Posted on 19 June 2006 with categories: Alphabetical - (# - G)

.Hack//GU Trilogy – (Movie) – 77/100
.Hack//Roots – (TV) – 74/100
.Hack//The Movie – (Movie) – 80/100
07-Ghost – (TV) – 75/100
100 Stories – (TV) – 76/100
11Eyes – (TV) – 80/100
3×3 Eyes – (OVA) – 71/100
A Chinese Ghost Story – (Movie) – 81/100
A Letter to Momo – (Movie) – 86/100
A Tree of Palme – (Movie) – 80/100
Aachi wa Ssipak – (Movie) – 70/100
Adolescence of Utena – (Movie) – 87/100
Afro Samurai – (TV) – 47/100
Aim for the Top: Diebuster – (OVA) – 80/100
Aim for the Top: Gunbuster – (OVA) – 80/100
Air – (TV) – 90/100
Air The Motion Picture – (Movie) – 85/100
AKB0048 – (TV) – 82,5/100
AKB0048 Second Season – (TV) – 80/100
Akira – (Movie) – 76/100
Alexander Senki – Reign the Conqueror – (TV) – 83/100
Alien Nine – (OVA) – 86/100
Amatsuki – (TV) – 90/100
Amnesia – (TV) – 64/100
Andersen Monogatari – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Angel Beats – (TV) – 82.5/100
Angelic Layer – (TV) – 82,5/100
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-Tachi wa Mada Shiranai. – (TV) – 92,5/100
Ano Natsu de Matteru – (TV) – 81/100
Anne of Green Gables – (TV) – 87,5/100
Anne no Nikki – The Diary of Anne Frank – (Movie) – 90/100
Another – (TV) – 84/100
Antique Bakery – (TV) – 85/100
Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzoo – (TV) – 80/100
Aoi Blink – (TV) – 77,5/100
Aoi Bungaku – (TV) – 92,5/100
Aoi Hana – (TV) – 87,5/100
Ao no Exorcist – (TV) – 75/100
Appleseed 2004 – (Movie) – 70/100
Appleseed Ex Machina – (Movie) – 75/100
Aquarion Evol – (TV) – 82,5/100
Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge – (TV) – 70/100
Arashi no Yoru ni – (Movie) – 75/100
Area 88 – (OVA) – 87/100
Area 88 (2004) – (TV) – 75/100
Arete Hime – (Movie) – 89/100
Argento Soma – (TV) – 80/100
Aria The Animation – (TV) – 80/100
Aria the Natural – (TV) – 82,5/100
Aria The Origination – (TV) – 85/100
Armed Librarians – The Book of Bantorra – (TV) – 92,5/100
Armored Trooper Votoms – (TV) – 87,5/100
Armored Trooper Votoms – Big Battle – (OVA) – 50/100
Armored Trooper Votoms – The Brilliant Heretic – (TV) – 77,5/100
Armored Trooper Votoms – Case;Irvine – (Movie) – 60/100
Armored Trooper Votoms – The Last Red Shoulder – (OVA) – 80/100
Armored Trooper Votoms – Pailsen Files – (OVA) – 85/100
Armored Trooper Votoms – Roots of Ambition – (OVA) – 80/100
Arusu the Adventure – (OVA) – 86/100
Asagiri no Miko – (TV) – 77/100
Asatte no Houkou – (TV) – 93/100
Ashita no Nadja – (TV) – 90/100
Asobi ni Iku Yo – (TV) – 70/100
Avatar – The Legend of Korra – (TV) – 81/100
Avenger – (TV) – 80/100
Ayakashi ~ Japanese Classic Horror – (TV) – 87/100
Ayatsuri Sakon – (TV) – 85/100
Baccano! – (TV) – 93/100
Bakemonogatari – (TV) – 72,5/100
Bakuman – (TV) – 80/100
Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto – (TV) – 89/100
Bakuretsu Hunters – (TV) – 72,5/100
Bamboo Blade – (TV) – 71/100
Barefoot Gen – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Barefoot Gen 2 – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Bartender – (TV) – 85/100
Basquash! – (TV) – 80/100
Batman – Gotham Knight – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Battle Programmer Shirase – (TV) – 72,5/100
Beck – Mongolian Chop Squad – (TV) – 85/100
Ben-To – (TV) – 85/100
Berserk – (TV) – 87,5/100
Berserk – Golden Age Chapter I – The Egg of the High King Review
Betterman – (TV) – 77,5/100
B Gata H Kei – (TV) – 82,5/100
The Big O – (TV) – 87,5/100
Binbou Shimai Monogatari – (TV) – 63/100
Birdy the Mighty – (OVA) – 75/100
Birdy the Mighty Decode – (TV) – 82,5/100
Birdy the Mighty Decode 2 – (TV) – 95/100
Black Heaven – (TV) – 80/100
Black Jack – The Two Doctors of Darkness – (Movie) – 81/100
Black Jack The Movie – (Movie) – 80/100
Black Jack OVA – (TV) – 90/100
Black Jack Special – (OVA) – 69/100
Black Lagoon – (TV) – 78/100
Black Magic M66 – (Movie) – 75/100
Black Rock Shooter – (TV) – 77,5/100
Blade – (TV) – 82,5/100
Blade of the Immortal – (TV) – 85/100
Blassreiter – (TV) – 85/100
Blood+ – (TV) – 82/100
Blood-C – (TV) – 85/100
Blue Drop – (TV) – 83/100
