Omonomono Newsletter, 2022-07-13
I think the span between my last news letter to this one, this vtuber took off? LOL. That’s a long time in Internet terms. Also did you know there was a Princess Tutu event and I missed it? ORZ.
Lately I’ve been spending more of it with my family. Work is always a big time sink all day long too.
These Past Months
2nd Free film boxes.
Meme manga? becomes anime.
More Konosuba? Almost as predictable as season 4 of the new LOGH anime.
Kugyuu is on twitter. This is (big) news. Almost seems like she runs it!
Yurina Uchiyama from Dialogue+ goes on extended hiatus due to health. Ouch.
Seiyuu moves on with kids. Ayahi. Mimorin. Yuki Kaji x Ayacchi.
Jeddah Season 2022 Anime Village, which is a series of anime event in Saudi Arabia this year, brought over some big anisong guests this year. Like Jam Project and Flow.
Kojima news 1: mystery game leaked?
Weird housekeeping news but Satohono, one of the two personalities behind the IDOLM@STER community channel (imas_ch) is on hiatus for health reasons. Kasshi is taking on all the load but that felt a bit like the way it was already.
Bandai Namco’s new affiliate is appropriately named because they make Ace Combat, but will they open an office in Kyiv when the war’s over? Because lmao.
I went to see SG5, they’re something.
The gossip behind ex-22/7 member
Ever watch the NFL draft, the world cup lottery ceremony, and other things like that? This is it for CG Elections this year and it is hilarious (in a meta way).
Not sure where to put this, but I bought the VOY@GER blu-ray thing and it’s pretty neat.
After going to 3 cons in late May/early June I got busy with family stuff, which is the main barrier to writing more consistently. That and mobile games. I really should quit something. Maybe Priconne? Maybe BA? I rolled Ako and it feels like the game has hit a certain plateau and it’s not that exciting anymore. I got my first 1-team Ex raid kill and what is left to do? Roll RNG in PVP? This game is great in a lot of ways but it just comes up short against Priconne in some others.
That said, I did write about at least 2 out of the 3 cons I went to. A-Kon is a bit hard to write because it is new and I didn’t do a whole lot while I was over there. With BA.5 raging you kinda want to avoid crowds, yeah?
The anime season is in pivot. Last season I think I had the most fun with Healer Girl, Birdy Birdy(lol), and Kong Ming. There were a few other really interesting shows too. Virgin Road (or whatever they call it) is a great isekai light novel trope head-turn and is the first anime that reminded me of Noir in a long, long time. I’m still in the process of catching up on that one mind-wiped mage and the demon girl and the lizard dude. I kinda want to finish Deaimon. I’m still behind on Komi because of Netflix. Want to check out Summer Time Render…
New series like Spriggan and Bastard are on the radar but they look decidedly different than their original. The new A1 anime original Lycoris Recoil so far hits the spot in a way that I didn’t think I need to be hit. I tried a bunch of others and nothing really sticks out. Engage Kiss feels like a 00s anime, maybe. Trying to watch as much as I can, again.
I’ll leave this here which sums up how I feel about this content–this general summer torrent of seiyuu and anime and anisong stuff. The other day I was looking up Tensei Kenja on youtube because they really pounded social media leading up to the anime debut. Two seiyuu from their slime-seiyuu-unit were playing a game where they say something about USA in rhythm. One of them mentioned doctors are expensive here. That’s it. Or if you prefer, here’s someone selling Jim Bean highballs with a thing of squid in her mouth.
This coming week:
Joe Hisaishi’s concert tour is getting streamed. 7/14. Speaking of which I have tickets to his show in August in NYC?
Virtual Music Awards. 7/16 onwards for 3 days
Maisen Music Fes (again!) 7/30, 31.
Maybe this is enough for now?
THERE ARE A LOT OF THESE this time. Also not sure where else to put them?
Phonon event reporting. Aguri Onishi and Kaori Ishihara.
More reporting, this time for Yatogame Kansatsu Nikki S4
Starting a fire, Pyon camps. For yurucamp and also what they did on ML 7th BD bonus stuff.
A belated Happy Birthday, Mocho! And hello Komomo!