Favorite Anime Openings

February 7, 2008 at 10:10 am (anime, cheese, faces which amuse me, Gundam, strange)

This kind of post isn’t the substantial type I had in mind when I resolved to blog more this year but I promise there will be something of note to read within the next couple of days. That being said, here are a few of my favorite anime openings. Don’t worry about my sanity; I’m already embarrassed enough to feel like a fifteen year old for posting this.

I should mention just because I few of these are favorites doesn’t mean I’ve watched the entire series. I’m thinking of Yamato and Mazinger Z when I say this seeing as how I’ve only seen a few of episodes of each.

Turn A Gundam:

Out of all the Gundam openings this is the only one that passes muster. It also might have something to do with this being my favorite Gundam to date since it’s sort of steam-punkish, has a slow moving plot, great character development, and manages to explain away the multiple Gundam universes/time-lines.

Space Battleship Yamato:

Why would I choose this as a favorite? I’m sure it has nothing to do with the manliness of Isao Sasaki…

Enough of that.

Eureka Seven:

This anime ranks up there with EVA and Full Metal Alchemist, although the ending isn’t a mind blitz like the former nor as sloppy as the latter.

Mazinger Z:

I like this opening for the nostalgia it exerts upon me although I never saw it as a kid. I guess it’s just the horrible animation quality as well as the cheesy music.

Ergo Proxy:

Paranoia Agent:

The last two openings aren’t entirely chosen for how great the music is but for how they encapsulate the anime they’re introducing. Both of them are great by the way.

And finally will end off with the calliphonic laughter of Guu:

So what are your favorite openings?

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From the Man himself

November 12, 2007 at 6:04 pm (cheese, comedy, D&D, faces which amuse me, Firefly, idols)

To celebrate Robin actually playing a character instead of DMing, here’s a clip of a tribute from Adam Baldwin for the character Jayne’s tribute from the Mudders.

For some reason I think we may be playing a Firefly campaign in the future.

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Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace

October 5, 2007 at 2:07 pm (cheese, comedy, faces which amuse me, nostalgia)

What do you get when you mix the production aesthetics of MacGyver, Quantum Leap, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, and Heat Vision and Jack? This:

Now go forth, watch all six episodes of this magnificent relic of the eighties any which way you can, and thank me later.

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Test Your Might

September 28, 2007 at 11:00 am (agony, Blogroll, cartoon, cheese, faces which amuse me, friends, music video)

So, for about a week I’ve been trying to find a “welcome to the blogosphere!” clip for Amanda that is cute, obnoxious, and sinister. You know, like a kender. This is the best I could come up with.

And with that, a hearty welcome. How ’bout some blogging advice? Don’t let the fact that you may not have posted for a month or so prevent you from posting at all. I mean, I don’t.

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Copy Shop

July 12, 2007 at 8:19 am (agony, comedy, faces which amuse me, film)

I’ll be catching up on a pursuit later on this week which I’ve copied from my friend Jon (although I’ve failed in keeping my list as updated at his) and I thought this post would be a good placeholder. Two clips, one short film discovered through the now defunct zed. Copy Shop.

I have a vague recollection of the host of zed stating that each frame of film had been photocopied. I could be wrong though. I suppose it goes without saying that I like this film. Very Kafkaesque.

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