HAPPY BIRTHDAY To The Unstoppable NANA MIZUKI!!!

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HAPPY 35th BIRTHDAY TO "Nan-Chan"/"NanaMi", NANA MIZUKI -Born January 21, 1980!!

And, while we're on the same subject, it turns out tha Nan-Chan has also turned

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!!!   See, she started as a Seiyuu in 1998---on "FLINT, THE TIME DETECTIVE" (which we in The States recieved over the FOX KIDS Network the following year--dubbed).   So, Ms. Mizuki is now one of The Cult Of 17-Year-Olds, three of which, Yui Horie, Eri Kitamura and Yukari Tamura, she's currently acting alongside of as of this posting.  Currently airing on CRUNCHYROLL here in The States (via TOKYO MX) is " DOG DAYS'' " (that's DOG DAYS 'Double Dash'---or Season 3!!), and the gang is all there.  A prolific Pop Idol as well, Ms. Mizuki has already dropped a new single featuring the OPENING SONG of DOG DAYS 3, as well as the 2nd CLOSING SONG of the OTHER show currently airing (also on TOKYO MX and CRUNCHYROLL):  "CROSS ANGE:  RONDO OF ANGELS AND DRAGONS".

I'm gonna be nice to Nan-Chan, and NOT POST ANY PHOTOS of the amazing--and infamous--CROSS ANGE...


...
until NEXT  TIME, when I'll
SEE  YA',  THEN!!

PS:  OK...so, I lied...Sue Me!!   "CROSS ANGE:  RONDO OF ANGELS AND DRAGONS" --
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(No offense to "DOG DAYS", but, the pure badassary of this [VERY!!] Late-Night Anime [airs at 1:30 AM, Japan Time, Saturday/Sunday on TOKYO MX] is something to behold.)

NEXT TIME, Ya'll!!!

My One-Year Trek Thru Anime-Land in 2014

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TRUST ME!!!   THIS WAS THE IMAGE--and EVENT--WHICH SOLIDIFIED AMERICAN ANIME FANDOM IN 2014!!

And, that's where I'm gonna begin:  Virtual Idol Hatsume Miku INVADES The DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW on CBS!!  No, you're NOT dreaming--it happened.  GOOGLE IT!!

NOW, time to cut to the chase:  ANIME OF THE YEAR---   we have 2:

"AI TENCHI MUYO" and "AKAME GA KILL".

First, "AKAME GA KILL" --

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It gets ANIME OF THE YEAR nods for it's all-out absurdity.  Now, don't get me wrong:  Death and Anime ain't no new phenomenon.  Neither is worshipping Professional Assassins (that's the plot of ANY Ninja story).  But, AKAKILL was probably the most way-out type of it's genre...and it tried to play most of it off as comedy.  First off, this show--by the last two episodes--broke the cardinal rule of storytelling (NEVER Kill Off The MAIN CHARACTER!!!---but, they DID!!!), and second, most of the killings were so over the top, it was hard to take things seriously (I mean, how many GIRLS are gonna get their arms forcibly amputated before all is said and done here, huh?).  Mamiko Noto was one fo the FIRST to be offed (her character, SHEELE, went out in gruesome fashion...even for an anime that specialized in this shit!), while Yukari Tamura used this show to go beyond her usual jerkass roles, and steal the hearts of the entire Anime Community the world over when she (as MINE) was taken out.  THEN--they took out the story's MAIN CHARACTER (Soma Saito's TATSUMI--whom all the girls wanted, but who's heart was taken by MINE--the character played by Yukarin, you jackasses!).  This brings us to a real exercise in absurdity, LADY ESDEATH, played by SATOME AKESAKA.  First off---bitch is FINE---

(even in Real Life)

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(See--what I tell ya'!!!)

---and SHE'S the ONE being STALKED!!!  No Really...it's in the news  (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-06/voice-actress-satomi-akesaka-reports-twitter-user-to-police-due-to-harassment/.82939
).  Sadly, NOBODY REALLY GAVE A DAMN ABOUT Sora Amamiya's AKAME...even though the show was named AFTER her, and even if she herself is ALSO a CUTIE in Real Life:
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Yea, no stalkers for her.  Sad.  Oh well, I guess being a mediocre actress does have it's benefits.  Still, AKAKILL was beyond anything I've seen of this genre, which includes (the slightly better) BLADE AND SOUL (of which Ms. Amamiya played Jin Varrel!).  Oh well, moving along to.....

AI TENCHI MUYO!!

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Not only did this live up to my expectations, but it was the perfect INTRO to the current Otaku Generation who've only really HEARD about TENCHI MUYO from thier older friends.  For starters:  the GANG was all PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR (except for Etsuko Kozakura's RYO-OHKI--although we did get a silent cameo in the final episode--and Queen Yumi Takeda as AEKA, who was replaced...and decently, too!!...by Haruhi Nanao of AH! MY BUDDAH fame).  Also, Nao Toyama--yup, our cute CHIRO from THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER!--has stepped up to the drama plate that has made MANY A LEGENDARY SEIYUU during the TENCHI MUYO Series.  She played MOMO, and this story had elements of MOMOTARU THE GREAT (including expys of that legend's characters)--just like ANOTHER series this year, which I'll get to later.  THE BIG HIGHLIGHT of this ENTRY (which was delivered as daily shorts---no, really!!) was to see Yuko Mitzutani's MIHOSHI finally ARREST--let me REPEAT THAT!!--ARREST Yuko Kobayashi's WASHUU!!!  Man, I've waited 23 years for that shit, and it was worth it!!   Oh yea--Ayako Kawasumi took the "Kiyone"-role as a Galaxy Police Officer-Disguised-As-A-School Teacher-With-A-Dominatrix Nature (HA!!!), who turned Tenchi into a "Sexy Bitch"--
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--uhhhhhhh...yea.  Tenchi was "trapping", ya'll!  HEY, while we're on the subject of "Traps", three words:

"SECRET PRINCESS HIMEGOTO"!!

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(You're welcome!!   Damn, who wouldn't WANT to HIT THAT...even if she..uhh, HE..is "packing"!)

MOVING ALONG, let's talk about........PEACHES!!!!!!!!    Mmmmmmmmmmm...PEACHES!!!!!
"MOMO KYUN SWORD" (starring Ayana Taketatsu as MOMO[taro]!)

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Along with AI TENCHI MUYO, this was one of the 2 Anime that turned "Peach-Boy" into a "Girl With Nice Peaches"--and the only one which was consistent, to an extent, with the main legend.  Speaking of Ayana-chan, there was also "DATE-A-LIVE 2"...which went for 10 Episodes (on purpose), and was kinda lackluster compared to the slam-bang Season 1.  "Silly-Ass" Maaya Uchida was onboard for that ride, but even her silly ass couldn't help it.  ALTHOUGH, Uchii and Nobunaga Shimazaki joined forces again, this time with Sumire Uesaka and Yoko Hikasa, for "ORE TWINTAIL NI MARIMASU":
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Probably the FASTEST 13 EPISODES in Anime History---and it was non-filling, like a Twinkie:  You eat one thinking you're gonna get full, then you forget you had one 5 minutes later.  (Although, TAIL RED was cute, and TAIL YELLOW was Nasty-Assty, and Twoearle (played by Uchii) was even nastier!!)

Ohhhhh, kayyyy---"TERRA ForMARS":

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All that goddamn hype wasted on some BULL-SHIT!!!  13 EPISODES of NOTHING GETTING ACCOMPLISHED.  That's the problem with the Shonen Genre:  they waste 5 episodes on what is supposed to be a 2 hour battle, and take up half the show's episode run on some meticulously animated punches, kicks, bone-shatters, blood-splatters...and in slow-fuckin'-motion, too!!  It also didn't help that the...."Roaches"...looked like MANDIGO/SAMOAN Warrior-Wrestlers, and that there were NO BLACK Astronauts involed in the mission to erradicate them and claim Mars for Mankind.  SO, when the Roaches started using NUKES on these poor bastards---NO, REALLY!!!, the game changed completely.  So, by episode 13, we're left with a cliffhanger in what was actually revealed to be a SUICIDE MISSION all along!!  HA!    Moving On:

"PARASYTE-The MAXIM" (featuring the full-series RETURN of Trouble Girl, Aya Hirano as "Migi")

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Damn right, they get the Cast Photo, because the show is living up to expectations.  Already into it's 2nd Cour as of this posting, it's taken 20 years for this story to transfer from Manga to Anime (there's even a Live-Action Film coming out, via TOHO!). PARASYTE is making my (current)Wednesday nights worthwhile, and Hirano is back in top form.  Naw, she's not about to get stupid and screw up here, like she did with QUEEN'S BLADE.

