Kon wrote and directed four movies and a TV series before his tragic death. His highly-acclaimed work has been described as “gritty, intense, and at times even nightmarish,” with themes of obsession and illusion vs reality. We’ll check them out, discussing themes, styles, and what makes them worth watching, ending with an open discussion.
Reminder- this is tomorrow (Wednesday) night! Please share with anyone you think might attend! We’ll also see a couple surprise short-episode shows as a prelude. Anime Romance is in the air! Wait, there’s magic too? Let’s look at clips and explore some of the best shows in this genre. What are your favorites? Which go…
Tiny anime jewels: these series are silly, senseless, bizarre, or creepy with episodes only five minutes long! Discover the hidden world of these gems. These series are often used as ‘fillers’ on Japanese TV, but escape the notice of American anime fans. Many start out as fan-produced self-published manga or animation projects. Join us in…
Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. West Toledo Branch Library
On May 19, from noon till 5, the largest Japanese festival in a several state area takes place at the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne , Indiana. It’s a 100-mile drive from Toledo- well worth it. ( click the title for more info )
Animarithon, at BGSU, is celebrating its 17th year on March 30 & 31. It’s a great event, with plenty to see and do. Special guests include voice actors, musical guests, and celebrity cosplayers. (click the title for more )
Sometimes an excellent anime movie or series doesn’t become popular with fans in the US. Often the show doesn’t fit into the popular genres. Sometimes the shows use a different story structure than what’s familiar in the West. Or the plots are complicated and involve ‘too much’ Japanese culture. If you like to explore off the beaten path, here are some to check out: (click the title to read more)