Kyrie has a problem. It's not that he's human, although he's a human in a world ruled by beastmen where humans are slaves or worse. It's not that he's posing as a beastman in order to find work, though that's where his problem met him. It's not even that he's a pretty nice guy... though if he wasn't, his problem might not have been his problem. No, poor, hapless Kyrie's problem isn't all those things – it's a woman named Morte that's just walked into the tavern where he works... A woman who's made it her personal mission to make sure that the world comes to an end, post haste. And unfortunately for Kyrie and a little teddy bear named Toppi, thanks to a little misunderstanding, everybody thinks that they're with her, members of the World Destruction Committee...
So, what should you do when you find out that yokai are hunting you? I mean, it's not like you can run over to the local Qwik-E-Mart and buy a can of Yokai-b-Gone. You could always find a priestess and ask her to exorcise you... but with your luck, she'd misunderstand, and you know how anime Miko are... Well, fortunately for Noboru Takagami and his little brother Tooru, they can call on their family's house guardian, the kitsune Kuugen Tenko. Then again, considering she's been locked up for so long because of the mischief she caused the last time she was let out that she's forgotten whether she's a she or a he... The cure just might be worse than the cold...
Life has an unpleasant way of punishing people for being special in some way. How often in school was the quiet, really smart kid in your class also the favored target for the school bullies because they wouldn't fight back? Or the girl with braces teased and made fun of? Natsume Yuujinchou is about a young man who is special in an unusual way. He can see and talk to the many, many spirits that wander around, invisible to everybody but those with great spiritual power. Of course, as we've already pointed out, life has a way of punishing you when you're special, and so not only has nobody ever believed him, he's been labeled as the strange child, the liar, and bounced around from family member to family member after his parents died. By the time we meet him, he's a quiet, shut-off and somewhat cynical young man – until he finds an unusual book in the belongings of his grandmother when they're delivered to him. A book of names.
It’s a rough life, being a high school student in Japan. I mean, with the unnerving frequency of unpleasant things we anime fans witness happening in schools, I don’t know that I’d ever want to set foot within the educational boundaries of the Japanese school system. With all the super powers, tsundere female martial arts masters, random evil guys plotting to take over the world or at least get their last test scores upgraded a bit – and don’t forget the alien teachers - it could be a rather unhealthy proposition. Especially when the teacher’s little sister shows up. Unfortunately for Tsutomu Senkawa, school grounds aren’t the only dangerous places out there, so when he indulges in his hobby of exploring abandoned buildings, only to find out that the building isn’t as empty as it first appeared... Well, let’s take a look at Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode, and find out what happened.
As we do every year here at Dragon's Anime, we just wanted to take a minute out, and bid everyone out there a happy, and safe holiday season. We hope you'll be able to be at home with those you love, and surrounded by the warmth that brings.
Merry Christmas, everybody, and a Happy New Year.
The Dragon's Anime Staff
We here at Dragon's Anime wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and good times ahead. Now get out there and devour some birdies! ^_^
Well, finally after a lot of false starts and procrastination, I've finally completed the Anime Expo 2008 report for days 3 and 4. It was a fun time this year, and I can't wait for next year. Let's hope it'll be another good year for us all.
Work has been a living Hell the past few weeks, but now I've got some time to try and finish off the Anime Expo Report. For your inspection, I give you Day 2 of the report.
I would post a link to the forums, but we're not sure we're going to keep running those to be honest. More info on that as it comes available.
After much procrastination, I've finally made the pics that Mayhem took at Fanime 2008 available for viewing. True we hung out most of the time, but there's more than enough variation that you'll see many and new things. And who knows, you might even see a new perspective on some older pics, heh.
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