Monthly Archives: September 2012

Darker than black review

Genres: action, drama, magic, mystery, sci-fi

Themes: living dolls, superhuman, superpowers

Objectionable content: significant – significant blood and violence, mature themes

Imagine if you could have any kind of ability, but to have it you must pay a price each time that can be anything from drinking a beer to eating a pack of cigarettes, and you also lose your emotions completely.

This is kind of the starting point for Darker than black. After the disappearance of the stars, moon and the appearance o two “areas” called hells gate and heaven’s gate a new kind of person appeared, contractors. These contractors have many varying abilities and prices for using them, but almost all of them have few emotions and end up working as cold blooded killers. One such killer is the contractor known a hei. Together with the doll yin, and another contractor called moa they take various jobs from the organization known as the syndicate. These jobs can be anything from murder to infiltration and beyond.

It is discovered that hei is different than most contractors as he has no price to pay and has his emotions to an extent still. That and the doll known as yin also seems to be gaining self-sentience where dolls do not have this.

Darker than black has some very dark episodes but also just as many that get your emotions going  with  a very powerful storyline from multiple perspectives. These multiple perspectives allow us to gain additional insight into this world and the happenings of many of the characters and groups allowing us to actually believe what is happening with both believable and likable characters.

Story/plot: 9.7/10

Character interactions/relations:8.1

Actions/ events:8.4

tengen toppa gurren lagaan eps 16- 27 review

Genres: action, comedy, drama, science fiction

Themes: mecha, post apocalyptic, super robot, fighting spirit

Objectionable content: significant- violonce, blood, and mature themes

Fuuuuuu. Gods damn it all to hell! Now I’m ridiculously sad and so was the ending.

Okay o episode 16 was just a summary episode but as episode seventeen begins it tells us right away that the story continues 7 years in the future when the humans and some beast men live together in harmony and peace while a select few of the government who most of the main chars are part of are now in, prepare for the spiral kings warning from episode 15.

Quickly new invaders come and they must fight for the very survival of the universe against the gene sealing anti spirals. They go about and seal away spiral gene by killing them off to apparently try to save the universe from ultimate destruction with its own power.

These episodes as a whole compared to the first 15 have a lot more action, more drama and emotion, and finally explain a lot of things that we were left wondering from the first half. And with new allies like king genome’s head and viral who is now an immortal beast man makes this section of the anime my favourite except for one thing. It’s so frikkin sad!

Literally thy put so much emotion in to each loss of life I almost fully wept multiple times and then right at the end they, Ah I just can’t stand it . the anime came before the manga (witch I’ve red 4/6 of) so I won’t compare but if you are the same and did not like the ending quite as much as some people you should be aware there is 2 alternate manga retellings  of it. One that is based in a school called  tengen toppa gurren lagannguren gakuenhen that was only 6 manga long ( yes you get to see yoko in a school uniform) and one that is  based a little diffently with the same oddities and wirdness that happened to nia in the first called Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – Rasen Shounentan witch is still ongoing aperantly.

So seriously though people tell me what you think of the anime in the comments ide love to hear what everyone thinks

Story/plot: 8.8/10

Character interactions/relations:9.3

Actions/ events:9.7

 

tengen toppa gurren lagaan eps 1-15 review

Genres: action, comedy, drama, science fiction,

Themes: mecha, post-apocalyptic, super robot, fighting spirit

Objectionable content: significant- violence, blood, and mature themes

….so yeah episodes 1-15 end up having a perfectly great ending… but what the hell happens next !!!

The anime itself is a great thing with characters you believe. Simon who does not believe in himself, kanima who believes just in himself. And many others make3 this a ridiculous anime with lots of emotion, And about ten times more fighting.

I’m not complaining about this fact, it is just that a lot of things are left hanging at the end of this anime when randomly we hear about spiral power and a doom for the planet. With all this fighting it is almost as if the first 15 episodes are like a prequel for something bigger and more dangerous. I’m guessing the 16 ep ends up explaining more, and I hope it does.

And no I’m not summarizing its storyline, its well enough known so you’ll just have to watch it and wait for its sequel review

Story/plot: 6.1/10

Character interactions/relations: 8

Actions/ events: 9

Ao no exorcist / blue exorcist review

Genres: action, comedy drama, fantasy

Themes: demons

Objectionable content: significant blood and violence

So what happens when the devil satan makes a kid with a human wife. The okamura twins is what happens, and it’s a dangerous combination indeed!

Rin okamura has lived his entire life seeming as if something is wrong, he’s far stronger and more durable than most and always gets into fights. He finds out when a demon from the demon world of gehenaa comes to take him that he and his brother yukio are actually the sons of satan himself. When his father dies protecting him from satan he decides to become an exorcist like his father and then to kick satans ass.

For its storyline having a ridiculous amount of religious overtones and undertones it is quite good, having many characters of different styles and ideals making the way they all interact just absolutely a ball to watch. I do have some serious problems with many points however, though most of them are centred around the fact of their main organization is the freaking Vatican(though other religions work with them), seriously cannot people come up with something more original for an agency to fight evil like seriously does know one remember the crusades? Either way this anime is very fun to watch and the action is well one to match everything else well.

Story/plot: 6.3

Character interactions/relations: 7.1

Actions/ events7.9

code geass: lelouch of the rebbelion

Genres: action, drama, psychological, science fiction, supernatural

Themes: Alternate history, mecha, military, politics, real robot, school, strategic minds, war

Objectionable content:

Oh. My. Gods.

That’s all I can say at this point. I have not seen this good of mecha anime in such a long time, I may have to alter how I rate the reviews from now on to compensate because there is no way can mark this as a 10/10   without being sad at not being able to rate it higher.

Lelouch lamerouge is a British highschooler in area 11 of the holy Britannian Empire, area 11 was once known as japan but fell the might of the Britannian knightmare frames their mechs. He stumbles upon a power called geass that allows him to make anyone do anything, even genocide. Using this power he vows to help the one who gave it to him, a mysterious girl named cc and also vows to get vengeance on the ones who killed his mother. To do this he must bring does the largest country in the world, Britannia.

While he is very strategically minded using his power makes him a bit…okay a lot power hungry. Coupled with his complete lack of mental control until he partially loses his mind make him a powerful if very dangerous foe with little cares beyond protecting his sister. I honestly cannot think of a way to calculate the ranking for this awesome anime.

 

As for the new system for my reviews it shall now on be split into the story/plot, the character interaction/relations and  action/events. I shall also begin being a little harder on the animes I review as well.

 

Story/plot: 8.7/10

Character interactions/relations: 8.1

Actions/ events: 9.6