Sunday, December 24, 2017

Baccano! Anime Review

Hey guys! I hope you all are having a great holiday so far and hopefully enjoying some anime. As some of you may know, every year The Reverse Thieves Podcast does a secret santa type thing where bloggers recommend animes to each other and we watch and then review said anime. This is my third time participating in the secret santa event and since I dont celebrate Christmas this has turned into my own holiday tradition lol. This year's recommendation was a anime that I had wanted to watch but never got around to, I always heard alot of great things about it so I was really looking forward to watching it and this review is the result. Before I continue I want to say thanks for whoever recommended the anime Baccano! to me. Now on to the review!

Baccano....Baccano, where do I start with this show, if you have been a anime fan for at least 5 years then it is likely that you have heard of the anime Baccano and if you are like me then you have also heard that the anime is also pretty amazing. Well sorry to say but I found Baccano to be alot of things but awesome was not one of them.

The best way to describe Baccano would be to say that it is half 91 days and half durarara and on paper that sounds like a good mashup but it doesnt come across as well as expected. To start on a positive note I will say that this anime is just a ball of random violence and fun, and yes those two do not usually go together but in this anime these two aspects, especially the violence definitely stands out....ALOT! The main problem that I had threw-out watching this show was that the plot never seemed to have a single clear direction, there was at least 4 to 5 plot lines that go in so many directions that by the time they finally wrapped up I had lost interest in them.

If I had to pick a favorite plot line, I would have to say that the alchemy plot was my favorite mainly because it was weird yet cool to watch Quates just suck the soul out of people with his hand lol. By far my favorite characters would have to be Issac and Miria and I enjoyed them because they added some much needed light hearted comedy to a show that is about 90% blood and guns.

Overall, as a show that I was excited to watch, I was a little disappointed that it did not live up to the hype, and I felt that they attempted to do to much with this anime and it all got jumbled and it didnt come out well. I can not say that I regret watching Baccano though because if nothing else it was fun to just watch mindless violence from characters that thrived on it and really enjoyed the act of killing. As a fan of Durarara I do recommend you watch it but if you dont like Durarara I dont think you will like Baccano.

Well thats it for my review, again thanks for the recommendation and hope the rest of you guys have a great holiday.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Otaku Puppy Update

Hey Guys! Hope everyone is getting ready to have a great Thanksgiving. I just wanted to pop in a give you guys a quick update. First is a update to Eclipse Animation, I mostly update it at school/work but ill be out before Christmas time so before the 5th you guys will see a new lineup that will run until new years and if im lucky the lineup will include some live action anime movies as well as some stage plays.

Next up im taking part in the Reverse Thieves Podcast Secret Santa so Ill have a review on a anime up in a few weeks, im really excited ive done this before and both times I feel in love with the anime I was watching so Im hoping for the same result this time.

And lastly, me and robert may be attending a a maid cafe on Dec. 16th so if we go be sure you guys will get tons of photos and maybe even some videos.

Well that is all, hope everyone has a great holiday and Ill see you guys soon.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Panty and Stocking With Garter belt: Forgotten Anime 10?

Hey guys! Hope your all doing well. Im finally back with a new blog post, I was hoping to do one sooner but all this homework from school has been piling up so ive been working on getting it all under control lol. Today im coming back with another forgotten anime, now this time i couldnt figure out what anime to talk about at first, I was scrolling threw my myanimelist to see what shows I had watched and then it hit me lets talk about the classic Panty and Stocking!

Where do we start with Panty and Stocking, i will admit it was definitely one of my favorite animes back in 2011, the show had the perfect mix of pervy, pervy and a little more pervy lol I mean we had a angel that loved sex. This was one of those animes that you expected to somewhat have a selected audience but was surprisingly popular with alot of anime fans. The main reason im talking about this show today is because while the show was popular 4 to 5 years later its not a show you hear anyone really talk about but when you look at some of the shows that came out during that time like Deadman wonderland, Bakuman, Blue exorcist and a personal favorite Mayo Chicki so with so many good shows for panty and stocking to stick out the way it did shows that it had something that caught fans attention.

