Wednesday, June 24, 2015


It was a pleasure writing this blog, but I must tell everyone that Of Anime and Video Games has a main website. I would like to focus on instead of this Blogger. Please go to in order to see more reviews. Have a nice day.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Why I created This Website?

Hello guys.  It’s been quite a long while since I updated this very blog.  Mortal Kombat X was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a month ago, I received my Smash Bros CD, and I  played with Mewtwo for a bit before a lot of people got the opportunity to download the pokemon.

Some Stuff I’ve Obtained During My Absence
I remembered I have this blog after watching a few episodes of Free Eternal Summer and reading this interesting article.  I sure as hell am running out of people to talk to about anime and especially about the fujoshi life.  That’s the curse of being in the fighting game community and getting older.

Of course, this blog will still be posted bi-weekly.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

This Boy Caught a Merman Review

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This Boy Caught a Merman  is a rather different tale than the typical boy's love anime I have grown accustomed to.  No school setting as the main focus, no office; just a young man and a merman.  This Boy Caught a Merman is the story of Shima, a depressing young man, and Isaki, a very happy merman, who found each other one night.  Shima jumps into the ocean after his beloved, late grandpa's picture and nearly drowns, but Isaki is there to save him.
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The two end up living  together for some time.  Isaki enjoys being with Shima but has a desire to return to the ocean.  Will he return or will he stay and continue to make Shima's life more brighter?
The artwork in This Boy Caught a Merman  is vibrant and different.  Artwork appears almost like manga in motion.   Watching every scene was a nice treat to the eyes and I found myself wanting to see more of this style as the anime kept going.
This Boy Caught a Merman is not a slice of life anime as most boy's love anime tend to be.  Shima does go to school but the main focus is on the beach and Shima's house.  A lot of boy's love anime tend to focus on offices and schools as settings and it was nice seeing fantasy elements in a boy's love anime.
Although no one is a seme (the dominant male in a yaoi/shonen ai or boy;s love relationship), Shuma is the obvious uke (the not so dominant male in a yaoi/boy's love relationship) in This Boy Caught a Merman.  Shuma cries a lot but with good reason.  I do realize that this would be annoying to people that are long time yaoi fans or new to the genre.
A lof of manga likes telling with words and not showing through pictures.  There is a few times when I felt dumb for reading a text on the screen, when it came to words that were describing character emotions.  Other times, I was fine reading the text.
The length of This Boy Caught a Merman is short but certainly did not need to be any longer.  I considered the thirty minute length when purchasing this anime at Nekocon a last month.  Instead of going with a shiny blu-ray disc, I instead went cheap and brought the dvd version.
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This Boy Caught a Merman worth a look and is only thirty minutes a viewer's time.  The characters, setting, and artwork make This Boy Caught a Merman an enjoyable watch.   The DVD is a lot cheaper on Amazon than the Blu-Ray disc; just keep that in mind.  Throughout the anime, there are cameos to other works made by Sentai films and Soubi Yamamoto, be sure to check those works out as well.

This review was on a few days ago.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Any Suggestions?


I'm getting back into the habit of playing video games, watching anime, and reading manga.  There are a ton of anime/manga and video games released everyday.  If you have a suggestion for what I should review next, please let me know.  I will write your suggestion down and review your suggestion in the future.  I already have a bunch of things planned and being released biweekly on this site, so please be patient.  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Difference Between Manga and Anime

Everyone has a preference for their favorite series.  Some people like sitting down and reading and some people love watching their characters in motion on TV or their favorite mobile device.

I do love reading a good manga and then seeing those characters' true colors (all puns intended) on my laptop.  Often times, either medium takes liberties with itself.  Sometimes the manga comes first or the anime comes first.  Normally, in my experience, manga often carries on the story after the anime ends.  I remember the filler ending and characters created for the last arc of the Gantz anime. The anime's, not following the source material and forced to end soon, last arc seemed pretty lazy and the characters more 2-d dimensional than most Gantz characters.

The Gantz manga ended last year.

As of right now, I am reading The Betrayal Knows My Name manga.  I am enjoying the extra information that was put into the manga.  The manga offers benefits in having the author devote some of the pages to what she went through in order to make the manga.

For a lot of manga, there are side stories put in to flesh out the characters further, or the manga is allowed to expand more on the characters in the main story.  Yuki in The Betrayal Knows My Name gets to explain why he is good at martial arts, and Yuki and Zero in Vampire Knight manga get individual entertaining stories.

So which one do you prefer: manga or anime?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Posting Bi-Weekly Now

Hello guys.  I've been working a lot of temp jobs lately.  The current temp job that I am taking, will probably end some time in November.  To make sure that I have time for video games, anime/manga, and life, I decided to start posting every two weeks (instead of weekly).  

Up next on the review list is an anime that I believe everyone should watch, no matter what kind of anime they are in to.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Iron Man: Rise of Technovore Review

Iron Man: Rise of Technovore 


Long, long ago there was a time where anime and western cartoons never dared to mix with each other.  Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is the result of  screenwriter Brandon Aumas, while in Japan, getting a call from Marvel to participate in a special project.

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Ezekiel Stane is the villain in this anime/marvel hybrid.

The story relies on on the watcher's knowledge of the Marvel universe (particularly Avengers and of course Iron Man).  Characters like Black Widow, Hawk Eye, and Tony Stark's wife is in this movie.  For anyone who is not a fan of Iron Man or Marvel lore, then this movie is not for you and is easily skippable.  In fact, I forgot I saw the movie a two hours after watching it.  

Iron Man's satellite is under attack by a strange alien like being  who desires to get revenge on Iron Man.  That being is called Ezikeo Stane who appears to want revenge for the death of  his father.  Ezikeo uses a strange suit similar to Iron Man but the suit is organic and is thus too advanced for Iron Man to figure out at first.  Tony Stark must find information on and the whereabouts of Ezikeo Stane in order to stop his planes; while being chased by Black Widow and Hawk Eye.

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This non campion adventure reads like another day in the life of Tony Stark.    Characters sprout exposition in order to explain information or Ezikeo sits in a white room spewing hazy dialogue. There's no sense of danger, nobody important dies and I could see everything that was going to happen coming a mile away.  This movie is another day of Tony Stark.

Expecting this, I was hoping to shut my brain off and just enjoy the film much like I watched the Avengers, but I hardly felt any enjoyment in the movie.  Anime and Marvel fans should stay away from this movie unless being a masochist is your thing.