Chika*Chika Idol…

Posted by DiGiKerot in Free Talk at February 28, 2016 on 3:37 pm

Omo has probably already written most of what I’d want to say about this, but given I’ve not posted in the best part of a couple of months, I suppose I should probably persist.

The short version is that veteran anime director Hiroshi Nishikiori has launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce a 3DCG idol anime short called Chika*Chika Idol, which is somewhat unfortunately floundering on two different fronts.

The Token End of Year Post 2015

Posted by DiGiKerot in Free Talk, idolmaster, Kantai Collection at January 2, 2016 on 9:33 pm

For the sixth year running I must, once again, confess that I’ve yet to watch a single episode of Gundam Unicorn. This is particularly bad at this point, because I’ve actually some how managed to get around to seeing the first couple of episodes of Gundam the Origin this year, not to mention being fully up-to-date on Iron Blooded Orphans.

Seriously, I’ll totally crack open those BDs this year.

Anyway, here’s too many words to be actually worth reading about some cartoons from this year. Spoilers be lurking thar below!

Merry Christmas

Posted by DiGiKerot in Free Talk at December 25, 2015 on 8:06 pm

Merry Christmas, one and all, and because I’ve been out most the day and have noooooo time to commit something new to digital ink, have this dumb image from a Christmas card I sent my brother this year. Fury Road was a pretty great movie anyway.

Anyhow, whilst I’m here, I may as well make a brief public service announcement – Daisuki dropped note on their Twitter feed earlier today to mention the fact that iDOLM@STER will be dropping off their service on the 31st of the month. This is just the original series, not Cinderella Girls, but given this is the only point of legitimate English availability for large portions of the world (including the UK), well… if your seasonal back-log schedule isn’t already overfilled, and you’ve not seen the show already, it is well beyond worth watching.

Also, episode 22 is totally seasonally relevant!

(Also, for what it’s worth, the finale of Hackadoll this week totally had an extended combined Fist of the Northstar/MadMax pastiche going for a while, as well as also being probably a better Dragonball than Super often reportedly is)

10th Anniversary?

Posted by DiGiKerot in Free Talk at September 5, 2015 on 3:41 pm

Apparently it’s been ten years since I made the first update on this blog. I can’t really say I have anything particularly thought-provoking to say about the matter, but, hey, here’s a post acknowledging this fact, now freeing me up to do more important things like sneak around in a virtual cardboard box. Yay.

The Token End of Year Post 2014

Posted by DiGiKerot in Free Talk, idolmaster, Random Stuff, Wake Up Girls! at January 4, 2015 on 11:14 pm

2014 was a year in which the country of Japan continued to exist, and continued to invest in the production of cartoons. Some of them were made available outside Japan, and occasionally – just occasionally – I watched some of them.

The following is a collection of nonsense words about some of those cartoons I watched. Not necessarily the best ones I watched, or even necessarily good ones, but most certainly ones I watched. Also maybe some I didn’t in passing.

Speaking of things I didn’t actually watch, keeping up the usual tradition, I’ve still not got around to watching Gundam Unicorn, though I guess I’ve now got the entire series sitting around on Blu-Ray. I also didn’t get around to watching the new episode of Code Geass:Akito the Exiled, but that’s mostly a result of it not actually existing yet.

I should probably also point out that, for the first time in years, I didn’t watch either of this last years Precure movies. I guess that’s what DokiDoki will do for you, but it did rather give me a gap in terms of things to write about this year.