This is the one show that people always bring up when someone speaks about Pokemon, so why don’t we make a piece on it for nostalgia’s sake? Today won’t be much different from the article we had yesterday. The only major difference is perhaps the show we speak of and the way we do it.
We’ll start off today with a review of Claymore, a title that I could have sworn to have reviewed already but that seems to be missing from the site entirely. What better way to fix that than making a shiny new review cycle for both the anime and manga?
Let’s hop on to a manga that I came across with during a lazy browsing session, shall we? This title has an anime adaptation on its way this month, one that I won’t be bothering much with because of a simple reason.
Hey there folks, there are some good things coming our way in the next few months (like a whole new year of anime and manga) but I would love to take this chance and do a quick review of a title I followed closely for a while. I say for a while because I pretty much forgot it existed until today.
Fate/Stay Night is kind of a big deal around here and most of the internet. It’s one of those licenses that stand out with original characters, plots and ideas that are wild enough to workm and show the world that anime goes a step beyond. This movie was a part of that, and yet…
Hey! It’s been a while since we stopped to address you, dear reader. Let us correct that grave oversight with a simple, community oriented article. We want to tell you why we write what we write, but more importantly ask you if you like it or not. Watch as this article gets hardly any views in a cruel twist of fate!
And here we bring you the closing entry of our review cycle, whether you read it or not. Was there any reason to dedicate three articles to Akira while other titles got a single one? Yes, not only because it’ll be soon subjected to the horrors of a Hollywood adaptation, but also because many other titles would not exist without its influence. Besides, it’s really worth your time to get to know it and for that we welcome you to our third entry!
Some titles make a seamless transition from one medium to the other, but as we mentioned before on our article, “Anime and Manga: A Broken Link,” this doesn’t happen very often. Bokurano (also known as “Bokurano: Ours”) is sadly one of those titles where something was lost in translation; not something huge, but you can still feel the lingering sensation that something is off.
It’s been a while since we reviewed a manga (or anything for that matter), so we have a special review for you! This manga is rather famous around the internet, has an interesting premise, and it happens to be a mixed bag of both good and bad. So, let us spice things up and skip right into this review!
You probably heard of this one before, but have you seen it? If not, then shame on you! This is easily one of the greatest anime titles ever made, and we say that without much hype. See, this title wasn’t a “niche” kind of anime; it could be seen by anyone who had a taste for action, drama and the noir genre. It appealed to a great target audience that went beyond anime, so prepare to read a bit and watch much more, because you’ll HAVE to watch this someday.
Today’s review can be considered as a means of apology for our recent lack of activity. We hope you enjoy one of the most popular animes from the 90’s, and strangely enough, a favorite of mine. Read on and find out if you would be suited to the charming and engaging world of Cardcaptor Sakura!
Today we bring you a quiet, refined, and moderately action-y anime for your consideration. This show isn’t really that old since it ran from October 8, 2003, to February 19, 2004, yet many would be inclined to call it “a classic.” Fans of drama, intrigue, and semi-realism will be in for an interesting combination.
Here at AnimeMB we have a silent rule, “keep it family friendly.” Today, we give that rule a run for its money as we jump into a review for the one of the most offensive and obscene anime of the last decade, all while keeping it classy of course.
Well it certainly has been a long while since our last article and we apologize for that. Our one (and only) writer caught a bad case of Chickenpox and that “kiddie” illness sure beats the crap out of adults. So as a means to apologize to you all and jump back on track we are giving you a review of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, now available in theatres!
Are you tired by the modern vampire archetype? Do you miss the days when vampires were creatures of the night that preyed on human blood and displayed supernatural powers? Well, odds are you already know of this title if you happen to be in that crowd, but there’s no reason not to go back to Alucard’s violent and stylish take on vampirism.
Here at AnimeMB we are still coming down from the holiday craze. So instead of giving you a rather bland set of news (nothing really interesting has happened) we have decided to let you speak up. What are your favorite titles and why? What makes anime really good for you? We want to know, so just jump ahead to the forums and tell us!
The year is coming to a close and so we have decided to present to you a, “Decade List,” allowing us to break away from the tedium of reporting news that garner three or so comments in hopes of striking an interesting conversation. Be warned this list is highly biased as it comes straight out of my personal opinion, both as a writer and an otaku.
The year is coming to a close and so we have decided to present to you a “Decade List,” allowing us to break away from the tedium of reporting news that garner three or so comments in hopes of striking an interesting conversation. Be warned that this list is highly biased as it comes straight out of my personal opinion, both as a writer and an otaku.
We’ll tell you right now that this week hasn’t been “big” so far, but that’s no reason to stop reporting at all. We hereby bring you little news-worthy announcement and a bit of commentary that’s sure to interest more than just one of you (out of our like three readers.)
Those of you with nothing better to do this summer should go now in search for a newspaper because Ghibli’s Earthsea hit theatres this Friday, and so far it’s going strong. Read on for a list of theatres in case you feel like catching it yourself, and a short review for those who feel like getting the DVD and checking it out.
