Star Driver is the definition of a guilty pleasure

May 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Posted in Anime Reviews, Anime TV Series Reviews | Leave a comment
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Yes Ma'am!

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…

Kenji

April 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Posted in Complete Manga Review, Manga Reviews | Leave a comment
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Yea, my broom style is deadly.

Kenji is a 21 volume manga about martial arts, growing up and taking a journey. I started reading this manga a while ago but it wasn’t complete then. It finally finished recently and I got back into Kenji very easily. Kenji is an addicting adventure romp with enough action to ensnare your interest from beginning to end. Continue Reading Kenji…

Kurenai OVA comes at us with a different approach

February 21, 2011 at 3:14 am | Posted in Anime OVA Reviews, Anime Reviews | Leave a comment
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Pool scene in the beginning...genius!

Kurenai OVA bases the character’s looks on the manga much more than the series did. The Kurenai series made many changes to the character models, which I actually didn’t know about until I found out about the Kurenai OVA. I haven’t read the Kurenai manga yet but I’ll get to it sometime. Anyway, Kurenai OVA is 2 episodes long and it has a different atmosphere to it than the series.
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Kurenai the series shows its serious side

February 20, 2011 at 2:43 am | Posted in Anime Reviews, Anime TV Series Reviews | Leave a comment
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You better be, you jerk!

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.

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Flame of Recca manga review

February 15, 2011 at 3:08 am | Posted in Complete Manga Review, Manga Reviews | Leave a comment
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He just got shot down!

First of all, I’d like to point out that if you’ve ever tried any other work by Anzai Nobuyuki, none of them even begin to compare with Flame of Recca. His other works include Mar, Mar Omega and Mixim 11. Mar was alright, haven’t tried Mar Omega and Mixim 11 is his latest work but also his worst. I couldn’t even read more than a couple chapters of Mixim, he tries to appeal to a younger audience while making mature type perverted humor. It simply didn’t work and came across as really weird and uninteresting. But this isn’t a review about Mixim 11 so I’ll end that rant here.

Flame of Recca is Anzai’s earlier work but it’s also his best, in my opinion. Recca is a manga that isn’t afraid to be dark. There are moments where you realize how twisted and dark it’s become and how well it fits into the story, even with the silly moments. Recca is a 33 volume manga so it’s not a quick read but you may be amazed at how quickly you can get through it.

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SWOT review

February 13, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Posted in Complete Manga Review, Manga Reviews | Leave a comment
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He's a vampire!

SWOT is a three volume manga with only 20 chapters. There’s also a oneshot but it’s basically the same thing. SWOT is a typical Shounen type manga. A story that barely makes sense, gratuitous amount of fight scenes with wall shattering “martial arts”. Also, buxom girls that are later added to try and garner attention…the mangaka drew some great girls but couldn’t save his manga. It looks to have been canceled early, the story kept hinting at a long series but ultimately rushed to an ending.

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Ga-rei the manga

February 13, 2011 at 3:20 am | Posted in Complete Manga Review, Manga Reviews | Leave a comment
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Hey good lookin'

Ga-rei(The Enchained Spiritual Beast) has ghosts, swords and cute girls.

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Hoshi no Samidare or Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer

February 11, 2011 at 2:04 am | Posted in Complete Manga Review, Manga Reviews | Leave a comment
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Omg the chosen one is psychotic!

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.

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Summer Wars – is love in the air?

February 7, 2011 at 3:03 am | Posted in Anime Movie Reviews, Anime Reviews | Leave a comment
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Ozma is boss

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?…

Tekken – better now than it was years ago

January 17, 2011 at 12:14 am | Posted in Anime Movie Reviews, Anime Reviews | 1 Comment
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Tekken was the last movie I watched recently, so I’ll start off my reviews here. I’ve actually seen Tekken a long time ago but I re-watched it yesterday because I couldn’t remember anything from the movie…and because it was mentioned in passing on a reddit thread, something else I recently got into, obsessively. Continue Reading Tekken – better now than it was years ago…

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