Hiei Voice Impression

My voice impression of Hiei from YuYu Hakusho. #funimationnow #nowvoicethis

Why I hate Avatar the Last Airbender

Archetypical, barely relatable characters with offset development: This is an objective and subjective point. Subjectively, none of the main characters resonate with me. I could better identify the characters through their archetypes alone. The free-spirited to plain jane one, girl with a temper and a dead mom, comic relief, blind rich girl who manages to adapt to new horizons within the course of one episode and Tomoki from Watamote if he were a democrat in 2017. Personally, I can’t find a single endearing character. What kind of characters do I like? In many shows I often root for the divas, the bullies, the cynics, the deadpan snarkers, the sarcastic ones and the goths/emos/moody ones. I like them because they tend to be the most expressive and open-ended when it comes to the other characters. It’s fun seeing them act over the top, and in the face of a breakdown I could really feel the weight of the world crushing them. Even then, I find it easier to assess their situations as to why they became who they were today. Read more

Tokusatsu In review: Lupin the 3rd (2014)

Lupin returns to the show with the 2014 movie everybody hates despite its cast being awesome.
Can you believe the writer of this thing is actually pretty popular?

 

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Perfect Blue 1997 Anime Movie Review

What better way to celebrate All Saints’ Day than by taking a look at Kon Satoshi-dono’s directorial debut, Perfect Blue, a psychological horror classic about a young former pop idol who yearns to make it as an actress, but who also faces insanity along the way. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.

The Mouse House: List of my Favorite Charatcers

The Mouse House:  List of my favorite characters

If there’s one thing I love more than good plots or world building it is characters. A good plot and well developed world are ultimately meaningless if you don’t care about the people or creatures in it. Now this list is sort of a master list of my all time favorite characters in general and I have several sublists and criteria for favorite villains, heroes, sidekicks, funniest, scariest etc. to me these characters are the best of the best and yes a lot of them are Disney characters so sue me! This list is going to be split up into two parts and there are obvious choices and there may be a few surprises along the way. There are characters on this list I love and some I love to hate! Who are they? Read on to find out!

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Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales: Bake Neko Anime Review

It’s time to wrap up my journey to Japanese classic horror stories with a tale of an enigmatic medicine peddler out to exorcise some demons and deep, dark family secrets that are yet to be unearthed. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.

Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales: Tenshu Monogatari Anime Review

We now delve into Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales’ second installment, Tenshu Monogatari, a story of a forbidden romance between a dashing, intrepid falconer and an enigmatic, alluring, yet bewitchingly perilous forgotten goddess. How well does this tale hold up? You are all about to find out in this review.

Ayakashi Samruai Horror Tales: Yotsuya Kaidan Anime Review

The first installment of the underrated horror anthology anime series, Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales, tells the tale of Oiwa, whose treachery caused by the infidel scoundrel, Iemon Tamiya, led up to her becoming a vengeful spirit. Truly such spine-tingling stuff of Japanese legends. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.

Paranoia Agent Anime Review

Let’s all join Mellow Maromi and Lil’ Slugger, along with Detective Maniwa, Detective Ikari, and Tsukiko, as we depart reality and enter the dark, surreal, yet vivid realm of insanity in Satoshi Kon’s only television anime show, Paranoia Agent. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.

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Shinta’s Take on Yugioh: Battle City Finals

Battle city ends with Torture, fire in the flames, a fated confrontation, and a redemption of a lost soul.
Only half of which you got context to in the dub!

 

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7772313/Jigoku-Shoujo-Season-1-Aftermath

Hey, everybody! Antoni, here, with another fanfic recommendation. For those of you who watched my of Jigoku Shoujo or Hell Girl will know that I also recommended this as a really good read. That’s right it’s Jigoku Shoujo Season 1: Aftermath written by Celestialfae back on January 25, 2012, and it was completed on June 16 of this year. It’s rated T, it’s in English, and it has 26 chapters. Even though there are several moments where Ai Enma is the focal point of the story, this belongs to the victims of Season 1 and of course Hajime and Tsugumi Shibata, so each of their stories are stand-alone, yet nonetheless, are linked to Ai Enma.

It should be no surprise that I am a major fan of Hell Girl and if ever I find the time to do the next top 15 favorite anime of all time or even bump it up to the next 25, Hell Girl will be placed on that list alongside Now and Then Here and There and Fantastic Children, which I regretted placing as honorable mentions. My history with this work by Celestialfae dates back four years ago when I first read a few chapters and I wanted so much more. I’m really happy this fanfic was completed because it was a fascinating read and here’s why.

