Alright! From the people who brought us the full Tsukihime english translation patch, Mirror Moon: The Fate scenario (or Sabre route, if you prefer) is fully translated and ready for use. So for those of you who have the game (or know where to get it) and want to know what's going on as it happens, rather than referring to a guide or overview, this should satisfy...at least until you want to complete the Rin and Sakura routes, heh.
This week it's a journey under the sea to visit Seto no Hanayome, a series with a main character that is absolutely guaranteed to wake up swimming with the fishies some day. Mermaids, sea crabs with assault shells, and fathers who don't know when to let go of their daughters... what could possibly go wrong? Read the review to find out, folks... don't forget your cement overshoes. King Triton was never THIS overprotective.
Yet another update this week, making it three in a single day! After a conversation with K`thardin, I decided it was time to add a new Dragon's Den article. The new series Claymore has been top on my mind lately, with some damned good writing, and very effective animation... but Claymore is based on a manga, and I can't help but notice some of the things that have gone missing in the transition from manga to anime. So, I present to you Lost in Translation; a look at what an anime looses when it gains the power of speech and movement.
Here I take a break from discussing the fandom in general to address something a little more personal and serious; that being some things a fanboy should watch out for while courting a fangirl. This may especially be important if this is the first real relationship the fanboy has been in, and could use a little advice if he feels something's just not right.
So what do you get when you take a girl with a sword big enough to make the Rayearth characters jealous, add in a young man with the sort of balls most anime males wish they had, and throw in some critters that like to snack on humans? I'm taking a look at Claymore this week, a series that has set about answering just that question, and is doing a damned nice job of it thus far. It's a surprisingly deep take on a story that might seem, on the face of it, to have been done before, and we're only three episodes in.
So, I know things have been pretty slow, but there have been a few things going on. So, I'll round it up here at the end (or is that beginning?) of the week.