DVD Review: Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart In The Land Of Demons (1973) (Super Samurai Week 2013 Day 5)
The film opens up with an execution of the Young Lord who is a little boy and it leaves everyone feeling very upset. We then jump forward into time where we see a very tired and messy samurai walking around with his child. That beat up looking samurai is none other than Ogami who was none other than the executioner of that boy. Ogami is now a hitman for hire so he can make a living for him and his son. After seeing that sad sight we travel back to the past to see the origin of how he came to be in such a sad state. Ogami's wife is suffering from depression from lack of sleep due to having nightmares of ghosts of the people that Ogami has executed. Ogami decides that his wife needs some alone time so she can calm down and takes his son with him to pay his respects in a shrine he built to honor those men who have been executed by his hands. While he is there his wife gets attacked and killed by ninjas who also leave false evidence to point the murder to Ogami. Ogami returns in shock to see his wife has been murdered and then the police come. The police try to arrest him but Ogami finds all of this way to suspicious as the police came into the scene way to fast. He was right as they admit it was a setup so he will lose his job so that their boss will get more political power. Ogami and his son both get sent to death row but break out and go killing all the corrupt. The corrupt boss comes out and makes Ogami an offer he can't possible refuse and he accepts it. Now we cut back to the present where Ogami has accepted a job to assassinate four men hiding in a bathhouse. He makes it to the bathhouse and sees that the men he has to kill have captured the whole place and treat all who end up there like dirt. Ogami is no acceptation to them and he gets captured and thrown in with the other guests and staff... or did he let them capture him on purpose? (Click "Read More" to read the full review).
James Kaiser here and welcome to another installment of KNN (Kaiser News Network). Hanabee has announced some very exciting titles at Supanova Brisbane and Supanova Adelaide. In Brisbane they announced "Accel World" which the first volume will hit Australian stores next year at Feburary 8th. That's not all as they also announced "BTOOOM!" and "Oreshura" which will also hit shelves February 8th.
If that's not enough over at Supanova Adelaide Hanabee announced some titles that got me really darn excited. "Cardfight Vanguard", "Case Closed", and "Girls und Panzer". Girls und Panzer is set to come out March 5th next year while Cardfight Vangurad and Cased Close are yet to have release dates. There is more information on the shows after the jump but until then I'm James Kaiser and I'll see you next time on KNN.
Anime Review: Lupin The Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Part 1 (2012) Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray/Art-book Combo Set.
Tsuritama is a show about a young teenaged boy named Yuki Sanada who has just moved with his moderately attractive grandmother to a small island called Enoshima. Yuki has some social problems where he gets really nervous when in front of large groups to the point where he freezes up and has a facial expression that makes him look like Carrot-Top and often ends up running out of the room crying (again just like Carrot-Top). They aren't the only two people to move into town as we also have Haru (last name unknown) who is a self proclaimed alien that carries around a fishing rod but sadly Haru has nowhere to stay. While walking around he manages to run into Yuki's moderately attractive grandma while she is unpacking and asks if he could move in with them. She accepts but Yuki is unaware of this as he is at school while this conversation was taking place. Haru arrives late and sits next to Yuki in his nervous Carrot-Top state and sprays him in the face with his water pistol that he carries around. After Yuki awakens from getting sprayed he finds that time has suddenly flown by and he is dancing in front of the whole class and gets sprayed again. Yuki gets freaked out wondering why he keeps passing out and gets sprayed again. Turns out that Haru was telling the truth and is in fact a real alien and he uses water to control people. The reason he is on Earth is to find someone to go fishing with but doesn't tell Yuki why fishing is important for Haru's mission. Sadly Yuki and Haru are very clueless about fishing so they go to the bait shop and run into one of their other classmates named Natsuki Usami who is an expert fisherman to the point where he has the nickname "The Fishing Prince". Yuki and Haru ask Natsuki to teach them to fish and thus begins our adventure in what I like to call "Fishing With the Alien" (a title that parodies the classic album "Surfing With the Alien" by Joe Satriani). Did I forget to mention that Haru is also being watched by an investigator with a pet duck (like the Men In Black but with a duck) called Duck? Looks like Haru is going to need a bigger boat. (Click "Read More" to read the full review).
Daily Lives of High School Boys is an animated comedy series about a group of ordinary boys who go to an ordinary all-boys high school. The main characters in this mundane show are: Tadakumi who is the more serious one that has a part time job working at a pizza place and despite being one the major characters he is often cut out of skits due to being "uninteresting" (don't worry, it's only an ongoing joke). Hidenori is the more cheeky one who likes to mess around with his friends and likes to read on the riverbank while waiting for his friends to get off their job and is often stalked by a girl with long black hair. Yoshitake is the delinquent of the group with blond hair and also likes to play around although he is kind of an idiot. While not at school they are always hanging around at each others houses either playing video games, using their imaginations to come up with real life role playing games or just stealing their sisters panties and wearing them on their head while they wear their bras under their shirts... yeah maybe this show isn't as mundane as I thought. (Click "Read More" to read the full review).