Category Archives: Sci-fi

Strike witches the movie

strike  witches movieGenres: action, science fiction

Themes: fanservice, mecha, military, witches, weapons

Objectionable content: moderate – blood, violence, mature themes

 

Picking up where the second season of strike witches left off, yoshika miyafuji and major sakamoto have both returned to fuso with no magic to go back to their lives, sakamoto as a military teacher and miyafuji as a student of medacine so she can become a doctor of normal means not magic. After a meeting with a new fusio witch by the name of shizuka hattori and the chance to study medicine at the greatest school in Europe, miyafuji goes with hattori as her bodyguard.

Once in Europe after many clashes between miyafuji’s personality and hattories military strictness they meet up with some of the old 501st bringing back memories and happiness, but on the way to the school miyafuji and hattori go awry to help a village and encounter a new kind of neuroi, subterranean ones.

Basially I really like how this one pick up where the second season leaves off, especially since the 501st reforms( again) to battle the newest neuroi threat. For a full length movie it is very well done and the perfect hinge to start the third season that is obviously soon to come!

 

Story/plot: 8.8

Character interactions/relations:7.9

Actions/ events:9.3

 

 

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Akboo48

Genres: drama, sci-fiakboo48

Themes: idols, mecha, music

Objectionable content: mild

Guerrilla warfare idols equipped with floating dance platforms living lights and mecha. Pretty much tells you about ¾ of this entire series.

Okay so not quite.

In a future time when the earth seems to be no longer habitable humans have colonized many worlds, and on most of them entertainment and anything else that “disturbs the heart” is illegal. In the middle of this is a group of idols that fight to give planets the entertainment they desire. The group AKB0048 is more of a generational group as each year they get more people joining who try to take over for older people.

This anime is centered around the girls of the 77th generation who try to prove themselves to the fans of akb0048 while they try to discover themselves.

In all honesty, if seeing that this is a mecha made you want to watch it don’t, the mecha bits are small and far between. The anime itself focuses on the music and the drama between characters and does this very well luckily. I’ll also point out that the music/dance scenes in this anime jump between animation and CG relatively often and almost seamlessly allowing the dance scenes to work very well, later in the anime I caught myself attempting to sing along to some songs.

Basically what I’m saying here is that the story and relations between characters if great and the actual dances are not bad either, and with the somewhat dark side story that develops it keeps you guessing and hoping the second season that is currently coming out answers your questions and my own about how things will progress..

 

Story/plot: 8.2

Character interactions/relations: 9.4

Actions: 7.8

To love ru

to love ruGenres: action, comedy, romance, ecchi, school, sci-fi

Themes: alien, fan service, harem, unrequited love

Objectionable content:significant – moderate violence, mature themes, large quantities of near complete nudity

 

You meet an alien and the first thing she does within a day of meeting you is messes up your confession to the girl you like and then thinks it’s her your confessing too!

That’s basically the gist of the entire first and part of the second episode except for the alien is the daughter of an interstellar conqueror and also an inventor. the rest of the anime has the main character yuki rito running around trying to actually confess to his love while the alien girl lala tries to win him over whilst her inventions and old would be aliens try to propose to her and take out rito in the process.

In all honesty I did not think much of the story, its rather simple and it really is just an outlet for ecchi and fan service so if you looking for lots of that then this anime is for you. The action and fight scenes are not too bad but they are nothing to write home about, the entire anime is just one giant fan service attempt witch apparently works as it has multiple ova’s and a second season coming out presently.

 

Story/plot: 4.2

Character interactions/relations:5.1

Actions/ events:6.0

 

 

Vexille

vexilleGenres: sci-fi

Themes:  mecha, military, politics, guns, wepons

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

This would make a very good storyline for a science fiction first person shooter ( or third person shooter).

Human technology has progressed to such an extent that cybernetics, robotics and computerized intelligences are the norm, and it could be used to create human androids that would be impossible to distinguish from normal humans. To stop this the united nations makes the creation of human android and cybernetics illegal, japan however is adamantly against this and fights these new rules fiercely. After many repeated attempts japan does the unthinkable and leaves the UN, taking up a policy of international isolation witch is realized though advanced technology that stops them from being seen or heard of. After ten years of international isolation Japanese international activity of an unknown actions is discovered and it is decided that the American  special forces group known as sword will investigate.

Now that Ive given you the introduction lets actually talk about what it means.

Vexille has a lot of action in it, mainly with mechanized armored suits ( or mad max style junk cars) with a few simple chase scenes in foot. The reason for this is that all of japan is nonexistent and the only habitat for “people” is a slums with few hiding spots, and although this makes some scenes oddly boring they still hold your attention throughout. The action itself is very heavy having much violence and loss of life on quite a few fronts and it luckily does not draw away from the story, witch is the main point here. The story itself is actually a rather interesting one that could in the next  200+ years come true in all honesty, lets just hope it does not.

Story/plot: 9.6

Character interactions/relations:6.7

Actions/ events:8.2

Read or die

Genres: action, drama, mystery, sci-fi

Themes: secret agents, superpowers, books

Objectionable content:  significant: blood, coarse language and violence as well as mature themes.

 

For all of you book worms out there we’ve found the best super power out there for you. The ability to control paper.

Yomiko readman works for the British library protecting both the world and its books from people who would use the knowledge of dangerous books for evil. He is known as the paper and has the ability to control and reinforce paper, making it as hard as steel or as sharp as a sword. With a soldier operative named drake Anderson and another operative named miss deep they go to recover a book that could end the world.

Although it is only a movie itself the story for it is rather original in nature when compared to most even though it has holes. The reason why some points are broken is because the movie actually seems to set up the sequel series of itself that continues years after the movie.

Honestly though while the story is kind of broken the action and intrigue as well as the random historical characters who pop up in it make it a worthy movie to watch.

 

Story/plot: 6.4

Character interactions/relations: 7.6

Actions/ events:.6.9