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Vulpecula

Animated Enthusiast
Location: United States
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About me:

I'm mysterious, but kind.

Interests:

Video games, anime, manga, comics, drawing and sports

Animation that I love:

Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokemon

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animated movie Ratchet and Clank © Sony Computer Entertainment / Rainmaker Entertainment / Blockade Entertainment
Ratchet and Clank
Rated it: 4
posted: Jun 28, 2016
It has been a long time that I've written a review here, and I thought I would write one on a movie based on one of my favorite video game franchises, Ratchet & Clank. *Although just a simple short review so no spoilers here*

It is a shame that the film is doing poorly in the box office and gotten negative reviews from most critics (you can blame the "Disney Revival" for that). I thought the movie was pretty good. Not as good as the game it was based on of course, but still good. The film tells the story origin of Ratchet and Clank, much like the first game and the recent PS4 game did, but in greater detail. You will have to find out and see for yourself.

If you're a fan of Ratchet & Clank, then check it out. You will like this film if you are.

animated series Gundam Wing © Sunrise / Sotsu Agency / TV Asahi
Gundam Wing
Rated it: 4
posted: Mar 22, 2014
The first time I knew of Gundam Wing is when I was browsing the Internet looking for information on various anime, and was wanting to see it for some time, but haven't seen an episode of the series until the mid-2000's thanks to video-streaming websites such as YouTube. What I can say, it is good and was a must-watch.

Gundam Wing is the successor to Mobile Fighter G Gundam, and takes place in the After Colony timeline. For the rest of the plot; you'll have to find out yourself since I'm not going to spoil anything.

The animation, voice-acting and music are all top-notch and the story is also well written. Gundam Wing also introduced one of my favorite characters in anime and manga ever; Duo Maxwell. He is so cool and proves that "dark is not evil" by wearing black, refers to both himself and his Gundam (Deathscythe) as 'Shinigami', but is the cheerful (and also the sanest) guy of the group personality-wise. Glad to see that there's a character that breaks the "Darkness or wearing dark makes you bad, evil or mean" stereotype, and this is why I like him.

If you're a fan of anime, or the Gundam series in general, you might as well check this out.

animated series Excel Saga © J.C. Staff / Victor Entertainment Inc.
Excel Saga
Rated it: 4
posted: Sep 28, 2013
Very funny, and good for reducing stress. This anime makes me laugh every time. I remember first seeing Excel Saga sometime in the mid-2000's when I was looking for anime episodes to watch while browsing video-streaming websites (YouTube being the most obvious), and has been one of my favorite anime series since.

The story revolves around Illpalazo and his organization of Across (Which are basically composed of him, the hyperactive Excel, the kind but sick Hyatt, and my favorite character of the series, the hapless dog Menchi, who serves as an unwilling emergency food source for Excel), who wants nothing but to take over the world. While Across may be understaffed, they still forge on with their mission, starting with the city of J, in the most chaotic ways possible. During their quest for conquest, they encounter other characters along the way including freeloading roomates, dangerously cute aliens, and more. Will Across complete their mission? And will Menchi avoid being minced meat? Watch it at your own risk.

You can argue all you want on how everything is crazy or bizarre (or mature in some cases), or how almost every anime or other entertainment genre gets spoofed, but the comedy of Excel Saga has really been stress-reducing, at least for me. I've read somewhere that humor and laughter are the best medicine and strengthen your immune system, diminish pain, boost your energy, and protect yourself from stress. After all, nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your body and mind back to balance than a good laugh, which humor lightens your burdens, keeps you alert and focused, and inspires hope. So you can thank Excel Saga for strengthening one's immune system and reducing stress.

Not only the humor is stress-reducing and makes you laugh out loud, but the art is good, too. Everything is presented and well-colored, with a wide array of animation styles for the various episodes and such.

If you're an anime fan who enjoys watching sci-fi, black comedy, crazy comedy and/or parody, you'll love this series.

animated series Dragon Ball Z © Toei Animation
Dragon Ball Z
Rated it: 4
posted: Aug 05, 2013
Before Pokemon and Naruto, there was another Japanese anime series that became a success in the west.

Dragon Ball Z is the long-running sequel to Dragon Ball and a close adaptation of the second (and far longer) portion of the manga. This series follows the adventures of (adult) Goku who, along with his companions, defends the Earth against an assortment of villains. While the original Dragon Ball anime followed Goku through childhood into adulthood, Dragon Ball Z is a continuation of his adulthood life, but at the same time parallels the maturation of his son, Gohan, as well as other characters. The separation between the series is also significant as the latter series takes on a more serious tone. The anime also features characters, backstories and situations not present in the manga.

The series' impact is enormous, and stood the test of time for more than 20 years and reached out to many kids and adults alike across the globe. One of the reasons is because of the series' very clear representations of good overpowering evil, the importance of family and friends, heavy sci-fi overtones, a greater emphasis on fighting and an unyielding passion toward achieving goals.

I admit that I haven't seen neither Dragon Ball or Dragon Ball Z until the early 2000's but I remember seeing previews of it many times on TV before then, so I remember what it was before but didn't see it until more recently. I like the animation in Dragon Ball Z (very colorful) and the fights were freaking epic. I especially like it because I'm a Sonic the Hedgehog fan ("Super Sonic" was inspired by the Super Saiyan after all).

If you like anime, manga or Shonen Jump, then this series is something you won't want to miss. You might also like Dragon Ball Z Kai, which is pretty much a remastered and recut of Dragon Ball Z in high-definition, done for it's 20th Anniversary.

animated series Dragon Ball © Toei Animation
Dragon Ball
Rated it: 3.5
posted: Aug 05, 2013
For some time, I happen to like anime of the action, adventure and shonen genres, and Dragon Ball is no exception. I also like to find out and learn more about the history of anime.

The show is an adaptation of the first portion of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga, which (in fact) originally started off as Dragon Boy, but due to the series' unpopularity, Toriyama re-wrote Dragon Boy, adapting it as Dragon Ball, and eventually, the re-adaptation became a hit. This series had 153 episodes and ran on Fuji TV from 1986 to 1989.

While it is often overshadowed by it's successor (Dragon Ball Z), the original Dragon Ball is still a decent anime and has been a favorite for years.

 
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