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Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou ~ Review

Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou ~ Review

“Magical girls going badass!!”

The “magical-girl” or “mahou shoujo” genre is quite controversial, even within the otaku realm. There are very little fans of the genre, let alone people who can openly say that they love and enjoy the genre. I am very much the same; I have never been a big fan of the genre. That is, until I took up the courage to watch this awesome series!

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Senyuu. ~ Review

Senyuu. ~ Review

“The funniest 50 minutes you will ever experience!”

What do you get when you cross a Final Fantasy like concept with anime? Well, if you’re lucky you might get possibly one of the funniest shorts that you will ever come across! With each episode being only 3-4 minutes long, you won’t have very much time to enjoy each episode but in that case, you will get treated to a stomach-grinding laugh fit every episode. guaranteed!

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The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Of All Time: #100 – #81

~ The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Of All Time: #100 – #81 ~

Anime openings… it’s only a short minute and a half long, but it gives us just that little glimpse of the big picture. The stories the characters and the overall feel of the anime series can be presented so well (and entertainingly) in a minute and a half. Us anime watchers love those anime openings; whether it’s listening to the song, watching the animation sequence, or in most cases: both! Some anime openings are better than others in more than many ways… but which are the best of the best?

Well, here it is! The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Of All Time as chosen by you! The anime lovers, fans and fanatics of the online wonderland!
I’ve been collecting votes for about 2 months, and the feedback was extraordinary.
In a little under 2 months, we managed to collect a whopping 3473 VOTES!
That’s truly amazing! And I thank each and every one of you that voted! Thanks to you guys, I managed to create a list that truly separated the good openings from the epic openings.
Although I had absolutely no part in this list, it seems that my anime-music sense was spot on with the rest of the community; most of my favourite’s obtaining a spot in the top 100.

Well… without further ado, let’s start presenting the Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings of All Time!
I have spit the list into a number of parts (to gain a little tension effect) so for this post, here is #100 to #81 in the Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings of All Time!

Let’s get going!!!

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Samurai Champloo ~ Review

Samurai Champloo ~ Review

“One of the greatest and coolest shows I have ever seen!”

Do you know this series at all? If you don’t then I’m sorry but  you don’t deserve to call yourself an anime fan, anime lover or even an anime watcher. Because this series is an absolute must watch series to gain the title of “the anime fan”. It may just look like your ordinary samurai anime… but you’d be very, very wrong. So very, very wrong…

Samurai Champloo is set in a fictional version of the Edo Period, where everything has a hip-hop twist to it. The main heroine Fuu meets two powerful swordsman, Mugen and Jin, and asks them to accompany her on her search for “the samurai that smells of sunflowers”. But of course, there are many troubles and tasks along their journey; saving lives and taking lives, they each search for their own things.

The series was highly acclaimed for its unique execution, concept, plot and animation style

The series consists of 26 episodes and aired during the second half of 2004. The series is animated by Manglobe Inc., who later went on to animate many iconic series include Ergo Proxy, Deadman Wonderland and The World God Only Knows. The series is known for its iconic soundtrack, consisting of such artists as Nujabes (RIP Lord of Hip-hop), Minmi, DJ Tsutchie and Force of Nature, making the Samurai Champloo OST one of the most iconic and unique soundtracks in anime.

The series consists of many well-known voice actors who later went on to become iconic voice actors in the anime industry; such voice actors include Nakai Kazuya who voices Mugen (and is also known as the voices of Zoro from One Piece and Hijikata Toushiro from Gintama) and Kawasumi Ayako who voices Fuu (and is also known as the voices of Sakuraba Aoi from Ai Yori Aoshi and Saber from Fate/Stay Night).

The animation, plot and character development are all very cleverly constructed and presented, which helped this anime to become so enjoyable, yet unique at the same time. In some countries, it even sparked a “samurai boom”, due to the anime being released in dubbed versions in the US and Australia (I don’t know if that’s true, that’s just what I heard). But I have no doubt in saying that this anime series is amazing and it definitely deserves your full attention if you haven’t yet seen this. You’ll want to be a little bit samurai after watching this as well, I think.

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The Final Judgement:

Recommendation Level: 5/5 – Highly Recommended

Final Score: 9.5/10