Monday, April 21, 2014

[MLP] Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks (Vinyl Scratch Promo)

Yeah, you'd pretty much have to be living under a rock if you haven't caught wind of this new feature, or of this amazing music video promo that Hasbro has done, featuring our favorite background character, Vinyl Scratch.

Did I mention that I love the Dubstep undertones of this thing?

WO Examines: Kamisama no Memouchou

Being an eccentric detective is nothing new in the world of entertainment. In fact, it's almost a staple of the mystery genre; and as it stands, socially awkward and reclusive detectives are likewise nothing new—a-la, Death Note.

What is a breath of fresh air is the unique marriage of kawaii and crime in the mystery detective anime, Kamisama no Memochou (Heaven's Note Pad). It's a show that features a young N.E.E.T detective, who solves crimes from her own personal shut-in world, and while being surrounded by her personal army of the unemployed.

The show stars main protagonist, Narumi Fujishima; a high school student who's life gets upended when he inadvertently becomes the assistant to the reclusive N.E.E.T. detective Alice, and begins to take on assignments that involve, prostitution, organized crime, and thievery. It may be a show that features an amazingly cute girl as a detective, but it manages to undertake some pretty mature themes as well, with a fine blend.

I'm not going to say that the show is the easiest to follow along as it does seem to place a lot of information at the audience from time to time, and doesn't waste much time making sure we are all caught up and on the same page before moving on. This is either a good thing, which will force us to watch it multiple times, or an overlooked irritation to the viewers, that will leave them indifferent to it.

One thing is for sure, Sentai Filmworks is not off their game in the least as far as dubs go. This title sports all the typical post-ADV roster of usual suspects, Blake Shepherd, Hillary Haag, Shelly Calene-Black, and Cynthia Martinez.

The Blu-ray edition is pretty cut and dry though. There isn't much in the way of bonus features, unless you're FUNiation, and you consider "Clean OP & ED" and "Trailers" to constitute bonus content. Still, the main menus on the discs are easy to navigate, and the picture quality is damn good. I'd recommend this to any of my fellow otaku that are looking for an entertaining and solid anime.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

[Video]: How To Watch Anime

It's time to watch anime! Don't know how it's done... well, then watch this tutorial on "How to watch anime." Of course it's going to be different for everyone, so comment and let us know how you prefer to watch your anime.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

[LPS] Artist Corner - 40

It's been a while since I've posted anything LPS, so here is a nice image post for everyone. Of course, if this is what's in a cupcake, then I'll have to be more careful when I eat one from now on. Personally I think a pepper-filled cupcake would be a little too good, so maybe we should dial down the fun just a tad on that one.

Anyway, for those of you that have recently come here from Pet Shop Daily, these image posts are nothing new; just more of what you have come to love.

For everyone that is new to this, these image posts are our fan-artists corner, where I scour the internet for the best art that the fandom has to offer, and I show it off here.

I do something similar with anime images, but this is for the LPS fandom; so if being a Pet Shopper isn't your thing, then skip this one. Otherwise, enjoy the art.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wo Reviews: Girls Bravo

Well it took me longer than I originally wanted, but I was finally able to finish watching, Girls Bravo. And while it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, it was certainly an anime that made a definite impression on me.

One of the first things that I noticed right away is that even for a harem comedy, this show had the nudity. And not just the occasional boobie-shot here and there; it had naked flesh at almost every turn. Full frontal flesh at that. Granted, there was only doll-like depictions of the nethers, it nevertheless left nothing to the imagination.

Of course, this is probably where most first time viewers of the show may stop, and reflect on only this particular aspect of it, but in truth, this is not all that the show is about, or all that it's intended to be.

Girls Bravo is a show based on the shonen manga series by writer and illustrator, Mario Kaneda. The series ran in Shonen Ace from 2000 - 2005, and in 2006 was animated by AIC Spirits and directed by Ei Aoki.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bullied Kid Get's Shafted Over MLP!

As a fan of lots of geekdom stuff—anime, manga, video games, etc,—I've experienced my fair share of bullying. Heck, seventh grade has been purged from my memory forever, but for a child nine years old to endure bullying, and the catalyst to be My Little Pony (a show that expresses friendship, and a fandom that promotes tolerance) this is enough to make my blood boil.

I don't blame the children for the bullying at this age so much as I blame the children's parents. I also blame the school's principle for taking a pussyfied highroad and eliminating the "distraction" that was the catalyst for the bullying rather than have the balls to throw a few students out on their ass for a few weeks in suspension. Let a few failing grades float their way to their parents and then THEN we'll see how bullying is tolerated.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

[AMV] Lightning Speed

It's time yet again for more awesome music videos, and I think I've picked a nice fast-beat one for you all to enjoy. Get ready to tap your toes.