Catching Up On Detective Conan: Season Two (Region 1)


I’m continuing to watch older episodes of Detective Conan in an attempt to catch up to the current episodes. I wrote an initial post in November 2014 after completing the first season, as defined by Region 1 DVD box set releases. This post covers season two: Japanese episodes 26 through 51 (English episodes 27 through 52).

~~~Detective Conan Catch-Up Post #2~~~
Last episode watched: JPN #51/US #52 – Driving a Bomb

Continue reading

Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic Continues to Entertain Week After Week

I loved the first season of Kiniro Mosaic when it aired in summer 2013 so naturally, I was looking forward to seeing its sequel series, Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic. While season two got off to a slow start with its first episode, the addition of Kuzehashi-sensei and the ongoing chemistry among the five main girls have made the show my favorite of the season so far.


Shino’s blonde hair obsession is present but toned down from season 1, Aya is still nervous about her relationship with Yoko, Karen remains energetic as ever, and Alice occasionally gets interested in aspects of Japanese culture. Kuzehashi-sensei, the new homeroom teacher for many of the girls, contributes some humorous storylines involving her attempts to not frighten her students.

If you haven’t watched the first season, it’s on Crunchyroll along with the currently airing second season. Season 1 is also on Hulu from Sentai Filmworks, who distributed that season on Blu-Ray and DVD last August and licensed season two around its premiere date.


Amazon affiliate links: Kinmoza! (season 1) Blu-ray set, Hello!! Kinmoza! (season 2) Blu-ray set

Taking Some Advice from “Build Your Anime Blog”


I’ve been blogging about anime, manga and related subjects for about nine years this month. I started on Wordpress.com and then moved to my own domain after seven months. At first, I wrote about news happenings and weekly episodes of Haruhi and Welcome to the NHK but then transitioned to more analytical posts at a less frequent update rate.

Despite how long I’ve been writing and occasionally getting review or press inquiries through emails, I don’t consider myself to be a big-name blogger. I’m not sure if I would want that distinction but I would like to interact more with my readers and other bloggers (a thought I expressed in a post looking back at older anime blogs) since I have sometimes felt like I’m writing into a void.

So I was interested in reading Lauren Orsini‘s new digital book Build Your Anime Blog (currently US $5.99 on Kindle Store), partly to get some advice on how to improve as a blogger but also to learn more about how fellow bloggers got started and continue to write.
Continue reading