In This Corner of the World (2016)


I never expected to be watching subtitled anime as part of official inflight entertainment. Fan subs off the lap top, yes, official subs off the seat back screen, no.

So it was a real surprise to see In This Corner of the Worldpop up. It wasn't the best conditions to be watching it – I think the headphone connection in my seat was a bit dodgy and I was interrupted several times but…

I think I want to see this film again under better circumstances. In This Corner of the World is quite a melancholy film, as the subject matter more or less demands, but there's also joy in dark times, and a sense of hope at the end. All in all this story of Suzu living through WWII in and around Hiroshima is a film that deserves a better look in better circumstances.

I hope to get the opportunity at some point.

Anime Panels at GammaCon 2017



One of the things I look forward to each year is supporting GammaCon by organizing anime panels. This year is no different, and I'm quite pleased with the panels my co-panelists and I have come up with.

First up on Saturday at 10:30 is Needs More Love in the Spaceship Room where we'll be talking about the (mostly) forgotten shows that really deserve another look. Then on Sunday at 3:30PM, also in the Spaceship Room, we'll be presenting Family As Theme: The films of Mamoru Hosoda. Jordan and Cai are great co-panelists and I'm really looking forward to presenting these panels with them.

Come along and learn about some anime that you may have missed, and why you really should be paying attention to Mamoru Hosoda as a modern director of anime. ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo Sharing Experiment



I am currently experimenting with posting options for [REDACTED] that may reduce my tech footprint as it will make [REDACTED] easier. So, with any luck this link should lead you to a Google Photos album. Unlike the curated weekly photos posts I was doing, this is more of a brute force share everything approach, but that will work well in cases when I’m short of time. 

Let me know if it works. ๐Ÿ™‚