Featured Reviews For November
In honor of those who served their countries, and in remembrance of all war . . .
1) Grave of the Fireflies – 98%
2) Porco Rosso – 94.3%
3) Zipang – 83%
4) Rurouni Kenshin – 84.3%
5) Rail of the Star – 77%
6) Voices of a Distant Star – 89.8%
Don’t miss our new special sections:
Anime Academy Annex: Student Lounge presenting a number of Anime Music Videos (AMVs) for some light entertainment.
“Famous Foods of Anime”, for a look at some Japanese cuisine often seen in anime.
Special Features is a section for anime-related material which may not be anime but is related in some way to make it of interest to the anime fan. It currently looks at the recent movie Shin Godzilla, directed by Hideaki Anno, and a Toei Studios production, H.P. Lovecraft’s Dunwich Horror. This latter is closer to puppetry than anything, and provides a chilling presentation of three of American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft’s works.
Be sure to see our new reviews of a classic series, Space Runaway Ideon, and the double-feature movies, Ideon: A Contact and Ideon: Be Invoked. Ideon is old fashioned giant transforming mecha material from the creator of Gundam, and has been credited by Hideaki Anno as an inspiration for his own Neon Genesis Evangelion. Ideon really is a must-see for NGE fans!
Other recent material includes Aho Girl, Aria The Animation, Starship Operators, and When Marnie Was There.
With thousands of students, a vast library and plenty of lectures available each semester, it’s no doubt that we’ve grown to become the most respected institution for anime academics. And with so many areas of expertise at your disposal, choosing a major may just be harder than any final exam you’ll ever take! But don’t get me wrong; enrolling in classes is easy, but there is much to learn to go from a green Freshman to a learned Graduate Student.
Across the top, you will find the Library, where hundreds and hundreds of anime are described and reviewed. We have moved over all the existing reviews (just a few were lost to water damage from being stored in the basement) and are indexed in the Catalogs both alphabetically and by grade.
You will also find some articles on important real-life figures in anime: directors, actors, etc., as well as cultural & background information, and how these many professors compose their reviews.
Below is Founders’ Hall, a gallery of those who built this great hall of learning.
Dean of Campus Affairs Chief of Campus Police
Professors Emeritus of Anime and Cultural Studies
And finally, yours truly, the man currently behind the scenes . . .