A born and bred Minnesotan, JC founded the original Dragon's Anime back when the site was still just a Tenchi Muyo fan site, and remains the primary maintainer of the site.
So, Macross: Frontier. Where do I really start with one of the flagship series in the world of anime – one of the series that didn't just define a genre, but (in a horribly mutilated and misbegotten form) introduced a legion of unwitting kiddies to their first anime? I can still remember being parked in front of the TV in utter awe as I watched the really cool fighter jets that could turn into even cooler robots taking on the big mean ugly green men. RoboTech, Voltron, and Ronin Warriors... I was weaned on the holy trinity, folks. Of course, calling RoboTech anime is tantamount to high treason for a real anime devotee, but, hell, I was five years old; I'm allowed a certain amount of leeway. Let's face it, folks... when you started watching the SatAM anime on SciFi, it's because you saw the same quality to it that you remembered seeing in RoboTech, and even though you didn't know exactly what that quality was... you were drawn to it. Macross: Frontier is the 25th anniversary celebration of the original series, and... man... what a celebration...
Not even a week, and I'm actually back with another review. I'd better be careful, I might start to look like a regular poster again. Anyway folks, time to grab your Valkryries and strap in, because we're about to take this one at Macross speed. This time it's a look at the 25th Anniversary series, Macross Frontier, celebrating 25 years of launching enough missiles at one target to kill it thirty times over and still have leftovers that didn't get any of the pieces. So grab your bridge bunnies, and turn up your receiver so you don't miss any of Sheryl and Ranka's concert, folks, because this one's going to blow your mind. If you've still got any gray matter left, come
leak it out on the forums! CLOSED
One of the things I've been a fan of since the first time I picked up that little rectangular N.E.S. control pad is RPGs – in fact, the very first game that I owned was the original Final Fantasy. I've been hooked on RPGs ever since, partly because the storylines are almost always so engrossing, and because, pound-for-pound, I've found that I get the most bang out of my buck with a good RPG. They're longer – though not as long as they used to be unfortunately – than any other type of game out there, and while some would turn up their nose at the idea of replaying an RPG, I find that it's interesting to go back through with the knowledge gained at the end of the story and see the little nods used to setup the ending. With that in mind, I decided to pick up a little game that I'd heard absolutely nothing about purely on the fact that it was an RPG, and it was released by Squaresoft... erm, SquareEnix, the same company that made one of my favorite games of all time. That game was Infinite Undiscovery.
I'm taking a look at possibly the worst case ever of mistaken identity this time, as I review Infinite Undiscovery. What's infinite about it? Well, for one thing it clocks in as one of my longest reviews. What's undiscovered? C'mon, you can see this one coming, go read the review!
You can talk about it too, if you like. CLOSED
So, I'm going to change things up a little bit today, and break with my habit of waiting until a series is done to review it. That's because today I want to take a look at Golgo 13, and if I wait for the series to wrap I'm not going to be reviewing it for at least another year – it's a 50 episode series! I figure that just about everybody's heard of Golgo 13 at least once. The manga series has been running for so long – it started in 1969, folks – that it's become one of the cornerstones of manga. The TV series that started for Spring 2008 is the first time it's been to the small screen, but Golgo has books, manga, OVA's, movies – animated and live action – and video games too. He's been called the Japanese James Bond, and I'd sure like to see them get together sometime for a mission.
No, your eyes don't deceive you, I'm actually still alive. Nobody's taken a hit out on my life - not that I'm aware of, anyway. That said, I've got a good candidate for them if they really wanna try, because this week I'm taking a look at the Golgo 13 TV series. This guy's got more hits than the RIAA's ever dreamed of exploiting, and his favorite instrument is an M16. He'll be glad to play taps for anybody willing to pony up his price of 3 mil, but I doubt that his target audience will be too thrilled with the performance. Feel like taking out an ad for the bad puns?
Swing by the forums and let me know. CLOSED
It's summer here in Minnesota, and that means that it's time for humidity, skeeters big enough to need runways to land - and oh yeah, the summer anime previews. There's fewer previews than usual this time around, but there are some big names coming to the small screen for this season. Already started is the third season of IkkiTousen: Great Guardians. The girls haven't found any sturdier clothing, either, so you know there's going to be plenty of eye candy bouncing all around. Blade of the Immortal, based on the long running manga of the same name, looks good, and I'll be interested to see if they manage to pull it off. Also making the leap is Sekirei, and IkkiTousen is going to have some competition in the jiggle meter from this one. But c'mon folks, don't just listen to me babble, take a look for yourself! As always, the page might take awhile to load, be patient. Don't forget too - this is hardly a complete list, just a small selection of the series due out this summer.
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Welcome back to Dragon's Anime! Don't mind the dust as we settle in on the new version of Joomla folks. We've still got a little bit of content to move over from the old version *coughkthardincough*, but everything else is back and working. We've got some new tricks up our sleeve too now - try clicking on images in the reviews, for instance.
I should have a few reviews coming up in the next couple days, folks, and David is working on his ACEN and Fanime reports too!