Posted on 6 January 2006 with categories: Alphabetical - (R - Z)

Rahxephon – (TV) – 85/100
Rail of the Star – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Rainbow – (TV) – 85/100
RD Sennou Chousashitsu – (TV) – 87,5/100
Read or Die – (TV) – 82,5/100
Read or Die OVA – (OVA) – 82,5/100
Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone – (Movie) – 58/100
Rebuild of Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance – (Movie) – 80/100
Redline – (Movie) – 85/100
Reideen – (TV) – 77/100
Revolutionary Girl Utena – (TV) – 95/100
Ride Back – (TV) – 85/100
Rinne no Lagrange – (TV) – 82,5/100
Rinne no Lagrange Second Season – (TV) – 81/100
Ristorante Paradiso – (TV) – 85/100
Robot Carnival – (Movie) – 84/100
Robotics;Notes – (TV) – 77,5/100
Rocket Girls – (TV) – 82,5/100
Romeo’s Blue Skies – (TV) – 85/100
Romeo x Juliet – (TV) – 56/100
Rose of Versailles – (TV) – 90/100
Rozen Maiden – (TV) – 87,5/100
Rozen Maiden Traumend – (TV) – 85/100
Rumiko Takahashi’s Rumic Theater – (TV) – 89/100
Rurouni Kenshin – Tsuiokuhen – (OVA) – 90/100

Sacred Seven – (TV) – 65/100
Saishuu Heiki Kanojo – (TV) – 82,5/100
Saiunkoku Monogatari – (TV) – 90/100
Sakamichi no Apollon – (TV) – 87,5/100
Saki – (TV) – 70/100
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – (TV) – 79/100
Sankarea – (TV) – 75/100
Sarai-ya Goyou – (TV) – 90/100
Sasameki Koto – (TV) – 85/100
Sasami Mahou Shoujo Club – (TV) – 85/100
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei – (TV) – 90/100
School Days – (TV) – 49/100
Sci-Fi Harry – (TV) – 80/100
Scrapped Princess – (TV) – 77,5/100
Secret of Cerulean Sand – (TV) – 82,5/100
The Secret of Kells – (European Movie) – 85/100
Seikai no Monshou – (TV) – 85/100
Seikai no Senki – (TV) – 85/100
Seikai no Senki II – (TV) – 90/100
Seikai no Senki III – (OVA) – 77,5/100
Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin – (TV) – 85/100
Seirei no Moribito – (TV) – 91/100
Sekirei – (TV) – 75/100
Sekirei – Pure Engagement – (TV) – 77,5/100
Sengoku Basara – (TV) – 75/100
Sengoku Basara Two – (TV) – 80/100
Sengoku Basara – The Last Party – (Movie) – 80/100
Senkou no Night Raid – (TV) – 82,5/100
Sentimental Journey – (TV) – 84/100
Sentou Yousei Yukikaze – (OVA) – 83/100
Seraphim Call – (TV) – 78/100
Serial Experiments Lain – (TV) – 85/100
Seto no Hanayome – (TV) – 82,5/100
Sexy Commando Gaiden – (TV) – 87,5/100
Shadow Skill – (TV) – 68/100
Shakugan no Shana – (TV) – 51/100
Shangri-La – (TV) – 87,5/100
Shigofumi ~ Stories of the Last Letter – (TV) – 86/100
Shigurui – (TV) – 84/100
Shikabane Hime Aka – (TV) – 85/100
Shikabane Hime Kuro – (TV) – 87,5/100
Shiki – (TV) – 90/100
Shining Tears X Wind – (TV) – 34/100
Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen! – (TV) – 87,5/100
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – (TV) – 85/100
Shinryaku! Ika-Musume – (TV) – 82,5/100
Shinryaku!? Ika-Musume – (TV) – 70/100
Shion no Ou – (TV) – 94/100
Shoka – (TV) – 75/100
Showa Monogatari – (TV) – 80/100
Shuffle! – (TV) – 63/100
Silver Spoon – (TV) – 86/100
Simoun – (TV) – 95/100
Skip Beat – (TV) – 85/100
Sky Girls – (TV) – 82/100
Slayers Revolution – (TV) – 70/100
sola – (TV) – 82,5/100
Solty Rei – (TV) – 82,5/100
Sora no Oto – (TV) – 82,5/100
Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai – (TV) – 75/100
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru – (TV) – 82,5/100
Soukou no Strain – (TV) – 86/100
Soul Link – (TV) – 65/100
Soultaker – (TV) – 87/100
Space Adventure Cobra – (TV) – 75/100
Space Battleship Yamato – (TV) – 70/100
Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection – (TV) – 77,5/100
Space Fantasia 2001 Nights – (Movie) – 84/100
Space Pirate Captain Harlock – (TV) – 80/100
Spice and Wolf – (TV) – 85/100
Spice and Wolf II – (TV) – 87,5/100
Spiral – (TV) – 77,5/100
Spirited Away – (Movie) – 90/100
Spriggan – (Movie) – 61/100
Spring and Chaos – (Movie) – 73/100
Star Driver – (TV) – 85/100
The Star of Cottonland – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Starship Operators – (TV) – 87,5/100
Steins;Gate – (TV) – 87,5/100
Stellvia of the Universe – (TV) – 80/100
Street Fighter IV: Arata Naru Kizuna – (OVA) – 85/100
Strike Witches – (TV) – 77,5/100
Strange Dawn – (TV) – 95/100
Sukitte Ii na Yo – (TV) – 82,5/100
Summer Wars – (Movie) – 80/100
Supernatural The Animation – (OVA) – 85/100
Suteki Tantei Labyrinth – (TV) – 82/100
Swan Lake – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Sword Art Online – (TV) – 72,5/100
Sword of the Stranger – (Movie) – 80/100
Symphony in August – (Movie) – 82,5/100

