Before we start, anyone reading this, who is unfamiliar with Black Lagoon should take a few minutes to read the review for that as Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (to be known from this point on as BL: TSB) is a direct continuation of the series, so while you go read that I’ll sit here and drink some tea… Its okay I’ve got the time to wait and my tea is quite tasty… ahhhh… that’s good tea. You’re back. … (read more)
First off, although based off of the story ‘Pinocchio’, this adaptation is really not for the children. The fact that there is a decapitation in the first fifteen minutes, well hidden by shadows and dust but it’s still a death by beheading, is proof of that fact. Secondly it’s a very complex. It’s taken me two sittings and I’m still not entirely sure that I can get my head around everything that is happening on screen.
Palme, a robot puppet … (read more)
Burst Angel – Infinity is an OVA prequel / side story of Burst Angel the series. It reveals where the characters Jo and Meg came from, what happened in their very first adventure, and how they got started in their guns for hire business. So how does Infinity compare with the rather average anime series?
In the West Land District, a psychopath is out to kill innocent and defenceless people. When committing one of the crimes, he seriously injures … (read more)
Back in 2006 when our great land was run by a nerd with glasses and petrol prices were rising, I went to my first Anime Convention. Manifest ’06 was weekend of anime and the ultra addictive foodstuff that has become the food of choice for Otaku everywhere. Over that glorious wonderful weekend — where it can quite safely be said that I had developed a bizarre fixation on violence (known as a bloodlust) — I first saw Black Lagoon. … (read more)
Dust off your teacups and up your grooming standards, boys and girls. L/R – Licensed by Royalty is a swanky adventure that won’t have you thinking too hard. Smooth operator Jack Hefner and the roguish rebel Rowe Rickenbacher are field agents for the elite special operations group Cloud 7, and together they’re pretty much equipped to handle anything. Favoured by Ishtar’s royal family as spies-du-jour, they tackle sensitive cases with wit, style and classic James Bond aplomb, making it all … (read more)
There I was, scoffing away at a fellow reviewer for wimping out on not only reviewing, but even merely finishing Studio Gonzo girls and guns title Burst Angel, assured in my fangirl superiority because I myself had managed to sit through an entire volume and hadn’t tried to kill myself by the end. You wuss, I mocked. Spoilt by too much quality anime (which I admit is my fault, since I keep pushing the quality stuff on to him). … (read more)