Saturday, December 23, 2006

Anime lately

It's been awhile since I've seen a really good piece of anime. There are a few to look forward to, though. Paprika, the latest feature by the always-worthwhile Satoshi Kon, is being touted as an Oscar contender, so it should be out soon. And there's a lot of teasing information about the U.S. release of the hot series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya, but it could be months before Bandai gets it in stores (and libraries).

In the meantime, there's a number of interesting, if not great series available via Netflix. I've started both World of Narue and Gantz, but I'm not sure if I'll be back for the second disk. The nice thing about Netflix is the ability to try lots of things without a big financial or time commitment.

In the meantime, it looks like a long time until the next Studio Ghibli DVD...