Full Metal Panic! Second Raid

Full Metal Panic! Second Raid

FULL METAL PANIC! THE SECOND RAID Watched via fansubs/DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: After deviating into Fumoffu the Full Metal Panic! franchise comes back strong with a second season, Second Raid. This addition to the original plot line revs things up a notch by going further in depth than ever before. The first season was a … Continue reading

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

GUNDAM WING: ENDLESS WALTZ Watched via fansubs/DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz originated as a three part OVA sequel to the Gundam Wing series. With the addition of some footage and an update to the soundtrack, it became the movie it is known as today. Or I should say was known as, since … Continue reading

Watamote

Watamote

WATAMOTE Watched via Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Be careful what you wish for; Watamote is not just your typical shy girl anime. I’m always finding myself hoping that shoujo manga will reinvent the genre of the shy girl. In fact, I was very concerned that No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ … Continue reading

Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens

Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens

KANNAGI: CRAZY SHRINE MAIDENS Watched via DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Jin, in an attempt to hone his artistic skills for an exhibition, carves a young woman out of a fallen ancestral tree. He unknowingly grants the goddess within the wood the ability to be set free by giving her a vessel to take form in. … Continue reading

Angelic Layer

Angelic Layer

ANGELIC LAYER Watched via DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Angelic Layer is an anime adaptation of a shounen manga series, by the wildly popular group known as Clamp. What sets this series apart from all other shounen shows, is that the story appeals first and foremost to young girls. Rather than having a young male lead, … Continue reading

Moetan vs. Inu x Boku SS

Moetan vs. Inu x Boku SS

Moetan VS. Inu x Boku SS Watched via fansubs and Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Moetan is an anime adaptation of the wildly popular and totally bizarre English language study aid of the same name, published by SansaiBooks in Japan. The original guidebooks have become so popular that there is also a CD, DS game, and … Continue reading

The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI-CHAN SUZUMIYA Watched via YouTube/DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya is a spin-off from the Haruhi franchise. These mini episodes came out during a time of high anticipation for the “second season” of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Rather than staying faithful to the original storyline, Haruhi-chan takes the … Continue reading

Kodocha

Kodocha

KODOCHA Watched via fansubs/DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Kodomo no Omocha or Kodocha, as it is popularly known, is an anime adaptation of a shoujo series full of humor and soap opera drama. What I enjoy most about Kodocha, is how it doesn’t quite fit into any particular sub-type. This series is always fluctuating, and keeping … Continue reading

From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL Watched via fansubs/BD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: From Up on Poppy Hill takes a turn to the nostalgic by looking back fondly on the early years of the 1960s, prior to the 1964 Olympics. Umi, a young teenage girl and main protagonist of the film, works in a boarding house when … Continue reading

Adolescence of Utena (movie)

Adolescence of Utena (movie)

ADOLESCENCE OF UTENA (Movie) Watched via fansubs/DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Adolescence of Utena is a movie “remake” of the television series Revolutionary Girl Utena. While the characters and main premise are the same, the story functions in a slightly altered way. Additionally the time constraints of the movie have led to the film being a … Continue reading