With Anime/Manga Festival 2013 just around the corner, now would be a great time to get into anime. We have a nice selection here at the library, but really, there are tons of (often free!) offerings through streaming video websites.
Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez, a blogger at The Mary Sue, compiled a great list of easily accessible anime films: all can be found on either Hulu or Netflix (and sometimes both). She writes, “Getting into anime, let alone keeping up with it, can be quite difficult in the United States — much of the good stuff isn’t aired on cable, it takes dedication to keep up with fansubs [subtitles inserted by fans, for fans; not professionally translated], and it’s often hard to weed out the good, women-friendly titles from the hypersexualized harem anime.” Kellie cuts through the chaotic culture of anime and suggests such titles as Ouran High School Host Club and Kino’s Journey.
So, click through the list, find a couple titles you’re intrigued by, and give anime a try.
I, too, have some catching up to do…