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Mothballs: The Parasites Walk At More Than Midnight

This Week: The Midnight Parasites (Kiseichuu no Ichiya)

Yōji Kuri was, at one point in the 1960’s, the most internationally famous Japanese independent animator. The unofficial “head” of the Animation Association of Three (Animation Sannin no Kai) group by virtue of his prolific output, even among his two peers which included Ryohei Yanagihara and Hiroshi Manabe, he was instrumental in spearheading a wider awareness and celebration of Japanese experimental and adult animation in film and counter-cultural circles.

Yet, I have never before touched on any of Kuri’s works on this blog.

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Hangers: Summer 2014 Anime, Week Eight

This Week: Barakamon, Free! – Eternal Summer, M3: The Dark Metal, Mobile Suit Gundam-san, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!, Space☆Dandy Season Two, and Tokyo ESP.

Some other bloggers have already been floating the specter of season previews for fall coming up, which is kind of surreal when you get to thinking that means I and many others also will end up trying to hammer out some kind of personal end of the year lists by the time that final calendar year season wraps up.

One thing at a time though, by all means.

Really, I’m just looking forward to fall so I can go back to my “Autumn Anime” header in these posts. I appreciate the alliteration a lot.

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Hangers: Summer 2014 Anime, Week Seven

This Week: Barakamon, Free! – Eternal Summer, M3: The Dark Metal, Mobile Suit Gundam-san, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!, Space☆Dandy Season Two, and Tokyo ESP.

Hanamonogatari has also seen its full airing, as mentioned in the first week of this season. Also as I had brought up there, I would not be covering it in these posts because by it being a five episode simultaneous release, it would probably be better served just getting its own space than being crammed in here with one off episodes of everything else.

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Hangers: Summer 2014 Anime, Week Six

This Week: Barakamon, Free! – Eternal Summer, M3: The Dark Metal, Mobile Suit Gundam-san, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!, Space☆Dandy Season Two, and Tokyo ESP.

Halfway through the season, and thankfully that means some of these productions will be mercifully drawing to a close in relatively short order.

Some good stuff will also end up getting board wiped in that future process too through, which means I should value my time with them while I still can.

This post is a day later than it normally would be for my usual schedule, but personal circumstances delayed it coming together sooner.

The only series this impacts would be Tokyo ESP, which has already aired a new episode in the time since. I do not see this causing a significant enough issue to push the post back any further, so episode six of that production will be covered next week as it normally would be.

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Because this anime nonsense keeps me warm and leaves me cold

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