HunterxHunter (2011) Review

HunterxHunter (2011) is a shonen action adventure anime that started airing in 2011 and finished its run in late 2014, the show was produced by studio Madhouse, and is currently being released in English. This version of HunterxHunter is a re-adaptation of the original source material, since the first adaptation was released in 1999. The re-adaptation includes two more arc’s from its older counterpart, but is still left unfinished due to constant hiatus’ by the mangaka. The mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi previously known for creating another successful 90s shonen Yu Yu Hakusho, is husband to Naoko Takeuchi who is the creator behind the hit shoujo manga Sailor Moon. HunterxHunter is a series that has been rising popularity recently as the Big 3 have started to dwindle in popularity and viewership, it currently sits at number 5 on MyAnimeList top anime. Some people myself included think of this as the best shonen anime to date, and a great anime by its own right and not only as a great shonen.

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Orange Review

Orange, the 2016 summer anime that I had predicted to not only be anime of the season, but anime of the year as well. It is a slice-of-life anime set in high school with some sci-fi elements imbedded into it for a little twist. Orange was made by Telecom Animated Film whom to my knowledge haven’t made anything significant before. This anime started off so well, it had everything going for it at the time and although Telecom being a newbie studio, I had faith that their project could be something really special and blow everyone away. Continue reading “Orange Review”

Mob Psycho100 Review

Mob Psycho100 is a summer 2016 twelve episode series, from the same creator as one of the most popular anime this decade: One Punch Man. The two series have a ton of similarities from the over powered main characters that feel near invincible, to the funny banter between the main character and their partners. But the series does enough different for them to be considered two separate entries, most fans upon watching Mob Psycho might not even know that it and OPM share the same mangaka. Continue reading “Mob Psycho100 Review”

Fooly Cooly (FLCL) Review

In the world of anime; new concepts and ideas being tested and as a result of this interesting and experimental anime tend to be produced, fooly cooly or FLCL is one of those experimental anime. Created by studio Gainax the studio behind Neon Genesis Evangelion. FLCL is a series of 6 OVA’s that aired during 2000 to 2001, these were definitely different for there time and now stands up as a benchmark for how experimental and weird anime could potential get. Continue reading “Fooly Cooly (FLCL) Review”

Flying Witch Review

This year of anime although not being the best in recent year, has still provided some very interesting and enjoyable shows, one being Flying Witch which is produced by J.C Staff who look on track of being the best animation company of the year. Flying Witch is an iyashikei type of slice-of-life anime which has similarities in tone and pace to others iyashikei such as Aria or Haibane Renmei, whilst a similar setting and premise of the 1989 studio Ghibli movie: Kiki’s Delivery Service. It looks like it will be a strong contender for anime of the year, having already been what many would consider anime of the season.

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Psycho-Pass Review

Psycho-Pass is a 2012 show produced by cyberpunk veteran animation studio Production I.G, who have made probably the most know and respected cyberpunk series to date: the Ghost in the Shell franchise. The show was created by Gen Urobuchi who has made the previous year in my opinion one of the best anime’s ever Fate/Zero. This show is a dark take on the cyberpunk genre, and shows what can happen when peoples futures and emotions are to be controlled for the betterment of society.

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Fate/Zero Review

Fate/Zero is a 2011 show created by Gen Urobuchi who would go on to create other works such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Psycho-Pass. The show was made by studio Ufotable a relatively new studio at the time which quickly rose to fame having made another popular series in the same universe as Fate/Zero the Kara no Kyoukai: Garden of Sinners film series. Fate/Zero is the prequel to the visual novel Fate Stay Night which studio Deen had adapted partly in 2006. For most people who have watched this series, it is more about the journey than the destination, as the ending for Fate/Zero has been told in Fate Stay Night and this anime serves as more of a story of how the ending happened, rather than focusing on what the ending will be. Recently most people I have been watching Fate/Zero before Fate Stay Night; therefore Fate/Zero didn’t feel as much of a prequel to Fate Stay Night, but rather Fate Stay Night felt as more of a sequel to Fate/Zero. So by this chain of events, I too saw Fate/Zero much differently than most of the older anime viewer, because I didn’t know the ending upfront, and because this was my introduction to the Fate franchise/universe.

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