For me Panty and Stocking will go down as one of those animes that you can just watch when you need a good laugh and dont mind putting your mind in the gutter for a little while, the show is just good old dirty fun that anyone can enjoy.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Eclipse Animation update

Hey guys, hope everyone is doing great. Hopefully you all have been enjoying Eclipse Animation, and today im here with a update for you guys. First I had to go in a change the format for Eclipse because We wanted to make it like a traditional tv channel so i deleted the old channel and started a new one and with the new one its 24/7 so shows will play threw and when you start watching you will just jump into a show just like you would if you were changing channels at home. Secondly we now have a tv guide so can see what shows will be on threw out the day, and lastly fridays-sundays for the time being will just be movies all weekend.

Well these are just a few updates and i hope you guys keep enjoying Eclipse Animation. If you have any recommendations for animes or movies you want to see on the channel feel free to email us at


Friday, August 25, 2017

Puppy Update!

Hey guys! Hope everyone is doing well, and if your having any cons where you are I hope your having fun. I just wanted to pop in a give you guys a little update. You should soon see(if not already) a video player should be on the right side of the blog. Over the past week or so me and robert were throwing ideas around about making a anime related "tv" channel, first we thought about going the public acess tv route , but then we got lazy and that sounded like to much work lol so we decided to go online. Since this is just a hobbie project the first site i found which has a really good setup wanted us to pay 10$ a we passed, but the sited we decided on while a little more basic set up allows us to play directly from a playlist that we can add to and the channel will update automatically.

So the video player you see is our new anime "tv" channel called Eclipse Animation(thank Robert for the name) and the goal of this channel is to have a place for you guys to watch anime that you may not have heard of as well as random episodes of shows you have seen and episodes of shows to introduce you to a new series. As of right now we will be pulling random animes we find on youtube into the channel but soon we will try to add in shows from our personal collection.

At the moment we do now have a real schedule due to site not really allowing one, but I do have sort of a weekly outlook for you guys. Monday-Thursday the channel will show classic and newer anime from all genres all day, and warning not all of these will be first episodes, and then Friday-Sunday the channel will be showing complete blocks of different series, this will be from episode 1 on threw and this block will also include anime movies. Oh and everything shown will be dubbed and subbed.

We hope you guys will enjoy this channel as its just somethig fun we wanted to do. so thanks for reading and watching!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Why Harm Idols?

Hey guys, hope everyone is doing great. I had no plans on doing a blog today, well change that I did plan to do a blog just not on this topic. I will give you a heads up this post wont have to many facts because it will mostly just be my opinion but enough ranting and lets get started. So I was checking Anime News Network like I often due and today I ran across a story that I am starting to see way to many of and that is a Idol being threaten. This story was about a man threatening the voice actress Sumire Uesaka. I will never understand how you can send death threats to someone who you claim to be a fan of, especially sending threats when you have zero logical reason to do so. Im a fan of the Korean rapper CL when she came to Atlanta her ticket prices were a bit out of my range but you didnt see me saying i wanted to harm her over something that small that really had no affect on me. So after reading this I decided to search the database to just see how many of these stories were there, I was surprised by the amount I found. There was the story where a 22 year old student threaten to beat voice actress Suzuko Mimori to death, the story where a 39....yes 39 year old man threatened voice actress Satomi Satou because he felt she ignored him during her concert, the story where voice actress and singer Inori Minase had to cancel events due to threats and last but not least the story where a 32 again yes 32 year old man was arrested for threats that he wanted to kill voice actress Nana Mizuki saying that he wanted to kill her because he emailed her saying that he wanted to meet her and she ignored she should have. Something really has to be done about the harassment, maybe you could have the voice actors and idols just have fan pages on social media instead of allowing fans access to their personal pages, and also during events such as meet and greets they may have to have security pat people does especially the males. Sorry to go off on a rant this is just something that bothers me every-time i read one of the stories because im always shocked at how obsessed some fans can be because they dont understand that the people and yes they are people are doing a job and while they enjoy making fans happy they are not someone you can own. MAHO OUT!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Movie Review: Black Butler ( Live Action)

