Serial Experiments Lain DVD/Blu-ray Limited Edition Review
With its gloomy and eerie story on how the internet might affect people's lives Serial Experiments Lain is an intellectual masterpiece.
Despite a brilliant first episode that broke the forth wall Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride quickly throws away any pretense and focus on providing mountains of vulgar boobs and butt jokes. But, believe it or not, a mountain of boobs and butts is not enough to hide the backwards thinking that fuels this show. Continue reading
There exist acquired tastes in life. Flavors you might not have liked before but now feel an urge to experience from time to time. And they grows on you, like that itch for spicy food or the craving for just on more cup of coffee. Such is moe – an acquired taste for some and that piece of dreaded spinach for others. There’s no denying that moe is a money-printing machine that will continue to play a big part in the visual styles of anime in the years to come. But is moe contributing to anime? And where exactly do we draw the fine line between suggestive moe and outright hentai? Continue reading
I’ve recently watch the four short anime films that took part in the young animator training project 2012. So were they any good? And what exactly is this project? Continue reading
A few days ago while writing the Twelve Kingdoms Blu-ray review I was again troubled by one of the hardest questions anime fans and anime production companies all face. That question being: how come modern anime series never become big hits in the West? The Twelve Kingdoms, for example, is remarkably similar to the Games of Thrones TV series. So how come one slipped completely under the mainstream radar while the other took mainstream viewers by storm?
Let’s use these two series as representatives of their respective mediums and inspect what holds back anime from becoming a consistent blockbuster on American soil. Continue reading