Essays & Writings

I don’t write as much as I should, but I’ve still written quite a lot, mostly for my day job at AnimeNewsNetwork.com. Here’s my archives. (I haven’t included anything pre-2007, as you really don’t want to see that crap.)
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Buried Treasure

I used to write a column for AnimeNewsNetwork.com called Buried Treasure, about my personal discoveries, new and old, in anime. I burned out on writing exclusively about anime (and honestly, couldn’t keep to a schedule), but in the space of several years I had written a hundred columns about anime good and bad. Some of these columns are great, some kinda suck. But here they are, for you to pick through. (I recommend you start at the bottom, when I wasn’t in danger of burning out.)

2011

February 2011

  • Legend of the Angel (Feb 19)
  • 2010

    April 2010

  • Dirty Pair: Project Eden (Apr 29)
  • 2009

    December 2009

  • Cosmo Police JUSTY (Dec 17)
  • Call Me Tonight (Dec 3)
  • October 2009

  • Mysterious Cities of Gold (Oct 29)
  • The Phoenix: Karma (Oct 15)
  • Buried Garbage – Dark Cat (Oct 1)
  • September 2009

  • Alien Nine (Sep 17)
  • August 2009

  • One Pound Gospel (Aug 27)
  • Boys over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango) (Aug 13)
  • July 2009

  • Barefoot Gen (Jul 30)
  • The Door Into Summer (Jul 16)
  • June 2009

  • Glassy Ocean (Jun 25)
  • Buried Garbage – Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned (Jun 4)
  • May 2009

  • Only Yesterday (May 21)
  • Macross DYRL (May 7)
  • April 2009

  • Fairy Florence (Apr 23)
  • Buried Garbage – Arcade Gamer Fubuki (Apr 9)
  • Assemble Insert (Apr 2)
  • March 2009

  • Domain of Murder (Mar 5)
  • February 2009

  • Southern Cross (Feb 19)
  • Buried Garbage – Ki•Me•Ra (Feb 12)
  • January 2009

  • Project A-ko (Jan 29)
  • Megazone 23 Trilogy (Jan 22)
  • Ringing Bell (Jan 15)
  • Buried Garbage – Harmagedon (Jan 8 )
  • 2008

    December 2008

  • Special Edition: Justin’s Favorite Things (Dec 18)
  • Grey: Digital Target (Dec 4)
  • November 2008

  • Serial Experiments Lain (Nov 20)
  • Ashita no Joe (Nov 13)
  • Buried Garbage – Raven Tengu Kabuto (Nov 6)
  • October 2008

  • The Legend of Sirius (Oct 30)
  • A.D. Police Files (Oct 23)
  • Marmalade Boy (Oct 16)
  • Buried Garbage – M.D. Geist (Oct 2)
  • September 2008

  • The Laughing Target (Sep 25)
  • The Great Happiness Space (Sep 18)
  • Compiler (Sep 11)
  • Buried Garbage – Idol Fighter Su-Chi-Pai (Sep 4)
  • August 2008

  • Orguss 02 (Aug 28)
  • Magic User’s Club (Aug 21)
  • Nobody’s Boy Remi (Aug 14)
  • Buried Garbage – When Anime Directors Go Live Action (Aug 7)
  • July 2008

  • Ocean Waves (Jul 31)
  • Venus Wars (Jul 24)
  • Windaria (Jul 17)
  • Buried Garbage – Dog Soldier (Jul 3)
  • June 2008

  • Galaxy Express 999: The Movie (Jun 26)
  • Winter Days (Jun 12)
  • May 2008

  • Aim for the Ace! (May 29)
  • Buried Garbage – Panzer Dragoon (May 22)
  • Shingu (May 15)
  • Hotori ~The Simple Hope For Joy~ (May 8 )
  • Patlabor TV & OAVs (May 1)
  • April 2008

  • Buried Garbage – Suikoden Demon Century (Apr 24)
  • Roujin Z (Apr 17)
  • Elf Princess Rane (Apr 3)
  • March 2008

