Reviews

Review: Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle 3

Spooky? Yes, Boogie. Spooky.

Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle. Studio Bones. 2014.

It’s time for a beach episode with all the twists that only a Chaika show can bring. Instead of swimsuits and beach balls, we make do with Chaika and Akari splashing Toru in a tide pool. Of course, the incest vibes given off from Akari is quite funny to watch as she does in an analytic manner as opposed to ... Read More »

Review: Psycho-Pass 2 Episode 2

Psycho-Pass 2. Tatsunoko Productions. 2014.

Starting us off on the wrong foot is the ever increasingly annoying Mika as she continues to be a arrogant thorn in sides of Akane and all of her enforcers. I understand her background but that doesn’t mean she gets a free card in being a complete bitch especially when it comes to simple brainstorming on decoding a message. What ... Read More »

Review: Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle 2

Nerf Wizards. Buff Saboteurs plz. Chaika is fine.

Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle. Studio Bones. 2014

Last week episode left Chaika and friends in the middle of a firefight with Lady Claudia and this marks the longest sustained encounter with a single foe. While Toru and Akari are quite good at their job of keeping up the pressure and being agile enough to dodge incoming spells, the superior range and experience of Claudia is able to ... Read More »

Review: Hellsing Ultimate Abridged (2010)

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With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to buckle down and get in the true spirit of the holiday. So ready your best ritual garbs and get ready to repel the demons!… Oh wait, that’s actually what used to happen on Halloween. The “true” way to celebrate these days is by scaring the crap out of everyone who gets scared easily, ... Read More »

Review: Psycho-Pass 2 Episode 1

Psycho-Pass 2. Tatsunoko Productions. 2014.

For something completely different from the magical fantasy world of Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle, my other hyped up show of the season takes place in dystopia futuristic Tokyo and known as Psycho-Pass 2. Gen Urobuchi and Production IG may have nothing to do with Psycho-Pass 2 but that doesn’t mean that the first episode’s quality should suffer one bit. ... Read More »

Impressions: Terra Formars 1-3

Terra Formars. Warner Bros. 2014.

Holy  censorship, Batman! If you thought Tokyo Ghoul had too many censors and haven’t started in on Terra Formars yet, then you’re in for a rather rude awakening. Over the years my preferences in anime have evolved. There was a time when I could spend all day watching Sailor Moon, InuYasha, Pokemon, etc. Now a days, there’s nothing I wouldn’t give to kick ... Read More »

Review: Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle 1

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One of my most anticipated shows of the fall is here, and Hitsugi no Chaika wastes no time in getting its own Hype Train rolling. Introduced in the middle of a duel, Lady Claudia breaks the trend of progressively broken former heroes and is quite likeable in couple of ways. Unlike the others who have died of illness or had ... Read More »

Review: GunGrave (2003)

GunGrave. Madhouse. (2003)

Well, its that time of the year again. Time for spooks, scares, and s… s… candy. As such, I thought I would kick things off this year with an anime that isn’t a scary anime, but has some creepy bits and zombies. Plus, horror isn’t my genre. I scare too easily to watch any real scary anime, so this is ... Read More »

Review: Carnival Phantasm (2011)

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With the upcoming airing of Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works tomorrow, I thought it would fun to do a quick review of one of my favorite works of Type/Moon, Carnival Phantasm. Carnival Phantasm is a fun little show that combines works like Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Zero, Tsukihime and Melty Blood. If you’ve seen any of these anime, read their manga or light novels ... Read More »

Review: Strike the Blood (2013)

Strike the Blood. Silver Link - Connect. (2013)

Anyone else getting a little fed up with vampires? They were cool like your grandpa in the 20’s, but now, they are quite honestly overdone and boring. They have been in every facet of entertainment, and anime is no exception. Today, I’d like to talk about an anime that puts an interesting spin on vampires by making them gods essentially. Strike ... Read More »