New Anime Brew: Maria the Virgin Witch

New Anime Brew: Maria the Virgin Witch

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Show Index:

Other Names:

  • Maria the Virgin: Witch by Will, Maiden by Force
  • Junketsu no Maria: Sorcière de gré, pucelle de force
  • Maria: Sorcière de gré, pucelle de force

Date Released: January 11, 2015
Genre: Drama, Supernatural, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Historical Fiction
Age Range: 16+
Runtime: 12 episodes, 24 minutes
Original creator: Masayuki Ishikawa
– Other work from Masayuki Ishikawa:

  • Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture (series)

Director: Goro Taniguchi
– Other works from Goro Taniguchi:

  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Original creator & Director of series)
  • S-CRY-ed (Director)

Script Written by: Hideyuki Kurata
– Other work from Hideyuki Kurata:

  • Battle Athletes Victory (Script for series)
  • Kamichu! (Original creator)
  • Magical Play (Script for series)
  • The World God Only Knows (Series composition for the whole series)

Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
– Other Sound Directing from Jin Aketagawa:

  • AKB0048 (Series)
  • Anohana, The Flower We Saw That Day (Series)
  • Birdy the Mighty: Decode (Series)
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun (Series & Index movie)
  • Queen’s Blade (Series)
  • Shakugan no Shana (Series)
  • Milky Holmes (Series)
  • Zoids: ZERO(Bit Cloud Tournament) & Fuzors (not the other one)

Music: Masato Kōda
– Other musical works from Masato Kōda:

  • Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza
  • Arpeggio of Blue Steel
  • Magical Warfare

Productions: Bandai Visual, Kodansha, Junketsu no Maria Production Committee, Lantis, Production I.G, & Q-Tec
Other Media Chronology:

-Manga: Title: Maria the Virgin Witch. Written by: Masayuki Ishikawa. Published by: Kodansha. Magazine: Good! Afternoon. 2008. 3 volumes. Licensed by: Kodansha Comics USA.

-Manga: Title: Maria the Virgin Witch Exhibition. Written by: Masayuki Ishikawa. Published by: Kodansha. Magazine: Good! Afternoon. 2014. 1 volume. Licensed by: Kodansha Comics USA.

Licensed by FUNimation Entertainment (or the streaming is for the meanwhile)

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Ogy Anime Reviews: Prefectural Earth Defense Force

Ogy Anime Reviews: Prefectural Earth Defense Force

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Show Index:

Other Names:

  • Kenritsu Chikyū Bōeigun
  • Prefectural Earth Defense Force: The Subtitles Strike Back

Date Released: March 21, 1986
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Comedy (Gag)
Age Range: +13
Runtime: 50min 48 sec
Original Creator: Kouichirou Yasunaga
– Other work from Kouichirou Yasunaga:

  • D-Cup Hunter (manga)

Director: Keiji Hayakawa
– Other work from Keiji Hayakawa:

  • MAPS 1987 (OAV)
  • Belle and Sebastian (T.V. Series)
  • Pepperpot

Script Written by:  Kazunori Ito
– Other work from Kazunori Ito:

  • DOT .hack//(Series)
  • Magical Angel Creamy Mami (Series)
  • Patlabor (Series)
  • Twilight Q (OAV just episode 1)

Sound Director: Masahiru Komatsu
–Only Work
Music: Kentaroh Haneda
– Other musical works from Kentaroh Haneda:

  • Barefoot Gen 1 & 2 (Movie)
  • Sherlock Hound (T.V. Series)
  • Space Adventure Cobra (T.V. Series)
  • (The) Super Dimension Century Orguss (T.V. Series)
  • Thunderbirds 2086 (T.V. Series)

Production: Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions
Other Media Chronology:

-Manga: Title: Kenritsu Chikyū Bōeigun. Written by: Kōichirō Yasunaga. Published by: Shogakukan. Magazine: Shōnen Sunday Super. 1983. 4 volumes. Licensed by: None in the U.S. but has had a re-release in Japan well if you can import and can read Japanese.

Licensed by (previously from) ADV films.

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Bring Back the Magick (Mage the Ascension: 20th Anniversary Edition)

In 1996, or close thereabouts, I brought home a thick purple tome from my friendly local gaming store. At that point, I had collected every World of Darkness game line in print, except one, and now it was finally in my hands. That game was Mage: the Ascension, the second edition of the game specifically, and it would go on to be life-changing. In very short order Mage became my favorite game, my go-to game, the game I had memorized perfectly. Its systems changed the way I thought about games, and it’s setting changed the way I thought about the world.Mage-20th-Screen

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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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Ogy Anime Reviews: My My Mai, Make Me Wanna Be With You! OVA

Ogy Anime Reviews: My My Mai, Make Me Wanna Be With You! OVA

My My Mai DVD Box Show Index: Other Names:

  • My My Mai
  • Sono Ki ni Sasete yo My My Mai

Date Released: December 12, 1993
Genre: Supernatural, Comedy, Fan Service
Age Range: 16+
Runtime: 84 minutes and 30 seconds, 2 Episodes, 4 Parts 2 per each episode
Director: Osamu Sekita
– Other works from Osamu Sekita:

  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise (Series)
    • Beast Wars II Chō Seimeitai Transformers (Series)
    • Chō Seimeitai Transformers: Beast Wars Neo ( Series)
  • Elite Jack!! (OAV)
  • Ghost Talker’s Daydream (OAV)
  • Gorillaman (OAV)
  • Hero Tales (T.V. Series)
  • Homeroom Affairs (OAV)
  • Ichigo 100% (T.V. Series)
  • Ossu!! Karate Bu (OAV)
  • Princess Army (OAV)
  • Shin Captain Tsubasa (OAV)
  • Superbook (T.V. Series)
  • Tales of Seduction (OAV)
  • Twin (OAV)
  • W~Wish or Double Wish (T.V. Seires)

Original Creator: Masakazu Yamaguchi
– Other works from Masakazu Yamaguchi:

  • Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gautaman
  • Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gautaman R

Screenplay: Yumi Nakamura (Osamu Sekita also worked on the screenplay as well)
– Only work cited.
Sound Director: Hiroshi Nakano
– Other Sound Directing from Hiroshi Nakano:

  • Princess Rouge: The Legend of the Last Labyrinth (OAV)

Music: (2 people)
A.) Koicha Ota
– Only work cited.
B.) Koji Tajima
– Other musical works from Koji Tajima:

  • Kusatta Kyōshi no Hōteishiki (OAV) Ending
  • Sentimental Journey (T.V. Series) Opening and Ending (hmm)

Productions: AC Create, J.C. Staff, & Maki Productions.
Other Media Chronology:
-Manga: Title: Sono Ki ni Sasete yo My Mai Mai. Written by: Masakazu Yamaguchi. Published by: Akita Shoten. Magazine: Shounen Champion. 1988. 9 volumes. Licensed by: None in the U.S.
Licensed by Central Park Media (CPM) Media, U.S. Manga Corps. JOHN!!!!!!!

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