Here we present a review that no true anime site can be without: Rurouni Kenshin, also known as Samurai X, was one of the greatest shows of its time and went to become a timeless classic. Yet there’s a dark side to all of this, a dark side many didn’t get to know…
Neon Genesis Evangelion is as influential as it is popular and some would even go and call it over rated; others would call it a masterwork….there’s no middle ground here, folks. Hate it or love it.
Are you bored with what conventional anime has to offer? Perhaps it is time to die…or at least to check out the offerings of the gloomy Ai Enma in “Hell Girl” otherwise known as “Jigoku Shōjo: Girl from Hell”. Prepare to see what death is like.
It’s a trap! It really is! School Days is an anime that at first seems to be family friendly and light hearted only to grow darker and come to a conclusion that will bring many fans that were misguided into thinking it was “cute” to tears.
Elfen Lied is built on a great set of characters and has enough action to keep things interesting, especially for those fans who love the bloody bits and pieces of anime. The anime and manga differ greatly, but both are strong enough to be taken as examples of how adult themes can be used to convey a wonderful story without being senselessly violent or overly sexual.
MAGIC! Well, to be fair, there really is a lot of magic going on in this anime (seeing how it’s based around mages) but the real magic comes from the overall message of the show that is packed with a relaxed and tender story geared towards who enjoy a bit of simplicity and wonder.
Some know it and some do not but barely anyone hates it. Clannad is an excellent anime in terms of animation and character design that is likely to charm more than one viewer. Prepare for something that’s not completely different, but unique enough to stand out in the crowd.
This might very well be one of the seminal works for the mecha genre where action, comedy and drama mix together to create a great classic. This show is a must watch for a hardcore fan of mechas and the so called “Space Operas”.
If you like comedy and slice of life then you may know this one by now, but if that’s not the case then it’s time to do something about it! Azumanga Daoih is an anime that you simply can’t miss. If you are a fan of quirky schoolgirls this will be more than just your cup of tea. If you have some time to kill this summer, this anime won’t let you down.
Hollywood tends to screw up on adapting most things to film. This is especially true for anime; sometimes it’s horrible, other times its just sad and in some cases, its tragically hilarious. But the general consensus is that they barely resemble the source at all, but why?
Yesterday I read an adult romance manga called, Alcohol, Shirt and Kiss, by Yuko Kuwabara. Since this was the debut comic from the author, my sister and I decided to be lenient with our final review of the story, but first published work or not, this manga was an enormous letdown!
I stumbled upon this anime a few months ago, by such a total chance that had I not been surfing the web instead of being more productive and not seen a small picture of our main character, Neuro Nogami in someone’s forum signature, I’d probably be none the wiser to this story.
I attended the one night event screening of the Eureka Seven movie and while it appeared most of the audience disliked the film, I enjoyed it very much. There was also a ‘making of’ bit after the credits, which was a half hour about the transition of the movie from Japanese to English, problems encountered and Q&As…
So I just returned from one of the last screenings of Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone in New York City and I must say, I am incredibly let down by what I watched. When I say that only the most diehard of Evangelion fans will enjoy this, I mean it.
The last time I watched Akira was in 2005 after my friend, big into sci-fi anime, convinced me I’d love it. Love turned out to be too strong of a word, in fact, I really didn’t like it at all, but I was able to respect the piece for what it has done for the anime community and what it accomplished for its time.
Do I have you intrigued? Metropolis is based on the comic by Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy) with the script being written by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and the animation by Madhouse Studios (Death Note, Devil May Cry and Paranoia Agent). The film is a highly imaginative, strange and heartbreaking tale, complete with robots.
Angel Sanctuary is definitely both an anime and manga that I’d warn is not for the weak of heart, as the concept deals with, war, angels, demons, incest, blood, cross dressing, resurrection, swords, and underlying tones of shonen ai, to be brief. Despite its heavy load of emotional and physical turmoil, this is an absolutely fascinating show and beautifully animated on top of it.
I bought Trigun recently on DVD because all I had were vague memories of a good show with an interesting and conflicted blond man as the main protagonist, but little else resided in memory since this was from when the show aired on Cartoon Network, dubbed and edited.
Twilight of the Dark Master is a forty-five minute anime based off the one-shot manga of the same name created by, Saki Okuse. It is essentially the story of demons and guardians, one side meant to destroy humans and the other meant to protect them. In the year of 2089, Tsunami Shijo is one of the few remaining guardians left on the planet, overlooking…
I understand that this show has been available for several years and being a Satoshi Kon work, is quite popular, but could you believe I’ve still met people who’ve never watched Paranoia Agent? Paranoia Agent is a mystery and psychological thriller, created by a wide array of unusual ideas Satoshi said he had left over after his previous pieces…
I was able to see an advanced screening of Miyazaki’s Ponyo, before the debut of the film to over 800 theatres nationwide in the United States on August 14, 2009. The animation, as expected, was absolutely stunning, the use of color and animals in this film is just as beautiful as the teaser trailers hinted.