Monday, February 27, 2012

Excel Saga Reveiw 2/27/2012

 Ok so last night i finished watching the Excel Saga series which is a really funny and crack filled series. But hey i like anime like that every once and a while.  So since its the latest anime that I've completed im going to review it today.

                                                              Excel Saga
Summary: The evil organization ACROSS is trying to take over the world. Senior officer Excel and Newly Recruited Hyatt belong to this organization. Under their leader, Il Palazzo, orders they go out into the world in hopes of taking control of the world. However ...with Excel's idiotic and crazy personality and Hyatts calm and quiet,yet always puking up blood and dying, personality. These two end up in some pretty crazy situations.  

Video Trailer:                                         

Video Clip:

Number of Eps: 26

Number of Seasons: 1

Spin-Off: Puni Puni Poemi

Storyline: None

Animation Style: 3/5

Characters: 5/5

Voice acting: 5/5

Genres: Comedy, Parody, Sci-Fi, Shounen

Rating: R- 17+ (Violence , blood, language, sexual themes, crude humor)

Watch Online:

Place to buy: BestBuy


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Friday, February 24, 2012

Basilisk Review 2/24/2012

Dudes and Dudettes...not to brag or nothing..but in all my years of watching anime i have completed 77 anime series. Now thats way more than i could ever fit into 12 short weeks of this college .... experiment..lets say. But   even when this Experiment is over i will keep reviewing anime. So lets begin this journey at the top of my list shall we .  However i might have to pass over some of the more Mature anime series for the meanwhile. So lets start at

Number #2  Basilisk

Summary: Welcome to japan in the year 1614, where two rival ninja clans fight to the death just for one little scroll. Why is this scroll so important? What will happen when one clan captures this scroll? Which clan will come out winning? Find all this out when you watch this series!

Video Trailer:
Basilisk Opening:

Number of Eps: 24

Number of Seasons:1

Storyline: 3/5

Animation Style: 3/5

Characters: 2/5

Voice acting: 4/5

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Romance, Supernatural

Rating: R+ Mild Nudity and Blood

Watch Online:

Place to buy: BestBuy  


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Friday, February 17, 2012

Hellsing Review 2/17/2012


Summary: Welcome to Hellsing , A secret organization led by Intetra Wingates, where they fight ghouls and vampires ...with their secret weapon. A more extremely powerful Vampire named Alucard and his newly turned Fledgling vampire Seras Victorias.  Together Both of them will fight in the night to keep humans unaware of the creatures that go bump in the night.

Video Trailer: 
(Warning Mature content: Lots of Blood )

Video Clip:

Number of Eps:  13

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Ova : 2-Hellsing Ultimate, Hellsing I: Digest for Freaks

Number of Specials: 2-Hellsing: Psalm of Darkness, Hellsing: The dawn

Storyline: 3/5

Animation style : 4/5

Character personalities: 5/5

Voice acting: 5/5

Genres: Action, Mystery , Horror, Super Power, Vampire, Seinen

Rating: R 17+

Website to watch:

Place to buy at : BestBuy

Overall anime rating: A

Term Ova means: Original Video Animation


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Anime Genres Pt 2 2/14/2012

                                                               Anime Genres Pt 2

Dementia-Anime with Characters that might be falling into Insanity or is already crazy
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Historical-Takes place around a historical time , place , and/or event in history
Hetalia Axis Powers
Music-Anime that is focused on a rock/pop group
Sci-fi-Anime that might take place in the future, or have some kind invasion happening
Sports-Anime that focuses on a type of sport , like baseball , tennis ect..
Bamboo Blade
Demons-Anime with demons in it
Devil May Cry
Horror-Anime that is scary
Mystery-Where there is a case to be solved
Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
Seinen-this is anime mostly for college age males
School Days
Superpower-Where the characters have powers
Ga-Rei: Zero
Drama-A serious anime with a dark or serious plot
Black Jack (TV)
Josei-aimed at women , this is a very rare anime genre  and not much is published in the west
Parody-anime that makes fun of something
Excel Saga
Shoujo-or the short term Shojo. Which is similar in writing to Shojou which means a note or letter , or Shoujou which means symptom of a disease. This is anime aimed at girls
Fruits Basket
Supernatural-Anime that has creatures that go bump in the night or have weird things going on
Angel Beats!
Ecchi-this is perverted anime
Amaenaide yo!!
Kids-anime made just for little kids
Digimon Adventure
Police-Anime about a certain police force
Death Note
Shoujo Ai-This focuses on the Relationship between two females and usually doesn't have any explicit content, unlike in Yuri
He is My Master

