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Review Blitzkrieg: UQ Holder!, Ace Attorney, Grancrest, Overlord II, Card Captor Sakura

Welp, it’s the dawn of a new season and I’m WAY behind on my backlog.  It’s a sickening feeling, so let’s clear the slate and get through all the anime I’ve been watching and meaning to get to in one quick shot.  Ladies and gentlemen, I present unto you… the Anime Review Blitzkrieg.

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Review Central: Dragon Ball Evolution

Adaptation is a tricky business, isn’t it?  Different people have different views on what the goal of an adaptation is.  In the case of manga to anime, most people lean towards absolute faithfulness to the source material, but a copy and paste can’t be the end goal.  In most cases, regardless of intent, the goal of an adaptation is to expose an existing work to a wider audience, and in doing so, some changes are necessary, whether it’s to fit a new medium or to fit a different audience.  Seven Samurai was westernized into The Magnificent Seven, and it did pretty damned well for itself.  So, why can’t a live-action, westernized Dragon Ball adaptation work?  I mean, what’s the worst that can happen?  Goku gets turned into a teenager and the prom is tomorrow?

Whatever the case, I’ll be taking a look at Dragon Ball Evolution from a different stance.  I’ll try my best to Devil’s Advocate here.  At least until my mind shuts down.

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Hentai Hump-Day! Review Center: U-Jin Brand

Humpday

To be honest, I’m not entirely sure why I decided to go with U-Jin Brand for this review, nor can I fully explain why I snatched the title up when I found it on eBay.  Perhaps it was just because I wanted more older hentai titles on VHS.  Perhaps it was because I was intrigued by the title being published under U.S. Manga Corps and not its Anime 18 label.  Perhaps it was because I neglected to do the regular research I normally do and didn’t realize I already had it on my hard drive.

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Review Center: Shonan Bakusozoku

HOLY CRAP, a post that’s not about Sailor Moon Crystal or Korra!

So, uh, first off… I had to get my VCR replaced.  That used Sony unit I got at Sacramento served me well, and I’m surprised that the reason it had to be retired was NOT due to the loading mechanism, but rather something with its video output and the RF.

Anyway, after I got a working VCR, I had problems getting the audio.  Ultimately, the problem was my tuner and microphone fighting over which one of them could be active… with neither of them being active if only one of them is plugged in, meaning I have to have both of them plugged so I can disable the one that I’m not using.  It’s rather absurd all around.

Anyway, this week’s title is something on my list of anime that was released on VHS and LD but never got a DVD release.  And funnily enough, DVDs are getting rather hard to come by now too.  So, strap yourself in for… Shonan Bakusozoku!

Apparently, in 1993 we weren't sure how to romanize long o's.
Apparently, in 1993 we weren’t sure how to romanize long o’s.

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