2014 was also the YEAR in which THE GIRLS SMELT--and TASTED--GOOD (if you CATCH me)!!!!   No, I'm Serious!!  We're talking the good ol' fashioned MUFF DIVING; CLAM SLURPING; CHICKEN LICKING;  you know....PUSSY EATING (or implications thereof!).   About 4 different shows this year had some (un-)lucky dude (or lady) with Their Face In The Place:

1.  RAIL WARS---it was a forced perspective camera-angle scene to make it LOOK Like "lunchtime" (hint, hint), but in reality, it was the hero tying a tournoquet to the heroine's thigh (NO--REALLY!!);

2.  MOMO KYUN SWORD---with Inugami, the Dog God, trying to get Momo's..uhhhmm.."scent" by sniffing  UNDER her SKIRT(no, really!).

BUT, the most BLATANT EXAMPLES were in--

3. (SURPRISE!!)AI TENCHI MUYO---3 TIMES!!!!!   Nao-chan's MOMO to Masami Kikuichi's TENCHI!!!  Landing on his FACE...not counting a Bath Scene with her naked booty near Tenchi's (underwater) face, while shielding him from the other girls.

Still,  the classic muff-dives to end them all belong to:

4.  CROSS ANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!    Ohhhhhhh, baby...CROSS ANGE!!!!!!!

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CURRENTLY, a (record!!!) 4 TIMES BETWEEN NANA MIZUKI's "Ange" and MAMORU MIYANO's (appropiately named--for you FLEETWOOD MAC fans!) "Tusk"---and they're all "accidental"...riiiight!   MIND YOU--in ANOTHER SHOW, these two are Cousins-Who-Are-Also-Heroes-From Earth-Called To The World Of Biscotti (hint, hint).  So, enjoy it on this show, because when DOG DAYS DOUBLE-DASH starts (about 2 days AFTER this posting), these 2 will be "cousins" once more.  OH YEA--Yui Ogura's CHRIS diving into Yukari Tamura's HILDA's...uhh, "pool"..during their...err..."scenes"!!   Yea, CROSS ANGE--already in IT'S 2nd Cour--has become the trashiest, most controversial "scare-the-reviewers" anime in a long while (this, despite coming in the very same year as TERRA ForMARS, PARASYTE, BLADE AND SOUL, and AKAME GA KILL...so, go figure!).  I won't go into too much detail, but I will say this:  RACISM--with a Capitol "R", on ANN.com (no--really...go check the page for CROSS ANGE on ANN!!) has never been so....wow, man.  I mean, I'm saying this as a Black Man, myself.  In this case, it's..."Humans" (a term I use loosley) discriminating against "Normas"---techically, ordinary GIRLS who are born without the ability to use MANA (a.k.a. MAGIC).  These innocent girls are treated worse than shit, and are captured..as BABIES and YOUNG CHILDREN..and taken to a Prison-Camp called ARZENAL, to be used as Cannon-Fodder to "protect" the "humans world" from a interstellar species called DRAGON (it's an acronym).  Ange, herself, was a Princess who believed that she was "human", until it was revealed OTHERWISE..by her dipshit Big Brother.  Anyway, Episode 9's final minutes.....wow.  (Think RODNEY KING---GOGGLE HIM!)

SO, what does 2015 have in store?   Well, I did mention DOG DAYS DOUBLE-DASH (Season 3!!).  Also, Season 3 of HIGH SCHOOL DxD (season 2 went for this 10 Episode thang, like DATE-A-LIVE!!!, And MAKEN-KI!!--what's up with that?!).  Also DATE-A-LIVE is putting out an original movie, which isn't "RINNE: UTOPIA"--dang.   Oh yea, ATTACK ON TITAN 2, before the year is out.

MAN, 2014 was hard to keep track of....

...oh yea, SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL, too.   Yea, can't forget that.  Nothing much to say on it, though.


SO, until NEXT  TIME, I'll
SEE  YA',  THEN!!

"My Anime Fix"(tm) on LiveJournal.com: CONQUERED!!!! (well, almost...)

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Awwwwwwwwwwwww..........  Just look at those innocent eyes, that cute face, those rosy cheeks.  Awwwwwwwwwwwww..........  Just wook at cwute widdle KATE HOSHIMIYA (SEIYUU:  Misaki Kuno). Don't you just wanna wrap her up and take her home?!  Awwwwwwwwww....yes, you do.  You know YOU DO.......

...........Well, sorry!!!  You can FORGET it, because, secretly, she goes under the name of VERENA, and this cute, innocent, little gir------------------


LITTLE BITCH WANTS TO CONQUER THE FUCKIN' WORLD!!!!!!


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MAN!!!   If there ever was some silliness to make you want SATURDAY NIGHT to come sooner, this show is the one!!   FUCK SP*CE D**DY!!!  THIS is the show that is so wrong on a thousand levels, that it's just right.  OK, here's the quick deal (gotta be quick, because WHITE LIGHT is on the lookout!!):

You got this.....errrrr, "evil organization" called ZVEZDA--

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(Yea...this bunch!!!  Yup, go figure!!!(l-to-r:  Erii Yamazaki as "Roboko", Minoru Hirota as "Goro"/"General Pepel", Mariya Ise as "Itsuka"/"Plamja", Misaki Kuno as "Kate"/"Verena", Natsuki Hanae as "Atsuka"/"Dva", Kans Hanazawa as "Natasha"/"Professor Um", and Kosuke Toriuimi as "Yasu"/"Yasu" ("Odin").)


--who are lead by a 9-year-old girl, in a "Hey ya'll, can she even WEAR that!!!"-outfit--
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(errrrrrr........uhhhhhhhh........wellllllll..........)

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(yea....like, uhhhh...whadafuq!!!)

---who has a dream of WORLD CONQUEST.  No, seriously---she's a little megalomaniac!!  Kate, and her (very) Motley Crew of dipshit dissidents want to make the world a better place, via conquest.  Hell, little firebrand even says (and this is NO JOKE, 'cuz it's in the First Episode) that this world NEEDS to be Conquered!!   (Ohhhhh, kay!)

And, before you think she's as inept as TEAM ROCKET from POKEMON....Forget It!!!   Kate Hoshimiya has her ship together (I said, "SHIP"---a'ight!!).  Yep, she's pretty effective....for a little girl.  After all, it's all about her "Little Girl Instinct"---no, that's IN THE SCRIPT, too!!!

Anyways, her team is comprised of Kate, herself;  a sexy-girl teenage assassin (who fawns over Kate and will slice you into sushi if you so much as look Kate the wrong way);  a dude who is supposed to be in charge of ground force command for the "monsters" Zvezda uses;  this older general-type who has a penchant for sweets;  a weird scientist-girl, who goes around in NOTHING but bra-and-panties and barefoot...and here Robot-girl, and finally, a draftee who was pulled into Zvezda by Kate, and is mainly in charge of keeping the house in order.


THEN, there are the..........well, the "Good Guys", WHITE LIGHT, whose job it is to stop the advance of Zvezda at all costs:

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(Rear:  Minako Kotobuki as "Miki"/WHITE EGRET and Front:  M.A.O. [Mao Ichimichi] as "Renge"/WHITE ROBIN.)
This organization is so secretive, that each member is not supposed to reveal their true identity to each other---even if they happen to go to the very same school and are standing right next to one another.  Welcome to the Post-Post 9-11 World, ya'll!!

Scary thing is, BOTH these groups have bizarre ties with one another, with a major plot-bomb being dropped (via a photograph) at the end of episode 7---which is where the series is, as of this posting.  And which is where I'm going to end this edition of "MY ANIME FIX"(tm).

So, until NEXT  TIME,  I'll
SEE  YOU,  THEN!!!


PS:  THIS IS A "NO-SMOKING" BLOG!!!   VIOLATORS WILL BE SPLASHED WITH A BUCKET OF ICE WATER AND HIT WITH THE SAME BUCKET!!---By Orders of ZVEZDA.

"RECENTLY, MY SISTER IS UNUSUAL" ("ImoCho"): Ghostly Possession and Win-cest....hmmmmmm, welll...

