Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The name's Kurenai, Shinkuro Kurenai.

Kure-nai: An Anime Series Review

Number of episodes: 12
Genre: Slice of life, action
Source material: Light novels written by Kentaro Katayama 

Kure-nai is not a particularly compelling or profound anime, but there's something charming, mysterious, and frustrating enough about the story and characters that allowed it to pass my 3-episode test and keep me watching until all 12 episodes were over. If you have time for a short anime series that has a decent overarching story intermixed with a good dose of slice-of-life, read on and see if Kure-nai is for you!
**May Contain Spoilers**

Sunday, May 5, 2013

I can(not) see the youkai.

Karas: An OVA Series Review

Number of episodes: 6 OVA's 
Genre: Action, sci-fi, fantasy
Source material: OVA original written by Shin Yoshida

It's been a while since I've seen Karas (it came out between 2005-07), but I will always remember it fondly as one of the most beautiful animes that I have ever seen. Even with its copious amounts of CGI, the animation blends well together, the backgrounds are breathtaking, and I highly encourage you to watch at least the first movie before you write it off based on the CGI incorporation factor alone. If you're a big fan of the action genre but are also still looking for a good storyline, Karas just might be the anime for you!
**May Contain Spoilers**