Well the double century mark is almost within reach and before I click over into the 200s I wanted to give a quick thank you to everyone who has contributed, followed, or just stops by from time to time here at the Classic Anime Museum. I am one amazed at how far I have gotten here by looking at the listing and realizing… holy cow I have seen a lot of anime! Though I have published more than 200 posts technically, I keep track only through my main index, which means I may be around 250 now but that does not really matter.
I want to thank anyone who has linked at all to my site in regards for information. I am by no means a perfect expert on anything and sometimes when I re-read some posts I go… I said that! (lol) My Angel’s Egg and Dragon’s Heaven postings in particular always seem to get a lot of views and I am amazed that it is these two. I love Angel’s Egg and need to watch it again and Dragon’s Heaven I have seen only once, honest. It gives me strength that this site is being recognized for the harder to find or esoteric titles; the anime that may more often fall through the cracks in the midst of more popular, or mainstream titles.
This year of 2020 has been an odd one. Honestly I feel that the world has become a little more insane with what is going on, or what we are being told that is going on. I feel like Captain Goto right now in Patlabor 2: The Movie; on the river recollecting the conversation with Arakawa about ‘Unjust War/Just Peace’ while staring out at a blank and quiet landscape. The unnatural city indeed. Hard to believe one of my all time favorite scenes in all of cinema (anime or live action) is being lived through my own personal reality and perhaps even yours as well.
The upside is that I have more time to work here at CAM, but there have been downsides and I am sure many of you may be in similiar situations to myself. Too much loss, too much uncertainty. Yet CAM is one of the few things that keeps me happy and I still want to continue on. My eventual goal is to get to 500, which will happen in time. And when that is reached well then I will continue on from there. From my best estimate counting the anime made from the 1960s to the 1980s, with a few additions that cross a gray area, I estimate about 1,300 to 1,400. There is plenty of material left.
Thank you everyone and take care,