Tactics – (TV) – 77,5/100
Tailenders – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Taishou Yakyuu Musume – (TV) – 77,5/100
Takane no Jitensha – (OVA) – 70/100
Take the X Train – (Movie) – 80/100
Tales of a Streetcorner – (Movie) – 75/100
Tales of Phantasia – (OVA) – 90/100
Tales of the Abyss – (TV) – 82,5/100
Tales of Vesperia – (Movie) – 87,5/100
Tamako Market – (TV) – 75/100
Tamayura – More Aggressive – (TV) – 75/100
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes – (TV) – 82,5/100
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes – Dai Ni Maku – (TV) – 85/100
Tari Tari – (TV) – 75/100
Teekyu – (TV) – 77,5/100
Tekken – Blood Vengeance – (Movie) – 75/100
Tekkon Kinkreet – (Movie) – 89/100
Telepathy Shoujo Ran – (TV) – 80/100
Tenchi Muyo! In Love – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Tenchi Muyo! In Love 2 – Tenchi Forever – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Tenchi Muyo! – Ryo-Ouki – (OVA) – 75/100
Tenchi Muyo! – Ryo-Ouki 2 – (OVA) – 77,5/100
Tenchi Muyo! The Daughter of Darkness – (TV) – 75/100
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – (TV) – 78/100
Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi – (TV) – 88/100
Tentai Senshi Sunred – (TV) – 80/100
Tentai Senshi Sunred 2 – (TV) – 82,5/100
Tetsujin 28-Go – (TV) – 85/100
Tetsujin 28-Go – Hakuchuu no Zangetsu – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Tetsuko no Tabi – (TV) – 79/100
The Animatrix – (Movie) – 74/100
The Boy Who Saw The Wind – (Movie) – 44/100
The Cat Returns – (Movie) – 86/100
The Cockpit – (Movie) – 83/100
The Diary of Tortov Roddle – (OVA) – 58/100
The Dog of Flanders – (Movie) – 93/100
The Law of Ueki – (TV) – 90/100
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – (TV) – 81/100
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Second Season – (TV) – 77,5/100
The Place Promised In Our Early Days – (Movie) – 72/100
The Sky Crawlers – (Movie) – 85/100
The Third – (TV) – 95/100
The Wings of Honneamise – (Movie) – 88/100
Thermae Romae – (TV) – 77,5/100
They Were 11 – (Movie) – 87/100
Tiger & Bunny – (TV) – 87,5/100
TO – (OVA) – 67,5/100
To Aru Hikuushi he no Tsuioku – (Movie) – 82,5/100
To Aru Majutsu no Index – (TV) – 77,5/100
To Aru Majutsu no Index II – (TV) – 75/100
Togainu no Chi – (TV) – 57,5/100
Toki wa Kakeru Shoujo – (Movie) – 87/100
Tokyo Godfathers – (Movie) – 92/100
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 – (TV) – 92,5/100
Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchou Tou – (TV) – 72,5/100
Tokyo Tribe 2 – (TV) – 73/100
Tono to Issho – (OVA) – 27,5/100
Tooi Umi Kita Kara Coo – (Movie) – 80/100
Toshokan Sensou – (TV) – 72,5/100
Touch – (TV) – 87,5/100
Touhai Densetsu Akagi – (TV) – 82,5/100
Touka Gettan – (TV) – 80/100
Towa no Quon – 01 – (Movie) – 75/100
Towa no Quon – 02 – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Towa no Quon – 03 – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Towa no Quon – 04 – (Movie) – 80/100
Towa no Quon – 05 – (Movie) – 80/100
Towa no Quon – 06 – (Movie) – 80/100
Toward the Terra – (TV) – 94/100
Trinity Blood – (TV) – 79/100
True Tears – (TV) – 86/100
Tsubasa Chronicle: Torikago no Kuni no Himegimi – (Movie) – 87/100
Tsumiki no Ie – (Movie) – 85/100
Tsukuyomi Moon Phase – (TV) – 65/100
Tsuritama – (TV) – 84/100
Turn A Gundam – (TV) – 85/100
Twelve Kingdoms – (TV) – 90/100
Twilight Q – (OVA) – 84/100
Two Walnuts – (OVA) – 65/100
Tytania – (TV) – 82,5/100

