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Guns x Sword review

Story/Plot:Armed with a metal sash that straightens into a sword, lanky swordsman Van is traveling through the desert, searching for the mysterious clawed man who killed his bride. Along the way he picks up a fellow traveler: Wendy, a young girl whose town he saves from bandits by summoning a mecha with his sword. Wendy is searching for her missing older brother, whose engraved gun she carries on her back. In their mutual quest they run afoul of more bandits and villains, a mysterious woman named Carmen99, and more mecha battles a la Wild West.

My Turn: When I first watched this anime, I said,”Oh look! It’s like Trigun or Gungrave.” But a couple of minutes later I was pretty confused. Watching this anime gave me a mixed reaction. It’s like a mech genre in a western style. To sum it up, it’s like Trigun with Cowboy Bebop(considering it has the same director as Code Geass). Though, I was pretty entertained and captivated with the story and to how Van (The main Character) will get his revenge on The Claw (The boss guy)and how will Wendy(the supporting character) will find and save his brother from his kidnapper. Yes! It is a mech anime. It’s not like Gundam where there is a big war between this faction and that faction or like Evangelion where this group defends the world from “Angels”(and if you have not seen any of those, then you don’t know what your missing) but this anime has a genre of its own. The series was aired in 2005 so its pretty old but having 26 episodes.

Guns x Sword doesn’t fall short on action though, and it has drama that will touch your heart. Animation is great!but considering it to be an anime in 2005 and watching it today, it quite outdated. There are a lot of characters in the story that will have a a couple of episodes about them just like any anime but they are very loveable specially those old guys who drinks a lot.

Score:Like I said, this anime gave me mixed reactions but having some awesome characters and a genre that is different from the others, it was very entertaining for me. I’ll give this anime a 7/10. Having great animation in its time and characters, I think it is a good score. I will recommend Guns x Sword to those who misses western type anime or even those who likes mechs.

Here is a U.S version of the trailer:

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Tiger & Bunny Review

Greetings! Sorry for the late posts, was just out of state for awhile and now I’m back and here to post more Anime reviews!!~~I’m going to be posting quite a few since all I have been doing most of my time off is to watch anime. So lets start with this one “Tiger & Bunny”. Hope you like my review.ヽ( ̄д ̄;)ノ

Plot/Story: Sternbild City is home to people called “Next,” who use their special abilities to protect the people as superheroes. These heroes solve cases and save lives so they can wear sponsor logos or acquire “hero points.” Their activities are documented on the popular program “Hero TV,” which picks the “King of Heroes” in a yearly ranking. The veteran hero Wild Tiger has always preferred to work alone, but now he’s been assigned the rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr., who has a different perspective on being a superhero.

The story mainly focuses on veteran hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi aka Wild Tiger who is assigned with a new partner, a young man named Barnaby Brooks Jr. However, Barnaby and Kotetsu usually have trouble working together as they have conflicting opinions on how a superhero should act while at the same time trying to crack the mystery of the murder of Barnaby’s parents. In addition, the appearance of a homicidal vigilante NEXT named “Lunatic” stirs up the public and makes them question the meaning of heroes.

My Turn: [As always , I’m trying to keep my reviews as simple as possible so bare with me] There has been quite a few superhero themed anime in the industry. To name some, there is: Gatchaman or … (I ran out 〆(・∀・@).. [By the way, anime like Dragon Ball Z or Ghost Fighter are not hero type genre. Well sure they’re out saving the world from evil ghosts or aliens but the hero I speak of are the ones little kids look up to like Superman or Batman..You get what I mean right?? ๏[-ิ_•ิ]๏ ANYWAYS!!!] You don’t see a lot of these superhero themed anime around but this anime “Tiger & Bunny” delivers. Tiger & Bunny has your typical superhero shenanigans like your superhero powers, superhero crimes, and even your famous superhero capes. Running only 25 episodes and being the animation is very retro-like,it will leave you itching and scratching for more. The story revolves around Kotetsu T. Kaburagi aka ‘Wild Tiger”and being overlooked because of the young and new heroes coming out, he is forced to partner up with a new hero named Barnaby Brooks Jr. because his producers said so,literally.These two heroes will get you so into the story that you will think that you were there.The story will leave you laughing most of the time and in some cases it will make you teary eyed just like any anime but this show will not leave you hanging without any action,and there is A LOT of it. The action scenes are very well animated and very colorful from wild chases and invading teddy bear looking things and seems like it is to be on par with the western superheroes..And to note that our superheroes is very well commercialized, you’ll know when you watch it. It is said that there will be a 2nd season coming up this year but we will just have to wait and see.

