Review: Bokurano

[Synopsis]: During summer camp, 15 children have a chance encounter with a mysterious man named Kokopelli (Touchi Hiroki) who claims to be making a game wherein a giant robot defends Earth from alien invaders. Excited by the premise, the children agree to a contract in order to test the game. Later that night, they are teleported aboard one…

Review: Heavy Object

[Synopsis]: Warfare was forever changed with the introduction of titanic, mechanical weapons called ‘Objects’. Their immensity and overwhelming firepower quickly brought an end to the longstanding conventions of modern war and began an era of ‘clean wars’ in which Objects became the metric of a Nation’s power and influence, effectively retiring the need for armed troops and weaker…

Review: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

[Synopsis]: The second season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex takes place two years after the resolution of the Laughing Man incident – After resolving a hostage crisis Section 9 becomes reinstated under a new Prime Minister however becomes involved with an enigmatic terrorist organization called the ‘Individual Eleven’. Between this new terrorist threat and the numerous…

Review: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

[Synopsis]: In the year 2030 cyborgs as well as the use of prosthetic bodies are common and humanity has become integrated in ways it has never been before. In this technological world, Section 9, a secretive special-ops force, works to solve various crimes. Headed by Chief Aramaki Daisuke (Saka, Osamu) and Major Kusanagi Motoko (Tanaka, Atsuko) the…

Review: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

[Synopsis]: After swimming from the mainland, Takuto Tsunashi (Miyano, Mamoru) washes ashore on the Southern Cross Isle. After being revived and cared for by Wako Agemaki (Hayami, Saori) and Sugata Shindou (Fukuyama, Jun) Takuto decides to enroll at the local high school where he meets other students but all the while a mysterious organization has set its plans into…