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Hangers: Summer Shutdown 2013

This Week: Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Watamote, Silver Spoon, Attack on Titan, Monogatari Series: Second Season, Miss Monochrome, and Uchouten Kazoku

While we’re into October, Summer anime season for 2013 has now officially closed up shop for the year and it’s time to lock all the toys back in the box and do at least a little light clean up before we have company over for Fall season and get everything strewn about right and proper all over again.

These passing thoughts are not presented in any particular order, aside from my favorite series of the Summer, which I would like to save my goodbye for until the end.

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Mothballs #15: We’ve got Owls, Mr. Rico! Zillions of ’em!

This Week: Starship Troopers, Natsuiro no Sunadokei, and Lupin the Third, The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.

What do a classic science fiction book adaptation, a visual novel animation, and a new exploration of a time tested anime franchise have in common?

Prominently juxtaposing goofy bird imagery around their primary female romantic leads.

Naturally. Because of course.

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Mothballs #14: Satoshi Kon

I wasn’t as busy as I normally have been this time of the year, so I watched/rewatched Satoshi Kon’s primary works this week. It seemed appropriate. But do keep in mind, I’ll be delving into spoiler territory.

For those unaware, he was a renowned Japanese animation director who passed away on August 24th, 2010. He was only 46. Shortly before doing so however, he was able to write up a very personal document reflecting on his life that his family released after his death. An English language translation of this piece is available here, and are among the final thoughts of a very creative mind that knows it has rapidly diminishing time left on this Earth with plenty of work it still planned to do and peoples lives they had longed to be see more days with. I recommend reading those words of his far before my own thoughts
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