Friday, April 29, 2011
BELATED ANIME DETOUR 2011 POST
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Sorry I'm late on this, Jfro fans. It was a crazy month, what with the cold from hell, a trip to Iowa, and having all this training to do for our big e-book roll-out at work. Anime Detour 2011 was a great time, everyone was really nice except that one guy who loudly complained that the Horrors of the Internet panel lacked for disturbing medical mishaps. Our 2nd year of the Manga Reading Lounge was a well-oiled library-promoting machine, people. I got to hang out with KathySRW and introduce her to TV Tropes (try to get any work done now, sucker! Bwahahahaha!) And there is just something so fun about staying in a fancy French hotel chain with a bunch of costumed freaks (yours truly not excepted). J & I finally got to play Feng Shui --I was a drunken kung fu master, he was a ninja, so we pretty much just played ourselves.
The shows seemed better than last year, I found several I'd watch the rest of:
Black Lagoon--Hong-Kong-style modern-day pirate action. Everybody's corrupt--(somewhat) lovable crooks versus unlovable crooks. It would suck in real life, but in a show, it's AWESOME.
Twelve Kingdoms-- when anime characters go to a mysterious, alternative world it's usually just to get a big harem of devoted guys/girls. But if you really were transported to a different world, you'd probably actually be pretty traumatized and people might try to kill you. On the other hand, folks there do turn into animals and reproduce by parthenogenesis, so that's cool.
Eden of the East--A mysterious game, cell phones that send you millions of dollars and tell you to "save the world", a terrorist attack where no one dies. Intriguing!
The Skull Man--Retro 60s style action. Why does the mysterious Skull Man haunt this alternative-history version of 60s Japan, and what does he want? My guess is--REVENGE!
Now playing: Front 242 - Tragedy for You