Judge Anime by its Cover - Fall 2017

  • Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Welcome to the first episode of GeekNights Judges Anime by its Cover!

We used to host this panel every year at Anime Boston, but now we are making it a quarterly video show. Armed with nothing more than the title, studio, a short description, and a small preview image, we will let you know which TV anime coming out next season are worth watching, and which ones should be avoided at all costs.

We honestly don't know much about these new anime and are judging them based on almost nothing, so be sure to post lots of hate comments! We want to hear all about everything we got wrong.

And when this season is over, be sure to come back and let us know how right or wrong we were about these shows. Our track record in the past has been really good, but we are sure to have more misses when we take more shots.

Special thanks to Anime Boston for letting us get this started in the first place. It's really a fantastic convention. Any anime fan in the Northeastern US should definitely attend.

Anime Boston

And of course none of this would be even remotely possible without the excellent web site AniChart.net. They organize all this information so well every single season.

AniChart.net

See you in the Winter!

GeekNights Presents Utena: ep15

GeekNights Presents: Utena
Episode 15

Episode 15 of Revolutionary Girl Utena settles the show in the pattern of duels, fueled by Mikage and the Black Rose, that will carry the rest of the Black Rose Saga season. Anthy is cast in an increasingly sinister light, alongside her brother Akio, while hearts are stolen to fuel ever-more-powerful duelists.

Our Patreon Campaign is a big part of how we've started the show again!

How to Run an Anime Club

How to Run an Anime Club
Anime Boston 2016

Presented at many conventions since 2002, from Otakon to Anime Boston, GeekNights finally videoed their advice on how to run an anime club. Some things have changed over the years (you don't need LaserDisc player or VHS library anymore), but most things haven't (dealing with "that guy"). Here is the brutal, honest truth on what it takes to run an anime club.

Judge Anime By Its Cover - Spring 2016

Judge Anime by its Cover
Spring 2016

You wouldn't judge a book by its cover, but anime is a whole different ball game. What if we reviewed anime SOLELY by their covers? Would these reviews be accurate? If so, why? Anime, moreso than other works in other media, seem truer to their marketing material, and it is our hypothesis that one truly can "review" anime to a great degree soley by their covers.

We review all of the upcoming Spring 2016 Anime Season based solely on a single image and a paragraph of text.

Presented at Anime Boston 2016!

GeekNights Presents Utena: ep14

GeekNights Presents: Utena
Episode 14

Episode 14 of Revolutionary Girl Utena is the de facto start of the Black Rose Saga. The Boys of the Black Rose. Who are these new characters? Why do they look suspiciously like (and have ties to) characters we already know? Why is Anthy clearly in cahoots with the End of the World. Cahoots, and also bed. All this and more as we begin analyzing some of the meatiest episodes of Utena yet.

Our Patreon Campaign is a big part of how we've started the show again!

Pre-judged anime: Were we right?

In 2013, at Anime Boston, we reviewed all of the upcoming anime. As in, anime that had not been seen by anyone in the US. We were extremely confident in the quality of our reviews, based solely on a paragraph of text and a single image.

Now, years later, the world has seen these shows. Now, it's your turn to judge us! Were we right? Or are we just assholes? Can anime truly be reviewed by its cover alone?

GeekNights Presents Utena: ep13

GeekNights Presents: Utena
Episode 13
- Tracing a Path

Episode 13 of Revolutionary Girl Utena is a liminal episode. On one hand, it provides a denouement to the Student Council Saga (season 1), nominally explaining what happened and, to a degree, why. On the other, it raises far more disturbing questions about the true aim of these duels, setting the stage for the Black Rose Saga (season 2). Who is this man (Akio), what is his relation to Anthy or End of the World, and why is he trying to (re)awaken the Power of Dios?

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