Posts Tagged ‘anime’

Blu-Ray: Claymore Collection

Told across 26 episodes, Claymore is an epic tale of good verses blah blah blah. Typical of most anime, Claymore is littered with unexplained creatures and mythology that we, the viewer, are expected to accept as ‘the way it is’. Fortunately Claymore’s story is allowed to unfold slowly, giving us plenty of time to catch […]

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DVD: Follow ups, Sequels and Series No.1

I don’t really like going back and reviewing sequels, or continuations of titles that I’ve already visited. Too often it feels like you’re just saying the same thing about the same things. But there are titles that I feel deserve a mention, so from time to time I’m going to be doing this kind of […]

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Blu-Ray: Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Redux

It seems like every time I post about anything that falls in to the anime category the very first thing I do is grab a pot, and wooden spoon, from the kitchen and march about banging them together, proclaiming, “I’m not an anime guy!”. So, you’d be well within your rights to pose the question: […]

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Blu-Ray: Akira

Every genre has films which are not only considered classics, but are seen as the very definition of that genre: Psycho, Double Indemnity, Night of the Living Dead, Breakfast Club, The Towering Inferno. AKIRA is indisputably high — if not in the number one spot — on the list of movies which define Anime. I […]

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Anime: Baccano!

If you punch the term Baccano into google (or bing, or micro-hoo), you’ll no doubt end up at a fairly stark website which states that the word is an Italian term for “the noise of a party, of people having fun”. There isn’t actually a party, as such, seen in the [first four] episodes included […]

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Series: Star Blazers Complete Collection

STAR BLAZERS was one of those shows which lived primarily as a spark of recognition to me. I have vague memories of seeing episodes here and there as I was growing up, but it wasn’t a show that I had any investment in. Having said that it does represent the kind of television that pulls […]

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Anime: Strait Jacket

Slowly, but surely, I’m starting to get my head around this genre. As always though I staunchly defend my position as ‘not an anime guy’. Although, I want to be clear that I’m not making that claim to dismiss the genre in any way. My intention is to let anyone careless enough to find themselves […]

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Anime: Darker than Black V01

While I still maintain my position as ‘not an Anime guy’, I am slowly starting to discover some really good stuff, which just so happens to be considered anime. DARKER THAN BLACK is one of those titles that walks the fine line for me, as far as being able to distinguish it as Anime (and […]

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Anime: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

In the past I’ve complained that most of the anime stuff that I’ve seen feels like it wants to be far too epic. All too often, in my experience, anime titles try to reach too far, they’re all about saving the world, hell some go even further and put existence itself in peril. Ok, so […]

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Anime: Vexille

Directed by APPLESEED Writer and Producer, Fumihiko Sori, VEXILLE is something of a rarity when it comes to the Anime titles that I’ve seen. Let me say that, while I’ve seen a fair bit of anime now — much of it not reviewed for this site — I still can’t call myself a convert to […]

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