We are on the other side of a terrifying four years, and I am glad to be here with you. Though we don’t know what the future holds, I feel somewhat optimistic.
However, we still have COVID-19 killing thousands of people a day, so I hope for the safety of you and everyone you hold dear. Also, I hope this is obvious, but please do not attend any anime conventions while we’re in the middle of a pandemic. Seriously, don’t. Stay home, and enjoy anime from the comfort of your TV or computer. The new anime season is in full swing, and Valentine’s Day is around the corner, which means plenty of talk about giri and honmei chocolates.
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Blog highlights from January:
The “Blocker Corps IV Machine Blaster Crowdfund”: Help Preserve a 45-Year-Old Giant Robot Anime!
Mecha history is anime history, and I’d hate to see this show not get a proper digital preservation.
Chainsaw Man and Women in Refrigerators
A spoiler-heavy look at how one of the hottest current manga tackles a problematic old trope
Rookie Veteran, Veteran Rookie: The Gymnastics Samurai
How does this gymnastics-themed anime handle its “older” protagonist?
Chapter 36 is the long-awaited debut of Jin’s mom! Spoilers: She probably got teen pregnant.
If you’ve got a favorite anime of the season so far, I’m all ears. I’ve been enjoying the return to form that is Show by Rock!! Stars! and the strange and irreverent Back Arrow.