Blue Gender – (TV) – 87,5/100
Blue Submarine No.6 – (OVA) – 84/100
Bobby’s in Deep – (Movie) – 85/100
Bokura ga Ita – (TV) – 87,5/100
Bokura no – (TV) – 95/100
Bonen no Xamdou – (TV) – 87,5/100
Boogiepop Phantom – (TV) – 87/100
Break Blade I – (Movie) – 72,5/100
Break Blade II – (Movie) – 75/100
Break Blade III – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Break Blade IV – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Brigadoon Marin to Melan – (TV) – 85/100
Btoooom! – 81/100 – (TV)
Bungaku Shoujo – (OVA) – 70/100
Bungaku Shoujo – (Movie) – 80/100
Bus Gamer – (OVA) – 75/100
[C] The Money of Soul and Possibility Control – (TV) – 85/100
Canaan – (TV) – 80/100
Card Captor Sakura – The Sealed Card – (Movie) – 84/100
Casshern Sins – (TV) – 90/100
Catblue Dynamite – (Movie) – 70/100
Cencoroll – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Chaos;Head – (TV) – 77,5/100
Chihayafuru – (TV) – 87,5/100
Chihayafuru Second Season – (TV) – 89/100
Chirin no Suzu – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Chi’s Sweet Home – (TV) – 82,5/100
Chi’s New Address – (TV) – 72,5/100
Chocchan’s Story – (Movie) – 85/100
Chocolate Underground – (TV) – 37,5/100
Clannad – (TV) – 85/100
Clannad After Story – (TV) – 90/100
Clannad the Motion Picture – (Movie) – 85/100
Claymore – (TV) – 82/100
Cobra The Animation – 77,5/100
Cobra The Animation – Time Drive – (OVA) – 80/100
Code Geass – Lelouch of the Rebellion – (TV) – 72,5/100
Code-E – (TV) – 84/100
Colorful – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Comedy – (Movie) – 89/100
Cowboy Bebop – (TV) – 90/100
Cowboy Bebop – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – (Movie) – 85/100
Cromartie High School – (TV) – 80/100
Cross Game – (TV) – 87,5/100
Crystal Blaze – (TV) – 89/100
D.N.Angel – (TV) – 82/100
Daddy Long Legs – (TV) – 75/100
Dai Guard – (TV) – 77,5/100
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou – (TV) – 81/100
Dantalian no Shoka – (TV) – 82,5/100
Darker than Black – (TV) – 87/100
Darker than Black – Ryuusei no Gemini – (TV) – 87,5/100
Dead Leaves – (Movie) – 71/100
Deadman Wonderland – (TV) – 82,5/100
Death Note – (TV) – 84/100
Demashitaa! Power Puff Girls Z – (TV) – 88/100
Dennou Coil – A Circle of Children – (TV) – 93/100
Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu – (TV) – 82,5/100
Detroit Metal City – (OVA) – 77,5/100
Digimon Movie 1 – (TV) – 82,5/100
Digimon Movie 2 – Bokura no War Game – (Movie) – 80/100
Digimon Movie 3 – The Golden Digimentals – (Movie) – 82,5/100
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya – (Movie) – 85/100
DOGS: Bullets and Carnage – (OVA) – 37,5/100]
Dororon Enma-kun Meerameera – (TV) – 85/100
Dragonaut – The Resonance – (TV) – 62/100
Dragon Crisis – (TV) – 55/100
Druaga no Tou ~The Aegis of Uruk~ – (TV) – 86/100
Druaga no Tou ~The Sword of Uruk~ – (TV) – 80/100
DT Eightron – (TV) – 85/100
Durarara – (TV) – 82,5/100
Earth Girl Arjuna – (TV) – 72/100
Eden of the East – (TV) – 82,5/100
Eden of the East I – The King of Eden – (Movie) – 85/100
Eden of the East 2 – Paradise Lost – (Movie) – 82,5/100
ef – a tale of melodies – (TV) – 77,5/100
ef – a tale of memories – (TV) – 86/100
El Cazador de la Bruja – (TV) – 89/100
Ergo Proxy – (TV) – 87/100
Escaflowne – A Girl in Gaea – (Movie) – 74/100
Eternal Family – (Movie) – 91/100
Eureka 7 – (TV) – 91/100
Eureka 7 – Pocket Full of Rainbows – (Movie) – 70/100
Eve no Jikan – (OVA) – 80/100
Fafner in the Azure – (TV) – 85/100
Fafner in the Azure – Heaven and Earth – (Movie) – 85/100
Fancy Lala – (TV) – 85/100
Fantastic Adventures of Unico – (Movie) – 66/100
Fate/Zero – (TV) – 85/100
Fate Zero Season 2 – (TV) – 86/100
Five Star Stories – (Movie) – 67,5/100
Figure 17 – Tsubasa and Hikaru – (TV) – 94/100
Fireball – (TV) – 80/100
Fireball Charming – (TV) – 82,5/100
First Squad – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Flag – (TV) – 90/100
Fortune Arterial – (TV) – 77,5/100
Fractale – (TV) – 77,5/100
Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor – (Movie) – 80/100
FREEDOM – (OVA) – 85/100
From the New World – (TV) – 90/100
