Anime Night.

Just for the sake of random weirdness, I figured I’d post tonight’s anime night lineup. For those who are unfamiliar with this tradition, I head down to the basement to watch anime with the kids on our 100″ home theater screen. Anime night is only in Japanese with subtitles. This was done to give my children no options about reading over the course of the week. Since I began this tradition my children’s reading grades have improved astronomically, I encourage all parents with children that are anime fans to start just such a tradition in their home, though probably not with my choices of titles because my kids are older and are better equipped to handle blood and guts.

  1. Trinity Blood episodes 3 and 4
  2. Macross 7 episodes 1 and 2.
  3. Trigun episodes 9 and 10
  4. Gun X Sword episodes 9 and 10.
  5. Ah My Goddess episodes… um… I forget *chuckle*
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One more reason…

… not to post people’s names on your blog. Unless I have something nice to say about them, or I don’t know them personally and they are the butt of a major news story, I don’t name names on my blog. Some high schoolers in Texas decided to post a blog that defames their vice principal and she decided to fight back, in court.

What blows me away about this is that the suit also names the kids’ parents for failing to supervise their children while they were on the internet. While I can appreciate that parents do need to have some control over the behavior of their kids while they are surfing, you can’t expect parents not to sleep. We’re all human. Sooner or later, children will do things without their parents knowing about it. Doing those things on the internet is extremely easy.

My solution to this problem is that I’ve got myspace black listed on our firewall.… [Read More] “One more reason…”

Trigun Remix Volume 2

Geneon’s releases of Trigun Remix are coming out so fast that I can scarcely keep up with them. I purchased this volume at the end of September and volume 3 of this series is already out!

This will be a short review because I think I covered this release fairly well in my original review of the first volume. If you’re buying this release, it’s because you’ve already seen Trigun and loved it. The 5.1 dub track is nice, but this series really could have benefitted from some video clean up. The only news about this volume really was that there was a slight hiccup with the release that didn’t cause any delays because several shipments that were sent out early had the wrong cover art in the packaging.… [Read More] “Trigun Remix Volume 2”

Trinity Blood Volume 1

Funimation has finally issued the first DVD of a series that I caught when it was being fansubbed and I am so glad! Trinity Blood is a post-apocalyptic story that follows Father Abel Nightroad as he tries to save the world from an invasion of vampires.

Visuals: This is a Gonzo title, I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Gonzo’s visuals and I tend to buy anime simply because they were produced by Gonzo. The only real exception to that has been Speed Grapher. I’m only avoiding Speed Grapher because it’s not a series that I can sit down and watch with the kids. Trinity Blood is a bit graphic in the violence category so I wouldn’t recommend that you let young children watch this series, but it’s great fun with older kids because the violence is just graphic enough for you to realize that something really bad has happened without going over the top.… [Read More] “Trinity Blood Volume 1”

X Remix Box Set

X (TV) is based on a manga written by CLAMP. X tells the story of the end of the world and the fight to save the Earth from apocalypse between the Dragons of Heaven and the Dragons of Earth. It primarily follows young Kamui as he tries to find his way through his destiny to become a dragon of heaven or a dragon of earth and the conflict that ensues after he makes his choice.

Visuals: Absolutely gorgeous. The artwork for this series stays very true to CLAMP’s characteristic style and flows beautifully. If there is use of CG in this series, it does not stick out like a sore thumb as it tends to do in other anime.

Sound: I tend to skip the English dub for most releases, but I gave the English dub a listen for an episode and found that I wasn’t too disturbed by it. The voice casting fits with the characters well enough that it was enjoyable to watch in English, but I do prefer the Japanese voice work.… [Read More] “X Remix Box Set”