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Jan 1, 2016
In the world of entertainment in this case anime, it's usually a crime punishable by ridicule to not fall into the hive mind. One may find themselves victim of the hairy eyebrow simply for seeing something from a totally different perspective. In regards to the Slayers series, at least before Slayers Revolution and Slayers Evolution R; it was pretty much mandatory to at least think of Slayers Try as the inferior series of the franchise. Many of the complaints I heard about the series is the unfamiliar feel to its predecessors: "the comedy and silliness simply isn't the same", it's different", and other criticisms of read more
Dec 31, 2015
Tokkou (Anime) add (All reviews)
Based on the manga of the same name which was written by Tohru Fujisawa and directed by Masashi Abe. Tokko is an action anime that dabbles in the supernatural and Japanese mysticism. It involves a group of supernatural detectives taking on supernatural threats, in this case it's some type of zombie like creatures possessed by demons whom devour the living. Many naysayers hit on the unoriginal feel of the series, yet I can outright ignore just how derivative the story is, because the real problems are stale characters, unnecessary filler, bad story progression, poor interactions, plus a rushed and unfinished ending. This is more than read more
Dec 30, 2015
Slayers was such a smash hit and a wonderful action/comedy series with so much potential it was a must that it would see a sequel. Thus, a year later Slayers Next would be released and fans could enjoy the newest adventures featuring Lina Inverse and crew. When moving into a new series which laid out the ground work so well in the original, one would hope that none of the charm is left out while along the way making some improvements. Slayers Next definitely sticks to what made the series great for sure: the wit, comedy, action, mild development, it's there; yet at the same read more
Dec 29, 2015
Anime featuring characters fighting for whatever reasons has been a dime a dozen for as long as anyone can remember. I am a fan of these types of titles, but even I'll admit that they have grown quite stale over the years with so many of them borrowing heavily from Dragonball Z.

Fortunately, every once in a while something would show up with so much more to offer than just the next fight. Fighting Spirit aka Hajime No Ippo is one of those shows, and it has actually been among my favorite anime of this type for several years. The plot follows Ippo whom found read more
Dec 27, 2015
Blood+ (Anime) add (All reviews)
I must say that I did not like the original movie Blood the Last Vampire, and I seen it a few times trying to find the overall brilliance. Sadly for me, it was nothing more than an exercise in advanced animation techniques. I praised it for very sharp attention to detail in regards to the visuals. However, I thought it was very close to worthless in other areas. The story left a lot to be explored and when I heard about Blood+ being a 50 episode series based on Saya; I figured here goes that missing part to the story. Contrary to what some folks read more
Dec 27, 2015
Slayers (Anime) add (All reviews)
Whenever I was asked which time period I found to be anime's finest hour the 90's has always been my answer and I don't see my take on that changing any time soon. I find this time period the most ambitious as anime became quite more innovative expanding on multiple genres. Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Berserk, and various others are directly responsible for boosting the genre's credibility; and as a result anime was no longer something one had to be ashamed to admit they were actually fans of. Many series had plenty of depth and characters people could relate read more
Nov 8, 2015
The Dragon Ball Z movies had become the living definition of money grabbers after the 7th movie. Many non fans would actually argue even before that. The movies were severely lacking in creativity and imagination, to where the writers found themselves either resorting to gimmicks or just playing copy and paste with stories. Therefore, I remember coming into this expecting the same thing, which was why I put it off for way over a year after its US release date. When I finally gave it a look; I was surprised with the solid effort as it did manage to work well with its key elements; read more
Nov 7, 2015
When I look back on the very first DBZ movie, I always find it ironic how it's actually among the best in the line up. Each of the following movies venture the exact same path, which is to provide the viewer with low brow entertainment through lots of action and comedy. I have no beef with this. The problem is, once you get pass the first batch of movies, you start to sense the lack of innovation and even creativity. They become unbelievably gimmicky and that feel of a cash in is all over the place. Dragon Ball Z is definitely an anime series you read more
Nov 7, 2015
Well, the dismantlement of Broly continued with yet another horrid entry into the DBZ line up, and it's really sad too when considering Broly was a character with so much potential. He was probably the most interesting character since Frieza, and he had this certain charisma about him that seemed to disappear with each sequel. Now Bio Broly is probably the most hated DBZ movie and rightfully so. Personally I have a hard time billing it as the worst or my most hated, because I can think of at least two that are truly horrendous. The writers try to tie this one into the main read more
Nov 7, 2015
Broly: The Second Coming is quite possibly the worst out of the DBZ movies. I mean this movie is absolutely terrible from the beginning to around the last three minutes. Dragonball Z has always been something that was heavily focused on its action. Unfortunately, the action takes a backseat to some horrible and very annoying comedy, and it doesn't even deliver on the action when it finally gets there. Also, like the previous movies, this is not something a newbie can jump into. Someone new to the franchise will be completely lost, but for the fans, this actually feels like it could have taken place read more