Kill La Kill – Must See

Plot Summary: Ryuuko Matoi carries a large weapon shaped like half of a pair of scissors. She’s looking for the woman with the other half, who killed her father. Satsuki Kiryuuin, student council president of Honnouji Academy, is said to know the woman’s identity, so Ryuuko transfers there. Those who arrive at the school receive a special “goku uniform,” and Satsuki has used that power to rule the school in fear.

A fantastic anime from the creators of Gurren Laggan, with the same spirit and fire that fueled that anime and I especially love the style. You will always be routing for Ryuuki Matoi in the story and this is one of the best developed storylines I have seen in a long time, you can’t help but love all the characters, this is a rare breed of anime. And there is a fantastic twist towards the end that really gets you riled up. The action is nonstop if a lot of fan service nudity, but there is no episode that leaves you disappointed, and full of humor of every kind. If you have any inclination towards anime then this is a must, and if you haven’t seen it then you are really missing out.

Animegraphy 2013 – This Is Why I Love Anime

This is why I love anime, it brings across so many emotions you are bound to connect with one, and it gets you going, your blood pumping, your adrenaline rushing, and you immerse yourself in it, and its never enough. This year I managed to catch up with a lot of Anime but to the end of 2013 I fell back again, now I’m back at it again and this Youtube video says a lot.

Anime List 12/12

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Just a few days left in this year and I thought I would wrap up the shows and anime I’m watching and I have really fallen back compared to what I used to watch. But over the last few months I have managed to catch up a bit on the shows. I have restarted Bleach at last, slowly chipping away at the mountain of episodes left, it is one of hell of show, I loved where I picked up. Too many good shows out there to watch, but right now the top four are Jojo’s Bizzare Adventures, Mobile Suit Gundam Age, Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, Bleach.

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Watching:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Age – Can’t Believe it’s Almost Done
  • Inu X Boku Secret Service – A Surprising Anime Indeed
  • Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Awesome story with modern animation from Fist of the North Star, very cool
  • Ozma – Very Cool First Few Episodes
  • Sengoku Collection – Different take on Sengoku Basara
  • Stiens Gate – Trippy To Watch
  • Muv-Luv Alternative – Just Started To Watch This One
  • Sword Art Online – The Game gets more intense
  • Bleach – At Last I Have Restarted The Episodes and planning on finish it!
  • Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon – Pretty Interesting Twist On The State Of The World

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Going To Watch:

  • Fate Zero
  • Darker Then Black
  • Gai Rei Zero
  • Guilty Crown
  • Giant Killing
  • Ixion Saga DT
  • BTOOOM!

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Recently I haven’t been watching too much anime since I didn’t have a lot of time on my hands, too busy with a lot of things and some of these shows really pull you in. So I decided two weeks back to pick a show and just watch it, and thats what I did, then I ended up watching several anime’s at the same time and all of them are very different from each other and liking them all. Luckily I have a few full seasons like Stiens:Gate & Blood C, and I’m watching Brave 10 And Gundam AGE which are currently airing. All of them are different levels of complexity and I’m enjoying them all.

  • Brave 10 – Loving It
  • Blood C – Fun to Watch
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Age – Enjoying It
  • Stiens Gate – Trippy but Liking it

Review: Wolverine Anime

Plot Summary: Next in the four-part Marvel Anime project and broadcasts after the Iron Man anime. Wolverine is a mutant, possessing animal-keen senses, enhanced psychical capabilities, three retracting bone claws on each hand and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin at a accelerated rate.

The anime versions of the Marvel Universe keep getting better and better, this time around Wolverine is a bad ass fighting off a part of the criminal world. There was a nice cameo of Cyclops half way through the anime. Its interesting to see the world of mutants through the eyes of Anime, its not the big struggle like it is with American animation but the story goes deep into Wolverine’s past in Japan, and you jump right into it, the story gets more twisted towards the end and lets hope for some more episodes of Wolverine. Its an action packed anime with story getting better and better, I think that the Iron Man Anime was better but this was damn good, and I can’t wait to see the X-Men anime.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork
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Anime – The Serious List

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There are a lot of anime choices currently out there and you can never have enough anime. I tried putting together a list of anime which is a more on the serious or dark side of anime. Some of them are recent and some of them are close to a decade old but this list of shows are good to watch at anytime. I still have ton of shows that I need to watch and catch up on like Bleach and Naruto Shippuuden , so with these new download caps introduced by the ISPs I’m probably going to go through my cache of Anime and TV Shows. For those looking to watch some very good anime shows then you can’t go wrong with the list below.

