Gun Sword (aka Gun x Sword) is a 2005 shōnen, dystopian Western, mecha anime series that revolves around a stranger in a tuxedo and a fancy hat known as Van. He enters a small town in search of another strange dude, known enigmatically as The Claw. A little girl named Wendy convinces Van to stay and help the town fight off an oppressive gang of bandits
Nineteen years ago, during the year 1998, a Space Western anime was released by the name of Cowboy Bebop, an anime that would go on to become one of the finest pieces of animation ever made. Adapted and completely redesigned from its manga counterpart, with direction by Shinichirō Watanabe, this 26-episode long, seinen neo-noir anime series would continue to astound fans of the medium for decades to come.
I felt validated after watching episodes six and seven due to revelations involving Ulgar and Charce. Starting with the former, I knew that there was no way Ulgar was acting with saboteuristic malice. His motives had to have been private and pertaining to family trauma and the reason for this is because going after
A couple of my favourite things in anime include food and character-driven feel-good narratives. If it has beautiful animation and amazing music, then I know that I’m going to have strong positive feelings about it once I have finished watching. Then there are those super rare moments where an anime will be so mind-blowingly awesome as to leave a special sort of imprint on my mind and heart. One that will have me thinking about it and the themes that touched me intimately for a long time to come afterwards. Poco’s Udon World is one such anime
Kemono Jihen (怪物事変) is a shōnen, dark fantasy, supernatural anime adaptation of the manga series, following Special Detective Kōachi Inugami who’s summoned to a mountain village after the discovery of animal corpses. Shortly after he arrives, he meets a young boy that wishes to help the detective in solving the case. This eventually leads Inugami to realise that supernatural forces may be at play.
I remember this anime with a deep sense of fondness as it always reminds to never truly judge a series by its first couple of episodes. What began as something with mediocre expectations ended up becoming one of my favourite feel-good supernatural serials of the season. While I can openly admit that Kakuriyo isn’t a mind-blowing masterpiece, there are still plenty of traits to the show that provide a comforting yet entertaining and somewhat feel-good watching experience all-around
Wolf’s Rain follows a group of four ragtag wolves that end up coming together due to various circumstances and embarking on a very long and arduous journey in the search for a place called Paradise, which is foretold to appear when the world approaches its end. In the anime, wolves have been hunted practically to extinction and are nothing more than a grand legend. In order to protect themselves from the many different perceptions that people have about them, the four wolves disguise themselves as humans in order to survive their lengthy adventure.
Ninja Scroll (獣兵衛忍風帖) is a 1993 seinen, jidaigeki-chanbara (period samurai film) motion picture that was produced by Animate Film and written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust). The film takes place in feudal Japan and revolves around a rōnin named Jūbei that gets caught up in having to battle the Eight Demons…
Science-fiction is one of my favourite genres across all forms of entertainment that I enjoy. My two favourite mediums for it, however, would have to be books and anime/manga. Contribute it to my love for details and imagination, or just my passion for those two forms of media specifically. Whatever the case may be, I…
Natsume’s Book of Friends (Natsume Yuujinchou Roku) Season 6 is my most-anticipated anime for the season! It was originally a fantasy, supernatural manga series created by Yuki Midorikawa, which was published by Hakusensha (Viz Media for English speakers), and was then adapted into an anime in July 2008 by studios Brain’s Base and Shuka. I…