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Archive for 2009/01


Eviscerating the Mahou Shoujo Genre

Today Godai gives positive reviews to some interesting offshoots (read: bastardizations) of the Mahou Shoujo genre: Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan and Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan Second.  Though I believe that the franchise is redundant and mediocre overall, I can’t help but admit that I was genuinely shocked when the series first came out.

A return to form for Miyazaki?

That’s how AC has seen Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, calling it the best Ghibli film in recent years.  Unfortunately, zzeroparticle wasn’t quite as impressed with Ga-Rei -Zero-.

Mecha titles of days past

Though not always associated with mature storylines, it is undeniable that the mecha genre in both of its variants have been a cultural staple of Japan from the time of its inception, catching and holding the popular imagination of several generations of anime fans to this day. While much-beloved franchises such as Gundam and Macross […]

Slightly guilty

Two more reviews today, one of the recently finished and slightly up-and-down Vampire Knight Guilty, and the other of the guilty pleasure, Ranma ½: Nihao My Concubine.  Enjoy.

A second look at Macross

In today’s reviews, Shadowmage isn’t quite as enthusiastic about The Super Dimension Fortress Macross and also has a look at Macross Plus.

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