With the debacle of my home network this past week, and waiting to get new NICs for the office computers, I’ve resorted to watching a lot of Netflix. Even with the wireless adapter from the media PC on here, the speed and latency is horrible being so close to the router. Even trying to download torrents was suffering, so I’ve prioritized a few shows (read: Symphogear) until it’s fixed. Netflix’s anime selection has significantly improved over the years, so I was sort of surprised they actually put their name on Knights of Sidonia, a 2014 and 2015 two-cour series about a human space colony ship fighting aliens threatening their existence. I heard some musings about it before on the anitwitters but did not get around to marathoning it all until this week.

There will likely be spoils ahead, so if you have not seen it, close your browser now.

Silver Fallen Will

I finally got around to finishing Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen last night, and for a full-season robot show, it was a pretty enjoyable ride. It didn’t really innovate anywhere special, going for a run-of-the-mill war story, but like Full Metal Panic, they had to throw in some gimmicky hardware to spice things up. But unlike FMP, it actually stayed close-to-the-chest and finished out decent enough, with a few issues.

2014: A Look Back At 365 Days of Crazy Cartoons

Back for the third year in a row, the 2014 Anime Year in Review. Like last year, I spend this post going over my personal list of what I feel works, and doesn’t work, out of 2014’s four seasons of anime. Once again, the raw list used to compile this post may be found here, and you’re free to complain about the selection list on Twitter to your heart’s content, my shit taste, etc. I yawn in your general direction.

The Unsinkable Silver Stu

Disappointed is such a versatile word, and yet it always creeps up when I least expect it watching anime. As I watched through Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, I went from being interested, to intrigued, to impressed, to indifferent, to finally settling on crippling disappointment. How can this be, for a show I alluded to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine? Well, DS9 wasn’t all that great either, for largely the same damn reason. The Sisko.