It’s a typical day in Japan. Overworked salary men and women are coming and going about their business, school kids are goofing off on their phones, a giant Digi-Egg is floating over Tokyo Tower blasting messages around the world…same old, same old. Japan has seen weirder, truth be told, especially THIS iteration of Japan. Even… Read More Film Review: Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning
With Tokyo burning and Edogawa ward being destroyed by fires (and something else too?), fire sergeants and partners Daigo and Shun venture into burning buildings to help those trapped inside. With Daigo pushing himself further than what is deemed safe, the stakes feel higher than usual as they rescue those affected by the smoke, as… Read More First Impression: Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange
What does a kiss mean? It is an admission of love? Does it have the power to change a relationship into something new and more meaningful? Or is it, at the end of the day, just a kiss? Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- picks up immediately from the ending of… Read More Review: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends-
It’s Saturday Morning. Some people are looking for their five hours of summer over on Disney’s “One Saturday Morning”, others are trying to catch ‘em all over on Kids WB. As for me, a young Josh who always went against the grain, I was over at Fox Kids watching a show that, for all intents… Read More Review: Digimon Digital Monsters (Blu-Ray)
If the world ended tomorrow, would you have any regrets? Well, yes, plenty—so thinks Roma, a shy, farmer’s son who let the girl of his dreams slip away. His best friend, Toto, seems to feel the same way despite moving to the big city for school and attaining high achievements. The one asking the question… Read More Review: Goodbye, Don Glees!
Three typical slice-of-life girls arrive in the big city. There’s Himawari, the confident blond sporty one, Tsuyukusa, the sleepy-eyed, dessert-loving blue-haired one, and Tsutsuji, the reddish-pink haired one who is so normal she’s special, as befitting an MC. Only, what’s that beneath their hats? Horns?! Oh yeah, they’re oni or the demon-monsters of Japanese folk… Read More First Impression: Onipan!
Tsubaki is part of a kunoichi clan, where a bunch of girls live and train together to learn the ways of the ninja, without any interaction with anyone in possession of a Y-chromosome. Naturally, this leads to very distorted views among the girls about what men are like, with their teacher adding fuel to the… Read More First Impression: In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki