Salutations, friends! We have new reviews on the horizon just for you! First up is kevo‘s look at Girls und Panzer. This series surprised and charmed many with its blend of comedy, cuteness and masterful tank action. It receives kevo‘s highest recommendation. Definitely check it out! Reckoner, however, wasn’t as pleased with the long-anticipated Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo. Though the action is excellent, he believes that it strays too far from the heart of Evangelion and delivers a muddled, unsatisfying experience.
Taking a break from our newest reviews of the most recently aired anime, allow me to introduce one of the newest members of our staff: Click! A long-time forum goer and fellow anime blogger, we were pleasantly surprised to find out he had applied for our most recent staff contest. We could probably go on and on about his strengths as a writer and anime reviewer, but instead of doing that I’ll let you read for yourself. Today, Click has provided us his thoughts on two fond anime of the early 2000s, back before Haruhi changed the face of anime fandom: Kaleido Star and Princess Tutu.
Also, if you haven’t checked out our first impressions of currently airing anime, be sure to do so over on our blog!
Hello once again, friends! I’m here to bring you wonderful new reviews. First on the docket is Death Billiards, reviewed by AC. It concludes on an open-ended note, but AC found the story nonetheless absorbing and the visuals interesting and creative. It’s yet another solid work to come out of the Young Animator Training Project. Meanwhile, I’ve taken a look at the pop star extravaganza, AKB0048. The ending isn’t quite satisfying, but the ride is fantastic and quite surprising in many ways.
For all you viewers who see anime as predominantly a visual medium, we have two shows that take the that view to heart and make some very experimental products. The first is Inferno Cop created by former Gainax staff members. The second is the latest iteration of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012). Though they lack a lot of actual animation, they still manage reach a kind of psychedelic visual Zen that’s worth checking out.
Greetings, friends! Today we bring you two new reviews. First on the docket is a series from the recent winter season. First on the docket is a review of Love Live! School Idol Project from kevo. The series gave him just enough to want more, even if he wishes it would have explored its characters and their idol experiences a bit more. Next up is AC‘s review of a Gonzo movie, Origins ~Spirits of the Past~. It looks and sounds fantastic, but the story and characters simply do not stand up to the grand production values.