There have there been a lot of changes recently in my life that I feel I don’t have time to watch anime… Oh who am I kidding? There is always time to watch anime. Sleep is overrated anyway right? I’ve managed to find some time to catch up on a lot of the anime coming out this season and as usually I have opinions on them. If I didn’t I’d be worried that this website was made in vain. I’ll admit that I was a bit more selective in my process this time around so you may notice a lot less drops this time around. However, that doesn’t mean I’m actually enjoying everything I’m watching. As usually I’ll be using the format of worth picking up, on watch, and dropped.
Title: Sakamichi no Apollon
Genre: Slice of Life
Summary: The coming-of-age story of “love, friendship, and music” follows a naive boy and a scruffy boy in a provincial town in Nagasaki Prefecture in the late 1960s. In the early summer of 1966, Kaoru transfers to the local high school from Yokosuka. Thanks to his family’s nearly constant cycle of moving from town to town, Kaoru has only known school as a difficult place for readjusting every time. However, on his first day at this new school, he meets a boy and begins a new direction in life.
Hey guys! It feels like it has been forever. I wanted to let you know that I haven’t given up on Anime Anthology and I’ve actually been dying to write a ton of reviews for you. I do have some bad (yet exciting) news. As some of you may know I have recently graduated from college and have been on a journey to find a full time position. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs where things like anime and friends kept me going strong. For quite a time I’ve been pretty busy with different projects and job hunts so I had to unfortunately put my reviewing career on hiatus. It was difficult because there were so many good (and bad) series that I wanted to discuss with all of you. I slowly started to get back into it when there was a rather low point in my life to try and keep my chin up. Just as my blog juices started flowing I got an unexpected call from a company outside my state. They asked for an interview and I was more than happy to follow through. A couple weeks of studying and panicking something amazing happened…
I landed my possible dream job!
I couldn’t believe it at first and I had to read over the email again and again to make sure this wasn’t some early April Fools prank. I couldn’t be happier and things were finally feeling like they would settle down. Wrong. Things just got more intense and fast pace as my life was making a big change. I ended up having to move out of my apartment to a new apartment located accross the United States within two weeks. With the hussle and bussle of phone calls, paperwork, and celebration I soon lost track of time and realized that the reviews I wanted to release previously would now be months late.
So what does this mean?
Well in short I’m back, kind of. Although I don’t have a very stable internet connection right now, I will get one as soon as possible. I’ll be back to writing reviews from seasons past and the current season. I may be playing a bit of catch up but hopefully I’ll be able to get everything in order soon.
I also wanted to take this time to thank my amazing co-writer and co-founder Chidori3souske. She really took the lead with the Spring 2013 Preview and keeping the site up and running. She’s done an amazing job over the past year and I can’t express my gratitude enough. She has really been my crutch through this whole process. Chidori3souske has done a brilliant video podcast, written multiple reviews, helped with the layout and design, and created Anime Anthology’s very first mascot. I’m sure without her Anime Anthology wouldn’t be where it is today.
I also wanted to thank Hikaru for chatting with me when I stayed up quite a bit later than I should and kept me company as I worked on projects from personal to business. She’s helped tremendously by telling me that I should go to bed before I ruined my health and being more than just a co-writer, a friend.
Joshua, our newest recruit, as you can see shows a lot of promise. He’s done a great job keeping up with reviews of current and past seasons expanding our archives even further. I’m very pleased to have him on the team and disppointed in myself because I never truely got to welcome him to our family.
I apologize for the wall of text, but I’m happy to say I’m back.
Title: Tasogara Otome x Amnesia
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, Supernatural
Summary: At the Private Seikyō Academy, there is a legend that all students have heard. Sixty years ago, there was a girl who for some reason, was left behind in the old, abandoned school building to die. Teiichi Niiya one day meets a beautiful, mysterious girl named Yūko Kanoe at the old school building and gets a surprise—she’s the ghost of the girl who died 60 years ago, but does not remember her past or how she died. Teiichi becomes determined to help her remember, and together, they seek the truth behind the gruesome legend.