Thursday, February 20, 2014

Kikaider REBOOT Film


Another effort to revive the classic heroes. 
Is it a proof of respect of the older series or TOEI's lack of creativity?

I haven't watched the original series, so it's a good thing because I won't be able to compare it.  I kinda dislike things like "No, it shouldn't be like that", or "This is shit, the original is better" and so on.

Well, since it's Tokusatsu, and the new remade costume looks fabulous, I'm looking forward to it.
But, I still hope that somehow TOEI will decide to spend a large budget to make an epic Tokusatsu movie that can go head to head with those high budget Hollywood Super Heroes Movies.  

Ressha Sentai ToQGer Episode 1

My first impression about this brand new sentai is so-so.
Things which caught my attention:
1.  The train battle which somehow looks awesome, reminded me when I was playing as a child, and Den-O of course. 
2.  The "train jumping" scene, where the actor/actress jumped into another train, that's a nice action stunt.
3.  Guess those weird and simple costume is starting to impress me.
4.  The morpher seems too big, but that makes it badass.
5.  More foolish Blue, and overconfident Red.
6.  The intriguing Color Change ability.
7.  The Rockish Opening Song :)
8.  And what's with that finishing bazooka?

The main theme of the show is imagination, so I've got a "thing" for this show.  I'll give it another shot with the 2nd episode, and see what'll happen next.
 You can grasp the very first bit of the IMAGINATION HERE

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hozuki no Reitetsu

Being labeled as Supernatural Dark Comedy by Wikipedia, anime which is adapted from manga with the same title began airing from January 9, 2014. Produced by Wit studio, the same studio responsible for the well-known Shingeki no Kyojin, a.k.a Attack on Titan, we can get our hope high.

Set in the afterlife, the story focuses on the daily life of Hozuki, the main protagonist. Hozuki is characterized as a cool, smart, joke-loving, respectable, yet a bit weird, eccentric, and sadistic demon. Being a staff manager and the right hand person of Enma, the King of Hell, he has to solve many problems occurred in Hell.

The “Hell” is generally depicted as a place for the sinner (guess this concept is almost the same for all of us) dominated by cultural aspects of Japanese-Chinese point of view. But, the hell here is especially depicted as being managed like a company. Divided into a number of departments, with some people taking charge of them. Since it’s like a company in mundane world, it’s also have problems with staff, budget, and another company (in this story, the European Hell). Interesting enough.

As the story goes on forward, new characters appear, which makes the story even more and more weird yet interesting. 

Being honest to the core, this is a 2nd anime (the 1st one is xxxHolic) which forces me to frequently pause the video and go online, to translate the subtitle and find the meaning of some phrase which is difficult to grasp. I should blame myself for being lack in vocabularies and English in general. But, I think it will be a good practice for me, so I can finally say to those who thinks Anime is useless proudly, “Hey, my English becomes better and better by watching anime” :D

So, interesting characters, background, plot with comedy, cultural study, and high quality animation being thrown into this fascinating anime, you definitely should give it a try.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Kamen Rider 555 ~Paradise Lost~ English Softsub

Enthroned as the best Kamen Rider Movie ever made by fans. Well, that must be true at some point. Despite being set in an alternate story, it stayed true to its original storyline, the conflict between human and mutant, wait, Orphenochs. Great movie.

Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger Movie English Softsub

The 2nd Dino-themed Super Sentai, despite being cheesy at some point, it truly shows itself as a well made Series.

Kamen Rider W English Softsub

One of the "successful" Heisei Kamen Rider Series. Great plot, interesting characters, well done comedy, and sweet visual effect which makes it truly adorable.

Kamen Rider W - 01
Kamen Rider W - 02

Enjoy it.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Kamen Rider Den O ~Ore, Tanjo!~ English Softsub

A very entertaining Kamen Rider movie.Not too childish, yet not too mature.