While I have not reached 10.000 hits yet, I have still added a new Thank You image, with a subtle rainbow gradient as a sign of support to the recent American laws about marriage equality.
I have also updated my internet handle... the previous one was old and no longer my style ;)
My favorite animé is Shoujo Kakumei Utena. Utena is my male role model and my waifu (cartoon character crush)
Pictured: Tenjou Utena
My favorite aspects of Shoujo Kakumei Utena:
The religious experience
The duel songs
Watching an animé that is high-culture and respectable as art
Movie version Anthy is extremely hot
Being part of an exclusive, forbidden ritual
The subtle subtext arguing for greater freedom regading sexuality and gender roles & presentation
I ship Shoujo Kakumei Utena characters as follows:
It will make more sense once I post my fics: click here.
I also have a figure of Tenjou Utena! Here is a picture:
You can buy Shoujo Kakumei Utena subbed (say no to dubs) on VHS or find the remastered version on DVD.
My second favorite animé is Duck Tales.
Web Log of recently watched animé (reverse chronological order)
Note: This list is slightly incomplete. RSS and ATOM feeds coming soon.
Ayakashi episode 10
Space Dandy episode 5
Macross 7 episode 28
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu episode 14
Boukyaku no Senritsu episode 12
Sakura Trick episode 5
Robot Carnival Part 4
Dog Days episode 2
Gatchaman Crowds episode 9
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken - Stardust Crusaders episode 8
Tobira o Akete
Kyousougiga episode 2
Kakumeiki Valvrave episode 2
Tatakae!! Iczer-1 Act 1
Shingeki no Kyojin episode 13
Towards a taxonomy of animé
I would say you could roughly categorize animé in two distinct categories:
Those primarily about girls
Those primarily not about girls
How to acquire Animé?
For starters: SUPPORT LOCAL ANIMÉ RELEASES!!! The purpose of FanSubs is to promote animé, so they may be legally available one day!
If a local licensor fails to release subs, and only offers dubbed VHS, you need to educate them, but the answer is not boycott, the answer is better technology, that supports both dubs (ew....) and subs: the DVD.
If you do not have a DVD player, GET ONE. Then tell your local animé distributor that you have a DVD player and will support DVD animé releases. Pressing a DVD is expensive, so you need to prove to your domestic licensors that there is an eager market.
And once an animé is released in your country... DELETE THE FANSUBS AND SUPPORT THE OFFICIAL RELEASE!!
Now that we've got the legal mumbo-jumbo out of the way (does anyone even read this stuff?)... If you're local (Toulon/Cannes/Nice/Sophia Antipolis area), I can burn CD/DVDs of FanSubbed MKVs for you (no VHS - it's time we all moved on to digital). You will be expected to pay for the blank media: cash or high quality brand-name blank media are accepted. However, you are not expected to tip, as I provide FanSubbed animé as a service to the local community. Tip by paying it forward to animé fans in your city instead: digital files do not deteriorate, so if you have a CD/DVD writer, you can duplicate the FanSubs wihout any loss of quality.
It is a bit difficult to keep a website up to date, so just e-mail me for a list of available animé
And if you are not local? Well, you might want to look through my links for a local animé fan. But if you have ISDN/Cable/DSL, you might also want to search "BitTorrent" on Duck Duck Go - who knows what you might discover ;^)
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