Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto (幕末機関説 いろはにほへと) Anime Review: Surprisingly Good

bakumatsu kikansetsu irohanihohetoBakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto (幕末機関説 いろはにほへと), usually translated as Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto, is an original 2006 TV anime series by studio Sunrise and director Yoshimitsu Oohashi. It is one of the many Japanese titles, focusing on the events between the years of 1853 and 1867 (manga, light novels and anime all pay a huge attention to the period). The Bakumatsu is a rather brief period in the Japanese history, but also one of the most prominent moments in the local history.

Let me tell you just some things that come from then: Shinsengumi, Tokugawa shogunate dusk, Ishin Shishi, the Mieji era.

Read below my review for the anime, which was born for the sole purpose of creating a different telling of the story. More realism than I expected and a number of fun moments, slightly similar to the feeling Peacemaker Kurogane left, but with a much more serious tone.

WARNING: Spoilers

Psycho-Pass (サイコパス) Season 1 Review: Urban Anime Legends

Psycho-Pass PosterHave you been utterly amazed by what you are seeing on your screen? Happened to me in October 2012, while watching episode one of Psycho-Pass – anime series by Production I.G. supported by Nitroplus, FUNimation, Fuji TV, Dentsu and even Sony Music Entertainment… What stunned me were the graphic crime depictions, as well as the sleek city views, sending us to the near future.

Of course, it has been long since then, so I felt it’s time for me to share my views on this Acton/Sci-Fi urban anime legend.

Warning: Spoilers

Big Screen Debut for Former Studio Ghibli’s Yojiro Arai – Taifu no Noruda (Video)

Taifu no NorudaTaifu no Noruda (Typhoon Noruda) will be the new project by Studio Colorido. The movie will be directed by Studio Ghibli’s former animator Yojiro Arai. This will be Arai’s first feature film project in this position. He has already worked on the animations in Karigurashi no Arrietty, Kaze Tachinu and Kokuriko-Zaka Kara. The movie will air on 5th June, 2015 and will be shown for a limited time in theatres across Japan.

Watch the show PV below!

Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works Season 2 Preview (Video)

Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works

The new anime season (second) for the recent anime TV series Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works begins on 4th July, 2015. Seattle’s Sakura-Con will also host the premiere for North America – on the same date.

In the video (available below), you will also hear aimer’s theme song “Brave Shine”

Watch it below!

Spring Anime Season 2015 Preview: Owari no Seraph

owari no seraph anime 2015Owari no Seraph (終わりのセラフ), translated as Seraph of the End, is an original Japanese manga by mangaka Takaya Kagami and illustrator Yamato Yamamoto. The story begins with the world itself – the human children being used as feeding docks for the vampires… One such child is Yuuchirou Hyakuya. He has been living a life of imprisonment, alongside a number of other human children. They grow with the knowledge that they are the only ones left of the world, but one escape attempt leads Yuuchirou to the outside. He comes to know the truth.

Owari no Seraph will air on 4th April, 2015. Stay tuned to see how humans and vampires take on each other once more!

Spring Anime Season 2015 Preview: Kekkai Sensen

kekkai sensen anime spring 2015Kekkai Sensen (血界戦線) is usually translated as Blood Blockade Battlefront. This is a science-fiction, fantasy story about Jerusalem’s Lot (old name: the city of New Work) where humans and creatures of a different world are battling for the sake of their own, shared wellbeing. On a daily basis, ever since the Breach, they have lived in unison, able to cohabitate without many problems.

Now, however, someone or something is threatening to break their somewhat tranquil lives. To oppose the possible havoc, a team of superhumans with exceptional style gather. They called themselves Libra.

Watch Kekkai Sensen episode one on 4th April, 2014.

Spring Anime Season 2015 Preview: Vampire Holmes

vampire holmes animeVampire Holmes is an original card game by CUCURI. The show’s original concept is by Yoshinobu Sena. He has also written the lyrics and composed the anime TV series’ theme song. He will also be the seiyuu for the protagonist Holmes. The theme song performance will be by Nami Tamaki, who has performed the D.Gay-man OP 2 and several theme songs for Mobile Suit Gundam Seed.

Watch Vampire Holmes starting this 3rd April!

Spring Anime Season 2015 Preview: Arslan Senki Anime Preview

Arslan Senki animeArslan Senki (アルスラーン戦記), or The Heroic Legend of Arslan, is a Spring Anime Season 2015 project by animation studios LIDEN FILMS and SANZIGEN, with the production by Graphica and NBCUniversal Ent. Japan.

The original story is the original novel by Yoshiki Tanaka. The books are illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano and began serialisation in 1986, still ongoing. The books focus on the really heroic legendary adventures of Arslan, the 14-year-old Prince of Palse, and his fight to take back what was owed to him, by fighting and deserving it.

Welcome, to the Arslen Senki anime series, beginning this 4th April (1015).