  • Black Lagoon
  • Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
  • Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
  • Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
  • Death Note
  • Devil May Cry
  • Get Backers
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
  • Gungrave
  • Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger
  • Ikkitousen
  • Guyver 2005
  • Karas
  • Macross 7
  • Macross Frontier
  • Samurai 7
  • Samurai Champloo
  • Speed Grapher
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  • Witchblade

(Thanks to 7ajiDude for making the request)

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Review: Iron Man – Anime

Plot Summary: Tony Stark is a physicist, an engineer, and the CEO of a major arms manufacturing company. On a battlefield he is injured from his own weapons and taken prisoner by terrorists. In order to keep his own heart beating, he creates the Ironman Suit and escapes. Once free, Stark decides to dedicate his life to pursuing world peace with the Ironman technology, so he moves to Japan to use the resources of “Lab 23,” home of the world’s first Arc Reactor. Wanting to devote himself fully to this research, Stark decides to retire as Ironman and announce the mass-production of suits to fulfill his duties. But at the announcement ceremony he is attacked by the mysterious organization known as “Zodiac,” and his plans have to change.

Iron Man is one the best characters out of Marvel at this moment and Marvel have taken their best step yet to turn it into an Anime. Its the first to be done for a show to go from American origins to Japanese Animation, most of the time it goes from Japanese to American cartoons. And I think they did a fantastic job with Iron Man, loved the characters and all the robots and how they made Tony Stark in the Anime. I flew through the 12 episodes and wanted a lot more, they made it a darker story in the Anime and that is one of the best qualities of it, there is an enemy in the background and it gets interesting. I can’t wait for more Marvel Anime shows!

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork
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Production I.G. Studio – Anime Office

I always wonder what an Anime production company’s office looks like and this time there is a look into Production I.G. Thankfully Danny Choo has gone into this Anime Company and taken a look at their offices and how they work. Production I.G. have made some well known anime and one of my favorite being Sengoku Basra, and they are currently making Sengoku Basra 2 which I am very much looking forward to watching as soon as its out. I always thought that it would be very cool to work in an Anime Studio

They are also responsible for one of the greatest anime movies of all time, Ghost In the Shell! I even remember watching it on a Manga Video when I bought it from Tower Records in Whiteleyes in Bays Water, London. That used to be my main source for videos back in the early 90s, I would walk to the basement and pile up some videos from the anime section. They even have their own cafeteria so I’m assuming the company is doing pretty well. I wish they would sell some of those art cels, I would buy them in a heartbeat, they would be very cool on a wall, I have seen one restaurant with anime cels and I wish I could take them off the wall.

Link: Culture Japan


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Mazinkaiser

At last we get to see a longer clip of the new Anime Mazinkaiser and I’m amazing, I can’t wait to see this show it is going to be over the top. I keep wondering why they haven’t remade Mazinger Z or Grandizer, but I’m happy as hell Mazinkaiser is coming out soon and based on this short 3 minute clip I can’t wait to see the show. I just hope its a least 26 episodes or longer, I can never get enough of giant monsterous robots getting their buts kicked by the hero and this hero is one bad mother#@$%&! lool

Link: GunJap

Halo Anime – 5 Mins Of It

I think they went down the right road to turn Halo into an Anime, to tie up the rich storylines together between all that the Sergeant has gone through. This is a five minute clip of the anime and I’m happy to see that they are doing it justice, and the Spartan is shown as the bad ass that he is, can’t wait for the whole anime to start coming out. Even the noises of the little grunts getting killed sounds the same, I’m planning to watch it in Japanese with Subtitles rather then with English dialogue.