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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Anime nonsense which keeps me warm in the cold