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(SEIYUU l-to-r:  Hisako Kanemoto, Yui Ogura, Chinami Hashimoto and Junji Majima.)

"HENNEKO's" cute little 'Stony Cat' Yui Ogura returns---and she's giving a new actress HELL!!  AND, us FANS, too!!

I added "RECENTLY, MY SISTER IS UNUSUAL" (a.k.a. "ImoCho") to my review list simply because I KNEW it was gonna be "wrong enough to get a decent person arrested"--and, I was RIGHT!!!  (HA HA!!!  BOY, was I RIGHT!!!).   First off, this show is CENSORED out it's ass....BY THE PRODUCTION COMPANY (yup, even on AT-X!!).  And most, if not ALL, of the censoring concerns The Mother Of All Chastity Belts/Bondage Thongs, worn by the protagonist of the show, Mitsuki (SEIYUU:  Chinami Hashimoto).  Now, this is Ms. Hashimoto's very first role (but, after she gets thru this shit, it might be her last!!), and wouldn't you know it, she's being "jumped in" by 18-year-old firebrand Yui Ogura.  Ahhhhh, Yui, Yui, Yui.  So "little sisterly" in "RYO-KYU-BU", so sweet in "HENNEKO" that she became Jon Stewart's 'Waifu':
What's GOOD for 'HENNEKO's' Tsukino, is GOOD for Steve Colbert!!!
(This is the Anime-Land version of The Jon Stewart Show!!!   Ohhhhhh, Tsukiko!!!)

Anyways, Yui-chan plays this perverted "ghost" named Hiyori, who possesses poor Mitsuki on occasion, so as to fall in love with Mitsuki's new step-brother, Yuya (SEIYUU:  Junji Majima), so as to allow Hiyori to finally ascend to Heaven.  Yup, nothing like some good ol' fashioned (W)incest on a nice afternoon after work to unwind..............



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WHOA!!!  HOLD ON!!!  HEY!!!  WHADAFUQ!!!  YOW!!!!!!

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Errrrrrrrr........uhhhhhhhhh......well..it's kinda like.......well, uhhhhhhmmmm...................

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Like, errrrrr......Poor Mitsuki has to WEAR THIS!!!!!   Uhhhhmmmmm.............

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Sheeeeeeeeeeeeit!!!!!!    We're goin' to HELL, for sure this time!!    Sheeeeeeeeeit!!!

Now, these images are ALL from just the first episode, where, do to....uhhhhhhhmmmm....
"Broadcast Standards" (yea, even on the usual Free-Titty/Loose-Booty AT-X channel), the scenes of Mistuki in that goddamn "Chasti........."  ......BONDAGE THONG!!......   will wind up looking like THIS:


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.........and THIS:
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......and, even THIS:
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(Yea, after seeing this BLACK BAR, I'm feeling "nostalgic" for "Ye Holy Light Of Sin-Sore-Ship", too!)

I was gonna delve a little deeper into the story and give you a few spoilers, but...............


I REALLY, TRULY, NEED A REAL HOT, SOAPY SHOWER TO WASH ALL THIS OFF OF ME!!!! 


Now, before you say some shit like:  "That's it---Dude finally PUSSIED OUT!!!", I'll have you know that THAT couldn't be farther from the truth.  For Crying Out Loud---I'M the guy who championed "MANYUU HICKENCHOU", "QUEEN'S BLADE", "ANGEL BLADE", "LADIES VS. BUTLERS", "HEN-SEMI", "NIGHT-SHIFT NURSES", "EUPHORIA", "TENTACLE AND WITCHES", "MM!", "BLOOD ROYALE", "ONII-CHAN NO KOTO" and, yea, even that motherfuckin' "PANTY AND STOCKING WITH GARTERBELT", among others.  So yes, this is one brotha who KNOWS (and LOVES some damn good) NASTY.   

But, THIS ANIME (already 3 Episodes in, as of THIS posting) has Out-Nasty'd ME!!!!   (And to think, I'm the SAME DUDE--OSMOSIS--who had the BALLS to actually put MOZART's most Gangsta Lyrics to Music, and POST IT on Facebook!!!   So, go figure ya'll---go figure
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Yea, just go figure!!!   HA!     OSMOSIS [Und Wolfgang], "Lech Mir Den Arsch" http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12597996    Like I said, I KNOW "Nasty".  Oh Well....)

That's all for This Edition, ya'll (which is my First Edition for 2014), so HAPPY NEW YEAR, and

until NEXT  TIME,  I'll
SEE YA', THEN!!!

How I Spent My FALL 2013 ANIME SEASON

Anime-wise, FALL 2013 was pretty nice.  You had your basic TREASURES and TRASH, but, of course, that's to be expected.  And, for a change, I decided to follow through with over a half-dozen shows (which explains WHY I haven't posted anything since the End Of Summer Roundup).  Like I said, there were TREASURES, and there was TRASH---so, let's start off with the TRASH, shall we:


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(or,
"Yūsha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shūshoku o Ketsui Shimashita!!", OR "I Couldn't Become I Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided To Get A Job!!"---no, REALLY!!!)
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PLOT!!!!!     and    BACKStory!!!!!    (and, NOT the Literary Kind, either!!!)   FANSERVICE 101!!!

Which would've been a GOOD THING----provided there was some substance to this bullshit.   OK---I followed it simply because it was the LATEST in the "MAOU-YUUSHA" (Demon Babe/King and Hero/Heroine HOOKUPS) trend, which officially began with 2012's "AESTHETICS OF A ROGUE HERO" and was cemented this year with "MAOU MAOU YUUSHA".   Again, while "MAOYUU"--and the immediate Spring 2013 follow-up, "OVERLORD AT WORK"--were splendid (and downright fucking genius, if you ask me), "YUUSHIBU" was a total fuck-up.  Hey, I'm a sucka for some hot Loli Moe-tans (like Ai Austin and Tsukiko--a.k.a. Jon Stewart's WAIFU!!!  HA HA!!!!), but, Moe works best when there's a good ass story behind it.  (ASS....BEHIND....oh, shit!!!   NOVA--one of the characters in this mish-mash--was the Sexual Harassment Poster Child!!!  There was this Sir Patrick Stewart-clone always grabbing her ass!!!  HELL---bitch even offered our PROTAGONIST the opportunity to Grab Some....and his pussy-ass declined!!!!  No, FOR REAL!!!!    Sheeeeeeeeeeeet---I'd tap that round Moe Ass in a heartbeat.....**AHEM!!***  Sorry, where was I?!)

YEA---The Story (or whatever there was of it) concerned our Protagonist, Raul Chaser (SEIYUU:
Keisuke Koumoto ), who was one of the many candidates for the Hero Academy...which CLOSED OUT on them because the Demon King was dethroned!!!!  HA!!!  So, it's back to the "real world" (well, one with magic. dragons, etc.) where Raul gets a job as clerk at LEON Magic--sorta a Magic 'Radio Shack' (nevermind, a'ight!!!).  There, he meets Nova--she with the tap-able BOOTY (SEIYUU: Madoka Sowa ), mechanic girl LORE (SEIYUU:  Kumi Takaragi ), and the Lady Boss-I'd-Love-To-FaLaLaLaLa With, Seara August (SEIYUU:  Maina Shimagata ).  One day, a new girl stops by the store looking for work (well, she's all hidden under a ghetto hoodie, but, definitely a girl!!).  Her name is Fino Bloodstone (SEIYUU: Azusa Tadokoro ), she just so happens to be the PRINCESS of the Demon World.....who's looking for a job since her DAD has been defeated.   Sadly, it's all downhill from there because Raul--who wanted to be the Hero to take out the Demon King--just goes all "Big Brother" over Fino, despite the fact that she secretly LOVES him.  And, it's a 'slice-of-life' harem show from there, especially when Raul's RIVAL (and Hot Babe-Who-Works-At-RIVAL Magic 'Best Buy' Store....don't ask!!), Airi Altinate--a.k.a. "All 'A' " (SEIYUU: Kanae Iwasaki ), gets involved.   Oh, did I mention it's Boobie-Heaven?   With some BACKStory thrown in?  And no real story?!   Ohhhh-kayyyy.....

NEXT!!!!

On the HENTAI Front, we have---
"
NUKI DOKI--The Tsundere Demon And Pervert Angel's Cum-Sucking Battle!!!"  (and, NO---I'm NOT making this shit up!!!!   Ha Ha!!!)

