Originally I wasn’t going to even write an introduction for this new post series, but I figured I should explain what’s going on here. You see, I’ve been pretty annoyed in the past months because the other two review series I had going were incredibly difficult to maintain. Gonzo Hell would have involved me buying a majority of the shows I listed for coverage, and Journey through Gundam was much the same. So instead of continuing those, I decided that it would be better to review the anime and manga that I actually own.
And so here we are! In each of these Shelf Review posts, I’ll be covering a light novel, book, or anime series that I have personally bought. This will not only force me to use the things that I buy, but it also will hopefully make my review output on this site more consistent. Anyways, that’s been enough stalling; on with the review! Continue reading
Once upon a time in the early and mid 2000’s, there existed an anime studio called Gonzo. It was a rather successful studio, releasing multiple shows per season, all usually getting licensed by Funimation or ADV Films. They were critically acclaimed for their animation (Most of the time), and a lot of fans anticipated their newest releases (For some reason). Still their reign did not last for long, for when the economy crashed in 2008 Gonzo was put into dire straits, gaining a reported deficit of 30 million dollars. Gonzo could not longer produce four shows in one season, they could longer produce manga adaptations at nauseum hoping for a big hit, and they could longer be a hot topic in anime. Eventually they merged with their parent company GDH in 2009, causing them to become completely inactive in 2010. They still exist, but they only release one show per year at most; with their newest release being a moe show about voice actors called Sore ga Seiyuu. Continue reading
Hey everybody who somehow have found this site! Welcome to Overlooking View, the place were I blabber on and on about anime, video games, and every so often a book or movie that’s captured my attention. But mostly just anime. I don’t try to limit myself to a specific format for my posts, but you will see standard reviews, free from write-ups, and other things like that.
Now before you ask if I cover seasonal anime, well I do… But not on this blog. If you want to here me ramble on about Sword Art Online II, Barakamon, Ao Haru Ride, and Space Dandy 2nd Season, you can do so on Brave New Moe! I post stuff on there with a couple of other writers, so check it out. I hope you like it.
Anyways, the agenda for this opening weekend is going to be Monogatari, and Archived Reviews. Now the archived reviews will start being posted today, and they are basically exactly what they sound like. Old, crappy reviews I posted on my now dead Tumblr blog (God I’m so glad I left that site); so take a look at those if you want. As for the Monogatari stuff, well I’m planning to subject myself to the entire Monogatari anime franchise, where I plan to make a post on each arc. I hope I’ll enjoy it!
There may also be a Persona 4 Arena game review coming out this weekend, though I can’t guarantee that. At the latest that should be out by the end of next week. So I guess you can also look forward to that!