Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Winter 2013/14 Final Thoughts: Kill La Kill, Chuunibyou Ren--DON'T LOSE YOUR WAAAAAAAY

Kill la Kill Review Screenshot 7

After a year of only being able to finish a few reviews each season before work/school/whatever else ended up taking time away from the shows I really wanted to talk about, a review revamp was in order. That's not to say that I won't do long-format reviews anymore, but I'm hoping that this style will fit better into my schedule.

Monday, April 7, 2014

La Corda d'Oro ~Blue Skies~ First Impressions--School Transfers in Japan Must Be Really Easy

La Corda d'Oro Blue Skies First Impressions Screenshot 1

You know you're legit when you have tildes in your title.

Kamigami no Asobi First Impressions--Magical Boyfriends

Kamigami no Asobi First Impressions Screenshot 1

About a minute into this show, there is a magical boy transformation sequence where a guy's shirt buttons fly off with sparkly sound effects just before his pants get ripped off. He then flies off into battle with the heroine on a pegasus.

Your reaction to those two sentences will determine whether or not you should be watching this show.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring 2014 Preview

Sakura Miku Fanart by Arya032 on DeviantArt
It's finally spring! The Spring season of anime, that is. This season, I'm going to try a couple different post styles in an effort to streamline things so that I can be more active on the blog and talk about everything that I want to discuss! The first thing is a slightly different format for the preview. Instead of covering everything (and I always missed things anyway), I'm just going to talk briefly about the shows I'm planning on picking up this season. So far, ten shows have made the list!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Subdued Figures: Sentinel's BRAVE-ACT Levi Review

Attack on Titan Sentinel Levi BRAVE-ACT Review Photo 1

Last year, figure company Sentinel was the first to capitalize on the popularity of Levi from Attack on Titan, unveiling a prototype scale figure at Summer WonFest 2013, and then made waves again when pre-orders for the figure sold out in seconds at most online shops. I got lucky about a month later and was able to grab a preorder for him at slightly below SRP. So, how does the first release of the BRAVE-ACT line hold up?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Musing Over Manga: Attack on Titan Chapter 55--Moral Gray

Attack on Titan Chapter 55 Image 1

Watch it, Armin, you might start quoting The Dark Knight if you keep going down that path...

(A/N: The post deals with spoilers for the entire manga. Please do not read unless you are caught up! Also, be warned that this post contains images from a graphic torture scene.)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Subdued Figures: Nendoroid Mikasa Ackerman Review

Nendoroid Mikasa Ackerman Review Picture 1

Following the insane success of last year's anime adaptation, releases of Attack on Titan figures have started in the last couple months and will continue on into the forseeable future. GSC was one of the first to jump on the bandwagon with a Nendoroid version of the Colossal Titan, and the series line continues with Mikasa Ackerman!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Musing Over Manga: Attack on Titan Chapter 54--Change is Coming

Attack on Titan Chapter 54 Screenshot 1

After a chapter of confusion and deliberate vagueness, it looks like there's a clear direction for this arc now.

(A/N: The post deals with spoilers for the entire manga. Please do not read unless you are caught up!

Also, in light of Kodansha stating that Hanji's gender is not allowed to be confirmed in the manga, I will also be respecting the author's wishes and will not use gendered pronouns to refer to Hanji from here on out. Follow the link for more information on that. However, I will continue to spell Hanji's name however I want. Because reasons.)