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Ga-Rei: Zero

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The show is about the Japanese Ministry of Defense and their anti-paranormal special forces called the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Office. They’re tasked with protecting Japan from supernatural and paranormal events. Of course there are missions that go awry and you’re dropped right into the middle of one from the beginning of the show. Continue reading

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Gurren Lagann (Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan)

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Gurren Lagaan is a show that you’ve probably heard of, if you haven’t seen it yet. But if you haven’t seen it yet then why not? Stop staring at this blog and go watch it. Ok, don’t stop staring at this blog but go watch the show.

The story is about a far off future, one where mankind was pushed underground, living in caves and they don’t know about the world above, the sky, the stars and everything else.

There is a small village named Jiha where Simon works as a differ and discovers a strange glowing object during a work excavation. This object will be a precursor to some of the events that will be coming. Simon meets Kamina, a brash and passionate teenager and they form the Gurren Brigade. A brigade created to break through the cave ceiling and see the world outside which many don’t even believe exists anymore. They meet a lot of people along the way, including Yoko. A girl who carries a big frikkin gun and you’ve probably seen a lot of her in other media. What they see when they make it out of the caves is only the beginning of this tale.  Continue reading

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Welcome to the NHK (N.H.K. ni Yōkoso!)

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Welcome to the NHK is a show I ignored before but decided I should give it a chance. Within the gaming community there is a lot of depression. I think maybe 50% or more, of the people I’ve come across in game development have dealt with some type of issue or still are. I also used to deal with a few people who had issues before I even got into game development.

The story revolves around Tatushiro Sato, a university dropout and entering his fourth year of unemployment. A hikikomori who came to the conclusion that this happened through some kind of conspiracy. One day, by chance (or so he thought), he met Misaki Nakahara, a girl who claims she will cure him of being a hikikomori. He agrees to her conditions though not willingly. Enter Kaoru Yamazaki, his best friend and neighbor. Kaoru seems to be the one he counts on the most though he has his issues too, he’s a hardcore overbearing otaku but he’s actually the most stable character (scary isn’t it?) Tatushiro also gets wrapped up in other people’s issues too which lead to some interesting situations. Continue reading

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FLCL (Fooly Cooly)

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When I was doing my writeup on Photon, I checked my other writeups and didn’t realize I never did one for FLCL. I can think of several good reasons why I probably didn’t but we’ll get to that later.

FLCL is a 6 part OVA based around a kid in 6th grade who is the typical kid with hormones. Naota and his brother’s ex-girlfriend were fooling around when all of a sudden a crazy girl on a scooter runs him over and cracks him with a guitar. On top of that, the misery doesn’t end for Naota, this ill mannered girl who tried to give him brain damage, moved into his house. His slackass father acts like it’s just normal and okay for this to happen. The crazy one claims to be an alien and even moves into Naota’s bedroom, while putting him front and center into some secret agenda of a mega corporation. Sounds like it would be interesting right? Continue reading

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Dragon Half (Doragon Hāfu)

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Here’s one for the waybackmachine. I don’t know if any of you recall a decade called the 90s. It was a cool decade where things moved at lightning speed, technology jumped so far forward that people forgot there were things like Beta and 8 track tape. Well in 1993 there was this little show called Dragon Half.

The show revolves around a girl named Mink, she’s the daughter of a retired dragon slayer and a dragon. Half human, half dragon, dragon half… Anyway, she sets out on a mission to get tickets to a concert by Dick Saucer, world famous teen idol and dragon slayer. While this is going on, the king of the land is trying to take her hostage to get at her mother that he’s in love with. The king’s daughter is also after Mink though that just seems like a spite thing. Continue reading

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Kill la Kill

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Before watching Kill la Kill, I didn’t hear much about it. I knew the name but never heard the story or anything like that. Then it popped up on Toonami so I set it to DVR and watched. This show has been a controversial one amongst fans and haters.

The story revolves around Ryuko, a girl who is on a quest to find her father’s killer. She’s a high school student at Honnouji Academy where all the students fight for supremacy. The reason they fight is for Satsuki, the one running the school. Satsuki rules with an iron fist and she’s believed to be the one who killed Ryuko’s father. Ryuko has to get through Satsuki’s Elite Four if she is going to face her and possibly avenge her father’s death. Continue reading

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Samurai Flamenco (Samurai Furamenko)

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Samurai Flamenco is a show I randomly picked on Crunchyroll. With anime, sometimes you can’t tell from the title, if the show will be something of interest or not. I like Samurai lore but I don’t flamenco but the show isn’t about either.

This is a show about a male model who decides to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a superhero. Yes, you read that right, male model, childhood dream, superhero. Does he have superpowers? No. Does he have a super suit? No. All he has is a burning desire to achieve this dream.

Masayoshi Hazama is the main protagonist who has decided to become a superhero. He has your usual superhero issues like hiding his identity, deciding which fights to take on and which to pass on, a scientist trying to help him out and even has a newspaper publisher who is trying to unmask him (sound familiar? Peter Parker?) Continue reading

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