[x] jinora and kai taking a break after airbending training in a nice quiet place, jinora is reading and kai has been putting flowers in her hair (◡‿◡✿)
my bad for the kinda crappy background i need to get better at that!! c:
"But I tried my best as an anime fan to try to do the first live action anime movie with Pacific Rim. And that was one of the reasons why I wanted to achieve an almost superpure color palette of super-saturated colors. I was hoping to make the movie feel as dynamic and as vibrant as anime."
Not An Evangelion Rip Off
del toro knows more about mecha and is a bigger fan than 100% of eva nerds calling him out for ‘ripping off’ that show
im still happy that coyote tango was based off of the guncannon
the most important thing i got about this was del toro getting buddy-buddy with junji ito omg that back slapping story
Holy fuck he’s so good
Junji Ito though
This is prob my favorite episode in the series…
SPRING 2014 ANIME REVIEW #2: MANGAKA-SAN TO ASSISTANT-SAN.
Aito Yuuki is a mangaka who writes and draws his own published manga series “Hajiratte Cafe Latte” an ecchi series based on the exploits of Aito’s characters including one apparently named “Moemi-chan” of which he seems to be personally fond of. There is no real story to this anime, it is mostly a set of comedy bits dealing with the creation and publishing of Aito’s manga, as well as him doing “research” on his staff and close friends to make his manga more realistic. The cast of characters included are Aito himself,Sahoto Ashisu, his manga art assistant, Rinna Fuwa, his overall assistant, Sena Kuroi, his prodigy backup manga artist, and Mihari Otosuna, Aito’s best friend and manga publisher.
Allow me to start by saying that this is one of, if not the most awkward anime series I have ever watched. With that out of the way, the voice cast was remarkable for this series. First and foremost, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka(Kirito from the Sword Art Online series’, Sora from No Game No Life) as Aito was a brilliant casting choice, his range of emotions definitely stole the show in many instances. Saori Hayami(Sacchi from Sword Art Online, Anya Hepburn from Soul Eater NOT!) as Ashisu definitely gave a noteworthy performance as well. The soundtrack wasn’t much to boast about, but neither was the animation quality either, they were about average quality all-in-all. The opening song was nothing special, by my opinion, a typical J-pop song one might expect in a comedy anime. The ending song, however the first ending song was great, I consider it one of my favorite anime related songs to date, while on the other hand, the second, and final last episode exclusive ending was quite memorable and perfect for this series, fitting the overall awkwardly comedic theme of the anime series and being sung by Matsuoka, Aito himself.
I reiterate, this is probably the most awkward anime series I have ever watched. when you consider that I have watched both Highschool of the Dead and Watamote, this is definitely saying something. The fact that it is a 12-episode only series, with each episode estimating around 15-minutes each, gave me relief at times. I had moments where I was cringing due to awkward-ness. There were comedic bits which were hilarious in this series, but the awkward factor seemed to overshadow this quite a bit. Nonetheless, this was a brilliant comedy with wonderful writing and casting. I give Mangaka-san to Assistant-san a:
7/10 (It’s alright).
SPRING 2014 ANIME REVIEW #1: AKUMA NO RIDDLE.
This story takes place at Myoujou Academy, an all-girl private school, in Class Black, attended by year 10 students. Although on the surface the students may seem normal, they are all hiding secrets of their own. Twelve of the thirteen students are assassins with the same goal in mind. Kill their classmate, Ichinose Haru. For class black is actually an assassin tournament set-up by an unknown organization to kill Haru for unknown reasons, promising each young assassin anything they want in exchange for taking Haru’s life. One of these assassins, Azuma Tokaku, has decided that there is no reason for her to kill Haru and instead decides to protect her from her potential killers as Azuma is sent strange messages in the form of riddles every night by her boss, Kaiba. Azuma, the last surviving member of her clan and a very skilled and well-trained fighter, has never killed anyone in her life, making the task of protecting Haru all that more difficult.
To start with the music, this anime had a great soundtrack which truly made certain moments feel suspenseful, while in contrast, gave others a lighter tone. The opening song was a great fit, comparable to the effect that Highschool of the Dead’s opening had on it, setting the tone of the show, while also being enjoyable and, by my perspective, hyping-up the show every episode. Another great factor of this series was the varying ending songs, which practically functioned as a character song for whoever the main focus of the episode was. There weren’t too many notable cast members that I noticed right-off the bat, other than Tomokazu Sugita (Hidenori Tabata from Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou and Leonardo daVinci from Nobunaga the Fool) as Kaiba, whose voice I recognized immediately. The animation here was pretty well done, I would say, about as much to be expected from an action series, I would say. There was a ton of dark lighting in some scenes, while in others the lighting was so bright, you could barely tell the expressions on characters faces. Being a 12-episode action series, this was definitely a noteworthy anime.
This was a decent anime this season, I thought. While I didn’t start watching this right-off the bat when the season started, I waited to see how it would go over among the anime community. Being that I was already watching so many different series already at the time, this one seemed to generate a considerable amount of buzz, I decided to check it out and was not disappointed. While it wasn’t until I was already a few episodes in that I discovered it was classified as “Yuri” I didn’t quite get that sort of vibe from it at all. There were the two main characters, Azuma and Haru, who, if you look at it that way, may have had something going-on, but it wasn’t too apparent. Mostly, this was a well-executed action series with plenty of moments of suspense. I was on the edge of my seat nearly every episode, and once each episode ended, save for the last two or three, I felt there was complete resolution at the end every time. The fact that it was episodic, playing on the sort-of “monster of the week” concept, which was more like “assassin of the week”, was really intriguing to me. With every episode we were given a backstory for the character(or sometimes characters) trying to kill Haru that episode, we saw, in most cases, what their request was, and their own way of plotting against Haru(which was not always by fighting, sometimes rather psychological warfare, or a combination of the two). I give Akuma no Riddle an:
8/10 (worth the watch).
two little shits carrying on the levi and hange legacy
TALKING TO PEOPLE
PLAYED KINGDOM HEARTS
THAT’S RIGHT, FOLKS! THE LEGEND OF KORRA: BOOK 3 PREMIERES FRIDAY, JUNE 27 AT 7PM/6C ON NICKELODEON!
It’s official — Book 3 of Korra premieres next Friday at 7PM. Please help spread the word! The first three episodes will air that night. So happy to finally be able to share the episodes with everyone!
Sinon || Gun Gale Online
A workable fuck-ton of male archery references (per request).
[Please note that the top two images of the white statues are for weaker bows; typically, the bow will have a stronger pull weight. The front arm would be fully extended and straight, and the hand gripping the arrow would not be pinching the arrow itself.]