Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Preview: Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

After a heaping serving of horror courtesy of Highschool of the Dead, for those looking for a more supernatural anime with a sprinkle of comedy, Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin is right up your alley!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Impressions: Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Before I write about my thoughts about Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi I have to admit that I probably ended up going overboard with my episode preview/guide.  I'll probably end up doing shorter summaries in the future.  Well, let's get down to business to defeat the huns and get to my impressions on the show right after the jump.

Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi 1 - Episode Summary

I can't remember how I heard about this series, but as soon as I read the premise and saw the art style on Anime News Network, I knew that I had to check the anime out.  The series itself is suppose to be a romantic comedy and to differentiate itself from being another generic title in the genre Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi will be modeling their characters and episodes off of fairy tale parodies.  Having viewed the first episode, I can already tell you that I'm digging the fairy tale aspects and I look forward to seeing which fairy tales the show will be using in the future.  With that said, I'll kick off my preview of Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi with a summary of the first episode and complete it with my thoughts in another post.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Preview: Highschool of the Dead

As you can tell from this blog, I'm a big fan of anime. What you may not know is that I'm actually a pretty avid zombie fan. I enjoy all the Romero films, and have an extensive knowledge of the Zombie Survival Guide. So what happens when you take my two favorite things and splice them together?

A summer series that is clearly aimed to win my heart but most likely would prefer to eat my brain!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Anime - Summer 2010

It's the beginning of the Summer season of anime (well, technically it started in June), so Jim and I will try to roll out some previews for our picks of the season.  Rather than attempt to create a list of the new anime this season, I'll just refer you to this visual guide created by chartfag, since out of the lists I've previously encountered, he has created the highest quality guide in my opinion.

Time permitting, I'll try to get some previews out for my picks throughout the rest of the week.  So, here are my picks for this season so far:
  • Ookamisan to to Shichinin no Nakamatachi
  • Amagami SS
  • Highschool of the Dead
  • Mitsudomoe
I've also been debating whether I would be covering each episode of the series like most anime blogs, but unfortunately I'm not sure I'll have the time to achieve that considering I want the highest quality possible in the things I create.  I might end up doing things differently by covering episodes in batches, or possibly covering the series by parts, such as beginning, middle, and end.  We'll see what happens.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Anime Expo 2010 - A Small Recap

I've had a pretty tiring weekend.  It was so tiring, I actually woke up today in the afternoon.  It goes to show, that Anime Expo can really take a toll on a person.  It makes me wonder how people that attend the entire expo do it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Episode 4 is up!

Jim and Gian skip formalities this week and go straight into the nitty-gritty. The hosts discuss their AX game plan, and go into a mad discussion about figures. Tune in for some helpful tips when purchasing in the dealer's room, and what panels interest the Bright Slap cast. A brief rundown of the episode goes as follows:

- Quick Introductions and an "Epic Fail" for Day 0 of AX
- Thursday plans for AX
- Jim and Gian talk about their top priority figures, and perhaps a trip to Ikea
- Friday Jim attempts AX's "Last Comic Standing"
- Saturday is the day both members of Bright Slap will be at AX
- Sunday has two podcast panels that help improve the quality of Bright Slap!

Link to the Episode Page on Podomatic! 

And that's about it for this week! Next episode will be a post-show of AX and be a little more formal with discussions of "What we're watching."