Oi………… You know, ever since starting this in 2011, I always keep an open mind when reviewing most anime out there as most people tend to be too dismissive and ranty when it comes to new titles and often say the words, “Anime is DEAD!!” whenever a bad show (or what people perceive as ‘bad’) appears in the broadcast wavelengths and this particular show already has a history of that already in the span of two years and has already gotten its fans and its critics. (And note, I said critics, not haters because…..well, we’ll get to that later)... See full review
You know, going into this show, I picture this as a psychological mind-fuck series like Serial Experiments Lain or Texhnolyze but hope to follow some of the storyline better than those two, at least the latter. There is also this sci-fi Blade Runner type going for it. Also notable, this series composition was by known Japanese screenwriter Dai Satō, who’s known for writing for anime, such as Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Wolf’s Rain, Tekken: Blood Vengeance & Eureka Seven. He penning this does peg a slight of interest in me to see how the show goes.
Tens of thousands... See full review
The word “cyberpunk” has been synonymous within the anime and manga world and most of the media over the last 40+ years. Examples like the works of Philip K. Dick, William Gibson’s Neuromancer, Johnny Mnemonic, Metropolis, Akira, Battle Angel Alita, Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell and The Matrix and it seems that most of these titles has been a bit of inspiration for today’s anime du jour but sometimes when you have a fascinating theme that can be entertaining in the eyes through visuals and storytelling, you accomplish something but let’s just get into the... See full review
Everything about this title just reminds of one other show which has something to do with it being a shounen title and most of the time, I can get easily bored with shounen anime with dragged out storylines, flashbacks and stilted frames of fights instead of actual fights being animated onto there but what I heard from the manga adaptation, it has plenty of intense fight scenes, completely uncensored and outstanding artwork. But how can I compare the manga to the anime considering I haven’t read the manga and from what I know, the manga was still running at the time after the anime was... See full review
You know what? Unlike Tenjho Tenge, where I didn’t know for most of the show it has fan service elements but it didn’t completely took over the show with that, I did knew before doing this review that HOTD has fan service elements added to what should have been a zombie survival anime and with zombies being the latest craze since vampires and werewolves aren’t exactly attracting fans who aren’t crazy enough to want to love them……nor fuck them for that matter (literally, and I assure you nobody wants to fuck zombies anytime soon), why wouldn’t they pass... See full review
Get ready to handle a lot of ruckus to be going on as we about the enter into the 1920s and 1930s and back to the 18th century in "Baccano!"
Baccano! is based on the Japanese light novel series by Ryogho Narita & Katsumi Enami. The anime is told by many points of view with intersecting storylines and plot details and it is also a character ensemble anime because it really focus on more than one character. One part of the series is an elixir which can make you immortal and I already know all of you know what that means, but you can end the life of another immortal by absorbing them... See full review
WARNING: The following review will contain spoilers of the whole show. If you have not watched the whole show, you should immediately leave this review now and see it for yourself but if you heard of it via show and other reviews, then stay tuned.
From what I heard about this anime, some say that this was either the best-worst anime they ever seen, although most of the time, I think the only evidence they can provide was the ending of said anime. Now it was based on a Japanese visual novel from 0verflow in 2005 and later for the PS2 and PSP, which does have minimal gameplay and are viewed... See full review
So…this is somewhat a fascinating sci-fi anime title from Studio BONES, the guys that brought you Wolf’s Rain, Eureka Seven & Xam’d, based on the manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Itsuki.
On that, the plot of the series is that three hundred and fifty years have passed since humans first settled the Balkan star system, located approximately 150 light years from Earth, where a number of planets have been "terraformed" to resemble Earth. Two 11-year-old twins, Thor and Rai, live on the space colony Juno until they come home to find their parents have been... See full review
First, let me influence you on the movie directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1957. The plot is described as that it follows the story of a village of farmers that hire seven master less samurai (ronin) to combat bandits who will return after the harvest to steal their crops. The movie itself is being heralded as “one of the most influential films ever made” by many critics and audiences worldwide, especially since there was a western that was inspired by it called “The Magnificent Seven”, which many people have said that I need to see.
