Posts Tagged ‘ Yasuko Kobayashi ’

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012) Review: The Fabulous Beginning of the Joestar Tale

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So it seems that I’m still very much behind on blogging about the series I’ve completed (as there are a great many I’d love to write about, one in particular that recently blew me away like no other), but I’m slowly catching up (or at least, I’d like to believe that I am anyway).  Like I said before, I’m gonna be writing about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012) this time around.  I mentioned that JoJo 2012 is a JoJo adaptation done right, and that it truly is.  I still remember first hearing the news about a new TV anime for JoJo at the time and I was utterly shocked, I simply could not believe the news.  Of course, I was in no position to complain as JoJo had been one of my favorite Shounen manga (interestingly enough, one written as far back as the 80s, at that) and it was finally going to get a full-length, serious adaptation from the very beginning.  Almost a year ago I watched the first 7 or so episodes of the anime with some friends for my birthday, and I was very much impressed with the anime’s take on Phantom Blood.  Unfortunately, with a lot of other series I had to complete at the time, I was distracted quite a bit and didn’t get back to it for a while.  Back around October or November, a friend came to my house and (as huge fans of the manga) we decided to give some more of those JoJo episodes a good watch and we got through a decent bit of the Battle Tendency episodes, and it was amazing as always.  Having gotten through more, I decided that, once and for all, I had to watch through the rest of the 2012 anime and I did just that at the beginning of winter break (which seems very far from me now, and a big sign I’m really slow about my posts….).  JoJo 2012 was a fantastic way for me to relive the nostalgia days of early JoJo with flashy new animation, and it really is one of the best ways for newcomers to jump into the JoJo series. Continue reading

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Shingeki no Kyojin Review: Humanity’s Fight for Survival

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Well after two long, excruciating, stressful weeks, it seems I finally have an opportunity to write another blog post.  For anyone who might’ve been looking forward to my next post (particularly because I did mention before some of the series I would write about next) I apologize, but at last I have a bit of time on my hands.  I’m quite late in writing about this, 3 weeks late even, but better late than never I suppose.  In any event, what I’m going to write about is what’s probably the most popular anime hit of the year.  The breakout series, incredibly mainstream anime, and widely loved adaptation known as Shingeki no Kyojin, or Attack on Titan.  Shingeki has gotten extreme attention during the past few months of its run, and it’s not too difficult to see why it has drawn so many dedicated supporters.  As for my thoughts?  Well, there’s a lot I can say about this one, so I’ll try to space my thoughts out a bit. Continue reading