Fruits Basket – (TV) – 73/100
Full Metal Alchemist – The Conqueror of Shamballa – (Movie) – 50/100
Full Metal Alchemist – (TV) – 85/100
Full Metal Alchemist – Brotherhood – (TV) – 92,5/100
Full Metal Alchemist – Brotherhood – The Sacred Star of Milos – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Full Metal Panic! – (TV) – 82,5/100
Full Metal Panic! – The Second Raid – (TV) – 80/100
Full Moon wa Sagashite – (TV) – 83/100
Furusato Japan – (Movie) – 85/100
Futakoi Alternative – (TV) – 77,5/100
G-9 – (OVA) – 75/100
Gad Guard – (TV) – 82,5/100
GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class – (TV) – 87,5/100
Gad Guard – (TV) – 82,5/100
Gag Manga Biyori – (TV) – 82,5/100
Gag Manga Biyori+ – (TV) – 85/100
Gakkou no Kaidan – (TV) – 82,5/100
Gakuen Senki Muryou – (TV) – 87,5/100
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight – (TV) – 81/100
Galaxy Railways – (TV) – 77,5/100
Gankutsuou – (TV) – 95/100
Ga-Rei Zero – (TV) – 85/100
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet – (TV) – 81/100
Garzey’s Wing – (OVA) – 40/100
Gasaraki – (TV) – 87,5/100
Gauche the Cellist – (Movie) – 81/100
Gedo Senki – (Movie) – 78/100
Geneshaft – (TV) – 80/100
Genius Party – 01 – Genius Party – (Movie) – 75/100
Genius Party – 02 – Shanghai Dragon – (Movie) – 80/100
Genius Party – 03 – Deathtic 4 – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Genius Party – 04 – Doorbell – (Movie) – 75/100
Genius Party – 06 – Happy Machine – (Movie) – 80/100
Genius Party – 07 – Baby Blue – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Genius Party – 08 – Gala – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Genius Party – 09 – Moondrive – (Movie) – 80/100
Genius Party – 10 – Wanwa the Doggy – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Genius Party – 11 – Toujin Kit – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Genius Party – 12 – Dimension Bomb – (Movie) – 85/100
Genji Monogatari Sennenki – (TV) – 85/100
Ghost Hound – (TV) – 92/100
Ghost Hunt – (TV) – 74/100
Ghost in the Shell – (Movie) – 74/100
Giant Killing – (TV) – 90/100
Giant Robo – (OVA) – 80/100
Gilgamesh – (TV) – 87/100
Ginga Densetsu Weed – (TV) – 77/100
Gin-Iro no Kami no Agito – (Movie) – 45/100
Gintama Episodes 1-100 – (TV) – 90/100
Gintama The Movie – Benizakura-Hen – (Movie) – 65/100
Glass Mask – (TV) – 45/100
Glass Mask (2005) – (TV) – 90/100
Glass no Kantai – (TV) – 75/100
Glass no Usagi – (Movie) – 72,5/100
Golden Boy – (OVA) – 75/100
Good Witch of the West – Astraea Testament – (TV) – 81/100
Gosenzosama Banbanzai – (OVA) – 87,5/100
Gosick – (TV) – 82,5/100
Grave of the Fireflies – (Movie) – 85/100
Great Teacher Onizuka – (TV) – 87,5/100
Guilty Crown – (TV) – 62,5/100
Guin Saga – (TV) – 87,5/100
Gungrave – (TV) – 87,5/100
Gunslinger Girl – Il Teatrino – (TV) – 90/100
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji – Hakairoku-Hen – (TV) – 75/100

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Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: And because of the negative space in the picture and guy in the background, it might also emphasize distance.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: This was an obvious shot choice (come on, because they KISSED), but the one I liked the most was the top right one. The characters aren't in the center of focus, and a bit too close to the screen tell us how much Chinatsu wanted to get close to Kotarou, at the same time we feel a bit uncomfortable just like him (too close). Smart visual telling there
Kaiser-Eoghan
I should start giving attention to shots in anime as I do in art films. You've chosen a good one for tsuki ga kirei on the bottom right.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Speaking of shots....some of the static photography is Tsai ming liangs Goodbye dragon in is stunning. I saw an Ozu film where the framing was absolutely masterful.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: The eyeball scene in the restaurant OMO, scenes like that had very good way of creeping up on the viewer.