Uchuu-Show he Youkoso – (TV) – 85/100
Ultraviolet: Code 044 – (TV) – 85/100
Umi ga Kikoeru – (Movie) – 83/100
Umi Monogatari – (TV) – 82,5/100
Umineko no Naku Koro ni – (TV) – 85/100
Uninhabited Planet Survive – (TV) – 85/100
Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru – (TV) – 82,5/100
Urban Legend Story Hikiko – (OVA) – 65/100
Urusei Yatsura Movie 2 – Beautiful Dreamer – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Usagi Drop – (TV) – 82,5/100
Usavich – (TV) – 82,5/100
Ushiro no Shoumen Dare – (Movie) – 80/100
Uta Koi – (TV) – 84/100
Utawarerumono – (TV) – 70/100

Valvrave the Liberator – (TV) – 65/100
Vampire Hunter D – (Movie) – 51/100
Vampire Hunter D – Bloodlust – (Movie) – 77/100
Vampire Knight – (TV) – 70/100
Victorian Romance Emma – (TV) – 87,5/100
Victorian Romance Emma – The Second Act – (TV) – 87,5/100

Wagaya no Oinarisama – (TV) – 82,5/100
Wellber no Monogatari ~ Sisters of Wellber – (TV) – 82/100
Whisper of the Heart – (Movie) – 84/100
White Album – (TV) – 75/100
White Album 2 – (TV) – 85/100
Wild Arms – (TV) – 85/100
Wind – A Breath of Heart – (TV) – 77,5/100
Windaria – (Movie) – 85/100
A Wind Named Amnesia – (Movie) – 80/100
Windy Tales – (TV) – 87,5/100
Wings of Rean – (OVA) – 80/100
Witch Hunter Robin – (TV) – 85/100
Wolf’s Rain – (TV) – 62/100
The World God Only Knows – (TV) – 75/100
The World God Only Knows II – (TV) – 72,5/100
Wolverine – (TV) – 80/100
Wonderful Days – (Movie) – 76/100

X – (TV) – 82,5/100
xxxHolic – (TV) – 90/100
xxxHolic Movie – (Movie) – 84/100
xxxHolic: Kei – (TV) – 90/100
X-Men – (TV) – 80/100

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge – (TV) – 86/100
Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito – (TV) – 79/100
Yobi – The Five-Tailed Fox – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Yoiko – (TV) – 77,5/100
Yojou-han Shinwa Taikei – (TV) – 92,5/100
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou – (OVA) – 85/100
Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou – (TV) – 80/100
Yomigaeru Sora – Rescue Wings – (TV) – 87,5/100
Yona Yona Penguin – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Yondemasuyo, Azazel-San – (TV) – 77,5/100
Yondemasuyu, Azazel-San Z – (TV) – 82,5/100
Yoshinaga-chi no Gargoyle – (TV) – 76/100
Yugo the Negotiator – (TV) – 75/100
Yume de Aetara – (OVA) – 82,5/100
Yume de Aetara – (TV) – 70/100
Yumeiro Patissiere – Professional – (TV) – 80/100
Yumekui Merry – (TV) – 80/100
You Are Delicious – (Movie) – 87,5/100

Zan Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei – (TV) – 67,5/100
Zegapain – (TV) – 82,5/100
Zetman – (TV) – 82,5/100
Zetsuen no Tempest – (TV) – 87,5/100
Zettai Shounen – (TV) – 87,5/100
Zipang – (TV) – 85/100
Zoku Natsume Yuujin-Chou – (TV) – 82,5/100
Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei – (TV) – 81/100
Zombie Loan – (TV) – 81/100
Zone of the Enders – (TV) – 87,5/100

