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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.

legend-korraSeason 3 information:

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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Anime Review: Mai-HiME

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Summary:

Thirteen girls, each with the ability to materialize “Elements” and summon metallic guardians called “Childs” have been brought to Fuuka Academy to battle mysterious creatures called Orphans. Each with a different personality and background, they must decide who they truly care about and why they fight.

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Aired: Sep 30, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Producers: FUNimation Entertainment, Bandai Entertainment
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Shoujo Ai
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Mai-Hime is a great anime. I was genuinely surprised about how good it was, I honestly didn’t expect it. It is a fairly or somewhat of an old anime. Nonetheless it is worth watching very good story and an interesting plot. It does have a somewhat of a Shoujo Ai aspect to it. I’m just giving you a heads up. The most interesting part for me was that each character had a certain depth to her/him. its not like other anime where the main character is the main focus. The was a dragon in the anime which turn up its rate for me. There were some pretty funny moments in the anime and some very dramatic ones that got me teary. Therefore its an excellent story. As for the animation it was pretty good for its time… as in fairly animated. The soundtrack was pretty cool as well. There wasn’t anything bad about the anime but it did lack something, You should check it out and judge for yourself.

Overall Rating: 8/10

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Kyoukai no Kanata

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Summary:

The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is about to jump from the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is unique even among members of the spirit world. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai. (Source: ANN)

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General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Producers: Kyoto Animation, Lantis, Pony Canyon, TBS, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Fantasy, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Kyoukai no Kanata where shall I begin… Its amazing in a very unexpected way. The anime is both brutal and filled with fan service for a PG-13 rated anime. The story is very good both beautiful and sad.There are many amazing stuff in the anime I cant pin point one thing that made it special. To simplify it, its a Slice of life anime with a hint of comedy that takes an action turn of events. I must mention that the animation is gorgeous. Also the characters never failed to surprise me. I really enjoyed getting to know their powers and personalities. I believe that the director and writer are very creative specially with the way they laid down the ending. I totally respect them for that. I wished that the anime had more action in it or more like I wish that some fights have lasted longer. Nonetheless its a great anime.

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Overall Rating: 8/10

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Manga Review: Shoujo Kakumei Utena

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Utena Tenjou had a tragic childhood – her parents died when she was young, and she almost drowned, had it not been for her prince who came and rescued her. Because of the impact this prince had on her life, Utena strives to be just like him – to grow up to be a prince, not a princess, and to spread nobility, ultimately finding her prince and bringing revolution. (Source: ANN)

General Information:

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 1996 to 1997
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Psychological, Shoujo, Shoujo Ai
Authors: Be-Papas (Story), Saitou, Chiho (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ciao

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After watching Utena’s movie I had to know more about the series so I watched the anime and then read the manga. The anime is kinda unimportant compared to the manga. The manga is absolutely amazing. There are some stuff in the manga that are not included in neither the movie or the anime which I think are important. There is more character development in Utena in the manga. The ending was beautiful. It also made me understand Anthy more I think. I fallen in love with Utena after reading the manga, not that I wasn’t already in love with her but she seemed more real to me. I also loved how straight forward the manga is. The special chapter were pretty good too. The stories there were better told in the manga than the anime. Therefore I highly recommend the manga. Also if you are interested in knowing the difference between the manga and the anime just watch the last 3 episodes of the anime. I should also mention that the ending of the anime is different from the manga and different from the movie. Though the essence of the story is the same in all of them.

Overall Rating: 9/10

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Movie Review: Bayonetta – Bloody Fate

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Based on the 2009 game, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate follows the story of the witch Bayonetta, as she defeats the blood-thirsty Angels and tries to remember her past from before the time she awoke, 20 years ago. Along her side are a mysterious little girl who keeps calling her “Mummy”, a journalist that holds a personal grudge against Bayonetta and a unknown white-haired woman who seems to know more than she is willing to reveal about Bayonetta’s time before her sleep.

General Information:

Directed by: Fuminori Kizaki
Aired: Nov 23, 2013
Producers: Gonzo
Genres: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Super Power
Duration: 1 hr. 29 min.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

Review:

Hearing about Bayonetta‘s movie made me jump allover the place. Watching the movie was like a dream come true. I mean Bayonetta in a Japanese voice :$ I’m sold. No really, The movie was incredible. The action is amazing. Basically it was all action one fight after the other, defeated a boss to be confronted with a new one. If you are familiar with the game its very similar to it. The directing is amazing and a very good story. I can assure you that you wont get bored. There were cute moments there and funny ones as well. As great as the movie was I was left unsatisfied. I don’t know why, it just felt like something was missing. If you played the game of a Bayonetta fan you must watch it.

Overall Rate: 9/10

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2014 in Animated, Movies

 

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Movie Review: Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena

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Summary:

In a loose retelling of the Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series, Utena Tenjou arrives at Ohtori Academy, only to be immediately swept up in a series of duels for the hand of her classmate Anthy Himemiya and the power she supposedly holds. At the same time, Utena reunites with Touga Kiryuu, a friend from her childhood who seems to know the secrets behind the duels. Utena must discover those secrets for herself, before the power that rules Ohtori claims her and her friends, new and old. (Source: ANN)

General Information:

Directed by: Naoyoshi Shiotani
Written by: Clamp (story), Nanase Ohkawa, Junichi Fujisaku
Released: Aug 14, 1999
Producers: Production I.G,
Genres: Dementia, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity

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Review:

 Revolutionary Girl Utena is a very complected movie. Its very fast base and all over the place you might not understand somethings and the ending won’t make any sense. I liked how complex the movie was, it made me want to learn more about Utena. I loved the action in the movie. Also the diversity of the plot and graphics. I loved how everything was animated… like everything. Also the directing for the movie was brilliant. Of course I appreciated the yuri there there as well. Then again I’m a sucker for complexities. Therefore I believe this movie will only be acceptable to a normal viewer if they watched the anime or read the manga before hand. Nonetheless watching the movie provoked me to watch the anime and read the manga. I mean once I finished this movie I sat there for an hour trying to understand how the created made the story so mushed like that. I mean you’ll only understand whats going on at the very end. Therefore I believe that its a very good movie and amazing directing.

Overall Rate: 8/10

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2014 in Animated, Movies

 

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Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

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The animated movie Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is an adaption of the video game franchise Bayonetta by Platinum Games.  The movie is created by the anime studio Gonzo. The movie is 1 hr. 29min. its going to be in theaters on Nov 23, 2013.

Movie Trailer:

Unlike the original version of the game, the anime movie is going to Have Japanese voice actors/actress:

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Tanaka, Atsuko as Bayonetta

 

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Sonozaki, Mie as Jeanne

Namikawa, Daisuke as Luka

Namikawa, Daisuke as Luka

Sawashiro, Miyuki as Cereza

Sawashiro, Miyuki as Cereza

Genda, Tesshô as Rodin

Genda, Tesshô as Rodin

Takagi, Wataru as Enzo

Takagi, Wataru as Enzo

Wakamoto, Norio as Balder

Wakamoto, Norio as Balder

The anime movie Blu-ray/DVD will be released on January 24, 2014.

Movie Trailer two:

Manga artist Sakakibara, Mizuki is launching a two-part manga adaptation of the Bayonetta: Bloody Fate in the December issue and January issue of Kodansha‘s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine.

For more information click here.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2013 in Animated, Movies

 

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