Posts Tagged ‘Fumoffu

03
Jan
10

20 Awesomest Anime of the Decade (2000-2009)

I’ve seen me lots of animu in the last decade. I started watching this stuff in late 2001, and it’s ruined my life ever since. That being said, I felt it was my obligation to impart upon you the fact that there are good anime out there. It’s not all moeblobs and slice of life bullshit. So, as it’s so trendy to do right now, I’m giving you my list of the 20 Most Awesomest Anime of 2000’s. Keep in mind that even though I have ranked these, they are all equally awesome. My list probably won’t sit well with the pretentious arthouse goons or the moe-loving fapboys, but rest assured these anime are actually good shows.

20.) Boogiepop Phantom (2000) – This is one of those series where the fun comes in figuring out what the hell is going on. It’s a supernatural thriller, with each episode taking place from the point of view of a different character. I love the washed out color palette, the haunting music, the “realistic” look of the characters (i.e. no crazy hair colors), and the non-linear story. Instead of spoon feeding the viewer, it allows you to deduce what really happened on your own, although this may require multiple viewings. As the “angel of death,” Boogiepop doesn’t really have a name that would inspire fear in anybody, but if you watch this series late at night with the lights off, you might get a little freaked out.

19.) Paprika (2006) – A film from a true master, Satoshi Kon. While Millenium Actress is probably his most praised work, I find that there is something intangibly better about this movie. Kon continually plays with themes of identity and reality, and he does so to perfection here. In a future world where people can use technology to enter dreams, a doctor is attempting to use it to help psychiatric patients. She uses a persona known as Paprika. As the movie progresses, the line between what is real and what is the dream world blurs. Eventually, things spiral out of control, and climax in one of the weirdest and most incredible finales ever put to film.

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02
Aug
08

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

The cast of Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

The cast of Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

I recently finished the second season of Full Metal Panic, and I’m happy to say that it’s a vast improvement over the first. As a whole, this series really shines when it focuses on comedy. When it veers into the dramatic, it really doesn’t have much depth to sustain an interesting plot. The characters are all right, but there really isn’t anyone interesting to root for, plus the villains are woefully generic. Fumoffu, however, jettisons all that needless plot stuff, and presents itself as a straight up comedy. Sousuke, the military fanatic, is unable to live a normal life in everyday Japan, and as a result, his mission to protect Kaname gets out of hand in every single episode. Whether he is detonating school lockers, or dressing up as a theme park mascot with a gun, he’s always screwing things up. But that’s where the humor can be found, and it works extremely well. Continue reading ‘Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu’




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