Kumoricon 2016 & Spookymore 2016

Community, Conventions, Website — By on October 27, 2016 11:26 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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(Also, the Youmacon 2016 trip is canceled.)

 

Kumoricon 2016 (Portland, Oregon)

The Kumoricon Meme Crew

Left to Right:

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(Thanks to Soup for the booze~)

As always, you’re welcome to hang with us. Drop me a line on twitter or email me at [email protected] and we can work out the deets.

Alternatively, you could hit the other guys up instead, but then I’d get jealous. :<

 

 

Kumoricon Schedule

dancedance

These kids literally have a dance panel track. So, yeah, I think that’s about all we’re gonna be doing.

 

 

 

Spookymore 2016

I fucked up.

I fucked up.

Every fucking year I tell myself “this is the gonna be the spookiest Spookymore ever” and then I screw the pooch on it somehow. Here, it was by having a con over Halloween weekend, meaning… yeah, I have like no time left to come up with content for it assuming I really do want to spend an entire weekend double-checking AoC laws.

Also, my taste sucks, but I think that can be resolved through the power of the internet. Namely, you.

Here’s a list of all the DVDs/BDs I own. Pick what official release you want me to review; I’ll do two. The only qualification is that the show’s gotta be spooky… or at least it’s gotta have a Halloween episode somewhere. Gotta stay on-theme.

 

Spoiler:

