Generally speaking, when it comes to recognizable and well known directors in the anime industry, there’s not a lot out there that a majority know about. Mamoru Oshii happens to be one of those figures that a majority do know about, from his work directing Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura, to the Patlabor franchise, to Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell. Dallos, however, is the first work of his that I’ve watched, and in viewing the OVA, I can see early inklings of how good he is when it comes to scenes and also the nice visual touches in this work. However, Dallos simply jumps from one plot point to the next, and with only 4 episodes to actually tell a story, it doesn’t. And while some battles are cool and the soundtrack is pleasing, it’s drowned by information and situations I can’t care for.
There is something incredible about working in the week ends, mainly, you get plenty of time to decide what you are going to review on your next column and sometimes even write it. (Because, in my workplace it’s either you move or die frozen and even so, it’s better to move next to the heater)
Today’s victim of my now infamous reviews (or so I hope they are, after more than a year…) is Starry Sky. What is Starry Sky you ask? Well then, it’s an adaptation from an otome game, except that for once, the guys are modeled after horoscope signs. Obviously the story is beyond simple, it follows them in their school life as they make new friends and generally do ordinary stuff while we wait for the answer to the question that everyone is asking: who will the girl fall for?
For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, it’s now official, I have a job! For one year sure, but it might become longer, either way, I’m free from job search (not that I actually looked since I still haven’t graduated but it’s still a huge achievement!) Sometimes, I’ve got such good luck that you might think I’m using black magic.
And black magic is exactly what we’re talking about this week (such a coincidence isn’t it?) in Yondemasuyo Azazel-san, literally “I call you Azazel-san”, who actually looks like a Pokemon but that’s irrelevant. Anyway, Yondemasuyo Azazel-san is the story of the detective Akutabe-san who uses his knowledge in magic to solve cases.
Hakkenden has yokai! How could one possibly go wrong with yokai?
One day I will not be able to distinguish between all these idol anime anymore.
First of all, Merry Christmas everyone! Merry whatever you’re celebrating if Christmas is not your thing. At the very least, I hope you all ate well today because good food is awesome every day of the year. I’ll admit I kinda wanted to review something else for today, but, among the things I had pending this one the most heart warming, so Shigofumi it will be.
In Shigofumi, when someone dies, they are allowed to send one last letter to a person of their choice as long as they’re still alive. Some people do their best so these Shigofumi are delivered. Fumika is one of these very special postmen. She and her partner Kanaka, a talking staff, work everyday, delivering letters, sharing some moments with the humans they are destined to.