Fullmetal Alchemist the original series is an interesting series to say the least. Unlike the later Fullmetal Alchemist anime series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, this series didn’t walk down the path of telling us the same story as the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series did. This series started out telling the basics of the story and then span off on its own to tell its own tale of Edward and Alphonse Elric’s adventures which is the best move it could ever have made. Many say this is one of the best anime series in recent years and with that I can agree. It is certainly a very moving and exciting adventure but the tale can also be very heart-breaking at time.
With a long running manga behind it and Production I.G taking control it was hard not to be a little excited for Blue Spring Ride when the series started airing last season. So, did our anticipated Shojo series live up to the hype and my high hopes?
Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai! (Chunibyo for short), is an interesting little anime in its own right. It fell into a season with a lot of other romantic comedies, but strangely enough that doesn’t hinder it because you’d struggle to find one quite as crazy and amusing as this one is.
Considering the string of delays hitting Anime Limited releases as of late you’d be forgiven for not expecting news that the company have moved the release of Kill la Kill part 1, twice, but most definitely in our favour!
5 Centimetres Per Second. What can you really say about a movie which has become somewhat famous since its release, and has been tipped as being one of the greatest anime movies in recent years. Strangely enough, unlike most, I wasn’t introduced to Makoto Shinkai’s work through this movie like most were. I was introduced through Children Who Chase Lost Voices, so for me it was certainly interesting to go back to his best work as the second of his work that I viewed.
P.A Works are undoubtedly one of my favourite anime studios. They aren’t my most favourite studio by any means, but they are up there alongside Studio BONES and the like. So, when I heard they were coming into the Summer season with an original series I was quietly hopeful for a strong show. What we got was anything but…
Terror in Resonance has been an interesting work. Being directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, famed for Kids on the Slope and Cowboy Bebop, the series was hyped from the very second it was revealed. The first episode kicked off with a bang and I fell in love with it right from the off, as you can see in my review of the first couple of episodes where I went as far as to call it Shinichiro’s next big hit. After finishing the series my opinion hasn’t changed and the only thing that has is the passion and love I hold for the show, and here’s why.
Aldnoah.Zero has undoubtedly become one of the most talked about anime this season. I sped through the first ten episodes of the series over a couple of days and then watched the remaining episodes as they launched on Crunchyroll. The show has viewers pretty split on their opinions so far, so here’s what I thought of the show!
Yes, it certainly sounds bad. Anime Limited’s release of Gurren Lagann has been anything but smooth sailing for the publisher and now they’ve hit yet another delay, although it’s not their fault by any means.
Sadly, today Anime Limited have had to announce that their release of Gurren Lagann has been moved from the 29th of September to the 20th of October. It’s a bit of a blow, but again not of their doing. The printers that Anime Limited are using are receiving abnormally high orders which had an impact on how quickly things can be done. Hence the delay for Gurren Lagann.
If you wish to know more about the delay then you can read Anime Limited’s blog post on the delay right here.
Netflix has had quite a few additions in the anime department as of late, mostly thanks to UK publisher Anime Limited. Recently we saw Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann find their way to Netflix and today we see the arrival of Samurai Flamenco.
All 22 episodes of the series have been added to the service. It’s available to watch subtitled as the series hasn’t been dubbed. Samurai Flamenco tells the story of Masayoshi Hazama who having grown up watching superhero’s on TV inspires to become one and help make the world an overall better and more peaceful place, despite the fact Masayoshi is an normal everyday person with no powers at all. The series is an anime original and was directed by Takahiro Omori at the Manglobe studio.