo [1989]
The Nighthawk Star (Yodaka no Hoshi) [2013]
Nimrod [2011]

Open Your Mind (Mezame No Hakobune) [2005]

Panzer Dragoon [1996]
Piano Forest (Piano no Mori: The Perfect World of Kai)
A Piece of Phantasmagoria [1995]
The Poem of Wind and Trees (Kaze to Ki no Uta) [1987]
Purple Eyes in the Dark (Yami no Purple Eyes) [1988]

Relic Armor Legaciam [1987]
Robot Carnival
Roots Search [1986]
Roujin Z [1991]
Route 20: Galactic Airport [Pilot Film] (R20: Ginga Kūkō) [1991]

Sadamitsu the Destroyer (Hakaima Sadamitsu) [2001]
Sex Demon Metropolis (Inma Daitoshi: Beast City) [1996]
Stamp Fantasy (Kitte no Gensou) [1961]
Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana) [2009]

Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters (Tachiguishi-Retsuden) [2006]
Taiko Drum Master (Taiko no Tatsujin) [2005]
Tokyo Babylon [1992]
Twilight of the Dark Master (Shihaisha no Tasogare) [1998]

Urusei Yatsura: The Obstacle Course Swim Meet (Urusei Yatsura: Za Shougaibutsu Suieitaikai) [2008]

Violence Jack (OVA franchise) [80s / 90s]

Whispered Words (Sasameki Koto) [2009]
Wild Cardz (JaJa Uma! Quartet)
Wish Upon a Star: Cold Body + Warm Heart (Hoshi ni Negai wo: Cold Body + Warm Heart) [2009]
Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil [2014]

X/1999 (X: The Movie) [1996]

Your Choice! (Dottini-Suru?) [1999]


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Pendant Light
(Longer Form Essays, Editorials, Etc)


Features, special event posts, or much longer essays.

Often, these have been the posts displayed at the top of the homepage.

Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed, Anime Secret Santa 2015 [Part Three; Final] [03/19/2016]

Mononoke, Anime Secret Santa 2015 [Part Two] [12/25/2015]

Wolf Children (Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki), Anime Secret Santa 2015 [Part One] [12/23/2015]

We Know the Devil, Avatar Tuner [09/25/2015]

Spin, Focus, Daylight: My Anime and Manga Writing Spirit [09/13/2015]

Night on the Galactic Railroad — Mild Peril Podcast Guest Appearance  [09/12/2015]

Sentimental Journey, and Adapting Visual Novels for Failure States [02/16/2015]

Blue Blazes (Aoi Honō), Anime Admirers 2014 EX Special [02/15/2015]

Mushishi -Next Passage- (Mushishi Zoku Shou), Anime Admirers 2014 [02/09/2015]

Ping Pong The Animation, Anime Admirers 2014 [02/08/2015]

Space☆Dandy Season Two, Anime Admirers 2014 [02/08/2015]

Hōzuki no Reitetsu, Anime Admirers 2014 [02/07/2015]

Minivans and Social Plans, Anime Admirers 2014 [02/07/2015]

Asura, Anime Secret Santa 2014 (Part 3) (12/24/2014)

Ring ni Kakero 1, Anime Secret Santa 2014 (Part 2) (12/23/2014)

Rainbow-Colored Fireflies, Anime Secret Santa 2014 (Part 1) (12/23/2014)

Mysterious Girlfriend X, Mysterious Revisitation Y (09/28/2014)

Band of Ninja, and the Fundamentals of Animated Revolution (08/03/2014)

X: The End of the World and Us (07/28/2014)

Pictures at an Exhibition and Osamu Tezuka’s Gallery on Decay (07/17/2014)

Ranking The Films Of Mamoru Oshii Is To Become The Basset Hound (07/07/2014)

A Hatsune Miku Music Video Chronology Marathon (06/13/2014)

Anime Blog Anniversary – Super Song And Dance Link Party Adventures (05/24/2014)

The Anime Music Videos of Fantasista Utamaro (05/18/2014)

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise and The Shooting Star We Saw (05/04/2014)

“I Always Wanted To Land A Harrier On My Lawn,” And Why Beautiful Dreamer Is Still Relevant (04/19/2014)

Flag, The Banners Of Peace And The Fuels Of War (03/10/2014)

My Anime ABC’s (02/11/2014)

Hakujaden, The Tale of the White Serpent, And Living A Love In Color (01/19/2014)

Anime Admirers 2013: The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) (01/10/2014 )

Anime Admirers 2013: The Eccentric Family (Uchoten Kazoku) (01/07/2014)

Anime Admirers 2013: Little Witch Academia (01/07/2014)

Anime Admirers 2013: Monogatari Series: Second Season (01/01/2014)

Anime Admirers 2013: gdgd Fairies Season Two (12/31/2013)

Anime Admirers 2013: Hub Worlds And Homesteads (12/30/2013)

Source Wars (11/18/2013)

Boogiepop and Others. The Imaginator and Myself (10/29/2013)

Anime Horror and Watching Nice Things (10/21/2013)

Gatchaman Crowds And Saving Superheroes (10/14/2013)

“Yes Please! We Could Definitely Use A Halloween Party” (10/08/2013 )

Sugar Cereals And Ice Cream Dreams: The DAICON III And IV Opening Animations (09/03/2013)


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Notebooks (Collected Episode Commentaries)


These posts take the individual episode remarks  I made about shows as they were airing from the Hangers category, and ties them all together with other episodes from the same series.

This is to make it easier for readers who want to read my previous episode notes on a single show after the series has already concluded.

Barakamon [1 – 12]

[1 – 13]

Free! – Eternal Summer [1 – 13]
Gingitsune: Messenger of the Fox Gods
[1 – 12] [Part one, 1 – 12]
[Part two, 13 – 25]
Gundam Build Fighters Try [Part one, 1 -12]
Gundam Reconguista in G (Gundam: G no Reconguista) [Part one, 1 – 13]
Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara (Gaworare) [If Her Flag Breaks] [1 – 13]Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara (Gaworare) [If Her Flag Breaks] [OVA]
Kill la Kill
[Part one, 1 – 12]
Kill la Kill [Part two, 13 – 24]

M3: The Dark Metal (M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane) [Part one, 1 – 16]
M3: The Dark Metal (M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane) [Part two, 17 – 24]
(1 – 13, Plus OVA 1)
Mobile Suit Gundam-san (Kidou Senshi Gundam-san) [1 – 13]
[Part one, 1 – 13]
[Part two, 14 – 26]
[1 – 12]
[1 – 11]Pupa [1 – 12]

Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!! (Abarenbou Kishi!! Matsutarou) [Part one, 1 – 11]
Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!! (Abarenbou Kishi!! Matsutarou) [Part two, 12 – 23]

Sega Hard Girls (Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls) [1 – 13]
Space☆Dandy Season One [1 – 13]
Space☆Dandy Season Two [1 – 13]

Tenchi Muyo! Love (Ai Tenchi Muyo!) [1 – 60]
Tokyo ESP [1 – 12]

The World is Still Beautiful (Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii) [1 – 12]


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Hangers (Currently Airing)


Some of what I am currently watching weekly and want to write on.

Upon conclusion of a season or series, the episodic remarks are gathered up for a post in the Notebooks category for ease of use.

These link back to their primary series tags, rather than a particular post:

Summer 2016 Selections



Mob Psycho 100

Cheer Boys (Cheer Danshi!!)



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