My opinion on the movie that it was a... See full review
I don’t know if you notice lately or before but there was been a numerous amount of anime with vampires in the main element. Much like movies in the past, present and the future, the vampire boom has been around anime ever since the ‘80s (as far as I know) and there were many hits such as Hellsing, Blood: The Last Vampire, Karin, Vampire Hunter D and many others to be named. But I wonder what can be different about this series or different from any vampire media……well, let’s hope it won’t be like that other vampire franchise but let’s focus on this... See full review
The girls-with-guns movement is spotlighted again during my time and this show has come to mind to have some elements of shows like that in the past and wondering that will this be a déjà vu comparison to those other shows? Well, first, the name “CANAAN” is a reference to the Old Testament, describing a land with milk and honey. Also, the anime is based on the scenario of a visual novel game 428: Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de made for the Nintendo Wii and onto a sequel to the game, it centers around three women and their connection to an anti-terrorism summit two years ago... See full review
Are many of us afraid to become a NEET or a hikikomori nowadays? You know, where you basically don’t go to college or have a job, not contributing to society as most people calls it and instead you’re living off your parents for money, becoming closed off to the world, anti-social to everyone you know (or at least that’s what most people think of being anti-social, but mostly to the people you don’t give a shit about) and basically you’re referred to as a freak? Yeah, I’m not going to sugarcoat this but this does exist in the world and it can discourage you at... See full review
When first knowing about this anime and reading/watching other reviews of the series, it’s a space western that much akin to Trigun and there are some major comparisons to that show, which we’ll get into later and believe it as looking into Desert Punk, you’ll recognize some similarities to it.
In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu (Japanese version)" or “Desert Punk (English Version)” – real name being Kanta Mizuno... See full review
Well, here’s the thing about this anime right here. This is a spinoff OVA to their sister series SoulTaker and yet I’m going in without watching the original series. From what I heard about the show, people absolutely hated it, mostly because they found the character Komugi was so annoying in SoulTaker, a whole OVA series that revolves around her would spell anger into a lot of fans, non-fans and even anime reviewers, especially a certain wolf/angel-based reviewer I know. *wink wink*.
Ungrar, the King of Viruses, has escaped from his prison cell in Vaccine World. Maya, the Goddess of... See full review
So……usually, I don’t review anime shows this length but since I’m being blackmailed to it or a certain lynx will reveal my whereabouts to you-know-who, I should probably get started on this. Monster Rancher……Yes, I know the Japanese version of that is Monster Farm but today we are doing the English version that aired on the now-defunct (and fortunately) Fox Kids. Now it is based on a series of life simulation RPG videogames created by Tecmo (the company that brought you Ninja Gaiden & Dead or Alive) having over 14 games across different videogame... See full review
Well, just like when I reviewed Neon Genesis Evangelion back in January 2012, it’s time to look into another mind-fuck anime that was made in the ‘90s, only this time I’m revisiting the works of one writer named Chiaki J. Konaka and character designer Yoshitoshi Abe and yet their only other work I have ever reviewed is Texhnolyze and yet I felt like I couldn’t get into that anime but yet I wonder, what can be different about today’s review? Besides that this is only 13 episodes and it should a breeze to watch, it is still worth the mindfuck.
Here’s a little... See full review
Now before reviewing this, I remember seeing this movie way back on premium movie channel Encore Action and as of today, I questioned why it was shown there considering the movie isn’t much on action but more focused through the drama and hardships of World War II, or in this case, it’s an alternate version of a post-World War II where Germany has taken over Japan, instead of the United States.
After witnessing the suicide bombing of a terrorist girl, Constable Kazuki Fuse becomes haunted by her image, and is forced to undergo retraining for his position in the Capital Police's... See full review
Well, you can say after the debut of Baccano! In Japan and possibly the states, you could say you hope to find more anime that’s similar to this with its’ large cast of enteraining characters and their larger-than-life wild and serial antics but luckily, this series is also adapted by a light novel from the same author Ryohgo Narita and is also made by the same animation company Brains’ Base.
