Well, I finally sat down and watched the last episode of Code Geass a few nights ago. Better late than never I guess. Obviously that wasn’t the actual ending of the series, since episodes 24 and 25 will air in the summer, and I think a new season will begin sometime next year. But anyway, what started off as a pretty typical war/mecha series that was a bit too complex and fast-paced in the beginning, turned into a very good take on the genre, and the series has since established enough unique elements to make it stand out among the fall ’06 series’.
It was a pretty normal day for me this past Friday, until the above arrived in my mailbox ^^
Though it’s not my favorite of the nine (soon to be ten) Pokemon movies, movie 9 holds a special place in my heart because I was studying in Japan in July 2006 when the movie first came out. I was lucky enough to get to see it in a small theater in Kyoto a few days before I had to return to the US. The theater was very small compared to the ones out here in CA and there were a lot of loud kids there, but hey, it was a great experience to see an anime movie in a real Japanese theater ^^ The English version of the movie just premiered about a week ago on Cartoon Network. I didn’t bother to watch it though because 1) Pocketmonsters.net had just released a fansubbed version of the movie a little while before and 2) I dislike the new PUSA voice actors and it’s the first movie that’s using them. But after watching the fansubbed version of it (and understanding a lot more compared to watching the raw in the theater =P), it turned out to be one of the better Pokemon movies in my opinion. So I felt like writing a review of it (plus I can’t think of anything else to blog about tonight ^^,,,)
Blood+ started airing on Adult Swim about 3 weeks ago. I had never seen the series before, and it sounded kind of interesting, so I decided to check it out. I’m not a big fan of vampire/extremely “dark” series’. I’ve seen the first few episodes of Hellsing and Trinity Blood, and it’s not that I disliked them, I just didn’t get into them enough to want to keep watching them. But after watching the first three episodes of Blood+, I’m happy to report that I like it a lot more.
The Nintendo Wii game, Wario Ware – Smooth Moves, is a unique game that’s made up of over 200 microgames (smaller and quicker than minigames ^^) in which you use the Wii remote in different “poses” to mimic how you would do the games’ actions in real life. This game takes full advantage of the amazing flexibility, sensitivity, and wireless action of the Wii remote. Though the microgames are only a few seconds each (except for the boss stages), there’s an incredible amount and variety of them, and any Wii fan should find themselves addicted to this seemingly simple but fun game before they know it ^^
I finally had a chance to watch the last episode of Kanon last night. I had a feeling that, like Air, I wouldn’t understand the ending too well and it would probably leave me with some questions. So after watching episode 24, I’m still a bit confused, but I think I understand the main gist of it. As I said before in my past Kanon reviews, it’s a very beautiful and touching series that gives you more mysteries to contemplate than answers…
Ok, so I’ve watched a little more than half the episodes of Death Note (20 out of 37) but close enough. Anyway, Death Note was one of the few series’ that I loved right from the first episode. My opinion of it has changed (for the better) since my initial review of the first 2 episodes, and now I like it even more and I understand why it’s one of the more popular (but not quite mainstream) series’ around nowadays…