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Anime Review: Samurai Flamenco

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Summary:

Masayoshi Hazama: a man who has become a superhero “by himself” with no superhuman powers or any sort of high-tech conversions, NONE!!

Hidenori Goto: a cop who found out the true identity of “the superhero” by a strange twist of fate and thus constantly gets in trouble thanks to Hazama, the superhero.

This is the story of the birth of a true hero featuring these two young men with a touch of comedy and serious drama, while they come face to face with hardships as they search for the true meaning of becoming a hero of justice in this world! (Source: Aniplex USA)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Aired: Oct 11, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Producers: Aniplex, Manglobe, Fuji TV, Aniplex of America
Genres: Action, Comedy
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Review:

I found Samurai Flamenco to be unexpected. The anime was all over the place, yet the story is good. It was unexpectedly deep and had a lot of values in it. The main character is very admirable. I think it would be safe to say that the anime had 3 different arcs. Each arc had its own direction. I think the anime would feel ridiculous to super hero fans. Though I enjoyed it very much. It had a good amount of action and was pretty funny at time. The twist and turns in the story were totally unexpected. Overall it was a good anime.

Overall Rate: 7/10

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Kuroko no Basket

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Summary:

The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The class that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called “The Generation of Miracles.” There was another player who all of them respected… A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn’t good at basketball, in fact, he’s bad! And he’s so plain that he’s impossible to see. But Kuroko’s plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he’s none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation. Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools. A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!

General Information:

Type: TV
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 25 each
Status: Break
Aired: Apr 8, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012 – Oct 6, 2013 to Mar 30, 2014
Producers: Production I.G, Bandai Visual, Lantis, NAS
Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

This is one of the best sports anime I’ve come across for a while now. Though both seasons ended with cliffhangers, I cant wait for season 3. Kuroko no Basket has an amazing storyline. It keeps you wanting more. I liked how you get to see everyone’s story not just the main characters. I also like how the anime had a somewhat of a slice of life aspect to it. Its not always about winning. Its not always about perfection.  Its about the passion for the game which it a great message to convey. I highly recommend this anime. Its one of the top must watch anime ever made. I should also mention that the Special episodes were a cute change to the seriousness of the anime. So you might want to check them out as well.

Overall Rate: 9/10

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Sakura Trick

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Summary:

The story revolves around Haruka and Yuu, two girls who go to a high school that is slated to be shut down in three years. To share something special between them, they share a kiss, and their relationship deepens from that moment onward. (Source: ANN)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014
Producers: Studio Deen, Pony Canyon, TBS, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo Ai, Slice of Life
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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 Sakura Trick is the gayest anime every created after Strawberry Panic… yes its that gay. I’m not against that. The anime talks about Yui and Haruka mainly. There is this side couple which are Kotone and Shizuku. There is an actual love story between Kotone and Shizuku. On the other hand, there is nothing between Yui and Haruka… Its pure fanservice which I don’t approve of. I get that the anime is a Slice of Life and I like Slice of Life. I didn’t get why they used it this way though. I wouldn’t recommend this anime to be honest but I did like Kotone and Shizuku relationship. If their story was the main story then I would’ve recommended the anime. Since its not the anime is not really worth it.

Overall Rate: 6/10

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Kill la Kill

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Summary:

Ryuuko Matoi is a vagrant school girl traveling from place to place searching for clues to the truth behind her father’s death—the “woman with the scissor blade.” The journey has led Ryuuko to Honnouji Academy.

Honnouji Academy—where an elite group of students is granted superhuman power by their special uniforms called the “Goku uniform.” With the power of the uniform, the student body president, Satsuki Kiryuin rules the students with unquestioned power and fear.

Satsuki holds the secret to the “scissor blade” and Ryuuko confronts Satsuki to gain information but… Was their encounter a mere coincidence or fate? The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy!(Source: killlakill.com)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Producers: Aniplex, Aniplex of America, Trigger
Genres: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, School
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Review:

Kill la kill is an anime that’s created by the same team that created Gurren Lagann. Kill la kill is absolutely ridiculous and all over the place. I don’t mean that in a bad way though. The anime is hilarious and yes I mean incredibly funny. It is also very chaotic. You may forget at some points in the anime that it has a story, but I assure you it does have a story and its sending a very strong message. That’s why its hectic and all over the place. I believe that’s the only way to convey that message and they did a great job at it. The anime is about people being prisoners to their cloths, and Matoi Ryuuko is trying to change that. I believe in the message that the anime is trying to convey. cloths have no power over you, you have the power over your cloths. I cant go into much detail to explain this, I rather you would watch the anime and tell me whether or not you agree with me. Kill La Kill is no Gurren Lagann but its still a masterpiece.

