Tags: action, anime, comedy, drama, ecchi, fan service, harem, martial arts, mecha, review, romance, school, sci-fi, series, sexy, shounen, super powers, supernatural
What is a guilty pleasure? It’s something you(or I) may like or take pleasure in but wouldn’t want others to know. It’s something we like, though it goes against our ethos. It’s something we are ashamed to like. Star Driver is all of that and more. It’s 25 episodes long and bears many trademarks of the mecha and shounen genres. Continue Reading Star Driver is the definition of a guilty pleasure…
Tags: comedy, complete, drama, jousei, korean, review, romance, school, shoujo, slice of life, webcomics
Tags: action, anime, comedy, complete, drama, ecchi, fan service, gags, harem, magic, review, romance, series, sexy, shounen, slapstick, super powers
Akikan! is a 12 episode anime centered around a harem plot. Kakeru, the main character is a hobbyist who collects cans…one day he drinks from a melon soda can but to his surprise…THE CAN TURNS INTO A HUMAN. Huh? Yea, the first episode doesn’t really make sense…then again, the anime itself barely made much sense either. Something about cans fighting each other and something…I don’t remember much about this anime. It was pretty forgettable. I guess empty can can also mean empty memories.
Tags: comedy, drama, gags, manga, medical, ongoing, recommendation, review, series, slapstick
Saijou no Meii is complete at 11 volumes but isn’t completely scanlated yet, which is why I consider it to be “ongoing”. This is more a recommendation than a review but this should be considered the review for Saijou until it’s actually complete and I can give a full review.
I decided to recommend Saijou no Meii next because it’s also a medical “drama” but it’s completely and utterly different from Team Medical Dragon. They’re both good in their own way but Saijou no Meii is much more about comedy and never takes itself seriously.
Tags: drama, ecchi, manga, mature, medical, nudity, ongoing, psychological, recommendation, seinen, series
Today I’m starting something new…sort of. This isn’t really a review, more of an open recommendation to an ongoing manga.
Team Medical Dragon is superb. If you like serious medical dramas, you’re going to love Team Medical Dragon, guaranteed. Heck, even if you’re not a fan of medical dramas, after reading this there’s a good chance you’ll be one of the converted. Before reading this, I never paid much attention to medical manga but after getting a dose of this manga a year or two ago, suddenly I was on the hunt for medical manga.
Tags: action, anime, comedy, drama, martial arts, review, romance, series, shounen
Kurenai (Kure-nai) feels like a serious show and indeed it is. Yet, there are elements of the story that I just can’t take seriously. Kurenai starts off strong and transitions into a good middle ground but somehow fails the move towards the end. The ending is what left a sour taste and something which could have been done correctly and made Kurenai an anime to remember. The ending is what drags Kurenai down into the “forgettable” lane and simply something I can’t take seriously. I guess that’s my only gripe with Kurenai.
Tags: action, adventure, drama, fantasy, magic, manga, review, romance, series, slow, super powers, supernatural, swordplay, vampires
Vampire Juujikai is all about the story. The art is shoujo-esque but not bad by any means. I’m not a huge fan of shoujo art styles but Juujikai’s art style is tolerable. This manga isn’t about the violence or the action, it’s all about the amazing story and the great characters. Those should be your reasons for reading Vampire Juujikai.
Tags: action, comedy, drama, manga, martial arts, review, romance, series, super powers, supernatural
Samidare(aka Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer) is a 10 volume manga which I feel needs more visibility. Samidare is about a guy who wakes up to find a lizard in his room. This lizard proceeds to speak. Uttering such nonsense as, “Save the world” “Find the princess” and “I’m a lizard knight”. This guy’s name is Yuuhi and he’s totally unfazed by the lizard that no one but he can see. Now, keep in mind that this is only the very beginning and things really develop as you read. Samidare is hopelessly addicting and honestly epic in scope and breadth.
Tags: action, adventure, anime, comedy, drama, ecchi, fan service, fantasy, magic, review, romance, series, super powers, supernatural, swordplay
The Sacred Blacksmith seems like it would be great just from the name alone. Yet, it includes well done art and animations with some great action scenes. Why, then, was I entirely unimpressed and left with a bitter aftertaste? Continue Reading The Sacred Blacksmith was a great letdown…
Tags: action, anime, comedy, drama, martial arts, movie, review, romance
I wanted to love Summer Wars because the animation is simply amazing. Yet, I found myself nitpicking at the art direction. I didn’t like the art but I did like most everything else about Summer Wars. SW is a long adventure into the life of a growing boy and the technology that affects us. Continue Reading Summer Wars – is love in the air?…