Dragon Ball Super Review

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Breakdown We all know about Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, especially the latter for many. This anime franchise has fans both young and old and has been around for decades. We’ve seen protagonist Goku go from a spunky child to a still childish but responsible parent. All the while saving the world from perils possessing unbelievable power. In the same fun and action packed spirit, Dragon Ball Super aims to continue this legacy. Does it make good on this promise and live up to its legendary roots however? Or does it instead falter and waver where it shouldn’t? Keep reading and we’ll tell you what we thought about this new foray into the Dragon Ball world. Synopsis With major threats to the planet such as Buu taken care of, Goku has settled in to life as a peaceful farmer. Despite being one of the most powerful […]

The Downfall A Bleach Anime Review

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Title: Bleach Manga Written By Tite Kubo Volume: 74 Chapter: 686 Year: August 20, 2001 – August 22, 2016 Magazine: Weekly Shonen Jump Anime TV Series Written By Masashi Sogo (#1–167, 190–229, 266–366) Kento Shimoyama (#168–189) Tsuyoshi Kida (#230–265) Episodes: 366 Studio: Studio Pierrot Year: October 5, 2004 – March 27, 2012 Genres: Action, Alternate History, Super Natural, Martial Arts, Science Fantasy “The difference between the strength… What about it? Do you think I should give up just because you are stronger than me?” — Ichigo Kurosaki           Introduction The late-1980s in Hiroshima. A teacher announces the last day of the class before transferring to another school. A young boy as a parting gift gives the teacher a drawing. The boy’s favorite teacher is so impressed that he would later show the drawing to his new students. Quickly word began to spread about the boy’s immense […]

A Review On Kiba: An Anime Based On A TCG

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Great and high memorable anime series can originate from a ton of factors. Some come as adaptations of manga, some from light novels, and some from games or even from original adaptations. What’s amazingly rare, is finding a great, deep, and dark show that originated from a TCG (trading card game). Kiba (2006) is just one of them. Unlike most shows of the genre, Hiroshi Kojina (director) stated that “(the series) absolutely won’t have any plot elements that curry favor to children.” He further added, “Kiba won’t be the type of show to put ‘human drama’ on the back burner.” With words like that coming from the creative team, and a studio like Madhouse handling animation, Kiba managed to become what perhaps no anime of its type could. Something more than its TCG basis.   The real problem is how it compares to other shounen-action-fantasy […]

Hero for Fun: A One Punch Man Anime Review

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Being a hero is not as easy as it seems. Sometimes, you’re just too weak to beat your opponents. Though, there are other times when you’re too strong that no one is strong enough to land a hit. That is exactly the problem of a certain baldy hero! “If you really want to become strong, stop caring about what others think about you. Living your life has nothing to do with what others think.“ Saitama General Information Beginning publication in 2009, One Punch Man is an ongoing webcomic created by an author with the pseudonym One. The series became viral, hitting more than 7.9 million hits in June of 2012. A digital remake by illustrator Yusuke Murata began publication in Shueisha‘s Young Jump Web Comics in the same year. The series also acquired an English serialization in Viz Media‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Adapted into an anime by Madhouse, One Punch Man aired from October to […]

Code:Breaker: An Anime Review

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An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. That is the mantra of the Code:Breakers. Using evil to fight evil, the Code:Breakers lay waste to those who disrupt the peace. “I’m just the evil that kills evil. I can neither end your suffering nor bring back the dead.“ Ogami Rei General Information Code:Breaker is initially a manga by writer and illustrator Akimine Kamijyo. It was serialized in the Weekly Shounen Magazine by Kodansha. The studio Kinema Citrus produced an anime adaptation of the manga that first aired in October 2012. Funimation Entertainment licensed the series for airing in North America. Synopsis During a bus ride, Sakurakoji Sakura looks out of the window and witnesses a peculiar scene: people burning in blue fire. She catches sight of a boy standing amidst the gang, unharmed. Having a penchant for justice, Sakura returns to the site the next day only to discover that […]

Kekkai Sensen: Zien’s Anime Review

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As long as you are trying to take even one step towards the light, your soul will never truly be beaten!!! -Leonardo Watch (Kekkai Sensen)- Zien’s Synopsis: Settings Three years ago, New York was destroyed and was rebuilt all in the same night. Apparently, the gate to the alterworld suddenly opened. It was not without hope though. Thanks to the casters, chaos was halted and the city was reconstructed. Since then, a fog barrier enveloped the place. Ever since that incident, people called the area not as New York but as “Hellsalem’s Lot,” an arcane city where the world and the alterworld intersects. Plot Leonardo Watch, also known as Leo, was living as a normal boy. He has a sister named Michella who cannot walk. His parents were seeking a miracle for Michella, and thus, they travelled to Hellsalem’s Lot which is known for making […]

Guilty Crown : An Anime Review by Wakeida

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“If you value your everyday life, go out and protect it. Are you going to move or let life come to a standstill again?”- Gai Tsutsugami Guilty Crown in a Nutshell Ouma Shu’s life has been at a stand still after experiencing a trauma in childhood. That day came to be known as ‘Lost Christmas’ in the year 2029 after the outbreak of the Apocalypse Virus. However, he lost memories of that day which changed his life. From that moment until 2039, he lives a quiet and unexciting life. This is until his favorite musician walks into his life. What he doesn’t expect is that she pulls him into a dangerous world. She mistakenly gives him a power meant for the leader of a rebel group called the ‘Undertakers’. This leader is none other than his closest childhood friend Tsutsugami Gai, who had disappeared after […]