Some of you playing at home may have noticed that the site went walkabout for a bit this evening. Was busy upgrading the software the site runs on. Seems successful so far, but if you notice anything odd, please let me know. This is actually step one of the upgrade process, as I try to catch the software up by a few revisions. I always play it cautious; upgrade and let it run couple of weeks to see if it is stable. If it is, upgrade to next revision. Shame on me for getting so far behind though. Will try to give a bit more advance notice next time, though I suspect it really is not necessary.
Bright spot in an otherwise drab week... The Lupin III Encyclopedia was mentioned in the Episode 78 of the Anime World Order Podcast. I'm a shameless self-promoter, but I love it when others do the work for me. You can here the mention about 10 minutes in but don't skip over their great summary of the three series and some decent discussion about the specials.
Photos are starting to roll in as sites cover the Tokyo International Anime Fair. moe yo! has posted some from the TMS booth where they have the classic Cagliostro Fiat and a modern Fiat for Green VS Red.
I'll be collecting all photos for posterity as I come across them; keep checking the dedicated page for updates.
Thought I would start out the new year on a good note and slogged through the rest of the third TV series. Every episode now has a summary and an image; I've also jotted up a review of the series as a whole.
My next task will be to sit through the entire second series and grab images for all the episodes. With Geneon down for the count, I'll be back to watching raw episodes for the latter portion. I plan to watch one episode a day until I make it through them all.
Thank you for your support in 2007! I look forward to keeping you updated on any Lupin information in 2008.
My hosting provider recently moved their NOC from one state to another; no move ever goes smoothly, and they have been fighting various issues for the past week. Unfortunately, there is no way to predict when these downtimes will occur; if you find the site down, try again in an hour or two. Hopefully, they'll have the remaining issues sorted out this week.