I’m super excited to start this blog. I know that blogs probably aren’t the most relevant thing these days, and I’ve been meaning to start one since like…sophomore year of high school.
I didn’t start then because I couldn’t think of a good topic and was taking up my free time with writing fanfiction, as awkward teens do.
Before, I knew it I was in college. I was focused on school work, the student newspaper, study abroad, friends and all the other fun stuff that comes along with that time in life. But now that I’ve graduated college and have job, I actually have free time on my hands…somehow. So I figured now was a great time to start.
As you may have guessed, this blog will focus on animation. Mostly, I’ll be reviewing animated shows, movies and videos, discussing or developing theories on the shows’ themes and plots, and other odds and ends. It might take a bit of time to get into a rhythm, but I promise to deliver the best content I can.
2018 doesn’t seem like the best year for animation, particularly in movies but there’s a few that I’m particularly excited for: Studio Ponoc will be making its debut with Mary and the Witch’s Flower later this month, and we’ll finally be getting Incredibles 2. Two more unique films coming out that you may or may not be aware of are Wes Andersen’s, director of Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), stop-motion feature Isle of the Dogs which will focus on a five dogs living on a quarantined island in future, dystopian Japan who help a young boy find his missing canine companion and Batman Ninja which is…exactly what the title suggests: Batman is transported back to feudal Japan and must fight feudal Japan-era version of his enemies. It’ll be directed by Junpei Mizusaki, producer of Jojo’s Bizarre Circus. Not to mention in the trailer the art looks amazing. Unfortunately, it’s a Japanese production so there’s no knowing when it’ll be available in the U.S. But otherwise, it’s a must see.
Of course, there’s always television shows. There’ll be some new Steven Universe episodes, Star Vs. the Forces of Evil, the series finale of Adventure Time, the series premiere of Craig of the Creek and alot more.
Either way, there’ll be alot to review and discuss. I can’t promise that I can review everything, but I hope you’ll pop on by every Sunday for some new content.
I’ll admit I’m nowhere near an expert on animation. I haven’t taken any classes on it or really studied it in academic content but I really enjoy cartoons of all kinds and I want to talk about it and hopefully learn something along the way.
And thanks for reading!