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Back to anime this week, doing the 2011 show Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko. This one is animated by Shaft, and it has all those cute Shaft idiosyncrasies you see in their shows, I mentioned a few in my Bakemonogatari review. It wasn’t a particularly popular show as it aired, nor does it have the benefit of a rabid cult following like some other shows might. It’s one of those many shows that just get forgotten more or less the season after it airs. As is all the rage these days, Denpa Onna (I’ll shorten it to that for now) is based on a light novel series. And of course, the anime covers only a small portion of the ultimately larger (and generally more engrossing) manga plot. Honestly, I’m not all that familiar with the light novel plot besides one or two things, so this review will be from my perspective as someone who’s only seen the anime. By the way, while Denpa Onna was only a 12 episode show, there was a 13th episode that came with the blu-rays. I’ll be covering that as well since it offered some very nice insight into the series. Well, let’s get going~
Well-timed with the E3 conference, Disney has recently released four stills from their new animated feature: Wreck-it-Ralph. While Disney Animation Studio’s last two movies, The Princess and the Frog and Tangled, fell into the typical “Disney princess” line, Wreck-it-Ralph diverges from the tried-and-true Disney formula and is instead about a video game villain who seeks out to prove that he’s actually one of the good guys. On his quest to prove he’s not just a Donkey Kong ripoff (I’m sorry, but it had to be said, I mean, look at this promo-video), he lands in various video-game “worlds” ranging from a sci-fi FPS to a kart racing game, and (presumably) learns how to redeem his image in the interconnected game community.
*WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD*
This past Sunday was the season finale of Game of Thrones. What did I think of it you ask? Well let me tell you. I am going to start out with the very end. Having read the first 3 books I was very pleased with what they have done so far. The ending of this season finale was quite well done and I loved the way they depicted the white walkers. The stone cold look and the chilling physical appearance left me wanting more from this episode, but sadly, I will have to wait.