Friday, June 19, 2009

End of "Eden of the East"

Just finished watching the eleventh and final episode of "Eden of the East." It was an entertaining mystery and I still don't get all of it. But the lead Akira Takizawa is an appealing character. And all of the group of "Eden" are likable as well. Two theatrical movie sequels are coming out in November and January 2010, so it looks like loose ends will be tied up late!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Cross Game"

A spring anime series that doesn't seem to get much respect is "Cross Game." The first episode has you reaching for the Kleenex and makes you want to watch more. It's about baseball and young love and doesn't have weird panty-flash fan service to embarrass you. Try it at

Another streaming site

Recently found a new site for streaming current anime episodes called Revolution Anime. Here is the link to the latest episodes page:

It seems to be updated very quickly, unlike anime fuel, my old favorite. And no interrupting commercials like on veoh.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

"Star Trek" reboot

Finally saw the new "Star Trek" movie yesterday. I think I was expecting too much of the movie. I still enjoy the familiarity of the old characters from the hammy Shatner to the weird diction of Patrick Stewart. This Kirk was all right, and the the other actors really did a good job making the characters their own while keeping the essence of the originals. Uhura has a waaay larger part which is cool and her attraction to Spock hinted at in the original series is played to the hilt. The movie has a "Back to the Future" element in it which can be way cool or just plain confusing. At the end I am still confused. But it was an enjoyable 2 hours spent with loads of action and hey, decent science fiction.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Please click below

Check out "Ristorante Paradiso" on crunchyroll by clicking here and I will also get a chance to win $10 gift card to Olive Garden. Shameless plea.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hiro Mizushima to star in "Beck" live action movie

According to Anime News Network, Hiro Mizushima will play Ryusuke in live adaptation of "Beck" manga. I only watched the anime and enjoyed it thoroughly. It's weird they will make the main character Ryusuke instead of Koyuki, but if Hiro is in it I'm gonna watch it.