With the transition from the Spring 2019 anime season to the Summer 2019 anime season, this is becoming a longer list than usual.
And here are the anime blog posts that caught my eye this week:
Between June 30 and July 2, 2019, I’m going to be away from my blog for a trip I’m taking, so there will basically be no posts during this period. Of course, this means the write-up for the 13th week of the Spring 2019 anime season will be delayed until I can catch up on the simulcasts. I’m hoping that have that write-up on the blog on July 3, 2019.
I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause for my readers.
I’m letting you know that the write-up for the 12th week of the Spring 2019 anime season isn’t going to be publish on Monday (June 24) at 10:00 a.m. PDT like it normally would have.
Due to my work schedule, I will be unable to watch this week’s episode of Attack on Titan when I normally do. The write-up for Week 12 will either be published on the blog later in the day on Monday, June 24, or during the morning of Tuesday, June 25.
Anime Expo has announced that it will host the North American premiere of the Promare anime film on July 5, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Director Hiroyuki Imaishi, creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi, and character designer Shigeto Koyama will attend the event for discussion after the screening. They will also participate in autograph sessions during the convention.
Anime Expo will be taking place July 4-7, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
It appears that for the most part, anibloggers are are primarily focusing on the Spring 2019 season this week. Considering that the season is starting to wind down, I guess that’s not terribly surprising.
These are the posts that grabbed my attention this week:
While the focus of this week’s list is on the Spring 2019 anime season, I’m glad to be able to include some links looking back at earlier anime. While a couple of posts only take us back to within the past five years or so, one takes us back to an anime from almost 20 years ago(!). Has it really been almost 20 years since this particular anime started airing in Japan?
Here are the links for this week’s list:
A few weeks back, I was informed by Amazon Associates that because I hadn’t made any referrals through the program for a year, that my account was being deactivated. With the deactivation, I had to remove all the affiliate links on my blog. Well, considering this blog has been running for almost nine years, this wasn’t an easy task. I had to spend some time either deleting posts with the links, or removing the picture links in reviews and replacing them with images. It took about three weeks, but that project was finally completed earlier this week.
But in the process of going through this project, I realized that there are some things that I want to change going forward with the blog.
First, I’ll be scaling back the amount of news I cover on the blog. Posting all the news that I have been over the past couple of years has taken up a lot more time than I even want to think about. While I won’t be removing news completely, the focus will be more on the North American side of the business. For Japanese news, I will cover deaths of anime and manga figures, as well as important news about franchises that are known in the West. So, for example, the posts announcing voice actors being cast for upcoming anime will be disappearing. I will also continue to include press releases in my news postings as well.
As I was replacing pictures on the manga and anime reviews, I realize that I want to go back to reviewing items in order to help balance the news and non-news items on this blog. Basically, I will be reviewing items as I have the time to do so.
And starting with the Summer 2019 season, I will be returning to doing the weekly writeups for each show individually, rather than doing the once a week post that I was experimenting with this season. I’m not going to change mid-season, so I will continue the one post a week for the Spring 2019 season. But I think that breaking these back out into each individual show will help balance the news and non-news content a little more. Honestly, when comparing the news and reviews as I’m doing things now, the news takes up a lot more of my time.
So we’ll see how things will shape up over the next few months. I’m looking at starting my Retail Business Management certification in January 2020, so this will give me a few months to figure out a good balance for the blog before I start adding in academics in addition to work and my family.