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).

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.

Mikan Watch #139: The Place Promised in Our Early Days

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 21, 2019 on 9:03 pm

From the old Makoto Shinkai movie The Place Promised in Our Early Days, a somewhat more dour and humourless Shinkai movie than his current fair like Your Name and Weathering with You. Also one of the few pre-Your Name Shinkai works that I actually like. Kind of hard to actually spot in this screenshot thanks to the lighting, but it is there, I assure you!

Think I spotted this one during… I think it was an Scotland Loves Anime screening a while back, but was too lazy to pull the DVDs out to take a screengrab of it until now.

Not-Mikan Watch: Bob’s Burgers

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 20, 2019 on 11:35 am

From episode 3 of season 7 of Bob’s Burgers, because I sometimes watch non-Japanese cartoons, and the appearance of a box clearly marked “Oranges” in this episode made me laugh.

Bob’s Burgers is some good cartoons. I also watched this actual episode literally a year ago, so it’s not really like I have much to say about it at this point!

Mikan Watch #138: Eden of the East

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 19, 2019 on 5:38 pm

From the Eden of the East movie King of Eden. I have no idea why he has it on a boat like that either. Presumably just so he can pose dramatically or something.

I actually made note of this during an all-night anime movie event a good few years ago now, but the movie wasn’t available for home release at the time, so I pretty much just put it to the side and promptly forgot about it until I started searching my own Twitter feed.

Eden of the East is a great TV show, and a pair of movies where I’ve not actually ever bothered the get around to watching the second one, Paradise Lost. Take that as you will, I guess.

(PS – The new Star Wars movie is literally the worst blockbuster I’ve seen in years, and I’ve seen most the DC movies. Yowzer is it bad)