Checkpoint: Anime Edition

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Checkpoint - Anime Edition

I used to watch anime — specifically the popular ones that made its way to North America.┬áSince the mid-2000’s, I’ve only watched a couple of anime series including a fair amount of Bleach and the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

I enjoyed Bleach until the first wave of fillers came in and then it was unbearable and I essentially stopped watching anime.

It took popular anime inspired memes to pique my interest and look into The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya. After Bleach, I had strict rule for finite anime runs; no more 150 episode commitments only to end in disappointment. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya fit that bill and I enjoyed it.

Since then anime exposure has been infrequent. The most anime related things that I partook in were Persona 3 and 4 for the PlayStation 2. I enjoyed those role playing games very much.

 

If you count cutscenes, then you can count the┬áProfessor Layton games as well. They’re charming works that deserved to escape the confines of Nintendo handheld screens. So when they finally released the Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva feature film, I made sure to watch it. It was okay.

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Checkpoint: Lazy Summer Sundays 2013 Edition

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I don’t know when or if I will get around to writing about these games, so I decided to cobble my current impressions of these “summer games” in today’s post.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

I’ve enjoyed my first Animal Crossing title but I also feel that if things don’t pick up, I may eventually drop it for something else. I wish there was a way to convert this title into a 3DS digital version because swapping out carts just so I can pick fruits, and do “dailies” will eventually wear out my patience.

I check in daily just for the possibility of new things to appear but time between morsels of newness is growing.

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The Rise and Fall of Anime Fansubs

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I may be late to the party on this one, but’s still an informative piece. I’ve watched a fair bit of anime over the years, and the points Mr. Otaking makes are quite valid. Fansubbers need to rethink some of their policies. Some of it may be a bit harsh, but I agree that these “fansubbers” need to turn up the┬áprofessionalism in their work.

This “documentary” is a five part monster, but it’s well worth a watch if you’re an anime watcher.

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