- Fushigi Yuugi is now streaming on Crunchyroll in its entirety. This is one of the first anime I ever heard about, though in the Before Times I couldn’t get my hands on more than a couple episodes (on VHS!). Now that there are three major anime streaming services between Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Daisuki, I think collecting the rights to classic titles is a great differentiating move.
- Looking for more old anime? The Anime Nostalgia Tumblr has a fairly comprehensive guide to watching streaming anime 12 years or older. Usually it’s hard enough keeping up with current good anime, but this Winter 2016 has been a little blah for me and perfect for digging into the archives.
- Here’s an idea, how about we all stop trashing convention hotels? While stuff like this has happened for as long as I have been going to cons, our bad behavior is only going to get more visible as our fandom grows and grows. It would suck if hotels and convention centers stopped putting up with it.
- Interesting: Nintendo gives practically no context to English voice actors. It’s a practice dating from the ’90s to keep fans spoiler-free, but with the advent of the Internet and games like this one available in Japanese long before they’re out in English, it isn’t exactly reasonable anymore.
- Speaking of games, Jet Set Radio is free on Steam right now. No time to play? Do what I do and tune in to JetSetRadio.live to make work a little more awesome.
- Steve from Here Is Greenwood reviewed Straight From The Heart: Gender, Intimacy and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga, AKA one of those anime academia books I’ve been meaning to read since forever. Reading a review is practically the same, right?
- Why do people love anime? Like, as opposed to other kinds of media? Justin Stroman interviewed me and a bunch of other professional fans, about why it resonates so intensely.
Scan from Fushigi Yuugi manga