Project Haruhi
17Apr/1012

Series Review: A Certain Scientific Railgun

Posted by Jon

Okay, confession time. How many of you clicked on this review just because it had "Railgun" in the title?

If you did, you're in good company; that's the very reason I started watching A Certain Scientific Railgun in the first place. It was only later that I learned it was a spinoff of another anime called A Certain Magical Index, which itself was adapted from a series of light novels by Kazuma Kamachi. Ever heard of him? Yeah, me neither. However, you don't need to have seen Index to understand Railgun; the latter stands on its own as a highly enjoyable mix of action, scientific intrigue, comedy and slice-of-life. Yup, this show has something for everybody... including Bleach fans, since its second half contains an inordinate amount of soul-crushingly boring filler. Unfortunately, that turns out to be the major flaw that drags down an otherwise awesome show.

Find out more after the break!

8Apr/107

Series Review: GA-REI -zero-

Posted by Dustin

I have a confession to make. I am not a big manga reader. I follow a few titles, but I'm generally ignorant of the latest Japanese comics until I'm clued in by one of my friends. So I came into GA-REI -zero- with only basic knowledge of the manga. I knew it was about slaying evil spirits in the modern world, but that was all; and, honestly, that's all you need to know. The show works fine on its own. It even made a fan out of me.

Be warned: the first episode is a massive tease. As usual, Tokyo is going to hell, this time because of a massive spike in spirit activity. A group of elite spirit hunters---whose best member is clearly the girl who uses her motorcycle as a weapon---is brought in to clean up the paranormal activity. They're doing quite well up until the end, when a mysterious girl kills all of them with her katana.