Omonomono Newsletter, Apr. 19 Update

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Omonomono Newsletter, 2021-04-19

I forgot to update the dates in the post last week in the newsletter. Just saying I noticed this lol. Also…yeah it’s still 4/19 in the USA somewhere, right?

This Past Week

Last week a seiyuu couple got married and I missed it. Both seiyuu are still active. Congratulations!

The final Evangelion film keeps on raking up the box office, but when the current leader is like 5 times the score after 27 weeks, it’s probably not going to break that mark. That said, this is really COVID driven too.

What is this I don’t even. Oh, new angela CD next month.

Did they announce the new Key crossover anime at KSL? I guess so.

Did you know Kuroneko shares a birthday with Tokai Teio?

The PS3 store will be around after all, which means I can leave my 2 PS3s alone for yet until when.

LiSA shilling Sony headphones is not new, but finally something both worthwhile and affordable?

Is this newsworthy? Miku Itou gravure?

Check out the Azusa Tadokoro MAL thing if you haven’t, it’s kind of interesting.

Old man makes a sound, continues to live.

New Revue Starlight film trailer.

Pekora was in the Not to Summon Demon Lord S2 show for a cameo. Imagine if she looked like that normally…

I don’t know about this, Netflix.

Some expiring licenses over at CR listed here. Notable is the IDOLM@STER TV anime, among others.

On the Mind

Got more time to really lay into the new anime season. Just a few things, although I probably sampled almost every show I wanted to try.

Still have a lot to catch up to be honest, but To Your Eternity is as haunting as the manga–I vaguely remember reading the first chapters for some reason, years back, but this anime is spot on I think.

A bit of Aoi Yuki fatigue personally, between these isekai shows. Don’t get me wrong she is great at this, but the shows are getting a bit too tied up to her voice between some wildly different works, and it’s wild to hear her between shows. It’s like using the same spoon to eat sweet food and then salty food, I guess? It’s probably more me than her, but it’s kind of a meta problem about casting.

I was weirded out learning about Farewell, My Dear Cramer prequel from this article. So far this soccer anime has been really just spot on, in many ways. Which is just to say I recently watched some random episodes of Kuroko’s Basketball and I wonder if this is just the difference between late-night anime (is 11:30pm late enough?) and other types of anime. The manga has to be a banger if the anime is like this. That said, I also can’t really see myself reading this manga…

The new Battle Athletes reboot is the one old anime reloaded that I chose as … my poison I guess. Not Shaman King or Orphen or whatever. Battle Athletes. And it feels as old as the old one which says a lot lol. That said if you’re in for a taste of the 90s/00s and with a bit more spit and shine from 2020, check out Gekidol instead.

It’s so weird playing Umamusume with Mihono Bourbon and watching 86, as the lead female character has the same CV. I think it is a good kind of weird though, because Bourbon…is actually quite level-headed. That said I’m not sure which show does despair as good as To Your Eternity.

Last week I marathoned the Way of the Househusband anime on Netflix. I think this is great and while I’m glad that good comedy still can be made in this form, I hope Netflix doesn’t corner it LOL.

Which is just to say Sentouin, Hakenshimasu! just don’t quite hit the same way but is probably retro instead? I should really watch this instead, of, like, Tenchi Muyo reboot.

I feel like Super Cub would be a great anime if it wasn’t so much just an ad. But every time someone makes this point I wish all ads were like this. Is it a great anime, unqualified? No. Like, the clash between ennui and satori is so strong in that show that I’m drowning in it. But once in a blue moon we get an anime like this, and there’s not much we can do but to pay that $8 a month or whatever CR or Funi charges for (the price of one bubble tea this month), and enjoy it.

Events

Personally, I am going to battle time lag with IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors 3rd Tour Tokyo stop this weekend.

The other show I have some some interests in this weekend is Hachisama 5. This is Hachinine’s big show this year I think. I play the game on and off for a couple years but not lately… Still would be nice to see the ever-expanding cast and units sing and perform.

Madoka 10th anniversary event this weekend with some of the main cast?

Maon Kurosaki streaming live!

Adjacent for sure, but Kizuna AI (it feels so weiiird to say it in the first-last name order) is doing a US tour? Or something? Might be worth to me it if I knew anything about this relatively-OG vtuber. Anyways the “LA” stop is Saturday night US time and 5/29 is the “NYC” stop? Really not sure what’s going to happen to be perfectly honest.

Mai Fuchigami is putting on another show!

I may have been missing some Bushiroad stuff in these posts? Here’s Lyrical Lily x Merm4id. Looks like there’s a pre-show the day before and 2 sessions the day of?

What’s Sumipe up to?

PPP, the Kemono Friends penguin idol unit, is having two shows this Sunday.

Super Robot Spirits 2021 is also this weekend, with one show each Saturday and Sunday.

Personal Note

Enjoy some videos from another world.

Probably the last note on DST switch until the Fall: My clock is still messed up, although at this point there is equal blame on my weekend sleep schedule as my inability to “spring forward” my bio clock by an hour. I don’t recommend going to bed at 2am or later every day. I did hear back from both US senators that I wrote to about this, and one of them actually gave me a full answer on this policy topic which I respect. Unfortunately I don’t think he’s fully on my side of this issue.

Long Reads

Not that long, but this fansubbed interview for IDOLM@STER Shiny Color’s Kitahara is worth it. Straylight is really the strongest unit from that game if you ask me, although each of them hit in their own ways. Also since this is a TIF interview, it’s got that usual mainstream TV overlay which makes it…just that much more IDOL-Y.


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