|News Report Archive - Summer 2011|
It was never my intent to miss the last couple of updates, but I started physical therapy on my knee two weeks ago, and talk about a time sink! Doing two hours worth of exercises every day has consumed a huge amount of anime viewing time. Nevertheless, I've got a review this week for you of the final Touch film, Cross Road. Though I kinda wished for a little more out of the final chapter in the journey, those who've made it this far through the storyline should be pleased.
Meanwhile, I'd also like to invite you to read an interview I did with Beneath The Tangles, a blog that deals with the intersection of faith and anime, particularly Christianity. If you've been around my site for a while and read a lot of my stuff, you'll have picked up on much of what I said, but you still might enjoy it.
While my rehabilitation continues, I've had a hard time keeping up with anime -- but not necessarily for the reasons you'd think. Yes, I don't have much free time, but that's not the problem. You see, I expect my anime to make me feel something. Pandora Hearts Box Set 2 did just that -- unfortunately, it made me feel sleepy. Sad to say, the limited good will I had from the first half was destroyed by a number of problems, not one of which was the total lack of conclusion. Still, I encourage you to read the review to find out exactly why this is one you should skip.
Greetings, loyal readers! As you can tell, the updates have been few and far between during my rehabilitation. Hopefully, this pattern will change soon. I've made more progress on Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and so you can expect to see a review of that title in the near future. Meanwhile, I wanted to thank those of you who've sent well wishes and notes of concern. While I might not have replied to all of you personally, know that I'm thankful for all your support. I'm down but not out, and I'll hope to have something more for you soon.
What do you know...I'm back! Sorry for the long space between updates. Thankfully, I've been able to get some viewing time in and should be able to get back to my weekly schedule. So let's get right on with it, shall we? This week, I take a look at Lupin III: Stolen Lupin. Admittedly, not all the Lupin films as of late have been very good; I've given a lot of pretty bad films better grades than they probably deserved because I'm such a fan. This one, though, I'm willing to give a solid recommendation. It's not perfect, but it is definitely enjoyable...and my short and sweet review will tell you why.
Two weeks in a row...this is a good sign, I think! I only wish I had better anime to report on. This week's review is short and to the point: Memories Off sucks. If you need to know more, read the review. Otherwise, try to scrub your mind clean of the show's very existence. I know I wish I could.
For a couple of years now, fans have been waiting to get their hands on the new Rebuild of Evangelion film, 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance. Where the first entry in the new film series essentially streamlined the opening of the television series and beautifully reanimated it, the second film plays around with the midsection of the program. That's a good thing, in my opinion, since that was the part of the show that always bored me. However, is Evangelion 2.22 really up to all the hype on the Internet? While I still enjoyed the movie a lot, I'd have to say no -- but read the review to find out why.
Super brief update...I've continued working on FMA: Brotherhood and am caught up with Adult Swim's broadcasts. Not enough time for both that and something else, but I'll have a new review up probably in the next week. Pretty much as soon as the run finishes on AS, you'll see me reviewing the latest adventures of the Elric brothers...
It took a couple of months, but the review is finally here...without further ado, my thoughts on FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Now that it's over, hopefully my review schedule will get back on track...but to learn why it's off, you've got to read the review...