While thinking of a title for this post I suddenly got the idea that I might every week or so post a progress report where I'm mentioning the current anime and manga I've seen (is manga's plural form also manga?) this last week. This week we starts of with two anime and one manga!
(anime) Battle Programmer Shirase...
Just yesterday I finished watching the absolutly funny anime Battle Programmer Shirase. This anime is quite short (15 episodes a lá 10 minutes or 5 episodes a lá 26 minutes) but oh what it's fun!
From the description:
Shirase Akira is a genius hacker who has earned the nickname "Battle Programmer Shirase" (or BPS for short) for his incredible talent. From saving corporations to global security, BPS is always willing to help a hand -- for the right price. But for skills like his, money is not an option, so be sure to have specialized computer parts, sold-out tickets, or huggable life-sized cat girl posters to spare! With BPS in charge, no computer is safe! That is, if he can manage to stop being a complete slacker...
As I'm a programmer myself (or I'm going to be ^_^) I often looks for series that include programming in some awesome way. Battle Programmer Shirase is probably the most funniest I've found so far! With his ability to hack and destroy the worlds most fastest supercomputer from a mere mobile phone he is a force to be reckoned with.
It's only sad that the anime is so short. I'd love to see a continuation of it but as the anime doesn't include a lot of material (many things in every episode are following the same seqeunce) the continuation will probably never come.
(anime) IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix...
I've only begun to watch this serie, and while the first episode was a bit confusing (no introduction of characters and jumps directly into the main story) by the fourth episode the anime shows some promise.
From the description:
In the year 2049, teams of giant robots battle the field and race to the finish in the most popular sport in the world, the Immortal Grand Prix! The rookie Team Satomi thinks it has what it takes to win big and get the gold, but plenty of obstacles and opponents stand in the way. Amongst others,Team Black Egg has an invulnerable defense; Team Sledge Mamma plays dirty; and Team Velshtein is undefeatable. In the high stakes arena of the IGPX, can the hotshot Takeshi and his team of miscreants manage to win the ultimate fame and glory?
I'm eager to see what the anime brings and will probably finish it sometime in this coming week.
This manga must be one of the most violence and bloody manga I've ever read! By the seventh volume the gore is by 120 per cent and not a chapter goes by without someone getting his head split into two or the rules of physics are invalidated and redesigned in a new way.
The manga is pretty straight forward in its story. Riki-Oh, who is a dangerus prisoner, can easily break through a wall of stone or slice a humans head into two just by punching it. He has a goal, and he will let nothing stop him from achiveving that.
In every way possible this manga is something to be read for the people into the whole blood, gore, superstrength stuff. But if you are a person who wants the manga to be correct and realistic then you'd probably ignored this.
The rules of physics and the laws of nature is broken over and over again in the chapters. The realism in the manga is thrown outside the window in the first chapter and is never seen again. But the story, which is kinda basic and progresses in a steady pace, is enough if you're just out too see Riki-Oh punch his way through a human head or sever an arm by punching straight through it.