I just finished Witchblade tonight. While it was one of the more addictive and interesting anime series I've seen in a long time, I was very dissatisfied with the ending. I prefer closure, but this one was left wide open....well, as long as you keep in mind that just about anything can happen in an anime. I actually don't have any idea what it was that kept me so into the story from start to finish. I watched the entire series incredibly quickly (for me), and wondered how it was possible that it would all end by episode 24. It seemed like it could go on for 50 episodes, easily.
I usually have a more thoughtful assessment of a piece of art, but the appeal of Witchblade eludes me (it's not the buxom female characters, although those are certainly nice). I highly, highly recommend it. I've never read Witchblade comics or seen the TV show, so I came into it as a total newbie. I absolutely loved it...except for the end.
I don't know if this type of discussion is allowed or not, and I don't know if it's illegal, so if it is......I'm sorry (please don't ban me! O_O)
Anyways, I have no channels that actually show any anime that I'd like to watch (it's mostly just Naruto....or the occasional DBZ), so I was just wondering-are there any sites out there that host (for free) shows to watch, with a good selection? I've been watching Casshern on youtube but that's about all I could find concerning stuff I want to see.
Thanks for reading, and I appreciate any responses :)
Yeesh! I only have one full weekend while I'm in Portland before I had back to California for the holidays (and then on to Atlanta for Christmas in particular), and it's all booked up! Friday night I'm seeing the Nutcracker at the Oregon Ballet, Saturday I'm having a holiday party and will no doubt spend the entire day getting this messy apartment clean for it (not to mention cooking), and Sunday I'm taking a cousin out to lunch for her birthday. Whew!
Well, at least it's all fun stuff. But I'm having a rough time getting used to this "adulthood" thing even still. It's like every time I'm getting ready for a few days of downtime (even if it's just a few "normal" days at work), stuff just starts booking up and before I realize it my next couple of weeks are booked solid again. @_@
I'm looking forward to a calmer January, at least. ^_^ For now...
I never really say that i hate something but this is the lowest of low. ><
Its starts like any other romantic anime/manga boy(Makoto) sees girl(Kotonoha) on a train. And then Makoto meets Kotonoha again in school. Another girl(Sekai) helps Makoto to make court with the girl. fun for 5 eps long.
After that Makoto starts cheating with Sekai and then it all goes downhill. And after some conflicts between the 3 (i forgot lucky me) Sekai kills Makoto at his home.
Then Kotonoha confronts Sekai about it and says she heard a rumor that she was pregnant of Makoto`s child. And then Kotonoha kills Sekai by cutting open her stomach to see if the rumor was true.
In the end Kotonoha ends up on a boat in the middle of nowhere with the decapitated head of Makoto in her arms.
I can't recall the exact moment it happened. I can tell you, though, that it was a momentous occasion. Maybe it was the endless fetch quests that permeate the genre. Maybe it was the endless training arcs. Regardless of what it was, I lost the love I had for the standard shonen manga.
The loss was crushing at first. What is one to do without a weekly does of Bleach?
A brief re-examination of that previous statement will most likely give you all the reason you need. Simply give the title a lower-case "b" and you'll understand.
Furthermore, what does a fan turn to once the weekly releases lose their luster?
I found solace in Kaori Yuki's Angel Sanctuary and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's Neon Genesis Evangelion.
01. You can't spell. 02. You can't write a sentence that flows well. 03. Your review doesn't touch upon the most important thematic elements of the series. 04. The comments section of any blog is full of jerks who think they're entitled to run your blog. 05. You use 4chan memes.
Why am I posting this? No idea, attention? Probably. Any who, for anyone willing to read, let me tell you where I stand with Naruto and why.
Naruto, it's probably the most popular anime today in America. Both those that are *Into* anime and kids that see it as a another show on Cartoon Network with an understanding that it's not your every day cartoon full of talking animals and severe anatomical deformities, Naruto is the most watched anime in today's day and age (mind you, in America).