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Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Yeaaaa!!!!!!    (and from the same cast as 2011's "Vampire", too!!!)

Trying to pick up PIXY's mantle (since that company is on "haitus"), PORU has brought this...well....ONE OF MY PEERS described it as "if HIGH SCHOOL DxD and SO, I CAN'T PLAY ECCHI?! were taken to their logical extremes"---and he wasn't that far off the mark.  Despite the (pixilated!!) fucking, this is more of a R-19 version of those animes, as opposed to some ultra nasty, truly xXx-rated shit like VIPER GTS.  Even 2011's/2012's TENTACLE AND WITCHES was sexier than this.
WHAT DOES MAKE THIS A KEEPER--despite it being dull in mostly all of it's departments--are the "moonlighting" superstar Seiyuu involved (as in, "Does SHE sound like
'Kugi-Kugi'?" [YES!!!] and "Is SHE 'Belldandy'?!" [YES, again!!!].).  Take out the intercourse scenes, and you can sell this as a TV-18 title.  SO--why is it BAD?!  Well, it's all "been there, done that" and there is a gratuitous demon-hunting babe character thrown in--and FORGOTTEN, just as quickly.  OH YEA--pay the DUDE in the picture NO MIND, 'cuz that's what this OAV does to him.  Yup, he's "annonymous"---just a PROP!!!.   (I swear--if that AIN'T Rie Kugimiya as our Succubus, working under a psuedonym, then I'll eat my HAT---and I AIN'T WEARIN' ONE!!)

MOVING RIGHT ALONG TO THE BEST OF THE BEST :



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Well, what did YOU think would earn that title?!  So damn good, it needs NO INTRODUCTION!!!

But, for you whiners, it's "FREEZING:  VIBRATION".    Hell-2-da-yea!!!

First off:  YES---to those who wanted to get spoilers from the Light Novel and Manga---the most controversial story arc in the entire series (with all of it's cringeworthiness and creep-factor) was pulled-off and quickly moved for the next arc.  I'm talking about "The Siblings Arc".  I won't go into detail, but if you EVER wanted to beat the living shit outta someone for doing....THINGS!!!!!!!!....to......Family!!!!!!.....it would be Satellizer El Bridgette's.....brother.....Louis.   Hats off for the animators to tackle something we shall call "The Aunt Sadie Thang".  ("It" sounds like--and RYHMES with "interest"--a'ight!)   That aside, Season 2 of FREEZING was not for the faint of heart.  Naturally, the Pandoras would fight one another to see who's the best--in all it's gory clothes-....and GIRL-....shredding glory.  But, this season also gave us the (graphic!!!) "breaking" of a major character (hats off to SEIYUU Yuko Kaida for stepping up to the plate as Elizabeth Mably!), and the shocking transformation of a likeable character into the "Monster" she's rumored to be (SEIYUU Marina Inoue's Chiffon Fairchild is N1-2FW:  Not 1-2 Fuck With!!  REALLY!!!).   And, even though MAMIKO NOTO is the STAR of FREEZING, she gingerly stepped aside to allow the rest of the cast to shine---
especially SEIYUU
Suzuko Mimori , who impressed THIS REVIEWER as Amelia Evans in this series, and even moreso as MUCIEL FAOLAN in....

"OUTBREAK COMPANY"

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Probably one of the most pleasant surprises in the entire Fall 2013 Anime Season.

QUESTION:  WHAT IS AN INVASION?!   No, really----what consitutes an invasion?   Now, that is a damn good question.  What does this have to do with something as joyful and delightful as OUTBREAK COMPANY?  you'd be surprised (HELL--I WAS!!!).   Anyways, it concerns a otaku named Shinichi (
SEIYUU:  Natsuki Hanae ), whom, after completing an online test, was drafted as an ambassador--of sorts--to The Holy Eldant Empire.  That's a country located................   .......    ............sorry, but that's CLASSIFIED.

Anyhow, once there, our fanboy hero automatically breaks bad with the Supreme Loli......uhhh, RULER!!!...of Eldant, Empress Petralka Anne Eldant III (SEIYUU: 
Mai Fuchigami ), by calling her what she IS (WARNING:  Please Do Not Attempt That At Home!!!).  Dumbass is spared from execution--just barely!!--and is put in charge of spreading Otaku culture to the native population.  Here, besides humans, you have Dragons of varying species and ethnic natures, dawrves and elves.   Even Half-Elves, like our beloved Muciel, who is appointed as Shinichi's Maid.  Oh yea, Shinichi even has a BITCH* named Elbia (SEIYUU:  Sumire Uesaka ), who loves to draw, and is possibly a spy from the rival nation of...... ......  .....that's CLASSIFIED, too.

(*Don't get mad at me for calling Elbia a 'BITCH', you dumbasses:  she's a WEREWOLF!!   'kay!!)

Oh yea, the Japanese Special Defense Force is involved--as "peace keepers" (where have we heard THAT before?), with this hotass glasses-wearing babe, Minori (SEIYUU: 
Maaya Uchida ), as Shinichi's personal bodyguard.  Sickass Yoai Fangirl wants to see Shinichi HOOK UP with Petralka's General (and Cousin!!!), Gallius (SEIYUU:  Shinichiro Miki)---and so help me if it doesn't come CLOSE a few times!!!  (I said it before, so, I'll say it again:  Ya'll YAOI FANGIRLS are ALL WRONG!!!  HA Ha Ha HA!!!!).

So, again, the question comes up:  what constitues an invasion?!  Is there EVEN one?!  And most of all, what's with the presence of the JSDF and the secrecy behind this......country?!  And, why Otaku culture?!

Yea---OUTBRAK COMPANY is like that.   Well worth your time.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG:

"The YUI-CHAN Show", or more specifically...

Part One:  "MISS MONOCHROME"-The Animation

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Android Idol/Vocaloid created by--and starring--Yui Horie.

Miss Monochrome dreams of being an Idol, much like HER Idol, Kiku-Chan (SEIYUU:  Kikuko Inoue).  Each episode is 4 minutes of cute goodness, but there's a underlying story as well.  Miss Monochrome and Kiku-chan have a past.  Say, where did those joy-riding ALIEN INVADERS come from?!  Man, I loved this one (and Yui-chan's "android" voice is a hoot!!!).  Yui-chan is involved in a couple other shows this Season, while DOG DAYS 3 is still in production.  ONE of these is the Second Half of "The Yui-Chan Show":

"GOLDEN TIME"

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Time for some hot KOKOU!!!   Think "TORADORA"--but in College.

This is one of the 2 shows I'm reviewing that is a full 2-Cours, and will pick-up with Episode 13 in the first week of January 2014.  I've never seen TORADORA (lots of my fellow blog peers are kicking my ass because of that!!!), but if it's ANYTHING like GOLDEN TIME, then I'd love to backtrack.

I'm not gonna delve into this too deeply (mainly because it's still running), but my heartstrings were tugged by SEIYUU
Ai Kayano 's portrayal of Nana "Linda" Hayashida, who has secret feelings for the male lead, Banri Tada (SEIYUU:  Makoto Furukawa), an amnesiac boy she remembered from high school, as only a friend.  ENTER KOKOU KAGA (it's Yui Horie, ya'll!!), a free-spirited, abrasive, hot-n-sexy, ASSHOLE of a babe.  No, seriously---Kokou is not a pleasant person to be around, especially in the case of certain people.  Still, she takes a liking to Banri, and the feeling is mutual.  It's also to the point of obsession, as Kokou doesn't like ANY ONE to come between her and Banri.  This takes on a heavier meaning when Banri's inner spirit begins to manifest itself.  This is the Banri BEFORE the accident where he lost his memory....the Banri who was in LOVE with Linda.  The current Banri slowly begins to realize his feelings for Linda--who, now, begins to slowly reciprocate.  But then again, there's Banri's CURRENT girlfriend, and Kokou simply ain't having none of that shit---even to the point of discovering (by accident) and CONFISCATING an old photo of Banri and Linda taken during another time and place.   MAN---this is deeeeeeeeeeep!!!!   I'm loving it!!!

NEXT :

"STRIKE THE BLOOD"

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This show has the BEST DAMN FORMAT of ANY SHOW, ever!!!!   That include your basic 13-episode Telenovela!!!

We're talking a 2 Cours series here (which will also pick up at Episode 13 in January 2014), but, instead of leaving us on true cliffhanger, we have 6 story arcs, at 4 episodes each, and we already ran through the first 3 like a breeze.  So, when this show returns in January, we will be in the 4th arc.  Sweet!!!

