Mikan Watch #143: Rick and Morty

Posted by DiGiKerot in idolmaster, Mikan Watch at July 26, 2020 on 12:25 pm


I can’t particularly say that this was a post I was ever expecting to be making…

Anyway, Adult Swim put out another one of their sporadic Rick and Morty shorts overnight (well, by UK time), and this one was animated at Telecom and directed by Takeshi Sano (Tower of God). Probably not actually that much of a shock given those circumstances, I guess.

I suppose I actually like Rick and Morty well enough, though not in the “talk publicly about it” fashion – which is to say, I do watch the show, but I can’t particularly say I want to be associated with some of the more vocal parts of the fanbase. I’m sure you can probably understand.
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Mikan Watch #142: Urusei Yatsura

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at June 10, 2020 on 4:33 pm


From… Some episode or other of Urusei Yatsura that I actually watched a couple of weeks ago, where even if I could remember specifically what episode number it was, it would still no doubt be a contentious matter due to the weird way that the BD releases decided to renumber the show.

Anyway, Urusei Yatsura is good, even if it could do with more Ran.
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Not-Exactly Mikan Watch but also Mikan Watch

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 24, 2019 on 8:00 am


No doubt somewhat slightly to the surprise of all those folks who’ve been questioning why I’ve not actually been to Japan yet (particularly given how much money I throw at going to US cons every year), I’m in Japan at the moment (although I’m sure folks will be disappointed in my tourist-ass schedule as opposed to eventing). The above were actually spotted at the Inari Shrine, the first touristy place I stopped, and also setting up false expectations immediately by the only actual Mikan Boxes I’ve seen over here thus far.

Anyway, I’ve ran out of Mikan Box posts I prepared before heading over here. Whoops. Still, whilst over here, I’ve managed (thus far) to catch screenings of Fragtime (mostly known at this point for the studio having suddenly filed for bankrupcy post-release, and having may-or-may-not paid some of the involved animators in the process), and the new, all-CG Lupin III movie Lupin III The First. I should probably try and summon at least a few words about those once I get a momemnt or two. So probably when I’m back home in a couple of weeks.


Mikan Watch #141: Makasete Iruka

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 23, 2019 on 8:49 am


From the old Akitaro Daichi OAV Makasete Iruka, a title which translates to something like “Leave it to Dolphin!”, but was released in English under the rather more excruciating title of “Grrl Power!” (before it was released in Japan, even).
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Mikan Watch #140: Yozakura Quartet

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 22, 2019 on 11:08 am


From the manga version of Yozakura Quartet. I can’t remember the specific volume, but it’s from during the fight against Zakuro if you are familiar with the series. It’s the chapters which were adapted into those particularly spectacular Hoshi no Umi OAVs before Ryo-Timo went back and also made a good version of the opening chapters of the manga.

This didn’t make the anime version, coincidentally, but given the quality of those OAVs, I’ll give them a pass on it.

The manga version of Yozakura is in wrap-up mode at the moment, coincidentally. Might have actually wrapped up in Japan already, honestly – I think the English prints of the manga are only a volume or two off the ending, anyway. As a comic, it’s trashy as heck, but it’s trash I enjoy, so whatever.