You’re getting my linkspam early this week because I’m not around. I’m in St. Thomas, a place I haven’t been since 2010 when my blog was still my journalism graduate school diary, not an anime blog yet. As always, I’ll be updating Instagram and that’s it.
Here’s what I saw this week before I left:
- Since it tosses you into the world of animation in media res, Shirobako has a bit of a learning curve. Altair & Vega made a handy illustrated glossary of all the industry terms used in the show.
- Bobduh’s deep analysis of Yurikuma Arashi is a treasure. He has a grasp on cinematic framing that I never considered. Of course, his understanding of the symbolism pales in comparison with Anime Maru’s (parody) analysis.
- I liked The Tangles’ zeroing in of Death Parade episode one as an allegory about marriage. I interpreted the ending a little differently than he did—when Machiko said “I love somebody else” and then pictured a flashback her first meeting with her husband, I thought she meant she loved who he was back then more than who he became, not that she had a guy on the side.
- Justin at Organization Anti Social Geniuses narrows down the 5 legal anime and manga streaming sites to watch. I admit I wasn’t so hot on Daisuki once upon a time, but now that they have Kuroko’s Basketball as an exclusive, of course I’m watching at least one show there now.
- My friend Amber works for Tumblr, watches anime, and runs a feminist essay site that I occasionally write for. She just posted an article about making decisions to get the life you want, and I agree with it wholeheartedly.
- Steve wrote about his brief career in scanlations, and how much work goes into something that falls into a legal gray area in the first place.
- Anime News Network just revealed the Winter 2015 daily streaming lineup. I’ll be continuing with Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road and Gundam Build Fighters Try, and adding Kuroko’s Basketball to the list. Go sports teams! By the way, since I’m on vacation today, there’s no GBF Try review this week—next week I will cover episodes 14 and 15 in my review.
Screenshot via Welcome to the NHK episode 12, also known as the Worst Anime Beach Episode Ever.