Customize
Anonymous38539
I hope AidanAK47 would not suffer an Anime Burnout. I love this site and it pains to think that one day, no one will be writing the seasonal previews and yearly summary.
afgm
@AidanAK47 did you change my site status? K-off did that on purpose to help out lol
SuperMario
@Aidan: you have 91 days's episode as 9 instead of 7
AidanAK47
Bloody hell, even the spambots are referencing Pokemon Go now.
K-Off
For future reference, let's direct admin dialogue to email, apart from direct feedback.
@Mario We're working on allowing users to set up accounts.
SuperMario
And the constant anonymous names just keep bugging me. Can we make it back to the old shoutbox, where you have to put down your name in order to write message?
SuperMario
I think it's one thing leads to another. he's getting too burnout that he doesn't know what to write anymore.
AidanAK47
@Anon36049, pretty much what he said. Though it seems to be a combination of anime burnout and writers block.
Anonymous36271
He suffered from anime burnout and is getting on with real life.
Anonymous36049
Hi guys I havent been around for a long time. Does anyone know what happened to psgels? I see that the new posts are not his.
AidanAK47
Disgaea 2 coming to steam. Sweet.
Gotta finish Disgaea 1 and hope they don't screw up the port on release day again.
AidanAK47
Illuminati are everywhere, regardless of wherther it's anime or not. Sword Art Online was the work of the illuminati. All in the name of the gaint magic eyeball triange god do they rule the landscape of entertainment medium.
Also Magic Eyeball-kun also argees that Rem is best girl. And none shall dare denounce that claim.
SuperMario
@Anony35181: never thought they're that much interested in anime thou
Anonymous35181
@supermario, illuminati confirmed
SuperMario
Is it just me or couple of messages from the shoutbox just gone missing?
Topgavin
Haven't been watching it myself, but apparently in Taboo Tattoo, that large-chested high school girl died while running *onto a live battlefield* to check on her boyfriend with a shirt that said "flag". 10/10
K-Off
@afgm Sent you a message.
@Friend Looks good, I'd be interested in seeing multiple witches as well.
Anonymous32745
Chemotherapy is a cause of cancer rather than a cure.
Anonymous32745
If you know someone dying of cancer, immediately inform them that allopathic medicine will kill them and turn them to natural remedies which often work.
Anonymous32745
"Medicine and science are powerfully institutionalized, but no institution or profession has existed for the purpose of encouraging people to act reasonably." - Ray Peat
afgm
.
afgm
@Friend: yeah it's a problem
@Koff: I emailed you a while back. did you get it?
Fri3nd
Huh, I can't use my username.
@Bam You're right, I'll work on it.
Bam
@K-off: It's moments like these that really remind you of mortality. People pull thru tho. medical science has come far in that field; but definitely not far enough.
Bam
@Friend: It's looks pretty good. I like Mario's suggestion of a series of witches, but a solitary one is more in-tune with the current banner. I would say however that there is too much dark in the negative space to the right. Could be just me tho.
Bam
@Kaiser: a series of consecutive 'yes'. I was really into Laloux, but FP is the one I liked the most. I've been watching Mr. Robot since season 1, and it's well worth your time. Not really all that cyberpunkish tho; mostly just cyber. And anybody who hasn't read Gibson's masterpiece is a fool of a Took.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Bam: Have you been looking into that Mr Robot series? I heard its meant to be some kind of cyber thriller, it could be our thing. Also have you read Neuromancer?
Kaiser Eoghan
And I suppose that brings me to that stranger things show then, I love horror so I guess that caught my eye, but apparently its a family/kids thing =< don't know whether to bother.
Kaiser Eoghan
I still say it takes me that extra bit of convincing to watch a childrens animated film.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Friend: The banner is in good hands I see.
AidanAK47
Well Coraline wasn't written by Laika. It was written by Neil Gaiman. Laika just adapted it. Still I would like to check out Kubo to see what all the hype is about.
SuperMario
@anony29442: I will watch Kubo this coming week so I will comment on the movie then. But I'm not that surprise if Kubo has a weak writing. Laika never really great at story development: I mean Coraline is exellent, ParaNorman is just okay and Boxstrolls writing is just so underdeveloped and full of plotholes
SuperMario
@friend: wow. It looks awesome. But why only one witch? ^^
Friend
Hey everyone! Just an update on our new banner, here's my WIP up to now: [link src="https://i.imgur.com/0QSv6IK.png
I'm"] trying a witch as a tribute to one of psgel's favorite anime maho shojotai. Feedback is welcome, I have a lot left to do. A 5:1 aspect ratio is the weirdest dimension I've ever painted in
Anonymous29442
I just saw Kubo and the 2 strings and im really shocked at all the praise its receiving. People calling it an instant masterpiece on looks alone but not enough are talking about how underdeveloped the characters and story were. It felt as if they made the whole thing up as they went along to the point where I couldnt suspend my disbelief any longer and got irritated.
Anonymous29415
qualidea code's characters havent become better in terms of how they are written; only that they have been fleshed out in the most generic and trivial of ways as to sympathize with them; and sure, they have become some what likeable in the same way you'd like a person who you heard nothing but kind things about but that does not save the characters from being boring. QC is still a bad show
