A normal day at Azure Flame. It’s been a year of ups and downs, of anime gems and utter disappointments- a year when I’ve alternated between craving more and feeling utterly fed up with the continuing deluge of episodes that take no account of the fact that people might have other things to do than [...]
Posted: December 30th, 2007 under Weekly Round-Up.
Tags: Aria, Asatte no Houkou, Baccano, Bokurano, Busou Renkin, Chevalier, Clannad, Claymore, Corda d'Oro, Darker than Black, Death Note, Deltora Quest, Dennou Coil, Doujin Work, ef, El Cazador, Emma, Genshiken, Gundam, Hero Tales, Heroic Age, Higurashi, Ichigo Mashimaro, Iroha, Kaiji, Kanon, Koutetsu Sangokushi, Les Miserables, Lucky Star, Mai-Otome, MariMite, Minami-ke, Mokke, Mononoke, Moyashimon, Mushi-Uta, Nanoha, Nodame Cantabile, Oh! Edo Rocket, Polyphonica, Red Garden, Rental Magica, Romeo X Juliet, SaiMono, Sakura Taisen, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Seirei no Moribito, Shana, Shining Tears, Shounen Onmyouji, Sisters of Wellber, Sketchbook, Skullman, Tetsuko no Tabi, Zombie-Loan
Once you’ve watched a certain amount of anime (aka, more than is probably good for you), there comes a point when top ten lists don’t really do the job of encapsulating your favourites anymore. When such a time comes, the only thing you can do to showcase your favourites is make a highly ambitious and [...]
Posted: September 19th, 2007 under Anime Appraisals.
Tags: Akagi, Aria, Boogiepop, Chevalier, GAR, Genshiken, Gunslinger Girl, Hikaru no Go, Honey and Clover, Hunter X Hunter, Ichigo Mashimaro, Key, mecha, Seikai
Chevalier: Deleted Scenes Ever felt that there wasn’t enough to Chevalier? Maybe you just wanted the HARD GAY scenes to be shown onscreen? If that’s the case, then you won’t want to miss this exclusive look at the scenes that never made it into the broadcast version. Scenes included: Orleans’ final HARD GAY with Broglie. [...]
Spoiler warning: I’m going to be giving away some twists from the DNAngel anime, but does anyone really care? Also look out for Kaleido Star spoilers. The lesson we must learn from this week is not to write Tuesday Rumble at the very last minute- but would you have noticed if I hadn”t mentioned it?
Posted: June 19th, 2007 under Tuesday Rumble.
Tags: anime awards, Chevalier, fashion police, harem of the week, HY corner, mini-editorial, OST spotlight, SaiMono, search terms, Shining Tears, this week in anime
I’ve looked at past and present subsidiaries Bee Train and Xebec, but what has Production I.G. themselves brought to the anime scene? The number of series they have brought us may be relatively limited, but from the technological future of Ghost in the Shell to the historical fantasy of Otogi Zoshi and Chevalier, both content [...]
That damned patch worker should die for everything he”s done to us…wait, who is he anyway? So there I was, with plenty to do on Thursday evening, when I managed to add even more tasks to the list by deciding to move to ikimashou.net. At the same time, I’m also dealing with a new Phantom [...]
Posted: May 11th, 2007 under Weekly Round-Up.
Tags: Chevalier, Claymore, Darker than Black, El Cazador, Iroha, Koutetsu Sangokushi, Mai-Otome, Nanoha, Nodame Cantabile, Romeo X Juliet, SaiMono, Skullman, Solanin, Tsubasa Chronicle
May has arrived, and that can only mean that the time for pruning many of the series picked up in April is at hand. In the meantime, visit this thread to learn about the world’s most hilariously awful book. Reviewed this week: Bokurano 3, Cazador 4, Chevalier 22-4, Claymore 5, Darker than Black 4, Heroic [...]
Posted: May 4th, 2007 under Weekly Round-Up.
Tags: Bokurano, Chevalier, Claymore, Darker than Black, El Cazador, Heroic Age, Murder Princess, Nanoha, Nodame Cantabile, ROTK, SaiMono, Seirei no Moribito, Sisters of Wellber
Lia confronts Louis. Louis: Yes, I was the one who killed Lia, Marie and, er, what’s-her-name through intense STRAIGHT. That is why HARD GAY has abandoned me and left me to rot. Meanwhile, Robin has a cross melted down and turned into bullets. (Robin: These holy bullets will surely produce a heavenly BI experience.) Robespierre: [...]
Louis advances on Anna, Sword in hand. (Anna: I feel like I should run away, but I just can’t be bothered. What’s the point of living in a world where d’Eon doesn’t even know who I am, and my only offers of STRAIGHT come from old men and little boys?) Louis gives Anna fatal Sword; [...]
The year is 1742, and the body of Lia de Beaumont has just been found in a coffin floating down the Seine- and for her brother d’Eon, it signals the start of a journey. Possessed by Lia’s restless soul, he finds himself driven to find the cause of her death, and in so doing, he [...]