|News Report Archive - Summer/Fall 2012|
Life has a way of changing your plans...oh well. First up today is my article called The Future of The Anime Review. While I'm not going anywhere any time soon, this will give you insight into why I'm not updating so regularly and what you can expect in the future from me.
Second is my review of the film Paradox Spiral, the fifth entry in Garden of Sinners. Most people consider it to be the centerpiece of the series. Me? Not so much.
Just a quick note...I wanted to say "thank you" to the dozen or so of you who have written since the publication of The Future of The Anime Review. While I'm going to be away from my computer for the next couple of weeks and can't write back personally right now, your letters have been a real encouragement to me. For those of you just stopping by, please read the article and then feel free to drop me a line. Thanks for letting me know how The Anime Review has been a help to you!
While I didn't plan it this way, Friday the 13th seems an appropriate day to print the review that took me forever to write and somehow pounded into me the banality of a lot of anime. It's short and to the point...my take on Lupin III: Seven Days Rhapsody. It's not as much about the anime as it should be, and I'm sorry for that, but some things aren't worth that much in the way of time and words.
I also wanted once again to say thanks to you who have written to me in the previous several weeks. There are a few misconceptions I want to clear up and some possibilities for the future that I'll discuss in an article coming up over the next couple of days. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll get another chance to see the man behind the curtain at The Anime Review.
Just a quick note that slow and steady progress is being made on RahXephon. In earlier days, I would have written a preview review of the first DVD. However, I'm going to finish up before sharing my thoughts, especially since I'm not sure I have any this short of a ways in. More to come soon.
It's great to be back with you and sharing a new anime review! RahXephon was one of the major Evangelion-inspired anime that hit the market in the early 2000s. I honestly skipped it because I wasn't terribly big on Eva when it first came out. But now with some distance -- and the admittedly awesome Rebuild films -- I figured, why not visit the most significant homage to the most infamous mecha anime ever made? Click the link to find out why RahXephon made waves but never overtook its predecessor in popularity.
Meanwhile, I also promised an article clearing up a few things about the future of The Anime Review. If you're interested, please read this quick note.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to have more reviews for you in the near future!
NIS America continues to produce some of the best-looking anime sets on the market, and I recently got the chance to watch through their Blu-Ray presentation of Arakawa Under The Bridge. An odd and quirky comedy series, it won't be to everyone's taste, but its moments of sweetness make the package appealing. Take a gander at the review to see if it might hit your sweet spot.
Over the past several weeks, I've taken a gander at a surprise hit from 1999 -- Trigun. While never terribly popular in Japan, it made huge waves here upon its release and is still finding an audience today. Is it a modern classic or an over-rated time waster? Read the review and find out...
My Christmas present came early this year in the form of NIS America's release of Bunny Drop. This wonderful show is a perfect example of anime at its finest...read on, friends, to find out why. (It even inspired me to make plans for reviewing well into 2013...it's that good.)
Two reviews in two weeks...who'd a thunk it? Anyway, I'm glad to ring in the new year with you with a review of an engaging if flawed film called One Stormy Night. If you've ever wanted to know if the wolf could lie down with the lamb...er, goat...well, this is the film to tell you.