Today we have two action shows with rather similar degrees of quality but different reason for being terrible. The first is Psychic Wars which is a rather old school anime that has decent production values and not much else. The other is one of the biggest shounen titles of the recent generation Bleach. There might be a great story in there somewhere, but there’s one hell of a haystack to get through.
If the latest Ghost in the Shell series doesn’t quite live up to your sci-fi needs, perhaps you should check out the lower key Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust. This trilogy of movies has the grit and cadence that makes the genre so fascinating in the first place.
On the other spectrum of things, CNile has just come back from watching what may be the worst anime ever to be put on video. If you want to some real scares this Hallow’s Eve try to get through Mars of Destruction.
As the new season builds momentum we take a look at a pair of recently concluded series.
Many readers will be aware of Shinmaru‘s Hunter x Hunter addiction over the past few years and he now shares his thoughts on this exceptional series with us. It’s a huge improvement over the original adaptation and only gets better as it goes.
Meanwhile, I very much enjoyed the sunny Hanayamata. It’s a great little show to watch when you’re feeling down and illustrates how great friends and a pinch of passion go a long way in having the confidence to express yourself.
Hello, friends! We’re here with two new reviews for you, both from Shadowmage. First up is The Irregular at Magic High School, which seems to have plenty of ideas but doesn’t explore any of them in an interesting way. It does, however, feature a hilariously overpowered main character. Maybe that’s a plus for you! Next up is Captain Earth. It has the aesthetics down, but unfortunately, the characters and story just do not hold up. But it has a superbly ridiculous giant robot animation, so maybe that doesn’t matter too much.
Very rarely do I find myself unable to properly class an anime. Most shows follow a rigid sequence of check-boxes that allow me to get at the core ideas of the series in a few short words. However, as our latest review of Samurai Flamenco shows, there’s still some oddballs that defy all labels as well as logic itself.
For a more straightforward outing about two men coming together, there is a the rather scandalous Sekaiichi Hatsukoi.