The long overdue end of the road…

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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Hi all,

I guess this is it. I’ve decided after a year and some nine or so months to board up shop. The Anime Academy blog officially ends today.

I say it is well overdue. I haven’t written anything all this year and it’s well past the half. Now, I still have plenty of ideas. I just wasn’t expecting to be this busy this year. Between work and family obligations, I haven’t even found any consistent time to keep up with my anime watching and the anime community. I’d often start one or two series only to not finish them. Let alone constructing consistent and coherent thoughts worthy of the standards of this blog (i.e. high school essay level) has been quite difficult. Adding on the my intent to apply to grad school and to buy a house within the next year, I don’t really know how often I’ll keep the blogging up generally.

The co-founder (i.e. my brother) also has quite the obligation ahead of him. While he did graduate from his undergrad, he took on the daunting task of getting his PhD straight from undergrad. And though he is able to follow anime much better than me, he’s got the PhD qualifiers ahead of him and it is probably best not to commit too much time to this (especially it takes quite the push to get him to write in the first place).

Which leaves sis and though she does have college applications ahead of her, she’s the only one consistently following up on anime and is fresh with ideas. But since I wasn’t going to commit to this as much as I used to, I decided to close this down with the intent that she will design and manage her own blog from scratch. This way she has complete control over the theme, design and content without being tied into the pathway that this blog has gone through.

With all that said, you’ll probably won’t hear the last of me. I’ll most likely guest author on sis’ blog when she starts it. Also, I’m hoping to make a more academic ready paper based on some of the ideas from this blog. Hopefully, some journals and/or some academic conference would like listening to a paper on computer science and anime.

I’d like to end by thanking those who came around to this site. I am especially appreciative of those who not only read our work but discussed it with us through comments and emails. I’m personally glad that we made some affect in the anime blogger community. And while the blogging community has changed quite a bit from when this blog first started, it still has some of its well-thought discussion-ready flavor which continues to draw me today.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite sayings which probably best describes this blog. It originally ended the last volume of the Whole Earth Catalog and was brought to life through the words of Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford. “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”

Until we meet again, koneko-chan signing off.


Umineko no Naku Koro ni = Mafia?

Friday, July 10, 2009

To me, it’s a party game, but in anime form.

After I finished watching episode 2 of Umineko no Naku Koro ni, the first thing that popped in my head was the party game Mafia. I’m not going to bother explaining the episode since there are so many blogs that summarize different types of anime so I’ll just go straight to my comparison.

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Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

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Because wine and cheese Tomoyo is fine too… (Thanks to -kairi- for the awesome vector)

whitehatazn-48.jpgWhat started out as good idea with monthly news stories over the course of 12 days kinda fell by the wayside with dull end-of-year news articles and with tons of holiday cooking (Filipino style). Oh well…

Merry Christmas from your fellow bloggers here are Anime Academy.


12 Anime Moments in 12 Days (Day 9) – September: Stranger than Fiction

Monday, December 22, 2008

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“First Kurt, then Tupac, and now the meter room…” 100 points so the person who can give me the reference.

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12 Anime Moments in 12 Days (Day 8) – August: Now in 2-D!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

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Decisions, Decisions…

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So I ended up not getting the present I had planned for kame because the stores I thought would have it didn’t.  Looks like I’ll have to use the internet to get Eternal Sonata.  Can anyone who’s played the game let me know if the Japanese voice track is available in Eternal Sonata?  Aya Hirano saying “Reberu Oppu!” adds to the appeal of the game.  Anyway, this will be my last contribution to the 12 moments collection.  Bro-ham will be back at the helm for September onward.  I’d like to wish everyone a happy holidays, and I’ll see you all in 2009.

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12 Anime Moments in 12 Days (Day 7) – July: Funimation attempts anime world domination.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

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Ayu and Misuzu have a new home.  And so does… basically everyone.

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Anyone do their holiday shopping yet?  I think the three of us are heading out later today.  I’m not good at this whole getting gifts thing.  This probably isn’t going to end well…

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12 Anime Moments in 12 Days (Day 6) – June: Tragedy in Akihabara

Friday, December 19, 2008

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Spin-off: Anime’s answer to Duke Nukem Forever.

chigaimasu-48.jpg When I saw bro-ham’s first post, and we talked about the theme he wanted to take with these 12 moments, I told him immediately that this was the day that I wanted to cover.  I’m very happy he gave me to green-light to do today’s topic.

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