200 (+) Anime Worth Taking With Us Into the Next Decade

Anime? This is a Damn Textbook! (When Anime and Manga Stop Being Anime and Manga)

So I was flipping through the Fall 2009 Anime Catalog that I get every season from Right Stuf when I caught this really oddly placed listing. GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class is not listed under ‘manga.’ Instead, it is placed farther back in the ‘books’ section under ‘Drawing & Crafts‘, which is situated between ‘Cooking‘ and ‘Learning Materials.’ The reason I find this odd is because, well, GA is a 4-koma comedy manga, and not a ‘drawing and crafts’ book. Other books in the section are ‘Drawing Manga‘ and ‘Manga University’s Manga Tarot + Cards.’ The surrounding categories are all made up of mostly reference material. So I had to ask myself, what does it mean to consider GA a ‘Drawing and Crafts Book‘ instead of a ‘Manga Book’?

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Watch Geijutsuka Art Design Class, Talk About It, and Get it Subbed Faster (OR: GA – Hidamari Sketch Turned Up to Eleven and Played in Fast-Forward)

Much like Hidamari Sketch upon it’s initial airing, GA is not being talked about by virtually anyone, and therefor it can be assumed isn’t being watched by virtually anyone (it’s not even in Nano‘s tag cloud), which is why I’m going to step up and cram it down your goddamn throats.

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