Missed Conventions and Anime That Make Me Feel Things!
By: Head Writer – Justin Tafoya
Monday, March 21st –
Hello again my Giga-Friends! I hope you are doing well and without illness as I am! It’s a good feeling to be well without any residual effects! . . . It is not a -not so good- feeling when your contracted job ends next week. Sad times. Sad times indeed.
Anyway, Hanadoki Con was this past weekend. . . I had no idea. That is, until one of my cosplayer friends called me and told me to drop by! I’ve been caught up in my job, on and off site, which has me completely oblivious to the get-togethers of you young, hip kids nowadays! Thankfully, my friends are close to the staff so I was able to at least see the Masquerade. Speaking of, this was actually my first time attending a Cosplay Masquerade. I won’t be so opinionated on this past Masquerade, as I have no experience to base an opinion on, but I do feel that the whole thing is lost on someone like me. I beheld many cosplayers either coming out to do a skit, dancing, or posing for shots. There was a lot of hype, which I definitely appreciate, but I felt somewhat underwhelmed by the entire event. Though, my apathy may be influenced in part by the “half-time show” idol/boy-band that did a song and dance number. I may not be an expert, but it definitely made me feel like I was in high school again. . .
Speaking of high school, why is everyone at Conventions so damn young!? I thought the age progression for these things was on a vertical scale! Apparently not because I felt like the oldest damn person in that place! New game show idea, “IS. SHE. LEGAL!?”
No. Don’t do that. Bad idea. . . I apologize. Profusely.
NOW ON TO ANIME!
If you aren’t watching Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, I don’t even want to know you right now (over exaggeration)! These past two episodes though, have been affecting my physiology on a ridiculous level. WATCH IT!
I know I talked about Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans last week, but . . . DAMN! Is that show good! This newest episode had me writhing in my seat with anger! The show really doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to war. Unlike other unnamed Gundam series, people actually die in this war. People I like. PEOPLE I DIDN’T WANT TO DIE! And it hurts. It’s written extremely well and the mixture of fighting and politics is oddly strong in this particular series. I still highly suggest checking it out if you’re into mecha shows.
BokuMachi might be the best show this season. KonoSuba might be the funniest. But, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar has the best damn soundtrack I’ve heard in a very, very long time. I’d suggest watching it for that alone! NO MORE INFO!
Anyway, that’s it for me today my Giga-Buddies! I hope you have a great Monday, and an even better week! -J.R