Getting this up a little earlier than usual so I can remind people about Makoto Shinkai Weekend at Crunchyroll and they can take advantage of it in case there were some titles of his you haven't seen yet. I used to to watch Crossroads (a cute, two minute short about two kids using at home cram-books to study for college, sponsored by the company I believe) and his very first work She and Her Cat which has lovingly detailed backgrounds, a completely at odds cartoon cat, and some limited animation but hey, for a one man work it works (but wow I don't think he can make anything without a romantic tone, Crossroads technically had no romance but still felt like it did!). And now I can see all of his work which is amusing since I'm not a huge fan of it, I did like Voices of a Distant Star and seem to be in the minority for mostly enjoying A Place Promised in Our Early Days and Children Who Chase Lost Voices but honestly I remember how his work looks more than what his stories are actually about.
Now for the long-form reviews of the past week, I talked about "the better MAPPA show" from Fall 2014, Garo, Bryan Lee O'Malley's latest work Seconds (from last year technically but shhh), and I started a new-to-me book series called The Agency by L.S. Yee with the first book A Spy In The House. Been a pretty quiet week otherwise, although I did submit my panels to AUSA so fingers crossed that they get accepted for this year's con!