Guilty Crown Collection One

The creators mention that one of their favourite shows was ‘Neon Genesis: Evangelion’, so its influence is all over here. Pop in some ‘Bubblegum Crisis’, some standard issue mechs, occasional awkward fan service and you’ve got an anime best of compilation.
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Michiko & Hatchin Collection 1

This series is from the makers of ‘Cowboy Bebop’, and boy does it show. The opening titles alone feel like a beachside, Latin American version of that legendary show’s credit sequence, but the piecemeal approach the narrative is also similar.
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Strike Witches

Frustratingly, this first series leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Once we get to the final five episodes, which are really quite gripping, the plot goes into (comparative) overdrive, leading to an awe-inspiring epic final battle. The mixture of CG elements and 2D animation is superbly handled.
Rating: 2.5 starsHoopla Factor: 3 stars Continue reading Strike Witches