Anime NYC – Pretentious Anime and Why It’s Good!

Posted in announcements on November 18, 2021 by predederva

I will be hosting a panel at Anime NYC! Please come see me speak Friday, November 19th at 7:30 PM. The panel is on “Pretentious Anime and Why It’s Good!”

Also don’t forget to follow me on twitter @predederva

Predecast Episode 04: Boobs in Space!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 27, 2021 by predederva

Predecast Episode 3.5: Live at Otakon 2021!

Posted in podcast with tags , , , , on August 9, 2021 by predederva

Feedspot – Top 70 Anime Blogs for 2021

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on July 14, 2021 by predederva

Hi everyone! I just thought I’d make a quick announcement that Feedspot ranked this blog in the Top 70 Anime Blogs or Websites to follow in 2021. I am very excited about this! This blog used to get rankings and credit and noticed all over the blogosphere, but the last few years I sort of took a hiatus. It’s great that now that I’m back at full speed, the blog is getting noticed again. Anyway you should check them out to see what anime blogs and websites are cool and pumping out good content this year.

I’ve been on vacation the last week, but I have a lot of new content I’ve been sitting on. Promise to post some great new reviews and character spots soon! And the next episode of the podcast will go out sometime this month! Lot of great stuff just waiting to be posted!

Who is That and Why Should I Care #11 – Juli Bahana

Posted in Who is That and Why Should I Care? with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2021 by predederva

Who:  Juli Bahana
What Show: Infinite Ryvius (2000)
Why You Should Care:

Infinite Ryvuis has often been described as “Lord of the Flies” in space. And that is entirely true. When a student academy in space is attacked, the only survivors are a group of students. Those students were nominally led by an elite group of student council members (The Zweis), however they were just in training themselves from the adults, a set of teachers. One gets the impression these cadets are in officer school, while the other students are training for a number of other positions, but much lower down in the ranks. The anime attempts to show us how real children would behave if all the adults were gone, if all the structure of formal society lifted, and they could do whatever they wanted to. Besides showing us the true state of humans, it also attempts to show us how different forms of government work. It does this by having new groups of kids fight to take over control of the space ship. Each new group of students in charge represent a different form of government, and what this show has to say about democracy may not sit well with you. This is an incredibly thoughtful, deep, and political anime. I respect that.

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Cybernetics Guardian

Posted in Prede's Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2021 by predederva

The only thing I knew going into Cybernetics Guardian was that it was “terribad”. This is allegedly one of those old 1980’s OVAs filled with action, gore, and little else. Muddled story, poorly written characters, dumb things happening really fast? It’s supposed to have all that and nothing else. Since it was directed by Koichi Ohata, creator and director of M.D. Geist ,the so called “2nd worst anime ever made”, it is widely said that this OVA is nearly as bad. I mean that’s not an unreasonable thought. Surely the guy behind the dreck that is M.D. Geist would make other bad anime. So my expectations going into this one were as low as possible. This might explain my point of view, at least somewhat. And so with that out of the way, I was pleasantly surprised. I found this to be an engaging, entertaining, beautiful little anime.

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Predecast Episode 03

Posted in podcast with tags , , , , on June 21, 2021 by predederva

In Episode 03 of our Podcast, we review the spy blockbuster anime Read or Die the OVA and the oldschool OVA series Gunsmith Cats. Be sure to give it a listen!