It's the end of con season until ConnectiCon, so we talk about our great experiences at Anime Boston 2015 and Zenkaikon 2015! In the news Pones started up again, and we talk about some of the shows that looked OK from our Judge Anime By Its Cover Summer 2015 panel. We also want to hear your speculation on why fursuits are becoming more and more prominent at anime cons. Anime Boston in particular impressed us with an uptick in interest in academic panels over other content, and we plan to return for 2016!
Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about two horror(ish) anime that we're watching recently: Horror News and Parasyte -the maxim-! But first, Rym (and Emily) are obsessed with Ikuhara's currently running Yuri Kuma Arashi (Lesbian Bear Storm) (Love Bullet) the Oscars (no surprise) snubbed those Chinese cartoons, and Sex Criminals is getting a TV series.
We're going to be live at PAX East 2015 with What is Losing?
Tonight on GeekNights, as we struggle to watch enough new anime to warrant serious reviews in a timely fashion, we talk about some of the bigger shows we've, for various reasons, never actually reviewed. Roughly: Kaze no Yojimbo, Nadesico, KOR (Kimagure Orange Road), Marmalade Boy, Fushigi Yugi, Inu Yasha, Kodocha, MKR (Magic Knight Rayearth), Lodoss War, AMG (Ah My Goddess!), and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Conqueror of Shamballa.
In the news, Saturday Morning Cartoons are dead and Mathew Klickstein, now (thankfully) kicked out of presenting at the New York Comic Con, revealed through his bizarre and racist rant in a recent interview just how, well, racist he is.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. It's basically pornography for Gundam fans, and might be both incomprehensible and emotionally void if you aren't too knowledgeable about Gundam. In the news, GeekNights is back! At least, back until Rym goes to PAX Australia. Hatsune Miku will have a concert in New York in October. Scott tells us how not to pronounce Rosh Hashanah, and South Park is back tonight!
Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about Blue Blazes (Aoi Honō - アオイホノオ). If you know the basic history of aniem and manga, you'll probably really, really enjoy it. In the news, Rym is sort of enjoying The Adventures of Gumball, and a second season of Yowapeda is coming in October! Rym is lecturing at PAX AUS! Scott is dying of terbuculic whooping cough!
Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss special attacks. You know, like Big O's punch, or Lina Inverse's Dragonslave. Who has the best special attacks? Does Galactus have one, or is he just big and powerful? Does any Sailor Scout have a special attack more powerful than Sailor Saturn? In the news, the newly announced Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, is definitely going to be awful. We were right about the results of the Eisner Awards. Takeshi Obata will be at NYCC! (We won't be, but if you are, you should go see him)!
Tonight on GeekNights, we present our first look at Sailor Moon Crystal. We worry it is uninspired and lacks the care and energy of the original anime, but will continue watching it for the time being. Meanwhile, we're also watching the original anime (as we've discussed previously). In the news, Thor is a lady, Archie is dead, Yowamushi Pedal is getting a movie, Midousuji is Voldo, and ConnectiCon 2014 was amazing! We're also looking generally for good AMVs.