This month, for Christmas, David, Tora, & I are taking a look at the 1979 Sanrio stop-motion animated film “Nutcracker Fantasy”.
Tag Archives: Anime
Anime Explorations Podcast – Episode 2: Boogiepop & Others (2019)
This month, David, Tora, and I look at the 2019 adaptation of the successful adaptation of some of the Boogiepop light novels – Boogiepop & Others.
Anime Explorations Podcast – Episode #1: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken
I’m podcasting again! I, along with David Stark (my frequent collaborator on the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament podcast, along with Blaine), have a new podcast, where we do a monthly book-club style discussion of an anime series. This month we’re taking a look at 2020’s Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Next month, we’re discussing Boogiepop and Others (currently available for streaming on Crunchyroll).
Arson at Anime Studio Kyoto Animation kills 34, hospitalizes another 34.
This past week, a 41-year-old man doused the primary office building of the anime studio Kyoto Animation with gasoline, along with people as they left the building, and set it on fire. The blaze (reportedly due to the positioning of ignition sites) raced through the building, killing 34 people (20 women, 13 men, one unknown), and badly injured another 34. The building itself has been badly damaged, with computer servers and art on the site being a total loss. The arsonist was taken into custody at the scene and confessed to the crime to law enforcement.
Kyoto Animation’s work has included several anime series that have been reviewed on the site, including Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu and Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Other genre series they have produced include Violet Evergarden (which is currently available on Netflix), and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (available on Netflix). They also received tremendous critical acclaim for the films A Silent Voice and Liz and the Blue Bird.
The staff of Bureau42 offers our condolences to the victims and families of the victims of this attack.
The names of the victims have not been officially released at this time. We ask that you refrain from speculating on the identity of the victims, and refrain from stating the name of the arsonist.
Halloween Anime Review: Hellsing Ultimate
“The Bird of Hermes Is My Name – Eating My Wings To Make Me Tame”
For this week’s horror Anime review, we have a more… complete anime adaptation of Kouta Hirano’s macabre action horror manga. For purposes of this review, I watched the show dubbed, so I will be using the dub acting credits. Continue reading →
Anime Review: Your Name.
This week I’m reviewing the latest film from Makoto Shinkai, director of Voices of a Distant Star, one of the first films I reviewed for this site. Continue reading →
Anime Review: Hero Tales
This time I’m taking a look at a wuxia (period Chinese fantasy action – ala Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or House of Flying Daggers) pastiche anime from the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist. Continue reading →
Anime Review: Ghost Slayers Ayashi
This time I’m reviewing an anime series that I thought was going to be horror, but became ended up being rather different, while retaining its horror elements.
Anime Review: Log Horizon Season 2
This week I’m finishing up my look at the Log Horizon anime series as it currently stands with the series second season. Continue reading →
Anime Review: Log Horizon Season 1
This time I’m taking a look at another anime, a fantasy anime series that takes a unique spin on the “Trapped on the MMO” sub-genre of fantasy anime. Continue reading →