First off, STRIKE THE BLOOD is a Vampire Show, in the Buffy/Angel vein.  Second, it's a (drumroll, please!!!)
HAREM Anime.  Not quite a "Tenchi-Style" I-Got-ALL-The-BITCHES!! harem, but a damn good one (and, yes, it's a growing BATTLE HAREM---no Damsel In Distresses here!!).  Our Hero Vampire, Kojou Akatsuki (SEIYUU:  Hoshoya Yoshimasa) is 'The Fourth Progenator'---as in, the world's strongest vampire---and he has to be kept under "observation" by this cute middle-school hottie named Yukina Himeragi (SEIYUU:  Rina Taneda), who happens to be a Sword Shaman for The Lion King Organization--and weilds a huge battle-staff that kinda resembles the battle-shovel of a certain "Grave Keeper".   Which is fitting, since the same production company behind THE SUNDAY WITHOUT GOD is behind this.   Anyways, Kojou is no wimpy pushover, but at the same token, he's NOT Male Maze, either!!!  That's right--our Super Vampire doesn't go after the honeys (although, as a vampire, he SHOULD--right!!).  Instead, it's the other way around.  Usually, said honey wants to KILL him first (Himeragi is No Exception--although HER REASONS are Jealousy based).  All this nonewithstanding, Kojou HAS a chick who really has the hots for him, named Asagi Aiba (SEIYUU:  Asami Seto), who also has mad computer skills, but DOESN'T KNOW that Kojou is a Vampire--let alone a super powerful one.  THEN, there's Kojou and Asagi's homeroom teacher, a 26-year-old (but probably OLDER, although she LOOKS like a) LOLI, named Natsuki (-chan!!!) Minamiya (SEIYUU:  Hisako Kanemoto), a supreme witch who controls the very time/space continium in her vicinity.  She also knows MORE than she's letting on.  Buffy and Angel, eat your hearts out.

Before I continue on with the good of the season, it's back to the BAD....
...as in, BAD GIRL!!!!!!    Yuppppppppppppp, she's baaaaaaaaack!!!!!!
Let's hear it for Trouble Girl, AYA HIRANO!!!

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'Nuff-Fuckin'-Said, right!!!!

Anyway, BOTTOM ROW--2nd FROM THE RIGHT.  Yea, that's what we're talkin' 'bout:  NANAEL!!!!  It ain't QUEEN'S BLADE without Nanael.  That includes:

"QUEEN'S BLADE-VANQUISHED QUEENS" OVA ep. 2--
"HOLY GHOST VIOLATION"

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It's Layla and AIRI's turn!!!!!   Uhhhnnnn-Hunh!!!

OFFICIALLY, the VANQUISHED QUEENS stories are supposed to be what the TITLE implies:  The Bad End of our heroines AFTER the 2nd Season and prior to the 3rd Season.  In the first OVA--which, according to the timeline, takes place AFTER Episode 6 of BEAUTIFUL WARRIORS, but just before REBELLION--Tomoe and Nowa were captured and tortured by Dogura and Branwen, with Nowa eventually becoming a Hinamoto Preistess, while Tomoe fell into debauchery---no, seriously!!

HOLY GHOST VIOLATION does not fall into that mode, at all.  If anything, this episode is (technically) the Sequel to Episode 5 of
BEAUTIFUL WARRIORS---only THIS TIME, Aya Hirano didn't fuck with the script, like she did THAT episode.  Doesn't matter though, because this is a silly episode.  AND, Nanael sports a new look.  Anyways, this epsiode takes place about a few decades AFTER Rebellion, as BOTH Nanael AND Layla are dropckicked outta heaven (the main running joke for these two!) for an "indescretion" caused by a "miracle" from Layla.  These 2 stooges crash into a tavern, just as AIRI (Kanae Itou) is about to make a meal out of some bastards who are starting trouble.  The bar is owned by a young miss, who also takes care of her kid brother on cutches.  Airi gets mushy when she sees this boy, because he reminds her of Rana---
and, a PHOTO of the PARENTS of these two doesn't help matters, either.  (Yup, the boy LOOKS just like his DAD---whom AIRI used to KNOW!!   We'll leave it at that.)

Well, Airi teams up (reluctantly) with the Heavenly Duo to battle "that indescretion", and is mistaken for a wingless angel, by the boy---who, by then, is miraculously healed.

Great to see Nanael back, and to realize what was only hinted at in REBELLION with Layla, but it was even better to see Airi again...and ANOTHER friend of hers (whom shall remain nameless, but I will say this:  SHE wasn't voiced by her Original Seiyuu, due that actresses battle with Autoimmune Syndrome last year---SHE BEAT IT, and is BACK!!!).

OK, TWO MORE:
First,
"COPPELION"

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If there was ever an Anime that had the quality of a classic TOHO Sci-Fi Film, it was THIS ONE!!!!

COPPELION---the first thing you're gonna notice, is the LOOK.  And HOW the CHARACTERS are (a)out of place with the backgrounds, and (b)how the color-scheme is purposely 'washed out'.  It all added to the sheer eeriness of the post-nuclear
meltdown that hit Tokyo in this series.  Think Chernyobl!!!   It's just that same barren emptiness.  Into this desolated, uninhabitable former capitol comes 3 girls (SEIYUUS  Haruka Tomatsu, Kana Hanzawa and Satomi Akesaka)----and they aren't wearing ANY protective gear.  Genetically engineered "dolls", they were created to withstand nuclear radiation, so as to go into places--like "after Tokyo"--and retrieve human survivors/stragglers.  The first 4 episodes were, as far as I'm concerned, a stand-alone work of great science fiction (thus, the TOHO allusion).   It only got "campy" during the second section with the arrival of RIVAL "dolls", the Ozu Sisters, played by Yui Horie and Maaya Sakamoto.  HERE'S where you Otaku chops also come into play:  the CREATORS of the Anime took a pot-shot at Maaya Sakamato, mainly due to the parts she has been known to play (hey, look her up in ANN).  By time the 3rd Section rolled around, it started to get a bit serious again...just a bit.   Mainly, it was a race to GET OUT of Tokyo before the Fallout Cloud hits that place like a hurricane....only with the Ozu Sisters throwing a monkey wrench into the whole thing.  Before the whole story is over, you're gonna get a good feeling in your heart as you learn what it REALLY means to be.......Human.

And FINALLY, the SERIES that FOLKS SHOULD'VE BEEN WATCHING, but were skittish about:

"SEKATSUYA"
(or, "Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!" a.k.a. "Wanna Be The Strongest In The World!!", OR "In JAPAN, Even Our POP STARS Can Kick Your Ass!!")

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This is ABOUT Women's Professional Wrestling.  DON'T THINK WWE/WWF, or TNA.   THINK ALL-JAPAN PRO!!!

YOUTUBE BANNED THE FIRST PREVIEW OF SETSUYA!!!!   No, I'm NOT shitting you---they TOOK IT DOWN!!!
All because of Sakura Hagiwara (SEIYUU:  Ayana Taketastu) writhing in agony of a Boston Crab from Rio Kanzawa (SEIYUU:  Haruka Tomatsu), while her breasts were sweating and heaving as she was giving us the show info.  No Nudity--just agonizing screams and heaving chest (OH---and Rio's ASS planted FIRMLY on Sakura's shoulders and pointed at the camera).

That's right:  It's all about the screams of pain and some very intimate angles.  BUT, do NOT (let me reitterate!!)--Do NOT Expect A PEEP SHOW from SEKATSUYA, because, despite the angles and a couple of shower scenes (literally---only about 3-4 shower/bath scenes throughout the whole series), this show is about wrestling.  As in:  the HOLDS that can literally CRIPPLE you for LIFE!!!   There are authentic Full/Half-Boston Crabs, Indian Deathlocks, Sleeper Holds, Step-Over Toe Holds, Figure Fours, Abdominal Octopus Holds and Full Nelsons all applied in this anime--and the angles (especially those supposedly sexy crotch angles) EMPHASIZE them.  In one scene, Sakura is bent back so far that you can see the BEND near the small of her back.

Scary thing is, Sakura doesn't give in and quit.  I was expecting wardrobe malfunctions galore, but instead came away from this with a big smile that Studio Arms played it straight (although, they could've been THEMSLEVES--but didn't.).

