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Blame! Anime Movie Review

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Breakdown Enter a dark and dismal future where humanity struggles to barely survive. This is’t the typical dystopia though. Imagine a colossal city that spans layers so deep you can travel for days and never see the real sun. In this endless maze of metal and stone, a sparse number of humans somehow get by as they avoid the machines hunting them. It is a world as mysterious as it is endless. Any semblance of an answer to one thing brings with it dozens of new questions. This is the world of Blame! Is it a movie worth watching? How original and entertaining is it? Read on to find out. Synopsis The exact date isn’t known. The only thing that is however is that at some point far in the past humans once had the ability to control the sprawling city. Then one day a strange contagion […]

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Rokka no Yuusha – Mari’s Anime Review

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General Info O w O Ishio Yamagata wrote Rokka no Yuusha,  a Japanese light novel series while Miyagi illustrated it. Shueisha has published six volumes of the series since August 2011. Kei Toru created a manga adaptation of Rokka no Yuusha and began serialization in Shueisha‘s Super Dash & Go! magazine in February 2012. Yen Press licensed both light novels and their manga adaptation in North America. Passione produced an anime television series and Takeo Takahashi directed it. Rokka no Yuusha aired in Japan from July 4 to September 19, 2015.      Synopsis The story revolves around six people called “Braves of the Six Flowers” who are chosen by the Goddess of Fate to destroy the Demon God. Adlet Mayer, a self-proclaimed “strongest man in the world”, used tools and trickery to fight and catch his opponents off-guard. Princess Nashetania Loei Piena Augustra joined him to kill […]

Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura: A Review By Earl Part 2

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As you may have seen last week, I’ve posted Part I of my Cardcaptor Sakura review. I covered some of the basics of the anime there. I suggest you read it first before continuing to this review. Without delaying it any further, here’s Part 2! Cardcaptor Sakura: The Comical Side Of Things The series has a surprising knack for clever comedic timing and delivery. Not necessarily to a gut-busting level, but certainly to a point where it’s even funnier than your run-in-the-mill anime series. The show knows how to emphasize a joke without explaining what it meant. As is clear from almost the first scene, Sakura’s older brother Touya teases her for being a “monster”. When Sakura loudly retorts that she doesn’t stomp around, the camera emphasizes her feet and the sound design makes it feel explosive – in other terms like she’s on a stomping […]

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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 […]

Persona 4 The Animation

Persona 4 The Animation

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Breakdown Shakespeare once said that ‘all the world’s a stage and all the men and women in it merely actors’. Similarly, numerous psychologists and sociologists have spoken about the concept of ‘self’. Do we really show our true self in our daily interactions with others or are they all finely crafted masks? Do we even know our true self and the person we really are as much as we’d like to think? It’s questions like these that Persona 4 the video game and by extension its anime presents to its audience. In fact, it’s there in the very lyrics of the theme song ‘Pursuing My True Self’. Is Persona 4 The Animation worth the watch or should you pass on it? Read on to find out what we thought! Synopsis With his parents working overseas a young Yu Narukami finds himself sent from the city to […]