Every few months a new “season” starts for anime in Japan, and so the digisub scene gathers ’round their BitTorrent clients in anticipation of new works to enjoy. And, of course, the anime fansites all post their lists of what the proprietors will (probably) be watching in the months ahead.
Far be it from me to shirk my duty as an anime fansite proprietor, eh? (Stop that snickering, you. Just because I’ve been shirking like nobody’s ever shirked before, this past few months… sheesh!)
Yep. It’s true. Real Life is struggling to take over. Anime Expo was this past weekend, which means a slew of announcements regarding new shows. And that there was.
Out of the list of shows I was watching, the following have been picked up this weekend:
Kurau: Phantom Memory
Scrapped Princess (luckily has finished it’s run)
Elfen Lied (sadly, which has not started in Japan yet)
Tenchi Myuo OVA 3
And lets not forget Fullmetal Alchemist which was licensed at E3
There’re still a couple of shows out there worth watching, but for the most part, things are in a dead period where most of the product isn’t exciting. On the flipside, that gives me time to catch up on what I do have backlogged, not to mention work on ideas for a better logo for here. And more time to mull over a better entry for here *smirk*
I’ve been percolating on this idea since earlier this week, in the beginning stages of digitizing all of my old VHS tapes of various shows. Shows which aren’t commercially available. One of them being a childhood favorite, Voltron. I have a couple of commercial (and sadly long out of print) released tapes, and a handful of ones recorded off the tele…
Have you noticed that even when you’re trying to be an anime fan on a budget, there are still always costs involved?
Today, for instance, I spent $25 on a CD binder. Why? Too many fansub CD-ROMs in little white sleeves strewn about the house, and not nearly enough room in my original binder to store ‘em. Sure, it’s money well spent… but still.
At least now I have a place to put a couple hundred CD-ROMs. *cough*
There’s the cost of a high-bandwidth Internet connection as well, but hey… that’s just a necessity which has nothing directly to do with my fandom. Right?