Now, in the past, I have seen Rumiko Takahashi's MARIS THE CHOJO and Kenichi Sonada's WANNA-BE'S, but those were played for laughs and done in a fantasy situation.  SEKASTUYA didn't BULLSHIT you!!!  Sakura DID NOT WIN her first 65 MATCHES!!!  Let that sink in for a moment.  She went out there and got the living shit beat out of her, but she never gave up.  How did all this start?  All because her Idol Group's manager was looking for a cross-promotional with Women's Pro Wrestling.  Just like Idol Singers take pride in what they do, so do wrestlers---and they don't take kindly to anyone belittling their sport.  The only thing close to a kayfabe ("reality") "story-line" is during the final arc, when Sakura meets up with the "assassin" from the rival Promotion, Blue Panther.  The MATCH wasn't pretty!!!   But, in the end, Sakura was given a choice:  Wrestling or Idol Singing.  Her answer was obvious.

STILL, if you're looking for the real ecchi in SEKASTUYA, wait for the DVD/BD Extras.  Yea, it gets silly--a whole world away from the parent series.  Think a QUEEN'S BLADE or FREEZING OVA, and you'll get the point.

WHEW!!!!!!!    WHOOOOOO-DOGGGIE!!!!   That's THAT--until after January!!!

DATE A LIVE 2 begins in April, with The Yamai Sisters to start things off, so I'll be looking for that.
SUPER SONICO.........uhhhhhhhh...I'll THINK about it.
MY SISTER IS UNUSUAL:  ghostly possession and Win-cest....hmmmmmm, welll...
SAILOR MOON 2014......hmmmmmmm

"SPACE DANDY"

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Sorry, but FUCK NO!!!!  I'm Serious!!!!  THIS IS PURE BULLSHIT!!!!  And I'm NOT gonna waste my time on it.  Plain and M-F-N Simple!!!!


Well, that's about it until January 2014.

So, until NEXT  TIME, I'll
SEE  YA',  THEN !!!

My SUMMER ANIME 2013 Favorites (and a COSPLAY Bonus, too!)

Well, SUMMER ANIME SEASON 2013 is practically finished, with the FALL ANIME 2013 Season about ready to kick into gear (mainly, with "FREEZING:  Vibration" taking the lead on FRIDAY, October 4, 2013, on AT-X).

Wasn't that much of an eventful Summer for me (I was surprised that the second season of "RYO-KU-BU" didn't get as much of a pop as the first--and definitely much better--one).  Plus---there was "FREE" (HA!!!).  **AHEM!!**  Anyways, I do have a small group of favorites which tied me over this (very mild--so I was OUTSIDE, most of the time!!) summer.   Let's start of with MY #1 SHOW for Summer Anime Season 2013:

"THE SUNDAY WITHOUT GOD" Starring Aki Toyasaki, Mamiko Noto and Eri Kitamura


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(Yup--it gets the GIF, so I hope I don't CRASH your DEVICES.)

I LOVED this show.  At first, I was worried because this is the first Anime I watched with Toya-aki as the lead (usually, she's a sidekick or part of the ensemble), and I must say:  I was fucking impressed.  She wasn't a nimrod (like in K-ON and MANYUU HIKENCHOU) nor was she the shy imouto-type (like in QUEEN'S BLADE:  REBELLION)--although, the character of Ai Astin would sorta count as a imouto.  Here, in THE SUNDAY WITHOUT GOD, we have a sorta "Zombie Apocalypse" going on, with a "new race" called "GRAVE KEEPERS" keeping everything in check.  Ai IS a Grave Keeper.  She's also half-human (Grave Keepers are, technically, cloned Reapers--no, REALLY!!).  Oh---Ai's also 12-going-on-13.  No biggie, right?  Well, you know how it is when it comes to Zombie Apocalypses--the BIRTHRATE drops to ZERO.  In this case, that's what happened 15 years prior to the story.  HELL---people actually stopped DYING!!!  What I meant was, say you're in a auto accident that would've broken you up a million-ways-to-next week.  You'd walk away from it--a bit mutilated--but "alive", in an undead way.  And still with your wits about you.  Slowly decaying over time, but living on like all is normal.  Here's where Ai and her ilk come in:  it's her job to give you a proper burial, so that you will never come back.  BUT--what really IS going on in this "post-GOD" world?  Let's just say that "the Magic is back", so be careful WHAT you WISH for.  And, I hope we get a Second Season out of this.

NEXT UP:

"DOG AND  SCISSORS" Starring Marina Inoue, Takahiro Sakurai and Shizuka Ito


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(I never thought an Anime about reading and feuding authors--no, I'm SEROUS!!--can be so damn funny!)

Poor Kazuhito.  He's a bookworm who has a favorite author--who's responsible for a great series, with one yet-to-be-completed entry--who saves a mysterious-looking chick in a diner from a robber, and losing his own life in the process.  Well, KARMA comes to his 'after-rescue' (mainly because Kazuhito never got around to finish reading his favorite series by his favorite author), and reincarnates him as a long-haired Dachshund--who winds up being purchased by that same dog-loving mysterious-looking chick....who also happens to be Kazuhito's FAVORITE AUTHOR.  "Kirihime Natsuno" (her pen name) is all of 20-years-old, a child prodigy who published her first novel at 12, and is able to afford to live in a High Rise Condo.  Bitch also has a slight sadistic streak--she carries around a pair of scissors the size of a Winchester .45, and uses them, mainly on poor Doggie Kazuhito, just to keep him in line.  And, if you think SHE'S a Piece-Of-Work, well that appears to be the running joke of this whole GONZO series:  ALL THE BABES ARE WHACK-JOBS!!!   Natsuno's Editor (played by Anime's current "SASS--Sick And Sexy Sister!!", Shizuka Ito) is old enough to be Nat-chan's  Mother Aunt, and is a raving perverted masochist who looks at the younger novelist as HER Master--and Nat-chan OBLIGES!!!   Then, there's poor Kazuhito's baby sister, Madoka.  She's gone "and-jumped-over-the-fence-and-can't-climb-back" after the death of her big brother (if you catch me!).  Bitch also carries a GIANT CHAINSAW (with matching accessories!!!!) which she uses to cook (badly!!) curry and attack Nat-chan with (shame that "Tuna Cutter" ain't shit against Nat-Chan's Giant Shears!!).  Those are just the main characters.  Man, this show tripped me out in the right way.  (OH YEA:  Shizuka Ito had the writers put into the final episode that she wanted to get Marina Inoue SOUSED!!!   And HOW!!!  Ha Ha HAAA!!)

Oh yea:  "DOG AND SCISSORS" gets the First Cosplay Shot:

Dog And Scissors COSPLAY!!  (No Puppy Prop, though!)
(Sweeeeeeet!!!  Shame there's no Puppy Props, but, hey!!)

ONWARD.......

THAT........"SHOW" Starring Izumi "Cleo Brand" Kitta


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("No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!")
 No, Tomoko---it's that youAre One.   UglyBitch!!!     Both INSIDE and OUT!!!   The character design is deliberately unpleasing to the eyes, but her nature and personality just sank this motherfucker--yet I tuned in week--after week---after goddamn week!!   Maybe I'M a masochist just for watching this all the way through.   Maybe SENTAI FILMWORKS lost their fucking minds--and it took them 22 YEARS!!!--by licensing and promoting the living fuck outta this (LUCI CRISTENSEN---RUN, BABY, RUN!!!, before you're TAPPED for this!!!).  I thought there would be SOME REASON to actually feel for this sad sack, but Tomoko isn't even "Charlie Brown" caliber.   I mean, what the fuck, man?!  

AND--THE BITCH ACTUALLY GETS COSPLAY!!!!

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(And, she's one of the more aesthetically pleasing models!!  HA!!!)

Fuck it--------OPPAI!!!!!!!!!!!

"HIGH  SCHOOL DxD NEW"!!! Starring Yoko Hisaka (and her 'sisters'), Yuuki Kaji, Asami Asakura (and her 'rosary beads'), Ayana Taketatsu (and her 'almost theres'), Risa Taneda (and her 'honeydews'), and Shizuka Ito (with her 'certifieds')!!

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AT-X Anime Network, Japan, I BOW before ye!!  For thou deliverst unto thine world OPPAI UNCENSOREDTh!! AmenHallelujahGoodGawd!!!