Overall Rate: 10/10

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Golden Time

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Summary:
Tada Banri, a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo, found himself completely lost after the opening ceremony, trying to find his way to the freshman orientation. At that moment, he ran into another lost freshman from the same school, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, and they hit it off at once. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just on time, there appeared in front of the two a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses. The girl then whacked Mitsuo across the face with the bouquet and handed the flowers over to him. “Freshman, congratulations,” was all she said, and then left. The stylish, well dressed, perfect woman that had swung at Mitsuo was his childhood friend, Kaga Kouko. As children they had promised to marry each other one day, fulfilling their dreams. In order to escape from her, Mitsuo had gone out secretly and taken the examination for this well known private college, but now she showed up in the freshman orientation hall. She too had taken the law school entrance examination, catching up with him there. (Source: Baka-Tsuki)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Producers: J.C.Staff, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Golden Time is one of the most outstanding romance anime I’ve come across. It is different from your usual romance story but in a good way. The character development in the anime was amazing. Also the way they influenced each other. It felt more realistic than any other romance anime I’ve come across. The anime did address the issue of memory loss in a beautiful way, I know that sounds wrong but you must see it to believe it.

There was also an outstanding female heroin which made the show more fun to watch. I think that the anime was implying that life goes and and one shouldn’t be stuck in the past. The ending of the anime made me happy and a little sad at the same time. There was this one character that I wanted to know more about or wanted her to be happy, I don’t know… she was smiling though. I think that should be enough. Anyhow Golden Time is an amazing anime it would be a waste not to watch it. Highly recommended.

Overall Rate: 9/10

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

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Summary:

The Japanese call them hikikomori—people who’ve become so withdrawn socially that they refuse to leave their homes for weeks and even months at a time. For Sasami Tsukuyomi, who’s attempting to pass her first year of high school despite being a shut in, it’s more than just a word. Fortunately though, she lives with her older brother Kamiomi, who just happens to be a teacher at the school Sasami is supposed to attend. Not to mention, her “Brother Surveillance Tool” which lets her view the outside world via her computer and will, theoretically, allow her to readjust to interfacing with people again. What it mainly does, however, is let her view her brother’s interactions with the three very odd Yagami sisters, who inexplicably seem to have had their ages reversed and have various types of “interest” in Kamiomi. And then things start to get really weird… Magical powers? Everything turning into chocolate? Is life via the web warping Sasami’s brain, or is it the universe that’s going crazy? (Source: Sentai Filmworks)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Producers: Aniplex, Shaft, TBS, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

At first I was interested in Sasami-san@Ganbaranai because Sasami is a hikikomori. Like in the first episode how she was writing her fictional story… It was epic how the events of the episode kept turning. Then there was the Yagami sisters, they made the show very fun to watch. In short I enjoyed Sasami-san@Ganbaranai very much. The anime was full of action, unnatural events, comedy, and pretty emotional issues that were addressed there. It was very interesting to watch pretty unpredictable and they keep surprising you in each and every episode. It got pretty dark at times… Like very dark but it didn’t ruin the story. The anime wasn’t great but it was very good. I wasn’t impressed with the ending, it didn’t do the anime justice. Overall very good anime.

Overall Rate: 8/10

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Review: The Legend of Korra – Book 3: Change

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Book Three: Change is the third season of the animated TV series The Legend of Korra. The season takes place largely in the Earth Kingdom, one of the four major nations in the setting of the series, and also depicts the re-emergence of airbending among people of other nations. Toph’s eldest daughter, Lin Beifong, and the now elderly Zuko, a character from the original series, are among the season’s supporting characters, as are “the Red Lotus”, a group of dangerous anarchists led by the new airbender Zaheer who want to overthrow the world’s governments and the Avatar.

General Information:

Create by: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
Written by: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Tim Hedrick, Joshua Hamilton
Genre: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy-drama
No. of seasons:
3
No. of episodes: 39
Origin: United State
Original Language: English
Original run: April 14, 2012 – Present
Status: On hold. Book 4: Balance primer date is not announced yet.

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No. of episodes: 13
Original run: June 27, 2014 – August 22, 2014

Review:

So after finishing the third season of the Legend of Korra, I must say that I’m impressed. The show keeps getting better and better, with a solid plot. I love how the character’s relationships improved and how the idea of Korra having a boyfriend almost disappeared. I do like Mako, very much. Nevertheless I’m glad they didn’t go on with the relationship it’s better that they are friends. I also love the fact that we got to see more of Lin’s other side. They give her very little credit. I’m also very happy for our beloved Bolin, for having Opel. Its good to see how the characters improved in this season. I love that Jinora is more recognized now, I know it started from the last season but I just love how far they are taking it. It is my favorite season by far. I love how the ending made me eager for more. It opened up many possibilities for the next season. It was also a better ending than Book 2’s.

THE LEGEND OF KORRAOverall Rate: 8/10

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in Cartoons/Comic books

 

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