Category Archives: Anime

More than just animation, it’s a style and a world of it’s own.

Giant Robots, Gratuitous Shower Scenes, and Law 31

Love Hina Group ShotWell, what should I say?  I think the title may give it away but if not, I’m here to write about anime.  I’d love to sit here and write out a long (and beautifully written I might add) post about how I came to be an anime fan, where it all started, and when, but frankly I don’t think any of you could read it without actually becoming catatonic, so I’ll just go with the short version.

I saw my first anime on a Saturday morning when I was young enough that I don’t remember how old I actually was.  It’s a fair guess that I was probably just entering the double digit ages though.  That anime happened to be Sailor Moon.  I’m only mildly ashamed now to say that I was hooked after seeing only one episode (and it was most certainly not the first episode of the series either.)  From then on I would always try to catch the show each week.

Not long after being introduced to the Sailor girls they were moved to showing every weekday morning, following DragonBall Z, my second, and longer lasting obsession with anime began there, each morning before school. Continue reading

Send me an Angel AMV and $100 giveaway.

This is a pretty darn good AMV. I found this one when I was looking for a different one. I’m posting it here because it doesn’t quite fit with the ones I’m planning to post on AnimeFansOnline, but I wanted to share it anyway.

Speaking of Angels.

I was going to post this later, but since I’m talking about Angels I’ll post it here.

Angel over at WorldOfAngel.com is giving away $100. That could buy a lot of anime. Well, it could buy some anime. As expensive as it’s getting an extra $100 would help. So go check out the contest rules and enter. If you win, feel free to send a little thank you this way. *L*

[tags] Anime, AMV, Send me an Angel, Real Life, Ah! My Goddess, Blogging, Blog Contest, Youtube, Internet, Fandoms[/tags]

Win a Fullmetal Alchemist Special Edition DVD.

If you want to win the Conqueror of Shambala special edition, then head over to AnimeFansOnline. I’m giving away 1 special edition, 1 regular DVD and 1 music CD by Vic Mignogna, the guy who plays Ed in the English dub. All three are autographed.

The rules are simple. Just leave a comment there about your favorite character or episode from Fullmetal Alchemist. In a couple of weeks I’ll pick the winners.

Win the Conqueror of Shambala Special Edition.

[tags]Anime, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist Movie, Fullmetal Alchemist DVD, Conqueror of Shambala, Vic Mignogna, Contest[/tags]



Con Flu strikes again.

As will happen from time to time when attending conventions, I came home sick. I have the Con Flu. Mine is really more of a cold, but Con Flu sounds better. I suppose it’s bound to happen when you get that many people together.

The last I heard, Dragon Con was estimated at 40,000 people this year. Sounds about right to me. There were about 12,000 people trying to squeeze into the anime track panels. Well, maybe not that many. Though it does seem like Dragon Con severely underestimated the anime track’s popularity.

Even though I spent a lot of my time in the anime panels, I don’t think I caught this bug in there. I blame the elevators. Small boxes that a high percentage of convention goers are packed into at one point or another. Yep, the elevators seem the most likely candidate to me.

I believe I’ll pack a few cans of lysol next year. Maybe even a few surgical masks. Think if I dress like Adrian Monk I’ll seem less crazy?

[tags]Cons, Dragon Con, Con Flu, TV, Adrian Monk, Anime, Personal, Fandoms [/tags]

Ninja Marathon.

Well, the Naruto Hundo is over. It was great. Sure I’d seen most of ‘em before, but that’s not what a TV marathon is about. It’s about pushing your TV watching endurance and watching a show you love.

Whatever happened to the TV marathon? This is the first one I’ve seen in a while. they used to be on the weekends and holidays more often. I remember when a local station did a Star Trek marathon every year. Every episode of Star Trek: TOS all in a row. It was awesome.

Now the closest thing to a true TV marathon we can look forward to is A Christmas Story Futurama hard to find. I’m glad Cartoon Network ran this one. I have a better appreciation of the show now. Check AnimeFansOnline.com later for more of my thoughts on the Naruto Hundo. The post should go up in a few hours.

[tags]TV, Anime, Naruto, Naruto Hundo, Naruto Marathon, Cartoon Network[/tags]



13 days until Dragon Con 2007.

Man, time is flying by. I still have tons of stuff to get done, like my Space Ghost stuff. I still need to write up a couple of blog posts to go up automatically. Just in case I can’t write up anything while I’m there. Yep, lot of stuff to get done. I’m excited that it’s almost here though.

Things are being switched around in the hotels. Since the Marriott is undergoing construction the dealers room has been moved to the Hilton. That sucks for me because I’m staying in the Hyatt. That’s a long walk. It’s made even longer since they’re closing the street between the Hyatt and Marriott to foot traffic at “peak hours”. So I won’t be hitting the dealers room nearly as much this year. That could be a good thing, maybe I won’t spend as much money.

Fewer trips to the dealer’s room should free up some time for me to get more pictures. I need to get a few shots of cosplayers for Anime Fans Online. I also need to see if there are any good anime events scheduled. I know there’s an AMV contest, but I’m not sure how I’d write up a post about that. I just hope they set up a site with the winners I can link to.

Looks like there are some great guest this year too. Here a few people that are supposed to be there.

A few of the scheduled guests.

Just a few of the guests I’m looking forward to seeing.

  • Jamie Bamber & Richard Hatch Wooo! Both Apollos!
  • James Marsters
  • James & Oliver Phelps Can’t wait to hear what the twins think of Deathly Hallows.
  • Matthew Lewis Ditto for Neville.
  • Claudia Black
  • Gil Gerard & Erin Gray
  • Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson

You can never tell when someone will have to cancel, like these folks did.

Cancellations.

  • Sean Astin
  • Mary Jo Putney
  • Jeff Austin
  • Lance Henriksen
  • Stolen Babies
  • Virginia Hey
  • Teresa Patterson
  • Richard Epcar
  • Jan Osburg
  • Crab Scrambly
  • Katee Sackhoff

Too bad Starbuck won’t be there. That means both Apollos will be there, and both Starbucks won’t.

[tags]Fandom, Dragon Con, Convention, Guests, Guest Cancellations[/tags]