AidanAK47
@Anon27511, even if the animation was kept consistent the story still can't really escape the done to death aspect of it's story. I agree that the writing has gotten better but despite that the show just feels...meh.
Anonymous27511
Fucking Qualidea Code, as the story and characters become more interesting, the animation and drawing proportionately decreases. Sad they simply do not have the budget to pull off what seems like a potentially very good story
K-Off
@Mike I'm sure you already heard but for some reason I didn't keep up to date. I thought it was strange that releases stopped in March after chapter 68,.
K-Off
Just learned that the writer of my favorite webtoon is battling terminal cancer, but despite it she hopes to finish it someday. God damn I would've never expected this.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Once spilled hot microwaved food over my hand by mistake, hurt for a day.
Kaiser Eoghan
*remaining
Kaiser Eoghan
@Bam: The story and ideas however were better in gandahar I felt. Time masters while good was a bit stop and start in its pace and animation.
I’m definitely interested in Laloux’s other, short animations and Mobius’ comic book work.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Bam: I watched Rene Laloux's remain animated films, Gandahar and time masters, I enjoyed both but not as much as Fantastic planet. I remember we talked about fantastic planet two years ago. Did you see the other two I mentioned. I liked the big moments and the ending to time masters, especially those angel things.
Anonymous27024
Ok. I beat Federation Force. I think the main positive is that the levels were playable despite the lack of voice chat. The bosses took a lot of damage and the beginning and end are relevant to the Prime continuity.
SuperMario
@K-Off: I did it once just like you did, and once when I put a metal bowl into a microwave. So yeah, boys will always be boys.
Bam
I tried my best not to half-ass either of them tho. Any oddity you guys see just write it off as mental exhaustion.
Bam
Okay, I'm officially beat. These two reviews should be considered companion pieces, as some material from one flew into the other. Thank god that episode 08 was not a heavy one, or I'd be completely depleted.
K-Off
Shit, I'm a damn idiot at baking, slightly burnt my hand a minute ago grabbing a hot tray with a wet towl. Why do I even try.
K-Off
@afgm Alright, send me a message at fightthepowwa@gmail.com and we'll work it out.
Bam
*cinematography
Bam
@K-off: I second that, as although the Poirot series has very well-done choreography, casting and music, there is still a little more of that unquantifiable magic sprinkled on the Granada series. But keep watching and I'll guarantee that Suchet will become the quintessential Poirot in your mind as well.
K-Off
I said that while I liked the performance and the direction, I didn't think that it did for Poirot what Granada did for Holmes.
K-Off
@Bam Yeah it is, and generally when I camp I like to stay for 1-2 weeks, places like Niagara or Yellowstone I can pretty much see everything I want to see in a few days so I don't find much value going to those places. The Adirons on the other hand is diverse as hell.
Bam
@K-off: I'm not sure if you mentioned it while I was gone: but did you get to watch any of the Poirot series with David Suchet? And if so, what are your thoughts?
Bam
I generally go to either the Muir Woods north of SF, or the forests around Big Sur. It doesn't take much to please me really.
Bam
@K-ff: is that by Lake Champlain? Cuz I've been there once and loved it.
Bam
@K-off: I thought of a combined post, but my OCD wouldn't allow a skip in the episodic order of the reviews.
K-Off
Usually when you go camping in Yellowstone or Yosemite the tourist industry kills those places, like I'd be on a rowboat and see cars, cabins, and people from a long ways offshore. The Adirondacks are nice because their building codes mandate construction to be hidden behind trees.
K-Off
@Bam My favorite camping spot is the Adirondacks in upstate NY, I went there probably 4-7 times and never get tired of the place. No, I don't have any posts for now, but for future reference consider combining episodic reviews when you get behind. I.E. Episode 6-8 Review
Bam
Also there's a reader in the comment section of Berserk 07 who wants to know if we have a notification system. I vaguely remember a widget that links the site to a FaceBook page. If anybody knows how that works, or if it's still functional, please shed some light on the matter for him/her. Thx.
Bam
@Aidan @K-off @Mario either one of y'all has any post near completion? I'm almost done with Berserk 08 and as previously mentioned, really prefer not to put two reviews up back to back. I think the length of them is already a hassle for some to get thru, let alone two right after eachother. I think it hurts the viewership, but if nothing's on hand then I'll guess I'll just finish up and post mine.
Bam
@Kaiser: I was actually camping near a mountain, but aren't all mountains somewhat holy? That could be my bias tho, since I was raised on the Alborz mountain range, and for me there is something therapeutic about the mountain air.
Kaiser Eoghan
Yes! Looks like the shoutbox is fixed and not deleting posts after 24 hours anymore!
Kaiser Eoghan
lol Or you could live in the shitty suburb where I do and spend your time just waiting for when your internet connection randomly cuts out twice a month or as it has the past few days two-three times a day.
Kaiser Eoghan
Basically bam went up the Holy mountain .
