Tonight on GeekNights, we review the awful, minimum-effort exercise in mediocrity that is the Phoenix Wright anime: Ace Attorney. It's not even worth watching one episode: it's just a 100% redo of the first game, with shoddy animation and annoying voice acting. In other news, anime clubs are (surprisingly) on the rise, and it's time to renew that Crunchyroll subscription.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast. As with almost every anime movie we review, it's definitely worth seeing. Zootopia is fantastic, and Azumanga Daioh is on Hulu. Stay tuned for us live at Anime Boston, Zenkaikon, and PAX East!
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider all of the anime we watched a non-trivial number of episodes of before just... stopping. As we plan to do with Attack on Titan whenever it starts up again. From .hack to Naruto, Kaze no Yojimbo to Ergo Proxy. It's one thing to drop a show after one episode, but after 10? 20? What drives someone to just drop a show midway?
In other news, The Boy and the Beast is premiering in the US, the New York International Children's Film Festival has an amazing animation lineup this year, Over the Garden Wall is amazing, Katsucon this weekend has one of the worst panel policies of all fan conventions, and we'll be performing at MAGFest next weekend!
Tonight on GeekNights, much as we did with the ongoing Adventure Time series, we review the many episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that have come out since our original 2011 review of the show. It's still good (not as good as the comics, but still good), and we're still into it. In the news, Netflix puts anime in its correct non-anime categories, Lupin III continues to be most excellent of late, culminating in The Italian Game, and Pokemon celebrates its 20th anniversary with some off-the-hook stuff.
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Tonight on GeekNights, we review Miyazaki's Laputa: Castle in the Sky (天空の城ラピュタ) having last night seen it again thanks to the IFC. It is a subtle and wonderful movie, and you do yourself a disservice to have not seen it. We also attempt to rank ALL of the Ghibli movies. In other news, FUNimation is inexplicably launching a cable anime network, and Fakku is kickstarting a release of Maeda's Urotsukidoji manga in English.
Tonight on GeekNights, we probably anger a lot of people talking about how anime-specific fandom is no longer usefully distinguished from general animation fandom and it's really only Americans who flip out so much about it. This is in light of anime just being available on Hulu now, Netflix making its own anime, and AkibaExpo being a disaster that fell apart before our very eyes.
Scott watched Colorful. Rym watched Rick and Morty. On GeekNights tonight, we bring you reviews of both. Rym has restored the copyright-blocked GeekNights Presents: Utena episodes. Yowamushi Pedal gets a third season! Hulu is now the go-to source of anime now that there is an ad-free tier. (We can finally give those Slayers DVDs back). Manglobe is bankrupt. Cats are hustling.