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Published in General Industry
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
Friday, 03 April 2009 16:12

Tytania (TV, 2008)

Review

This reviewer just finished the TV anime series Tytania. I watched the HQ release as fansubbed by ANBU and posted for torrenting. The series is based on novels published in Japan, not generally available outside Japan. I had no access to the novels, and my review is based entirely on the content of the torrented material.

Published in Anime Reviews
Wednesday, 05 December 2007 00:00

Halo 3 (xBox 360, 2007)

Overview

Yeah yeah... better late than never, right? Halo 3's only been out for two months, so considering that I don't actually have a game console to play it on, I'd say I'm not too late... erm... yeah. So, right, do I really need to spend too much time over viewing this one? I found myself ready to finish the fight at about 11:55pm on October 24th, and walked out of Game Stop at 12:04am Oct 25th after arriving at 12:02am with a fresh copy - much to the irritation of the sorry sods that hadn't had their copy bought and paid for six months prior and had to wait in the block-and-a-half long line. Of course, I wouldn't actually play it for another three weeks - after borrowing a friend's 360 - but I had my copy, right? Er, yeah... let's get on with the review.

Published in Video Game Reivews

Overview

Folks, I'm going to give you a warning up front... check your sanity at the door if you decide to watch this series, because it's not going to benefit you any to have it. With that having been said, let me introduce you to Haruhi Suzumiya, a young woman who, I swear, has absolutely no concept what-so-ever of just how insane she is. It's almost as if Haruko Haruhara had been distilled and super-concentrated. Now, if that's not a scary thought, I dunno what is. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya follows the misadventures of the SOS Brigade, a group of hapless high school students dragged - kicking and screaming - into service by Suzumiya.

Published in Anime Reviews
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 00:00

Innocent Venus (TV, 2006)

Overview

It's been awhile since I took the time to really look at a Mecha series. Truth be told, Neon Genesis Evangelion rather turned me off to the genre after growing up with greats like Robotech and Go Lion. It's not that I didn't like a good Mecha story, just that I honestly didn't see much in the way of good Mecha stories out there. Enter Innocent Venus, a name that popped up on my fan sub RSS feeds one day. A quick look at AniDB didn't reveal much; just that it was about a post-apocalyptic world, and that there were, indeed, Mecha. I'll admit that I probably wouldn't have grabbed the first episode in light of that, except that a fair number of the series that I'd been watching were finishing up, and I needed something new to watch.

Published in Anime Reviews
Thursday, 22 June 2006 00:00

Witchblade (TV, 2005)

Overview

Masane Amaha has problems - as hard as she tries, she can't seem to get her life right. On her own, it wouldn't be so bad, but Amaha has her daughter, Rihoko, to worry about too. The problem with that is that they live in a world in which children are incredibly rare, and the Child Welfare Agency has the government granted right to take children away for the least hint of cause. So when Amaha steals a Police Car after a moment of weakness in which she signs Rihoko over to the CWA in the belief that she'd be better off, you'd better believe that her problems are just beginning. Readers of the the Witchblade comic series should be interested to see the events that follow, as Witchblade is only just starting to get into gear.

Published in Anime Reviews
Sunday, 23 April 2006 00:00

Tactical Roar (TV, 2006)

Overview

Now, here's an admittedly less than original idea on the outset. What happens if you take a naval battleship 'manned' entirely by women... and drop a single, quiet young man on it? And, being that this is an anime crew, it's a given that the girls aren't going to be your average rank and file members of the navy - especially given that this is actually what amounts to a mercenary ship. Thus we have the crew of the Pascal Magi, including their newest member, Hyousuke. A heavy, though outdated by the standards of Tactical Roar's world, destroyer class vessel hired out by the Haru-Nico Insurance Agency. So why, you might ask, does an insurance agency have a need for a heavy destroyer? Things are a little different in the world of Tactical Roar, with the major problem being a massive hurricane over the Pacific called the Grand Roar. This hurricane is so large that it is self-supporting and stationary. The power it displays has altered wind and pressure currents on a global scale, making air travel considerably more difficult, and so a second naval age has begun.

Published in Anime Reviews
Thursday, 26 January 2006 23:44

The Outer Zone (Manga, 1990)

Overview

A couple years back, on one of my rare visits to a used book store, I stumbled across a manga series I’d never heard of before. It wasn’t the name that caught my eye - it was the face on the cover. An elf girl, with green hair - except over her left eye, which was covered by purple locks. She had enough cute to catch my eye, and the whole miss-matched hair color was enough to make me decide to find what I could of the rest. Originally, I’d been planning to try selling the series on eBay as a rare manga - never know what you might get, right? After about half an hour of searching through the hopelessly unsorted manga stacks, I managed to unearth a total of seven volumes, 5-10, and 12. The series, I finally noticed, was called The Outer Zone. Having collected what I could find, I returned to the hotel I was staying at and decided to take a look before I sold them. I discovered, to my pleased surprise, that the series was in truth a sort of cross-over between The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone - hence the series name, I imagine.

Published in Manga Reviews
Thursday, 26 January 2006 20:26

Onegai Teacher (TV, 2002)

Overview

I wasn't going to check this series out, actually, as the high school drama usually isn't my sort of thing. None the less, after much cajoling on the part of K`thardin, I decided to pick it up - after all, who can resist a cute babe with glasses and red hair? Besides which, by the time that I finally took the plunge, I'd begun to grow curious about the main character, who seemed very much to have split personality disorder, from all the artwork I'd seen of her. One, the cool, cute, and composed school teacher, the other, the sexy, and decidedly hot babe that traipsed about in a silk teddy that I could only describe as... skimpy. In any case, locating the series wasn't very hard, and very soon I was enjoying my first meeting with Mizuho Kazami.

Published in Anime Reviews

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