Well, the year 2007 is coming to an end at midnight(and this is only the second post of December! Three papers around ten pages each and two exams will do that to ya... -_-) and it's been quite the ride. Mayweather beats De la Hoya and Hatton, Toney and Taylor lose, Hopkins and Winky finally fought one another, Geneon USA goes down, Kadokawa Pictures USA and a number of big titles (Code Geass, Ouran High School Host Club, Toki Kakeru wo Shoujo) came up (as well as digital distribution) and so forth (can't forget about that "Shocking Punch" either...). It's been swell, but what will 2008 yield?
::The second seasons to the hit shows Code Geass and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, as well as the stateside DVD releases of the former, Ouran, and Tokikake.
::Trindad vs. Jones (the excitement is just oozing out of my keyboard) and Pacquiao vs. Marquez II (now that's excitement)
::The second coming of Anime Village and possibly some other currently defunct free/cheap anime venues?
::Mayweather vs. Cotto? (please "yes"!) Calzaghe vs. Hopkins? (please no...)
::More season boxes for anime (as opposed to just singles)
::De la Hoya, Hopkins, Hatton, Mosley, and maybe even Mayweather retiring? (not unless money talks and the flesh is still willing...)
::The resurrection of Geneon USA? (it's down, but not completely out...)
Surely there are a great deal of things that can go down within one year's time (right, Bandai Visual USA?), so trying to predict everything that could happen would more than take a blog or two to cover. On the other hand, that's one of the best things about a new year: so much can happen that one may not be able to fully fathom what could go on.
Well, if there is any sort of "solace" that could be taken, it's two things:
::4Kids will probably continue to do what 4Kids does...
::And the heavyweight division will probably continue do what it has been doing for the past few years--relatively nothing significant, outside of hogging the spotlight from the more deserving lighter weight classes...
Ah~ 2007, Adieu... (and "Aloha!" 2008...)