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Oct 3, 2015
Critic’s Log - October 3, 2015. Review #101: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

The original Fullmetal Alchemist anime was constructed, deconstructed, and reconstructed to stand on its own. It was given its own movie to continue where it left off but also conclude its story. Fullmetal Alchemist was also given a second adaptation which was Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. It was more faithful to Hiromu Arakawa’s Masterpiece than the first series ever was. After Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood finished its run, it was announced that the franchise would get a second movie. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was a great reward after the success of the original FMA read more
Oct 3, 2015
Critic’s Log - October 3, 2015. Supplemental Review of FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD

Well… I went over Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and it’s OVA’s and it turns out I got another thing to talk about before I go over a certain anime movie. I am referring to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Comic Theater

I have no reason to give a synopsis about this one because this whole entire thing is a self-aware parody of the series. This anime is inspired by the manga omakes that were at the end of a volume of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. Interestingly enough, 99% of the segments are parodies of some of the events read more
Oct 3, 2015
Critic’s Log - October 3, 2015. Supplemental Review of FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD

I remembered that the original Fullmetal Alchemist had some OVA’s. One of them was some comedic in-joke on the people that worked on the series as if the characters were actors. Another was a little sequence that feels like the epilogue to the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime. Then there was a Live-action OVA, an Interactive OVA, and then a Recap OVA. To be honest, these OVA’s don’t really add much to the original Fullmetal Alchemist and I found most of them pointless. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was fortunate to have OVA’s that actually add to read more
Oct 3, 2015
Critic’s Log - October 3, 2015: Review #100: FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD

Anime… it is a medium that continuously constructs, some of them deconstruct certain genres (or deviate from the source material), and some of them are reconstructions (in other words... remakes and retellings). But it is not a flawless medium. In order for an anime series to succeed, effort of equal value and money must be given. That is how the Anime Industry works, but what could equal the value of a Masterpiece?

The time is at hand for me to review… FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD!

Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of read more
Sep 30, 2015
Critic’s Log - Supplemental Review: The Tatami Galaxy Specials

I must say that I was not aware of the Specials for The Tatami Galaxy and I will just make this quick.

The first Special “Land Submarine, to the South Pole” is very strange and it really is not as visually appealing like the series.

The second Special “Land Submarine, to the Women’s bath ~Bed Chamber Investigation Team’s Rose colored search~ looks sloppy and it is pointless.

The third and final Special “Land Submarine of Love and Fishing” is okay I suppose.

Gee, a short review this was… Well, even though these specials were made after The Tatami Galaxy’s run… read more
Sep 30, 2015
Critic’s Log - September 30, 2015. Review #99: The Tatami Galaxy

Masaaki Yuasa was born on March 16, 1965 in Fukuoka, Japan. He is an Anime Director that many consider to be unique in the Anime industry. His style is unique indeed. He is known for titles such as Mind Game, Kemonozume, Kaiba, Ping Pong, and the anime I am reviewing. Sadly, almost all of Masaaki Yuasa’s work are unlicensed in the United State, this one on the other hand did get licensed but not much has been done to it in terms of a home release in the U.S.

Here is my review of The read more
Sep 24, 2015
Critic’s Log - September 24, 2015. Review #98: D.N. Angel

Since I reside in the United States, I am fully aware that some people enjoy watching an Anime dubbed for specific reasons. I have a bilingual preference when it comes to Anime. I like watching Anime subbed and dubbed. When I do rewatch a certain Anime, I would go with the version I enjoyed the most or the one that I think that was the better version. There are some Anime that are good in either version. When it comes to English Dub Voice Actors, Men tend to favor Steve Blum, maybe it’s because he’s got read more
Aug 10, 2015
*SPOILER ALERT: some parts of this review will spoil things from the first season on Code Geass.

Critic’s Log – August 10, 2015. Review #97: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2.

I was listening to Radiohead’s fifth album “Amnesiac” and I only liked a few songs in it. Why do I bring them up, because Britannia has awesome music Wait, what am I talking about? Oh that’s right! Here’s CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2!

One year has passed since the failure of the Black Rebellion. Britannia has assigned Area 11 to a "correctional education" status, where the Japanese people are made an example of by read more
Aug 10, 2015
Critic’s Log – August 10, 2015. Review #96: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

7 years have passed since I first watched this particular anime, this was a fond memory of my high school days. Well, it is time that I review this series at last. This is CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion!

The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons known as the Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people are called “Elevens”. A Britannian , Lelouch, vowed to his Japanese friend Suzaku that he would one day destroy Britannia. Years later, Lelouch is in high read more
Jul 14, 2015
Critic’s Log – July 14, 2015. Review #95: The Rose of Versailles

When it comes to World History, The French Revolution was always a fascinating subject to me. There happens to be one anime that is a portrayal of French History and even the French Revolution, even if the whole thing is a build-up to the French Revolution. The anime I am referring to is… THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES

Oscar Francois de Jarjayes was raised as if she was a boy, she would later command the palace guards at Versailles in the years before the French Revolution. Her beauty as well as her strong noble spirit read more