Otaku Corner

A blog dedicated to manga and anime.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Victorian Romance Emma Second Act

So Victorian Romance Emma is about to be starting very soon. This is an anime that I have been really looking foreward to as the the first season was absolutely wonderful, but the ending left me disatisfied, which is why I am thrilled about season two. Emma is the story about a maid living in Victorian England who falls in love with a nobleman named William. Of course there class differences is what keeps them apart, and by the end of season one Emma leaves London and William behind. William in turn engages himself to a proper young english noblewoman to appease his father. That is where we ended with season one so I am fully expecting season two to end as the manga ended hopefully. Emma is a simple love story with a lot of depth and complexity all at the same time. In a market saturated with magic girls, mecha and shinigami animes, Emma is a breath of fresh air. I hope you will all give this one a chance it truly is a hidden gem.

Update: As of June 30th 2007, Right Stuf International has annouced that they have licensed Season 1 and 2 of Emma. I regret to inform you however that this series will not recieve an english dub; As much as I wanted to see this series stateside, I am immensly disappointed that a truly wonderful series like Emma is being neglected a dubbed version. As I have stated on several occasions I am not a sub purest and do enjoy dubs when done properly. If anyone else feels the same as me please feel free to politely express your opinion to RightStuf international at www.rightstuf.com.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Otaku Corner at Otakon 2007

Well another year and another Otakon convention, This year I will try my best to bring you the latest from the Otakon floor, inculding latest licenses and updates. I will also try and get an update on Fruits Basket season two campaign from Funimation. I hope to see y'all there July 20 -22, 2007.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Summer Anime - Devil May Cry

I know should be updating more often with it being summer and all, but sorry guys my bro is getting married and guess who the wedding planner is (and it's not J-Lo); so I have been mega busy with that lately. In any case I just had to discuss Devil May Cry because I love love love the games especially DMC 3. DMC 4 is probably the main reason I will be purchasing a PS3, horrible isn't it. Anyhoo so the anime was set to start a few days ago and I believe it's to run at 12 episodes. From what I have seen or heard Trish and Lady are scheduled to make appearences, however I have no idea if Lucia and Vergil will be appearing as well. I would love to see Vergil as I like him much more than Dante, not that Dante isn't sexy either, Vergil is just sooo evil....mmmmm..... Anyway getting my hormones under control; I am truly looking forward to this anime, my hope is that the fight scenes will be as stylish and action packed as in the games. I also cannot wait to see bad boy Dante in action. Well let's hope the anime is popular enough to warrent a second season.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Anime Review - Lovely Complex

Well everyone I am back, I passed my first course of Nursing which was mega hard, but I am so thrilled and on that note I would like to talk about the latest anime I have been watching Lovely Complex. Love com is an absolutely delightful anime that is sure to tickle your funny bone. The story revolves around two high school students named Risa and Otani. Each character having a complex about there height, in Risa's case she feels she's too tall to ever land a boyfriend; and poor Otani has the opposite dilemma as he is quite short. Either way they both get the reputation as being the class clown comedy duo all the while hating each other's guts. Risa however soon realizes she is in love Otani and wonders is he can truly return her feelings because she is so much taller then him. The story is hilarious and the jokes are well executed. I hope to see this one state side soon because it is one I definetly want to add to my collection.