Another week, it’s time for our next batch of openings! Again, these aren’t in any order, but we feel these openings were the most enjoyable of 2015. We’ll conclude next week with our last batch of openings!
It’s been a long year. but now it’s time to sit back and reflect on what amazing anime we enjoyed! Of course, I have always had a soft spot for anime openings and endings, so I decided to gather the gang together to reflect on our top openings of the year! Please note, these are not in any order.
(This review may contain spoilers for the following series. If you have not seen the series before, please exercise caution before viewing this post. You have been warned.)
NEW SEASON IS OUT! WE’VE GOT MECHS, ALIENS, WITCHES, WITCH HUNTERS, MORE MECHS, FANSERVICE, SUPER HEROES, VOLLEYBALL, LOTS OF HYPE, FEDORAS, HAREMS, BONES, AND DID I FORGET TO MENTION? MECHS.
Now with 50% more mechs.
Hey guys! Mark here and the new season if I could describe it would be. Just okay. So far nothing too crazy except for a couple titles I’ve been anticipating to be 9/10s would watch again. Here’s my list of what I am watching that’s brand new to the lineup.
Continue reading MARK’S FALL SEASON 2015 FIRST IMPRESSIONS
It’s been quite some time since I’ve last made a post here, and let me tell you, it’s not because I didn’t want to. Between issues with my health, money, and time, I haven’t been able to spare the time or energy to update this blog or the main site. However, I feel as I’m finally able to contribute again, and I’ll do my best to prevent such a situation from occurring again.
On that note, I’ve extended the blog to other members of Dowase. This used to be mainly a blog for my personal use, but I feel as though having others post their experiences will not only diversify posts on here, but also keep them blog from going unused for an extended period of time again.
In terms of anime, gaming, and other news, my life has been relatively slow in those aspects. I’ve not been able to watch or play too much this summer, and I even skipped out on AX for the first time in 5 years, due to monetary constraints. However, I feel as though this will change with Fall approaching fast. For the anime series I’m watching, I’m really only following Charlotte, Working!!!, and Monster Musume. I have a number of other series I want to watch, but that won’t be until I get the chance to get my computer and internet back to optimal speeds. I want to continue Ore Monogatari, and start on Rokka, Ranpo, and Sore ga Seiyuu. Hopefully I won’t be too disappointed by their progression!
Gaming-wise, I’ve really only been re-playing SA2, and going through Ranko Tsugihime’s Longest Day. I completed Earthbound for the first time, which really met with a mixed feeling for me. I know I ranted and raved about Splatoon in my previous post, and trust me, it’s a great game, but with the internet in my current location I can’t even play it without terrible lag, and that’s no fun. I’ll get back into it when I get sustainable internet again. All in all, I’ve not been doing too much on the gaming side.
That’s really all I have to say right now, as this was just a quick update on what’s happening. Dowase is going to be present at Saboten Con 2015, so if you happen to be going we’d all be happy to see you there!
Holy hell, where to begin… Let me start off by saying ever since the incident, I’ve been doing everything I can to catch back up with life. I can’t deny that I’m taking some stuff a bit too easy, but there’s only so much I can do and really, life always takes a toll on you when you work as hard as you can. Luckily, I don’t foresee any other problems occurring, especially with how smooth everything is falling into place at the moment. Of course, there’s always room for error, but I *want* Dowase and this blog to continue on a regular schedule, and I refuse to let this die like my other projects in the past. So many failures, and you start to realize that you can’t always do things you want, but things need to be done, and I want to start applying to things I know I can do, and not be distracted by what I cannot do.
In that vein, Dowase has been pretty good since we got ourselves a new member. Back in January, Mark joined the team as essentially PR and the most vocal one of the group, and as a result, we’ve definitely started to get more attention on the side of convention programming. Hopefully Danny and I can follow in his footsteps and start taking initiative ourselves, but regardless, I will continue to create fun and innovative panels for Arizona and potentially out-of-state conventions. Dowase Entertainment will be making an offical appearance at Phoenix Comicon 2015, with various panels, so please feel free to drop by and have a good time! Of course, if you have any issues or concerns with our programming, please feel free to let us know at the panel or by emailing me, and I will gladly take any suggestions or comments you have. I want our panels to be fun for everyone, and I take our job running panels very seriously. If you aren’t having a good time, we have failed, and that’s never a good thing.
On a lighter note of things, with school out of the way, I’ve been attempting to keep up with a number of anime, and it’s going… okay. I’m still behind by one or two episodes for each show, but I’m definitely in a better position that I was say, a year ago. Among those series, I’m watching Fate/Stay S2, Ore Monogatari, Plastic Memories, Hibike Euphonium, Show by Rock, Nisekoi S2, and others. It’s my first season actually watching this many shows as they air since I stopped back in 2012, and I love it. Other than anime, I’ve recently been playing the Fire Emblem series, a favorite of mine since I picked up Fire Emblem 7 years ago, and I’m loving every minute of it. In addition to Fire Emblem, Splatoon is a title I’m greatly looking forward to on the Wii U, and you can bet your ass that we will be playing it in our spare time at PCC.
(Oh, and I’ll be restarting the Month of Openings soon, completing with the remaining 10 days, so look forward to that!)
Anyways, this was meant to be a quick update on the state of things here, and I hope I got all my thoughts and opinions out. Of course, thanks for reading, and if you’re in the area, please come visit us at Phoenix Comicon!!
Sorry about the abrupt end to the openings! Let’s just say that there was a bit of an emergency which let me out of the loop for a bit, but as of this writing, I am back to normal! The posts will resume again in a couple of days as we continue to count down some of my favorite openings in anime! I’ll probably add a few more days, as it was slated to end the 28th, so I’ll add two more to make a full month, as well as some endings that I really enjoy as well.
This shouldn’t impact any future appearances at cons, as far as I’m aware, so Dowase Entertainment will be appearing at Aselia Con 2015 and Sabaku Con 2015! I’ve yet to receive confirmation on Sabaku, but I’m fairly confident that we will have at least one panel for everyone! Hope to see you all there!!
Until next time,