I mean, I've encountered quite a bit of sick and wrong and horrifying over the ages, but this is like, "can't sleep, monsters under the bed will brutally murder me" grade sick and wrong and horrifying here!
Oh, and I'm not providing a link to the review. I refuse to go near that review again. If you really want to watch it you can go to Rowdy C's homepage and look it up on your own time. Just keep in mind, I sporked Shittted! and "Elfen Lied." That should tell you something about how bad this is.
The only comic they have that seems to be available on the market is called "Samurai Chef," which is a pretty clever little twist on the Iron Chef concept, with two teams preparing dishes--but the object is not to eat them but to see how well they stand up to being attacked by the judge, the Samurai Chef in question! Obviously this isn't a comic that provokes thought or makes bold artistic statements, but it's cute and wildly entertaining. Pretty much all the anime AND all the chef archetypes you care to name are in this comic and are all instantly recognizable: the strong, silent type; the motor-mouthed, overeager announcer and his meeker assistant; and so on. I'd say it was light-years better than Twisted! but that would be damning it by faint praise. What I will say is that it pretty much ended up being everything I had hoped Twisted! would be--a tale of wacky anthro creatures having fun, creative adventures that you could just relax and enjoy.
If you want to buy these people's stuff, I wouldn't know how easy that is because I haven't actually tried ordering British things from America. You're welcome to give it a try if you want to get something, though. And if you ever do happen to be in England and at one of the events they attend, I would recommend checking them out.
The English dub bears commentary as well--overall it isn't that great, but it does have some interesting spots, like a young Wendee Lee as the blue magic knight Umi, and Lex Lang of all people (who also played Sano in "Rurouni Kenshin," for the record) as the evil emperor Zagato.
I'll be watching "Slayers" later this summer too, so I'll be interested to make comparisons (I know both shows are very girl-power heavy, which is pretty damn awesome).
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Sooooo, I have here my current year-end Anime Calendar!
The Anime Calendar is my scheme for which anime I watch at which time of year (as well as when I'll be most likely to write fanfiction, say, for any given anime). I created this scheme when I was a senior in high school, based around certain things I noticed about my favorite anime; and I've been using it for my own amusement ever since. Of course, since then there have been a lot of things that I've added, moved, and subtracted as I gain and lose interest in watching certain things and as my thoughts and feelings on anime change. I'm hoping that by next year I'll have this calendar finalized based on the best of the anime I've seen. Here's the current lineup:
( The calendar )
( Added This Year )
1) Actually friggin' FINISH my long fanfics about my favorite Pokemon characters
2) Actually friggin' do any other creative projects I've had in the works for awhile now
3) Actually friggin' decide how to best participate in the environmental movement
4) Draft my perfect Anime Calendar and track down all anime in it to add to my collection
The animals you can adopt are as follows:
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And maybe its follow-up too, for completeness.
The author principally focuses on Harry Potter, but these same ideas can be said to apply to every fandom everywhere, so no matter if you're in Harry Potter fandom or not, you should read it.
Anyway, there's a couple of things I'm looking out for that I think I might have missed the first time around. First of all, I intend to determine conclusively this time whether or not I think Lua Klein is my favorite character. It's been a suspicion of mine for a little while that she is, but I've never had the guts to actually say it because her role is relatively minor. However, now that I've confessed to liking the most unlikable character in all of "Shiki" I think I can fess up to my having her as my favorite, if indeed this is the case.
Speaking of "Shiki," I'll also be tracking Todd Haberkorn's and Ian Sinclair's characters, Firo and Dallas (respectively). I've only rewatched one episode and already I'm fangirling Dallas like crazy, so I wonder if I've developed a genuine soft spot for loser characters or if I'm just turning into an Ian Sinclair fangirl in general. Firo, meanwhile, is just as fun and badass as I remember him; but after the shock (in a good way) of seeing Todd Haberkorn turn over a new leaf in "Shiki" I'm not sure if I find Firo refreshing or boring since he plays those kinds of roles so often. And then there's J. Michael Tatum, who provides the voice of Seishiro in "Shiki" and Isaac in "Baccano!" Now, what's interesting is that in both of these shows his characters have fairly similar mannerisms--but they're treated very differently simply because of the overarching tone of the show (heart-wrenching horror drama vs. twisted black comedy).
So far I've only rewatched one episode, but already I'm seeing things I didn't catch the first time around. For example, Luck and Firo actually mention the Rail Tracer in the very first episode--though they don't reveal who he is or what his business is. Additionally, for some reason, I did not remember ever getting to see the Daily Days's Vice President's face. But apparently you do see it quite a lot in the first episode. For that matter, I'd also forgotten just how sexy Kent Williams's voice is in that role!
So... yeah. BACCANOOOOOOOOO!!!!
I just happen to own a copy of Redline since I asked my mom to get it for me, and, well, it was just as much fun as I remembered it from Genericon this past year. I'm virtually certain my parents and sister loved it too (because how could you not?). It really is one of those shows that's just more fun to watch in a large group, so you can all laugh together.
I find this hilarious, because this Halloween I watched a ton of really deep, meaningful, serious anime; and Redline, let's face it, is a far cry from being a show that provokes thought. But you know, sometimes it's just good to kick loose with something fun.
This was the result.
It's not the exact wording, but it'll do XD