May in Japan is ushered in with three holidays of Golden Week: May 3rd – Constitution Memorial Day, May 4th – Greenery Day, and May 5th – Children’s Day. It is still a very popular season for vacations, and spring flowers are in full bloom, although the sakura, the cherry blossoms, have probably come and gone everywhere but Hokkaido. As noted last month, Golden Week, o-hanami outings to see the cherry blossoms, and other seasonal festivals are popular backdrops for many animes.
Featured Reviews For May
2) Nana – 91%
3) DNA² – 87%
4) When Marnie Was There – 80%
5) Stellvia of the Universe – 84%
A tasty new seminar in our Culinary Arts Dept.! “Famous Foods of Anime”! If you want to learn the difference between sushi and sashimi, or what melon-bread is, class is in session right here.
Anime Academy has begun an ambitious project to provide download links to as many of our reviewed animes as legally possible. Links are provided primarily to an old and highly reputable site, known now as BakaBT. All linked shows are legal for download in the US. BakaBT is extremely particular about which clients they allow: for your reference, they publish a whitelist of acceptable clients and release numbers here. We have also started linking to sites where licenced shows may be viewed online for a fee, or DVD/Blurays purchased.
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 behind the scenes . . .