Barakamon Seishuu Handa Tamako Arai Miwa Yamamura Curled Up On The Floor Backsides

Hangers: Summer 2014 Anime, Week Eleven

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

The last week before anything covered in these posts comes to their conclusion, for all the dread or joy that entails.

There are even final episode counts finally out now for Gundam-san and Matsutaro, so this entire board will indeed be wiped out after the next two weeks! I will get to rebuild completely next season, rather than anything carrying over, which should be pretty freeing when it comes to selecting what to write about.

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The Poem of the Wind and the Trees Kaze to Ki no Uta Gilbert Cocteau Lacomblade Academy Student Crowd Fireplace Roasting Pain

Mothballs: We, the Trees Shall Advance into the Wind

This Week: The Poem of Wind and Trees (Kaze to Ki no Uta)

From the Character Designer of Mobile Suit Gundam and the Director of 1983’s Crusher Joe film, Yasuhiko Yoshikazu helmed this 1987 anime adaption of Keiko Takemiya’s groundbreaking shōnen-ai manga.

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M3 The Dark Metal M3 Sono Kuroki Hagane Raika Kasumi Iwato Namito Sunset Ocean Sea

Hangers: Summer 2014 Anime, Week Ten

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

I make it a point to ensure every show I cover gets a featured image in these posts at some point during a season, or at least before its end of run for larger series. I thought I was doing a lot worse than I was, as the second season of Space☆Dandy holds five of the spots so far! But there are one shot distributions amongst most others at least. Only M3: The Dark Metal and Barakamon remained unaccounted for when I tallied them up.

This does not itself actually mean anything, I just like to maintain leading image variety and it is so easy to lose track of things in the middle of a season.

I am going with M3 this week, as I would get to use a sunset shot rather than gambling and then later having to use something from the murky grey Lightless Realm. Even M3 can manage sunsets.

Always be on the lookout for positives! The summer season is almost over.

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Space Dandy Season Two Dandy Pink Shorts Ton Jravolta Disco Ball Last Shooting Sign

Hangers: Summer 2014 Anime, Week Nine

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

The calm before the storm, in a sense. One of my shows took a week off, at least five will be ending before the end of the month, and bringing with that a wave of finales. I will then need to figure out what on Earth I want to keep track of next season all over again.

But for now, things are familiar, and the conclusions juuust far enough over the horizon.

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The Midnight Parasites Kiseichuu no Ichiya Yoji Kuri Flying Fish Bug Fang Creatures Clouds

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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