Posts Tagged ‘Satoshi Kon’

DonKangolJones’ Images of the Week: It’s so much easier for girls (Sept 12th)

September 12, 2010 Leave a comment

A pattern has been revealed to me.  Lately two shows have been fighting for my attention.  One is obviously K-ON!!, which consistently is pulling my heartstrings, getting cuter and more emotional by the week.  I didn’t think that could even be possible.  The other is the dubious, infamous, ludicrous Highschool of the Dead.  Which is making a habit of starting a new meme and sending anime fans into a murderous, rabid frenzy with each episode.  Thank you God, that K-ON!! won out this week.  Even a declaration of wetness couldn’t stop the juggernaut that is HTT. Read more…

Check-out Station: DonKangolJones’ End of Summer Movie Special (Paprika & Summer Wars)

September 9, 2010 1 comment

I don’t watch anime movies very often.  It comes down to strange combination of having an already short attention span, it being almost impossible for me not to get interrupted (at home or work) for two hours and/or the  realization that often, minus a few Miyazaki films the movies tend to be bad (Naruto) or depressing (End of EVA).  I prefer my short bits of  anime goodness.  But for some reason the past weekend became a perfect storm for me to pick up two movies I’ve been waffling on for a good while now.  With Satoshi Kon’s unfortunate death, I told myself that I would finally sit down & give one of his movies a proper watch, and once I finished with that, and the near end of summer, I decided to check out the incredibly hyped Summer Wars.  I wondered if I was about to validate my summer of anime watching, or ruin it.  I mean I could’ve always just watched Iron Man 2 or Inception again, right?

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