Not entirely an anime-related post but with the start of summer I realize there’s a bunch of stuff to look forward too.
The summer season of anime aside you can probably guess what I’m looking forward to. In July, not only will the subtitled version DVDs of Gurren Lagann will start (at such a great cost/episode ratio) but the Sci-Fi Channel will start showing Gurren Lagann on tv.
The other thing I’m looking forward to is the start of a new monthly manga magazine. It’s being put out by Yen Press and will include Soul Eater, Bamboo Blade, and Higurashi among others.
The first movie I’m looking forward to is from the very best in American animation a.k.a. Pixar and the movie is Wall-e. I’ve never been disappointed by Pixar and early reviews make me think I’ll enjoy this one.
The second movie is Hellboy 2. The further adventures of everyone’s favorite red hero is sure to be hit. I’m really looking forward to see how Del Toro’s Hobbit movie turns out.
The third movie is Batman 2. The first Batman movie was one of the best, if not the best, superhero movie ever and I expect the second
There are two books I’m really looking forward to. The first is the annual Year’s Best Science Fiction which is edited by Gardner Dozois. This year makes the 25th year that Mr. Dozois has edited this collection and it’s the best one-stop spot to read the best in shorter length science fiction.
The second book is the new book by Charles Stross. His books always seem to somehow balance loads of big ideas with being very accessible and entertaining. His last one started with a bank robbery within an MMORPG and went from there. This one’s premise is what happens to the intelligent machines that humanity leaves behind after it dies out.