SuperMario
... and the fireworks in the end. Emotionally satisfied for that bleak film
SuperMario
Thanks Kaiser. Still think Black Coal is a very stylish and well-done neo-noir. One shot in particular still stick with me is the one long, unbroken shot that combine the past with the present.
Kaiser-Eoghan
*reviewing
It was your review that got me interested in the film mario.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Ah, I know that feeling, having to get out all my thoughts immediately. I also stream of consciousness what I write whether it be a poem or review then go back to edit, shows the passion a person has for what they're review.
SuperMario
It was just 3 years ago. I think I MUST review everything as soon as I finish, otherwise I will forget. Getting old now. Dang it
SuperMario
It was a great review, Kaiser. I also feel comparing Black Coal to Memories of Murders don't do this film justice too (although to be hinest I don't see the comparison). Your review just reminds me that I did review that film on Letterboxd, thou for the life of me, when I read ny own review I had no clue that i did write it
Kaiser-Eoghan
@K-off: Constantine was really the only reason I would have considered seeing the film, as I enjoyed some of the comics he appeared in.
Lenlo
Yaaay! Favaro is back!
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Ah, now I remember, I stopped watching ghost hound at around episode 14 or 15 years ago.
K-Off
Justice League Dark ended up being one of the weakest among the recent animated dc films. The opening was intriguing but it drops the ball as soon as it focuses on Zatanna and Constantine...The demonic manipulation of people isn't tied well enough to the villain, so that premise ends up feeling pointless, everything is inconsequential by the end. Why was this even made?
SuperMario
And for once, I feel that developing the characters isn't a appropriate choice for this type of show. The main cast need to develop, yes, but most of the supporting cast was presented as ambiguous and mysterious, thus making them change in the end feel just wrong
SuperMario
The main kidnapping was never addressed thoroughly, and it should be the main overarching arc, instead of this ending.
SuperMario
So... I've just binged through Ghost Hound. It starts as a compelling psychological mystery series, and ends up being... thriller of sort? The first half, building up stage was its best, and then unfortunately it run out of steam
KTravlos
Hey Favoro is like a good whiskey. You gotta drink it slow and enjoy it :)

I liked Predators.
Spike
8 episodes in we finally get to see who we were all waiting for in Bahamut! ...for 2 seconds.
Vonter
I did watch the version with the alien coming out of the ox. I haven't watched Predators, AVP1 was ok, like the newer movies its just the human element that has consistently gotten worse and unmemorable. I think that element in particular made me enjoy watching Alien 3 now, than if I had watched it in order, considering how it begins.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Thankfully the franchise can never fall as low as the predator reboot or alien vs predator.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Vonter: Be sure you're watching the extended version.
Vonter
I liked 3/4s of this film, as the plans to kill the alien got more cumbersome the film got more tiring. And I think it was obligated to annihilate the cast considering they take the time to take out a whole bunch of them. I also think it's very noticeable the tiring production this had, and while people praise practical effects now, this movie sadly didn't integrate well the alien puppet.
Vonter
I've just watched Alien 3, the only Alien movie I hadn't seen do to the diviseness towards it. I think I went with the best expectations considering now on hindsight newer movies have made it look more competent, having more weight. This movie has characters, integrates the religious motiffs better, the Alien more than a closet monster is a formidable force of nature.
Kaiser-Eoghan
.....It just dawn on me looking through my letterboxd account...I have never seen afro samurai...
SuperMario
@Kaiser: I'm on hold with SukaSuka as well after 5 episodes. Ejoyable so far but its LN's tendencies hurt the show
SuperMario
@Kaiser: yeah, like I said in one of my weekly post, Tsuki ga Kirei is simple, but isn't easily obtained. At this point, I'm truly invested in these kids that it makes me tense just to see how they keep up with their relationship, haha.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I have yet to catch up with sukasuka and don't care about bahamut all that much.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I feel its sweet and sensitive approach has a rhythm to it that I started going along with.
It’s obviously slow but I began not noticing the time go by as I watched more.
The art makes me think of Shimura Takako’s and makes me wonder what the series might have been like if she wrote it.