.hack//Quantum
009 Re: Cyborg
A Lull in the Sea
A-Channel
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai Resurrection
Akame ga Kill!
AKB0048 S1
AKB0048 S2
Akira
Amnesia
Angel Beats!
AnoHana – The Flower We Saw That Day
Another
Aquarion Evol
Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Attack on Titan
Baka and Test OVAs
Baka and Test S1
Bakemonogatari
Basilisk: The Complete Series
Battle Girls – Time Paradox
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
Ben-To
Berserk the Golden Age Arc I
Beyond the Boundary
Big Order OVA
Black Blood Brothers
Black Butler S1
Black Butler S2
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon – Roberta’s Blood Trail
Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black
Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse
Blood Lad: The Complete Series
Blood-C
Blood-C – The Last Dark
Blue Submarine No. 6
Bodacious Space Pirates
Brave 10
Broken Blade
Btooom!
Burst Angel
C – The Money and Soul of Possibility Control
Canaan
Casshan
Casshern Sins
Cat Planet Cuties
Chaos;Head
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Chobits
Claymore
Code:Breaker
Coicent // Five Numbers
Colorful
Cowboy Bebop
Cuticle Detective Inaba
Daily Lives of High School Boys
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Danganronpa: The Complete Series
Darker than Black S1
Darker than Black S2
Date A Live
Deadman Wonderland
Death Note
Denki-Gai
Detroit Metal City
Devil May Cry
Diabolik Lovers
Diebuster the Movie
Dream Eater Merry
Durarara!!
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
Ebiten
Eden of the East
Eden of the East – Paradise Lost
Eden of the East – The King of Eden
ef – a tale of melodies.
ef – a tale of memories.
Elfen Lied
Engaged to the Unidentified
Eureka Seven
Eureka Seven – Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers
Evangelion 1.11
Evangelion 2.22
Evangelion 3.33
Fafner
Fafner – Heaven and Earth Movie
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail the Movie – Phoenix Priestess
Fantasista Doll
Fate/kaleid Liner
Fate/stay Night
Fate/stay Night – Unlimited Blade Works
Fate/zero
First Squad
FLCL
Flowers of Evil
Fractale
Free! S2
Freezing
Full Metal Panic!
Full Metal Panic!  – The Second Raid
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist – The Conqueror of Shambala
Fullmetal Alchemist – The Sacred Star of Milos
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood OVAs
Ga-Rei Zero
Gargantia: The Complete Series
Gatchaman Crowds
Ghost in the Shell – Individual Eleven
Ghost in the Shell – Laughing Man
Ghost in the Shell – Solid State Society
Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Ghost in the Shell Arise
Gingitsune
Gintama the Movie
Girls und Panzer
Girls und Panzer OVAs
Glasslip
Golden Time
Good Luck Girl
Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
Guilty Crown
Gunbuster the Movie
Gundam Suit 00 – A Wakening of Trailblazer
Gunslinger Girl S1
Haganai – I Don’t Have Many Friends
Haganai Next
Hakkenden – Eight Dogs of the East S1
Hal the Movie
Hanamonogatari
Hanasaku Iroha
Hanasaku Iroha the Movie
Harmonie
Heaven’s Lost Property S1
Heaven’s Lost Property S2
Heaven’s Lost Property the Angeloid of Clockwork
Heaven’s Memo Pad
Hellsing Ultimate
Heroic Age
High School DxD
High School DxD New
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead OVA
Hiiro no Kakera
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere S1
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere S2
Humanity Has Declined
Inu X Boku SS
Inu-Yasha the Movie – The Complete Collection
Inu-Yasha: The Final Act
Is This a Zombie? S1
Jormungand S1
Jormungand S2
Kabukimonogatari
Kamisama Dolls
Kamisama Kiss
Kämpfer
Karneval
Kill la Kill
King of Thorn
Koimonogatari
Kokoro Connect
Kokoro Connect OVAs
K-On!
K-On! S2
K-On! the Movie
Kurokami
La Storia della Arcana Famiglia
Legend of the Millennium Dragon
Level E
Leviathan – The Last Defense
Listen to me, girls. I am your father!
Loups=Garous
Love Lab
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
Love, Election and Chocolate
Love-Live! S1
Love-Live! S2
Love-Live! The School Idol Movie
Lupin the Third – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
Maken-Ki
Maoyu
Mardock Scramble the First Compression
Mardock Scramble the Second Combustion
Mardock Scramble the Third Exhaust
Mass Effect – Paragon Lost
Mayo Chiki
MM!
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
My Little Monster
My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering With My School Romantic Comedy
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Nakaimo: Complete Collection
Natsume’s Book of Friends S1-S2
Natsume’s Book of Friends S3
Natsume’s Book of Friends S4
Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Needless
Nekomonogatari Black
Nekomonogatari White
Night Raid 1931
Ninja Scroll
Nisemonogatari
No Game No Life
No. 6
Nura – Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nyan Koi!
Occult Academy
Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf
Okami-san & Her Seven Companions
One Piece Film – Strong World
One Piece Film – Z
Oniai
Onimonogatari
Origin – Spirits of the Past
Otorimonogatari
Ouran High School Host Club
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Paprika
Penguindrum
Phantom – Requiem for the Phantom
Phi-Brain S1
Pokemon Movies – Four Pack
Psychic Detective Yakumo
Psycho-Pass S1
Psycho-Pass S2
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Queen’s Blade – Beautiful Warriors
Queen’s Blade Rebellion
Redline
Rideback
Rin – Daughters of Mnemosyne
Robotics;Notes
Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honneamise
Rurouni Kenshin – New Kyoto Arc
RWBY S1
RWBY S2
RWBY S3
Sakura Wars the Movie
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Warriors – Legend of the Sanada
Sekirei S1
Sekirei S2
Sengoku Basara S1
Sengoku Basara S1+2
Sengoku Basara the Last Party
Senran Kagura – Ninja Flash
Serial Experiments Lain
Shakugan no Shana S – OVAs
Shakugan no Shana S1
Shakugan no Shana S2
Shakugan no Shana S3
Shakugan no Shana the Movie
Shigofumi
Shigurui: Death Frenzy
Shiki
Shining Hearts
Short Peace
So I Can’t Play H
Soul Eater
Space Brothers
Spice & Wolf S1
Spice & Wolf S2
Star Driver
Steins;Gate
Stella Women’s Academy
Strike Witches S1
Strike Witches S2
Summer Wars
Supernatural: The Anime Series
Sword Art Online
Sword of the Stranger
Taisho Baseball Girls
Tales of Vesperia
Tales of Zestiria: Dawn of the Shepherd
Tenchi Muyo! Movies
Tenchi Muyo! OVA Collection
Tenchi Muyo! the War on Gemini
The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Eccentric Family
The Familiar of Zero S1
The Familiar of Zero S2: Knight of the Twin Moons
The Garden of Words
The Legend of Heroes – Trails in the Sky
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pilot’s Love Song
The Princess and the Pilot
The Severing Crime Edge
The Sky Crawlers
The Twelve Kingdoms
The World God Only Knows S1
The World God Only Knows S2
This Boy Can Fight Aliens
This Boy Caught a Merman
Time Bokan – Royal Revival
TO Film Collection: Elliptical Orbit/Symbiotic Planet
To Love Ru S2
To Love Ru S3
Tokyo Ghoul S1
Toradora
Towano Quon
Trigun – Badlands Rumble
Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE OVAs
Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE S1
Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE S2
Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE the Movie // xxxHOLiC the Movie
Tsukimonogatari
Umineko – When They Cry
Unbreakable Machine-Doll
Un-Go
Upotte!!
Uta No Prince Sama 1000%
Uta No Prince Sama 2000%
Watamote
We Without Wings
Witchblade
Yamada’s First Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time
Yuki Yuna is a Hero
Yuru Yuri S1
Yuru Yuri S2
Yusibu – I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job
Yuyushiki
Zakuro

Stealth brag, w/e. Full brag will be in two months~

 

 

All right, meta over. Now I gotta catch my flight.

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27 Comments

anonymous says:

I would say to review Yamishibai since they are all short episodes, about 5 minutes each if I recall correctly, but there’s also 3 seasons of it out right now. Sadly you don’t own it. Other wise I’ll vote for a Durarara review

Dark_Sage says:

Eh, it’s $20. Bought. Whether I review it or not is another question though lol.

Ponty says:

everything related to monogatari + panty and stocking (i’ve read that the (un)official translator for the famous monster 2 worked on the official release for PSG)

Are they spooky enough? I mean, ougi is spooky her(him?)self, and garterbelt is such an unsettling guy.

Dark_Sage says:

You like panty & stocking? The script writer’s gonna be at kumoricon lol.

