Edit: Due to my lack of free time, this has been sitting in my drafts for a rather long time. I’ve been slowly writing and editing it here and there, which is why this post is about a movie that is no longer airing in theatres. ^__^;; Also my usual spoiler warning!

Mecha feature prominently in promotional posters for Pacific Rim

Mecha feature prominently in promotional posters for Pacific Rim

This poor post has been sitting here forever, so I wanted to at least get it out into the wild now. It’s a bit different from what I usually write about (anime, manga, and games), but since it is a movie inspired by mecha anime in part, I thought it would be good to talk about it. I will start with saying that I went to see it in 3D and it was really gorgeous in 3D. I can’t imagine watching it in regular 2D now. Also yes, this will be a post that deals with my problems with the movie (since all I’ve seen is praise), but that is not to say I disliked the movie. On the contrary, I believe it was a pretty well thought out movie that suffers from the same kinds of problems I see constantly in Hollywood movies. Perhaps because everyone was praising it so much, I dared to hope it wouldn’t fall prey to the same sorts of problems I see in practically every blockbuster movie, but alas, I guess when you’re dealing with such a huge amount of money and already taking some risks, you fall back on the general Hollywood formula to be safe. (more…)

The main cast (left-to-right): Ryuuji, Ami, Kitamura, Minori, & Taiga.

I recently finished watching an anime called Toradora. It’s basically about the romantic entanglements of the two main characters, Ryuuji and Taiga. This anime was brought to my attention by another blogger and I’m glad he recommended it because it was really good. The biggest reason for my enjoyment of the anime was the characters. They were pretty well constructed for the most part (although there were a few silly stereotypical characteristics here and there) and the romance was also fairly nice. That said, the male characters were definitely what stood out most to me, especially since this is a shounen romance. It was made by men for males. (more…)

Originally posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009 on Blogger

Ojamajo Doremi

This show has really grown on me. I’m really enjoying it. The wacky predicaments that the characters get themselves into always puts a smile on my face. Some episodes are really emotionally charged, like the one about Aiko’s mother (even with the ridiculous gender bias, aka little Aiko says, “Who will take care of dad if you leave? Who will make him dinner? Do the laundry? etc.” and Aiko’s dad saying to Aiko’s mom, “You should quit your job to take better care of Aiko.” I’m serious, these were the words each one said, well roughly). Excluding these little hiccups, the show is lots of fun. Doremi can still get a little annoying, but the funny results make up for it. The only character that really gets on my nerves now is Pop. God, she is so annoying and stuck up. Every time she talks I want to strangle her, Doremi is right, she is the unluckiest girl because she has Pop as a sister. Episodes with very little Pop are the best episodes in my opinion. Of course, I love to point out annoyances, but really I am enjoying this show a lot. I’m glad there are like six seasons, all with 40-50 episodes. It means I’ll be enjoying Doremi, Hazuki and Aiko’s hijinks for quite some time. =D (more…)