Punch Line – The End is Just The Beginning.

Disclaimer, the following review will contain Spoilers for the anime Punch Line. It’s kind of hard not to talk about it without spoilers given how the show is set up.

Three months ago after I watched the first episode of Punch Line I was as confused as a bunch of my friends. I’ve had our share of crazy “Japan being Japan” in the past, and have usually enjoyed it, but some of anime’s eccentricities do some times throw me for a loop.

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Aoi Honoo – Blue Blazes

Aoi Honoo, often translated as Blue Blazes for reasons that will make sense in a bit, is an 11 Episode Live Action Japanese Drama series bases off the Fictionalized Biography of Kazuhiko Shimamoto, telling the events of his life, or rather that of Honoo Moyuru, a sort-of self insert character who had previously stared in the manga Moeyo Pen, Hoero Pen, and Shin Hoero Pen, during his Freshman and part of his Sophomore years in College from 1980-1981 alongside the authors actual classmates: Most of the people who would go on to found the anime Studio Gainax, including Hideaki Anno himself. Kazuhiko Shimamoto is known for, among a large list of things he’s done, making the manga Honoo no Tenkousei, often translated as Blazing Transfer Student, hence the “Blaze” in Aoi Honno‘s translation, which served as one of the major inspirations for at least the start of the anime Kill la Kill which, perhaps ironically, was made by Studio Trigger, a studio formed by people who had been working at Gainax.

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Log Horizon 2 Ep 2 – Looking For Party

Aaaaannnnddddd we’re back. I’ll skip the explanations as to why I disappeared and just get on with the show.

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Kamen Rider Drive – What’s in a Name? Driving Drive Driver, Drive.

This is something that’s been on my mind a couple days now and I just wanted to get it written down while it was still there. A couple weeks ago the first episode of Kamen Rider Drive aired and I, like several Kamen Rider fans, was a bit skeptical about the whole car theme as opposed to a more usual motorcycle, but after watching the first few episodes I think I realize where the underlying theme behind it all is. As usual it’s hidden between puns and special effects.

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Log Horizon 2 Ep 1 – All Yo’ Golds

Log Horizon 2 is a sequel to Log Horizon.

Because of course it is.

It will obviously have Spoilers and I’m covering it because I liked Season 1. If you want me to tell you what I think of it then I just did. I’m gonna go talk about it with Spoilers below the jump now.

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