Monday, 19 May 2008 19:03

ACEN is Over, Onto Fanime!

Well, just got back from ACEN. In three words: Best. Con. Ever. Yes, it was that good. I'll elaborate more on my convention report which will be done shortly after I return from Fanime this following week (What was I THINKING?!) I figure the Fanime stuff will follow right after.

Published in Events & Conventions
Tuesday, 01 April 2008 23:17

Spice and Wolf (TV, 2008)

Overview

The way that I figure it, you can divide every season of anime into three sets of series. There's the Generics - the ones that are there every season, in some form. The series that are the same story, with a different name, in other words. Then there's the Brand Names - the series that make the season. Often these are sequels, or else eroge conversions, but they share a common trait with the Generics in that it's still stuff that you've seen before. Now, needless to say, I'm after the third group, the Wild Ideas... These are the series that try a really new spin on something. They might be based on a manga, or eroge - but not the sort of 'seen it before' material shared by the first two groups. It's hard to do, and be successful - the sad thing is, it seems like most viewers want either the Generics, or the Brand Names... In short, they want stuff that they're comfortable with. Get to the point, JC, I can hear you saying. Alright - it's this season's Wild Idea that I'm taking a look at today, Spice and Wolf.

Published in Anime Reviews
Sunday, 30 March 2008 23:10

H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~ (TV, 2008)

Overview

Geeze... short season, wasn't it? Aside from Persona and one or two others, everything for the Winter 2008 season was a short thirteen episodes, and I'm left feeling a bit unfulfilled, honestly. But, alright, since it looks like I haven't got much choice, I suppose that I'd better take a look at a couple of the shows that just finished wrapping up. First up on my list is a little gem called H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~. Now, before I go much farther, I should mention that there's something about H2O that will either utterly turn you off, or draw you in like moth to flame. Part of the opening includes scenes of one of the main characters - a young girl - getting the tar beaten out of her by a pair of boys. It's not an accident - and not a case of metaphor. Stick with me here, I'm going to delve into it a bit shortly.

Published in Anime Reviews
Friday, 28 March 2008 23:44

Spring 2008 Anime Preview

Spring has sprung, and with it a new season of anime. This season includes the third installment of Code Geass, and more of To Love-ru in the returning series. A classic gets an update with Macross. You'll get your fix of just plain freaking WIERD with Maid Guy... And let's have some fun with a poor little fox that's gender-challenged in Wagaya. All told, looks like an interesting season's shaping up. Click on the read more link for previews for this season's series, and just like last time, be warned - you need Flash, and the page is a bit heavy, because this time around there's twenty six (!) clips! Enjoy!

Published in Anime Industry
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