Asleep at the wheel

Aaaargh, work. Can’t read manga with it. Can’t buy manga without it.

I’m in no condition to start dusting off the cobwebs just yet, but I do have a couple of new acquisitions that are due to arrive next month: Funimation’s Blu-ray release of Evangelion 1.11 and Right Stuf/Nozomi’s Aria the Origination DVD box set. Expect reviews for them over at the usual place.

On the side, a couple of weeks ago I rolled out two more Hitler parodies. (Sorry, they’re just too much fun to make.) Videos embedded after the jump.

That’s all for now, comrades. Cheerio.

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I just couldn’t resist

After seeing so many bad Hitler parodies, I’ve finally decided to do something about it.

I added yet another bad Hitler parody to their number.

A remarkably therapeutic exercise, I must say.

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It might be a waste of time. It might be a waste of money.

On the other hand, it might be worth investing a little bit of both just for the experience of it.

If all goes well and I find myself back in Japan come November, I’ll probably set aside a day for this little excursion out of central Tokyo.

Just for the experience of it.

New genre, new technology

In an older version of my About page, I included “no robots/mecha” as one of the stringent criteria I apply when choosing anime series to follow.

My distrust of mecha-themed titles has not entirely dissipated, but I’ve been sufficiently swayed by positive reviews of a certain recent film to place an order for it on Amazon.com.

Incidentally, this will be my very first Blu-ray acquisition.

The disc is scheduled for release on 9th March. That leaves me one month in which to buy a player that can actually read it.