Saturday, June 05, 2021

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Anime North Stay At Home Edition

 As predicted, COVID-19 isn't finished with us yet. This means beloved Toronto anime convention Anime North has to take yet another break and appear virtually instead of live and in person. This ALSO means that Anime Hell is going to be streaming freely once again!  Be sure and tune out the world by tuning into all the events happening May 28-30 as part of the Anime North Stay At Home Edition! 





Thursday, January 21, 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021

streaming virtual hell questions

After a year without anime cons but with four online streaming Anime Hell events, I've been getting questions asking if these virtual Anime Hell shows will be available to watch online or download.


Short answer: no. 

Anime Hell is, or should be, a live event that happens at anime cons. If Anime Hell is available for everyone to watch any time, the live event that happens at anime cons won't be unique, it won't be a surprise, it won't be unexpected, and it won't be as much fun for you, or for me. 

I did four streaming events last year, all of which were in conjunction with online anime conventions. These streaming events were still available to watch for days after their scheduled broadcast. All told, I wound up doing about twice as much Anime Hell as I usually do, potentially to a vastly wider audience. 

If you happened to miss any of these events, please rest assured there will be opportunities to see Anime Hell in the near future, both streaming and hopefully, once we get this COVID thing finished, live and in person.

-Dave Merrill

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Hell's Half Hour

A special half-hour presentation of Anime Hell is set to occur next Friday July 24 at 11pm Eastern on Anime North's Twitch channel as part of their virtual Anime North program "Momiji's Online Experience"! 



Also part of the event is my presentation on Japanese animation of 1980, and a look back at 23 years of Anime North! 




See you at https://www.twitch.tv/animenorthcompass next week!

-Dave Merrill