OK I admit I’ve been a tad bit tardy in updating this blog. Life and work have been getting in the way of my anime watching and yapping about anime-related subjects lately. Sorry. My online boss is probably going to bean me soon with my old copy of “Oh My Goddess” which I sneakily gave away to a friend and somehow he palmed it off on her. Muwahahaha. I detest that lame show for reasons too numerous to list.
I enjoy reading Zac Bertschy’s column, “Answerman” for Anime News Network because he is funny and sometimes has an acerbic take on the anime business and its fandom. Just today I learned a new term from him. Seems those people who hang around the manga section of bookstores reading for hours and blocking other people’s access are called “manga cows.” They graze there all day. Get it?
Was wandering around Fry’s Electronics in Industry last weekend in search of bargain compact discs when I saw that the first volume of “Shonen Onmyouji” and “Mushi-shi” are out. I liked these shows when I saw the fansubs so I am definitely saving moolah to buy the licensed copies. I reviewed “Shonen” on Dec. 21, 2006 while I talked about how much I liked “Mushi-shi” on Jan. 29, 2007.
I included images of the offiicial DVD covers for both. These shows are worth a look. “Shonen” is entertaining enough for a boy’s action anime with a dash of romantic interest for the girls. “Mushi-shi” is a keeper. It’s in a class by itself – an unusual anime that doesn’t fit the traditional anime genres and comes with its own mythos.