Posts Tagged 'dennou coil'

What’s on your wish-list?

by dm00

With the licensing of Xam’d and (previously) Toradora, I thought my wished-for list of anime licenses was growing pretty short.

Then I sat down to enumerate it, and I realized my list still had a ways to go (in no particular order):

  • Summer Wars
  • Mind Game
  • Tatami Galaxy
  • Kaiba
  • Kemonozume
  • Princess Arete
  • Starship girl Yamamoto Yohko (TV)
  • ef: a tale of me*o*ies
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Katanagatari
  • Angel’s Egg
  • Time of Eve (movie)
  • Welcome to the Space Show
  • Dennou Coil
  • Gakuen Utopia Manabi straight
  • Futakoi alternative
  • Kara no Kyoukai
  • Moyashimon
  • Yokohama kaidashi kikou (manga too, please — or, I’d be happy with just the manga, actually)
  • Durarara
  • Minky Momo: the Bridge of Dreams
  • Minky Momo: tabidachi no eki
  • The rest of Yawara!

(Some of these I’ve gone so far as to get (used, primarily) on R2 DVD, and may do more as years of not-being-licensed go by.)

Also, I’ve heard good things about My Mai Miracle, but I haven’t seen it. I’d spring for inexpensive releases of Shangri-la and Angel Beats, too.

This list would keep me ecstatic for a while, certainly.

What’s on your wish-list?

Impressions on a Year 2007: Awesome OPs and EDs

Written by TheBigN 

Self-explanatory really, though my writing might not be. Whether because of the song, the visuals, or both, these intros and outros worked for me this year. Using youtube, I tried to get all raw versions, but some only had a subbed version. But that shouldn’t be too important, should it? 😛

BTW, this probably is a long post, which also explains what happens when you aren’t too selective. :3

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Thankful for Anime, 2007

Written by TheBigN

Granted, this will be bit earlier than usual for some, but why not get that head start in anyways? 😀

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Is anime deep? What are you doing with your lemons?

Written By TheBigN

More on variations of this topic can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here. Amazing what one can do with just talking about things. 😛

I’m sure that many of us tend to realize that there are delineations regarding anime fans as a whole. But actually defining those distinctions tends to be difficult. I would assume that in order to be a fan, one must like what they’re watching, but other than that, things tend to diverge. What shows someone will watch, what paraphernalia someone will obtain, how one expressed their love, if at all (why am I writing this blog, for example? :P), etc. tend to cover many bases, and are also limited to what means people have for doing these things. I lament the summer break because of my inability to obtain, let alone watch much anime during the time, for example, and many of us have moments where we would get that series if only we had the pecuniary support for it (some still obtain it at great cost physically, but psychologically? Who knows? ). How one looks at anime is just another one of those indefinable examples.

Pretty, but is it deep?

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Violence, Punks, and (A)Historical Rockets

By NomadOtto

Well, I’m finally settled in enough to post something to the blog, thus, you have this wonderful little tidbit. Recently, other than having to slave away answering phones for tech support, I’ve been playing quite a bit of Big Bang Beat, a doujin fighter that features quite a bit of the team that worked on Melty Blood. It features a cast of high-school punks beating the shit out of each other, a topic near and dear to my heart. However, there’s not really much to say about the game (other than that I need to figure out some combos for the ultimate badass), so, instead, I’m gonna talk about a couple of series that were passed over by most subbing groups, and the reason why I feel they’re worth wasting time on.

Alright, so, the two series are Dennou Coil and oh, Edo Rocket. They pretty much couldn’t be farther apart in terms of style, Dennou Coil (Coil for short) is pretty and futuristic, combining cyberpunk elements with moe in a way that I find very interesting, mostly because it presents a picture of AR that is weird, but not overwhelmingly bizzare or frightening. Edo Rocket, on the other hand, is not very pretty at all, and deals with the history of edo, while adding supernatural elements and traditional shounen show cliches. Neither one will blow anyone away (unless you get blown away by the idea that wheels, are, in fact, round). But I think that there is something to be found in these two shows that I feel is important for the growth of anime, namely, the exploration of different types of conflict.

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