Back to ktulu007's Profile ktulu007's Profile

Jul 20, 2016
Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Anime) add
5 people found this review helpful
Koutetsujou no Kabaneri is a Wit Studio original production. The writing was handled by Okouchi Ichiro, who also worked on Code Geass, Shigofumi and the Brave Story film. Yeah, the quality of his work varies a lot. So, how does he do with this one? Let's take a look.

Story:

Our tale takes place in a steam punk world where a zombie-like infection is turning humans into monsters called Kabane. Survivors live in walled cities called stations and travel betwixt them using massive armoured trains. Our protagonist, Ikoma, is a scientist in Aragane station and he's trying to develop a new weapon that can better pierce the read more
I found this review Helpful
Jul 13, 2016
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl (Anime) add
3 people found this review helpful
Kashimashi started as a yuri manga by Akahori Satoru, the same writer behind the generic Bakuretsu Hunters. He was also one of the writers for Kyatto Ninden Teyandee, which was pretty decent. In 2006, the manga got adapted into a twelve episode anime, and a follow up one episode OVA, by Studio Hibari, the same studio behind the mediocre Venus Versus Virus. So, given the people behind it can we anticipate something that's mediocre or just all right or will it surprise us in a positive or negative way? Let's look at Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl and find find out. Keep in mind, I will read more
I found this review Helpful
Jul 6, 2016
Golgo 13 (Anime) add
3 people found this review helpful
Golgo 13 is an ongoing manga written by Saito Takao. A really long running manga at that. It started in 1968. It wasn't until 2008-2009 that it finally got a proper anime adaptation, although it got an OVA in 1998 and an anime film in 1983. The fifty episode series was handled by The Answer Studio, which I don't believe I've ever seen anything else by them. So, after a forty year wait is this anime any good?

Story:

Golgo 13 is one of those series without a major narrative. It's episodic with none of the episodes really affecting what comes after. You could actually watch them read more
I found this review Helpful
2 people found this review helpful
I've reviewed a lot of the Nanoha franchise. The first series, A's, StrikerS, Vivid and I'm sure I'll review the follow up to Vivid when it comes out. Why am I talking about Nanoha? Well, today's offering, Triangle Heart Sweet Songs Forever, is kind of a prequel but not really. The basic gist of it is that this series started as a series of eroges and OVAs called Triangle Heart. Nanoha's character was introduced as the younger sister of two of the main characters in the third instalment, and the one this OVA was adapted from. It was also the last hurrah of the series, read more
I found this review Helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin is an ongoing light novel and manga series by Otorino Kazuma. Both manga and light novel series began publication in early 2012. In 2014 our old friends at A-1 pictures worked on an eleven episode anime version. I haven't read the novels or manga, so I won't be able to tell you how well the anime series follows either of them. I will, however, tell you how well it stands as its own entity. With that in mind, let's delve into it.

Story:

Our protagonist, young Yama Juugo, moves to the man-made Nanae Island after being disowned by his father. Once there read more
I found this review Helpful
Jun 15, 2016
Rokka no Yuusha (Anime) add
6 people found this review helpful
Rokka no Yuusha is an anime based on a series of light novels by Yamagata Ishio. The light novels are still going too. There's also an ongoing manga based on the novels. So, in 2015 there was an anime version from Passione, a studio that also did Rail Wars & Haitai Nanafa, which I haven't seen, and nothing else. They haven't exactly been the most prolific of studios, but maybe that doesn't mean much. They haven't exactly been around for that long. And their few projects could be really good. So, let this serve as my introduction to them as I delve into Rokka no read more
I found this review Helpful
2 people found this review helpful
El Hazard is an anime franchise from the mid 90s. It was written by Tsukimura Ryoe with production by AIC. You may remember them from their work on OreImo, Solty Rei, Blue Gender, Sasameki Koto and several others I've reviewed. The first entry in the El Hazard franchise was Magnificent World, a seven episode OVA which gained enough popularity to spawn two tv anime series, and more OVAs. So, was this OVA actually good enough to warrant that? Let's take a look at El Hazard The Magnificent World and find out.

Story:

We begin our story with high school politics. Because don't all great fantasy tales begin read more
I found this review Helpful
Jun 1, 2016
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Anime) add
4 people found this review helpful
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata began as a series of light novels by Maruto Fumiaki. It's also had multiple manga and, in 2015, A-1 Pictures decided to do an anime version. It's a harem comedy series, like Love Hina, OreImo, Sekirei and some of the other series I've been asked to review and really disliked. Will this be the first harem series I do a full review of that gets a decent score, or will that wait until someone asks me to look at Ranma ½? Let's find out.

Story:

We open with our protagonist, Blandon, picking up a girl's beret after it blows away. This read more
I found this review Helpful
May 25, 2016
Terra Formars (Anime) add
3 people found this review helpful
Terra Formars is an action, horror sci-fi piece. The manga began in 2011, written by Sasuga Yuu and drawn by Tachibana Kenichi. In 2014 we got a two episode OVA and a full thirteen episode series, both of which were handled by Liden Films. A studio that's done nothing I've seen, although I know their names because they're also working on the Berserk sequel that's scheduled to start airing in July. I'm not sure what to expect so let's just take a look at Terra Formars, both the prequel OVA & the TV series.

Story:

In the OVA, we see the ill-fated Bugs-2 mission to Mars where read more
I found this review Helpful
May 18, 2016
Yuri Kuma Arashi (Anime) add
2 people found this review helpful
I was drawn to Yuri Kuma Arashi because I heard its basic premise and it's bizarre. Humans and bears were at war, the humans built a wall to keep peace, some bears sneak into a human school. That's a premise that's likely either going to be awesomely stupid & hilarious or just really stupid. The anime version was handled by Silver Link, and I'm hoping for the best thing I've seen from them. Which wouldn't be difficult given the other works of theirs that I've reviewed. It could be sub-par but not bad and still be the best I've seen from them. Now, the original read more
I found this review Helpful