Archive for July, 2013

Deadman Wonderland Review: A World of Insanity and Bloodshed

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Wow, it’s still hard to believe that a manga I’ve kept up with for quite a while is actually concluding.  I think it’s been about…..2 years?  I haven’t been reading Deadman Wonderland from the very beginning, but I did read it chapter by chapter for some time and thoroughly enjoyed it.  After a painful hiatus, I kept up with the series for the next half year until at last, it has concluded.  It’s truly a sad thing when an ongoing manga finishes.  While many ongoing anime have a set runtime, usually something like 12-13 episodes or 24-26 episodes, one can never really be sure about when a manga will end until it’s very close to the conclusion.  Now it seems that I have reached such a conclusion to one of the manga I had kept up with.  It’s truly a sad thing, but Deadman Wonderland had a great run and I truly enjoyed it during the time I read it ongoing. Continue reading

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Review: A Game of Doubt, Betrayal, and Secrets

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Well I’ve been pretty busy for the last couple of weeks, and this being a long game didn’t really help either.  But at last, I’ve completed Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, and it was indeed quite a game.  A few weeks ago I’d completed the prequel 999 and was quite amazed by the story it presented.  Of course, with something like that, I was very eager to find out what Virtue’s Last Reward would have to offer, and it had even more endings than its prequel and quite a lot of story material.  Now, does it stack up to the glory that 999 established?  Well, it’s a bit complicated really. Continue reading

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Review: Following Your Dreams and Moving Past Failure

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Just finished watching Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo last night, and wow what a series that was.  I actually haven’t watched all too many of the school rom-com drama type stories (with probably the only ones I’ve seen being School Rumble and Toradora, both of which I enjoyed quite a lot), and this is yet another reason why I feel like I really should watch more.  Sakurasou is a brilliant mix of wacky comedy, touching drama, and various romantic developments, and though it might not seem amazing at first it steadily proves why it’s such a lovable story. Continue reading

Bakemonogatari Review: Apparition Issues and Dialogue

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A few days ago I finished watching Bakemonogatari, and it was quite the interesting experience.  With lots of interesting dialogue, great character dynamics, and a style truly of its own, Bakemono was very much worth it and certainly entertaining.  It’s unlike any other anime I’ve seen, and this uniqueness definitely helps it to stand out. Continue reading

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Review: The Murderous Mystery Escape Puzzle

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After a week of being busy and distracted by other things, at last I get the chance to write about Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, also known as 999.  999 was a game that I’ve actually wanted to play for quite a while, as I’d constantly heard that it’s one of the best DS games out there with an amazing story.  Ultimately, 999 did in fact live up to its reputation and very much impressed me.  Though I wasn’t sure how much I would like it (especially in the early stages of my 999 experience), the last stretch of the game really proved to me how fantastic its story is. Continue reading

Anime Expo 2013

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Well I was actually going to post about a game I finished recently, but it just so happened that the day right after I completed it, I would be busy once again.  Why is that?  Well, the title should give that away.  Anime Expo is always one of the highlights of my summer, and indeed it was quite the experience for me once again.  Though it wasn’t one of my favorite Anime Expos, it was still fun all the same and a fantastic way for me to spend time with my friends while attending a big convention. Continue reading