OK--literally picking up from where last season left off, the FIRST IMAGE YOU SEE (no--I'm NOT SHITTIN' YA....I mean in the First!!!  14!!!!   Seconds!!!!  Of the entire season!!!) is Issei waking up to find a butt-naked Rias's SIZE 42's IN!!!!    HIS!!!    FACE!!!!!!.   FUCK YEA!!!!!!   Needless to say, not an episode goes by WITHOUT a version of "The Dress-Break" spell!!!  Sure, there's your "supernatural war" Plot (heh heh---I said PLOT!!!!), but it's Economically balanced (heh heh---I said ECONOMIC!!!) with the fan service we all watch this show for.  AND, there WILL BE as SEASON THREE (as a side character from Season One moseyed his way to a lead character status--RIKI "DD" KOYAMA, you have NEVER failed to keep me smiling for more than a decade, dawg!!!).   Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...........HISA-YO!!!!  (HA--ya'll sick fucks thought I was gonna say "OPPAI!!!"
, now didn't ya'!!!  Ha Haaaaaaaaa!!!)

And FINALLY:

"ATTACK  ON  TITAN"

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Season ONE is finally winding down after 2-cour (26-Episodes), and boy-oh-boy, do I have some complaints!!

For Starters:
ATTACK ON TITAN immediately fell into the "Shonen Trap" (meaning, you waste 4-6 episodes on a scene that should be only 2 hours/1 day in the story's timeline--simply because you have too many fucking characters and side/backstories).

And Then:
The Story's MAIN PROTAGONIST is an undesireable sot who pussies out not even halfway through.  Yea, Eren Jaegar---I'm talkin' 'bout YOU!!  All anger and "I'M GONNA FUCKIN' KILL 'EM ALL!" (an original line!!!  It's IN the ANIME!!) bluster---

then along comes the shadiest character in the whole damn story, Levi, who kicks your fucking face in the courtroom (trust me--you've got to see that trial scene!!) and you bitch out for the rest of the run.  MIKASA has more BALLS--and MUSCLES!!!--than your sorry punk ass, even IF you can change into a TITAN!!

Plus:
WHY IS GERMANY ALL THAT'S LEFT OF THE GODDAMN WORLD?!  AND A FACIST/POST-NAZI VERSION, AT THAT!!??
No, seriously--although the country isn't named--the opening songs and character names are a dead giveaway.  And, that fucking SALUTE:  It's a SWATSIKA-Cross, kiddies!!!  It's the SS-Salute, subverted with the right fist across the chest---if that same right hand was extended out and upward, well......

AGAIN, With GERMANY BEING "The World":
As something from a Japanese creator, why is it that the BEST damn character in the whole show (Mikasa Ackerman) is the ONLY Token Ethnic character?!  Where are the remains of the other races?  What's with all these jerky "white kids"?

The GRUE:
To offset the fantastic background scenery art, we have enough gore to make Herschell Gordon Lewis bust a big knut!  Mutilations are in your face.  And the expendability of the (increasingly growing) cast is sickening.

TOTALLY UNAPPEALING CHARACTER DESIGNS:
Them goddamn EYE-LINES!!!   Those WILD-EYE expressions!!!  The total UNSEXINESS of the Female characters!!  (Levi would be good for the Homos, but, nevermind!!!)  The SAME goddamn body type--which brings up the Post-Nazi angle again:  ALL the corps members are ARYAN!!!  There, I said it.  ARYAN!!   There are no Fat, Stocky, Burly types there---only the TITANS themselves are THAT!!!

THE TITANS:
Haven't these stupid fools figured out that since the Titans are most active when the sun is out that they can/should WAIT until nightfall and take out a whole mess of 'em?   NO?!  Well then, they DESERVE to be Titan-chow!!   Also, regarding the actions of the Titans (both normal and 'abnormal') and the mystery in Eren's family home Basement--can you say "Frankenstein"?  (I mean, we're in what used to be Germany, right?!)

FINALLY>>>>THE GODDAMN SCREAMING!!!!!!!
I MEAN, THAT SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY WAY THE CHARACTERS COMMUNICATE, EVEN IN "QUIET" SCENES!!!  THE VOCAL VOLUME LEVEL IS OFF THE FUCKIN' CHARTS!!  HELL, MAN---THE TITANS HAVE BETTER VOCAL MANNERS THAN THESE PITIFUL EXCUSES FOR HUMANS!!!  AAAAUUUUGHHHHH!!!! (**cough,cough!!**  'scuse me....*cough!!*  My throat is a bit sore after all that.)


Oh well, there IS some "FEMALE TITAN" Cosplay, like THIS ONE:
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(Some of these honeys are either going full body-suit, or FULL "BODY"-Suit--if you know what I mean!--for this Cosplay!!!)

Well, that's all I got for this time.

So, until NEXT  TIME,  I'll

SEE  YA',  THEN!!!

HEY, FUNIMATION!! What's The NAME Of That AFRICAN RIVER, Again?! (You Know--"De'Nile"!)

THIS JUST IN:  "OniAi" GETS A SUBS-ONLY RELEASE FROM FUNIMATION!!

Big Deal---RIGHT?!   Well, YOU BETCHA!! 
OniAi
("Onii-chan dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!"  or, "As Long as There's Love, It Doesn't Matter If He is My Brother, Right!")

This anime was probably the FIRST EVER Anime to air CENSORED on Japan's "Uncensored Anime Channel", AT-X.  And, wonders of wonders, them jackasses at Funimation LICENSED it right off the bat.  NOW, when it comes to the DVD-issue (due out in December), Funimation is--according to Anime News Network (www.animenewsnetwork.com)--going to make "OniAi" it's FIRST-EVER Subtitled Only Release

Hmmmmmmmmmm..............

You have to wonder WHY, right?   Hey, maybe it's all in the "wording" (courtesy of ANN, Funimation is
"trying out a sub-only release because it will inform us as to whether it is a viable option for titles in the future that would otherwise not get released at all. In other words, we're looking into ADDING more releases…").


YEA-MOTHERFUCKIN'-RIGHT!!!!

I HATE it when they beat around the bush like this.  (And, it ain't the FIRST TIME Funimation used special wording on certain titles---"DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND", anyone?!)

SAY IT, you pussies (YUP--so SUE ME, 'cuz I called Funimation the "P" word!!!!):  It's because of the (drumroll, please!!!) INCEST Angle!!!!!

OOPS---I said the "I" word!!!   Yup--"INCEST"!!!  The last taboo.  It was the same reason AT-X went all "mosaic" on this show last year.  Although, nothing really vile happened (if you want real "Big Sister/Little Brother" action, I'll show you a couple of HENTAI Titles---LATER!!!).

Why don't the jackasses at Funimation ADMIT that this title deals with a character's incesteous feelings for her brother---OOPS...there's THE WORD, again?

FUNIMATION DUBS EVERY TITLE THEY LICENSE (yes, even "PANTY & STOCKING With GARTERBELT"!!)--so why go subtitle-only for "OniAi"?!  FUCK IT--why even LICENSE IT AT ALL when (A)You always go for the "mass market" and (B)You've NEVER even had a HENTAI-Branch to begin with?

Now, if this was Media Blasters--HELL Yea!!!  (But sadly, even though MB is still with us, it's only a shadow of what it was.)

Now, if this was Sentai Filmworks--MAN, they wouldn't even bat an eye (mainly because they were ADV-Films/SOFT CELL Pictures, at one time--so, yea!).

But, FUNIMATION, you're acting like a bunch of whiny-ass "hipsters":

"Yea man, 'OniAi' is the shit!  Let's license it and lay it on 'em!!  I mean, man, we did 'YAMADA'S FIRST TIME', right?!  Yeaaaaa!!"
"Oh wait, dude--this shit's about INCEST.  Can't drop that on the public without backlash, man."
"OK--let's just do it SUBS ONLY.  Nobody really reads subs, and we'll only get sales from hardcore fans, but at least we'll turn some profit."


---is WHAT they're probably thinking.

HA!!!   YO' FUNIMATIONDO NOT INSULT THE INTELLIGENCE OF YOUR CONSUMERS AND FANS!!  IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM RELEASING A TITLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC BECAUSE OF IT'S SUBJECT MATTER, THEN DON'T RELEASE OR LICENSE IT AT ALL!!!

But, I digress............ 


So, until NEXT  TIME,  I'll
SEE  YA',  THEN!!!

(Stupid-Failing Business/Marketing 101-Fuckers!!!  Just Saying!)

The ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE--Now, With Extra MOE!!

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(The ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE just got a bit cuter--but, no less scarier!)

"The Sunday Without God" ("Kami-Sama No Nichiyobi")---

It's the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE.....MOE-Style.

Starring Aki Toyasaki ("Kaede" from "Manyuu Hikenchou"), as a "Gravekeeper".  It's a weird one and a bit shocking, too.  Like for starters, "Akina" (Toya-aki's character) is 12-years-old.  No biggie--except people STOPPED being BORN 15 Years Ago.  And those still here JUST DON'T DIE (despite sometimes receiving "career-ending injuries"--hint, hint!).  It's HER job to put those souls to rest.

Question is:  how is a 12-year-old ALIVE when there hasn't been a BIRTH in 15 years, since "God" just threw up his hands and "quit"?

It airs FRIDAYS on CRUNCHYROLL (and is licensed for later DVD/BD release by Sentai Filmworks).

Until  NEXT  TIME,  I'll
SEE  YA',  THEN!!!

BREAKING NEWS: "MARINE BOY"---FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO!!!!    YOU    ARE    NOT    DREAMING!!!!     IT'S   HERE!!!!
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Just this past Wednesday (June 26, 2013), WARNER BROS. has released probably the Second Most Badass Anime Of The First Wave to DVD!!!   THIS, after whetting the appetites of longtime fans (like myself!!!) with a "preview" on the First Volume of Warner's "Saturday Morning" DVD Series in 2011!!!

To be honest, I thought that MARINE BOY would NEVER see a licensed US Home Video release in my lifetime--which would've been a Goddamn Shame, because it was mainly THIS show (along with "KIMBA THE WHITE LION", "8th MAN", "GIGANTOR", "ASTRO-BOY"--and that show about this Dude In Some Badass All-Purpose Racing Car That Shall Remain Nameless!!) that helped to spark my lifelong obsession with anime.  As a matter of fact, "MARINE BOY" probably couldn't have been issued at a better time, because even when I first saw it (waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back, between 1968 and 1977), it was some 25-30 years ahead of it's time.  (Hell---Hanna-Barbera's "SEALAB-2020", also in the Warner's "Saturday Morning" DVD Series, is 8-years AFTER 1966's "MARINE BOY"----and not really up to snuff;  which is WHY it became fodder for the future staff of "ARCHER" on Adult Swim back-in-the-day.)

Man, I'm so glad that I can finally cross this show OFF the "ANIME M.I.A. List".  I'm even happier that this DVD was released while "MARINE BOY"-himself (or rather, "herself"), Ms. Corrine Orr, is STILL with us.  For those NOT in the KNOW, she also played "Trixie" and "Spridel" on "SPEED RACER", as well as (the very obviously TOPLESS!!!) Mermaid Neptina on "MARINE BOY"!!


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(Here's a photo of Ms. Corrine Orr around 2010.  She's STILL active--especially if you love that cute little Fabric Softener-Selling Teddy Bear named "SNUGGLES(tm)"!!)


THAT'S RIGHT---YOU'VE READ THAT LAST LINE CORRECTLY!!!  Neptina is a "true" Mermaid (but, even in the original Japanese version--unless she's in the FAR DISTANCE--you ain't gonna see nothing!!).  Now, as for the show itself, we're only getting the First Season on DVD--at the moment (with the Calypso Instrumental opening- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HqSkY4vtVY ).  There are some great moments here (that "Killer Starfish" episode was the very first one I remember seeing at the tender age of 5---and it's STILL scary!!), but mainly, I'm waiting for Season 2 to hit DVD.  Why, because of a couple of Badass Super Villians:  CAPTAIN CROOKE (in 3-D!!)--no, really, that's how he ANNOUNCED himself--and his sexy Pirate Queen JASMINA (no, seriously---think "QUEEN'S BLADE-REBELLION'S" So-Sexy-She's-Illegal-In-51-States "Captain Liliana" crossed with the downright tsundere-ness of "Queen Emeraldas", and you'd get Jasmina!), and the baddest of the bad, The Mutant Tiger Shark COUNT SHARK (YOU!!!   HAVE GOT TO!!!  SEE HIM!!!!)!!  Also, the Second Season has that kickass psychedelic Prog-Rock VOCAL Intro ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNl_X85vF9s ).

They say that it ran on Saturday Mornings--and probably did for a half-a-season--but I caught it the same way I caught the others:  in first-run syndication, on UHF!!  Ahhhh, the days of free-form UHF......ya'll kids today will never know!!


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(I wonder if the DVD will have this classic "eye-catch", or the syndication trailer.)

An extra bonus would be if an interview with Corinne Orr is included (along with her memories of Jack Grimes and the MAN himself, Peter Fernandez--"BOLTON" and "PIPER", respectively--both of whom have ascended to a Higher Place).  I'm putting in MY ORDER now (since you have to get it DIRECTLY from WARNER'S Website--they're NOT putting it in stores....dammit!), and at about $26 for a 3-DVD Remastered Set (and, these episodes LOOK and SOUND BETTER than the way I remember them from 40+ years ago!!), one just can't go wrong.

As for certain anime tropes that made their debut in MARINE BOY:  we have "The Electric Boomerang" ("CUTEY HONEY"), "The Ocean Patrol"("DAPHNE IN THE BRILLIANT BLUE"), "The Post Global-Warming World"(quite a few Post-Apocalyptic Animes) and "Oxy-Gum"("EXCEL-SAGA"..no, REALLY!!!)---and I bet the LATTER is still in the "laboratory" as of today!!!!

And to think, I was gonna do a review on "JOHNNY SOKKO AND HIS GIANT FLYING ROBOT" this edition---



---well, that's coming. 


Well, until  NEXT  TIME, I'll
SEE  YA',  THEN!!!

Previously.......on "DATE-A-LIVE": BREAKING NEWS!!!!

SEASON TWO IS A GO!!!!!!    SEASON TWO IS A GO!!!!!!
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YUP!!!!!!!!  And, if you've been following the LIGHT NOVEL in tandem with the Anime, then you KNOW what THAT MEANS:

More TOHKA!!!
More KOTORI!!!
More KURUMI!!!
And, most of all....
More YOSHINO!!!

Of course, if you're into pushy girls....
More ORIGAMI!!!

According to ANIME NEWS NETWORK (www.animenewsnetwork.com), the announcement of Season 2 will take place at the end of Episode 12.  It's also been confirmed by the author of the Light Novel,
Koushi Tachibana.



For the upcoming Season 2, you can expect to see "MIKO IZAYOI" (CODENAME:  DIVA), as well as the Identical twins "KAGUYA YAMAI" (CODENAME:  BESERK) and "YUZURU YAMAI" (CODENAME:  BESERK)---no, that's NOT a typo.  You need to read the LIGHT NOVEL to see what I mean.   Also, expect to go deeper into
Ms. ORIGAMI TOBIICHI's "BACK-STORY"-----

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(Uhhhhhh,  just NOT HOW TOHKA's DOIN' IT, though!!!  Ha Ha Ha Haaaaaaa!!!   Go, DEEP, bay-bay!!!)

No, but(t) seriously, ya'll---in Season 2, according to the LIGHT NOVEL, we're gonna learn a little more about what makes this poor cold-hearted darling tick, and whether SHE can be SAVED 
.  We're also gonna meet Shido's "long-lost twin sister"---betcha didn't know he had one, now did ya'?!   Well, neither did MIKO IZAYOI.  See, "DIVA" doesn't like men, and when she discovers Shido's resemblance to some hot chick she's been seeing, well....."Spacequake", anyone.

And, what about them motherfucking YAMAI Twins?!  They say twins are TWO of the Same Person---but, what if the twins happen to be TWO PARTS of ONE PERSON?   And "SPIRITS"?!   And....uhhhh...."Popular", at that?!

Expect to learn a little bit more about DEM, and what they REALLY have in store.  And, who the fuck is "Helen", and what makes her more badass than ANY Spirit---and, SHE'S HUMAN, to boot?!   Will MANA return, and what will her alliances be?!

Most of all, what's REALLY up with the "Ai-Mai-Mii" trio, and the answer to EVERYONE'S QUESTION:

KURUMI--Will She Be SAVED By Shido, or NOT?!

All this and more will be answered when "DATE-A-LIVE" returns for Season 2.

So, until  NEXT  TIME, I'll
SEE  YA',  THEN!!!