Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pachi's Anime Review - Beyond the Boundary

At last, we've reached the finale of the 2013 Anime Retrospective......at the end of March. ^^; That took me WAY too long to finish, and I apologize. Thankfully the timing is perfect, as many new shows have just wrapped up along with the Winter '14 season, so I've got plenty of content to cover down the road. For now, I'm concluding the Retrospective with a look at one of my least favorite shows from last year, Beyond the Boundary. Read on and enjoy my displeasure! :D

*Note: This particular review contains some spoilers, as I have alluded to occasionally including in the past. Consider this your warning. (The tell is that I'm much more likely to include spoilers in a review if it's of a show I dislike)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Pachi's Anime Review - Watamote

Welcome to another Retrospective Review day! Just one more and then we'll jump back into the regular review format for the continuing 2014 anime season. Read on for my look at Watamote!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pachi's Anime Review - Meganebu

It's a double review Sunday! Next up is the colorful escapades of the most eccentric school club, Meganebu!  Again, as per the new design, please expand this post to see the full review.

Originally there were going to be three more reviews for the 2013 Retrospective, but in light of the Winter '14 season about to come to a close and to lessen my load, I'm only going to do two more. The remaining Retrospective reviews will be of Watamote and Beyond the Boundary, both of which I hope to have up in a week's time. No promises, but I'm going to do my best!

Pachi's Anime Review - Mushibugyo!

Good day, everyone! New reviews are coming today, but the format of reviews from now on will be a little bit different. In my infinite wisdom, I did not realize a standard Blogger account has a limit of Static Pages. Welp, I've hit that limit! So from now on, reviews will have to be embedded into posts, denoted by "Read More" expandable sections so the blog isn't overrun constantly by long review posts. Total derp on me, but without further ado, here is the next review of my 2013 Anime Retrospective, Mushibugyo! Enjoy! ^_^

Also! I didn't make a main page post about it, but I put up my Retrospective review for Valvrave the Liberator some time ago. Check that one out, too~!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pachi's 2013 Anime Retrospective Part 1 - Looking Back and Attack on Titan

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It's here, it's finally here! It's taken me forever and is STILL taking me forever, but the first installment of my 2013 Anime Retrospective is here! Hooray! x_____x

I find a lot of people tend to be cynical when they look back on an extended period of time for any type of media or pasttime - they might enjoy a few things but then when they look back, they give a resounding, "Meh, overall it sucked," but I don't feel that way about the anime of 2013 at all. Overall, I'd say it was a pretty damn good year for anime, though there were plenty of duds as usual. And I will be covering a couple of those, don't worry!

Anyway, to apologize for taking so long to get started on this special reviewing event, I decided to hunker down and get the biggun out to you, the review of my Retrospective list that's arguably the best of them all, though if you feel different, let me know! Without further ado, click the link ahead to check out my review of Attack on Titan! Enjoy! :D


Attack on Titan

As for the rest of the reviews, they'll be coming......soon? I hope. ^^; I'll likely only do one or two at a time so I don't go nuts, but now that the art is out of the way, the reviews themselves should come through with less distraction. If you want to know what's coming, well, just take a gander at the art above, and you'll figure it out. ;)

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Please please PLEASE click on the "Larger Version" link for the above art, 'cuz it's a giant piece and it looks so much better when you can see it bigger. I slaved endlessly on this one. Ever since Attack on Titan aired, I knew my Retrospective would have to be Titan-themed. And then I realized I'd need to draw every character in AoT themed uniforms, which caused a mini-panic attack. I don't trust my ability to draw all of that perfectly in one go, so I drew each character separately and then added them to the background which was also drawn independently. So if it looks like some characters have different outline thickness than others.....that's because they do and I slapped this all together like patchwork. >_< But I'm real happy with it. It took forever, and despite the many many mistakes I made on the uniforms, I wouldn't change a thing. ^^


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Pachi on the Road

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Happy New Year, one and all! Hope you all keep yourselves safe on this New Year's Eve and don't get out of control. Myself? I will be hitching a car ride outta here, 'cuz I'm heading north for MAGFest!

This will be my first ever MAGFest, and I am super excited. Well, as much as I can be; I came down with a blasted ailment last week and it's still affecting me as I type this. So I unfortunately may not be in as high of spirits as I want to be, but I'm still looking forward to see any of my readers who may happen to be there. Just don't expect me to have the energy of a jackrabbit or anything.

Once I return from this excursion and my health is back to normal, work on the 2013 retrospective art and reviews will recommence, so look forward to it!



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

In the Meadow, We Can Make Art Together (Merry Christmas!)

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A Season's Greetings, and Merry Christmas from Pachi's Portrait to you! Stay safe and enjoy the holidays in whatever way is appropriate to you!

2013 is coming to a close, and what a year it's been! It's been a lot of fun jumping into the world of anime reviews this past year while simultaneously sharing more art. I'd like to thank all of you still reading this for sticking around for another year indulging my little hobby - it truly means the world to me. I've got more ideas lined up for 2014, so let's see where the new year takes us! On the way in the next month will be my 2013 Anime Wrap-up and Review Retrospective, as well as regular end-of-season reviews and more one-off art to make a return. Look forward to it all, I promise I'll do my best! :D

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This drawing was a last minute multi-stage effort - I drew myself and PachiPenguin by hand but wasn't sure what kind of backdrop to put us in. My first idea was to have a little wreath surrounding us, but that's such an overdone kind of Christmas card image. Then I thought the circle I'd encased them in could pass as a snowball, and that idea evolved into a snowman(penguin)! I drew the snowpenguin in Photoshop, with the mouse (not my Wacom) in order for it to be of crude construction. As for why we're waist deep in snow.........I didn't draw anything below the waist. Cutting corners saves the day again!