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Give a short review of an anime

13 Aug 2014

Posted by Natalie In: Anime Cafe
Yo guys, give a short review(s) of an anime that you've watched! Comment/discussion whatever.

Baccano!
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So I've finally gotten around to watch this short 16 episode anime based off of the manga, and I have to say, it's fantastic!

So to give you guys a brief synopsis, I'll have to dive in and explain a ton of stuff so...  Takes place in the 1930s and focuses on the stories and the violent events that transpire around The Flying Pussyfoot; A train that transports passengers to and from New York to San Francisco. On the train, several different groups of gangsters, cults, and immortals try to take over the train to kill the passengers; sacrifice the passengers; assassinate some of the passengers; or take the bomb that's located on the train. What happens on the train is violent, grim, dark, and sometimes funny.

The anime operates in a non linear fashion, meaning that it never plays in order. So you'll end up following the perspectives of different characters at different times. Which works brilliantly and to great effect. You slowly start to pieces stuff together ow the characters end up on the train, the motivations behind their actions and the discovery of human immortals.

The characters of the show are the main focus and they are all well acted (I watched the dub), and a well rounded cast. All the characters are multi-dimensional and they do not fall into the conventional anime archetypes. Firo is an enigmatic young and it has a great pay off at the end of the 13 episode arc (I'll mention the last three later). The show is perfectly paced and the events on The Flying Pussyfoot are there to break up the more quiet portions of the show. As mentioned before the show is based around the events and stories centered around the train, so that means the stories leading up to The Flying Pussyfoot. So you'll see hman who recently joined a gangster family and wants to find love. Jacuzzi Splote is someone who oftentimes cries in the face of danger, but when in need, he'll step up to the challenge. Mira and Isaac are charismatic con men who go on heists and always see themselves as the good guys. Ladd Russo is a killer psychopath who just wants to kill for the fun of it. There's more characters, of course, but really, they're great and there's no character that I don't really like.

This is a really great anime from the guys who animated Full Metal Alchemist, and the dub is absolutely top notch. It really fits the setting since most of the characters have a New York or Italian accent and it works to great effect. I really recommend the dub since it sets you up in the mood and setting better than the sub. The nonlinear story lends great to rewatching that way you understand the beginning events in a new light and it's such a great show that you want to rewatch it.

If there's any complaint I have with the show, is that it's last three episodes are so incredibly lack luster. The last three episodes are meant to act as an epilogue to the story, but it kinda doesn't work that way. It introduces an awful antagonist, and the epilogue portions don't really have a pay off. I'd honestly skip the last three episodes and just watch the 13 preceding it.

WATCH IT. SO GOOD. ALSO WATCH THE INTRO, IT'S REALLY GOOD TOO.

Also watch JoJo because that shit is the best fucking shonen shit ever.

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2014 Naruto Movie Titled 'The Last,' Slated for December 6

27 Jul 2014

Posted by John666m In: Otaku News
Manga creator Masashi Kishimoto conceives, designs, supervises 1st film in 2 years

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This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday the title and opening date of the next Naruto film. The Last -Naruto the Movie- will open on December 6. It will be the first Naruto film in two years, and it is part of the larger "Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project" (Naruto's New Era Opening Project) marking the 15th anniversary of the original manga.

Manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is credited with the original story, character designs, and chief story supervisor of the film. In particular, he is drawing new designs for the title character in the movie. The magazine notes for one set of designs, titled "Ramen Ichiraku": "Naruto's body is very toned, his hair is cut short, and his expression is one of an adult."

A 15-second version of the movie's teaser trailer will air during the Naruto Shippūden television anime's broadcast on July 31. Then, the full version will start running in theaters on August 1. In addition, a Naruto exhibition will open in Japan next year.

There was a new Naruto film every year since 2004 until 2012. The ninth film, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, opened in Japan in July 2012 and became the highest grossing film in the franchise. Viz Media has released several of the films in North America, and it will present Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie in select cities on August 29.

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Magic Kaito Manga Gets TV Anime by A-1 Pictures

27 Jul 2014

Posted by John666m In: Otaku News
New TV anime airs in time slot before Detective Conan in October

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This year's 35th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that a television anime adapting Gosho Aoyama's Magic Kaito manga has been green-lit. The anime will be animated by A-1 Pictures, and will broadcast in the time slot before the anime adaptation of Aoyama Detective Conan beginning in October. The anime is one of the projects being done in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Detective Conan's serialization in Shonen Sunday.
The original Magic Kaito manga revolves around a young budding magician named Kaito Kuroba who follows in his late father's footsteps as the legendary thief Kaitō Kid. The character has since appeared in Detective Conan stories, often as a formidable rival.

The manga was previously adapted into a series of TV specials in 2011. Gosho began serializing the manga in 1987, but put the series on hiatus in 1988. Since then, it has been serialized irregularly, and the fourth compiled volume of the manga was released in 2007.

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Absolute Duo Fantasy School Light Novels Get TV Anime by 8-Bit

27 Jul 2014

Posted by John666m In: Otaku News
Takumi Hiiragi-Boshi's story of boy in school for those whose souls have transformed into weapons

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The MF Bunko Summer School Festival 2014 event announced on Sunday that a television anime adaptation of Takumi Hiiragi-Boshi's Absolute Duo light novel series has been green-lit. The studio 8-Bit will animate the project.

The story begins with Blaze — a weapon that is the manifestation of a human's soul. Tōru Kokonoe happens to be qualified for this, but for some reason his Blaze is not a weapon, but a shield. Moreover, he enrolled in a school that teaches combat skills, and thanks to the school's Duo partner system, he ends up living with a beautiful silver-haired girl.



Hiiragi-Boshi launched the light novel series with art by Yū Asaba in 2012, and Media Factory's MF Bunko published the fifth volume in June. Shinichirō Nariie launched a manga adaptation in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine last July, and Sunday's event announced that another spinoff manga series has been green-lit for Monthly Comic Alive.

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Update: The official website has opened with a promotional video and key visual.

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Sora no Method Anime Gets Manga Adaptation

27 Jul 2014

Posted by John666m In: Manga News
Manga to premiere in August ahead of October anime

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The September issue of Dengeki Daioh will announce on Sunday that the upcoming Sora no Method (Method of the Heavens) anime will receive a manga adaptation starting in the magazine's October issue, which will ship on August 27. Yuka Namisaki will draw the series.

The story begins one winter day when the wish of a few girls was realized with a miracle, changing the landscape of a town. "In the skies above this town, a disc is always there."

Masayuki Sakoi will direct the anime series at the new Studio 3Hz off of an original concept and script by Naoki Hisaya (Kanon). The illustrator circle QP:flapper (MM!) is designing the characters. The anime series will premiere in October.

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