Friday, March 29, 2013

Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-hen (Limited expectations might be of great help here)

Allow me some time to blabber before I begin the review: I have to wonder why they even bothered making this two episode OVA. Was it to just to show that they can? Or to milk the popularity of the best selling series? Or perhaps as an indirect promotion for the live-action movie (I'm not entirely sure which came first- If I'm not mistaken, the 1st episode of this OVA came out before the movie)... or perhaps this was meant to drum up interest for a complete reboot of the series? That last possibility is definitely enticing, but no Ruroken fan would ever go along with a reboot if it ends up like this OVA.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Interim Post: In which I wonder what happened to February, and ponder on bits of plastic

So much for my never once verbalized promise to myself for maintaining a consistent blog as a platform from which to launch myself into a sudden unprovoked state of literary acclaim. What ever happened to the month of February? 28 days went by without a single posting. I've been lazy, albeit with good reason...

To make up for that laziness, I'm making this a double post. Not the type you're used to seeing in buggy forums or the occasionally messed up Facebook Chat, but two posts in one: in which I talk about random stuff and kill off the gunpla reviews I've meant to do but never got around to doing. Which makes the photos here totally relevant. I swear it wasn't an afterthought. Well it was premeditated, if that makes it any better.