Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you're all having fun and with those you love. For our gift to you, we give you a new review, that of Kaze no Stigma, or Stigma of the Wind. A fantastic series that you can buy in full from the link on the review or stream from Netflix in its entirety (and I wonder if they have an associates program...have to check that out). It's a great way to spend Christmas Day, especially if you're tired of the same old in anime, for this is not any of the same old.

Check out the review, and if you think this is your thing, check out the anime. I liked it a lot, and you may too. Again, Merry Christmas all! I think I may watch it again myself.

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Saturday, 25 December 2010 00:12

Kaze no Stigma (TV, 2007)

Overview

There once was a young boy by the name of Kazuma Kannagi who was found to have none of the hereditary power of Ejutsu, the ability to control fire, that his entire family wielded. This became a source of constant ridicule, petty (and not so petty) bullying, and constant shame. Eventually this came to its culmination one day in his exile at a very young age after his defeat by a distant relative, Ayano Kannagi, in the bout to decide who would be the heir to the family and wield its family sword, Enraiha and all the power it contained. Weak, broken, and betrayed by those who were supposed to love and care for him, he left to make his own way in the world or die. Several years later he has come home, now going by the name Kazuma Yagami, with a new power, the Fujutsushi; the power to control air. And he is very VERY pissed off.

Published in Anime Reviews
Monday, 06 December 2010 23:46

Star Wars - The Clone Wars Seasons 1-2

And These Are The Good Guys?

Warning: this Review and Rant contains some “spoilers”

A Review of and Rant on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, complete seasons one and two, as presented on Blu-Ray Disc under the logo imprimatur of LucasFilm ™ & WB ™

Published in Anime Reviews
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 19:45

Time For An Evil Overlord, Grade School Edition

I'm not entirely certain when I'll be done with my videos; this past year was something of a screw-up and a half on all fronts. It was bound to happen eventually. Ah well, in any event, I'd like to direct your attention to a G rated training simulator on how to be an evil overlord, otherwise known as Little King Story. It has everything you could possibly want, death and blood by the gallons, a harem of princesses, treacherous ministers, womanizing, an army of minions who'll do your bidding, womanizing (really, that needs to be said twice), assassinating kings, killing their subjects, and taking their land and women (I'm sensing a pattern here...)

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Wednesday, 03 November 2010 19:34

Little King Story (Wii, 2009)

Overview

Once upon a time, there was a young boy playing in his room, keeping the loneliness at bay; trying to hold back the gloom…

Where upon four mischievous rats, with their eyes that bulged and their claws that scratched, stole his toys with a speed, though he tried, the he could not hope to match.

Running and scurrying about, they lead the boy out; a merry chase so full of haste…deep into the forests of yore and doubt.

There within a tree, now a stump, he finds a crown…he puts it on, then looks around…

Seeing now that on this day, somehow, some way, he is king of this merry land…filled only at the moment with his advisors, jokers, and knaves.

"This should not stand, this should not be," cried as one; his advisors three. "We need carpenters, soldiers, farmers, and people! Not these lumps of lard and carefree sheeple!"

"And when we get them, and amass our army," said the old one, malicious and smarmy, "The world shall be min…err…OURS…and it'll be a helluva party!"

The Little King thought this over; head bowed and back bow over. It sounded good, it really did. Perhaps with a Princess or two…or even Seven instead.

For this, he did as he must, for all were giving of the deepest of trust; however his brow often furrowed, his mind started clouding with a worrying rust.

Because the signs and portents found in travels and news, with a sea that sighed and an earth shaking booms, told him that unless he could find a way to decipher these clues, the world as he knew it was totally doomed.

Published in Video Game Reivews
Monday, 27 September 2010 00:32

Seitokai Yakuindomo (TV, 2010)

Overview


The Ousai Student Council... Suzu's down in the bottom right corner somewhere. I've got a question for the guys out there in the audience. If you, as a teenager, had the chance to attend a formerly all-girls school that was opening its first year of co-education as one of the first – and very, very few – boys, would you jump at the chance? I mean, just think about it… a school with a ratio of, say, 7:1 girls to boys. Can't you just imagine the possibilities? Really, what's the worst that could happen? Just as a… cherry… on top, the campus could even be closer than your current school. Wouldn't that be great? All those beautiful, maturing teenage girls all around you… …If you have any sense, you're running screaming right about now. Unfortunately for Tsuda Takatoshi, he didn't have any sense.

Published in Anime Reviews
Sunday, 26 September 2010 18:42

We are SYD!

Every now and then, I run into a series that, no matter how hard I try, I just can't think up a funny lead-in to use for the front page post. This week's entry is a bit different – nothing I could come up with would come even close to the complete and total wrongness waiting to be found in Seitokai Yakuindomo, the first of the Summer 2010 anime series to be reviewed. Mind the school rules, avoid the red-headed teacher if you value your innocence, and whatever you do, don't call Suzu a child… you've been warned.

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Monday, 16 August 2010 23:05

The Devil Sings With an Angel's Voice

Ah, high school. Great place. If you weren't ducking the Jocks, you were trying to avoid being stung by the Queen Bees. If you weren't doing that, you were struggling hard as you could to not be lumped in with the nerds and the geeks. And heaven forbid you were seen as a loaner… Take a trip back to the social trials and tribulations with the review this time around, Akuma to Love Song.

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Tuesday, 29 June 2010 15:20

Durararararararararara!!!

Yeah, ok, so I couldn't think up anything more clever to use for a front page post announcing a Durarara!! review, they can't all be winners. C'mon down to Ikebukuro and meet some of the locals, they'll be glad to have you… if they don't throw a vending machine at you or shave you with a pocket knife or slice you up with a shadow scythe or…

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Sunday, 27 June 2010 00:52

Angels Beating on Your Door

High school, oddly enough, is never a place that I ever really considered heaven material. It was fun, sure, but heaven? Well, I suppose there were all the girls walking around in short skirts and low-cut tops… they were certainly angelic at times… Errr, in any case, if you haven't guessed yet, this time around I'm taking a look at Angel Beats, VisualArt's/Key's newest entry into anime. Grab your helmet and flak jacket, cause it's a real warzone down there…

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