Well, Toonami had a fairly decent year. Even with 3 1/2 hours, we still had a lot of good stuff (and Dimension W) come to the block. And a bunch of good stuff (and Akame ga Kill!) leave the block. But we’ve had a ton of good news, and I’m gonna go over everything that happened this year, and my thoughts about what each show has brought to the block.
An adaptation of Kouta Hirano’s manga by Hoods Entertainment, Drifters follows heroic and villainous historical figures who are warped into another dimension on the days they were supposed to have lost their lives fight in a completely different war. These people are known as Drifters as they wage war against the Ends.
Well, Drifters is certainly the show this season for the Hellsing crowd (which is noteworthy since they share the same author): I.E., the folks that love over-the-top violence that doesn’t take itself too seriously, while Hirano writes whatever he wants without having to explain shit because Rule of Cool is in effect. Basically just mindless good fun, and that’s good enough for me. Drifters is a show I’m gonna enjoy.
A J.C Staff original anime based on the WIXOSS card game, Lostorage incited WIXOSS follows Homura Suzuko who moved back to her hometown of returned to Ikebukuro, but finds she has trouble fitting in with the rest of her class. So she decides to learn playing the WIXOSS card game, in order to make some friends. She buys a deck set, and next thing she knows, she is thrown into yet another Selectors’ battle in which they must must battle for control of five coins that hold all their memories. If they can regain all five coins, they win and can leave the game. But if a Selector loses all five coins, they lose their memories.
Jesus, more of these card games… Doesn’t anybody know by now that no good ever comes from playing card games? Yeah, it’s another one of these WIXOSS anime, which means that it’s gonna be weird and they won’t show you how to play the game.
An adaptation of Shiori Amase’s manga by Madhouse and TMS Entertainment, All Out!! follows the Kanagawa High School rugby club, consisting of the short but determined Kenji Gion, the ridiculously tall Sumiaki Iwashimizu, sub-captain Mutsumi Hachioji, and team captain Takuya Sekizan. When it comes to physical abilities and personalities, they’re all different. However, they share one common goal: to be the best rugby team ever.
I’ll be real, I only came here for the beefcakes. particularly that hot piece of ass Sekizan. But yeah, All Out!! is a basic, by-the-book sports anime. Although that’s not particularly terrible, but I would prefer there be more to the show than just muscular dudes.
An original web animation by Oriental Light and Magic, Pokémon Generations is a series of short episodes that chronicles untold stories of certain events occurring in the main series Pokémon games.
These little shorts are pretty interesting to watch since they’ll show the other side of events that were never in the games. Not much to say since each episode is roughly several minutes each.
So anyway, since Toei finally got off their asses and gave Dragon Ball Super a legal English simulcast, I’ll be starting at Episode 47 (Future Trunks arc) until I work my way up to current episodes. Hopefully the long wait hasn’t made me not care.
An original anime by Toei Animation based in Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball franchise, Dragon Ball Super follows after the defeat of Majin Buu. Goku has taken up agriculture in order to support his family. However, more threats are coming that pose a serious threat to Earth, such as Beerus the God of Destruction, a resurrected Freeza hellbent on revenge, as well as Black, Goku’s mysterious doppelganger from Trunks’ devastated future.
Well, it’s Dragon Ball, so what can I say other than I enjoy it. By the way, I’m gonna need to find Krillin’s Tacos shirts for myself.
So from out of nowhere, Toei announced yesterday morning that a new Dragon Ball series is planning to air in Japanese TVs this July. Dragon Ball Super will be the first new Dragon Ball series in 18 years since Dragon Ball GT (Nope, Kai doesn’t count as a new series). I suppose this was to be expected, considering the huge success of both Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ movies.
Is Dragon Ball Super a good thing or bad thing? Lets weigh in the big pro and big con.