Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Petshop of Horrors

Welcome, my friends, to the end of horror anime month. Petshop of Horrors is a four episode horror anthology OVA from Madhouse entertainment based on a ten volume Manga by Akino Matsuri. The manga has recently continued with a second series that's currently eight volumes in and still going, but that came after the OVA so I doubt very much that any of the elements or plot lines introduced within it are going to come up. Let's take a look at the OVA and see what mysteries this little shop contains.

Since the series is an anthology without an underlying narrative, lets look at the setup. There's a pet shop in a Chintown within the United States run by a man known as Count D. He sells regular pets as well as exotic ones to certain, deserving, customers. All of these pets come with a three condition contract. If any of these conditions are broken, then the shop assumes no responsibility for the consequences. In the meantime, a homicide detective named Leon is looking into Count D since so many unsolved deaths seem to involve customers of his shop. The stories in this are interesting. They have really good atmosphere, build up and legitimately creepy moments as well. They aren't scary, but they're the closest to horror I've come across all month.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Pop Gypsy Hall of Fame: Villains #1

Hello my peoples.Gypsy Blair here with another fine update.Today, we'll be focusing on the first entry into THE POP GYPSY HALL OF FAMEFamefame .

"Your echo effect sucks."

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Great Anime

I realized yesterday that its been a while since I've seen really good anime.Kamisama no inai nichiyoubi was pretty good, but it wasn't epic the way I had hoped.Shingeki no kyoujin is.But the problem is, as good as the plot may be, I discovered the manga first, and so I knew what was going to happen the whole season.The animation and framing is enjoyable though.Last year katanagatari, anohana were the best ones I saw that I can remember off the top of my head.But a lot of what I watch isnt that memorable.Watching new anime as it comes out is directly exploring, which is good.I watch the raws for those, so I get japanese practice out of it regardless.But there are 25~ series at least, every season.Some of them are continuations, but the rest are new.Ive watched and dumped quite a few this month already.As time passes, it gets easier to tell which ones were good and which ones weren't worth watching.To a point.Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann scored a 7.8 on one sight, but I thought it was a 9.There are anime that fill certain slots in an otaku's life.My generation had the sailor moon thing, now its precure, maybe?.hack is now SAO.You watch one, and any after it seem the same, because you saw that one first.This is usually where ratings and my impressions dont match up. That 3 episode rule, sometimes its good, but I believe that in the first episode, you can get a feel for the whole thing.Madoka Magica doesnt go all dark until the third episode, but in the first one someones trying to kill off the mascot, and the feeling is already there.Samurai Champloo, 1 episode was enough.Some, the first episode is the best one.Ga Rei Zero had an awesome first one.The series was pretty good, but the beginning tops the whole season.I wish I didnt know what was going to happen when I watched it though.Thats the other thing.I have a sort of neurosis about which way I experience a series, because once you know the plot, theres no going back.Watch a crappy anime, and when you switch to the manga it makes it harder to read sometimes.Though, if you insist on watching the junk one, do it first.Like, dragon ball legends, that live action, probably isnt as bad if you dont know what dragon ball is.
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Zola's Initial Thoughts on Fall 2013 Animes!

Hiyo! It's been a bit busy with midterms and all that (psh all Pokemon!) But as I said on the podcast 2 weeks ago, I'll be doing a small writeup on the shows that I started. Before I begin, some of these animes I only watched ONE episode of. As such, I might not be the best judge and should it actually get better (or potentially worse?), I'll make a note of it in a future post. Also, I won't be going over the "sequel" animes just because I feel that if you're curious about it, you probably watched the previous seasons. Also, I feel like I harp on the same idea too much when it comes to these. Therefore, no talk on Kuroko no Basuke, Hajime no Ippo, Little Busters (WATCH IT!), etcNow then let's begin!

btw, picture is of Hanazawa Kana's new role in Tokyo Ravens at Nastume. Kawaii deshou!? HAHAHAHA

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann review

Heyo everyone, Amp here bringing you another review

So if you have read the title i assume you know which anime I'm reviewing yeah TTGL (Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann) is one of those shows that only come round once in a while. Many feels were shed in that anime and many brave otaku ventured into the world of TTGL .

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Autumn 2013

This week: newfound respect and appreciation for Nadeko in MONOGATARI SERIES SECOND SEASON, comparisons of KILL LA KILL to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking, the mismanaged emotional aspects of COPPELION, and questioning how the profession of modeling impacts the themes of heroes and justice in SAMURAI FLAMENCO.