The dub is mediocre so after 3 episodes I switched to subs.
Kaiser-Eoghan
The relative quietness and how scaled back in comparison to other anime romances is welcome and it never becomes dramatically or comedically obnoxious which I think is in its favour.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I decided to catch up on tsuki ga kirei. We said this before, but that scene where he meets the publisher about his writing is a stand out one.
For the show overall so far itself, above all I see it as something simple, un-demanding to watch, its good a break from all those old/art films I have to concentrate on harder to follow.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Maybe Goth would count but its more o a mystery manga.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Not familiar with shibito or sugar life. May as well recommend everything by Kazuo Umezu and Junji ito. 6000 ended disappointingly, I fell behind in dead tube. Does sugar dark count?
Lenlo
I am a Hero is a personal favorite of mine
AidanAK47
@Anon: Uzumaki, Shibito no Koe o Kiku ga Yoi, Happy Suger Life, 6000 and Dead Tube. I suppose.
Anonymous1116992
What is some good horror manga
K-Off
@Mario I also noticed that korean thrillers are way too obnoxious with shakycam.
Lenlo
@Mario, about LWA, that was how I felt. Its just not as magical, as special, as the original OVA was to me. I suppose thats to much to ask for a 25 ep series, but it turned me off
AidanAK47
@Mario, TV Diana has some charm points but I think OVA Diana provided a better dynamic. I mean sure, She was essentially female Draco Malfoy but her attitude made reveals like her being a secret Chariot fan more impactful. Plus her tsundere act torwards Akko was rather adorable.
SuperMario
about LWA again, unlike Aidan I actually enjoy this version of Diana. I know she's one note, too perfect but she's charming. Too charming haha which serves well as a contrast to Akko
SuperMario
...just pop one random film from him. His films are not without its bad side thou, in particular I find the dialogues shapeless and dragging. But well it does add to the naturalness of his films
KTravlos
on LWA I would also recommended it. It is a fluffy show, with a sense of wonder. Some episodes are better, some are more flat, and the over-arching storyline leaves me bored. But it does have that sense of childlike wonder, which I had missed among all the "grim" shows.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: I have a bit of problems with Korean movies lately as now they're heavily thriller style-over-substance films, so films that have very simple style like Hong-Sang-Soo's joints are the welcome change of air. One thing about his films thou, If you watched one of his film, you've watched them all. They're so similar in tones and concepts that I reckon if you feel like watching his films...
SuperMario
So I say it's still worth finishing. It's good but I don't feel the sparks that made it so great from the OVAs anymore
SuperMario
@Lenlo: about LWA. Plus side: Those hijinks. I mean the show is fun and magical. Negative side: I wish the show's storytelling is a bit tighter, each episode feels so loose it doesn't add up much and more like different variations of Akko + one member of the cast's hijink. Doesn't help either that the other casts just disappeared until they have an episode for 2 for themselves
SuperMario
@Anon1113829: I "enjoyed" Beyond the Boundary, but that show was a mess. The episode 10 was stand out for me, and the ending was kinda... a wreck. Certainly interesting but quality-wise I wouldn't reccommend it
Anonymous1113829
@SuperMario KyoAni fan? What did you think of Kyoukai no Kanata? I really wanted to like it, I thought it had some potential, but IMO nothing worked right.
AidanAK47
@Lenlo, It's good. Fun to watch certainly. Though sadly it falls short of being great.
Lenlo
So question: Is Little Witch Academia worth finishing atm? I started it last season, but for some reason it just fell off my radar
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Thankfully, while not entirely satisfying, day he arrives is just the Korean film I've been looking for, refreshingly more low key, quieter and I enjoyed the new wavy combined with raw style, making it all feel very natural.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Well then, thanks for the rec on Hong-sang-so, I looked at The day he arrives. Y'know the reason I sometimes dread going into films featuring romance is because I'm conditioned from seeing the bad ones.
Kaiser-Eoghan
....I may actually read this, the last time I read a manga steeped in politics was Sanctuary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle:_The_Making_of_an_Asian-American_President
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Aidan: I actually have very limited experience with Ellis as a comic book writer, only read Transmetropolitan, I know he's writing the Castlevania adaptation.
SuperMario
@Aidan: I heard the same thing; can't help being a completist though so I'll eventually get to them
AidanAK47
@Mario, From what I heard, it doesn't get better.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: that scene from the 1st episode of Phantom world lost me... but even then I'm willing to give the show another chance. That's how far I would go ^^ https://mobile.twitter.com/aaapodcast/status/687148875052892160/photo/2
AidanAK47
@Kaiser, Looks like they are putting some real effort into it. May actually turn out pretty good after all.
