Daily Archives: February 15, 2016

Rec (Rekku)

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Rec is a short anime that came out a decade ago. It actually started airing in February of 2006. One look at the show and you can tell it’s from that timeline but it doesn’t look as dated as a lot of older shows do. If I said it came out this year, you might actually believe me.

Fumihiko is just an average working guy with no girlfriend. He invites a woman out from work and she stands him up. Another woman, named Aka, who happens to be passing by when he’s about to throw out the tickets, gets him to go see the movie with her instead. The two of them have dinner and then he walks her home when they find out they live in the same neighborhood. Unfortunately a mere few hours later there was a fire which burned her apartment down. Fumihiko being concerned, went to go see if Aka was okay but he finds her there in the rain, holding onto the last of her possessions. Fumihiko invites her to stay at his place and they begin a new relationship “more than friends and less than lovers” which they hide from their coworkers. Can the two co-exist with all the tensions growing between them? Continue reading

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Burn Up W

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Burn Up W takes place some time after Burn Up but I don’t recall them mentioning a year or anything. The show is back but with an all new cast of characters and a few vintage characters.

Burn Up W is a 4 episode OVA which starts off with a ‘simple’ crime then moves onto a 2 episode crime. But all 4 episodes are tied into each other in some way so it’s not like 4 separate missions. A new crime syndicate is trying to take over Policetown and Maki with her new team are trying to stop them. Continue reading

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