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January 30, 2017

Elfen Lied review

Elfen Lied is an R-rated complete 13 episode supernatural horror seinen anime, based on a manga of the same name created by Lynn Okamoto in 2002, directed by Mamoru Kanbe produced by studio Arms in 2004 and broadcasted in the summer of the same year.

 

From the very first second we’re confronted with mild nudity and excessive violence, as a captured girl in some sort of high security laboratory breaks out, wreaking havoc on her way without touching anything, harvesting metal and flesh without distinction.

With only some bandages that barely cover her and a helmet that covers he head, she gruesomely kills her way out of the facility, getting stricken on her [...]

 
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January 23, 2017

Battle Royale manga review

Battle Royale is a survival horror seinen of 15 volumes written by Koushun Takami and illustrated by Masayuki Tagushi in 1999, published by Young Champion Magazine in 2000.

The manga is an adaptation of a novel of the same name and author, it made such a success that it spawned a live-action movie with the same name.

 

In a post-cold war martial-law Japan where authority is strict with its rule, the japanese government created a death game show in a way to show off its power and tenacity to the world.

The game show called “The Program” consists of choosing a random school each year, choosing within it a random class that is afterwards dropped in a [...]

 
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January 9, 2017

Psycho Pass Season 1 Review

Psycho Pass is 2 season Sci-Fi psychological seinen anime based on the visual novel of the same name written by Gen Urobuchi, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and produced by studio I.G, a studio known for great animes such as Ghost In The Shell.

So far 2 seasons were produced, a first season of 22 episodes 23 minutes each, premiered in the fall of 2012, and a second season of 11 episodes 23 minutes each, premiered in the fall of 2014.

The acclaim of the anime earned it a movie sequel called simply Psycho Pass the Movie aired in January 2015.

The following review will be concerning only the first season.

So the plot takes place in a futuristic Japan, the [...]

 
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January 8, 2017

Reminiscing on Naruto’s Old Days

This post contains spoilers of Naruto but it had been such an acclaimed anime once that it doesn’t really qualify as spoilers, these are personal thoughts and nostalgia on Naruto as an anime or a manga, mainly on the very first part of it, slightly on the shippudden, here I go,

Why Naruto was once among the greatest animes to exist: It all began with Iruka‘s emotional speech the very first episode, it was all the more authentic with a huge metal star lodged into his back defending a kid that had his parents’ killer sealed inside of.

It got more intense with what I consider one of Naruto‘s best villain team: Zabuza and Haku, I almost came to tears for a [...]

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