@K-Off, Under the Red hood is a damn fine movie. Likely one of the best of the DC animated universe. Though try Superman vs the elite out. It's pretty good.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Even phantom world Mario...even phantom world ? =)
Kaiser-Eoghan
Just the teaser trailer, not much to go on, but heres a short preview of that netflix castlevania thing that got mentioned on here a while back, up the quality to 360p:
SuperMario
At this stage, I'm pretty much KyoAni fanboy now so with every new material, I'll hype it up to the sky ^^
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: I did follow it up with The spy who loved me though to cheer myself up =P Given that Rodger Moore just died =)
SuperMario
@Kaiser: just looked through what Short Men Behind the Sun is about: "human experiments carried out by Japanese army during WW2?" Already sound grim and too real. Then "a graphic depiction of the human experiments" haha no wonder you felt unsettled Kaiser
VyseLegendaire
My favorite Exploitation Flick is An Inconvenient Truth 2.0
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Long story short men behind the sun is finally the exploitation flick that defeated me and actually made me unsettled.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: I remember you talking about how Salo really affected you as an exploitation film, generally exploitation films don't shock or disturb me, but I just watched the cantonese dubbed version of Men behind the sun.
Kaiser-Eoghan
And the worst thing about beyond the boundry and phantom world, it discolours my opinion of kyoani as a whole, making me negatively reflect on older work they did .
AidanAK47
Yep, that's the new KyoAni one. Like Puran I don't have any expectations of it. The premise certainly seems like the closest they have come to breaking out of there usual format but I am sure they will find a way to shove in Moe antics. Though based on what is seen so far it looks like they are trying to emulate Key.
Puran
Is that a new KyoAni anime?.. I have lost faith in them a long time ago. Last Anime from them that I cared about was probably Hyouka
SuperMario
Bring you some news, Violet Evergarden will be aired as an anime TV. Though many sources saying it gonna air this year, it has a better possibility to air next year
SuperMario
Well, aesthetically, he's pretty much on par with Yang and Wong. It's just that his films are often emotionally distant, feel more like watching the paint dry hahaa
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: I connect more emotionally with Yang and Wong.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: I went in expecting Edward Yang and Kar-wong-wai levels of quality, which may have been quite unfair standards to put him up against.
SuperMario
I myself find his films difficult to watch, but when the films end they usually hold up very very well. Both The Assassin and 3 Times in particular are my favorite of the year
SuperMario
@Kaiser: I completely understand your reaction because his films are demanding as hell. I remembered watching The Assassin in big screen, 3 people next to me fall asleep, one of them snoring and the other one fall asleep within the first 10 mins. That Hou Hsiao's movies for you
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Its such a shame because he makes gorgeous cinema and City of sadness is actually pretty informative account of the times....I just can't jive with him and I actually like "slow cinema" but watching his work is insanity inducingly boring for me.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: ....I'm really sorry, I don't mind long slow even spiritual, talky, non-narrative, old, complex,meditative , art films but I'm really really finding it hard to watch Hou Hsiao's work, I've tried time to live and the Assassin and I just bailed after 2 out of 3 hours on city of sadness.
KTravlos
I have to say Akko is developing nicely as a character in LWA. Also Magane in Re:Creators reminds me of Hannibal as palyed by Mads Mikkelsen. There is that same est for life married to sociopath that is a bit charming :) Mamika's character is also just cool. Beyond that AofT and Bahamut both delivered competent episodes, with Bahamut a good mix between comedy and tragedy.
K-Off
@Aidan Assault on Arkham was fantastic. Between that and Under the Red Hood, a classic.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: I have a lot to say in this week's Eccentric Family. Review will come up later tonight when I get back home from work.
AidanAK47
Seen Assault on Arkham or what it should be called, The animated Suicide Squad movie. Thinking of checking out Dark.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Aidan: Have you seen assault on Arkham or the justice league dark film?
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Aidan: It isn't so much because its Talia x Batman, moreso that it feels odd shipping Batman with anyone.
Kaiser-Eoghan
While kind of amusing, initially I wasn't too into Uchouten this week, the hot spring part got me groaning, but then someway through dramatically it really picked up.
Kaiser-Eoghan
From reading comics a few years back, I still feel that they adapt better to animation.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Vonter: And I say this as someone who was able to defend Alien 3 and Ressurection.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Covenent felt like an Infantilized version of Alien.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I wouldn't call either John Wick film or free fire amazing or anything but they had great fight scenes that were actually visually coherent , of course they weren't given a proper release.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I'm not watching/paying for anymore of these reboots/remakes/shakey cam pg rated action films anymore. I'll stick with my balls to the wall Hong-Kong/Chinese ones.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Vonter: It also had really uneven pacing aswell.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Vonter: ....The dialogue is so embarassing, they don't do enough with this backstory, they just keep teasing, none of the new characters have the same charisma , the editting in the action scenes shakes all overtheplace.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Vonter: I gave Covenent a fair chance, I thought it would be an exception to the reboot thing. I'll admit theres the sets, the atmosphere, Fassbenders performance , the idea to expand on the franchises mythos is cool but....
