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REDLINE ~ Heart-pounding Wild Action! Also, a Tale of One Man’s Romance…

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Last Friday night, after some thinking and consideration (plus I didn’t feel like trying to catch up with the current series since they just didn’t fit the mood for me, which was dark late night), I finally decided to watch REDLINE to see what all the hype was about. I know that this is late, but better late than never. One word to describe my experience: wild, scintillating, exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping, awesome action! Ok, that was actually six (or seven?) words, but one word just doesn’t do justice enough to describe this amazing, beautiful, visual movie.

Redline is about the biggest and most deadly racing tournament in the universe. Only held once every five years, everyone wants to stake their claim to fame, including JP, a reckless dare-devil driver oblivious to speed limits with his ultra-customized car – all the while, organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race to their own ends. Amongst the other elite rival drivers in the tournament, JP falls for the alluring Sonoshee – but will she prove his undoing, or can a high-speed romance survive a mass destruction race?

MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING! As this is a review on a movie (particularly one that has become one of my top favorite movies of all time), this post will be longer than usual, chockfull with pictures, filled with spoilers, and plenty of my impressions and thoughts. So, my recommendation and advice for watching this movie for those who shall stop here for fear of being spoiled, go into this movie with the intent of just purely enjoying the entertainment. No need to over-analyze anything the first time watching this movie. It’s awesome. Go. Watch it now if you haven’t yet. Then come back when you’re finished and read on ahead for my impressions!

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C – The Money of Soul and Possibility Control ~ A Rather Nice Financial Anime

I realize that this might be far too late since I didn’t get to finish watching C – The Money of Soul and Possibility Control (which I shall now call [C] henceforth due to its inconvenient name being too long to type out or to even copy and paste) until after my laptop was finally fixed a while ago. Anyway, back to your regular programming (assuming that I’m not hooked onto my Steam games or catching up on fixing up my photos). [C]‘s synopsis is as follows:

The Japanese government was rescued from the brink of financial collapse by the Sovereign Wealth Fund. For its citizens, however, life has not improved, and unemployment, crime, suicide, and despair are rampant. Kimimaro is a scholarship student whose only dream is to avoid all this and live a stable life as a civil servant. One day, however, he meets a man who offers him the chance to make money fast. From then on Kimimaro is drawn into a mysterious realm known as “The Financial District,” where people engage in supernatural battles for the possibility of money.

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Cowboy Bebop ~ A Tragic, Ephemeral Beauty Rarely Seen…

Hello, everyone. Next up for review is an old series famous for its transient themes and having strong artistic directions with those of the beat and jazz movement of the 1930s-1940s and the rock era of the 1950s-1970s in America. It’s the old classic, Cowboy Bebop (1998). Synopsis is as follows:

Enter a world in the distant future, where Bounty Hunters roam the solar system. Spike and Jet, bounty hunting partners, set out on journeys in an ever struggling effort to win bounty rewards to survive. While traveling, they meet up with other very unique people. Could Faye, the beautiful and ridiculously poor gambler, Edward, the computer genius, and Ein, the engineered smart dog be good additions to the group?

Jet Black, Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine, & Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV

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My Reactions to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

…Damn you, Kyubey!…
…(*In awe of the fight scene*)…
…Goddamn it!…
…Homura~chaaaaaaan!!!…
…Madoka?!…
…Seriously?…
…Noooooo, Madoka!!!…
…(*Realizes that he has been holding his breath the entire time…*)…
…Wut?…
…Oh, I see…
…Sayaka~chaaan!(*weeps*)…
…All hope is not lost…

– Don’t forget.
Always, somewhere,
someone is fighting for you.
– As long as you remember her,
you are not alone.

…(*Rewatch, and repeat.*)

… And that was what was going on in my mind the entire time I was watching the final two espisodes of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. Sorry for the extremely late delay, as I was very busy with college studies since it is the last week of classes for me and then finals next week. But, let’s not dwell on college for a moment; instead read on ahead for my complete thoughts and impressions.

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Hidan no Aria 01 ~ Tsundere Aria!

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Hello, a new spring series that I have taken a major interest in Hidan no Aria, or otherwise known as Aria the Scarlet Ammo. The synopsis of this new anime series is thus:

The story takes place in Tokyo Butei High School, a special school where armed detectives — “Butei” — are trained to use weapons. Kinji Tooyama is a second-year-student who has a special ability, but he keeps it a secret to maintain an ordinary, peaceful life. However, when he gets caught in a bombing on the way to school, he encounters H. Aria Kanzaki, the most powerful S-Rank Butei student in Assault Studies.

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Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~ 01

Another new spring anime series is Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradise~. The synopsis is this:

Hideyoshino is an average girl who always seems to find trouble wherever she goes. One day when Hideyoshino visits a local shrine to pray in order to pass her upcoming test. However Hideyoshino sees a blue light coming from inside the Shrine and looks inside to find a mysterious person performing a magic spell. Hideyoshino in a stroke of bad luck trips on a small bell and crashes into the shrine prompting the stranger to catch her. However upon catching Hideyoshino the magic spell spirals out of control and sends Hideyoshino back in time to the Sengoku Era.

Hideyoshino then encounters Akechi Mitsuhide and Oda Nobunaga. After spending some time with Oda Nobunaga, Hideyoshino agrees to help Oda Nobunaga find the Crimson Armor which is said to allow the person wearing the armor to conquer all of Japan.

Well, this synopsis just kinda seems strange. It’s basically a gender-reversal for the Sengoku-era generals, who are all now female. I decided to take a look at this series, since I particularly like history especially back in the wars of the old eras (Three Kingdoms Period, Hundred Years War, Wars of the Roses,  WWI, WWII, etc.) . Continue on to see my impressions!

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