Dream (Level 20)

Time for crap to fly again. Shall reveal what I've got in store in two weeks.
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A long, yet decent, title featuring two brothers with NASA.

Space Brothers is focused on the challenges faced by Hibito and Mutta with their involvement in JAXA and NASA with Hibito being a NASA astronaut and Mutta trying to work his way into becoming one with the two having promised to be on a space mission together someday. Being a ...

Reviewed by Dream on March 25, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
The best offering there is for the Digimon franchise.

Surprising what a touch from Lain head writer Chiaki Konaka offers up for what is supposed to be an animated advertisement for a children's card game. Digimon Tamers offers up a number of unique spins on the franchise that make it the best offering of the franchise I've seen. Perhaps ...

Reviewed by Dream on March 4, 2014
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Too much gore and too little fleshing out here.

Not sure if I should feel indifferent or confounded at how Blood-C tries to spin its tale. Being the second spinoff of Blood: The Last Vampire, Saya is this time a bespectacled high school girl who secretly slays demonic threats while living at her father's shrine. Early episodes mix around ...

Reviewed by Dream on Feb. 28, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A cookie-cutter effort at an action anime,

About all I can say of resuming my watch of Book of Bantorra from over four years ago is "meh". Having an influential crime fighting group against an evil syndicate (in this case, a fanatic cult) is nothing new in anime for me and my indifference further rises with the ...

Reviewed by Dream on Feb. 26, 2014
An engaging feudal era film mixed with supenatural lore.

Not too often I get to see a Japanese feudal era title mixed with elements of folklore to see out of recent efforts that isn't spun off from dating sims or manga as Hakuoki and Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East. This movie spins its own unique take on the ...

Reviewed by Dream on Feb. 23, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Quite weak in quality compared to its first season.

Compared to the first season, this second season of Digimon Adventures is a step down in quality quite heavily. With exception to Ken, the new characters lacked the depth and problems that the first season kids experienced. This is especially a problem with new kid Davis, who is portrayed as ...

Reviewed by Dream on Feb. 20, 2014
Another train wreck anime, this one not too original.

Guess the rumors were true of this being as much of a train wreck with plot as Code Geass was and Guilty Crown sure loves milking its tropes and stealing plot setups from other anime. The premise of Japan being taken over by a corrupt foreign power and a mysterious ...

Reviewed by Dream on Feb. 13, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Still memorable over a decade later when I first seen it.

Digimon is one of my guilty pleasure anime. Sure it has enough predictable elements: several children are on a journey where they see various monsters a la Pokemon, Digimon are beaten to the point of defeat until their owner finds the power within to give them a boost to beat ...

Reviewed by Dream on Feb. 2, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Enough wasted potential for a romance drama.

Talk about a big waste of potential. On paper, Natsuyuki Rendezvous's premise seemed like a unique one in its focus on a love triangle involving a young part-time flower shop worker, his older manager, and the ghost of his manager's dead husband. The dynamics of the triangle involved Ryosuke trying ...

Reviewed by Dream on Jan. 26, 2014
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
One of the overhyped titles of the Gundam franchise.

Like Gundam Wing, SEED got a great deal of hype and praise from fans in the early to mid 2000s among Gundam fans. At the same time, there are folks that accuse SEED of being a poor-man's Gundam 0079 with its blatant rip-off of story elements and structure from the ...

Reviewed by Dream on Jan. 11, 2014
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Sunrise got overambitious with this mecha anime.

This one's a bit of an oddball. Zone of the Enders: Dolores offers up some original ideas and treatment of the mecha genre which carry enough hits and misses. Rather than being a young teenage boy whisked into battle with a mecha, our lead James Links is a middle-aged man ...

Reviewed by Dream on Jan. 8, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Want a rom-com involving saliva? Check this out.

Different is a bit of an understatement describing Mysterious Girlfriend X with how the series goes about as a romantic comedy. While its saliva premise would have you think this is some sort of fetish anime, it actually serves to provide symbolism focused on the developments of Akira and Urabe's ...

Reviewed by Dream on Jan. 5, 2014
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
A solid gun-action title mixing mystery and supernatural elements

The second title made in Bee Train's well-known "girls with guns" trilogy, Madlax mixes supernatural mystery with its gun-action when a professional assassin and the daughter of a wealthy family become entangled in a conspiracy by a secret organization called Enfant having their own diabolical plans involving the two. First ...

Reviewed by Dream on Jan. 1, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
An interesting experiment for film that won't be for everyone.

Twilight of the Cockroaches is a bit of an oddity for me to cover here thanks to its mix of live action and animated footage used for its run.The movie is focused on a colony of cockroaches who seemingly live a peaceful coexistence with the human owner of an apartment. ...

Reviewed by Dream on Dec. 28, 2013
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Another subpar offering from the guys at Gonzo!

I didn't think I'd be hopping back to Shangri-La again. When I think of this series, I think wasted potential. A post-apocalyptic anime focused around themes such as reduction of a country's carbon footprint for economic stability and dealing with the corrupt creator of a utopian city would seem like ...

Reviewed by Dream on Dec. 11, 2013
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