It's been a long, crazy three years of writing for Japanator.
Lots of craziness (covering TGS alone), the insanity of the not-really-weekly-at-all Go West!, my lunatic coworkers: there was never a dull moment.
That being said, it's with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from Japanator.
This is something I had been thinking about for a long time, and no, I'm not getting fired or anything like that. With my current contract here in Japan set to expire in the coming year, I've had to do a lot of thinking about my future, what I want to do, and how I can go about doing it.
Plans are in motion, things are being designed, and you'll hear much more about it in the weeks to come if things work out. Don't think for one second that I'll stop writing about anime/games that make me feel pain, or even stuff I might enjoy (shock!). It'll just be in a new and unexpected way.
Thanks to everyone I've worked with in the last three years, and most of all thanks to everyone who took the time to read any of my stupid rambling. It's for the readers that I put the time in to play bad games, watch bad anime, and generally make an ass of myself.
I love you all to death, and if you still love me (lol), feel free to follow me on Twitter @RyougaSaotome, and on my personal tumblr: http://ryougasaotome.tumblr.com/
Hopefully there will be one more URL to add to that list above, but for now, all I can say is thank you one last time.
It's been the bomb diggity writing for Japanator, and I look forward to seeing you all at the next stop on this crazy train ride we call life.
Final Verdict? If you liked the first two, you'll like this one. It's a pretty quality adaptation of a wonderfully complex and interesting manga series.
"For those of you who would rather avoid any and all spoilers concerning the third film in the 20TH CENTURY BOYS series, let me state here and now: if you at all enjoyed the first two movies you will enjoy the third and final film just as much asâ€“ if not more thanâ€“ the previous. Director Yukihiko Tsutsumi provides a satisfying and all-encompassing finale to a trilogy that had a great deal of sub-plots and loose ends to tie up. Against all odds, Tsutsumi manages to provide the sort of closure that few manga adaptations are granted. So let out a big sigh of relief; 20Th CENTURY BOYS 3: REDEMPTION (20-Seiki Shonen: Saishusho-Bokura no Hata, 2009) does not disappoint."