The chapters follow the show’s 26 episodes order to a T. There are some chapters in which the perspective is in the third-person form, while others like Chapters 5, 7, 11, 13, and 20 are in the first-person form to get a more in-depth look as to how the characters fared after their covenant with Ai Enma, and even a poem in Chapter 17 from the point of view of Nina’s father. For the most part, the characters ranging from Mayumi Hashimoto from Episode 1 all the way up to Goro Ishizu from Episode 22 do their very best to live their lives even though eternal damnation awaits them. It is really interesting to witness what they are doing with their lives after everything they have endured before, during, and after encountering Ai Enma. Some are very successful and have different personalities from their show’s counterparts to show that just because they have made it big does not mean that they can forget the pain caused to them by their tormentors, who are now six feet under. Others are deeply traumatized by what happened or are trying to pick the pieces back up in order to shape their lives in spite of their eternal damnation. Others turn to the cold, ambiguous side, as they will have to carry the burden they must live with. And of course Chapters 24-26 focus on Sentarou, Ai Enma, and Hajime and Tsugumi Shibata respectively. And in Chapter 23, a character is brought back to the mortal world and it’s worth the read. If you’ve watched the show and the episode, you know who it is. I’ll give you a guess. She’s a sweet and innocent nurse who was unfairly sent to Hell by a depraved drug-addict. So, I am not going to mince words here, the stories found in each chapter were well-thought out and were overall well-done.

There were chapters I really loved from this fanfic mostly because since I watched the episodes there were ones that stuck out really well and in turn, the chapters were of emotional interest. Forgiving the Faultless, which is Chapter 6, has Haruka Yasuda, whose shining moment in this fic was when she spoke up against her father and after a few moments of hesitation and trying to bury resentment formed a new friendship with Yuria Todaka. Raise your Voice, which is Chapter 7, gives more development to Kaoruko Kurushima and her exploits when encountering Midori Kurenai, Ayaka, the two thugs who gave her that voice-damaging tonic, and of course Ai Enma because in the show, she did not really have that much to say nor do as Cracked Mask was sort of meant to be a sort of an episode full of surprises and of course focuses on Ayaka’s unraveling of her true, petty, and nasty personality. Worth It, which is Chapter 13, has Fukumoto who is contemplating his experience with Ai Enma and what lead him to pull the scarlet thread, yet live with agony until his old age. No One Mourns the Wicked, which is Chapter 16, focuses on Yumi now a young adult, more different than her poor, victimized younger self, and now an ambitious 23-year-old. Kikuri/The Lord of Hell even appears in this chapter and as they venture to Hell, the reader is then treated to such nightmarish, kind of graphic images that it’s hard to purge them away. Papa’s Angel, which is Chapter 17, does have Nina, but the focus is on her father, as he recites a poem that though short is rather heart-wrenching. You will have to read Chapter 23 in order to know who I’m talking about and I’m sure you will feel a lot of satisfaction after doing so. If I were to list more highlights from this fanfic, I would be here all day. Sufficed to say that the characters from each of the chapters have something unique to offer and their journeys after meeting Ai Enma are quite fascinating.

Despite my immense love of this story, there were a few issues I had, but they did not detract my enjoyment of this fanfic. There were some punctuation errors, misspelled words, and a few grammatical errors. A good number of these were an oversight as I am sure that Celestialfae had a lot of things with to deal with in real life. And a minor detail that I found out was Haruka’s father is not named Toshi, but rather Hideo, but that’s just a minor gripe. I don’t know if Celestialfae will come back to fix up the errors, but if she does, it would be great. Still, the errors are rather minor, and the layouts for each of the chapters are really solid.

So, overall, this is a must-read if you are a fan of Hell Girl and would love to read how the victims of the show fared after encountering Ai Enma and their tribulations with their tormentors. With intriguing plots galore in each chapter and very interesting perspectives from each character, this fanfic is a welcome read for anyone who wants to see how the characters have been faring.

With that said, I give this fanfic, a well-deserved grade of A. The errors are minor in my opinion, yet nonetheless, it is compensated greatly with excellent storytelling. If you are a fan of Hell Girl or just love great storytelling, this is totally for you.

Well, that’s all for now. Like I said, I do want to go back to doing video blog style reviews, but you know how it is with all of the expectations and priorities I have to fulfill. Maybe I might find the time, but I am sincerely anticipating the first Royal Opera House live stream in cinemas of the 2017/18 season with Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte which I am eager to review despite it being on a Wednesday. So, until then, I do hope to get to reviewing that and until then, have a wonderful weekend.
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7772313/Jigoku-Shoujo-Season-1-Aftermath

Shinta’s Take on Yugioh: Virtual World Arc.

Everyone falls into the Depths of Link Vrain’s earliest Predecessor, in the anime-only filler arc exploring the kaiba Brothers’ backstory with their own villains to boot.
Too bad the chosen villains were a bit ridiculous and it was interrupting a more interesting Arc.

 

Fan Fiction Recommendation: What Hurts the Most, an Inuyasha Fanfic Written by InuYasha’sReincarnation

Hey, everybody! Antoni, here, and I do apologize that I have not been active with my video blog-style reviews as of late, because of all the academic priorities and many other things I have especially a new role in the form of an adaptation of Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther. So, I thought it would be nice to recommend a fanfic and I’ll be talking about an Inuyasha fanfic, What Hurts the Most written InuYasha’sReincarnation. It’s rated, T, it’s in English, it was published on FanFiction.net on September 26, 2008, and the pairing is Inuyasha and Ayame, with a hint of Kouga and Kagome.

