Category Archives: Reviews

No Thumbnail

Nodame Cantabile

[singlepic id=68 w=300 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=76 w=300 h=240 float=center] Gyabo! For those of you who don’t know the series, Nodame Cantabile is based on the bestselling manga of the same name by Ninomiya Tomoko, and while I do like that particular work, the anime

No Thumbnail

Guin Saga

[singlepic id=75 w=320 h=240 float=center] This review is dedicated to Imaoka Sumiyo, better known as Kurimoto Kaoru, the author of Guin Saga, who passed away in May 2009. Few can come close to matching what you have achieved as a writer and author. As a

No Thumbnail

Full Metal Alchemist

[singlepic id=64 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=63 w=320 h=240 float=center] Obsession is a very strange thing indeed, and may be one of the few human traits that so clearly falls between heaven and hell. What one does with their obsession though, well, therein lies an

No Thumbnail

Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Part 1)

[singlepic id=21 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=22 w=320 h=240 float=center] Kara no Kyoukai review Part 2 The problem with movies is that all too often they’re lacking in one or two fundamental areas, and unfortunately these are normally the plot or the characters. The first

No Thumbnail

Angel Beats

[singlepic id=50 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=51 w=320 h=240 float=center] Sometimes anime studios manage to confuse me, not because of anything they do, but because of what they don’t do. Take Angel Beats as an example.

No Thumbnail

Tears to Tiara

[singlepic id=48 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=49 w=320 h=240 float=center] “There is no easy way from the earth to the stars, Fire is fed by the wind and extinguished by the wind, Grant us peace.” Okay, now I will admit one thing here. I have

No Thumbnail

Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan

[singlepic id=47 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=46 w=320 h=240 float=center] I’m not really a fan of ecchi comedies, and at first glance that what Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan (or MagiPoka as it’s more commonly known), looks like. However, the old aphorism about never judging a

No Thumbnail

Aria: The Natural

[singlepic id=11 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=14 w=320 h=240 float=center] The problem with sequels is that they’re rarely as good as the original, any show that actually achieves the feat of surpassing the original appears only once in a blue moon. Given that fact, I

No Thumbnail

Barefoot Gen

[singlepic id=43 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=44 w=320 h=240 float=center] “I dug my father, sister and brother out of the ruins. Their skulls and other bones were intact. I thought humans became like that when they were burnt. When my mother’s body was cremated however,

No Thumbnail

Tales of Phantasia

[singlepic id=41 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=42 w=320 h=240 float=center] Game adaptations are rapidly becoming a dime a dozen in anime and, surprisingly, the Tales franchise is leading the charge. Like all adaptations though, they can be a bit hit and miss and, in the