Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Layout

Yeah, I am back. Amazing I know. I think this is a record about to happen. So, yeah, we decided to change the layout. Time to become slightly more professional and stuffs. Oh, and it might keep changing. Like, maybe the colors. Who knows. But be on the look out.


Okay so Aquarion is probably the best anime I've seen since Kanon, which was the best anime I saw since uh... the one before it. It was epic either way, I just am sad I don't have the movie and OVA. Well I think that covers my epic anime stint for now, I have plenty more to watch, but I just don't think I should right now. Guess that's that, now I'm out of things to put here so uh..... *dances* okay maybe not *stops dancing* er..... have fun!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Not Dead

Sorry I have been gone so long folks. One of the problems of being a blogger is being involved in way too many projects. Like my new blog Back on the Street. I want to thank Enzer for holding things down. He is privied to an idea I have for posting on here. Something involving audio. So, be on the look out

Sakura Wars

So Sakura Wars was pretty good, I've wanted to finish it for a while and actually did so early morning Saturday, but I had to head to Connecticut for Father's Day and it was actually not as bad a trip as usual. Well the anime was good and the ending was good it had good pacing, but they didn't really show a gradual improvement it was: they're good then losing a lot now they're really powerful. They actually had that as part of the story though because their Kobu (steam and spirit powered mechanical armor) run off their spirit power which changes depending on mood and such and near the end it gets so high the Kobu can't handle it so they need to be modified so they can get super powerful. All in all it was really good and had a good ending as well, but there are a few OVA that I'm wondering about... Well I guess it's time to start a Aquarion!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Misaki Chronicles

I remember now that I hated how Divergence Eve ended. The whole thing was another time reversal like ending only this time it threw you back to Misaki's cadet days and then ended abruptly. I actually liked the plot of both of them and the only real complaint I have is the over excessive use of computer generated 3D graphics! Except for ship innards, parts of the planet, and the characters (not counting ghoul and ghoul like creatures) everything is CG. It doesn't give it a good look at all and seemed more like a cheap tactic as animating a clunky robot or craft is a lot cheaper in 3D as you don't need to redraw the model you just tell it to move. They really did feel completely out of place in an anime world and it felt like I was watching Gundam Savior at points, ugh... Anyway everything else is okay to good, nothing super spectacular, though it's oft confusing and the ending needs clarification, but I still liked it. Nonetheless it's Sakura Wars on the chopping block next.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I still think I saw this before, but I have no record of it, either way Magikano was pretty funny. In fact the only thing I didn't like about it was the ending which if you must know was a time reversal so the whole series didn't happen... maybe that's why I don't remember, time got reversed and I ended up not watching it! Well there's not much more to say actually, it was kind of run of the mill, but I had some good laughs anyway. Alright, next up is a rewatch of Divergence Eve then it's time to watch the Misaki Chronicles which is technically the sequel I believe. Happy hunting strangers!

Venus Versus Virus

Venus Versus Virus was pretty entertaining, but like Moeyo Ken it didn't really bring anything big to the party. Worst of all the ending was unreasonably abrupt and lacked resolution. So I won't spoil anything here, but this is how it ended: big battle starts, action freezes right before the first blow, then some dialogue, then end. No resolution, nothing. That is really the only disappointing thing though. The odd part is that it's only 12 episodes, it's one short of one of the normal anime lengths, makes me wonder if they ran out of money or something. Well anyway, I already started watching Magikano... I have this strange sense of deja vu though, I Think I've seen it before, but it's funny none the less so far (1 episode down). Well, enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Moeyo Ken

I just finished watching Moeyo Ken. It's not a very good anime, but it's not very bad either. I enjoyed the plot though with the mixture of modern and ancient technologies, but for some reason nothing really stood out, but nothing brought it down either. I wouldn't put it on top of my recommendation list, but it won't waste time either, might've been better off making it into 24 episodes instead of 13, but it didn't feel rushed, it just seems like it would've done better for the story and the experience to drag some stuff out more. My favorite character though was Nekomaru, he just had the funniest voice. Anyway I guess that means it's time to watch Venus Versus Virus, have fun.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kanon (2006)

Kanon is a pretty depressing series, they kill off people more readily then Str.A.In ever did! In between the depressing or sad moments are lots of fun and funny moments though and I think they got a beautiful mixture of emotions to keep you going. One issue I had though is three characters went into the hospital and the main character only visited two of them and he only visited them once... when they were admitted and never in the rest of the series (I think it was about half for those two, the third one went in later and she was NEVER visited). I don't know if there is a manga, but if there is I hope that he actually did visit.

I really don't know what I'm going to watch next, I have a large selection of anime to choose from that I haven't watched, but Aquarion is coming later with Sakura Wars so it's either going to be Venus Versus Virus, Magikano, Moeyo Ken, or Divergence Eve (including the Misaki Chronicles), but I want to save that last one till later so forget that.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Str.A.In: Strategic Armored Infantry

I just finished watching strain and I must say it was dubbed well. I like the plot a lot too, but it feels like it's rushed through and could have been expanded easily from 13 to 24 episodes. It's definitely depressing at points though because they don't care if they kill off a character as easily as slicing through a vacuum (which is super easy by the way). I like this though, they get rid of the whole "oh they're a main character, so they'll win this fight" kind of mentality. It also deals a lot with emotional problems

SPOILER {{the main character Sara loses everyone she's ever loved or cared about and puts up barriers so she won't make friends, then makes friends with a doll that is the key to her strain.}}

as well as showing issues with bullies and whatnot. I'm very confused by the ending though

SPOILER {{The main character ends up over 130 years in the future after fighting her brother due to near light travel, but her old crew picks her up! I can only assume they traveled enough at near light speeds to be able to barely grow older then her.}}

All in all I enjoyed the anime and would definitely suggest it, though there's not as much action as there internal struggles, but it helps develop the characters and really does work with the plot. I suppose my next anime will be Kanon (2006 I believe) but we'll see.


Finished watching the anime Karin. Karin is an anime about a family of vampires living in Japan, but Karin herself is an unvampire and instead produces blood. It was pretty funny and I enjoyed it a lot. Though like most comedic anime it got really serious at the end and I would have liked it if it didn't.

Now I'm watching Str.A.In: Strategic Armored Infantry. It's a space combat anime where they make these things called mimics that are made from embryonic fluids when you're still in the womb, so if it's destroyed you can't fly a strain anymore as it is some sort of control interface kind of thing. It's actually pretty good, but the beginning was really unexpected.

SPOILER: Everyone dies, okay it's at the beginning not a big, but the main character's brother turns traitor and kills everyone at the training camp his sister is at, almost including her.

Also this anime has a character named Dickon and they pronounce it dick in.... really bad idea lol.