I think it’s fair to say that it has been a while since I last wrote on this site. To be honest, there hasn’t been a lot in the anime world in the last three years that really interested me. The tastes and styles of shows that I prefer have somewhat changed in the time since my previous post and as such, most of the shows that Japan was putting out were, for lack of a better word, trite.

Things changed over the last few months. In January, I decided, on a whim, to watch the most ridiculous anime to have yet come out: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Expecting it to be complete and utter trash, I found myself bemused by the statements the creators were making with their art, as horribly obscene as it was. This bemusement confused me as the show was obviously just a mass of crass and juvenile humor that was marketed towards adults.

In answering these questions about anime as an artistic and cultural expression, I chose to watch some of the series that have come out recently. Not only that, but I started viewing media as a whole in a new light: not simply as “was this show entertaining to me”, but as a medium for conveying thoughts and ideas, or telling tales, that surpassed simple surface acknowledgment of it’s perceived entertainment value.

As such, I have decided to revive this poor, dilapidated site, to serve as a sounding board for me to explain my thoughts on some of my favorite shows and other works I feel are of significant value (positively or negatively) to the community of story tellers and story consumers. I also do not think that I will constrain myself to simply “anime”, but will open the site up to be more accepting of media of any source. Books, movies, TV, western, eastern, if I consume it and have a strong opinion on it, I plan on conveying it here.

At any rate, some other news. Given the above, I am not going to review every single thing I watch. That would be silly and a waste of both our times should the series be mediocre or bleh. Thus, if you would like to see what I’m watching and perhaps how I’ve rated it, visit My Anime List site which will give you some updates. I also created a twitter account to live tweet things I am watching. You can view it at @tsunaminoanime.

So, I have a view reviews that I hope to have up soonish. This site will start moving again. I hope that I can at least share my silly view points with someone out there and put a smile on their face.

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