SCORE:This anime gave me what I was searching for a long time.I must admit when I saw the first episode, I was a a bit confused and no clue what was happening.I will give this anime a 10/10.
Have a great plot it is to be recommended for those shonen fans and on top of that, great animation as well. I recommend this anime to everyone male or female and I promise you that you would not be disappointed.

Here is a trailer video of Tiger & Bunny so you don’t have to search for it.(●ゝω)ノヽ(∀<●)

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Update!

An news update for the Rurouni Kenshin fans out there. A trailer was just released and here it is. Releasing in August 25, 2012. I can’t wait

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Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Coming Soon!

I got great new for the Samurai X fans!! Releasing in August 25th, 2012 is the Live Action of Rurouni Kenshin. If you don’t know what that is, I suggest watching the anime plus the OVA. That’s it about this for now. Maybe more updates on this soon to come. For now, enjoy some pictures from eiga.com. :]

Ao No Exorcist Review

Finnaly, a new anime review.Haven’t done one in years. From time to time I make or TRY to make a paragraph or two review of series I have seen. Note that these reviews are based on my opinion only, so if you don’t like my reviews, sorry for disliking it.

Plot Summary:
Humans live in the world of Assiah, demons in Gehenna. The two dimensions are not meant to interfere with each other, but demons still possess creatures in Assiah in spite of this. The humans who can fight these demons are known as exorcists. Rin Okumura is a boy who bears the curse of being Satan’s illegitimate son. His foster father sacrificed himself to save him from demons. To avenge his foster father’s death as well as to prove himself, Rin decides to follow the path of an exorcist.

My Turn:
Based from the manga, this series really had a great story/plot and characters. Ao No Exorcist is one of those animes you rarely see anymore. You know, those animes with the awesome main character and even better supporting characters.(What ever happend to those animes like “Flame of Recca” or “Yu Yu Hakusho”?)Anyways,when I first saw this anime I was pretty much captivated by the 1st episode. I was watching two other animes that I stopped watching because it didin’t have that ‘bang’ effect on me like Ao No exorcist did. This anime not only brought comedy and action it also brought drama.[SPOILER]I think the saddest part was when they also have these flashbacks about their father through out the series. Like the common anime series, with having only 25 episodes. The last episode was a let down for me though, it was like it lacked something to the story and did not really explain a lot of the things that was happening nor it explained some characters like that puppet guy. But indeed I enjoyed this series and you should too.

Ill give this series a score of 8/10.

HELLO TO ALL!!!!

Hello all!!! I really apologize from my very long absents due to personal reasons..I will try to make up from my absents with as much post as possible I can put here..and I want to start from this article I got from a reader of my site..Thank you Herman Near..

We all know who MoyMoy Palaboy is right?those two Filipino guys who lip sync songs and became popular on youtube. Well, one of their videos “Everybody by Backstreetboys” because quite popular among Japanese netizens that a fan even made an Anime version of the video..The video was produced by a person named KiyoP. Read more about this in here.

Here is the video showing both the original and the Anime version.

Anime created by Filipinos

Now here are some new stuff. I found this video on youtube just literally 30 minutes ago before making this post.
It features the anime craze. It starts off by talking about “One Piece” that was produced by Toei Animation, but did you know that the characters were made in the Philippines?..then they show a picture of some of the animes that were created by Filipinos. I saw “Neon Evangelion” and “Lupin the 3rd” in there and I did not know they were created by Filipinos…then through out the show, they start showing the anime craze in the Philippines like cosplaying,anime on jeeps, and such..The description on the video has more information about the video.

It is a 15minute long video.I don’t know the name of the show and there are no subtitles AND it was just recorded via video camera. BUT, it looks good enough to watch!!.


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