Ponty says:

i love it. The fact is, well, i’m a bit too far away (italy), or i would have come :c

Solaristics says:

Oh, so this is why shc is going to be away to work on shuumatsu. I knew he was going to Oregon, but I didn’t know it was for a con.

flipr says:

I vote for Casshern Sins — juvenile angst is spooky, isn’t it?

If not, go for Yuki Yuna is a Hero. It’s got a spooky mummy girl in it.

rvwinks says:

do black lagoon, they have ultra violent incest vampire twins for a couple episodes. or hellsing ultimate for the ghouls and nazi vamps. danke

moozooh says:

Fucking Detroit Metal City, mate, can there possibly be a better candidate? The show is amazing and needs more attention imo.

Dark_Sage says:

Detroit Metal City sucks though.

Solaristics says:

Not halloween, but do Sentai’s Angel Beats. I bought it as well (Never watched), but I’m curious to know how bad it is. I just watch UTW ver :/ lol.

If not, do Another.

Ponty says:

Another? When did we switch to comedy? :^)

HeavenlyArmed says:

http://www.crymore.net/review_summary/?show=another

The majority of these were based off the CR translation, which I imagine is what the BD or DVD used as well. So reviewing it would kind of be a waste, since from the reviews that have been done it’s fairly clear where the official translation sits in terms of quality. And since that place is “rather good”, it’d be even worse to review because there’s not much to make fun of.

Solaristics says:

Ah, I see.

bozzzzzz says:

from here, maybe Shiki.

Actually, can anyone suggest some really good horror

moozooh says:

There’s really good horror in anime?.. Isn’t most of it way too campy and/or action-oriented schlock? I mean, sure, there are some series that are technically “pure” horror, but they’re neither good nor scary imo.

Everything I remember to be remotely unsettling was either not horror at all (e.g. Welcome to the NHK!) or not anime to begin with. I could drop a few live-action movie names if you want, though.

bozzzzzz says:

Please do

moozooh says:

Personal favorites: Eraserhead (1977) and The Thing (1982). These are just perfect throughout. Out of the more recent ones, the original Ju-on (2002) contained genuinely creepy scenes that weren’t jump scares nor gore explosions; too bad the narrative fails to tie them together in a coherent manner. I’ve also heard extremely good things about The Babadook (2014), but haven’t seen it myself yet.

Some not outright scary yet deeply unsettling (not in the exploitation sense) movies: Don’t Look Now (1973), Come and See (1985), Jacob’s Ladder (1990), Audition (1999), Mulholland Drive (2001, though I guess most other Lynch movies also fit). Some of these left me in a state of extreme despair, Come and See being the obvious stand-out (for this reason I consider it the best war movie ever made; it’s also available on YouTube with workable English subtitles).

There are also a couple movies from my childhood that I remember being pretty good but unfortunately have failed to identify. Other than that, Korean horror scene has been thriving in the last couple decades, and I haven’t explored it at all. The Japanese scene, on the other hand, seems to have become extremely repetitive in the last 10-15 years, flooding the market with terrible sequels no-one ever asked for, the same way Hollywood does it with movies like Paranormal Activity.

Ryuu says:

I’d say Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) is a good psychological horror anime.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is good horror on the gory side.
Gakkou Gurashi is also good, even though it’s rather… unique (If you decide to watch it, I recommend also watching the opening every episode.)

bozzzzzz says:

I have the all in plan to watch on MAL but I’ve forgotten why I added Jigoku Shoujo. Looks interesting, might be a good watch .

Dark_Sage says:

It’s not.

Ryuu says:

Why not? I mean, sure it’s repetitive, but apart from that it’s good (even though it makes one hate humanity all over again, but I consider that to be a good thing in a depressing horror show).

Solaristics says:

I dropped it. It got boring real fast.

Dark_Sage says:

You know, getting an average of 4 hours a weekend followed by pulling an all-nighter from Sunday to Monday apparently does not do well for my post output. ._.

I’ll bring a BD or two to my hotel this week and we’ll see what’s up.

Dark_Sage says:
series words
monogatari no because that’s really hard and also… shit, that would take me like two legit days for one post, so yeah declined
panty + stocking who wouldn’t just watch the dub
casshern sins ugh
yuki yuna is a shoujo ai eh okay we’ll add it to the randomizer
black lagoon I’ve watched this series 3x as many times as necessary
hellsing ultimate again, dub this shit
detrpot metal city lol sucks
“Not halloween, but do Sentai’s Angel Beats” excuse me this is spookymore sir
shiki see the review summary, that’s old school spookymore
Jigoku Shoujo sux
higurashi no whatever/gakkou gurashi did you even read this fucking post?

 

So… I was gonna randomize this, but it looks like Yuki Yuna is the only option. PonyCan, don’t let me down.

Ryuu says:

Jigoku/Higurashi/Gakkou were a response to bozzzzzz request for recommended horror anime though…

Dark_Sage says:

I wanna disagree, but if I went back to check I’d probably be proven wrong, so… Welp, time to leave this topic~

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