Wow! Seven years of blogging! It’s been fun getting to know all of you out there and hearing about how my posts piqued your interest. Thank you for your support and your interest! It seems like I have not really done enough with the present winter season, but I have finished watching all the shows I set out to watch. You should see a couple of posts soon where I review all eleven shows in two parts.
Eleven? That’s right. I added one more show to my watch list: Karakuri Circus. This show does not seem to have gotten that much attention, but it’s a very well done shonen. It excels in both action and characters, making even certain minor characters compelling. Perhaps the oddest thing about Karakuri Circus, however, is just how much of the action takes place in the past. I can’t remember the last anime I watched which indulged so much in flashback episodes. This can be annoying when one would like for nothing more than for the story to advance. At the same time, it’s fascinating how the action extends from Medieval Europe to Meiji Era Japan to modern America. The anime is on Amazon Prime, and I highly recommend it.
Here is a short list of what I want to post in the near future:
Review of Winter 2019, Part 1
Review of Winter 2019, Part 2
Quick Takes on other anime
A post on Karakuri Circus and Charity’s Relationship to Virtue
Finally read Dante’s Divine Comedy to the end
What the anime Caligula was actually about
Spring 2019 Watch List
If anyone gets what the main theme of Caligula was, feel free to comment on it below.
Look forward to these posts and one which I hope will appear on Beneath the Tangles soon. Dear readers, thank you once again for all your support!
What a milestone! The sixth anniversary of Medieval Otaku! Most blogs only seem to last for two or three years, and so I’m happy to have dragged myself this far. It’s really no surprise that most blogs are done after two or three years: the circumstances from which one started have changed by then, and one might want to go on to something different. I have taken quite a few breaks when my own enthusiasm has flagged. Somehow, I still want to keep up with this hobby, and for that I can only thank my dedicated readers for all their support.
As we are on the brink of a new season, I just want to briefly list all of the new shows which have caught my eye. Then, I’ll give a brief program of the kinds of articles to expect in the near future.
Well, my blog and I are both a year older. To celebrate, I purchased the liquor closest in age which I could afford: Flor de Cana 18. (Alright, that is not close to my age really, but it is at least more than half it, which is more than can be said for most liquor.). Would that I could share it with all of my dear readers!
Indeed, without your commentary, likes, and even just simply reading, I would cease to blog (as D. M. Dutcher, author of Cocao, Put Down the Shovel! and Triune, has unfortunately done) and become a pure bookworm. And, I’d like to also thank those who have contacted me through IM (especially the folks at Beneath the Tangles and David A) and e-mail. Amusingly, I recently had a high school student e-mail me asking whether I could help answer a couple of questions for a school project on anime. I suppose being an anime enthusiast for thirteen years and aniblogger for four qualifies one for such things. 🙂 Continue reading →
On this Easter, both this site and myself age one year. This is the only time I can recollect my birthday has falling on Easter. Does this coincidence mean that Medieval Otaku will gain a fresh breath of life? That I shall set a new and vigorous posting schedule for my third year as a blogger? No, I’ll probably continue writing on random themes which usually touch upon the Middle Ages, Catholicism, or anime as my dear readers are accustomed. Thank you to all my dear readers who have enjoyed reading these posts over the past year. As I always say, you need to struggle through many mediocre posts before finding the few gems which fall Deo iuvante. Let me give you the low down on the posts you shall be seeing on here in the near future.