Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sailor Moon Crystal Eps.2: The Genius Beauty in Blue…

Watched this episode this morning, but since my internet ran out of juice, I had to wait for several hours until it’s available to be able to post. This episode marked the debut of the 2nd Sailor Soldier, as has already been hinted at the end of the 1st episode airing last week… er I mean, earlier this month.

Similar to the previous episode, just before I laid my eyes on the animated feature, I took some time to grab the manga and read the 2nd chapter, which is the base story for this one. Thanks to doing that, I can say that though it remained faithful, there were some obvious additions/changes made to the story, that it didn’t end up as a direct scene by scene adaptation like the previous one…

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"They found their colors…"

It’s quite surprising to realize that around 6 months had passed since the members of Kyoryuger bid farewell in their last episode. After the lackluster teamup movie (to be honest, I’ve seen it long ago but still struggling to write the review, just because it lacked… a certain punch), the core 6 Kyoryugers returned for their penultimate action feature, the V-Cinema special, "100 Years After"

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sailor Moon Crystal Eps.1: It’s Full Moon Time Again…

The remake/reboot/cash-grab/whatever-you-want-to-call-it of the classic fan-favorite anime has finally arrived. To celebrate its 20th year anniversary (of the anime, though technically, it’s supposed to be last year, and manga-wise it’s in fact 3 years late -_-), TOEI decided to create a new tv anime series, bringing in new design, new staff, new cast to both please old fans and attract new fans alike.

When it first aired many years ago, a male audience like me would’ve hesitated to say and promote things ‘so girly’ like this. But time has changed, and the respect of an anime title is no longer bound by gender or race that I’m sure there are many other male viewers much older than me who are also tuning in to this. So, without further ado, here’s my short a rather lengthy review for the premiere episode, and though I can’t promise or count on my internet to post each week, hopefully I can post more reviews for this show in the future…

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

And so Sindbad starts his adventure…

Just watched this spin-off prequel, and I have to say one thing… it’s really great. I think for some parts I even like it much more than the actual (parent) series. This one is adapted from the spin-off manga, with story by Shinobu Ootaka (who is still busy with the main series) while Yoshifumi Ootera is doing the art. I didn’t actually like the art style used in the manga at first, but it has grown on me as the chapters went by, and it does look better and smoother by and by. 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

This is the 3rd music release of the male-unit Teikoku Kagekidan Kanadegumi. Released last month, the single features 2 songs that were performed in last year’s musical. I currently don’t follow the live musical of Kanadegumi (at least not YET), so to be honest the title of that show totally skipped my mind. So to help you a bit, I’ve provided the cover of the dvd to that live performance above (haha XD). Now never mind that, we’re here for the studio recording version that has different cast anyway. So, let’s move on to the review….

NOTE: Romanized lyrics (in romaji) to both songs is already made available here: LINK

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Revue in Little Lip Theatre VI… A Wild West Wow!

Took me a while to get this mini review up, due to my (so-called new) internet started behaving (as well) since early this month. Anyway, several days ago my copy for this mini album arrived, along with its bonus A2 poster similar to the New York Kagekidan’s previous mini album. The album itself was actually released on March, but I decided to save the shipping fee and had it delivered with the Kanadegumi single. The songs featured here were performed in last year’s New York Hoshigumi WILD WEST WISH musical, though sadly 2-3 songs didn’t make it to this studio recording version. Those additional songs are available on the live CD (album’s cover is intentionally provided on the second image above), so if you want to get them all ‘complete’, you know which one to get. Well, without further ado, let’s continue with the review…

NOTE: I’ve uploaded the romanized lyrics (in romaji) to all 4 songs here: LINK :D

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