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Archive for 2008/07

A momentary diversion

While we momentarily take our attention away from the latest anime season, here’s a recent slice-of-life film review from Ascaloth (who’s almost taken ownership of our Live Action section, not that I mind in the least): 10 Promises To My Dog. As well as this, our resident Gundam expert, Kavik Ryx, takes a trip back […]

Something new and something to avoid

Today, Kavik Ryx graces us with a dire warning: don’t watch Eiken. Since I haven’t seen it myself, read his review for details. Also, I review one of Gonzo‘s newest anime The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk. It’s not anything special, but it’s a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

Shoujo anime… no, not quite

I want to extend a warm “welcome back” to Genkisakura who is joining us for a bit (or, I hope, a lot longer :)) to contribute a few live action reviews.  She starts off with a review of Itazura na Kiss, no, not the ongoing anime, but the old live action series.  On the shoujo […]

Two things to look out for.

If you haven’t been introduced to the Japanese’s take on gore, then the live action movie The Machine Girl should serve as a brutal introduction. It’s an over the top murder fest that makes the recent Rambo look tame (any notion of physics is not included). I also review a relatively unknown anime called Tokyo […]

OVAs, today

One a disappointing contribution from a respected storyteller, the other a refreshing new approach to a tiring franchise.  That’s how our reviewers saw them, anyway.  Here are reviews of Garzey’s Wing and Ah! My Goddess: Fighting Wings.  Enjoy.

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