Hey guys! As you know its Davius here....or maybe you dont know lol but I hope everyone has been doing great. This post will be a little different from the post I have done before. Yesterday while at work i decided that i should watch the Black Butler live action movie, so i watched it and i decided I should review it.

So I didnt realize that the Black Butler movie came out in 2014, I remember hearing about it coming out and i really wanted to see it but clearly time passed and i didnt get around to it but i finally did. The first thing that I noticed and Im sure anyone who has watched this movie noticed and that is instead of our main character being Ciel the main character is Kiyohara Genpu and I must say the actress Ayame Goriki who plays the main character is so so so so cute lol did i mention she was cute, but that aside she really did a good job in this role and I thought she put just the right amount of emotion into the character. 

I must say I wasnt sure what to expect from Mizushima Hiro playing the role of Sebastian but he really did good, in those fight scenes he really looked great, and thats my next thing i really enjoyed each fight scenes they were swift and each attack looked smooth and i was really into them. My favorite fight scene by far though was the one where Rin went on a rampage and she went into full Hitman mode lol it was beautiful. 

Before I get into the small thing i didnt like I have to mention just how beautiful the sceneary was, there were scenes where they were out in the garden and wow it was just stunning to look at. Now to the one small thing that I didnt really like and that was the Undertakers character, I did like his look but he sort of felt out of place a little bit you only see him once and it honestly could have been left out.

Overall I will say I really enjoyed this movie, The story was really good, the characters were all fun to watch and I must say it does get bloody which i was surprised by but i did enjoy. If you are a fan of the anime I say watch it for sure but if you prefer the manga more than the anime it may not be for you because it does change some things around but you still may enjoy it. Oh did I mention the actress who plays the aunt is also beautiful lol deadly but beautiful. I think I have to give this movie a 8/10 because I really loved it.  If you want to watch I dont know if there is a dvd with english subs but it is online on Kissasian.

Well hope you guys enjoyed this review and I think Ill do more of these, so until next time


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Peter of Placid Forrest Review

Hey guys! Hope everyone is having a great week so far, if your like me your finishing up finals( and hopefully passing). I have been trying to get this review up for a few weeks now but i have been getting distracted. As alot of you may know, I watch alot of older anime some good but mostly bad lol, a few weeks ago i was on kissanime about to watch either the new spring shows or the last of the winter shows and i ran across something i never knew existed.....and that is one called Peter of The Placid Forrest.

Peter of the Placid Forrest is the ultimate kids anime, when it first started i was thinking "what did I get myself into". If I can summarize this, the towns people want to destroy the Forrest to build up malls or something similar to Walmart and the animals ( who talk) and peter( who is a mix of fairy and gnome), who fight against the people to protect the Forrest. I will just say this show is terrible but in a weird way it was very entertaining, I will say for a kids anime the animals get a little violent with the adults but then again the people were just greedy who didnt think trees were worth saving. My favorite character by far was the crow, he not only was the leader but he was also just all over the place.

This is one of those animes that when you watch you really see how far anime has come, this one came out in 1980 and it looks every bit of the 80s. I will say if you need something to watch on a Saturday afternoon this is the perfect anime oh i forgot to mention its also dubbed....yes its dubbed lol so you can turn it on and let it play why you do something else. If you enjoy diving into the vast pile of anime history like i do, then this is a must watch, but it will be a hour that you will never get back lol.

Thanks for reading


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mangirl!: Forgotten Anime 9?

