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!
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!
Nidhogg is a fantastic, simple, two-player orthogame that exemplifies the "genre" so well defined by games such as Pong, Spacewar, and Outlaw! Local multiplayer and simple direct competition are seeing a renaissance that will only continue throughout 2014. In other annual news, Nintendo is suffering heavily from the Fiscal Year of Luigi (and their corporate culture that creates excellent hardware that almost no games actually use), and Torchbearer works wonderfully via Google Hangout. In personal news, we've all but stopped playing games that require teaching others, and encourage tabletop gamers everywhere to actually read the rules to games.
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!
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.
Tonight on GeekNights, in honor of the DVD mystery boxes that everyone seems to have ordered, we review the first episode of the first DVD of the Rumiko Takahashi Anthology (aka Rumic Theater): The Tragedy of P. In the news, PictureBox is shutting down, and Neverland is bankrupt. The GeekNights Official CounterStrike server is starting to rock again, as is the GeekNights Official IRC during the shaker classic.
Tonight on GeekNights, we give brief reviews of two anime: Yowamushi Pedal (a TV show) and The Wind Rises (Miyazaki's last movie). The latter is a fictional account of the personal life of the very real Horikoshi Jiro, who designed the very real fighters used by Imperial Japan in World War 2. In the news, keep an eye on the creeping tentacles that are Cardfight: Vanguard, and Miyazaki has given up on movies, but not on manga!