Ryūgamine Mikado is a boy who longs for the exciting life of the big city. At the invitation of his childhood friend Masaomi, he transfers to a school in Ikebukuro. Masaomi has warned him... See full review
I have heard of this series being compared to Neon Genesis Evangelion as its counterpart or rival, although I also see it as being a starter or growing plan of other BONES’ series such as Eureka Seven & Xam’d Last Memories and also that RahXephon has its share of being close to the aforementioned series but it is far from that to what I watched. There is also the fact that the director of the series Yutaka Izubuchi has worked with Hideaki Anno on a few projects together and he helped with the design drafts of the EVA units. ... See full review
Anybody remember the name of Sho Aikawa? Well, people who follow anime and especially manga knows him from doing scripts for Fullmetal Alchemist, Martian Successor Nadesico, Gad Guard & Violence Jack to name a few but with this wholly original idea from him, it actually has a peak of interest in one anime connoisseur to another but once going in, should we be quick to call this a classic in the making? Anyway, in the 14th year of the Tenpo era, there was a secret shrine for “Bansha Aratamesho” (a research institution for foreign literature and learners)...more under the city of... See full review
One thing you got to understand about this type of show is the representation of a utopia, while being something that may be relaxing and it feels like you’re in paradise; they’re not as they say they are and also must have their deepest dark secrets hidden that if you know them, then eventually, you will be hunted down and presumably you will get killed. That is the case with most things in media, such as 1984, 12 Monkeys, Children of Men and other works too much to name. There’s also something else about No. 6 but that is going to come up later in the review. ... See full review
I think I have been too harsh whenever I said that I’m not interested in any form of media that is close to an RPG or has Middle Earth elements but that statement still stand by me because there’s nothing remotely interesting about that genre, aside from most Final Fantasy games (I’m not sure about the other media with the Final Fantasy name) but I’m mostly willing to give one of them a shot especially with this particular title, which has recommended (sort of) from a fellow reviewer I know. Pacifica Casull is the most feared and hated person by the followers of the... See full review
Technically, I just going to describe mostly everything about this anime with its style being which like Studio GAINAX and their latter works like Gurren Lagann, FLCL & Panty and Stocking with Garter belt but to some of you that don’t know that the director of the OVA, Hiroyuki Imaishi, did work for GAINAX since 1995, first as an in-betweener for Neon Genesis Evangelion and then him and the crew with him that did Panty & Stocking left the company to form their own studio, Studio Trigger, but I did sense a bit of inspiration that was brought onto the animation. Pandy and Retro... See full review
When looking into this anime, it’s like looking into an anime version of a... See full review
You know, this isn’t just going to be a review, this is more of a warning sign of what not to do in an anime production or if you intend to watch this (and I know some of you curious enough to watch it will), you might as well be drunk enough to stomach through this one. Garzey's Wing is infamous for having a minimally explained plot, so most ideas of the purpose must be extrapolated. The... See full review
Well, I think it has about time that I get into checking this series out, considering when at the time I was watching Sword Art Online, people were making such references to this series and I having no idea about this show or this franchise, as a matter of fact and while this has the digital world aspect, it also had a RPG (Role-Playing Game) element in it and considering my disinterest in the latter (not hatred, just not that into it) but more into the former, this might be a hard feat to accomplish and wonder how will I enjoy the series. Amidst a popular online role playing game in the near... See full review
Superheroes in general has got the impressive resume nowadays, starting from animated and live-action shows and comics like Superman, Batman, Justice League, Wonder Woman, The Flash and now today, they are part of the every medium, such as movies where many of the all-time highest grossing movies happen to involve superheroes including this one (well, two) movie(s) in 2012 that happened to earn $1 billion worldwide and it really has an appeal out in the western world so how will anime be able to do that subject well? Well, let’s just see right here right now. ... See full review
You know, after watching the series of the same name, I would never think it would continue or developed to be such a big franchise. However, the ending of the series didn’t quite satisfy some folks or that it went some confused and/or dazed (I was just confused some of the time in this show) but luckily after 3-4 years when the series ran in 2006, there was a movie adaptation coming to the fray in 2010 in Japan, but I didn’t know if it was one of those compilation movies where they just put scenes from the show and make it different somehow. ... See full review
There’s something about the Fate franchise that has such a Westernized influence. The show itself (along with its prequel Fate/Zero) is partially derived from a series of visual novel games, made for the PC and then later for the PS2 and PS Vita made by Type-Moon, but like many visual novel games, it didn’t left a mark in the Western part of the world and then in 2006, an anime adaptation was made into the fray as it would come to that eventually.... See full review
So, once again, I’m looking into the world of Madhouse... See full review