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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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Movie Review: Annabelle the Conjuring

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Summary:

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia – a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now… Annabelle. (Written by IMDB)

General Information:

Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton
Director: John R. Leonetti
Written by: Gary Dauberman
Genre: Horror
Run time: 98 minutes
Release date: October 3, 2014

Review:

The other day I went to Grand Cinemas in Kuwait to watch Annabelle. It was my first time to Grand Cinemas I must say the movie theater was nice… but that’s about it. The movie started around 2:15 pm and ended at 3:30 pm if I remember correctly. What I’m trying to say is that more than half of the movie was censored. The censorship was extreme and unnecessary, I mean she was walking down the street then cut. She in front of her building then cut. She in the apartment cut. She hears a voice cut. Someone flies off cut. She is crying cut. Credits…

That was pretty much the whole movie its supposed to be an hours and a half but they only shown around 35-45 min of the movie. Its so not wroth watching the Cinema if you’re in Kuwait… I suggest you wait for the DVD release. I can’t rate the movie because I hardly watched anything from it and it would be unfair to the Director if I gave it a rate now. So that’s that.

Overall Rate: -

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Live action, Movies

 

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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: Kyousougiga TV

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Summary:

Koto and her brothers, A and Un are stuck in a strange city causing massive mayhem through the land called Kyoto but not the Kyoto they are from. They are searching for an atypical rabbit in order to return home. Koto, who is the eldest of the three, seems to have some sort of connection to this weird place ruled by a monk, a demon, and a priest.

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Producers: Toei Animation
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Ever since I’ve watched the OVA I’ve been out-blown by Kyousougiga. It had beautiful art and an insane concept. It was also the most animated anime I’ve come across. Therefore I was thrilled that it was getting a TV release and up to 10 episodes. I mean how more amazing can this get? I love how they didn’t change the concept much they simply explained the OVA. Like how the worlds came to be and how the creatures came to be. Also we got background stories of almost all the characters which was pretty interesting. The thing I loved most about this anime is we the beautiful animation but more over the thrilling action. It was always allover the place but within reason and it served the story right. It also had the right amount of drama and comedy, so its never boring. The ending of the anime however, gave me mixed feeling. It was good but it wasn’t what I expected or what I wanted to see. but it was good. So I highly recommend Kyousougiga for its one of the best animated animes out there and its worth checking out that’s for sure.

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Overall Rate: 8/10

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Movie Review: Steins;Gate – Fuka Ryouiki no Deja vu

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Summary:
The film takes place one year after the events of the anime series. After going through a painstaking journey across multiple “World Lines” due to the invention of “D-Mail,” text messages that can be sent to the past, Rintarou Okabe has assumedly landed in the “Steins Gate” World Line, in which none of his friends would have to die and a future ruled by SERN due to the invention of a time machine no longer exists. However, Rintarou soon starts feeling the side effects of his constant time traveling across multiple World Lines, which soon builds up and causes Rintarou to suddenly vanish from existence, with only Kurisu Makise, the girl who he had saved thanks to his efforts, remembering him through déjà vu. It is now up to Kurisu to find a way to get Rintarou back. (Source: Wikipedia)

General Information:

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 20, 2013
Producers: Frontier Works, Media Factory, Movic, AT-X, White Fox, Kadokawa Pictures Japan, Mages
Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

If you have watched the anime you know that it follows Okabe Rintarou. Similar to the anime the movie talks about time travel though unlike the anime It actually follows Makise Kurisu. If you haven’t watched the anime and you are planing to, the movie wont ruin the anime for you. The movie was more of a romance drama than the anime. Nonetheless it was absolutely beautiful. The movie’s main focus was on Kurisu-san and how she’s trying for Okabe. It was very good and I’ve very much enjoyed it. But compared to other animated movies it wasn’t great. As a Steins;Gate side story it was perfect.

What I’m trying to say is if you are new to the series you will enjoy the movie. If you are a fan you’ll love the movie because of its different prospective. I’m a fan and I loved it.

Overall Rate: 8/10

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Animated, Movies

 

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Manga Review: Seiten no Hekigan

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Summary:

Even after one month of transferring to a new school, Natsuki keeps her distance from her classmates. Her childhood friend Haruka always tries to push her to be more sociable, but Natsuki just pushes her away. One day, while Natsuki was skipping class and eating lunch on the school balcony, a slime-like substance drops right on top of her. The slime slowly forms itself into… a human girl? An odd relationship between Natsuki and her new alien(?) sister begins. (Source: MangaHelpers)

General information:

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 12
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 10, 2012 to Oct 10, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, School, Sci-Fi
Authors: Takishima, Asaka (Story & Art)
Serialization: Manga Life Win

Review:

They killed this manga too soon… the story was just about to get real. The manga had so much potential, but got cancelled. So this is me crying about it. The manga is about a criminal alien that was exiled to plant earth. The alien first encounter is a girl named Natsuki. The alien turned into a female human and started following Natsuki around and living as her sister.
The story felt more like a slice of life than a fantasy. I loved the flow of the events in the manga. It’s a shame that the manga ended too soon. Even though it was building up pretty well. I’ve very much enjoyed every chapter of the manga and if it were licensed I would buy it for sure.

Overall Rate: 7/10

 
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Posted by on September 26, 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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