Grab a bowl of Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch and call dibs on the bean-bag chair! It's always Saturday morning in this little piece of the blog-o-rama.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tetsuko no Tabi
I like this anime more than I thought I would; maybe I just have a softspot for storylines about otaku. It is a clever way of talking obsessively about trains while scraping together some semblance of self-respect for not clinging to otaku-ness; this is at least the thinking of the little-known mangaka who follows the train otaku and her friend (who she realizes too late is also a train otaku). She rides haplessly along with the other two, led by the main otaku (I'm feeling very lazy right now and so am not looking up character names - please excuse my slackyness). After watching two episodes I can understand why there are train otakus in Japan - their railway system is really expansive and really neat.
SMC is a very, very neglected blog so don't expect many posts constantly. I mostly use this as a venue to talk about cartoons I'm watching with my son or my growing obsession with current and old anime. For more blog posts on what I'm doing, please see The Accidental Environmentalist, my less-neglected blog about living environmentally.