This weekend we continue with the Ghost In The Shell franchise with the second season of the TV series. Can the second season build on the success of the first season to make an successful individual entity from the film series and manga, or will it stumble in its sophmore outing. Continue reading →
This time I’ve got a review for you of the anime that made Kia Asamiya famous, (at which point you go “Who?”) or at least got him his brief runs on an X-Men title, as well as getting DC to give him permission to write “Batman: Child of Dreams” – which in turn made it back to the US with an English script by Max Allen Collins (which is a review for another time). Anyway – Silent Mobius – is it good, bad or ugly? Continue reading →
This weekend I’ve got a review for you of the 6-episode OVA Karas, which was released in the US on DVD as two hour-and-a-half long films Karas: The Prophesy, and Karas: The Revalation. We’ll see how this anime version of a Henshin (transforming hero) series works out. Continue reading →
I’ve been looking for this one for years. Duck Dodgers’ laundry is confused with Hal Jordan’s at the dry cleaners, and Duck Dodgers ends up with Hal’s ring.
In the first few seconds, we meet test pilot Hal Jordan, who is as adept at hitting on his boss as he is at running a flight simulator. Abin Sur crashes on Earth, and uses his ring to summon an appropriate replacement….
This weekend we have a review of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I’ve previously reviewed the first novel in the series, and the english translation of the second novel will be coming out later this year. The series is currently re-airing on Japanese TV, with the second season of episodes being inter-spersed in the series. So, before the new season is licensed for US release (it’s still airing on Japanese TV, having finally gotten out of the Endless Eight arc) we’ll be getting ready with the first season of the show. Continue reading →
For this week’s review, we’re going to move on to one of the few Harlock series to have ever been licensed for a US release and to reach DVD – Leiji Masumoto’s amalgamation of one of his more popular characters (Captain Harlock), and Wagner’s “Ring Cycle”. Do they mix like chocolate and peanut butter… or chocolate and zucchini? Continue reading →
Brad Pitt has chosen projects with a wide variety of quality in his career. Are we looking at something on the order of Fight Club and 12 Monkeys, or is it closer to The Mexican and Dark Side of the Sun?
This week our review is of one of Hayao Miyazaki’s films that, well, the lack of a review of thsi film has been a bit of an oversight – one which is now rectified. The DVD has been out for a while, and the hype behind it is enormous, but the question is – how is it in comparsion with Miyazaki’s more recent stuff.