Monday, 13 August 2012 21:05

Highschool DxD Anime Review

As I chew through some old video, which you have probably noticed on our Youtube page, I find myself wishing to review an anime, Highschool DxD to be precise.

I find myself wishing to review it because while the director and production staff tried to make it more of the same...you know, typical spineless wuse surrounded by hot chicks, the heart and soul of the original story shown through and you see so very much more than that, and more...you DON'T see the spineless wuse, despite their concerted efforts (though he is a twitchy fucker in the anime).

So check out the review, and after you're done hit the link at the bottom of the review if you want to see the story continued.

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Overview

One of the things that the entertainment industry often draws upon is that of the mob. From Al Capone to The Sopranos, and more episodes of Law & Order than I care to admit to having watched, America has a love affair of sorts with the notion of the mafia. It's not just an American obsession, of course, but we're certainly in the running for being the head of the family, so to speak. It's a popular setting – and thus we come to this week's review, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~, an exploration into the dark and seedy world of the mob, and what happens when you drag an otherwise normal person into it.

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Thursday, 30 August 2007 00:00

Devil May Cry (TV, 2007)

Overview

Ok, so everybody knew that sooner or later, someday, it had to happen. Capcom is infamous for its video-games-come-anime, and with the wild popularity of the series in question, it was only a matter of time. I didn't think it too likely that I could expect much out of it, either, but I still dutifully picked up Devil May Cry when it came through on my feeds. It's not that I've ever been a real big fan of the DMC game series. The first one was fun, decently made, and overall a good play. The second and third... not so much. Still, Dante manages to be quite the character, and I figured I'd be in for a couple good laughs, maybe a passable attempt at a storyline... Probably not, but it wasn't like I had much better to do.

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Thursday, 03 May 2007 21:59

Seto no Hanayome (TV, 2007)

Overview

There's been a glut of really good series coming out this spring season. Seems like every time I grab a new title, I find a new awesome story. So my expectations were high when I read the basic idea on Seto no Hanayome. Boy goes on vacation... boy drowns... boy gets saved by mermaid. Now, there's one minor problem... Mermaid's parents are Yakuza, and there's a law about land dwellers seeing mermaids in their true form and living... they don't. Right up until we get to the parents, the idea was pretty basic. Pretty much a standard Little Mermaid tale. I wouldn't have spent the time to download it, if that had been all... but the extended premise looked interesting.

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Wednesday, 20 December 2006 00:00

Ghost Hunt (TV, 2006)

Overview

The first time that I ran across Ghost Hunt was when I saw it at Barnes & Noble, featured on the New Manga rack. I read through the first issue, though ultimately decided to put it back because I'd already collected what I wanted to pick up for the day, and didn't really have the money to buy more. Honestly, though it looked like a pretty good manga, an occult series set in the modern day world, it didn't make enough of a splash in my mind to actively remember to go back and look at. Skip ahead six months, when I see the name Ghost Hunt pop up in my RSS feeder. I remembered the manga, and decided to take a look.

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Thursday, 19 October 2006 00:00

Utawarerumono (TV, 2006)

Overview

As I mentioned in my first Dragon's Den article, there's been a recent trend of Eroge to Anime conversions coming out of Japan, and that they have, for the most part, been very good series. Today I'm taking a look at one of this summer's releases, which just wrapped up last week, Utawarerumono, or The One Being Sung. Uta follows the life of a man with amnesia and a silver, horned mask that he can not remove as he wakes up in the care of the village elder Tsusukuru, and her two granddaughters, Eruru and Aruru. It seems that Eruru found him laying unconscious in the forest after an earthquake, and brought him to her grandmother, who is a widely known healer. Needless to say, it doesn't take long for events to be set into motion that are sure to shatter that apparent peacefulness of their existence.

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Thursday, 25 May 2006 00:00

Shuffle! (TV, 2005)

Overview

S'ok, everybody knows that any harem anime has to have three basic ingredients, right? You have your male protagonist, the girls - at least three, never more than seven - and some good, old fashioned Strange Events to round it all out. So, let me do a little check list here - Rin, male protagonist... check. Kaede, Nerine, Lisianthus, Asa, and Primula, girls in love with Rin... check. Next door neighbors that just happen to be gods/demons? Check. Alright, that's everything that Shuffle! needs to be your standard harem anime, complete with some great nude scenes from a set of excellent babes to top off the mix. Here's the problem: Shuffle! is a tale of two halves, and while the opening is very much a standard Harem anime, the second half of the series absolutely blows the top off the pressure cooker and ditches any pretense at being a standard Harem.

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Saturday, 13 May 2006 00:00

Itsudatte My Santa (OVA, 2005)

Overview

I suppose that I should have known not to expect much when I found out the translated name of Itsudatte My Santa - 'Always My Santa'. Come to think of it, I probably should have realized that the moment I saw the word 'Santa' in the title. But for some foolish reason, it never quite registered in the back of my mind what I was in for, as I patiently waited for the fansubbed two OVA series to download. It might have been that I'd had a long day when I finally sat down to watch it, or it might have been some long buried reflex watch response to anything related to Santa Claus left behind from when I was a kid. Whatever it was, I found myself watching this OVA, and wincing almost the entire way through it.

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Sunday, 16 April 2006 00:00

Hellsing Ultimate (OVA, 2006)

Overview

There are those out there that have been waiting for this since the moment the Hellsing TV series started. Something was always a bit off, after all, even in the very beginning of the show. It seemed as though it was following the manga, but the wary had reason for caution, as came quite clear by the end of the fourth episode. Despite the fact that Hellsing TV was good, it was considered so bad by series creator Kohta Hirano that he refused to have anything further to do with it. Thus was born Hellsing Ultimate, an OVA series in which Hirano took far more personal involvement to ensure that it stayed true to the manga storyline. And y'know what? He did a kickass job of it.

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Sunday, 26 March 2006 00:00

Full Metal Alchemist (TV, 2003)

Overview

I'm sure that fans of Cartoon Network will recognize this series, and now that it's finished its run on CN, I figured it'd be a good time to review it. For those that don't have cable - or won't touch CN with a ten foot pole, the series in question is Fullmetal Alchemist. Now, FMA actually qualifies as one of those series that's fun to watch, but not really worth watching. I'm sure that I've just pissed off a fair number of fangirls - probably a few fanboys too - but I'll explain as I work my way through this review. For the uninitiated, FMA follows the fortunes of Edward and Alphonse Elric, a pair of brothers with a deadbeat dad and a mother who grows ill and passes away early on in their life. The world that they live in, though, is a world of Alchemy rather than one of science - I'll come back to this later - and so, after going out into the world for a few years and training with a teacher, they come back to their hometown and try to bring her back to life through alchemy and its first law, that of equivalent exchange.

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