What time is it, everybody? GOLDEN TIME!!!
Actually it isn't, it's time for the latest episode of Jtor AM, but Golden Time is involved, so it's kind of true. This week: the Toonami people try to get us hyped about a new anime... | subscribe
When I watched Blood C in Summer of 2011, I thought it was a show that had a lot of promise. It started out with the distinct feeling that something wasn't right in an idyllic town that was being pressed upon by nightmarish b...
Despite some odd design choices, I'm actually really looking forward to the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: ARISE OVAs. I've been a huge fan of the franchise since I was a kid, and I was thrilled to here we'd be getting mo...
Love Machine tried to absorb Diaboromon with all of his might, but he couldn't keep up with his multiplication ability. That said, Diaboromon finishes Love Machine off with a barrage of Web Wreckers. Diaboromon Wins! (14 > 4)
It’s time to raise fictional levels to maximum intensity, because we are going to have a showdown between two robots from a show within a show! This machine was loved by many at one point in time, and he’s also the driving force behind Akiho’s main goals. Let’s turn on our televisions, as Gunvarrel from Robotics;Notes dashes into the ring. Our next robot is from a classic series that acts as a major driving point in Nadesico’s story. Ladies and Gentlemen, please give a warm Gekigan Shout for Gekiganger III! Both machines are powered by the passion brought to them by their fans, so it’s going to be an interesting to see who ends up as the victor.
Your passionate votes and hot blooded persuasion skills will determine the outcome of this battle. Be sure to add a +1 to the iconic robot that you side with, since it will allow us to keep track of the dynamic action on screen. The battle will rage on from today till Wednesday, so make sure that your votes go up on time. Now that the rules have been taken care of, get ready to tune into our first TV battle on the J-tor Arena Channel. After the battle is over, you are welcome to drop by during the beginning of the next match to see who comes out victorious.
It's not secret that I'm in love with Attack on Titan's opening theme, Guren no Yumiya (Linked Horizon). After discovering group leader Revo through Bravely Default's amazing soundtrack, I've been devouring anything the man ...
Attack on Titan has the best opening theme of the season.
There, I said it.
Linked Horizon's Guren no Yumiya is a quick moving, almost mesmerizing theme that sets the pace for the rest of the first episode. The visuals hit hard and fast, with the song's lyrics flashing across the screen at key moments. It's a visual and aural delight that immediately sucks the viewer into the show, something that too many openings fail to do properly. Granted, none of this would mean anything if the first episode ended up a disappointment.
Fortunately, Attack on Titan hits the ground running with a spectacular premiere.
Ever since my first encounter with Gainax's Gunbuster back in the day, I've had a soft spot for scifi anime. The technobabble, space battleships, giant robots; I'm immediately willing to give something a shot if it has one or more of these elements.
Enter Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (aka Suisei no Gargantia), Gen Urobuchi's (Fate/Zero, Madoka Magica) latest TV anime. Directed by Kazuya Murata (FMA: The Sacred Star of Milos), it's a project with some undeniably big names behind it.
Production I.G has been throwing its full support behind the series, holding preview screenings and even handing out BDs of the first few episodes. It seems to me like they have a lot of faith in the series and want to get it in front of as many eyes as possible.
After watching the first episode of Gargantia, I can see why.
In case you haven't noticed, I was actually being sarcastic about my reaction to Sentai's two new licenses. In their never ending battle to license everything, they are using their preemptive licensing strike to grab Maj...
It looks like the final week of April is going to involve some new changes for Toonami, because IGPX (Short for Immortal Grand Prix) is racing back to the lineup after escaping from the limbo that resulted from Bandai Enterta...
Under normal circumstances, it’s not advisable for one to jump into a continuing series without experiencing its earlier installments. While I broke this rule with Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings - The Last Party, my experience with the second and third Sengoku Basara game has prepared me for the task to come.
For those that don’t know the drill, the whole series is basically a hot blooded and over-the-top take on the Sengoku Period, with each animated installment based off of Capcom’s three main Sengoku Basara games. Seeing how Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes was easy to get into, I felt that I was ready to put my guns on.
From what I have read about the anime, the TV series made viewers party hard, so I expect this film to be the explosive finale that viewers have been waiting for. Join me in the skirmish below, because it’s going to be one heck of a Last Party!
Seriously, what happened here? After the incredible openings that both Stand Alone Complex TV series got, this is a complete disappointment. The only thing here that gets me remotely excited is the final shot of Motoko stand...
Tonight, Production I.G finally revealed the first bit of footage from their new four film series, Ghost in the Shell: Arise. Their goal? To show the world the power of 2D animation. Those are big words, but I'm certainly cheering for them.
The trailer looks great, following a young Kusanagi Motoko before she became the badass we all know and love. The action looks great and perhaps better than anything else, it feels like Ghost in the Shell. Most of my concerns about the character design are pretty much gone. I am a bit concerned that the overall quality doesn't quite look movie-level yet, but there's still quite a lot of time before the first film hits BD. I'll keep my fingers crossed until then.
Check out the trailer below and sound off. Are you as excited as I am?
At tonight's "Ghost in the Shell: Arise Project Launch Event," Production I.G finally revealed just what Ghost in the Shell: Arise is all about. According to President Ishikawa of Production I.G, one of the main goals of the ...