Kaiser-Eoghan
It really really hurts as a film fan, trying to find older, genuinely quality foreign films , finding that no-one is seeding them and theres no proper/in print dvd release anymore. Then finding some awful shakey cam modern American superhero film with billions of seeds and a bluray release.
AidanAK47
@K-Off, I don't know. Todd was more the imperfect son always aiming for batmans approval. Damian is more an assasin wondering why the hell he can't just kill his enemies. I hear that Comic Damian works better than Animated Damian. I do think that if given a personality he could work but as he is currently you are right that he's essentially a mishmash of past robins.
Vonter
I watched Alien Covenant and I don't know if it improves by being more dumb and less pretentious or if it os the final nail in the Alien franchise coffin. Not since the StarWats prequels there has been a retcon that changes your view of the original movies.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I can recall enjoying a certain Jason Todd centered story called Batman:death in the family.
K-Off
Well, even when Damian does completely cross the line and become a villain, he's not even that interesting, i.e Injustice. Yup, Jason Todd already covered everything, but better.
AidanAK47
Problem is that he's an edge lord cocky piece of shit that just doesn't have enough likeable traits for this to be compelling. What really pushed him over the edge was mocking Nightwing over his parents deaths. That shit is not on.
AidanAK47
@K-Off, I like the contrast that Batman refuses to cross the line and kill but Damian has crossed that line. As well as his potentail to become a villain. Tim and Dick didn't really have that though Jason sort of did. Damian's arc is more about teaching him the morality of a hero.
K-Off
@Aidan I'm not sure I like Damian's concept to begin with. The Bat-son dilemma's inherently addressed by the Robins for all intents and purposes. Damian just goes through the same motion, only difference being he's biologically related.
K-Off
Yup. Wonderwoman either doesn't need to have a love interest, or it needs to be with Steve Trevor, the two have a solid backstory that the movies unnecessarily removed.
AidanAK47
@Kaiser, I don't mind the Taila X batman pairing. Makes more sense than Batman and Batgirl. But if there's one pairing pushed in the new movies that I just find wrong is the Superman X wonder woman. I just don't get that one.
AidanAK47
@K-Off, I like the concept of Damian as a character. But it's executed so badly.
Anonymous1105941
Teen titans needs one more season to wrap up all the loose ends. Such as what happens to Slade, and Blackfires revenge. The creators clearly wanted to explore those plot lines but got cut short.
K-Off
Teen Titans hasn't aged very well, but one thing I still do like about it is how contained and local the setting and cast were for the first half of that show. When godly superpowers are involved, that appeals to me. Much of the same reason why I like Logan and Raimi's Spiderman so much.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Very rarely watched teen titans when I was younger, I was vaguely interested in slade, stopped watching around when Terra appeared. I actively avoided comics where Damien appeared, never liked that Talia x Batman pairing much, I can only imagine how much worse it is to listen to Damien than read him.
K-Off
@Aidan, I like some aspects of those movies, but I'm not a big fan of the new continuity and art style in general...and yeah it doesn't help that Damian is irredeemably unlikable.
AidanAK47
@K-Off, There is also the DC animated Teen Titans movies like Teen Titans vs Justice Leage and Teen titans the Judus contract. Though it's not the same as the the TV series and Damian is such a dick.
K-Off
@Anon I don't think Teen Titans needs another season. The last season wasn't that good, but the movie ended the series on a high note and Young Justice pretty much rebooted everything, at least in terms of replacing people's want for a more mature DC cartoon about the Titans.
K-Off
Yeah it's become more of a hassel (for myself and my friends) to set aside time to go to a theater.
SuperMario
I guess in the end it all comes down to how easily it reaches the viewers. Give us a hard time and we don't give a damn to check the new movie/show out
SuperMario
... otherwise have to wait for a year, even more before it reaches Australia. But many companies will raise in the wake of Netflix and that will be where problems arise
SuperMario
This trend isn't happening within the anime industry, but it's happening in the movie world as well. In the past 2 years, Netflix starts to exclusively distribute many films, meaning that they won't have theatrical release, but straight to Video on Demand which caused quite a stir in the industry. Personally, I actually don't have much problem with it as now I will get a chance to see a film that
SuperMario
Dive!! , a series that will air next season on noitaminA slot will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Not that I'm eagerly looking forward to Dive, but that news again makes me frustrated. No one will watch it and then all the hypes it might have will die down eventually.
Anonymous1105394
Considering I didn't even expect a season 5 it's more than I could've evr wanted. Now if only if only Teen Titans could get the same chance.
