At the start of the month you may remember that I started up a thing called the Creator Showcase. The idea was for people to promote and share content they had created from the month prior for people who may have missed it and to reach a wider audience. Then at the start of the next month I would share some of the submissions (and yes I did read all of them). First of all, let me thank everybody who participated. Unfortunately, I just do not have the energy to properly continue the series and the engagement was not at the minimal threshold to keep it about for moving forward. With that, here is the first (and last) creator showcase from December 2017.
“Read the Manga” Endings and the Failure of Adaptations [Link]
Ya Boy Jack over at The Aniwriter submitted this piece about anime that get incomplete adaptations. It’s a sentiment I’m sure everybody can agree with as I hate the read the manga endings a lot too. Give this one a read if you haven’t had the chance yet.
Nandemonaiya and Kimi no Nawa: A perfect match (Day2) [Link]
Auri shares an incredible look at how Nandemonaiya perfectly reflects the hit film Your Name, or Kimi no Nawa. It is a really fantastic piece that obviously had a lot of love and attention poured into it. If you haven’t gotten your fill of people talking about this wonderful film, and you want something that is well thought out, then this article is a must-read.
Erased, Japanese Tv series (2017) [Link]
Everyone knows that Netflix has been getting more and more into the anime scene lately. However, late in 2017 they released a live-action television series based on the Erased anime. Raistlin shares how that anime was one of his favorites and then goes on to discuss the newer adaptation released by Netflix. Did he end up falling in love all over again? You’ll just have to read to find out!
What Demographic is That Series For, Exactly? [Link]
While I haven’t known MagicConan14, the person who runs The Animanga Spellbook, for very long, they did decide to share their thoughts on who the target audience of Houseki no Kuni was. This then expands into a general question of how shows are sometimes classified for a certain demographic while having a reputation/appearance that may suggest otherwise. It’s an interesting read that not a lot of people seem to have noticed, so go give it a look.
(OWLS POST) The Devil is a Part-Timer: Never Give Up [Link]
Featuring an article written for the OWL’S blog tour is Scott’s look at The Devil is a Part-Timer with a focus on that month’s writing prompt about “Dreamers.” If you are unfamiliar with OWL’S then this post is an excellent introduction into what that is as well as showing off the excellent work that Scott does over at his blog Mechanical Anime Reviews.
My anime music playlist… [Link]
Derek discusses the problem he had while trying to use Pandora which led to him assembling his own anime music playlist. In the article you can actually see his list too and he would love it if you shared yours! I even made a special playlist as a response for him which I’ll leave here for you to enjoy as well.
That’s it Folks!
I hope that you will take the time to read these submissions and thank you once again for those who submitted. While I would love to keep this series going, I just can’t give this one the love and attention it needs to flourish. I think this is a wonderful idea and if somebody would like to keep it alive, feel free to do so. Just shoot me a message/email about it. Still, I know that there are lots of great creators out there so don’t forget to show them some love and promote their stuff too!