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Otaku Soul: An Interview with Yamamoto Yutaka

Otaku Soul: An Interview with Yamamoto Yutaka

A few days ago, as I was chatting idly with an Australian friend of mine on IRC, he pointed me to an interesting interview with Yamamoto Yutaka, acclaimed director of Kannagi and former member of Kyoto Animation. In the interview, he brings up several intriguing points about the anime industry and trends within the “otaku” […]

Anime Oscars?

Anime Oscars?

Like I mentioned earlier, I (sadly) have more than a passing interest in these types of awards. The 2008 Tokyo Anime Fair Awards were just announced to, as far as I can see, reasonable disinterest. I can see the logic behind the choices behind these awards, even if I don’t particularly agree with all of […]

AnimeSuki 2008 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

AnimeSuki 2008 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

I’ll admit it, I do have more than just a passing interest in these types of awards. Obviously one affords as much credibility to a set of awards like these as one agrees with the results, and it always surprises me just how much people RAGE when they don’t, c.f. SaiMoe and its multiple incarnations. […]

2008’s pleasant surprises

2008's pleasant surprises

It’s hard to make head or tail of 2008 as a year at this point, and that’s something I don’t intend to tackle until our annual review (coming to a NHRV near you soon). And while the year didn’t deliver any titles that I’d call an outright masterpiece (which is pretty disappointing), there were a […]