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Jul 20, 2016
The Hyperdimension Neptunia series of Japanese role playing games have been relatively successful over the last years, even spawning remakes on the PS Vita and some weird looking rhythm dancing game subtitled producing perfection that has little or nothing to do with the main series. Naturally an anime series was commissioned and to date two manga series. We will be looking at the first manga series Choujigen Game Neptune – Megami Tsuushin in this review.

The story loosely follows the events of the games. My personal favourite tropes of the series such as it’s inherently meta nature, and 4th wall breaking dialogue remain. The biggest focus read more
Jul 20, 2016
If you’ve finished ‘The Second Barrage’ chances are you will be hungry for more. There isn’t any real sense of completion to the second season. I don’t know whether this was intentional or because they wanted to leave the show open for a possible third season. So in this sense the OVA does technically give a resolution. We also find out the full story about Revy’s past. It was already previously mentioned that she had a difficult childhood so actually showing what happened doesn’t add anything to her character. Revy was interesting because of her wicked sense of humor and unapolagetic way of living. ‘Roberta’s read more
Jul 20, 2016
I feel as if the writers decided they needed to outdo the previous season of Black Lagoon with ‘The Second Barrage’ and ended up getting some mixed results. For the most part they succeeded tremendously with the exception of the first arc which centers around child killers. This season begins with some of the edgiest episodes imaginable. Our team of mercenaries end up crossing paths with a pair of psychopathic children who escaped from their lives as slaves. This part of the narrative doesn’t fit the tone set in the first series and ends up feeling very jarring.

So with that out of the way let’s read more
Jul 20, 2016
Nuns, Nazi’s, soldiers, maids, terrorists, ninjas, this anime truly does have every possible type of antagonist. It’s truly bombastic and doesn’t have much pre-tense of creating a believable World. It isn’t long before we see our cast of heroes go driving up a ramp and flying 80 feet into in the air in a gunboat on a collision course with a Hind D attack helicopter. It goes without saying you shouldn’t be expecting realism. If all of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s action movies where packed into an anime this would be it. Expect to see platoons worth of soldiers mowed down by little more than our heroine read more
Aug 16, 2014
‘Welcome to the NHK’ is an anime focused around hikikimori disease. To those who don’t know a Hikikomori is someone who never leaves there house or apartment, in the West we would see this as something like agoraphobia, or social dysfunction.

With such a weighty subject you’d think this anime would be truly deep, perhaps even to the point of analyzing the complex nature of Japanese society as an insight to the rest of the World so that we could finally comprehend why someone might spend their entire lives indoors.
Well no. The main protagonist Tatsuhiro Satou is a 20 something college drop-out hikikimori. His read more