  • Baby and Me (Mar 27)
  • Buried Garbage – Roots Search (Mar 20)
  • Twilight of the Dark Master (Mar 13)
  • The Dog of Flanders (Mar 6)
  • February 2008

  • Eat-Man (Feb 28)
  • Buried Garbage – Mad Bull 34 (Feb 20)
  • They Were 11 (Feb 14)
  • Urban Square (Feb 7)
  • January 2008

  • Dominion Tank Police (Jan 31)
  • Buried Garbage – The Humanoid (Jan 24)
  • Virtua Fighter (Jan 17)
  • Ai no Kusabi (Jan 10)
  • Cooking Master Boy (Chukan Ichiban!) (Jan 3)
  • 2007

    December 2007

  • Buried Garbage – Dubbed Songs FROM HELL!!! (Dec 27)
  • The Cockpit (Dec 20)
  • Heroic Legend of Arslan (Part 1) (Dec 13)
  • Spring and Chaos (Dec 6)
  • November 2007

  • Buried Garbage – Angel Cop (Nov 29)
  • In Praise of Nerdiness (Nov 15)
  • Twilight Q (Nov 8 )
  • October 2007

  • Neo-Tokyo (Nov 1)
  • Buried Garbage – Chinamation (Oct 25)
  • Black Magic M-66 (Oct 17)
  • Touch (Oct 11)
  • Genocyber (Oct 4)
  • September 2007

  • Buried Garbage – Garzey’s Wing (Sep 20)
  • Crusher Joe: The Movie (Sep 6)
  • August 2007

  • Gundam 0080 (Aug 16)
  • The Ultimate Teacher (Aug 2)
  • July 2007

  • My Beautiful Girl Mari (Jul 12)
  • June 2007

  • Here is Greenwood (Jun 21)
  • The Star of Cottonland (Jun 7)
  • May 2007

  • Bobby’s In Deep (May 17)
  • Hideaki Anno Talks to Kids (May 3)
  • April 2007

  • Video Girl Ai (Apr 19)
  • Coo from the Distant Seas (Apr 5)
  • March 2007

  • To-y (Mar 15)
  • Human Crossing (Mar 8 )
  • February 2007

  • Nurse Angel Ririka (Feb 22)
  • Like the Clouds, Like the Wind (Feb 8 )
  • January 2007

  • Time Stranger (Jan 18)
  • Nineteen19 (Jan 4)
  • 2006

    December 2006

  • Night on the Galactic Railroad (Dec 21)
  • November 2006

  • Please Save My Earth (Nov 30)
  • Psycho Le Cému in USA (Nov 9)
  • October 2006

  • Robot Carnival (Oct 26)
  • Other essays

    Reviews

  • Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress (retrospective) (September 8, 2010)
  • Summer Wars (review) (November 27, 2009)
  • Evangelion 2.0: You Can [Not] Advance (review) (November 24, 2009)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie blu-ray (review) (November 11, 2009)
  • Big Windup Season 1 Part 2 (review) (September 24, 2009)
  • Cencoroll (review) (September 22, 2009)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium OVA Collection (review) (August 4, 2009)
  • The Sky Crawlers (review) (December 22, 2008, revised May 26, 2009)
  • Yatterman (live action) (review) (February 7, 2009)
  • Genius Party (review) (October 20, 2008)
  • Silent Möbius (review) (October 16, 2008)
  • Sword of the Stranger (review) (July 19, 2008)
  • Kite Liberator (review) (April 25, 2008)
  • Tekkon Kinkreet (review) (April 27, 2007)
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (review) (March 5, 2007)
  • Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (review) (January 19, 2007)
  • Paprika (review) (September 28, 2006)
  • Spring 2005 Anime Preview (May 13, 2005)
  • Interviews

  • Mamoru Hosoda (December 22, 2009)
  • Shiro Sasaki (December 18, 2009)
  • Tsuguhiko Kadokawa (December 16, 2009)
  • Satoshi Kon (August 21, 2008)
  • Takehiko Inoue (November 11, 2007)
  • Other

  • Anime Festival Asia 2009 (event blog/travelogue) (November 23, 2009)
  • An Open Letter to the [anime] Industry (Editorial) (November 25, 2007)
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