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Castlevania Anime Review

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Breakdown Long a well known and popular video game franchise, Castlevania finally steps into the realm of anime. One might argue that the source material has long been perfect for anime and they wouldn’t be wrong. With the video games practically spanning their own genre, does this anime live up to that legacy? In fact, is it fit for both fans and the uninitiated alike? Vampires, a demigod version of count Dracula and a trip into an Eastern Europe as Gothic as it could possibly get. Read on to see what we thought about this anime and if its worth your time. Synopsis Its the 15th century and Eastern Europe is as stereotypical as it gets. Dark, gloomy cities of sprawling Gothic architecture and foul mouthed, superstitious peasants looking for the next excuse to vent their frustrations abound. The church reigns supreme with an iron grip […]

Shiki

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Shiki is an adaptation of a manga which itself is an adaptation of a novel series. The anime was aired on July 8, 2010. There is only one season of 22 episodes. The genre : vampire, demons, horror, action, mystery, supernatural and thriller. The story Shiki is about a village in rural Japan called ” Sotoba “. In the village, mysterious accidents started to happen. People are getting sick and then they are found dead with the cause of their sickness unknown!!! A doctor and a priest started to look into these mysterious events to solve the mystery and save the people. The plot I liked Shiki‘s plot a lot. It was of a good and unique idea. The plot kept the viewers on their toes. For around 10 episodes we weren’t able to figure out what was wrong with people and what was causing their […]

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Hellsing, An Anime Review by Ron

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To become a monster like me is to admit you were too weak to remain a human. – Alucard   Introduction Hellsing is inspired by a Japanese manga series of the same name, though it seems like the plot of the anime series is actually different from the manga. Kouta Hirano wrote and illustrated the manga.       Title: Hellsing Year: October 10, 2001 – January 16, 2002 Anime TV Series Written By Chiaki J. Konaka Episodes: 13 Studio: Gonzo, Digimation Genres: Action, Horror, Supernatural, Vampire, Seinen     The Main Characters of the Anime Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing Integra Wingates is the current leader of the organization. Her father passed on the responsibility to her at the time of his death. Witnessing her father’s death when she was just a child and surviving from her uncle’s attempt to assassinate her made her a tough deadly […]

Occultic Nine – A Review Of 2016’s Best Paranormal Anime

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Occultic Nine is one of 2016’s best paranormal anime series. Chiyomaru Shikura (also the creator of Steins;Gate), is the brain behind this masterpiece. As such, it’s not hard to see why it was one of the big and heavy hitters back in 2016. The expectations were high for a story. So high that it would have the emotional connection and twisty plot of something akin to Steins;Gate. Both titles by the same person had different mediums. Steins;Gate was based on a game, while Occultic Nine was on a light novel. Perhaps, this difference of source medium made Occultic Nine a rather unusual series than one can expect. Leaving the question of whether this anime is good or not for a second, what’s most striking about the series is how unconventional and outright weird and bold it is. Light novels, by their nature, are a medium […]

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Corpse Party: Tortured Souls – Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou

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Breakdown Starting as a survival horror video game in the 90’s, the Corpse Party IP has come a long way. It quickly caught on in the West and in a short time made a successful transition into anime. Today it has both a cult and mainstream following. In fact, its video games and anime are still going strong with each release. Some of them are even regarded as being among the most macabre in their genres. With that in mind let’s take a look at Corpse Party: Tortured Souls or Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou. Will it satiate your appetite for a horrifying experience or leave you wanting more? Read on to find out. Synopsis From the very first video game the premise of Corpse Party has always remained quite similar. As with almost every anime in existence, the adventures unfold around a group of high school students. In […]

Twilight of Vengeance: A Jigoku Shoujo Yoi no Togi Review

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Are you ready for another round of grudges? Bind your souls in a covenant of revenge and send your tormentor to Hell. A price… there will always be a price. Deliver your end of the bargain and seal your soul to a hellish fate. Set your sights on Heaven as you wander through a world of pain and agony for all of eternity. “You are coming with me. We are going to Hell.” Enma Ai  General Information The latest in the Hell Girl series, Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi is the fourth season of Jigoku Shoujo. Announced last February 2017, the show aired on July as a climax to the series. Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi consists of 6 new episodes and 6 ‘reminiscence’ episodes. For more information on the first season, feel free to read my first Jigoku Shoujo Anime Review. I have also reviewed Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori […]

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Ousama Game (King’s Game) The Animation Review

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Breakdown Japanese game developers have made some of the most intense and memorable horror games around. Can the same be said of anime? Its usually known for portraying intense characters and moving tales. Though not so much for inducing moments of sheer terror. Ousama Game The Animation (King’s Game in English)  steps forward as a new contender in this arena. A small class of students caught up in a dark and twisted game. Do they play along or suffer an unimaginable fate? Is this the movie SAW if it were an anime or something far better? Let’s take a look shall we? Synopsis The King’s decrees are absolute. This simple yet demanding rule is something many teenagers are about to become familiar with. Without any prior warning, students from a single class in a high school will find themselves receiving texts from someone calling themselves the King. Each […]