Neon Genesis Evangelion Remastered BDs Announced for Summer 2015 – I WAS RIGHT

First, a bit of an I told you so moment. But rather than bragging about that, I just want to say how happy and excited I am that this is happening. I’m likely going to go into debt importing the series and movie, but I don’t really care! I can’t wait to see how great it looks.

That’s all for this blog post. Yes I’m alive. Yes my 10,000 word post about Evangelion/Rei is still a draft, and has been for almost a year.


Recently watched and some thoughts

This post is mainly going to cover an 80’s OVA series, Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster, the film Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade and a TV series, Mononoke. I’d been meaning to watch the first two for quite some time, but some videos from Demo convinced me to watch them sooner rather than later.

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WiiU Red Flashing Light – My problem, and how I fixed it

So to those other 7 people who own a WiiU out there, let me give you some advice. Don’t have a HDMI cable pull one way or another whilst connected to the console, even slightly. You’ll see why later on…

So I’ll walk you through the issues I’ve had over the past month or so with my WiiU. I had been living away from home most of the past academic year whilst I was studying (aka lazing around) at university. When I came home, one of the first things I did was turn my WiiU on to play it. The problem was, it didn’t turn on. The light just blinked red.

Like most sensible people (not that I am one), the first thing I was google the issue. I found it could be one of 3 things

  • Poor ventilation (dust in the vents, over-heating, etc.)
  • Faulty power supply
  • Motherboard issue (I immediately dismissed this one, but apparently “motherboard issue” can cover a very wide range of things)

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Absence and future content…

I’ve noticed I’ve still being getting a lot of hits to this blog, despite posting nothing in months. For that, I’m grateful. It makes me happy to see people have actually bothered looking at this atrocity of a blog.

To be honest I’ve been busy with several things (university, Diablo addiction, girlfriend – whoops, yeah, I went to the dark, 3DPD side) so I’ve fallen behind on anime recently. I’ve also been doing work for my university’s anime society that I’m now a committee member of. But now, it’s summer! So I’ll be catching up with the last 2 seasons of anime and knocking a few things off my backlog. I’ll also be rewatching NGE to help me with a blog post that’s been in drafts since 2013 and is thousands of words long as it stands. So yeah, look forward to that, if it ever happens.

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Gatchaman Crowds BD Box Set – GET HYPE

Edit 21/8/14:

It would appear Cthuko never did anything past a TV release, so if you’re wanting BDs (including the ’13th’ episode, which fleshes out the ending a bit more) I recommend AnimeNOW‘s release.



Edit: There is currently a low quality raw of the director’s cut floating around. I will update this post when a good encode and subtitles are released (most probably a Cthuko release).

The Gatchaman Crowds box set has been released in Japan now, which includes the long awaited, and much needed Director’s Cut for the final episode. I can’t remember what quite went wrong, but during the production of the final couple of episodes whilst the series aired in Summer, some complications arose. This lead to the second half of the 11th episode being pushed into the 12th episode, and the last half of the 12th episode being pushed over into, well, nothing. 266863 bikini cleavage garter gatchaman_crowds kaisen swimsuits utsu-tsu

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How to review anime (and why I don’t do it)

How to review anime and not look completely retarded whilst doing so

Okay, you want to know how to review anime. That’s great. However, it ‘s not easy to make a good review as you might think, which is why I’ve never actually finished a review and posted it here. What I’m going to go through can probably be applied to more than just anime, but I’ll try keep it related to anime since everyone likes anime. Right? RIGHT?

The first thing you’ve got to realise is that your audience is probably incompetent, especially if you’re posting your review anywhere on the internet. Remember; anime fans are bad, internet users are bad. That’s twice the usual amounts of bad right off the bat. People aren’t very open minded so if you reveal your conclusion of the anime too early on and they don’t agree with it they’ll stop reading/watching. Start off as neutral as possible and get to your points once you’ve got their interest (most people usually do this by dribbling on about what the anime is about and who it’s by or something).

Right, you’ve hopefully grasped their short attention. What do you do with it? Personally, I’d take a look at what the anime tried to achieve and how well it managed to do that. If it tried to tell an engaging story or do something new, did it? Obviously you’ll need to do deeper than just a yes or no answer, but we’ll get to that later. If it didn’t really try to achieve anything, take a look at it’s target audience and come to a conclusion as to whether or not it pleased that audience. You yourself might not have been that audience, but if it did a good job of appealing to whoever the intended audience is then you should probably praise it. Again, these are opinions but they’re not arguments just yet. You actually have to argue why your opinion is valid at some point. I’m not going to lie, this can be awful. Why can’t plebs just take your word for it already?

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Space Dandy – Sub vs Dub

It’s 2014, so let’s start it with some completely objective comparisons!


Space Dandy is probably the ‘hype show’ of the season (with Shingeki being Spring’s, Kill la Kill being Autumn’s, you get the idea) so naturally expectations are raised. Even more so that Toonami (or Funimation, I don’t know) paid out of the ass to get the world premier. That didn’t quite happen, but still, they made a big risk. Honestly, the trailers have gone on about it so much and how it’s by Watanabe that I thought it was going to be the second coming of Jesus. The first episode was quite weak and certainly a disappointment (like most flavour of the month shows), but there’s potential. Anyway, let’s get back on topic.

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Elitism in the anime community

You elitist fucker, you.

I’d say out of all the communities I’ve seen online, anime can have one of the most elitist. Online, elitism is usually associated with assholes and hipsters and carries this connotation of unpleasantness. Well, you can think what you will of it, but elitism is a good thing. Why settle for mediocrity? If you could pick to have any sort of skill set, surely it would be an elite one like medicine or law, over something like cleaning?


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