This was the anime I started watching at Anime LA. In the attempt to get it on sale if I chose to buy it, I marathoned the rest of the series (minus the special episodes) in one day. I decided not to buy it.
My bacteria get a new addition to the family.
Starting off the convention year way early this year with a one day trip to Anime Los Angeles, aka, The Other ALA.
This year was WAY different from last year. Last year I barely watched anything and had to struggle to even make a top 3 list. This year I sampled 33 anime and completely watched 13 through at least one quarter. Obviously they weren’t all good; most of the cut list fell into the trap of being boring or mediocre (anime loves cliches and tropes). Legal streaming is completely changing the way I can watch anime, and I’m now in danger of being overloaded whereas before I was scraping around, trying to find stuff worth the effort of downloading (not my preferred method). Recently, I purchased a year’s subscription to Crunchyroll for HD quality, usually same day simulcast anime. It’s an awesome deal.
Onto the lists!
Wow, was summer 2012 disappointing or what? Disastrous. Such promise, and there was almost zero follow through.
Hatsukoi Limited is an anime outside my usual watching parameters as it employs a lot of ecchi (fanservice/sexual) elements which I normally avoid like the plague. Yet for some reason, I adore this anime.
Haha, you’re so silly Mr. Bread… o_o
Summer’s here already, and three spring anime are done (tsuritama, Kids on the Slope, and Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine). These were all extremely excellent anime and I’m so sorry to see them finish. Summer is emptier without them. I’m continuing on with Space Brothers and Kuroko’s Basketball, and bidding Jormungand goodbye for now (it’s reached meh territory–I really don’t care about any of the characters with the exception of Valmet). With summer, I thought I would only be watching Moyashimon Returns, but to my surprise, picked up four other seemingly strong anime, so I’m still holding at seven anime a week (on top of an old one, Skip Beat, because I love the manga so much and discovered Crunchyroll had the anime).
The Los Angeles convention center isn’t really set up properly for Anime Expo. There are too many choke points, and people are too dumb and inconsiderate when it comes to taking pictures. For example, taking pictures in front of the stairs is bad. Taking pictures across a hallway instead of along the hallway is bad. Trying to take pictures in the exhibit hall aisles is bad. All of this makes me want to punch people (I actually did shove one person because he kept backing up into me to take his picture). It also makes me not really want to take pictures. I did manage to get a small handful after I parked Malvitas off to the side in West Hall, and he took a nap after instructing me to get pictures of hot shirtless men (I did not follow his instructions).
One mere weekend after ALA, and I’m at the biggest anime convention in the country, held once again at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Basically what going to a convention feels like. Nerd flu abounds!
I don’t think I got nerd flu this con. *knock on wood* However, one of my friends did! It’s pretty much inevitable, when you’re surrounded by people where washing hands and taking baths is optional, and people will glomp you (i.e., violently hug you, frequently without your permission).
I did get much cooler stuff though, although not nearly as much as I usually do. I was somewhat hampered by the knowledge I was flying back, so nothing that I wouldn’t be able to fit in my already crowded suitcase.