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Nov 21, 2015
I'm going to be perfectly honest, as children television shows go, particularly anime, Digimon is one of the best examples of going well beyond just selling the audience a silly toy or other apparels. In comparison to the obvious "inspiration" that is Pokemon, it was clear Digimon's story had far more thought put into it, but there are reasons to why Pokemon is more relevant than Digimon in today's pop culture, but this isn't the place to talk about that.

In a "surprising" announcement made over a year ago, Toei animation confirmed another Digimon series in the works. The real surprise, however, was that this new read more
Sep 10, 2013
"She'll take it all and leave you wanting more," that is a quote I found on the retail box set of the this anime, and that latter half of this quote couldn't be more true.

STORY: This is the latest addition to one of Japan's longest running anime franchises, Lupin the Third. This anime attempts to show the series in a new light as something more of a dark and gritty prequel story to the franchise that apparently reveals Fujiko Mine's past. With the spotlight aimed centered on Fujiko Mine, thievery's leading lady in anime. The sexy seductress that steals everything she can finally has her read more
Mar 29, 2013
"We love it when big anime companies repackage the same damn thing in a more consumable product instead of getting more of we loved!" -said no anime fan ever, but in all honestly I'm willing to give this one some incredible leeway... Yes I am a fervent fanboy of this particular series, but at least this one manages to give it's fans so much more than most of the same breed has done in the past.

*coughberserkcoughrurounikenshincough*

Tiger & Bunny The Beginning is, to sum it up simply, a directors cut of episodes 1 and 2 with a lost episode included. Not an actual lost episode, but read more
Sep 28, 2012
Everyone loves a good fairy tail, and most fairy tails often have darker origins than what anyone would suspect. This movie goes dark with a fairy tail back drop that tackles some interesting ideas but doesn't have the proper time to explore them thoroughly enough.

*WARNING, this review is from the perspective of someone who has not read the original manga.*

STORY: Mass disease is a damn frightening thought, no doubts about that. But one that turns you to stone? Oh shit! Talk about being "stoned to death."

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Ahem, anyways King of Thorns is a 110 minute movie made by Sunrise based on a manga series of the read more
Jul 13, 2012
After blood baths and shocking deaths (Well not all too shocking but you get it right?), it's nice to get insight into the "ghost girl" and what troubles her past was filled with.

*This review is written in a way that only those who have seen the anime should read on, there could be spoilers especially if you have yet to get past episode 4 of the series. Also, if I have seem to be forgetting something about the series or have gotten something wrong, please feel free to correct me.*

This ova is the prequel to 2012's only, I'm really really sure of this, horror anime read more
Jun 25, 2012
The standard shonen jump series based movie often have an original story written entirely just for the occasion. . . Or yearly routine, but having a movie based on one of the series many story arcs is either playing it safe with material fans already know of, or it's just simply being lazy. . . And the Yorozuya knows all too well about laziness.

STORY: Gintama Shinyaku Benizakura-hen is the first (And mostly the only) movie for the Gintama franchise, I movie that adapts one of the series' most famous arcs, the Benizakura arc. . . Or more accurately, rehashes the Benizakura arc giving it a read more
Apr 11, 2012
Preliminary
If you can somehow, in some way that is not life threatening, remove your stomach from the rest of your body and sit right next to you, then this anime is a bizarre treat. . . Or at least I wanted to say that. . . .

It's quite a feat to be both an intriguing and somewhat fresh look at the highschool romance genre and physically sickening at the same time, Nazo no Kanojo X is a rare case of doing something different yet doing something that immediately pushes you away, literally.

It's starts out with Akira Tsubaki wondering about how his first girlfriend will be read more
Apr 11, 2012
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Sometimes tragedies are unavoidable, sometimes they are necessary to get a point across. Another accomplishes that with as many victims as it needs, though the results can be a bit on the brainless side when the cast is a bunch of school kids.

STORY: I think it's about time to put something next to the Higurashi series in terms of being a successful horror anime, no Another isn't scary though neither was Higurashi, but Another functions extremely well as a horror story despite some hic ups here and there. Another is 2012's first and maybe only horror anime to come out, but damn, it's a blessing read more
Apr 10, 2012
The existence of .Hack//Quantum immediately brings up the question: How many damn times will Namco Bandai rehash the same story in the same franchise?

STORY: Once upon a time, there was a video game company that made a really popular online game called The World (Though in the real world, the game that is housed within the game has a very questionable popularity, as in does anyone really care for .hack anymore?), the game was an incredibly flawed game where hacking is the only way to do any cool shit, and strange phenomenons that cause people in real life fall unconscious into a coma like state, read more
Mar 31, 2012
Preliminary
This first part of an attempted revival of a beloved franchise starts out as a half complete and completely rushed missed opportunity, where the unnecessary trends of adaptations before it continue and tries to put a spot light on a character who really doesn't need it and fans who know that it shouldn't be on that character.

*This review will be updated when the second half becomes available to watch.*

STORY: As a long time fan and blah, blah, blah, you can guess the rest, and you can definitely guess what I'm about to say: This is a pretty big disappointment.

A project that was doomed at start, read more