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: ....guy I know who loves war films and I've ended up inadvertedly/un-intentionally gotten him to buy some fucked up Polish horror film that just happens to be set in WW2. lol he's going to be pretty freaked out when he watches it.
Bam
Everything been cool here? Hehe ... looks like I conveniently missed all the hard parts.
Bam
@Mario: thx m8. I wish I could just make it down to Rio on a whim, but then again, I took a much-needed vacation, so I ain't complaining.
SuperMario
Welcome back Bam, I was already convinced that you went to Rio for screwing around. Lol
Bam
Also I apologize for the absence. I was gone somewhere without reliable internet access, and looking back I should've gave a notification.
Either way, I'm back now, and will be jumping on getting those Berserk reviews out as soon as possible.
Bam
Man looky here with the renovations; I like it.
SuperMario
@Vyse: wow. So how was the sites then back from 2005?
SuperMario
@Kaiser: and what is that sh!te you're talking about?
VyseLegendaire
<— fixed
VyseLegendaire
<— me
VyseLegendaire
Ive been a reader since 2005
Kaiser Eoghan
Haha, this'll be fun lol
Kaiser Eoghan
.....that feeling when you keep going on about a show or film but fail to give all the details...and someone goes out and buys it not knowing the full extent of the mad shit their in for...s--t lol
Anonymous24840
any reader from 2005 here....
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: This guy seems interesting: https://letterboxd.com/director/tsai-ming-liang/
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Hmm, not familiar with him.
I really really loved in the mood for love, alot, it emotionally effected me. I even watched it three times.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: I couldn't seem to enjoy any of Zimou yangs films apart from Hero, which had some pretty creative fight scenes. I've seen the story of Ricky and some of John-woos films but they were more just silly entertaining exploitation films.
SuperMario
Don't know if you know the Vietnamese-French Tran Anh Hung. His works are stunning too. If you want to check out East-Asian cinema don't forget to check him out.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: Yeah, but Park Chan Wood changed the ending, so the author insisted that the Handmaiden is more "inspired" than "based". The third chapter is the weakest part for me
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Of interest, The handmaiden was based on some British book/tv show.
Kaiser Eoghan
I need to completely re-evaluate/get into more Chinese cinema.
Kaiser Eoghan
Doesn't look like I've seen anything by Hong-sang-so.
My favourite Korean actor is song-kang-ho.
Kaiser Eoghan
Theres an anime convention over here in Dublin in three months. Although I haven't been to one in years.
SuperMario
I'm heading to anime convention today. Normally I don't really care about those conventions but I figure I'd come this year to see the taste of it. The only hassle is it's 3-hour drive, which gonna be a pain when I drive back after a long day being there.
SuperMario
Bong Joon-ho, on the other hand,is incredible at writing. His scripts are often layered, sharp and best of all fuses many tones/ genres into one coherent whole. The best thing about this Korean New Wave directors is they all have very distinctive voices. But my favorite director isn't the ones that you list. That would be Hong Sang Soo. I just love his simplicity style so much.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: Park Chan Wood is a master of visual. Whenever I come to his movies I expected to be blown-away by his visual. He can write compelling characters (he loves his characters) as well but his screenplays in general are weak. You can watch his lesser effort "I'm a Cyborg, but That's Okay" and see many things that made him good/bad. That's the movie I feel he made without the care of the critic
afgm
.
afgm
@koff: Yeah I can help. But midterms/finals are coming up so I can't dedicate to much time.
Kaiser Eoghan
I always felt Bong-jong and Chang-dong , kim-di-duk and Kim-jee-woon were better than Park-chan-wook. Oldboy did have that one hell of an ending, so did lady vengeance but I feel that those are the bits people tend to remember and the rest was good but not great.
Topgavin
For anyone that doesn't regularly browse /r/anime, Godzilla is apparently getting an anime adaption by Polygon Pictures with Urobuchi involved. Should be good.
K-Off
Well, I climbed to rank 52 in Overwatch with Tracer alone. Looking forward to season 2 already, but I do wish Blizzard had somehow implemented a single-player storyline since the lore in Blizzard titles is always so vast. Kind of surprised they didn't make one with Overwatch.
K-Off
@Kaiser Watch Train to Busan if you can. Me neither, I can't dig too deep into Korean films due to the language barrier. Sure would be convenient to have Vincent recommending films again.
K-Off
@afgm Hey, are you still interested in helping out with the site? At this point I'm looking over the site's code & doing some rewriting - if you think you can help, let me know.
K-Off
@Mario I hadn't watched Old Boy for 6 years when I got to I Saw the Devil and it was out of mind for me, so you may be right.
SuperMario
@K-Off: maybe it was just me but I was underwhelmed by I Saw the Devil. The point it trying to match was similar to OldBoy, and Oldboy's execution was way better (OldBoy's one of my favorite movie). Yes, the soundtracks of OldBoy, Lady Vengeance are exceptional. I still listen to The Last Waltz after all those years...
K-Off
The soundtrack in a lot of these Korean films are top notch as well, Lady Vengeance and I Saw the Devil in particular.
K-Off
@Mario Speaking of which, Korean psychological thrillers are hands down some of the best in the last 10-20 years. I Saw the Devil, Lady Vengeance, Old Boy, list goes on.