Thriller-Anime that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Paranoia Agent

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Anime Genres pt 1 2/12/2012

There are tons and tons of different Genres to describe what an anime is about . Today and Tomorrow i'll go over all these Genres. So please bare with me and i swear after we get through the Genres i'll start to do anime reviews ^.^ But its always important to start  with the basics.

                                                         Anime Genres

Action: Anime that has a lot of fighting /violence involved
Fantasy: Anime that might take place in a magical place, or have magical characters or creatures . 
Blue Dragon

Magic: Has Characters that can use magic . 
Cardcaptor Sakura

Psychological: Anime that might make you think , or have a character with a psychological disorder

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Shounen: This is anime for boys, where there is a lot of fighting and adrenalin involved 
Air Gear
Vampire: Anime with vampires involved 
Adventure: Where the Character's go on a quest to find something , or take down a evil king 
Black Cat
Game:  Anime where the Characters are playing a virtual reality game of some sort, or they compete in real life game tournaments
Bakugan Battle Brawlers

Martial Arts: Anime where the main characters can do some sort of Martial art
Dragon Ball
Romance: Anime about love 
Shounen Ai: Which when translated means Boy love , This is the lighter side of boys love..mostly revolving around the love and romance of boys love...not what goes on in the bedroom lol
Yaoi: Is the more hardcore , porngraphic side of a boys love story.
Okane ga Nai
Cars: Anime that is focused on Racing cars 
Mach GoGoGo
Harem: Usually has one male/female surrounded by a group of the oppistie sex  
Happy Lesson
Mecha: Anime with large robots roaming around
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Samurai: Anime with Samurai in it 
Afro Samurai
Slice of life: Anime that relates to real life issues
Azumanga Daioh
Yuri: This is GirlXGirl anime , the Oppiste of yaoi
Strawberry Panic
Comedy: Anime that is funny
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Hentai: Anime porn

Military: Anime that revolves around a military base 
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
School: Anime that is mostly set in a school
School Rumble
Space: Anime thats set in space
The Galaxy Railways
Sources: My Anime List

Please come back tomorrow for the 2nd part of Anime Genres . 

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lets start with the Basics of Anime 2/11/2012

Sorry i hav'nt posted in a while . Ok now before i start to do anime reviews. I need to teach you a little bit about anime first..for all the people who are not familiar with Japanese animation.

What is anime: Anime is the slang term for Japanese animation .

Have you seen anime and not known it : most likely yes! If you watched 4Kids tv when you were young , then you defiantly have watched anime before. Shows like Pokemon, Digimon , Yugioh, Dinosaur King , Mew Mew Power-Aka Tokyo mew mew-are all children's anime shows.

Is anime just for kids: NO!!! not at all . Everyone from young kids to full grown adults can enjoy anime!

What is the rating system for anime:

G-good for everyone
PG-suggestive themes, some profanity , mild violence
PG-13-For 13 and up, slightly stronger profanity, more blood and violence, suggestive themes
R, Strong blood , violence , nudity , and profanity
RX , FOR ADULTS ONLY, this mostly hentai aka cartoon porn


Here are some examples of Anime:

Big Windup!-Rated : G

Sasami Magical Girls Club-Rated: PG

Buso Renkin-Rated :PG-13

DN Angel-Rated:PG-13

Girls Bravo-Rated : R

Drangonaut: The Resonance-Rated: R


Well thats is for Class 1 of Welcome to Anime 101
Tomorrow i'll teach you important anime terms and words! So please look forward to it ^.^