Two Car: Sidecar Racing has in many ways been faithful enough to the world of motorsports that it has been pretty enjoyable for motorsports fans. It has even attracted the interest of very casual anime viewers who are less fans of Japanese animation than they are of anything that goes vroom-vroom. Many motorsports fans are particularly interested by the various graphic designs and paint schemes of vehicles and racing suits. These designs are known as “livery,” but not all livery is equal. Time to rank each team’s livery.
Like most American anime fans of a certain generational range, beggars couldn’t be choosers in the United States, and the addition of Card Captor Sakura to the titles we had available to us was worthy of major celebration. Despite being a bit older than the intended Japanese demographic, I consumed the original series with relish. Unlike many of the series from the 1990s, however, CCS is one of the few I shelled out for multiple times, including the blu-ray remasters. So it’s quite unsurprising that I am looking forward to the continued adventures of Sakura, Tomoyo, and Syaoran.
December 25, 2017 21:00 PM
The most interesting aspect of Yuki Yuna Is A Hero is that we’ve honestly been given a bait and switch. Yuna may be the title character, and by all accounts, she fits most of the magical girl template aspects. However, when taken as a whole, the story isn’t really Yuna’s at all. We’ve been had, and in the best way. The proper title of this series should be: Washio Sumi Is A Hero. Here’s why.
December 23, 2017 06:00 AM
Filed to: A Sister's All You Need
I’m a beer drinker. Okay, no, that’s a lie. I’m a beer snob. And the fastest way to get my attention is to parade a bunch of beer in front me. Especially rare beer. Microbrewery beer. Ridiculous expensive 2000 yen a bottle beer. And if there’s one thing A Sister’s All You Need has, it’s a hell of a lot of beer. Who needs a sister when you have delicious beer? Not me. BiiruSae.
December 21, 2017 06:00 AM
Filed to: Girls' Last Tour
Throughout most of Girls’ Last Tour, characters outside of the main pair have only been present for very short periods of time. This is enough to know that the world they inhabit isn’t completely devoid of other humans, but definitely enough to know that there are very few other humans. Characters, of sorts, have also appeared in the form of robots, but they too don’t remain for more than single episodes. But two has now become three and the mysteries behind this new character may hold the key to everything.
The Dragon Dentist is one of the more interesting parallel universe anime I have seen. It has, as one of its main protagonists, someone who is definitively not Japanese, but places him in an environment that is overtly tied up in Japanese culture, history, and religion. Although he may start out as an outsider, he doesn’t remain so.