Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category

Greg Ayres, Scott VonSchilling, and Fansub Downloads

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

While reading Scott VonSchilling’s article on Greg Ayres and the Fight Against Fansubs, something stood out to me. First, I’ll have to say, I agree with Greg Ayres’s views on fansubbing, downloading anime, etc. Read Scott’s piece, and you’ll find he agrees with Ayres, too. Up to a point. Scott writes:


From There to Here, to Anime Blogger

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

The Pink Sylphide

There are a few reasons I started up The Pink Sylphide, and a few reasons I added along the way.


Following Janggeum’s Dream to Another Series

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

I’ve been consistently posting a Janggeum’s Dream episode commentary roughly every six days since mid-January. My original plan for Janggeum’s Dream was to watch all 26 episodes, then move on to another series (Strawberry Marshmallow). However, when I reached roughly episode ten of Janggeum’s Dream, I happened upon the official Korean site for the series, and saw some screenshots from episode 26. Oh no, spoilers! All the girls move up a rank! I put that scene out of my mind until I reached episode 26 of the series: not only was Chang-I still at Japanese Apricot rank, but Janggeum and Geum-yeong both demoted themselves to this lowest apprentice court lady ranking, whereas before they were Mum class. Only Yeonsaeng and Yeong-ro remained at a higher class, the middle-ranked Orchid class.



Friday, May 2nd, 2008

I’ve seen a number of posts by Jeff Lawson at Hop Step Jump about the Aria animated series. It’s always praise, but as I’ve never seen the series, I never paid much attention to it. I did check if there was a region one thinpack a while back, only to find it didn’t have a region one release. That’s changing now that RightStuf! has announced the first series, Aria the Animation, available for pre-order.


Would You Like a Dub With That?

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

I’ve read here and there about Bandai planning on a subtitles-only region one release of Gurren-Lagann in 2008, with a dub release by ADV Films in 2009. With Gonzo studio’s The Tower of DRUAGA and BLASSREITER series being released with subtitles alongside a Japanese airing (to my understanding), this is a chance for region one English DVD subtitled releases to come out at the same time as region two Japanese DVDs are released. Personally, I’d like to see full-series box sets come out soon after a series has finished airing, rather than individual DVDs.