Lenlo
Oh yeah, it turned out well. Didnt mean to say it didnt.
AidanAK47
@Lenlo, Considering that the ratio of great to alright episodes is 8 to 2 I say that it turned out pretty well.
Lenlo
I have to say, the Samurai Jack season started stronger than it ended imo
AidanAK47
So this is how Samurai Jack ends. 16 years in the making. Honestly considering how much needed to get wrapped up I knew the ending would be a bit flawed. Really think Gen should have givin it one more episode to flesh out the ending and then it wouldn't feel so rushed. Overall despite it's flaws, it's a decent ending. Not prefect by any means but it will do the job.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Lol theres a surprise, seriously, Black Lagoons manga is updating again.
KTravlos
worst recap ever for me? Gangsta. That was a stupid recap episode. Really like a Public Announcement. Useless, stupid, and ruining atmosphere. Utter stupidity. There I got it our of me :p
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Masky: Unfortunately too far behind in the sequel manga to catch up, I did take a look at THAT in the latest chapter though.
Masky
Huh, for some reason thought Tokyo Ghoul was under shonen when its seinen. Welp now that makes more sense, I was thinking story about cannibalism would be kinda absurd for shonen.
Spike
They serve no purpose except to fill airtime when production gets fucked up. They have 2 bad choices - run a recap or run an unfinished episode. Recap is generally the less dogshit choice. I've seen a few anime that ran the episodes with unfinished animations and still frames.... the backlash was about 100x what a recap is.
SuperMario
I'm about to say that to you as well Kaiser, maybe watch the recap and then continue on. The only thing I kind of take from the recap episode is the editting: how they chop off the fat of 6 episodes to still give you important developments. But as a way to catch up/ to reintroduce the series, it's freaking useless
Anonymous1104087
I don't think anyone should start from the recap episode. Unless there was a long hiatus, a recap in between episodes is unnecessary for new viewers and old
Lenlo
I mean, aside from whatever happens with Mugaro.
Lenlo
Next episode seems early, out of 24 episodes, for Nina to learn the Prince is Chris, yet that seems to be what the confrontation is leading towards, and then she freaks out and he learns shes the dragon. Becomes the conflict for the rest of the season?
Lenlo
Seems I was right, Azazel didnt predict that Nina might not be so easily riled up as she once was. To bad so sad Azazel, she has someone she loves now.
Kaiser-Eoghan
How useful are these recap episodes anyway/actually? Hypothetically lets say I was feeling lazy and decided to watch tsuki ga kirei starting from the recap episode.
Kaiser-Eoghan
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Lenlo
So long as there are consequences for how hes acting, then I am ok with it. I just dont want him to turn into some MC hero when hes acting like this.
AidanAK47
And in Re:Creators Sota is still being a goddamn pussy. Now that the exposition has gone down I am really starting to hate this kid.
SuperMario
It's the presentation that they differ. Ghost Hound focuses more on the atmosphere, so those details I mentioned before work for their benefits; whereas Sagrada Reset focus on plots (and confusing themes) so those stick out like sore thumb.
SuperMario
4 episodes into Ghost Hound so far. This show also reminds me a bit of Sagrada Reset this season- the way they both emotional distant, complex plots; keep viewers away at arm's length, and feature characters that have robotic facial expressions. Yet I enjoyed Ghost Hound so far and couldn't engage in Sagrada Reset at all.
SuperMario
@Spike: I was like... "tsuki ga kirei has a recap episode, so let's move on to Kado"... another recap. Tsuki ga kirei I'm not too worry as it confirmed that it'll have 12 episodes, but I'm not confident on Kado
SuperMario
@lenlo: in a sense you have to suffer it all alone. No worries thou as I intend to binge watch it when this season's over
Spike
Kado team crumbled under the pressure. Recap this week.
Lenlo
@SuperMario, im happy I dont have to compete with anyone to cover Berserk :P Got it all to myself to whine about, though its been ever so slowly improving.
Anonymous1100725
Ranka is ranka in any verse.
Anonymous1100725
Bahmut no spoilers. Ranka Lee. She just doesn't get it so everyone dies. As she stands around wondering.
SuperMario
In fact, Okja will play in the Sydney film festival next month, but seeing that it will stream in Netflix at the end of June I think it's best to wait until then
SuperMario
@Kaiser: great, I'm super hyped to watch Okja. Always enjoy Boon's movies. The critic's reviews from Cannes on Okja should come up soon I believe.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: I watched Lain many times over as well but I'm sure that I didn't pick up everything. That show required multiple-viewing anyways.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Good news, netflix will stream Okja at the end of this June.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Its not often that I rewatch things, but years ago I've seen Lain at least three times, its also one of those few anime series where I felt to look up deeper analysis into it. It had a tremendous atmosphere and was ahead of its time.
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