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Jan 3, 2015
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I prefer the manga. The drawing in the anime isn't that good, and I wasn't impressed with the voice-work, either. The plot is the same familiar one as in the manga - though with lesser details, of course. A nice watch, sure, but nothing to be impressed about. (Then again, I think the manga is brilliant, so it is rather hard to beat that :D)
Aug 1, 2014
I'm not overly familiar with Punisher's character, but I would say he brought a lot of darkness into this film: the action had more violence to it than usual, although it was still kept mostly off-screen for the sake of this title being aimed at a younger generation.

While the story was entertaining, I wasn't overly fond of Black Widow's portrayal in this one. Her being one of the titular characters, that was a real downer for me, personally - not to speak of the somewhat unconventional, unnecessary romantic element that should have worked, but felt a little flat and one-dimensional despite the life they tried read more
Aug 1, 2014
The movie started so amazingly well, with the characters, art and all.

But the end? The last third of the movie was a mess. Things weren't explained, at all, and it felt like they decided incoherent was better than giving the movie another half an hour to properly execute the final scenes. I'm so disappointed they would let a perfectly good film go to waste like that.

All in all, I enjoyed Iron Man and War Machine, Black Widow and Hawkeye teaming up to take down Iron Man, and even the Punisher, although I only know the guy by name.

With a little (or, a lot) of polishing read more
May 16, 2014
It's been a while since I've watched anime (and yaoi, for that matter). As such, I can't really compare this to any other series/OVA, but here are a few thoughts circling in my mind:

Either the Japanese concept of consent is very different from what I have learned, or they just showcase it this way in fiction (I remember this has bugged me a little before, too); a common trait in this series seemed to be the uke rejecting the seme, for whatever reason - especially the physical, sexual advances - even after love confessions had been uttered and they were in a relationship, which seemed read more
Nov 22, 2013
The Pokémon franchise has the track record of playing the amnesiac game whenever a new season starts on TV, but so far the movies have done a good job of remembering their facts. Not this time: Ash has actually met Mewtwo twice by now, in two separate movies, but unless there are two Mewtwos that were created in Team Rocket labs, Ash has no recollection of meeting this one - nor does the sex-changed-Mewtwo recall meeting Ash and learning some valuable lessons of humanity and acceptance.

That aside, this movie is a somewhat touching tale of a group of revived Pokémon, Genesect, who are brought to read more
Nov 12, 2013
This movie was nothing surprising on the Pokemon front: Ash, Iris and Cilan get caught up in another adventure, this time with a new Pokemon called Keldeo - whose interrupted battle with a powerful dragon-type Kyurem has put Keldeo's friends at risk.

After a somewhat slow beginning with Keldeo desperately trying to prove itself, the story picked up and rolled steadily all the way to the end. The story itself wan't surprising, with Ash encouraging Keldeo to face its fears and the eventual conclusion which really shouldn't surprise anyone in this concept.

Team Rocket didn't get featured (other than in a blink-and-miss shots irrelevant to the movie read more
Jul 28, 2012
Ah, Iron Man! There's never enough of you.

I viewed the English version, although I'm interested in the Japanese version (mostly because in the aftermath of Robert Downey Jr. playing Tony Stark, Adrian Pasdar sounded off for all his efforts).

Tony Stark sets his sights on Japan in search for clean energy, ready to retire Iron Man, but things are never so easy for a superhero, now are they? Faced with a new group of enemies - calling themselves the Zodiac - and unlikely allies, he tries to win over the people of Japan and save himself, his company and the world in the process.

The art and read more
Jul 28, 2012
When I finished reading the manga of the same name, I had mixed feelings about it; the story was different and definitely thrilling, the art beautiful, but the story progressed slowly.

The anime fixed any problems regarding that.

There is nothing new to the story, compared to manga. The story remains the same, although there are some small pieces missing. A notebook falls from the shinigami world, picked up by Light Yagami - a bored, intelligent young man who seizes this opportunity with minimal hesitation. Write down a person's name and they will die. Get more elaborate, and the death shall follow instructions if possible. Throw in read more
Apr 1, 2012
Pokémon franchise has been long known for making two to three versions of their games, adding small changes to make each different yet similar, but I think this is the first time with a movie. Nice idea, although I think it's... not worth it, really.

I first watched the "Zekrom version"; Ash and friends, as usual, are traveling, and meet a group of friends after helping a couple Deerling out of danger. They get more than they bargained for when their new friends, who are part of the People of the Vale, hope to restore their old, now destroyed home to its former glory.

Much as I read more
Aug 13, 2011
I had the audio in Japanese only, so I had no idea what was being said. Personally I don't like it when the voices of Pokémon are spoken by humans (and this is what they did here). Sure, in an all-Pokémon episode it is a great help when explaining the story, but in the main TV show they've managed without it just fine, bringing Meowth in to explain things if need be.

The story was simple: Azumarill is coming to a Pokémon festival, but gets kidnapped by a Skarmory on the way there. A rescue mission is sent out to get back their signing star, and read more