In celebration for four years: The Nether Side

It’s been four years since I’ve started to blog here at AnimeBlogger. I asked for suggestions in a previous post of mine, but it seemed no one had something in mind. I was thinking about what to do as thanks for my readers; luckily I was able to browse through a decent recommendation thread in /a/ (yes, I did not write that wrong). I saw a picture that was full of experimental and artsy anime offerings: I then realized that it was going to be what I will be doing in celebration of my four years. I will be talking about anime OVAs, series, and movies on the fringes of the medium: these are the entrees that even a significant number of anime fans are unfamiliar of, experiments and gifts that try to push the envelope of anime. Interspersed among my regular commentary on current anime series, I hope this segment brings more attention to these mostly unknown works of art. I won’t try to dissect them as surgically as I did with Tatami Galaxy; I’ll just try to invite more people to enjoy these works.


I’m calling this segment The Nether Side, primarily to pertain to these anime being below the radar of most anime viewers. It’s also a colorful title in itself.

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5 Responses to “In celebration for four years: The Nether Side”

  1. Ryan A Says:

    Four years! Wow, great job Mike 🙂 I think examining non-series within anime is a good idea as these tend to be easier to digest all at once imo. Especially if you announce what/when you’re going to be talking about (like a schedule 😀

    ps. I have all your Tatami posts saved in a special place so I can follow them when I begin catching up. (Things have been hectic :/

  2. Michael Says:

    Thanks, Ryan. You’ve been with me for the whole ride, and I’m grateful to have someone like you stick around my humble blog.

    I hope you’re doing well and can cope with whatever it is you’re dealing with. I’ve only been able to write consistently because I got very sick. 🙂

  3. ahr Says:


    Regarding that recommendation image, I think you highlighted Fumiko’s Confession in the same post. Thanks for that. It was very enjoyable!

  4. christine Says:

    I just came across your blog from a Tatami board on /a/. 🙂 This series sounds really interesting, I’ll be following your blog now! I’m excited to see what you’ll cover

    Just wondering, did you happen to save this image? Would you mind posting it if you did?

  5. Michael Says:


    Here you go:


    I started covering Band of Ninja, by the way. I even linked to a torrent. I’m currently seeding. 🙂


    Yeah, Fumiko’s Confession was great!

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