Archive for July, 2007

Instant Review: Shigurui

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

This is TEXHNOLYZE if it were a samurai show.

Director: same
People with limbs missing -> samurai with limbs missing
Juno Reactor OP -> abstract art and traditional drums OP
Woman licking a guy’s eyeball for several minutes -> guy driving sword into his foot for several minutes

Chiaki J. Konaka -> not Chiaki J. Konaka
ABe -> not ABe
All samurai shows not “Black Lion” or Musashi GUN-doh: boring

Those Licensing Dudes Are On The Ball

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

So, like, Anime Expo happened. I didn’t go because it’s a few too many thousand miles away, but I hear this stuff happened:

  • Darker than Black, licensed by Funimation
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, licensed by ADV (including TV broadcast rights)
  • Emma, a Victorian Romance (all of it!), licensed by Right Stuf

The aimlessness of some of DTB’s arcs is getting to me, but the writing really is surprisingly smart. Gurren-Lagann is great, of course, so it’s too bad that “TV broadcast” probably just means THE ANIME NETWORK, NOT FOR KIDS, TOTALLY UNEXPECTED.

I’m sure all sorts of people are going to complain that the production companies actually making a profit is depriving them of free cartoons by now, but I just want to point out the great arrangement for Emma: $37 a season, one box set per, no dub.

That makes it about $3 an episode! And you get your name in a meaningless special thanks list on the DVD if you preorder! Make this your daily recommended maid allowance.