Best episode of the week: KYOUSOGIGA (TV)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Have You Killed Your Kill Today?

So what are you doing right now, friends? Doing the dishes? Waiting for the pizza guy to deliver a hot box of cheesy shame? Jackin' it? You're probably jackin' it. Not that I care, or anything, I'm just saying...


Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Incomplete Yet Objective But Somewhat Inaccurate Impressions of Late 2013 Anime

(Editor Note Thing: GASP! Updatedude actually wrote a post.)

Here's a secret. I don't watch anime. Not for years. Oh, I catch an episode or OVA here and there, and I'velegally acquired a bunch of them, but for the most part I just skim them and can't work up the will to actually watch anything. It's all Americartoons for me lately.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


For those of you who don't know me, my name is Mischa but I use the pseudonym Ktulu007. I'm a Deutsch writer and I also do anime reviews. I've been doing these online for a couple years. Initially, I wasn't planning on bringing this aspect of my online life to WordPress. However, I changed my mind. Let me start by saying that, right now, I don't plan on bringing any of my old reviews to WordPress. There are simply too many. That being said, I do take requests for anime that you may want to see me review and if one of the anime I've already reviewed comes up I will bring that particular review over, although I may elect to make some minor changes. Like putting it into the regular format should it be an older review.

There are a few conditions I observe for review requests.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Autumn 2013


You can also add KYOUSOGIGA in this post as a keeper but, since it was simply a repeat of the original OVA, I really have nothing new to add.Except that Kyousogiga is still awesome in just about every way.I am a slight bit disappointed that it wasn't a new episode but I can't fault them by wanting to start from the beginning again for this new TV anime.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Quick Thoughts-Kill la Kill

I'm excited for the Fall season this year. There is the potential for some great shows. At the forefront is Kill la Kill. And after watching this first episode, I was not disappointed.

Kill la Kill is the first full series developed by Studio Trigger. If you don't know already, Trigger was founded by former Gainax employees Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Ohtsuka two years ago in August 2011. They roared into the forefront of the anime scene with their original net animation Infero Cop, and their wildly popular short film Little Witch Academia. If the name Hiroyuki Imaishi seems familiar, its because he won an individual award for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. And it's his influence that is blatantly apparent in this first episode. And I love it.

Autumn 2013

October marks the beginning of the final anime season of 2013.The Autumn anime season is typically a heavy one, marking the beginning of many new shows and the return of a number of favorites that were lucky or popular enough to be brought back.And Autumn 2013 is no exception, seeing as the line-up for this season has numerous amounts of potentially good or great anime to choose from.And as is the case with every season, these next few weeks are crucial to deciding which shows are worth keeping and which ones can be forgotten.And as with every anime season preview prior, I'll take a quick but largely complete overview of all the shows airing this season while also including my thoughts and plans for each show.So onward, to the Autumn 2013 Anime Season Preview!

Starting off with the returning anime for Autumn 2013, a dozen anime will resume, beginning each franchise again with a continuation, sequel, spin-off or some other type of series revival.Of course, this doesn't even mention all the OVAs and movies coming out this season too, which continue to expand and grow at an amazing rate.Nevertheless, the line-up for TV anime returning this season are: FREEZING VIBRATION, HAJIME NO IPPO 3, INFINITE STRATOS S2, KAKUMEIKI VALVRAVE 2, KUROKO NO BASKET S2, KYOUSUGIGA TV, LITTLE BUSTERS!: REFRAIN, MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC, PHI BRAIN S3, POKEMON XY, TEEKYUU S3, WHITE ALBUM 2, and YOZAKURA QUARTET: HANA NO UTA.Of course, I'm unfamiliar with a number of these franchises, so if you've seen them and plan on continuing to watch them, I have nothing of value here.And if you're watching to watch them without any prior knowledge, I recommend you look elsewhere since other sources would be much more valuable and experienced than what you'd find here.However, about half of these anime I am familiar with and have plans to continue this season.So with that, here is my outlook on the sequels I plan on following this season:

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Fall Anime Season is Here (Part 3)!

Title: Kill la Kill

Release Date: Oct 3, 2013

Studio: Trigger

Who the Hell do you Think I Am?!?; Impressions of Kill la Kill

Let's talk about Kill la Kill, one of the most anticipated anime of the year. Does it measure up to expectations?

WENDEEGO: To sum up: this is Gurren Lagann with the brakes off. Now if you haven't seen the episode, boot up Crunchyroll or Daisuki or Hulu or whatever and watch this episode immediately. I can't guarantee that you'll like it but this is something that deserves to be seen before you know anything about it.