Up coming reviews

With the end of year fast approaching, along with deadlines for my masters degree material, I won’t be able to write as many reviews as I want -despite watching several different series over the past week & having the current season going into wrap up.

So, here is a list of the anime & manga that I’ve be reviewing over the next couple of weeks:

  • Seitokai Yakuindomo (anime & manga)
  • A Channel (anime & manga)
  • Ray (anime)
  • Steins;Gate (anime & movie)
  • Kyoukai no Kanata (anime)
  • Kino no Tabi ~Beautiful World~ (anime & OVAs)

I’ll also be posting up opinion piece critiques of the up coming Doctor Who Christmas Special & the first episode of the long awaited 3rd series of Sherlock as well as an opinion piece on why I dislike the Onegai (Please!) franchise (being the Sensei & Twin).

For my random material, please check my tumblr.

If you have any requests for reviews, please let me know in the comments.

All the best to everyone for this holiday period.

8 thoughts on “Up coming reviews

  1. The Otaku Judge 23/12/2013 / 7:53 AM

    I loved the Steins;Gate series. Hopefully the UK doesn’t have to wait too long for the movie to get localized.


    • andthegeekshall 23/12/2013 / 9:47 AM

      Well, it’s just been released in Japan, so it will be at least a year or more for any sort of localised version.
      just proves what I’ve been saying for years: never bother with dubbing series unless they have mainstream appeal Will save distributors lots of time & money just to sub the cult stuff & will stop people turning to torrents to get stuff quickly.


      • The Otaku Judge 24/12/2013 / 7:45 AM

        I wouldn’t mind getting sub only releases if it meant waiting less. Companies like Manga Entertainment have however said that they sell significantly less copies when a DVD doesn’t carry an English dub.


    • andthegeekshall 24/12/2013 / 10:35 AM

      had a similar discussion with Madman entertainment here, even though they are starting to sell some subs only packs for a cheaper price.


      • The Otaku Judge 25/12/2013 / 5:25 AM

        MVM recently released Bakemonogatari and Waiting in the Summer only with subs. They probably didn’t feel they could sell enough copies to pay for English voice actors. Hopefully they keep up that model to bring over more obscure shows.


  2. andthegeekshall 25/12/2013 / 10:30 AM

    Bakemonogatari is also exceptionally difficult to translate into spoken English, so smart not to bother really.
    Found that Waiting in Summer was just a remake of Onegai Sensei, so it was another series that I dropped.


    • The Otaku Judge 25/12/2013 / 8:19 PM

      Yeah, when watching Bakemonogatari I got the impression I was missing out on puns that get lost in translation. I still enjoyed it loads though as an anime were the lead character deals with supernatural issues in a different way to other shows.

      I loved Waiting in the Summer so I checked out Onegai Sensei, as people kept commenting that they are similar. I ended up dropping Sensei as I was not impressed at all. The production values are way lower and unlike Waiing in the Summer, were the relationship between the leads develops naturally, Sensei is one of those infuriating animes were a couple has the hots for each other, but constantly get interrupted by something goofy out of the sake of lame comedy.


      • andthegeekshall 25/12/2013 / 11:18 PM

        You miss out a lot of puns & info in the quick flashes that intercut everything. I asked a Japanese acquaintance about it & they said that they missed it a lot too but it’s part of the director’s weird style.

        the Onegai series are very much of their time, thus aren’t great. Plague with low production value & poor writing.
        Also similar reasons I gave up on Full Metal Panic too. All the lousy gags & character interactions.


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