1990’s Flight 005 Conspiracy was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa who also directed the Crusher Joe’s OVA’s and Blue Remains. Character design was done by Tsukasa Dokite, who also worked on the Dirty Pair anime and oh boy, I haven’t heard… Read More ›
Anime titles from the past to the present.
Mazinkaiser SKL Review: Well That Was Pretty Metal
Super Robot anime has two immediate appeals in this modern era. The first, being fantastic opening theme music and the second, which I will go into more detail later, is accessibility. Super group Jam Project is a great example of… Read More ›
Dirty Pair Special: Affair of Nolandia – At Least We Can Breathe Down Here
Affair of Nolandia was directed by Masaharu Okuwaki, whose repertoire also includes Aishiteruze Baby, Cat’s Eye, and MÄR. Animation director is Yukari Kobayashi, who has worked on Lovely Complex and Gokujou. Notably, as this is Kobayashi first and only trek into the… Read More ›
The Sky Crawlers Review: Too Much Mystery For A Mere Fighter Pilot
As of late, it would appear I have been getting paired with nothing but war story Anime, (see my last review of Now and Then, Here and There). But anything is better than having me watch Grave of the Fireflies, so I am not… Read More ›
Dirty Pair Special: Project Eden – Big Trouble In Little Eden
Let us travel back in time to the year 1980 where Haruka Takachiho has just created the short story called, The Dirty Pair’s Great Adventures. He eventually made these short stories into numerous sequels such as Dirty Pair Flash and… Read More ›
Now and Then, Here and There Review: Make It Rain?
Some stories tell us that war is a horrible thing, where a few others tell us that war is filled with glory and honor. Most of us, I am sure, realize that war is not a pretty thing, and yet,… Read More ›
Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 Review: Me and My Robot, Together Forever
Mech suits have been around in anime since 1979 with the introduction of Mobile Suit Gundam. There have been many iterations and different styles over the years. I have a personal history with Mecha; some of the earliest anime that… Read More ›
Megazone 23 Special – Part 3: It’s A Thing……..About Robots?
1989’s Megazone 23 Part 3 is directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenichi Yatagai. Aramaki has worked on other such titles as Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 and the upcoming Space Pirate Captain Harlock film in 2013. Yatagai’s other works include Super… Read More ›
City Hunter The Motion Picture Review: So You Say This Is Not The City Hunter Film ?
When mangaka Tsukasa Hojo started releasing his manga City Hunter within the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump, he started the ball rolling for what would be an almost fifteen yearlong franchise. By the end of City Hunter’s six year serialization… Read More ›
Project Blue Earth SOS Review: Science Fiction Anime Unlike Anything Seen Before
At CotBF, we have a predilection for late eighties and early nineties anime, not that we have what we have been reviewing them much lately, but you will see visual trends common between them and our review tonight. But for… Read More ›
Otaku No Video Review: So This Is How You Become the King of the Geeks
1990’s Otaku No Video is a mockumentary on the life of otaku, you know, those sad little souls that Americans believe are addicted exclusively to anime and manga. But wait! Maybe there is a little more diversity to these weirdoes… Read More ›
Vampire Princess Miyu Review: Miyu Was Here, Ai Enma’s a Loser
Vampires are certainly no strangers to anime, regardless of what genre or time period they find themselves. From Osamu Tezuka’s Don Dracula to Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D all the way up to Kouta Hirano’s Hellsing, you’d be pretty hard-pressed… Read More ›
Feature2-Five Numbers! Special: Hope You Like Orange Prison Uniforms
Five Numbers! was directed by Hiroaki Ando, who, as you will notice when watching Five Numbers! for the first time, is successful in working in CG animation. From his own segments in the anthology Digital Juice, to CG credits in… Read More ›