Saturday, February 19, 2011

Clever Review Title: Texhnolyze

All right, first review!

General Opinion:  Before I jump into the synopsis, I enjoyed this series.  I would recommend it to someone interested in a mystery/thriller plot punctuated by traditional and scifi action scenes.  If you're only looking into this show for the cyberpunk themes, you might be disappointed.  The story focuses more on the conflicts between three criminal organizations and how the main characters are affected by this.

Synopsisings:  The story follows the former prize-fighter Ichise who has lost an arm and a leg after a dispute that I didn't really follow that closely.*  During the next few episodes Ichise has to learn to cope with losing an arm and leg and in the process meets Ran.  Ran is important due to the fact that she is the oracle-in-training for the next town over and can thusly see into one possible near-future.  Later, Ichise spots one of the men who were responsible for him losing his limbs and tries to exact revenge.  It is not successful.  Interestingly enough, Onishi, the leader of the leading syndicate, orders the men to stand down and then has Ichise's lost limbs texhnolyzed.**  Shenanigans ensue.

Nits to be Picked:

  • The director of photography really likes to play with the lightswitch.  How it affects the show:  You will have shots that are so dark that you need to kill all external light sources just to see if there is movement.  Conversely,  Those scenes will often be followed by one in the desert which will completely bleach your retinas.
  • Ichise's voice-acter, at least in the sub, is quite lackluster.  This is balanced out by the entire show being very sparse in dialog and Ichise even more so.

*A texhnolyzed woman His promoter's girlfriend pokes him in the eye during post-fight-congratulatory sex, he slaps her shit.
**Cybernetically replaced

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Triumphant Return, Updates, and Stuff.

All right!  Sorry about that two week hiatus I'll try to kept up with this better.


  1. I have finished Texhnolyze and intend to write a synopsis/review by the end of this week.
  2. I have completed Highschool of the Dead; summary/review by Monday.
  3. Finished My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute;  summary/review somewhere around next Wednesday or Friday.
  4. Finally got started on A Certain Magical Index, probably will finish it some time within the next week.

Would you, as a reader, prefer that I take this blog and separate it into five individual blogs focusing on their specific topics (Eastern Fiction/Western Fiction/Video Games/Cooking/Self Improvement) or keeping everything in one place?

Let me know in the comments.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

First Impressions: Texhnolyze

So, I've finally gotten around to starting Texhnolyze.

Texhnolyze has been on my anime to-do list for quite some time.  I would say that this show is the best I've kept myself in the dark about throughout my reentrance into anime.  All I know about it, thus far, is that it concerns cyborgs and the MC's (at least who I assume the MC is) coping with recently joining them.

As of this writing, I have only seen the first episode and I am rather intrigued.  I am curious of the significance of the Ran immediately.  I also wonder if the dialog is going to continue to be this sparse or if it will grow with the story (or SUDDENLY turn into a wall of subtitles).

I will return after I have completed more episodes and have developed my theories and opinions.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Return of the First Post!

I'm going to try my hand at this blogging thing.

Right now, I guess that this'll cover my interests? Sure!

Currently, those are limited to:

  1. school
  2. cooking
  3. anime
  4. comics
  5. classic literature
  6. film
  7. medicine
  8. technology
  9. a few current tv shows
  10. even fewer current events

Yeah, that would mean that I could go through those last nine and give my opinions and witty insights on them.