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Just a quick note for everybody...haven't updated for a while and just wanted to give my loyal readers a heads-up. I am currently working on coding a completely new front-end for The Anime Review! The place hasn't had a facelift since 1999 -- an eternity in web time -- so it's high time it happened. It's not as if we're going cutting edge; it's still going to be a one-man review shop, after all. But hopefully the changes will be welcome. If nothing else, I've learned a whole lot of HTML/CSS in the process!
It's a little weird that there's a whole genre of anime films dedicated to how children survived (or didn't survive) World War II. It's definitely a part of the Japanese psyche, and I found another entry in the form of The Glass Rabbit. While a good film, it's not unique enough to stand out from the crowd. Nevertheless, those interested in wartime drama who've already seen the standards like Grave of the Fireflies might enjoy it quite a bit.
While it wasn't on the review list, I unexpectedly got hooked on a show currently running in Japan and being shown here shortly after its broadcast there...Attack on Titan. While it has minor issues, I can't remember the last time I was this deeply hooked on an anime from the start. If you like dark sci-fi action, this is one you're going to want to follow. Read the preview to find out why, in the span of nine episodes, I've become an apologist for the show.
After last week's crash and burn on a couple of relatively newer films, I headed into the Wayback machine for some nostalgia. I found it with Cosmos Pink Shock, a nearly forgotten '80s parody OVA. Is it great? No. But it is a very good time for anybody who became a fan during the era. Click ever onward to find out more...
It's been a very long time since I did a two-for-one review, but you're getting that today with my write-up of Eden of the East: The King of Eden/Paradise Lost. After seeing The King Of Eden, I realized that the only way to judge it was by its conclusion. Then I watched Paradise Lost...and sadly enough, abandon all hope, all ye who enter here. My review goes into the grisly details of how a most enjoyable TV show became a most awful couple of films.
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