2014: 3rd day of Animanga

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This year I started trying out some retro anime with my partner but we kept being disappointed in that they either were boring or had some notoriously awful script and equally ridiculous characters. So I was a bit afraid that we would drop this series, too, but we were pleasantly surprised by how good it actually was. We have to thank the anonymous joker, a commentor here, for the recommendation.

Carried by the Wind:Tsukikage Ran or Ran, the Samurai Girl, as it’s known in English, is a small hidden gem created by MADHOUSE back in the early 2000. If you liked Samurai Champloo there are high chances, you’ll love this as well. I am actually impressed that this isn’t more well known, what with slice-of-life and comedy series being popular and the fact we don’t get often female samurai much more a show all of their own.  Continue reading

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2013: 11th day of Animanga

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 

The best shounen ever. That was a common phrase we heard from way too many people, most of them of completely different tastes, before we started watching the series. Brotherhood’s reputation is beyond words. Even the people who did not fell in love with the show still thought of it as very good, especially in comparsion to the rest of the genre. So we were curious to see how much truth was in the hype. Continue reading

2013: 10th day of Animanga

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Armed Librarians: The Book of Bantorra

Book of Bantorra has a great premise: a library collects books containing the memories of the dead. There’s also an enticing mystery regarding the true nature of the library; larger than life characters; and overall, it’s simply a lot of fun seeing what crazy things the characters will do. Volken and that ant guy are two of my favorite characters from any anime. ~ draggle

This series got placed 8th in draggle’s top 30 anime, his description sounded there was something good waiting and so we gave it a chance.  Continue reading