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Jun 10, 2021
I’ve already gone through the first two films in this trilogy and now it’s time to look at the third. See if, unlike Unlimited Blade Works, it manages to have a satisfying conclusion. Because I’m honestly getting a little frustrated with this franchise and its great premise, decent build ups and complete letdown conclusions.

Story:

We open with Shirou finding Shinji’s corpse. We quickly learn that the monster within Sakura comes from the Matou family trying to fashion her into a grail and our heroes find themselves in a race against time to save her.

Let’s start with the big problem in this film and one that’s starting to look like read more
Jun 2, 2021
Vinland Saga is a mid to late 2019 anime based off of an ongoing manga that began publication in early 2005. The manga was created by Yukimura Makoto and the anime adaptation was brought to us by Wit. That's right, the studio behind Shingeki no Kyojin and Kabaneri. How exciting for us.

Story:

The bulk of our tale takes place during the Viking invasion of England in 1013. History buffs will remember that as the event that started Cnut the Great's rise. Our main protagonist is the teenaged Thorfinn son of Thors who follows the mercenary Askeladd and his band into battle in hopes of read more
May 27, 2021
A couple weeks back I looked at the first film in the Fate/Stay Heaven's Feel trilogy. It was okay. The main issue it suffered was one that seems common to a lot of these Fate anime, Shirou is rubbish. But let's take a look at the second film and see if it improves at all.

Story:

We open where Presage Flower left off. Saber has been absorbed by a strange red and black creature. Shirou is an entire toolbox. Zouken and Assassin are causing major problems. In Lost Butterfly, Shirou and Rin rescue Sakura from her brother, discover some uncomfortable truths about her past, go read more
May 21, 2021
Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins is a short ONA based off of the Wii U game. It was handled by Wit studio and designed to advertise the game. Which was a kind of pointless move given that it was on a system very few people bought. Don't get me wrong, the Wii U was a solid system with some really good games. It just flopped. Either way, let's check out the animation.

Story:

We open with Andross planning revenge against General Pepper. This is quickly followed by our introduction to the Starfox team aboard the Great Fox and enjoying some leisure. This is read more
May 16, 2021
Toki no Daichi: Hana no Oukoku no Majo is an OVA from the late 90s based off of a manga. It's from Magic Bus. That's right. The studio that gave us Mad Bull 34, Dragoon & Phantom Yuusha Densetsu. That's not a good sign. But let's give it a try.

Story:

The tale takes place in a fantasy world where a trio of adventurers is searching for information about the deadly dragon, Diablos. Only to find themselves embroiled in a country's conflict involving an attempted coup.

The biggest problem with the narrative is just that it's kind of standard. The whole plot to usurp the read more
May 8, 2021
I've talked about the Fate franchise a few times. It hasn't always been positive. I like the concept, but then you get rubbish main characters like Shirou and plot problems. Let's hope these films are a bit better than Unlimited Blade Works. We'll start with the first and go from there.

Story:

The narrative opens basically the same way as Fate/Stay Night or Unlimited Blade Works. Rubbish protagonist, Emiya Shirou, encounters a servant at school, ends up summoning Saber and has to have the situation explained in monosyllabic words as he is very stupid. The film basically covers the first part of this version of read more
Apr 30, 2021
Hoshi no Umi no Amuri is a Studio Hibari original from 2008. We remember them for their work on the horrendous Kashimashi and the mediocre Venus Versus Virus. So, great sign there. Let's delve into it and hope for the best.

Story:

We open with a group of girls travelling through space when their shuttle is attacked and they find themselves floating in space. That is until they're dragged away by strange beings for nefarious purposes and have a super sentai style group sent to rescue them. Fortunately, they find floating capsules with special transformation suits that can draw out their powers.

Let's talk about the read more
Apr 3, 2021
Stand my Heroes is an anime based off of a mobile otome game. It came out late '19. It was produced by M.S.C, a studio I'm completely unfamiliar with. Although their big thing seems to be anime about tennis. This one was a request, so let's look into it.

Story:

Our heroine is Izumi Rei, a law enforcement officer who's immune to drugs and, as such, gets chosen to act as a scout for Stand, a new unit that's designed to handle drug crimes. While doing her job and looking for people to join Stand, she stumbles into a conspiracy.

Let's start with the problem read more
Mar 21, 2021
Panzer Dragoon is a classic game. It was released in ’95 for the Saturn and stands alongside titles like Nights and Shining Force III as a worthwhile game from a console that didn’t offer many. In late ’96, Sega partnered with Production IG to create a promotional OVA for the game. Since the sequel had just been released earlier that year and all. Let’s have a look.

Story:

The OVA somewhat follows the game’s story. Keil is part of a hunting party when they run into a battle between a blue and black dragon. The blue dragon’s rider is killed and Keil finds himself entrusted with read more
Mar 12, 2021
I've talked about the Transformers before and it's a subject I'll definitely come back to when I decide to sit down and re-watch Beast Wars for a bonus review. But this time around we'll be looking at one of the many anime versions that came out. To be specific, the early 90s OVA Transformers Zone brought to us by Toei and Takara.

Story:

Our story begins with the evil Destrons attacking a peaceful planet. Fortunately, the heroic Cybertrons are there to save the day. So, just think of Destrons and Cybertrons as the terms for Decepticons and Autobots in this. In any case, the Destrons quickly read more