Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:58

Dance in the Vampire Bund (Manga, 2006)


To all creatures of darkness, your salvation has arrived! Paper's please, yes yes...I see, they seem to be in order. What, you're still not sure what's all this about? How did you come here then? Oh, I see, terribly sorry about that, but I suppose we can't plan for everything. Let me explain. The dark sovereign, the ruler of all vampires, Mina Tepes, has constructed for us a sanctuary, just off the coast of Japan. An artificial island, fully sanctioned by the human authorities of that nation, where we need not hide or fear, where we can be who we are and live our lives as we wish under her watchful protection, as long as we obey her laws, of course. What did you think...she'd allow anarchy? Certainly not. She is in charge, and if you've got a problem with it, I'd suggest taking it up with her personally...just remember what she did to the last people to try that. Yes, it was with her bare hands, and I know she only looks twelve. Oh, that strapping young lad always hanging around her (or she's always hanging off of, depending on her mood)? That'd be Akira, her personal guardian...some even say her lover, though we all know she'd never risk that...at least, not yet anyway. She has several decades of growing left. Or would she risk it? Could be why there HAVE been so many attempts on her life recently. I mean, if you knew what that boy really was, that she'd do THAT with something like him well...I can only imagine how insulted some people might be. At least, those that are still alive after facing her wrath. So if you have a problem with her behavior, I'm sure she'd love to hear from you. We'll be sure to dust up your remains and deposit them in the outgoing trash the following morning...if she's done with you by then.

Published in Manga Reviews
Monday, 16 June 2008 04:24

BioMeat: Nectar (Manga, 2007)


BioMeat: Nectar

Before I get into the meat of this review, I have to pause for a word from our sponsor... Hungry? Don't know what's for dinner? Can't find something to put on the plate? Well, no worries folks - try Bio-Meat!™ Healthy, nutritious, and environmentally friendly, Bio-Meat: It's what's for dinner. With that having been said, let's cut out the gristle and get on with the tenderizing. Recently I've been getting into manga a bit more, and in the course of exploring that ran across a little treasure trove of a place called SnoopyCool. Great little place, check it out folks. Anyway, among other series that I found there was a little horror movie in the making named Bio-Meat: Nectar.

Published in Manga Reviews
Sunday, 15 June 2008 22:38

BioMeat: Nectar Review

Hope you're hungry for a fresh review, because that's what I've got, piping hot and fresh outta the oven. It's good and tender, too, so dig into my review of BioMeat: Nectar. Just be forwarned: Sometimes dinner is apt to bite you back. Have a little indigestion? Come on over to the forums and let us know what you think about BioMeat, it'll do wonders for your system. CLOSED

Published in New Reviews
Saturday, 09 February 2008 20:26

Welcome to the NHK & EVA Rebuild

So here we have one of the most interesting manga I've read in awhile, Welcome to the NHK, which seems to be all about the insanity that has infected damn near every walk of life in one way or another both blatently and subtly.

There's also a discussion thread over there on the message boards if you want to take a gander at that. CLOSED

Published in New Reviews
Saturday, 09 February 2008 00:43

Welcome to the NHK (Manga, 2004)


Your life is over now, your life is running out. When your time is at an End, then it's time to Kill again. We Cut without a Knife, we live in Black and White. You're just a Parasite, now close your eyes and say Good Night.

Feeling a bit psychotic now? This is good, because you'll want that frame of mind to really get into the NHK...if it doesn't already have you, heheheheh.

Published in Manga Reviews
Friday, 21 December 2007 14:58

Kaibutsu Oujo Manga Review

For your Christmas enjoyment, Dark Overlord Santa brings to you the Kaibutsu Oujo or Princess Resurrection manga for your entertainment. Some small differences from the anime, but quite profound, all things considered.

Be not afraid, and drop by the forums to engage in the ongoing discussion...or in this case the dissing of myself by my partner.CLOSED Worry not, he's got his coming, heheheheheh.

Published in New Reviews
Monday, 10 December 2007 23:51

Kaibutsu Oujo (Manga, 2005)


So here's the question. You get killed saving a hot blonde EGL, only to be resurrected as one of her servants; whereby you're expected to protect her from all the bad things that go bump in the night...and I do mean every single monster conjured by the human psyche. Oh, and you're only semi-immortal, requiring daily sessions of feeding on her blood to stay alive. What do you do? WHAT. DO. YOU. DO?

Hiro just found himself in this situation and he's still not too sure. Fortunately for him, he damn near fits the definition of a harem anime protagonist, and can barely think at all. Also fortunate he doesn't qualify as the main character...that honor is reserved for the aforementioned blonde EGL, who happens to be a princess of the monster world, heir to awesome powers when she matures, in the middle of a fight for succession to the throne, and probably one of the most intriguing characters to step out of anime in quite some time.

Published in Manga Reviews
Saturday, 10 February 2007 14:47

More on the Subject of Moe

A lot of people have a lot to say on the subject of moe, and it's been interesting cruising through the various articles on it, to say the least. Here for example, is an indepth dissertation on the meaning and usage of it as it's being used at present time. Which is to say, it's definitely different from its actual meaning which can be found here (and includes its own expansion of the word).

I also note that the Heisei Democracy site has more to it than just odd articles, it contains a lot of trivia based news concerning anime and manga that is well worth a read through.

Drop by the forums and discuss the subject, for there is a lot about it that people both agree on and find contradictory. CLOSED

Published in General News
Saturday, 28 January 2006 00:04

The Outer Zone Reivew

This week we've added a review of Mitsuhara Shin's The Outer Zone manga series, originally released in Shonen Jump magazine.

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

The Outer Zone (Manga, 1990)


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

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