Happy Holidays 2015!
From DubSub Anime Reviews!
We hope everyone has a great holiday season with their families and gets some much-needed time off to watch their favorite anime series.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Shingeki no Kyojin
Complete Collection - 8 discs
625 minutes - 25 episodes +
$49.98 (2014) Parts 1-2/ea. DVD/Blu-Ray
$89.98 (2014) Parts 1-2/ea. DVD Blu-Ray Limited Edition
Japanese/English Audio - English Subtitles
Director - Tetsuro Araki
Studio - Wit Studio/Production I.G
Synopsis: The Titans appeared and humanity was almost wiped out. Giant, human-like creatures with little intelligence they scoured the world and devoured humans wherever they could find them. They were utterly relentless and nearly indestructible, pushing humans to the brink of extinction. Only the construction of a city guarded behind a series of enormous walls could keep the Titans out. The last remnants of humanity reside behind the safety of their walls as the Titans roam freely through the world. It has been 100 years since the last time a Titan has been within the walls.
|A massive Titan appears outside of Wall Maria, Shinganshina district|
|From left: Mikasa, Eren, and Armin|
|The omni-directional gear gives humans the enhanced agility necessary |
to battle the Titans
|Eren joins the army to get revenge on the Titans for eating his mother. His|
singular drive makes him an adept soldier
|Facing the Titans is truly horrific and many soldiers lose their nerve|
|Eren finally gets to confront the Colossal Titan that breached Wall Maria|
five years ago, but can he defeat such an abnormal beast?
|Another abnormal Titan appears which seems to be attacking the other Titans|
|The army manages to capture two small Titans for study. Don't get too close!|
|Mikasa ends up being one of the most skilled soldiers against the Titans|
|The Scout Regiment finds an abnormal female Titan|
|Many of the Scout Regiments' missions end up like this due to the sheer|
power of the Titans and weakness of the omni-directional gear in open land
There are two opening and ending theme songs in this first season and I found the ending themes to be more enjoyable. The opening themes tried too hard to be 'marching' or 'military' themes, but just weren't very catchy. Knights of Sidonia does the exact same thing with infinitely better results (thanks to a great artist like Angela and a nice bass line). The ending themes were both catchy and appropriate. Hopefully the success of this first series will allow the producers to find better songs for the second season themes!
|Eren and Mikasa meet Captain Levi, rumored to be the best anti-Titan soldier|
|Two abnormal Titans fight each other!|
TO BUY and Recommendations:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Complete Collection - 4 discs
300 mins. - 12 episodes + 6 OVAs
$39.98 (2014) Blu-Ray/DVD
$64.98 (2013) Blu-Ray/DVD
$69.98 (2012) Blu-Ray/DVD
Japanese/English Audio - English Subtitles
Director - Takashi Watanabe
Studio - ACGT
Synopsis: Humanity is being attacked by powerful alien beings called NOVA and have developed the Pandora program as their best line of defense. The Pandora are young women implanted with special nodes called Stigmata granting them superhuman abilities of strength, speed, durability, healing, and manifesting objects (like clothing and weapons). The NOVA usually attack in the form of giant floating statues with massive whip-like tentacles and the ability to generate Freezing fields to immobilize targets. Despite the Pandoras great powers they are still no match for the NOVA in single combat. Pandoras are paired with male Limiters who can generate their own Freezing fields to counter those of the NOVA. The combination of Pandora and Limiter in sync are able to overcome the NOVA.
|Kazuya Aoi (right) is a new first year starting at West Genetics Academy|
|Satellizer el Bridget is the top-ranked second year student at West|
Genetics Academy and also known as "The Untouchable Queen"
|Kazuya's first meeting with Satellizer is more than awkward - he|
actually hugs and touches her
|The upper-class girls plot to put Satellizer in her place|
|Satellizer battles a fellow student who can use Accel Turn for|
blindingly fast speed attacks
|Satellizer suffers humiliation at the hands of brutally sadistic upper-class|
students before Kazuya steps in and helps her turn the tide
|It's not a fight at West Genetics unless you get your shirt torn|
|New student Rana Linchen immediately becomes Satellizer's|
rival for Kazuya's attention
|Rana and Satellizer find themselves battling over Kazuya frequently|