From the White Picket Fence

Married? Check. 2.5 children? Check. House? Check. White picket fence? Does brown privacy fence count? Check.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Where to watch Anime

It occurred to me that I have never posted where I watch the anime I have posted. Although you can find some of it just by searching on youtube I have found that it is so much nicer to go to sites that have lists of anime series already compiled. That way you do not have to go searching for each individual episode in a series. Some of my favorite sites that do this are:


AnimeCrunch.com

AnimeViewer.net

ZomgAnime.com

AnimeFule.com

AnimeGiant.com


All of these websites have an alphabetical list of series that give you links to each episode. Once you click on the link you can watch the chosen anime. Some of the video players allow you to enlarge the video to full screen, others don't. And occasionally the links do not work at all. In those cases, you sometimes have to dig around yourself. I have found that most of the anime can be found on one of these sites.

YouTube.com

GoFish.com

MegaVideo.com

Veoh.com

Of these sites Veoh is a nice one to download for free. It will install a shortcut onto your desktop that will allow you to run searches, download, view a library of what you have downloaded, and view both downloaded and streaming video. Veoh is also nice because it looks up more than just anime. You can find T.V. shows and Movies there as well. All you need is Internet access. As for the others I just go to their websites and search on the titles and episodes I am looking for. Most of the time I can find what I want at one of these sites. Anyway, if you have decided to do some viewing of your own I hope this helps.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Clannad
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tomoya Olazaki is a third year student who has been labeled a delinquent. He hates his life and his family, if you can call it that, since it has been just him and his father ever since the accident that took his mother when he was a small boy. Since that time his father has become a drunk and a gambler. The two of them often fought until one altercation left Tomoya with an injury that made it impossible for him to play basketball. Since then Tomoya and his father have treated each other with courtesy, but like strangers. While on his way to school one day, Tomoya meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa who is a year older, but is repeating the year due to illness. Nagisa is soft-spoken and not very self confident, because of this and because all of her friends have moved on, she is often alone. The two begin a friendship and start to hang out together. Nagisa realizes a dream of re-establishing the long abandoned drama club and with Tomoya’s encouragement begins to. Through this they build several other friendships and help others to achieve the goals that they are striving for.
This anime contains mild language and a little violence I would give it a rating of PG-13 There are 23 episodes in this series