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.
After all the heavy romance, drama and tragedy-esque series that have popped up this season, I thought I'd take the time to look at something a bit easier on the emotional roller coaster - a more or less straight action/humor series by the name of Night Wizard. At first glance, the title seems like it'd tell you everything you need to know about it - there's gonna be magic, there's gonna be explosions, and it's gonna be good vs evil. Eh... not quite so fast, kids. It does have all those things in there, but as with all things that come with the night, there's a lot of shades of gray that pop up. Oh - watch out for falling men...
So, what happens when you take a tabletop RPG and try to make an anime out of it? Night Wizard, that's what. This series takes you on a simple enough romp through the life of one Hiiragi Renji - or at least, his attempt to have a life in face of being one of the protectors of the Earth. Take a look at the review to see what's up - aside from him, that is. There's
a discussion over at the forum too. CLOSED
I'm trying something a little bit new this season, that being waiting longer before doing my review. That's as much because my time is just murdered between school and work as it is because last season half of my reviews need to be redone (still) because of abrupt changes in quality, storyline, or just plain sanity. So, with that in mind, I've decided to go after ef - a tale of memories for this review - and yes, that is correctly capitalized. The fall/winter season is always loaded with romance stories and eroge conversions, and this season has been no exception. ef stands out from the crowd, though, because of its extremely unconventional storytelling, and abstract animation style. Now, as I said, I decided that I was going to wait a bit longer to do the reviews, and that's a good thing... see, I started writing this review on episode 8, and if I'd have finished it, I'd have had to completely re-write it, heh.
-Sniffle- Sorry, don't mind me. I'm just drowning under a flood of the warm'n'fuzzies right now. Why? Well, that's the subject of tonight's addition, a review of ef - a tale of memories. What do you get when you take a two part eroge game and turn them into a single anime series? ;_; One of the single most awesome series I've ever seen, that's what. Want to know more? Read the review.
Feel free to discuss too CLOSED, because I'm feeling rather ferclempt at the moment... I need to go watch Hellraiser or something, all this good natured lovey dovey sad ending stuff is going to be the death of me.
This is the story of a girl... err, wait, sorry, that's a song, isn't it? But actually, it's not so far off from what I'm reviewing today, as you'll see in a few moments. The Fall/Winter season this year hit like a masonry full of bricks, and I found myself in a somewhat rare situation: Not only were there a lot of series that I was interested in, there were so many that I could barely keep up. Traditionally, the fall/winter season is loaded more with romance genre series - that's not to say that action can't be found, as Dragonaut and Night Wizard are proving, mind you. This year's offering included not one, but five exceptional romance series, and every damn one of them is proving good enough to require waiting until the series wraps just to ensure I don't miss anything. The first of those, Myself; Yourself, finished its run in my player not ten minutes ago, and I don't mind admitting that I'm sitting here with the same sort of warm fuzzies that Ah My Goddess TV left me with... Damn, this is going to be a long review season...
That's right folks, it's past time for me to be adding a new review to the site, so this week it's a series fresh from the finish line: Myself; Yourself. Hope youv'e got some popcorn ready - and a girl to curl up with, because this is a great series deserving of the right setting to watch it in. But c'mon, take a look at the review to see what I thought about it, and feel free to
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Just a brief note again this year, wishing you and yours a happy and safe holiday season. Thanks for visiting Dragon's Anime in 2007, and we look forward to a new year with you. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
--The Staff of Dragon's Anime
Ok, what's the last time you played a new, good, solid Real Time Strategy game - let me guess, the first name that popped into mind was Command & Conquer 3, right? Yes, the C&C series is still pretty much the best series in the RTS genre, right along side Warcraft if you like that much micro-management of your resources. When C&C3 came out earlier this year, though, there was another RTS that it completely eclipsed. Now, to be fair, the creators of the game just did not have much in the way of brains, putting it head to head against C&C3, so it's no big surprise if you've never heard of this one. War Front: Turning Point is an RTS that plays a lot like Red Alert 2, with a storyline unusual enough in the RTS world to be called great.
And here's a third review this week. Continuing the trend of video game reviews, this time I'm taking a look at a little gem called War Front: Turning Point, an RTS by Digital Reality. Unfortunately, it went unnoticed because the developer released it in direct competition with Command and Conquer 3, which is a pity because it's actually a pretty solid little game. Take a look folks!
What? Two reviews on the same day? I might actually clear out my backlog sometime this decade at this rate. As long as I'm reviewing FPS games, I decided that it's time to take a look at Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, in my case the PC edition. Hope you're ready to hump it folks, because the bullets are flying and the mud's neck deep. Take a look at the review to see what I thought.