Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Beginning (and End) of A Legend; Tsuiokuhen.

I took the liberty of watching Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen, or more commonly known as Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal, the other day. I was expecting a good hour and a half of backstory to a series that has shaped my perception of shonen themes, a couple of battle scenes, good ol' pumped up action, and awful 90 s dubbing.

I did not get what I expected.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall 2013 First Impressions: NoitaminA Returns

It's been a pretty dead year for the noitaminA block this year. The winter saw two carry-overs from 2012. Spring was a rerun of Katanagatari. It wasn't until summer's charming Silver Spoon adaptation that we started to get anything new, but even then we had an Ano Hana rerun alongside it. Things are finally back into full swing this season, though, with two anime-original works.