Shin Sekai Yori (adapted from the novel of the same name by Yusuke Kishi) is an anime that aired late 2012 that I actually intended to review late 2013 but I never got around to it. So here’s your late review, in late 2014. Continue reading
There are a lot of mecha and space shows out there that nobody ever really hears about. A lot of the time, it’s because they’re not all that great or notable. Sometimes I think it was just an accident that nobody heard about them.
Sometimes, though, the first point is true and the anime in question also looks far too much like yet another harem/fanservice series but in fact contains little to none of this, attracting only a crowd that’s gonna be disappointed by where it decides to take its nearly all-female cast (it sure isn’t taking them to the shower or bed, that’s for sure). So even if it wasn’t all that great to begin with, nobody gave it a chance anyway.
Oh, I just spoiled my review. Continue reading
Tytania is that 2008 anime that you watched a few episodes of but dropped because it was mostly boring. But wait! Anime Directed By Noboru Ishiguro Can’t Possibly Be This Boring!
Well, Tytania is sort of that boring. But it doesn’t totally disprove that statement or anything, either. Continue reading
The Weathering Continent (also known by its Japanese title, Kaze no Tairiku) is an anime adaptation of the novel series of the same name. Koichi Mashimo directed this hour-long movie from 1992, and man oh man do I love that eye shot on the lower right. Continue reading
Air Master is a 27-episode series from 2003 which was directed by Daisuke Nishio. I’m pretty sure I only watched it because I happened to see Yoshihiko Umakoshi’s name in a few places on a staff list for it. Anyway, Air Master is a fighting anime. You know. Kicking people, punching them in the face, oddly specific fighting styles, and being a gymnast. That sort of anime. Continue reading
Salmon-chan is a six minute short that’s impossible to find any information on in English. It’s in that awkward group of anime that baffles me because it’s too obscure to be on sites like My Anime List or Anime News Network but not obscure enough to get subbed.
Am I going to fix this failure of sites that rely on user-submitted content to add Salmon-chan to them? Of course not. I’m too busy writing this review that could possibly take you as much time to read as it would to just watch the thing. Continue reading
Arion is one of those old (from 1986, it seems), not terribly well known movies that still somehow managed to get subbed (though the only subs I was able to find certainly leave a lot to be desired, having something is typically better than having nothing). The miracle of the English-speaking anime fanbase.
And now I’m going to make it just a bit more well-known by reviewing it. Continue reading
Nightwalker is some sort of vampire detective anime. I’m not entirely sure when it first aired, and that whole situation’s probably a bit mucked up by the fact that the first few episodes were originally just a nice OVA to promote the game it was based off of, or something of that sort. Actually, that mucks up a lot of things. Yuck.
But you don’t care about muck, you were all over this the moment I said “vampire detective anime.” Admit it. But don’t go out and buy those DVDs yet! Any concept, no matter how great, can still become bad if you’re not careful. Did that happen to Nightwalker? Mysterious sentence urging you to read on to find out. Continue reading
Gilgamesh is an anime from 2003. Apparently. I find it hard to believe that this is only ten years old for a number of reasons which I will go into later, but there you go. It was adapted from a manga by Shotaro Ishinomori, which was also a shock to me, because while I’m kind of into Shotaro Ishinomori’s work in manga I had never heard of this before watching the anime. It was directed by Masahiko Murata, and while that means nothing to me I imagine it might mean something to people who have seen more than one or two things he’s worked on. Continue reading
The Magic Treehouse! You read books by such a title when you were a child. And today, you learn that Japan liked the books too. They liked them so much, they made an anime movie adaptation in 2012!
While I did, in fact, read these books when I was younger, I remember nothing as they were all read in one short phase of my life and never read before or after said phase. So I took the liberty of being an objective (okay, I’m sorry, that was an awful joke I promise I’ll never do it again) reviewer for the sake of this short review. I have no nostalgia goggles; I am armed only with my general appreciation of cartoons meant for children. Let’s see how this holds up to those standards. Continue reading