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Archive for 2012/08

Twelve Kingdoms on the Horizon

Today’s pair of reviews feature a pair of intricate worlds. In the first, Kaikyaku looks at one of her favorite series, The Twelve Kingdoms, and she praises the stellar world building and the growth and interactions of the characters. Meanwhile, Shadowmage has a look at the first season of Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere. […]

Escape from Reality

Anime is a form of escapism for most people, but for the protagonist in Welcome to the NHK!, it is a substitute for reality.┬áKon Satoshi takes this a step further where dreams become tangible reality in Paprika. These are the anime where the Bebop movie’s “are you living in the real world” question really feels […]

Boogiepop Chocolate

It’s a brand new day, and with it of course comes brand new reviews! First on the docket is Kaikyaku‘s review of one of the most notable titles of the early 2000s, Boogiepop Phantom. It’s a series that has plenty of good ideas but not enough focus to pull them together into something interesting. Next […]

Anime Globetrotters

Today’s two reviews feature some globetrotters, but only one of those anime really makes anything of it! The one that does, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, is a show that does its titular character justice even if it’s marred by a few moments where the animation isn’t quite up to par. On the […]

Japanese Mythology Continues to Inspire

Today’s two reviews are of anime worlds apart, though they have one unlikely common thread between them: mythology. Kaikyaku takes us into the world of Japanese legends with The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon, a tale of the ancient king Susa-no-o and his battles with the ancient eight-headed Orochi. Our second review is Saki […]

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