1.9.14

Fan Perspective: Favorite 2014 Summer Anime?Top Four?

The Summer is winding down,so lets look back on the summer and I've come up with My top four of the anime I've liked this summer.

Knights of Sidonia
I give you a 3/5 Mecha's
Lets Begin with #4 Knights Of Sidonia. It Debuted on Netflix, kind of took me by surprised cause I wasn't aware this was coming out. My friend had watched it before me and he didn't like it so I decided to find out why, because one,I'm a curious person and two cause he hated it with a passion. The anime does start off slow and has a bear that for some reason seemed out of place for a few eps, but it got explained in later episode who was the bear really.

The story revolves around a boy name Nagate who was living in the lower layer of the city of Sidonia and decided to come to the surface to steal some rice to eat. He's captured and quickly becomes part of the populace who are training to become guard pilots to fight some aliens called the Guana. Lots of things happen and the anime is a slow paced anime with emphasis on character development and story instead of the fighting in mecha's called Guards.  Think of it as if Robotech and Gundam had a baby.

Everyone together now..GO TEAM!
Ok #3 on my list is Persona 4: The Golden Animation. I haven't finished watching this anime, but its remake of the series that includes marie who lives in the velvet room and needs help regaining her memory. From what I've watched(four episodes) I really like it and I love the animation in this series. I decided to hold off till it finishes to watch it. If you want to know a little about the story. It centers around Yu who just moved to a quiet town for a year and lives with his uncle.He hears a rumor about the midnight Channel that shows a video of a person that about to be murdered. One day him and his new friends stumble upon a tv that takes them to a place that is another world inhabited by creatures named shadows and figure out that the midnight channel and the world they stumbled upon are related. They each gain beings known as persona's that basically their inner-self sort of speaking and try to save these individuals that show up in the midnight channel.

Will the real Usagi, please stand up!
Were down to #2 on my list and its Sailor Moon Crystal. Don't judge me, I'm a guy and I like sailor moon, it was my morning show to watch as a kid(6:30am!), Anyone remember the DIC dubs? What captivates me is the story. I'm not into this sort of romantic anime, but you can't hate on the story. The villains are pretty good and developed and given there own identity. As well as the main cast. With Neon Alley Streaming the new remake that is Sailor Moon Crystal. The show is a remake of the series with new character designs and it currently airing Bi-weekly(every 2 weeks and I swear this schedule was intentional with a inside joke, the fans will get what I mean) on Neon Alley. I dont think I need to explain the story about this series, think if I do you are either completely new to anime or been living under a rock(if your around my age). Either way anime is good and heck there are some bad-ass tattoo of it too.

The Many Faces Of Kirito
Down to the Grit and grind of my list. I give you #1 of summer of 2014...drum roll please, Sword Art Online 2. I count this as season 3 even though Sword Art Online 1 was considered 1 full season and I consider series 1 to be 2 separate seasons, confusing right. Well SAO2 or short takes us into another story revolving around Kirito and some new eye candy for kirito named  Sinnon. The season is the Gun Gale Online(Phantom Bullet Arc in the light novel) Arc or GGO for short. GGO is a VRMMO that deals with gun duels instead of swords and fantasy,even though you can get one in the game. Kirito is helping out VR Crime Division  Kikuoka Seijirou to help out with an investigation on a player named Death Gun who is able to kill people in real life through killing someone with his gun in the actual game. SAO2 is on episode 9 as I'm writing this and so far its been something of a redemption because the second part of SAO1(Fairy Dance Arc)was pretty much blah. This Arc has more thrilling and more action packed like the first half of SAO1.

And There is my list. I've tried watching other summer anime, but these four are the one's I've enjoyed this summer. So What is your top four anime this summer and where would would stack my list against yours?   Till my Next post, Take it easy and hope you enjoyed my journey thru anime


Some Honorable mentions: Hunter X Hunter, Eternal Summer, Yugioh Arc V,Psycho Pass:Extended Edition.

17.8.14

Good-Bye Hunter x Hunter Anime

It's been announced that Hunter x Hunter series will be ending at episode 148(were currently on episode 142), so just 6 more episodes left. Sad to hear that its ending, I have been watching since its debut in fall 2011. The Anime revolves around Gon and him wanting to become a hunter to search for his dad Ging. The Manga just got out of hiatus in June and it seems like an appropriate time to end the Anime Series where it is. I really enjoyed this anime's story, I really enjoyed the Chimera Ant Arc even though it was pretty long and at times felt it was dragged on a bit. I hope Mr.Togashi will be able to write more manga content and we will see a continuation of the series in a few years. Till then I will certainly buy the manga and wait for a continuation of the series in the future. So if you want to continue the series through manga I believe the chapter that the series ends on is Chapter 338.

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1.8.14

The Seven Deadly Sins Anime's Game, Cast, Staff Announced

The Seven Deadly Sins Anime is coming in October 5th. I've been mulling over to grab the manga to check it out. Manga got a U.S Release back in March I believe.

Here's a Synopsis to see what the manga is about: When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king's guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn't even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins' strength been exaggerated...?
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 This year's combined 36th/37th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday the cast and staff for the upcoming anime of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins manga. The magazine also revealed that a game based on the series is currently in production and will announce more details in the magazine's next issue, along with information regarding the opening and endings themes for the show.
The cast includes:

Meliodas: Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan, Pokémon XY, Blue Spring Ride)
Elizabeth: Sora Amamiya (Tokyo Ghoul, One Week Friends, The IDOLM@STER Million Live)
Hawk: Misaki Kuno (World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Nanana's Buried Treasure, Oreimo)

The staff includes:

Director: Tensai Okamura (Darker than Black, Blue Exorcist, World Conquest Zvezda Plot)
Series Composition: Shôtarô Suga (The Eccentric Family, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, One Week Friends)
Character Design: Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist, Night Raid 1931, World Conquest Zvezda Plot)
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Blue Exorcist)
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures (Fairy Tail, Magi, From the New World, Sword Art Online)

The television anime will premiere on October 5.

Kodansha Comics, the publisher of the manga in North America, describes how the story begins:

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king's guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne!
Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn't even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins' strength been exaggerated?

Suzuki launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2012, and Kodansha Comics published the third English volume this month. Crunchyroll is posting the new chapters as they appear in Japan.

[Via Yaraon]

30.7.14

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – Clip 1 – Super Saiyan God?





I've Seen this subbed and happy to see a clip Dubbed in english. Movie was great when I seen it a year back. Can't wait till this hits Blu-Ray within  a few months.