All posts tagged: Satelight

Nobunaga The Fool: Part Two – Review

It’s often hard reviewing two part Anime series’. Why? Well, the perfect example is this here review: Nobunaga The Fool: Part One was, let’s say, lacklustre at best. It’s now been months since I reviewed it, and my overall view of the series is that it has the potential to grow and change between releases, but the reality of the situation is that, well…it really doesn’t. Some Anime will take you by surprise with a second season, but with releases like this that split one season into two parts; chances are, if there was something wrong with the first than there’ll be something wrong with the second. That’s simply the way it goes. Bar some amazing story development, Anime like this don’t usually get much better, but in saying that, for the sake of this review, I’ve tried to keep my mind open to the possibility of this series’ second half blowing me away. Thanks to Madman Entertainment who’ve released both parts one and two down here in the great land of Australia, I’ve been …

LeSean Thomas’ Cannon Busters Animation Project Finally Gets It’s First Teaser Trailer

You’ve got this guy; LeSean Thomas, and he’s been working real hard, alongside a team of talented artists, illustrators, animators, and writers to bring this Anime-esque piece of animation brilliance to life. It’s name is Cannon Busters, and if you havn’t heard of it by now, well…it’s time to start catching up. Now who the hell is LeSean Thomas? He’s this brilliant mind who has his finger in almost all facets of pop culture. A skilled animator and fantastic comic book writer/artist, it’s hard not to experience something nowadays and not have seen his work. That show; The Legend Of Korra…Mr Thomas worked on that. You’re welcome. He also worked on The Boondocks, Black Dynamite, and has even written his very own comic book series, albeit short. That comic goes by the name…Cannon Busters. After months and months of work (probably longer), the team behind the Cannon Busters animation projection have finally delivered to the world exactly what it was asking for, after first delivering to KickStarter backers who’ve given the team the funding to …

Nobunaga The Fool: Part One – Review

Inspiration can come from an infinite number of things. Creative types use whatever it is they can to stimulate their imagination; be it reading a good book, watching a good movie, or simply living life itself. It’s no mystery that the greatest level of inspiration comes from the history of our world. Looking back through time, you’ll soon come to the realisation that some absolutely amazing feats have been accomplished through the ages by some of existence’s most interesting people. Granted, some of those people did devastatingly evil things but that doesn’t make their stories any less enthralling. Though series’ like Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings is grandiose in it’s retelling of the Sengoku period leading up to the battle of Sekigahara, it is because of the Anime that I was able to get somewhat of a grasp on the battles of the time. Watching through it lead me to research more and to, in fact, seek out other series’ like it. I then began reading Takehiko Inoue’s Vagabond which recounts the life of famed Samurai …

AKB0048: The Complete Series – Review

Sitting through 26 episodes of a series that’s completely outside one’s comfort zone is a difficult experience, and that’s how I felt when I had to sit through both seasons of the AKB0048 anime in this complete series collection. But when it was all said and done, I couldn’t help but appreciate AKB0048 for what it was and what it intended to do. For all intents and purposes, AKB0048 is a thorough and well put-together viewing experience for its intended audience. While it may share its namesake with a Japanese pop group of the same name, with constant references to its many band members and its catalogue of magical feel-good songs, this anime is no cheap cash grab to leverage off the brand of AKB48, as it uses the music and notion of a pop idol group to create a rather unique and self-contained setting. The futuristic world presented in AKB0048 is fully realized and aware, its characters having identities that are completely unlike the real-world celebrities that make up the group. It may constantly reference …

Log Horizon: Part Two – Review

“Counteraction rising. Yeah, we’re ready for the punchline. There’s no use with all your gimmicks, so check this out!” – Log Horizon truly knows how to start an episode. It’s with these lyrics that the series unlocks the part of your brain that prepares you for awesomeness to come and while the series itself isn’t as hardcore as this minute and a half, it does indeed capture the overall essence of the story being told. Why start off by referencing the opening? Maybe because it’s so damn catch and I can’t stop listening to it or maybe because, like an episode of Log Horizon, I feel as though everything should begin with what sounds like a Japanese version of a Rage Against The Machine song. How did I miss out on Log Horizon when it first began streaming? I have no idea! Madman Entertainment, one of Australia’s leading Anime and Manga publishers, gave me the chance to review the first half of the series when it got released not too long ago and I absolutely …

Log Horizon: Part One – Review

When I first heard of Animes like “.Hack”, many years ago, I was overwhelmed with an excitement that, to this day, has not been properly replicated. I never really had the follow through to actually watch the series but just hearing about a premise that revolves around the combination of video games and reality, as a young gamer, had me so inspired. Too bad all the creative energy that coursed through me in my younger years was never directed at anything of substance, but the feelings of adoration to such series’ has stuck with me even into my adult life. When I got the chance to review the Anime adaptation of “Sword Art Online” some time ago I thought I was in for quite a treat…too bad that series only proved to muddy up what was once such clean, drinkable water. Since then connection to the fantasy sub-genre has dwindled. I passed on watching “Log Horizon” during the time when it was getting a legal stream across the West simply because of my experience with …