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)

Mikan Watch #137: Senko-san

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 18, 2019 on 6:09 pm

From episode 1 of The Helpful Fox Senko-san. I think Author pointed this one out to me – it’s certainly not a show I watched personally, at least!

Anyway, full of busy today, so I’ll leave this one at that!

Mikan Watch #136: Fun Fun Pharmacy

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 17, 2019 on 11:20 pm

From episode 33 of Fushigi Mahou Fun Fun Pharmacy, a show I mostly ended up watching because it’s a charming thing that Igarashi did episode direction for a bunch of episodes of around about the time that he was also working on the first season of Ojamajo Doremi, a show which is in a similar ilk, albeit with a very different sense of humour to it.

Although it is, I guess, worth noting that the show is based on a novel by Sachiko Kashiwaba. I have no idea how faithful it is to that book, admittedly, though in general I get the feeling that Kashiwaba is one of those authors that is so widely read among at least the folks that direct Japanese childrens cartoons that her influence is likely all over the stuff that isn’t even explicitly based on her books. Heck, there was a bit of an old to-do over Spirited Away bearing more than a little resemblance to one of her novels, even.