Sometimes real life is more interesting than fiction… Honey and Clover is a dramatic romance that follows the lives of five art college students as well as their former professor. Yuuta Takemoto, the main protagonist, finds himself inching closer and closer to the end of his college lifestyle, and yet he has no idea what direction he wants to take his life in. He shares a run down house with his two seniors, the collected and graduating Takumi, and Shinobu, the source of most of the show’s comic relief. Along with Ayumi, a student who finds herself hopelessly infatuated with... read more
Despite the title, Gunslinger Girl is far from an action title. On the contrary, it is actually a drama that focuses on character relationships. While it does contain action, it is far from the main focus as there are only a handful of action scenes throughout the 13 episode series.The show focuses on the Social Welfare Agency which, on the surface, is an Italian government sponsored charity organization. However, this is a front for the real purpose of the agency, a sort of anti-terror/anti-crime organization. A branch of this organization that directly handles these problems employs not only well trained... read more
Before I do anything I feel that I need to address something. Yes. The first two or so episodes have a naked Holo in them. However, the artists did not add any “girly parts” to these scenes so Holo has the body of a Barbie doll. Also, these scenes are done so tastefully that it isn’t exactly fanservice. Now that that’s out of the way…Say hello to Kraft Lawrence, our witty protagonist in medieval times. Lawrence is a traveling merchant who sells a variety of things, and he’s quite skilled in his…er…craft. Upon reaching the village Pasroe, he finds hidden in... read more
Real men wear tights.Writer, Drosselmeyer has died while he was in the middle of writing his latest novel. As a result, the characters and story are in a suspended state, unable to continue. The story in question is of a prince and how he defeated a great raven and pierced his own heart into numerous shards. Wanting to give the story a proper tragic end, Drosselmeyer comes into contact with a young duckling, appropriately named Duck, to put the gears of the story back into motion. Duck, who has seen watching the same prince from his story dance a sad dance, wants nothing more than to make the prince Mytho... read more
The critically acclaimed movie, Children of Man, had the idea of the end of the human race due to the inability of humans being able to reproduce. Avenger, released a few years before that, had a similar plotline, but has little to no enjoyment that can be garnered from it.
Taking place on the planet Mars, humanity is at the end of its rope. Because Earth is no longer inhabitable, humans fled to the Moon and Mars. Resources are scarce and domed cities enlist delegate gladiators to fight in tournaments to decide who gets what, with the loser’s assets transferred to the winner. Furthermore, a... read more
Even as bad as some things get, there is usually at least one element somewhere that spurs some sort of redeeming quality. Good ideas here, an interesting concept there, perhaps even a single scene that manages to be the high point. However, Togainu no Chi has managed to have almost nothing redeeming whatsoever.
Professional competitor in a street fighting tournament known as Bl@ster, Akira is spending a usual day when there is a rapping, a tapping upon his chamber door. He soon finds himself pinned to the ground with accusations of murder brought upon him. Despite maintaining his innocence he... read more