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25 Jun 17

I've got a list of series I mean to see and one of them from last year was Space Patrol Luluco, which then led me to another series from Studio Trigger that somehow slipped by my radar, Kiznaiver. The Little Witch Academia TV series will be wrapping soon and I thought I'd get these precursors out first. Moving forward on the manga front, we have Volume 4 of GATE as well as Volume 7 and Volume 8 of Inuyasha. We'll have some more series that have been wrapping recently next week plus more manga. We've also got the latest chapter of TBP. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 13:01:11


22 Jun 17

When a well-dressed individual stops by your place for a drink, you might want to be on your guard. Real-world bounty hunting relies more on talking to people than dramatic shooutouts, so we get to see some of that in Chapter 14 of CeleKing1. If you ask me, that sort of thing should scare you more if you're on the run. We've still got a mix of anime and manga reviews coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 11:57:37


20 Jun 17

Boy meets girl in Chapter 8 of TBP. Nothing says fate like a chance encounter among the bodies of your dead companions. Fun, right? Anyway, we've got more CeleKing1 and reviews coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 15:10:33


18 Jun 17

Recently got a pack of the first seven volumes of the GATE manga and I've been slowly reading through them, so I thought it was a fine time to get some reviews out there. We've got Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 to get the ball rolling and we also bring back Inuyasha with Volume 5 and Volume 6. I was holding off in IY reviews because I'd only written reviews up through Volume 12 before coming to Japan, but now I'm just a few weeks away from a brief return Stateside, so maybe I can catch up a bit while I'm back and move things along a little more (before that six-month window closes and I have to read through them all over again). Next week I'll be mixing a little anime and manga together. The latest season is winding down, so before that I have a couple items from last year I missed first time around. We've also got more TBP and CeleKing1. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 14:27:16


13 Jun 17

Have you ever known someone who's a terrible judge of character? (Or worse, do you happen to be one of those people yourself?) Well, we're going to see one such person in Chapter 7 of TBP. I'm sure you can imagine how well that'll go. And on that cheery note, look for some manga reviews by the end of the week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 13:52:21


11 Jun 17

These reviews have been a long time overdue, but let's kick things off with one of the greatest action movies of all time (and definitely one of the highlights of 80s cinema): Die Hard. The following years brought us the sequels Die Hard 2 and Die Hard with a Vengeance, which have been in a bitter competition among the fans as to which one is the better successor to the original. I wish I could say the new millennium brought some competition, but it seems the fans are pretty well united on what they think of Live Free or Die Hard and A Good Day to Die Hard. It ain't complimentary, let me say that. I'm thinking about doing some manga reviews next week. In the meantime, there'll be more TBP. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 09:27:23


08 Jun 17

Well, Batista and Masako have been pretty lucky ever since they left Arroyo, but how much longer is that luck going to hold out? Place your bets, ladies and gents, and see for yourself in Chapter 13 of CeleKing1. Reviews are still on the way. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:22:17


06 Jun 17

At one point I had cut today's chapter from the story, then I realized that you'd have next to zero investment in the Sanctuary later in the story without at least a little establishment first. So let's take a look at this fortress of the saints in Chapter 6 of TBP. We've also got the latests chapter of CeleKing1 and everyone's favorite yippee-ki-yaying melon farmer coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 10:59:18


04 Jun 17

This week we've got courtroom dramas for your reading pleasure. Two of them star the great Spencer Tracy in the early years and near the end of his illustrious career. We have Fritz Lang's Fury and 1961's Judgment at Nuremberg. Speaking of the latter, we have another historical drama in the form of I Accuse. The 1957 adaptation of 12 Angry Men is another heavy-hitter and we close with a more recent example, 1990's Presumed Innocent. Next week I've decided to post my long overdue reviews of the Die Hard series (though you may argue that waiting until around Christmas time would be more appropriate). We've also got more TBP and CeleKing1 scheduled, so look forward to that. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 08:06:48


30 May 17

King Seth is missing his Girl Friday in Chapter 5 of TBP. Where do you think she's gotten to? Probably not going to find the answer this week. In other news, coming soon, fun with courtroom drama. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 10:31:09


28 May 17

While there are several layers of interconnection in our selection for the week, the one common thread is the music of the talented Yoko Kanno. We start with the OAV series Macross Plus (which helps me forget the disappointment of Macross Delta) and from there we have two of my favorite anime series, The Vision of Escaflowne and Cowboy Bebop. We also have the theatrical retelling of Escaflowne and the interquel film Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door. Unless I do some unexpected marathoning between now and next time, I'm thinking about covering some courtroom drama for next week. And on the story front, we've got more TBP. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 10:52:41


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