Release date: 24 January 2018
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:35
Recently, word came out that Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (an action animated television series that I have never seen) got included in The New York Times' list of the 10 best television shows to air on Saturdays in America for 2016 with the superhero anime T.V. series My Hero Academia being in the same magazine's list of the 10 best international television programs of 2016. To be honest, hearing this news left me with mixed feelings; while I'm happy to hear of their the mainstream status as well as the honor they recently received, part of me fears it may lead to an increase in viewers who deem the trend of American screen production versions of anime/manga properties (both live-action and animated kinds) as redundant with a number of them likely to end up trying to push the American media into abandoning it altogether, especially when some are likely taking the recent news as a sign that Japanese animation is now a mainstream deal in North America. Read more...
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