SuperMario
@Aidan: It just comes to me that we're already half way of this season... Time sure flies
SuperMario
@Kaiser: so please finish up Inside Mari. The last chapter had been out. I need someone to talk about that goddamn manga anw
SuperMario
@Kaiser: I always consider the Korean New Wave started back in 2000, and really peaked in 2003 (OldBoy, Memories of Murders, Spring Summer..., A Tale of 2 Sisters). Before 2000? The only director I can think of was Im Kwon-Taek
AidanAK47
About nearly finished Fata Morgana but I might have to finish doom first because that thing is eating a huge chunk of my SSD drive.
AidanAK47
Back up to date...at least for now. I have to go to a wedding so It's likely I will fall behind again. Got to admit that I haven't had much of an opinion on the latest episodes. Might be just mentally drained personally.
SuperMario
@K-off: I totally agree with you. 28 Days Later is a gem. Though I'm not really into zombie genre as a whole, I'm more into psychological stuffs more.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Reminding me I need to catch up on boku mari no naka.
Kaiser Eoghan
Although the trailer for train to busan does catch my interest.
Kaiser Eoghan
I've gotten more than enough out of Korean films, I can enjoy them but I probably don't sing the same high praises for them as most bar some exceptions.
Seeing Lee-chang-dongs stuff I'm actually kind of interested in finding some more low key korean films.
Kaiser Eoghan
Very likely a view shared by my indie loving friend and I, but Battery and Wyrmwood were jokey takes on the zombie genre I thought were enjoyable.
Kaiser Eoghan
@Mario: Likely my preference for British comedy that makes me laugh more at Shaun of the dead more. Although Hot fuzz is the better Simon Pegg film in my opinion.
In terms of Korean films, I've been wondering, what are the pre-90s ones like. Lee-chang-dong started the Korean new wave in 1997.
K-Off
I'm still waiting for a good horror-zombie film, nothing has met my expectations after 28 Days Later (and techinically REC), which admittedly is a high bar.
K-Off
@Mario I am watching Seoul Station next week, that was just me recapping TtB after I watched it a few days ago. It's definitely more of a thriller, it has good "wtf" moments but nothing I'd call horror.
SuperMario
@K-Off: I thought you were going to watch Seoul Station? So I gather that Train of Busan is more thriller than horror? Just thinking of Zombieland already puts a smile on my face. That one and Shaun of the Dead are so goddamn hilarious.
SuperMario
@Aidan: I will review them in the future. atm I'm in watching/ reading mode so I'll push back all the world movie/ full show reviews for a while
K-Off
@Mario My impression of Train to Busan was that although it wasn't anything ground breaking, it had a great cast of characters and an entertaining gimmick that managed to stay exhilarating. I haven't seen a zombie film this well structured since Zombieland, even though they're completely opposite in tone.
AidanAK47
They are all yours if you want to do them.
SuperMario
Reading Inside Mary makes me want to watch Flowers of Evil again. If I remember correctly psgels never actually had a full review on this one, and Ping Pong.
AidanAK47
@Vyse, Width wise it's exactly the same as the old chat box. Though it's possible the old one had smaller font.
VyseLegendaire
This chat box is too narrow I think, only see a couple messages.
AidanAK47
@Anon18138, Yeah but I don't see that writer making something that truly represents the games. There may be a possibility of it being a good movie but that movie won't be Pokemon.
Anonymous18138
@AidanAK47 It'll have the writer of Gravity Falls. Though I don't have a high standard in regards to the 3D mascot and live-action style of movies.
SuperMario
They originally planned to male a live-action remake of Seoul Station, as the producer saw a footage of the animation and really loved it; but Yeon Sang-Ho (the director) insisted that if he was about to make a live-action film, he's go for a sequel instead. Hence Train of Busan.
SuperMario
@K-off: I missed my chance to watch Train to Busan but I heard nothing but rave from it. People who watched it really loved it. Damn, you make me jealous man, since I want to watch Seoul Station and review it here. Come watch it and tell me what you think; my bet is you'll enjoy it.
K-Off
@Mario Have you watched Train to Busan? I'm planning to watch its animated prequel Seoul Station next week. Animation looks shabby as hell but I can always expect a good story from the koreans.
AidanAK47
So the live action Pokemon movie will feature detective pikachu. Clearly a necessary inclusion.
SuperMario
I'm reading Inside Mary now and it's quite a gem despite its ridiculous premise. There's a lot of raw emotions. I love raw emotions. As expected from the same guy who wrote Flowers of Evil.
AidanAK47
Yep, when she sends the images let me know. It may have been a while ago but I am a qualified graphic designer so even I can lend a hand to the banner design.
AidanAK47
Ugh...a new version of wordpress is ready to be updated to. I have a bad feeling updating to the latest version could potentially break things.
K-Off
Alright, I've got Friend onbaord with a commission for our new banner. She says she'll send us sketches so we can decide if it's something we want.
AidanAK47
Considering how much trouble this plugin has given us, i am not up for adding another one. Only thing the subscriber account thing needs is me to tick and box and get rid of that password promt.
K-Off
@Aidan You can set that up if you'd like, though another idea would be to set up buddypress and link it to there. But it's yet again another plugin.
Total users: 39

