A few words for the New Year-

Looking ahead, and a few words of thanks!

Hello dear readers,

Once again, Happy New Year! I do hope everyone enjoyed the recent holidays, and as we head further into 2018, I’d love to hear suggestions on what you guys would love to see! As I approach the one year anniversary of AniB Productions, there is plenty in store coming- such as a continuation of the Hunter x Hunter comparison series, new show reviews, character pieces, and perhaps an episode review or two…and, I’m hoping to also again put out a piece for the Oscars when the time comes! (Here’s last year’s piece for reference.) The category for best animated film this year is not nearly as deep as some prior years, but the top looks as good as ever, and I’ll be looking to see the field again…

A new year also means new shows! Several exciting anime and Western developments should be occurring in 2018, including a season 3 of the popular My Hero Academia and hopefully another season of Made in Abyss, which I recently wrote about to start January. Star Wars Rebels will also be finishing its run after a number of years on Disney XD; and as usual, I’ll be keeping a lookout for promising new shows while keeping my other eye on those of the past worth writing about.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who visited the site, made comments, carried on discussions and enjoyed reading the material here in 2017! It’s a terrific experience to watch dialogue and discussion unfold about the incredible world and potential of animation, and some of the insights from certain individuals who contributed consistently (you knwo who you are!) was simply amazing. I might write the pieces, but it’s you, the readers that keep me going despite life’s other busy tasks

Here’s to a wonderful 2018, from me to you,

-Christian, aka “AniB”

Author: anibproductions

I am the founder and writer of AniB Productions, currently a blog with a focus on animated shows from both the East and the West. Love Buffalo sports, good political discussion, and an interesting conversation wherever I go.

2 thoughts on “A few words for the New Year-”

  1. You have pretty good set of review/analysis/general commentary series that it would probably do you well to hold off on creating any new ones. Having said that I think it still might be interesting to do a comparison series of shows or characters every once in a while, though I acknowledge that could be both taxing to you and invite unwanted controversy, though it doesn’t need to be negative either.

    As for reviews I’m still haven’t touched on Steven Unviverse yet. I realize the schedule doesn’t really offer a good place to end a prilimenary review, but it is something I would like to see talked about, even with how polarizing it has become as of late.

    Naruto is also another long ended Shonen series that deserves a look considering that it was essentially the successor to Dragonball Z for much of the world (though not Japan). Might also be a good spot to discuss how/ why time-skips in these kinds of series fail or not.

    In the mean time I look forward to seeing what the Oscar landscape looks like. I’m almost certain who the winner is going to be, I still want see who made it.

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    1. Alright, thanks for the insights! Let’s see…

      Side by side show comparisons is an interesting idea, but there has to be a valid compassion to be made. I might consider doing something like this idea with Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars after the former finishes its run this year, but that’s an example of one idea that can work. I’m not keen on making a parallel between works that have little to do with each other, when I’ve felt that shows are best viewed through their own merits, but I will definitely see if I can make this suggestion work!

      As for your review suggestions… I would like to do a Steven Universe piece at some point, but first I need to catch up just a bit on the series, and as you said, it would be best written at a logical break point between seasons, which can be tricky, especially thanks to Cartoon Network’s bomb format they release the episodes in now. Naruto is another interesting suggestion. I’ve watched through the entirety of the original series, but simply lacked the stomach to tackle Shippuden and its wall of episodes; regardless, the former will get a review, whether it’s sooner or later!

      Finally, the Oscars should prove to be interesting. While I’d say Coco is almost a certainty to win Best Animated Film, I definitely want to check out the other top films in the category that I haven’t seen yet to get a full appreciation of this year’s field. It should be a lot of fun!


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