Hey Guys! Hope everyone is having a great day. Its time for a new post and today Im back with another forgotten anime, I had to browse my anime list to see which show i should write about, after browsing two or three i decided on on that was short and sweet. That anime is Mangirl!

Mangirl! came out in 2013, i didnt realize it had been so long but this was the same year that such animes as Log Horizon, Kill La Kill, Danganronpa, Blood Lad and a small anime called Attack on Titan came out.

When I go back now and look its easy to see why Mangirl was forgotten and is easily over looked, Mangirl was a series much like Hetalia in the fact that the episodes ran for about 3-5 mins. With the episodes being so short it made it appealing but it also made it a skippable(yes not a word lol) show because people like to get alot of story from their anime. 

What I liked about Mangirl was that the story was nice and simple and it was just a funny show. Mangirl was about a group of girls who decided to become mangaka and the show goes threw the process of them getting the manga done and out to the people, the best way to describe the show is imagine if the girls from Kiniro Mosaic decided to make a manga its just as cute and silly as that show. 

Mangirl! is just a lighthearted anime that you can watch and it will just put a smile on your face, and while it is short they found a way to fit alot of story into each episode and it made for a fun experience. Hopefully you will all go check out this fun show and hope you enjoy it as much as i did.

Well thank you for reading, as we say


Thursday, February 2, 2017

demon city shinjuku Review

Hey guys! Hope everyone is having a great week. Work has been slow and I have gotten most of my homework done so im back with a OVA review for you guys. As most of you probably know we do review our fair share of classic anime here and today is no different. The anime I will be reviewing today is from 1988 and it is  Demon City Shinjuku.

Where do I start when talking about Demon City, I will say out of all the 80's anime that I have seen this isnt the worst but its not great either. The first thing I will point out is the one character that you only meet once, she works at this restaurant and threw-out this whole movie with all the fighting and everything she just seems to disappear lol Im going to try and sum this up: The plot is basically demons take over, the president who has a Japanese name but apparently has never been to japan gets attacked and they have to save him.

Now this anime is very 80's from the dub voices which consist or a southern voice, a British voice, and a Mexican accent. I will admit tho the character with the Mexican accent was my favorite. This anime doesnt take itself to serious which is good because it does have some decent fight scenes but the story is a little flawed at times. One of my favorite scenes is when they go to pay this old lady and she takes off with the money.  The anime is cheesy for sure, a bit over complicated but in all it is fun to watch although the ending is anticlimactic to say the least.

Well that is my review. Overall I would have to give it a 5/10, its not terrible but its could have been alot better. If you want to check it out i do know its on youtube and also on kissanime and it is dubbed. Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trinity Blood: Forgotten Anime 8?

Hey guys! Finally back again with another post for you guys. Hope everyone has had a good new years so far and have been watching a lot of anime new or old. I love doing these forgotten anime post so today here is another, this show is one i think i will re-watch because i never gave it the full attention it deserved at first. The anime that i will be talking about today is one that may ring a bell and that show is Trinity Blood.

I decided to talk about trinity blood because i got to thinking and its a anime that i never hear anyone mention at all despite it being on adult swim years ago. When i first got into anime trinity blood was one of the first shows i saw. I remembered it being a pretty cool show especially for someone who had only seen dbz and naruto at that time. In a odd way it reminds me of Vampire Knight but a tad darker. I dont know if the series just never gained a fan base here or it just lost steam over the years but its a disappointment that the show seems to just get looked over. It also does not help that the show was on tv during the same time Eureka Seven and Blood + both which are still very popular shows and two of my personal favorites. When you compare trinity to these to it is easy to see why it may have gotten looked over, while it is equally as dark as blood + im not sure it was quite on the same level story wise.

I hope that more people will start to revisit this series because it does deserve a little more credit for being a really good vampire vs the church anime ( i just made a genre lol). I will also revisit it because i do remember enjoying it at the time and as my taste has grown i hope to see it from a different view this time around.

Thank you guys for reading and hope you enjoy the post.