Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ergo Proxy [2006] [dvd rentals] (anime review)


Have you ever watched one episode of an anime and knew that said anime was going to be all sorts of epically awsome-amazing? Well, Ergo Proxy did just that (at least for me)! Not because of the studio Manglobe and not because of the art; because of the epic story. I'll explaine more in my review. Read on, readdddd onnnnnnnn.

ALSO, there is a new feature for these reviews- the AkiaDex! It's a dictionary that explaines various words and concepts found in any of my blogs (mostly for reviews).
Romdo is a domed city built to protect it's citizens from an global ecological dissaster that made the outside world a place that life could not thrive on. Romdo houses all sorts of citizens- humans, androids known as AutoReives, companion type androids, and sepical types of citizens (who had to earn citizenship) called Fellow Citizens. One day the Cogito virus began affecting androids causing them to murder people and commit crimes they otherwise wouldn't even attempt to commit. Re-L Mayer is then assigned to investigate the Cogito virus. During her investigation she comes into contact with a Fellow Citizen who is connected to the creation of Romdo in a way that Re-L could not even imagine.....
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-Initial Impression(s)-
I already knew I was going to love this anime because of the company that produced it. I had been wanting to watch this anime for about two years now; I would have watched it sooner, but I wasn't "old enough" when I saw the trailer on a FUNimation DVD. Initially, the anime really provoked my emotions =) I seriously love anime with robots who have minds of their own. I don't know where this fascination comes from, all I know is that it's there to stay for a long time.
-The Music/ English Dub-
The dub! It. Is. A-ma-zing. This is one of those rare anime where the dub surpasses the Japanese version! And the music! I'll just say I got my hands on both OSTs =)
-The Visuals-
I don't have much to say about the visuals because if you know how Manglobe's anime looks, you know how this one looks. Excellent animation that hardley ever failed. Even side episodes were brilliantly animated =D
-The Story-
The story incorperates (probably not on purpose) the Jesus Christ story, but in a twisted way. I adored this! I was watching every episodes wondering where they would turn (some dragged on a bit, but that's expected from an anime such as this). There were a few moments where I wanted to skip an episode, which is enterially ok to do with this anime because it's not an overly confusing one. I do not reccomend skipping because each episode has some nice tid bits of information that others did not have. You'll notice a tone change once you're half way through the series, but please don't let this turn you away from such an amazing anime!

Friday, February 20, 2009

AHHHHH! [#2] Dangggg FUNimation 0_o ((I loveee Ergo Proxy))

I'm still working on summaries and my opinions for this list! ~Akia [2/20/2009]
FUNimation is taking over the anime world by storm!
They have been aquiring rights to anime that Geneon
had before and bunches of anime from Japan that
have become popular thanks to fan subbing 0__0
FUNi, you rule!

Just to name a few of the aquirements
(ones that I am most definantly looking forward to):
1] D.Gray-man [3.31.09]
2] Dragonaut [2009]
3] Gakutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo [2009]
4] Kaze no Stigma [summer 2009]
5] Nabari No Ou [2009]
6] Romeo & Juliet [spring 2009]
7] Sgt. Frog [coming soon]
8] Soul Eater [coming soon]
9] Rin ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ [coming soon]
10] Blasreiter [coming soon]
11] Bamboo Blade [late 2009]
And some more
(not looking forward to these as much):
12] Evangelion 1.01: You Are (not) Alone [AFI Film Festival 2009]
13] Heroic Age [spring 2009]
14] Ikki Tousen [coming soon]
15] OH! Edo Rocket [2009]
16] Shinguri: Death Frenzy [comign soon]
17] The Tower of Druaga [coming soon]
1] Allen Walker was a homeless boy who made a choice that gave him the power to see the Akuma - skeletons in people. He also has an alchemists arm. Today, Allen Walker has decided to become part of a group that fights Akuma with the power of Innocence (Allen's arm is made with Innocence) and to find the person who trained him in the ways of fighting Akuma. [[this anime is based on the Jump manga of the same name]]
2] The International Solarsystem Development Agency (ISDA) in Japan has started creating "dragons" (mecha) in order to combat the threat of an asteroid only to find out that this asteroid is not their ownly trouble- dragon like creatured begin to cause chaos on Earth! [[this is an original anime produced by Gonzo]]
3] Albert had one goal in mind- to escape the reality that was his life. During his attempt to fufill this goal, Albert meats a count who seems to have a luxurious life. Intriged by this count, Albert ends up inviting him to paris to experience the Pari right life. [[loosley based on the book Le Comte de Monte-Cristo]]

Did I ever mention that I loveeeee the FUNi dub of Ergo Proxy? I didn't! How silly of me!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

[2/50] >.< Ughhh and OH YAH!!

I turned in Skin two days ago not only because it was due, but because I could not get into that book! It's just one of those books that gives you the end at the begining then goes to the past to lead up to the end. *sigh* First fail of the challenge!
BUT I picked back up Med Center: Virus and Flood =D
It's an omnibus.
I'm on the Virus part.