Aniwords – Making Anime New Year’s Resolutions

Well, it sure was a good run, wasn’t it?

I close out my time writing the weekly Aniwords column for Crunchyroll with one last plea for my readers to expand their anime watching habits to embrace things beyond their normal tastes. That this kind of point became a recurring theme during my run at Crunchyroll is an obvious thing in retrospect—given a large, far more mainstream-leaning audience than the circles I typically run in, what else was I to do? In the end, who knows how successful I was, but at least I had a lot of fun.

More thought to come on all of this in later days, likely, but for now…

Here’s the link~

Gurren Lagann

My iPod Anime Backgrounds

Despite my consistent refusal to label myself an otaku (protests that I will continue to maintain despite the content of this post), I do have a few admittedly otaku-like behaviors. The one I am going to feature today is pretty simple and not all that intrusive: the anime themes I use for the homepage and lock-screen of my iPod.

How do I select said backgrounds? There’s really not too much to it, except that they are all from anime to which I have strong emotional ties. I also like to find ones that are high quality and look nice for the actual screen.

I’m currently using the Black Rock Shooter one for my lock screen and the Golden Time one for my home screen. The Blast of Tempest had been my lock screen for the longest time, with Toradora! and White Album 2 sharing time as the home screen. Hope you like them! Maybe you’ll find one you want for yourself!

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I will try to update the slideshow as I continue to add wallpapers to my collection!