Otaku Corner

A blog dedicated to manga and anime.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Anime Review - Togainu no Chi

Well for my first review of the year I thought I would go with an anime I watched last year Togainu no Chi. Togainu no Chi is based of the BL game of the same name, however this series is more violent then BL really. The story is about a young man named Akira and his best friend Keisuke who find themselves caught up in a violent game. The goal of the game is to attack other players in a violent part of the city know as Toshima and collect dog tags. The person who collects a Royal Flush in dog tags will have the opportunity to fight the strongest fighter "II-Re". Togainu no Chi is a beautifully rendered gritty anime, with dark tones. This anime is harsh and not meant to be pretty, it's about survival in a harsh environment where only the strongest survive. Amoung the violence Akira and Keisuke fight to survive as well as try maintain there fragile friendship. Along the journey Akira and Keisuke make new friends as well as enemies. Drug use is a theme heavily explored in Togainu no Chi, in the merciless city of Toshima many of it's residents turn to a drug called Line in order to futher there cause of winning in the game. Akira himself hold's the key within himself to Line. the voice work was very well done, no complaints there the actor's really gave that sense of tormented people stuck in a fate they couldn't control. All in all I would say this anime is worth checking out, I think its going to be one of thise anime's that will stay under the radar. It's not likely to be picked up by any company other then maybe Rightstuf, I am not sure if it is Funimation's cup of tea to tell you the truth. In any case post your comments and tell me what you think.

January 2011 - Bishonen of the Month - Wolverine

Well this is the anime of the current season I am really enjoying, so I thought why not choose Wolverine as our Bishonen of the Month. i have always been a huge fan of X-Men and Wolverine in particular. Currently the anime has reached it's second episode. Wolverine did make an appearance in the Iron Man anime briefly. In this new imagining of Wolverine, Logan is in love with the daughter of a Yakuza leader. The daughter however is set to marry another man for political and financial gain and it's up to our hero to save the girl. I will review this anime fully once it has finished. In the mean time enjoy Wolverine anime style.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Hello All,

I know I promised I would be back and well what can I say, the outside world consumes most of my time. In any case I will start trying to update and review when I can. I will start my bishonen of the month column again as well. Again my apologies for not updating as often as I should hopefully 2011 will be the year. Reviews I am currently working on are Eden of the East and Vampire Knight. Please look forward to them in the near future.