All posts tagged: robotics;notes

6 Anime That Should Get A Live-Action Adaptation

When someone says ‘anime’ and ‘live-action’ in the same sentence, most people recoil in abject fear and disgust at the thought of what horrors awaits their favourite anime when it enters the realm of live-action cinema. It is a fair reaction when you consider the universally panned Dragon Ball: Evolution, Speed Racer and the straight-to-video schlocky disasterpiece Fist of the North Star, all awful films in their own right. But can Hollywood ever get it right? To the credit of Hollywood, there has been a few anime-inspired films that actually wound up being pretty damn good, Pacific Rim taking nods from Evangelion for example or the All You Need Is Kill inspired Edge of Tomorrrow (aka. Live, Die, Repeat on DVD) being enjoyable action blockbusters in their own right. Both of those films worked well because they adapted concepts and premises of anime and manga to fit the mold of a film. For purpose of this article, we will only be considering anime that have not been adapted into either a live-action Japanese or American film. …

5 Hidden Gems Available For Streaming On AnimeLab

Madman’s streaming service AnimeLab is only a little over a year old but it sports a catalogue of series that is not only filled with titles currently airing in Japan but also a plethora of hidden gems of the past. While the current ongoing seasons of anime are always very exciting, sometimes there are some lesser known or previously overlooked series that are shining brightly waiting for you to discover them. These are a few of the special hidden gems streaming on AnimeLab: Robotics;Notes From the team behind hit series Steins;Gate (which is also available on AnimeLab), Robotics;Notes follows a group of friends as they attempt to build a robot. It’s a simple premise that is underpinned by a complex government conspiracy plot involving a precised solar flare induced apocalyptic cataclysm, not unlike Steins;Gate’s deeper story beneath its intriguing time travel premise. While Steins;Gate is highly regarded and considered by many a modern classic, Robotics;Notes didn’t quite receive the same fanfare for reasons I cannot begin to fathom. Robotics;Notes is a delightful science adventure in the …

Robotics;Notes Collection 2 Review

Going in to Robotics;Notes it is almost impossible to ignore that semi-colon in the title and all that it represents. That semi-colon has come to represent the ‘Science Adventure’ series and with the reputation the series has following successful outings in Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate it is difficult not to have great expectations of Robotics;Notes. While it doesn’t quite reach the same heights as its predecessors, Robotics;Notes aims to be something different, something unique, but not exactly what fans of the ‘Science Adventure’ series may have been looking for. This second collection of Robotics;Notes features the final cour of the series and more or less kicks things into overdrive following what was a somewhat meandering first half. We see the foundations laid in the early goings come to fruition in a big way as the whole end of the world conspiracy plot reaches its climax in a rather surprising fashion. It must be said that the show implements a rather slow and lackadaisical pace that does at times feel rather uneventful, but if you soak it in …

Robotics;Notes Collection 1 Review

As part of the Science Adventure series, Robotics;Notes has a lot to live up to, following on from the critically acclaimed Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head. After taking this particular scientific adventure with Aki and the Robotics Research Club through Madman Entertainment’s release of the first cour of the series, I can say that Robotics;Notes bares the ‘Science Adventure’ series flag proudly and takes the series in interesting new directions all the while exploring the themes that make the series so popular. Following the Robotics Research Club on their quest to build a giant robot, Robotics;Notes lays its foundations well in its initial episodes. The series opts for a slow pace not unlike that seen in Steins;Gate. There is rarely a cliffhanger ending, rather a series of events split up into episodes. It’s an interesting structure that seems to be a mainstay with the ‘Science Adventure’ series and by and large it works, however it does mean that Robotics;Notes takes a while to hit its stride. This first cour of Robotics;Notes is a lot of stage setting, …

Robotics;Notes manga wrapping up next month

The notes about robotics is almost out of pages. That is right, the manga adaptation of the Robotics;Notes anime and video-game series is wrapping up its run in Comic Blade magazine next month. It will conclude in the next issue of the magazine which drops on the 30th of July. For those out of the know with Robotics;Notes, it comes from the creators of Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head, 5pb and Nitroplus. Much like those other series, Robotics;Notes is a science adventure story. However this one is set in an alternate world which has become immersed in augmented reality technology. It focuses in on a high school robotics club that must find new members or else face disbanding. The anime series is released by Madman Entertainment in Australia and is dubbed into English by Funimation over in the United States. The manga has not yet been released in the West, but fingers crossed that won’t be the case for much longer. -30-