Promare

Promare (2019) Whenever folks complain about CGI in anime (as I sometimes certainly do) it’s not about this level of application and integration, I hope. Promare looks amazing, and some scenes are burnt into my memory I reckon – two of which I’ll mention below. There is definitely a lot to like if you’re aContinue reading “Promare”

TTGL Collab with Scott from Mechanical Anime

Here it is! I’ve been (typically?) awfully busy of late, and so a combination of scheduled posts + random bursts of energy have kept me in the blogging game, but today I want to share something that was heaps of fun and which I worked on with Scott for a while (I slowed things downContinue reading “TTGL Collab with Scott from Mechanical Anime”

Gunsmith Cats: Bulletproof

Gunsmith Cats: Bulletproof 1995 Gunsmith Cats maybe still holds that ‘cult’ status now, even after the internet has no doubt introduced more folks to this mid-90s OVA. (So too, the Kickstarter campaign that funded a re-issue a few years back now.) I love so much about this series but I’m torn when it comes toContinue reading “Gunsmith Cats: Bulletproof”

Abandoned #6 (Ga-Rei: Zero, Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045 & El Cazador de la Bruja)

Welcome to my 6th ‘Abandoned’ post and of course, my usual disclaimer that I might come back to these one day! Ga-Rei: Zero (2008) During my slump the other month (when I was having a lot of trouble finishing things) I started and abandoned various anime and Ga-Rei: Zero was one of them. I’ve seenContinue reading “Abandoned #6 (Ga-Rei: Zero, Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045 & El Cazador de la Bruja)”

Jin-Roh (Jinrō)

Jin-Roh (Jinrō) 1999 Jin-Roh is another film that ticks a lot of boxes for me, but if you’re unsure about watching this lesser-known classic, keep in mind that I have my biases and I probably enjoyed this more than folks who maybe consider themselves ‘general’ action fans. I say that because one of the thingsContinue reading “Jin-Roh (Jinrō)”

Abandoned #5 (Shigofumi, Penguin Highway & Tales of Zestiria the X)

Here we go again with a new ‘Abandoned’ post and my usual disclaimer that I might come back to these one day! Shigofumi (2008) I think I liked the concept better than the approach when it came to Shigofumi. Like many of the shows I mention in these posts I don’t think I’ve ruled outContinue reading “Abandoned #5 (Shigofumi, Penguin Highway & Tales of Zestiria the X)”

Abandoned #4 (Dr Stone, Fire Force & Cop Craft)

This post probably won’t be as inflammatory as it would seem by the title – considering some of my motivations here stem from a kind of apathy perhaps, rather than strong dislike. Dr Stone (2019) I was onboard with pretty much everything for the first few episodes – bold visuals and an interesting scenario withContinue reading “Abandoned #4 (Dr Stone, Fire Force & Cop Craft)”

Redline

Redline (2009) Redline is intense – scorching racing with scorching pacing to go with it, and a bold art style that is fascinatingly ‘not-anime’ yet also completely so. I don’t have a lot of knowledge when it comes to the racing genre so I can’t offer much in the way of context, but I suspectContinue reading “Redline”

Sands of Destruction (World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin)

Sands of Destruction (World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin) 2008 Anime adaptations of games seem generally fraught with risk in my mind – and yet I can’t actually think of a tonne that I’ve seen and disliked, and instead, one obvious success seems to come to mind whenever I do think of games and anime,Continue reading “Sands of Destruction (World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin)”

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri)

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri) 2017 Action-packed and grisly at times (perhaps gratuitously so, and I understand that descriptor won’t match everyone’s opinion of course) this series is pretty fast-paced, building quickly to a finish that maybe could have been ‘bigger’ but was by no means a let-down, either. In a way,Continue reading “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri)”