Being a Canberra boy (well, more-or-less) I have a bit of a soft spot for our local conventions. Given they don’t cost any money for me to go to, are within 20 minutes driving distance of my house (with ample parking) and have by far the largest number of my friends/acquaintances in attendance; it’s a pretty low bar for me to be impressed.
Well, it’s still a high bar as I’m a cynical jackass who doesn’t have positive feelings but attending an interstate event is much more of a hassle and thus primes me to expect more (and thus be disappointed more). Continue reading “GAMMA.CON 2018 (and Wintercon 2018) Review”
For the weekend of August 14th-15th 2018, I got to go to SMASH– the Sydney Manga and Anime Show. Have been to every one of them since… 2014? 2012? Saw them at the old Sydney Convention Centre, Rosehill Gardens and now Sydney’s new ICC. Well, the Exhibition Centre part of the ICC (as opposed to the Convention Centre which I assume the ‘CC’ part of ICC stands for) Continue reading “SMASH 2018- TL:DR it was fine but 2019 could be great”
Here’s some random things that I’ve watched over recent months and some thoughts. Continue reading “TV & Movie recap-May/June 2018”
Unfortunately, as they more or less say in Jurassic park, life finds a way to get in the way of watching anime.
Specifically, I was away with family no internet for about four months so started the Spring 2018 season super late. That being said, I somehow managed to catch up and finish all the shows worth watching. So here’s some thoughts that definitely follow the same format as my other wrap ups: Continue reading “Spring 2018 Anime wrap up”
What a season. So many shows that I’ve watched with one eye while writing emails and doing other admin paperwork. Thank *deity* that I’ve been pretty sick the last week and thus at reduced mental capacity and able to tolerate some of the shows I persisted in watch.
Here’s my category by category breakdown. Definitely the same categories I used for previous seasons. Continue reading “Winter 2017/2018 wrap up”
The Winter 2017/2018 anime season is half done so it’s worth doing a stocktake on where things are at. I was planning to do this at the 3 episode mark but found that literally half the shows were still ‘Maybe worth watching’.
Continue reading “Winter 2018/2018- half done, half garbage”
With 2018 stuff starting to air it’s time to wrap up the loose ends from 2017.
Here’s the various things you should watch from last year, can watch from last year if you think they sound ok and should skip from last year even if you think they sound interesting.
Anything not on these lists is trash that can be ignored, Continue reading “Best of 2017 Anime”
Yo. The 2017 Fall Anime Season (or Autumn I guess) has just finished. Here’s what a cynical dickhead thinks was good and bad. Spoilers probably. Some note first:
– Typically I follow the ‘rule of three’ and watch the first three eps of every show I can a hold of. It is rare for me to watch less than that even if a show is clearly terrible. But not unheard of.
– Any show that I’m watching which is 2-cour I won’t really talk about. Although that only applies to 3-gatsu no Lion 2 (fucking amazing show) and Garo- Vanishing Line (ok show). Continue reading “Fall 2017 Anime Wrap Up”
So I went to MadFest. It was ok (if I’m being generous).
But concurrently there was a series of five films being screened which was on paper part of the event but in practicality was effectively a separate event. Which I had to pay for so I have some skin in this being worthwhile this time XD. Continue reading “MadFest 2017 Bonus- Film Screenings wrap up/review”
As I was in Melbourne for PAX Aus 2017, I decided I’d stick around for an extra week and check out the relatively new Madman Anime Festival Melbourne. It’s a relatively new convention/festival on the Australian circuit that is run in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. It is also colloquially referred to as MadFest. Continue reading “MadFest Melbourne 2017 round up”