As a show, I think it accomplishes what it sets out to. Be a fun, mindless, time waster. A couple catchy characters, a couple cool battles, it's an easy way to kill a half hour every week. I personally don't watch the show (though I've watched about... 60 episodes) but I do read the manga in American Jump and collect the volumes. To me, the manga is the same form of mindless entertainment, but much better quality. Though, still. I would not call Naruto unique, nor outstanding.
Is this show's popularity deserved? In my opinion, not to the extent that it is. Naruto is extremely marketable, which makes it really easy for kids to get into. It's somewhat visually exciting, but the animation is QUALITY, and by that I mean crap. It has a somewhat interesting story, with the occasional good arc, but most of the plot twists are uninteresting, out of nowhere, and predictable. The only interesting character, with any sort of real depth, is Naruto himself. Unfortunately, he's annoying as hell.It's those points that makes this show quite lackluster. It's a show that should be popular to a degree, but many people hold it in a much higher regard than should be. Finding depth that isn't there, or failing to realize the plot is made up as it's gone along. It lacks the intricacies that other shows of it's type (One Piece, or even Bleach for that matter) have. It's just not brilliant, really.
Sure, maybe I'm biased. Maybe I've turned into some sort of elitist. I try not to think I am. My range of shows is quite varied, and I gave Naruto a very good chance. I can understand why some are into it, and it's cool, but I just don't think it's *amazing*. It's certainly not the worst show in the world, but it's not really *good* either.
Nishikaze – Lethbridge’s Anime Festival will not be held for 2009
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA – December 8, 2008 – Nishikaze, Lethbridge’s Anime Festival, tentatively planned for Saturday, March 14, 2009 has announced it will not be held for 2009. This would have been Nishikaze’s 5th year. Due to unfortunate problems with securing a venue for 2009, it has been the decision of the Chairman, Ryan Cradduck and the Nishikaze Organization Committee (NOC) not to hold Nishikaze V in 2009. NOC will turn its attention to hosting the event in 2010.
Keep watching www.nishikaze.org for details on Nishikaze V (2010). There you will find information on pre-registration dates and rates, artist and vendor table reservations, and 2010 performers and events!
About Nishikaze: Based in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Nishikaze is Japanese animation and cultural festival operating as a non-profit organization. Originally started in 2004 as “the experiment” to see if this type of event would be feasible in a smaller centre like Lethbridge, Nishikaze has steadily grown every year. We look forward to our next event in 2010.
Upon arriving here I noticed a distinct deficiency in the Gundam Franchise section. As soon as my time allows, you can bet I will use everything in my power to complete the current archives to their fullest. Many of you already know me by the same name over on Japanator.com, or you may also have heard of my many aliases on other sites, including h4x0r dud3 on gendou.com. In any case, to those of you who know me already, well......you probably don't need me to say much.
It will be a pleasure working with all of you, and I hope you find my services more than satisfactory.
(btw, my poor score on the trvia section is due to the fact that I haven't seen Nodame Cantible, BECK, Hunter X Hunter, or Pokemon since I was 10, and since those were about half the questions for me, I was kinda done in.)
This is a rather complicated question for me. When it comes to favorites, of course I have flavors of the month just like everyone else, but the reason why it's REALLY complicated for me is all the different medias that can tie in to a series. For example, one of my most favorite series of all time is Fate/Stay Night. The reason in this case is because I absolutely loved the game, and I had been playing the game at the same time as I was working my way through watching the show. However, the anime by itself doesn't do the game much justice, so it's hard for me to call the anime one of my favorites since it's actually the game I like so much.
Now that we've got that out of the way, I would have to say it would have to be either Gundam Wing or the Kara no Kyoukai series. Gundam Wing is about 3/4 the reason I'm here today, and although the show itself hasn't exactly aged well, it still holds a special place in me. Kara no Kyoukai on the other hand, reminded me why I got in to anime. With it's deep amazingly artistic visuals, it's AMAZINGLY well-written plot, beautiful character designs, and with better character development than most series dozens of times longer, it absolutely blew me away in a time when I was beginning to question whether anime was falling off a cliff or not.
In all honesty though, 20 years from now, I may remember Kara no Kyoukai, I might not, but I certainly will remember Gundam Wing, and for that I'll have to say Wing is my all time favorite.