Sunday, July 24, 2011

Anime to Beat The Heat With +Contest Update

Greetings and salutations my fellow anime fans and friends! This month has been so blindingly hot that your blogger host has occasionally found himself half dead! The rest of the time I was either running family errands or becoming a bit addicted to Funimation's website. (Some Summer vacation, I think I'll have more free time when I go back to law school!)

Anyway, seeing as how most of us are likely suffering in this heatwave (wow, just a few months ago we were having record cold) I thought it wise and prudent and reasonable and some other words that make it sound like this post is more thought out than it really is that I should make a list of a few anime series that I think can help you beat the heat!

After all, if you can't use anime to make your life's problems more bearable, what's the point of watching it at all?


First up is Kanon!

Before you even finish the first episode, you'll feel cooler thanks to the heavy emphasis on snow as a motif! Virtually every outdoor scene is fluffy white with sparkles of ice. If you imagine yourself as the characters, you'll feel cooler in no time flat.

Imagine eating ice cream with Shiori outside in the snow. The real world may be blazing hot but Kanon's world is nice and cool. Every gentle breeze carries a nostalgia for the winters of your past and each girl is a soothing balm to the soul.

Of course, you may end up crying, but that's the price you have to pay for snowy winter in July!

But if Kanon's not your cup of tea. . . .


How about a hefty dose of Kamichu!

Yurie can teach you all the ways to relax and veg out in the heat! From helping adults rediscover their summer memories to curling up on the floor for a nap, Kamichu is the series where a student goddess can teach you all about living your life lazily.

Join in on a beach trip that's more than the usual fanservice-filled beach episode, take laziness to a whole new level and spend some time with a sweet goddess-in-training.

Kamichu is a series that reminds you not to go outside and die of the heat. Don't forget to make a donation to Raifuku shrine though!

Of course, sometimes summer heat can be worth the trouble. There are hot springs and beaches and even public baths that are well worth visiting. So maybe you'd like to head out in the heat with. . . .


the girls of UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie!

Let Valkyrie take you on a tour of the best bath house this side of Tokyo! Join Sanada for a great hot spring bath after nearly freezing to death! Don't allow Laine to drive you to the beach but enjoy a day there after taking your own vehicle!

If there's one thing the cast of UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie knows, it's how to enjoy themselves on a hot day. Of course, fanservice here isn't remotely optional and you will probably be required to see some flashy transformation sequences. Maybe this is what summer is really all about?

So that's a few anime to help you beat the heat! Hopefully, we can all avoid dying from this heat wave that is making all of us realize the horrors of our local electric companies jacking up rates during the summer months! (Yes, they commonly do this and no the extra cost isn't just from your air conditioner.) Make sure you drink lots of water (soda and tea can dehydrate you!) and you stay out of the sun as much as possible. If you start feeling dizzy or disoriented, get to a shady place or inside, drink water and have it poured on you! Watch out for your older relatives and little kids. They're especially vulnerable.

Contest Update: I've decided to extend the entry deadline AGAIN for the Top 5 contest as I can currently decide the winner with a coin toss. (Maybe this was a bad contest after all?)

If you do want to enter, please use this

Contest Entry Link!

Join me next time, same blog channel, same blog idiocy!




  1. Nice update ^^
    It's funny that I've actually seen all 3 of these anime you posted about, lol.
    And yes, it has been rather hot lately, hasn't it? :P (you live only a few hours north of me, so we're probably getting very similar heat, lol)

    As for the contest, wow you've only received such few entries? With the coin toss comment I assume that just Me and one other person have entered, huh? xD;

  2. I've seen 2 of the three.

    Sorry I have sort of forgotten about this area. So I threw my name in. Sorry I sort of just forgot about it that's all.

  3. lol nice. I never entered the contest because well... I own all those shows except Koi Kaze... :/

    I don't want to be a douche and have extra copies when someone else can have a chance at owning them.

  4. @ bal-anime: Yeah, exactly right. Just two. (Guess it wasn't a good contest idea after all!)

    @ Wilhelminaanime: Don't be sorry, it's nothing worth being sorry about!

    @ Excel Generations: Do you think this would do better if I give people the option of just picking which titles they were interested in?

    Next time I do a contest, it's going to be one show, multiple copies like I did with Strike Witches. That was a much more popular contest.

  5. Nice job on the blog Richard J. Did you opt for the original releases on Kanon and Valkyrie?

  6. The contest you made is a great idea it's just that I'm a huge anime fan so I buy a lot of shows. I really own those shows except the 1. I didn't even enter your last contest because I too bought Strike Witches lol. Your contests are cool ideas except I spend all my cash on anime lol. Maybe I should spread that to some manga xD.

    Maybe you should have an awesome poll with genres. And we vote or something. Old School? Then post what you are willing to get etc. Brand new? Yuri? Horror? etc etc... :)

  7. @ Archaron: Yeah, I had bought all of ADV's Valkyrie long before they lost the rights and I finished my singles run of Kanon thanks to Funi releasing the last disc!

    @ Excel Generations: I do need to do more with polling. I'll play around with that.

    And I think I have a new future 3 copies giveaway contest in mind.