Before I start, I would like to state that I am not a fan of Inuyasha and Kagome or Inuyasha and Kikyo as a couple even when I was very young, but that is just my personal taste. One thing I have to give credit when it comes to Inuyasha’s and Kagome’s relationship in both the show and the manga is how it developed and grew despite their constant bickering, her constant use of the command, “Sit, boy!” with the beads of subjugation, and Inuyasha’s on-and-off relationship with Kikyo. When it came to his time with Kikyo especially in the two-part episode, The Tragic Love Song of Destiny, it was nonetheless fascinating to see how his relationship with Kikyo started out and what lead them to go against each other. I seemed to have preferred Inuyasha and Ayame paired up together and Kagome and Sesshoumaru as a couple, as the latter two might have ended up being Rin’s and Shippou’s adoptive parents if they would have hooked up. Regardless of taste and interest, Inuyasha is still a show I kind of enjoy and I hope to make an anime review of

With that said, let’s get on to what I thought about this fanfic. Overall, I found it to be well-done. The basic plot involves Kagome leaving Inuyasha for Kouga because she feels slightly closer to him and she hopes to be on friendly terms with Inuyasha. He gets annoyed with her decision and encounters Ayame, who was banished by her tribe and now lives alone. It is a rough start with the both of them, but Inuyasha comforts Ayame and decides to get together with her.

This is a very interesting what if scenario if Kagome decided to hook up with Kouga, and Inuyasha decided to hook up with Ayame. The characters were in-character with Inuyasha’s stubborn and hot-headed nature still intact, Kagome’s plucky, sweet, and Tsundere-edge still present, and Kouga’s cocky yet suave persona being totally well-established. The clear highlight when it came to the characters was without a doubt, Inuyasha and Ayame. Say what you will, but I really like these two together. They have pretty good chemistry, which was not present in the main show, but when you have stuff like this where their relationship seems to bloom, then you cannot go wrong. It would have been fascinating to have Inuyasha’s brash attitude mix well with Ayame’s fierce and independent persona in the main show and they would have hooked up really well. And of course, the final scene with Kouga and Kagome, which I dare not spoil, is a combination of sweet and hilarious.

Another positive I can give this fanfic is that the layout is really good, for the most part. I, as the reader, can follow through easily, and that is a good sign.

However, there were some minor qualms I had about this and it was mostly technical. They came in the form of misused words, missing punctuations, and wrong grammar only in some areas. For example, “your right” should’ve been spelled with “you’re right” and “could’nt” should’ve been “couldn’t”. Yes, those errors were rather conspicuous, but they did not detract my overall enjoyment.

In conclusion, this was a solid read. I know this fanfic is going to be nine years old in a few weeks, and I’m pretty sure InuYasha’sReincarnation probably has real life and other pieces of fan fiction to focus, but if he does get back to this fanfic, I would like it if he were to look through the mistakes and correct them, which would be great. Despite all that, it was an enjoyable read and I had fun when all was said and done. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of non-traditional or non-canon pairings, anyone who likes Inuyasha and Ayame as a couple, and anyone who is a major fan of Inuyasha.

If I were to give it a grade, I would give it B+. It was a really good effort overall, but the grammatical and spelling errors were a bit of a dent to my reading enjoyment and the errors do need to be fixed up. Still, I enjoyed it and that’s all that mattered.

Well, that’s all for now. I’m no fan fiction critic, but, hey, it was fun looking at a fanfic I know I was going to enjoy and I kind of wanted to recommend. So, until then, see you all later and have a great week ahead of you.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4558878/1/What-Hurts-the-Most

https://myanimelist.net/profile/antonianimemusic

Hello, everybody! You can now find me on MyAnimeList.net. As a major anime fan, I’m very thankful to be on this site, where I can connect with fellow anime fans and to some extent express what anime we love and what we don’t like. So far, I am enjoying my time here and I’m sure there will be a lot to look out for.
https://myanimelist.net/profile/antonianimemusic

Transmission Rory | Death Note (2017) Review

Master Presentations: “Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature” (Part 3)

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Reveal your cats to me, and all!”

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Master Presentations: “Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature” (Part 2)

How does putting severed animals’ heads on robotic bodies help defeat World Hunger? The answer is SCIENCE!

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Master Presentations: “Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature” (Part 1)

It’s a western, a slasher flick, a sci-fi schlock and an entry level furry fanfiction all rolled into one, tonally dyslexic mess of a film! It’s Osamu Tezuka’s “Daishizen no Majū Bagi” and it’s coming right up your face!

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Screenplay Archaeology Episode 29: Death Note

KiramidHead discusses an early discarded draft of the American adaptation of Death Note.

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