Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Anime Boston after-action report

We stopped off at the Holyoke Mall near Springfield to get our Target on during the drive back, and we ditched the Thruway entirely and detoured through Rochester and west on 104 to cross the border at Lewiston, a pleasant drive largely free of the truck traffic on I-90. But enough of our trip back. Anime Hell at Anime Boston went great! We had one tech issue that got handled with one radio call, we had a great AB staffer working the sound, we had great sound and video, and the crowd came out and learned, laughed, and loved! Here's what we showed:

-the creepy concession film was titled "A Busload Of Thrills And Cool Casual Comfort"-John Waters says no smoking -Hell opening -America VS Japan featuring the Amazing Chan Clan, Gatchaman, Partridge Family 2200, Great Mazinger Vs Getta Robo, Funky Phantom, Candy Candy, Galaxy Goof-Ups, Captain Harlock, Happy Days, Gundam, Kid Super Power Hour, Macross, Turbo Teen, Giant Gorg -Cassette Girl -Jac Mac & Rad Boy Go -Osomatsu-San -Heidi rap ad, Mazinger Z vs Hello Kitty, Mazinger Manulife ad, Star Of The Giants ads, Nissin ramen ads, Honobono Lake ads -Mars And Beyond -Trump Supporters Are Anime Fans -This Land Is Mine -UK Safety Film Every Mother's Nightmare -Japanese Meat by Japan National Federation Of Cooperative Agricultural Associations -Meat And You Partners In Freedom -Georgie Girls -I Can Friday By Day -Good Morning Doronjosama -Bernd Das Brot -Monkeys and Robots together -Dragonball traffic safety, Slump Hustler -Golgo 13 ads -Gillette Wet/Dry Look superhero ad -Fumiko's Confession- Psychosomatic Anime part 1 -Gundam Build Fighters seduction via gunpla -Blue Blazes seduction via Cyborg 009 -Cyborg 009 vs Devilman trailer -Adventures Of Butthurt Anime Fan -Logorama

Everybody got out of Hell in time to figure out how the hell they were going to get home because the T quits running at 12:30. We hiked back to Neil's car parked under Boston Common. Got to see a bunch of friends and eat a bunch of food and the convention itself was crowded, well-run, and pleasant; I recommend it!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Hungry yet?

Senpai noticed me! And then quit, apparently.

That mustard\catsup dispenser is cool, though.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Kiseichuu no Ichiya (The Midnight Parasites, 1972)

Borrowing a lot of imagery from Hieronymus Bosch, Yōji Kuri really goes all out with this independent film.

Don't click on any of the related videos if you've just eaten or plan on eating soon.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

CPF Overviews-Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years

The last episode of CPF's Harlock overviews (because the later dubs weren't really that funny), focusing on Harmony Gold's Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years.