Aug 272014
 

Animes only survive if they can stay interesting, and for many shows, that depends on how well they handle the end of an arc, especially a big one. But this also leads to its own problem — what is best to follow after an arc this big and this jam-packed with action and revelations? Apparently, for Fairy Tail, it’s yet another arc filled with action and revelations of course!

Let’s take a look at Volume 6 of Fairy Tail.

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A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

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Aug 262014
 

Hey, Kaushik here for another anime review. This time it’s the FUNimation blu-rays of Aquarion EVOL, particularly the dub. The original series aired from January to June 2012. It’s a sequel to the 2005 Genesis of Aquarion. It was produced by the studio Satelight, who, among doing the original Aquarion show, also did such shows as Macross Frontier, Basquash, and the more recent Log Horizon. My perspective on this show going in isn’t particularly positive considering my opinions on the original Aquarion series. The plot was somewhat meandering and not very interesting, and the robot action was okay at best. The characters were somewhat likeable, but not all that great. Luckily Aquarion EVOL does a little better in some regards. Without further ado, let’s dig in~

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A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

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Aug 262014
 

Supernatural TV shows are often few and far between but with the massive success of shows like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, more and more of these fantastical shows have come out of the woodwork, for better or worse. Angel, Charmed, Supernatural, American Horror Story, Being Human, the list goes on and on. Everything from demon to vampires to ghosts all covered. But what about more mythical creatures, like the succubus, siren and shapeshifter? Well, that’s where this show comes in.

Let’s take a look at Lost Girl Season 3.

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A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

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Aug 262014
 

Hey y’all! I follow a lot of Bangtan fans on tumblr, and they’ve all been going crazy about BTS’ latest comeback. So I’ve decided to watch the MV for myself and review it this week. Hip hop influence is growing in k-pop, and while I like other groups of this genre, I haven’t really paid much attention to the Bangtan Boys until now. So let’s take a look at their new single, Danger.

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Aug 252014
 

Well, this week has me conflicted.

Last week I’d commended the showrunners on their decision to hold off the much-hinted at eclipse until the end of the episode. At the time, this seemed like a sound idea to help hint at apocalyptic events to come while also not selling the event short. Then this week happened, and while it’s not a bad episode, it picked a REALLY hard act to follow for what it seeks to accomplish. After the momentum of the past few weeks, For Services Rendered does tighten up its focus, but at the cost of a lot of said momentum. We really only see three major plots this week, two of which are already connected.

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Aug 252014
 

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A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

The Black Lagoon TV series was a really weird show for several reasons. It took images of some of the most seedy elements of modern society and mashed them together to create perhaps the most lawless and dangerous place on the planet. You could probably film a serious crime movie here. At the same time, Black Lagoon was pretty over the top and wacky setting where you can take down a helicopter in a boat by launching into the air and firing a torpedo at it. And that’s not even forgetting about the killer maid, either.

So imagine my surprise when Roberta’s Blood Trail, the next Black Lagoon release, placed the wacky killer maid in an entirely humorless plot. The best analogy I can think of is Black Lagoon is to Full Metal Panic as Roberta’s Blood Trail is to The Second Raid. Just like in The Second Raid, Roberta’s Blood Trail sacrifices humor for a more coherent and consistent product.

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