Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Skull Man - Triple review

Yo, guys. Joeker here! Today, I'll be bringing you a three in one review of Skullman. Today we'll be taking a look at the original oneshot manga by Shotaro Ishinomori, the 2007 anime series and the Live action special.

Well, I guess we'll start off with the manga then,The Skull Man.
It was hard to get used to his suit design here after watching the anime first.
As we all know.. or at least I hope we all do, Skull Man is what inspired Kamen Rider. You can see the resemblance he shares with Kamen Rider 1 in appearance, well the helmet at least. Grasshopper, Skeleton. Yeah, they are similar. Well, anyway. I'm gonna level with you guys here. I don't get it. I heard when this manga was first released it "Instantly become popular and a huge success." Well, I have two problems with that. The first is, if it was so popular, why did it to unheard of until 1998, when Kazuhiko Shimamoto "remade" the manga and the second is, it's really not that good

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kamen Rider Retrospective #2 - Den-O

Now, this is a weird thing to retrospective. Even I know this. But hey, It got requested a few times and it's pretty hard to deny that the 2007 series, Kamen Rider Den-O is probably one of the most influential Kamen Rider series to date (Whether that's a good or bad thing, we'll get to later) So sit back, grab some popcorn or whatever while I talk to you guys about Kamen Rider Den-O.

Primary Characters of Den-O: Hana, Naomi, Momotaros, Kintaros, Urataros, Owner and Ryoutaro
Kamen Rider Den-O first aired in 2007 and had two motifs: Trains and Time. Imagin, the monster of this series have come from their time to go back in time even further to change the future. Ryoutaro (Kamen Rider Den-O) and his own trusty Imagin companions however, travel back in time using the DenLiner (Time traveling Train) to destroy the Imagin's. It's a pretty simple plot really. But it manages to entertain. As the series go on the secondary rider, Kamen Rider Zeronos (Yuuto Sakurai) is introduced and I'll stop there because 1. I'm not here to spoil (But I might.) and 2. I'm not here to talk about the plot or any of that.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tokyo DOGS - Series review

After a long period of next to nothing done on the blog, here I am, bringing you a review of the JDrama Tokyo DOGS! Tokyo DOGS is a JDrama that aired during 2009 and starred Hiro Mizushima (Kamen Rider Kabuto) and Oguri Shun (Crows Zero...all I've seen with him in it other then this.).