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)”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Nadia vs Atlantis

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 / Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001 I wanted this post to be far more comprehensive than I ended up being able to manage, but hopefully it still covers a bit of ground. Partly that’s because I’ve ran out of time, partly because there’sContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Nadia vs Atlantis”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Visual Analysis

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 I took far too many screencaps with these posts and so I thought I’d better to do something with a few of them! Visual Analysis Firstly, I thought I’d start with some random single shots: From the prologue with that ‘hand-drawn’ look thatContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Visual Analysis”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Tartessos Arc, Episodes 35-39

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Seventh part – it’s a little longer than the last one, but hopefully not unbearably so, the way it might have been had I placed eps 1-39 in a single post 🙂 The Tartessos Arc – Episodes 35-39 A sigh of relief! Finally,Continue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Tartessos Arc, Episodes 35-39”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Africa Arc, Episodes 32-34

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Post number six now and the show is still very much in a bad way. In truth, I could have kept this together with the Island episodes but this arc is bad in similar and new ways. (It’s also a short post.) TheContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Africa Arc, Episodes 32-34”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Island Arc, Episodes 23-31

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Time for post number five, where things really fall apart – though there is another sucker punch right around the corner! The Island Arc – Episodes 23-31 Damn. Nadia was always animated but it was never a cartoon – until now. And theContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Island Arc, Episodes 23-31”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Beneath the Mask Arc, Episodes 20-22

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Onward to the fourth post now, with what is perhaps the second most important (if short) arc in the series. Beneath the Mask Arc – Episodes 20-22 Here the characters begin to face their secrets and yet more of the shadows that haveContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Beneath the Mask Arc, Episodes 20-22”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Nautilus Arc, Episodes 9-19

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Post number three now – this is the longer ‘arc’ as it were, and things are about to get quite episodic, as we head into the longest stretch of episodes before the quality vanishes for a while. The Nautilus Arc – Episodes 9-19Continue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Nautilus Arc, Episodes 9-19”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – A Growing Darkness Arc, Episodes 5-8

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Here’s the second of seven or eight posts on Nadia! A quick note – while I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I want to steer away from heavy spoilers, I do worry that I’ve used too many pictures at times which might be spoilers inContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – A Growing Darkness Arc, Episodes 5-8”