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May 15, 2019
Recently, there's been a lot of discussion over Sonic's Hollywood debut and how the trailer makes it look like absolute rubbish, particularly with the horrific design for the character himself. Because that's how Hollywood does adaptations. They think they can do better and make things more marketable if they just ignore the source they're adapting from completely. But I digress. In early 1996, The Blue blur got an anime adaptation in the form of a two episode OVA from Studio Pierrot. And I'm going to look at it to provide some background into Sonic adaptations. 

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We open with a shadowy figure in a laboratory. He rants read more
May 8, 2019
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is based off of a light novel and manga by Kamoshida Hajime. In late 2012, early 2013, JC Staff put out an anime based off of it. It's tough to judge anything in advance based off of that since JC Staff has worked on great anime like Flying Witch & Yami No Matsuei as well as mediocre anime like Toradora and rubbish anime like Puni Puni Poemii & Voogie's Angel. Only the future will tell where this one falls. 

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Sorata is a student who's found himself banished to Sakurasou, the dorm where they put all the problem students. He's there on account read more
May 1, 2019
Way back when I started, before I knew what the hell I was doing, I reviewed a Xebec series called Bakuretsu Hunters. I basically said it was bland, generic fare with great acting and music, weak characters and an over-abundance of fan-service. Well, I've come a long way since that review and that series had an OVA. So, we're looking at that today. 

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Each of the three episodes deals with something different. In the first, our protagonists find themselves at a hot spring where Carrot is determined to have a night visit with anyone except Tira or Chocolate. Meanwhile, a young boy we've never seen before read more
Apr 24, 2019
I've talked about Studio Ghibli's output a lot. In doing so I've covered the good, the mediocre & the Tales from Earthsea. This week, we're covering their latest film based off of an English children's novel. 

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Sasaki Anna is dealing with a lot. She suffers from social anxiety, self loathing and asthma. Plus her parents died without leaving her a mansion, butler and the money to study every conceivable martial art. Her adopted mother decides to send her to a more rural area for a while, hoping it will be good for her asthma. Once there, Anna finds herself drawn to an old, abandoned mansion. Strangely, read more
Apr 17, 2019
Golden Kamuy is an anime from just last year. It's based off a Noda Satoru manga that's been going since 2014 and the anime was handled by Geno studio. No relation to a certain marionette with a gun arm. So, I don't know anything about either the writer or studio. Let's dive right into the series. We'll just be looking at series one today. I might look at the second another time. 

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The story is set shortly after the Russo-Japanese war. Our hero, "Immortal" Sugimoto fought in the war as a soldier and always managed to survive in spite of being put into many deadly situations. Since read more
Apr 10, 2019
Fushigi no Kuni no Miyuki-chan is a two episode Madhouse OVA based off of a relatively short, comedic Clamp manga. I have talked about Clamp's works quite a bit since I've also reviewed xxxholic, Blood-C, Cardcaptor Sakura & Magic Knight Rayearth. So far, only one of those has been largely negative. So, that's not the worst record out there. But let's see what happens with this one.

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Our heroine, Miyuki, wakes up one morning after a nightmare we don't get to see. She notices she's running late and hurries to school with toast in her mouth. Which is a completely original gag that has never been used read more
Apr 3, 2019
Mahoutsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora is based off of a manga series by Yamada Norie. Technically, it’s the second part of the series but it’s also the one I was asked to review and it looks like it’s set in the same universe as the first, but unrelated. Hal Film Maker handled the adaptation. You may remember them as the studio behind such anime as Bottle Fairy & Dokuro-chan. Given that one of those was quite good and the other was shite, I don’t know what to anticipate. So, let’s just look and see.

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We open with our heroine, Suzuki Sora, being accepted read more
Mar 27, 2019
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid dragon is a series I've heard a lot about but never watched. The anime came out two years ago based off of a manga by the same writer who brought us Komori-san wa Kotowarenai. The adaptation was handled by Kyoto animation who brought us K-on, Nichijou, Hyouka & Koe no Katachi. So, a wide array of quality there. Let's see how this one holds up. 

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Kobayashi lives alone, doesn't have many friends to speak of and doesn't seem to much care for her job. One day, her world opens up when she's about to leave her flat, only to find a dragon staring at read more
Mar 23, 2019
I've reviewed two instalments in  this franchise. The first being Bubblegum Crisis and the second being the AD Police spin-off, which was garbage. Now it's time to look at the sequel that came out from mid to late '91, Bubblegum Crash. Let's hope it's more like Crisis and doesn't resemble AD. 

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We open with an armoured vehicle full of mech suits committing a robbery. The AD Police are called to the scene, but since the culprit isn't an over-sexed, creepy woman, they're useless. The mech suits escape. We soon join the Knight Sabers, Nene, Linna & Priss. Nene wants the three of them to get their read more
Mar 20, 2019
Re:Creators is a 2017 anime from Troyca, a studio I've never watched an anime from. Although this and Yagate Kimi ni Naru are going to change that. I don't know when I'll actually watch and review that one, but it's going to happen. 

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The premise of the series gets us off to a good start. Basically, every time a writer crafts a work of fiction, they create a world. Mine are full of rainbows and women doing the majority of important things, clearly. Things take a twist when certain, popular characters start crossing over into our world. Some of them want to watch the world burn, others read more