Kaushik

I write about anime and stuff. Giant robots are pretty cool, too.

Aug 282014
 

Hey, Kaushik here with another review. This time it’s Code:Breaker, a 2012 series done by Kinema Citrus. A story about a girl and a super powered assassin. Pretty simple. Kinema Citrus is a fairly new studio, but they’ve done some series I’ve enjoyed, such as Yuyushiki and the currently airing Barakamon. Code:Breaker aired from October to December 2012, for a total of 13 episodes. It’s based on a longer-running manga series that ran from 2008 to 2013 for a total of 26 volumes, making it pretty long. Obviously it’s close to impossible to cover 26 volumes worth of content in 13 episodes, so the anime is only covering a small portion of the manga story. I’m only familiar with the anime series though, so I’ll be covering it from that perspective. Without further ado, let’s go~

Code Breaker Cover

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~

Aquarion Evol  Cover

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

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Aug 122014
 

Hi, it’s been awhile but it’s Kaushik and I’m back for another review! This time it’s the blu-ray release of the Eureka SeveN movie, subtitled Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers. Now I’ve always been a huge fan of the original Eureka SeveN series; I love the growth of Renton from child to adult, the budding relationship between him and Eureka, and the fierce storm of events raging around them throughout the series. The movie however is a bit of a different beast, because it takes place in an alternate universe with a completely different plot. It uses the characters in similar ways, and some of the plot elements are similar, but a lot of things are changed around. Relationships are formed in new ways, and some major conflicts are quite different. Still, for a fan of the series there’s a lot of recognizable material. Now let’s get into the meat of it~

Eureka 7 Movie Cover

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

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Jun 172014
 

Hey Kaushik here, and this week I’m covering a video game. During their E3 conference last week, Sony announced that an alpha of Bungie’s upcoming title Destiny would be available to play for PS4 owners. I was already somewhat looking forward to this game, so I had to jump on it. Destiny is supposed to be a first person shooter RPG, releasing on September 9th on consoles.  It’s developed by Bungie of Halo fame, and has been something of a highly anticipated game for next generation consoles. From the earlier trailers and gameplay shown, people have surmised the game to be something of a Borderlands and Halo crossover, and playing the game last weekend, it’s a fairly accurate assessment. There are some differences though.

Destiny Alpha Cover

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Jun 032014
 

Hey, Kaushik here again with yet another anime review. This time it’s a bit of an older series, called True Tears. It was produced by PA Works, a studio I generally enjoy. The reason I picked up this show was because it was the only PA Works series I hadn’t seen, so I felt like I had to. It aired from January to March 2008, for a total of 13 episodes. It’s supposed to be based off a visual novel, but oddly enough it shares no characteristics with the visual novel beyond the name. But let’s go find out just what it’s all about.

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May 272014
 

Hey Kaushik here with another anime review. This week it’s Tonari no Seki-kun, or My Neighbor Seki. It’s a little bit different from the normal shows I review, as it’s a series of 7 to 10 minute shorts instead of full 22 minute episodes, but that detracts nothing from the over all quality of the show. Tonari no Seki-kun, or Seki-kun for short, is a pure comedy series that aired from January to May 2014, and is based off the manga of the same name. For the long and short of my thoughts on this show, well, it’s great. But for a more detailed review let’s keep going~ Tonari no Seki kun Title Continue reading »