I recently (today in fact) re-stumbled upon Morie’s “AniTAY article drafts that may or may not ever be published, unranked” and said to myself but not loudly because that would be weird “Hey! Where’s that Fujiko Mine article?” and afterwards I thought “Hey! I should do one of these, too!” After the initial self-doubt all my decisions trigger (I’m working on it), I sat down and looked at my drafts. This is the alphabetical result.
Anime Auteurs: Akiyuki Simbo/SHAFT, Mamoru Hosoda, Sayo Yamamoto and Makoto Shinkai
I only did one Anime Auteurs article and I hate myself for that. It was on Kenji Nakamura and one of the first articles I wrote for AniTAY. It’s also one I’m honestly very proud of. So, why haven’t I written more entries for the series? The reason is simple. I was constantly debating on who to do next and just can’t decide so I’ll let others decide. I’ll probably do a Twitter poll. Or you can just comment which one you’d like to read.
Likelihood of publishing: High - I want to write them but I need the proper motivation and time to do them as they deserve to be done
Danganronpa 3 - Side: Disappointment
Danganronpa 3 sucks. It’s one of the reasons why I’m no longer a fan of the series. The first two games were great albeit flawed, yet that greatness outweighed its flaws. Not so with Danganronpa 3. Or Ultra Despair Girl. Ugh.
Likelihood of publishing: Low - Just not worth the trouble... Great title though
Digimon Adventure tri. - Reviews
Likelihood of publishing: Nah
Friends sit down to discuss the magical girl genre. Morie will probably get drunk on wine and I will most likely digress a lot. I already feel sorry for Subjudice. Fun times. As a huge fan of the genre, I would love to do this one. So much. Please. But not right now, right now I’m busy.
Fun fact: Growing up in Germany, no one at home spoke English, so I grew up thinking Tuxedo Mask was called Taxi Man and always wondered why he was called that. He’s called Tuxedo Mask in the German dub of Sailor Moon, we just didn’t understand it. Needless to say, that elusive taxi never did show up.
Likelihood of publishing: High - LET’S DO THIS!
Persona Inspirations - Twin Peaks and Neon Genesis Evangelion
This actually started as a series of tweets but it was so well-received that I figured I should write it down so people can easily find it. The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure one was so much fun to write! I’ve got all the references and inspirations for Twin Peaks and Eva ready, I just need to write it. It’s probably something I’ll do very spontaneously, just like this list!
Likelihood of publishing: High-ish medium - Will definitely do them at some point or other
Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World) - Review
Tied with Tsuritama as my favourite anime. I want to review this anime so badly. It will be my magnum opus. Yes. Need to rewatch it first, though. God, I love this anime so much.
Likelihood of publishing: High - I will do this
The Simple Art of Detective Fiction - On Chandler, Rampo Kitan and Beautiful Bones
I love detective fiction. I hate assholes. Stop putting assholes into detective fiction. I am so sick and tired of whatever the “I’m so intelligent and/or have a tragic past so I can behave like an asshole towards others and you will find it alluring and/or endearing, you fool”-trope is called but it needs to die. It’s not even exclusive to detective fiction but it’s gotten so ridiculously common in that genre. UUUUUUUGHHHHH!!!!
Thanks to Maelwys for the header, though!
Likelihood of publishing: Low - The anger that fuelled this rant has subsided
The Gespenst finds it immensely difficult to describe himself so he’ll be talking about his love for manga and anime instead. A fan of anime and manga since he first laid eyes on Sailor Moon, he mostly writes Anime Series Blogs and the occasional review. While suspense and mystery are his genre of choice, he’s always on the lookout for the next soothing Slice-of-Life. He can be found on Twitter@TheGespenst where he regularly talks about his favourite manga and anime in over-excited, yet eloquent(?) ways.