Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sailor Moon Has Her English VA! (and Other Stuff)

Well, it's finally happened! Usagi and Mamoru finally have their English voices, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

Make sure you comment, and share this awesome news!

WO Examines: A Brony Tale - Documentary

It's time for more nerd-tastic videos everybody!

My reaction and discussion over the new documentary featuring voice actress, Ashleigh Ball, in A Brony Tale. Let's get those flames fanned, and start some controversy! (psych!)

Friday, July 18, 2014

WO Re-Examines: Sword Art Online

It's been almost two years since I wrote my review of the first arc of Sword Art Online, and while I never did go back and conclude or follow up with a review of the second arc, I never-the-less didn't change my opinion, or my stance on the anime as a whole. I still firmly hold fast to the claim that it was without a doubt the best anime I'd seen in 2012, and possibly 2013 (though that's debatable).

Now that SAO is getting a second season in the form of, Sword Art Online II, and because of some continued hate for the series, I thought it might be pertinent to go back and re-examine this anime with a fresh pair of eyes. To see if maybe I wasn't viewing the series through a set of rose-colored-glasses; and to see if perhaps all the hatred that the anime nerds in almost every corner of the internet throw at it is truly justified.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Art: C.C. (Code Geass)

Well, it's time again for more anime pics; and since our good buddy, LuckySeven has been running a Code Geass theme in our Skype chat, I figured what better character to grace our gallery of girls here on WO, than, C.C.!

Strangely enough, I thought I had seen Code Geass, but it turned out that I must have dreamed it, because I had no clue who C.C. was when she came up in the FUNimation tournament for Best Heroine. I saw a pizza eating girl, and thought, "Wow... now she and I have definitely got something in common here.

The rest is history.

So without further ado, click the thingy to see more C.C. below!

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.