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Anime Review

Classic Review: Princess Mononoke

What can’t I say about this film, and yes I would go as far to say that this not just anime, this is ground breaking, awe inspiring, and more powerful than K-On Movie and many other anime’s to grace the big screen since. もののけ姫 Mononoke-hime is a film that stands in Roger and Ebert top 10 films of all time. Thousands of critics have weighed in on this movie, and it has floated on rotten tomatoes at a solid 95 out of 100.  I don’t have to tell you how good this movie is, recently re-watching brought back some deep memories of anime of yesteryear. Watching many other animations from the 90′s to compare to Mononoke and yet for some reason this film just looks current, like it has not aged a single year since it’s release back in 1997. Outstanding, astonishing and timeless, just a few of the words that come to mind while watching this movie, hands down one of the greatest animated films of all time.

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Mouretsu Pirates – Steampunk Beer, Lasers, and Miniskirts

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At this passed animeland wasabi, I had forgotten my roomkey one morning and decided to hit up the video rooms to kill some time. While being familiar with the majority of the shows currently airing I hadn’t really given one much of a chance. That show was Mouretsu Space Pirates, Miniskirt Pirates or possibly better known as Bodacious Space Pirates. I was really caught off guard by this show, previously I had only given it a one episode but I found once I returned from the con I quickly caught up to the current episode.
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Go Figure: Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~ Figure Review

Manufacture: Good Smile Company
Scale: 1/7 Scale
Run: 1 of 1
Series: Fate / Unlimited Codes Game
Character: Saber
Variation: Lilly
Material: PVC
Vintage: Fall 2009
Cost: $150-300

I have been proudly displaying this figure since it’s release back in 2009, it is one of my favorite figures of Saber. I’ve seen the other variants of Saber Lilly but I find myself drawn to this one over all the other Lilly figures on the market. Saber has subtle emotion, grace with an attitude and just the right pose.

Many other Lilly figures on the market just can’t get the saber face and body correct, some of the other offerings are so ugly and low quality that they stand in hideous disgrace or rather lean because of the use of sub-par materials and paint. This Lilly is top shelf, and Good Smile did a fantastic job with her, in fact this Lilly is the second figure in a line of great Saber figures. I’ve reviewed the Dark Saber figure if your wondering what I’m talking about, check it out HERE. Gallery and more after the break

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Samurai Girls Blu-Ray Quick Review

Samurai Girls
Blu-Ray Complete Collection

Sentai Film Works the company\publisher of such titles as NeedLess and Demon King Daimao and Angel Beats has yet another release in the Harem comedy\action category, Samurai Girls. This release is a complete show so you get all 15 episode in crystal clear 1080P and uncensored. Yep the fog of war has been lifted to bare all, for better or worse in some cases.

So what does this show bring to the table, well it has plenty of fan service, a crazy story, and some interesting twists. I would say this show combines many little attributes from other genres, such as magical transformation, harem, super important dude, and historical figures. This is no history lesson but it’s set back in the Sengoku time period and the main characters are named after well known samurai.
So how good is the show itself and is the blu-ray any good? Well I’d say the show is not for everybody, and for those interested its good but far from great. Some things about this show don’t make sense, and with all the fan service shows out there it’s a middle of the road show with benefits. The blu-ray image quality is great, the Dub is bad really bad, and the sub quality is okay overall. The extras and art included with the blu-ray are nice but not a huge sales point.

Overall I’d say it’s a buy if you like this sort of show,I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I’d If you enjoyed Demon King Daimao, or Needless you will like this show.

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