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Packing: The End of a Beginning


As many know, I’m beginning to pack and prepare for an inevitable change of location. It’s always a sad scene, to see shelves emptied, items put away, and memories locked away… even though they’ll be unpacked later. Still, I can’t help but find the experience fun.

I always manage to find things that I misplaced, artifacts of past events, and even things I’ve plain forgotten about when I prepare for this type of thing. A cel I had long considered gone, a figure that fell behind the entertainment center… all memories I had disregarded.

It’s going to be sad to leave this little place, but I’d like to look on the bright side. A new place means new opportunities, and more spots to display my crazy DVD boxes for the world to see.

I apologize for the lack of anime commentary tonight – however, I just felt a bit sentimental about everything. Regular updates will resume tomorrow.

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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