- anime/manga: inu-yasha,
- anime/manga: naruto,
- anime/manga: pretty cure,
- anime/manga: sakuran,
- anime/manga: shoujo category,
- anime/manga: sugar sugar rune,
- anime/manga; sailor moon,
- comics: avengers,
- movies: avengers,
- television: community,
- television: futurama,
- television: south park,
- television: the simpsons
Sailor Avengers by nna. (Click through for full size!)
Hat-tip to shanejayell for that one. Now we just need somebody to make an Avengers/Pretty Cure mashup and my life will be complete.
Other Links of Interest:
David Brothers on why DRM is beneficial to exactly nobody.
Al Jean (producer of The Simpsons) and fifty other animation producers protest Community's eligibility in the Emmy animation categories. I'm sorry, I love Community, I really do, but it does not belong in any of the Emmy animation categories. It just. does. not. And Al Jean is absolutely correct to point out that if Community can be considered in the animated Emmy categories, then why can't shows like The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, and other animated sitcoms be considered in any of the Emmy comedy categories? Because animation ghetto, that's why.
David Brothers (yes, again!) on why Anno Moyoco's Sakuran reveals how sexism in the past still influences how we regard "willful" women today. (Do not read the comments.) Sexist expectations of how women should behave is a common theme in Anno's work - just look at Sugar Sugar Rune, which used magical girls to deconstruct those sexist tropes in really interesting ways - but Sakuran is a decidedly more adult take on the same themes for a decidedly more adult audience.
Meanwhile, Naruto is coming to an end. I don't think that anybody has yet expressed any reaction to this other than "Finally!" And that includes those of us who are actually fans of the series. It's about time we got a decent climax and conclusion! For the record, I felt the same way when Inu-Yasha finally ended. No matter how much fun your manga is, you just can't keep dragging out the same basic conflict without any meaningful conclusion for years and years and years without people getting tired of it.