Guilty Crown – It Had Potential, But Ultimately Failed


Guilty Crown was a show that had plenty of potential, but ultimately turned out to be a terribly written show, with annoying characters, and very little clue about its direction. It started off as one of the most hyped shows for the Autumn 2011 season – there were immensely high expectations, which it ultimately succumbed to. The high expectations largely stemmed from the staff involved with this project – having the staff of Death Note and Code Geass working together sounded like a great idea, add to that character designs by Redjuice, and theme song by Supercell, and you had some form of anime dream team. The issue is, however, that such a ‘dream team’ involved on a single project never truly works, there are too many different approaches and ideas as to what direction the show should take. In a sense Guilty Crown was destined to fail before it even began, largely because the expectations were simply too high – the show was never going to be as good as people wanted it to be.  Read more of this post

Asobi ni Iku Yo! – A mixture of Nekomimi, catnip, and the miracles of Okinawa


Asobi ni Iku Yo (Let’s go play) is an anime released last year which is based on a light novel series by Okina Kamino and illustrated by Hoden Eizo. Read more of this post

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari – The Harem to end all Harem’s, with added light-hawk wings


Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari is the latest seires based on the Tenchi Muyo universe – this time however we do not see the main characters and the story is centered on Kenshi, Tenchi’s half-brother. Read more of this post

Najica Blitz Tactics – Girls, Guns, and Smooth Jazz


Najica Blitz Tactics is a series that originally aired in 2001, and is one of a collection of fanservice orientated anime series based around a strong female lead. It also has a jazz soundtrack, which automatically makes it cool.

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Review – Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon – The anime that makes less sense the more of it you watch


 

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon (Horizon in the middle of nowhere) probably takes the top spot in the worst adaptations of 2011, it makes about as much sense as a chocolate hammer, and it was also a show that I enjoyed immensely. Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon is adapted from the immensely popular light novel series written by Minoru Kawakami and illustrated by Satoyasu. There are currently 8 novels in circulation and they are about 1-2 inches thick each.

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Anime review – Un-GO – Smart-ass computer programmes make the best partners


Un-Go is a series that I have had issues with; it is one part brilliant detective series with some wonderful deductions and leaving the mystery unsolved until the very end; however it is also dull, formulaic, without any real direction or notion of what it wants to be.

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Anime Review – Ben-To – Street Fighter meets half-priced bento boxes


Ben-To is quite frankly crazy, utterly insane, off the wall, mad as a hatter, and quite probably seeing stars, and I love it. Ben-To was also quite a surprise for me, I had gone into this show not expecting all that much apart from a slightly silly show, which is apparently about fighting over half-price Ben-To boxes, and I have to admit I was shocked. This show was so very good that it is easily in my top three for the season, and while there shows that I preferred (Mashiro, Majikoi) in terms of shear adrenaline fuelled, hallucinogenic entertainment, Ben-To is easily the best.

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