Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Preview

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the first two episodes of Ghost in the Shell: Arise, after having seen them in the theater. It's more of a "preview" in the sense that we don't have enough out yet to fully examine the show's worth. In a pinch, however, it'll definitely serve as an adequate follow-on to Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. We also saw Takashi Murakami's Jellyfish Eyes at Lincoln Center, along with the man himself and some surprisingly good Q&A.

Remembering Sailor Moon

Some 15 years ago, Rym watched all of Sailor Moon courtesy of VKLL fansubs he acquired on VHS. Tonight on GeekNights, as we begin watching the original Sailor Moon anime again thanks to its current re-release, he tries to remember what it was all about. With the new Sailor Moon Crystal coming, apparently following the manga much more closely this time, expect more Sailor Moon talk from us in the coming months. In the news, if you want to see some Ghost in the Shell: Arise, there is a screening next Thursday in a city near you!

As an aside, enjoy one of the most amazing angry Sailor Moon fan pages ever created. Such anger. So Weeaboo. Wow.

Kill la Kill: Final Thoughts

Tonight on GeekNights, we bring you our spoiler-filled final thoughts on Studio Trigger's game-changing Kill la Kill. Before that, we discuss the 2014 Eisner Award nominations and Masaaki Yuasa's Adventure Time episode.

If you have any questions or complaints about the mandatory bag checks and metal detectors at Anime Boston 2014 or the mandatory bag checks and forced changes to the bathroom layout at PAX East 2014, know that the Mayor of Boston is doing an AMA Thursday 4/24.

Yamishibai

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the short horror anime Yamishibai. It's definitely worth watching, and is genuinely good horror storytelling. In the news, we're back from Anime Boston 2014, though we skipped most of Friday and all of Sunday at the con due to the ridiculous security theater. We discuss the good and bad of Anime Boston 2014!

Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life

Tonight on GeekNights, we review Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life (うーさーのその日暮らし 覚醒編). It's pretty meh even as far as short anime go, but some of its other reviews are golden. We were going to talk about dog anime, but didn't. A new comic is coming that is SO UP OUR ALLEY: Snowpiercer. In the news, Anime Boston's 2014 rave ("informal dance") has been canceled. So was the 2013 rave. While it's likely due to politics in Boston and the admittedly minor incident at its 2012 rave, we think it's a good thing for the con: they should embrace dropping the rave and never look back.

There's a new episode of GeekNights Presents: Shoujo Kakumei Utena on the way, so be sure you're caught up!

Space Dandy

Tonight on GeekNights, we preview Space☆Dandy, the most recent anime to "save anime" after Kill La Kill. Space Dandy is a dandy in space. It might be set in the Cowboy Bebop universe, or at least one that has superficial similarities. It's... difficult to express what this show is. You really should just watch it. In the news, Sailor Moon's anime reboot (based more closely on the manga) is tentatively to air in July 2014. Booth babes don't work. Also, be sure to submit panels to ConnectiCon 2014!

Silver Spoon

Tonight on GeekNights, we have a review of Silver Spoon. It's an eminently pleasant anime that lives up almost exactly to our pre-viewing "review" at Anime Boston earlier this year. But first, Rym recounts the horrible food poisoning he got from Hunter Mountain, we talk a bit about the Anime News Nina kickstarter, and remind you that the My Little Pony comics are pretty great.

We also have the video from our PAX Aus 2013 panel - Beyond Dungeons & Dragons, and we are officially appearing on THREE panels at MAGFest.

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