HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
November is a GREAT time to visit Japan! The weather has moderated, and offers a range for all tastes. The south and Okinawa are comfortably warm, foliage through most of the country is turning to its vivid autumn colors, and if you like the cold, Hokkaido is starting to chill off and can even see snow. There are a number of events about, such as Sumo Kyushu Basho, the last of the six annual tournaments of professional Sumo each year. Also, the Meiji Shrine Autumn Festival in Tokyo, and Shichigosan, a ceremony in Japan for children of lucky ages held at Shinto shrines.
SUMO IN FUKUOKA
Featured Reviews For November
1) Azusa Will Help! – 55%
2) Grappler Baki – 62%
3) Hajime no Ippo – 93.6%
4) Ping Pong Club – 81%
5) Princess Nine – 85.5%
With a sporting theme
Introducing a new feature to Anime Academy! On a trial basis, we are taking a brief look at (not reviewing & grading, as such) a non-anime, but anime-related feature: the recently released movie by renowned anime director Anno Hideaki, Shin Godzilla. Remarks and screenshots may be found HERE.
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. UPDATE: BakaBT has recently changed its operation, and is now restricted membership. If you had an account there before, you should still be able to get in. If not, they will have a system in place soon to apply for membership. Evidently there have been problems with unwarranted harassment regarding copyright issues. Meanwhile, our project to provide lawful downloads of unlicenced material will continue — just undecided as to how to proceed.
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 . . .