All right, look...on the face of things, this could be considered a pretty perverted show. Dokuro is an angel from the future sent to kill Sakura because he eventually is responsible for genetically engineering all women to look 12 years old. Yeah, you can read that again if you want. Of course, Dokuro-chan falls in love with the guy instead, and hilarious chaos ensues. In my opinion, this show obviously satirizes the XXX onii-chan weirdo anime porns you might accidentally stumble across while searching for torrents, but take my word for it, porn Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-Chan is not. Fanservice, maybe a little, but this show is HILARIOUS. This is the only show in my time that I can watch over and over and still laugh out loud. The only real flaw is that it's only twelve episodes long.
3 years, 10 months ago
Deathnote is the heart-warming love story of two asexual geniuses and their ridiculously complicated relationship. Oh, and also there are Death Gods who have notebooks, and every once in a while they get so bored that they throw it down to earth, ripe for a pretty high school boy's picking. I can't tear down this show much...it really is one of the best thought out stories, maybe that I've ever seen in any medium. This is some seriously dense material. There is almost no action, and forget about fanservice, unless your idea of fanservice is a bunch of pretty boys. That isn't easy to pull off in an anime.
3 years, 11 months ago
Morrison's first Batman story, and supposedly the highest selling graphic novel of all time, is an ethereal, existential, and altogether different kind of Batman none the likes we've seen really before or after. It's obviously meant to be a standalone, really more of an Amadeus Arkham story than a Batman story. Still, it's an important work, and intensifies the Batman/Joker relationship.
P.S. - I found a book the other day by Sam Kieth called Arkham Asylum: Madness. It's pretty short, not much happens, but I thought it might be a really cool interlude for Morrison's Serious House on Serious Earth.
4 years, 2 months ago