Featured Posts

91 Days – 09

Avilio’s machinations are truly coming to fruition and his plan is looking more Monte cristo-eqe as it unfolds. Fango has a new hairstyle and is itching to take down the Vanettis and the Galassias but I must admit that for someone as psychotic as him it’s strange how he allows his girlfriend to steal his […]

orange 08c

orange – 08

This week, Naho and Suwa face a dilemma of whether or not they should follow what written in the letters. The relay is coming and Kakeru is appointed to be an anchor. They have been followed the letters very closely, but the original reality becomes too different from this reality that the content is not […]

Thunderbolt Fantasy 07c

Thunderbolt Fantasy – 07

This week our band heads up to the evil mountain and needless to say they possess absolutely no teamwork spirit whatsoever. It’s as you would expect from a group of seven egocentric members. Our main character Shang Bu Shuan repeatedly gets teased by their comrades, as he finds himself fighting the enemies alone without the […]

Re Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - 21 4

Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World – 21

I didn’t think I would be saying this again but here it is, if this was the end of the series then I would consider it a satisfying ending. Sure there would be loose ends left hanging but the level of conclusion to this particular dilemma would leave me content with the series. But this […]

Berserk(2016) - 08 [Reunion in the Den of Evil]

Berserk(2016) – 08 [Reunion in the Den of Evil]

Episode 8 starts with a cold opening that retreads the fateful rendezvous of Guts and Casca. I actually thought that this was a good move, as this is a very big moment in the overall story of the last few arcs. After the Golden Age section we get very few deep character moments, and a […]

Berserk(2016) - 07 [The Black Witch]

Berserk(2016) – 07 [The Black Witch]

I apologize for this very late review, but due to circumstances I didn’t have the means of watching the episode, and hence the week-long delay. I’ll try to at least leave a notification in case of such issues in the future, but otherwise will try to keep the posts steady. So let’s get right to […]

Fate Kaleid Liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! - 07 2

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei – 07

Oh the sweet sweet irony. Well I believe this qualifies for dramatic irony. You know what, I don’t care if it’s technically irony or not. I am calling it ironic. Though why is it ironic? Well the reason for that is that in this episode Illya had her soul transferred to a doll which exactly […]

Mob Psycho 100 - 06 3

Mob Psycho 100 – 06

It a beginning of a dark path for Ritsu as his own inadequacies are pushing him in a direction that won’t end well for him. Part of the problem is the student council president whom is called Shinji. He happens to remind me of another Shinji in another series who had an equally punchable face […]

91 Days - 06 4

91 Days – 06

I would say this is the strongest episode so far of 91 Days as it essentially revolves around what makes Mafia drama at it’s best. Betrayals, scheming and deceit are what fuels organised crime and what a scheme this was. When looking at the three family leaders I suppose it’s no surprise that Orco is […]

Latest Reviews

s8gAnPY

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Review – 65/100

The title of this game rather says everything you need to know about my initial reaction, and I’m still all around puzzled at the mixed bag that this turned out to be – it IS just a standard mashup while having a bit of fun with some experimentation, but the game itself is actually a […]

vlcsKizumonogatary 01b

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu-hen (2016) Movie Review – 85/100

Just a quick note that I originally intended this week’s review to be about Miss Hokusai. But because of the DVD release of this Kizumonogatari (with good subtitle to boost), I decided to bump this up and review it instead. Monogatari series has been among one of my favorite series, and certainly the one that […]

The Murder Case of Hana & Alice a

The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015) Movie Review – 85/100

Welcome to the third installment of World Animation section, but this time we head back to Japan for my favorite anime movie out of last year. If anything, I have always wanted those reviews to be a recommendation if you want to look for something different. So if there is anyone who would check out […]

Untitled-1

Legend of Legacy Review – 80/100

Oh Square Enix, this is the kind of avant-garde work you need to do. Developed by Furyu with the people behind SaGa, and written by Masato Kato of Chrono Trigger, I knew I was in for a unique game right from the start. But its gameplay is certainly divisive and for good reason, as this […]

My Life as a Courgette a

My Life as a Courgette (2016) Movie Review – 82/100

It’s never easy to make a good family’s animation. For movies aim at adults, the filmmakers can easily get themselves loose, go crazy and the audience can still get it. But for kids, these movies might be one of the first movies they’ve ever seen and that’s a huge responsibility. They have to aware of […]

Red Turtle a

The Red Turtle Review – 93.5/100

Welcome to my first movie review on World Animation section, the column where I wholly dedicated to indie/ art-house animated features around the world that hardly got coverage anywhere really (but rest assure our since sometimes I will review anime movies as well). And what’s a better way to start this section by reviewing one of […]

Flying witch 09d

Flying witch Review – 86/100

As I mentioned in one of my weekly posts, most of the reason why a slice-of-life anime show don’t work well is not because there’s nothing happen, but more because the cast isn’t interesting enough or the show tends to repeat the things that we already know. I’m happy to say that this is not […]

Bungou Stray Dogs 12a

Bungou Stray Dogs Review – 62/100

Well, we don’t usually give a review on the first cour of anime show, given the fact that the second part will air next autumn season. But since I’m not certain I would cover its second half, plus I don’t think this series will improve itself, I might as well give Bungou Stray Dogs a […]

Kiznaiver - 12 1

Kiznaiver Review – 60/100

Kiznaiver is a very different faire from Studio Triggers other works in that it takes a more serious tone and has a writer who tends to go more for the melodramatic. This is a tale about a group of very different people gathered together and have their pain linked to one another. In an effort […]