Friday, February 29, 2008


Claymore Episodes 1-26
Original release by Eclipse
Download here

Description shamelessly stolen from
In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organisation that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue for picking up a stray child & almost losing herself to her youma side by "Awakening", she is constantly assigned rather dangerous missions...

This is your basic hack'n'slash anime. Or rather blood'n'guts.
You can also think Dragonballz with chicks and swords, er, claymores.

Has a cute chick in the lead that aquires an annoying wimp as a sidekick. Mostly they battle your monster of the week ('they' being Claire and other claymore chicks, not the useless wimp), but they pick up a storyline somewhere in the middle.

Not recommended for children due to violence, dismemberment and torture scenes (although US-residents should be fine).
There is no sex in there whatsoever by any sane standard (one monster has nipples, though) but we can always wait for the next hentai doujin, hur hur hur ...

I admit I enjoyed this anime despite everything. It doesn't have a story worth speaking of and barely any character development (apart from power-ups), but the action is nice even though they talk too much crap in the middle of the fights.
If you want intellectual stimulation then go away and watch Southpark or The Simpsons. This is anime. And I like it.


Banner of the Stars

This release contains all episodes of the Banner/Crest of the Stars Saga.

The series is a mix between military science-fiction and soap opera and is remarkably under-the-top, meaning that pilots and warriors don't shoot screaming the name of their special moves.

Since I'm not in a cynical enough mood for an honest review right now, I'll just steal the description someone else did for now.

And in case you didn't notice: The files have been converted to be viewed on an iphone/ipod touch.
But they play fine with quicktime or VLC too, though.

Cheers !


Jinto, a young boy, in a far future where humankind has colonized the stars and formed many nations. The most powerful nation being "Humankind Empire Abh".
Jinto led a relatively peaceful life as the son of the government president on the remote planet called Martine. Until one day, when they were attacked by the Abh, who takes over his home planet after Jinto's father betrayed them by surrendering to the Abh Empire and handed their world over to the Abh in exchange for a standing in the Abh Empire.

As a result, Jinto became a prince and was soon sent off to study the Abh language and culture to prepare himself for his future as a nobleman.
Now, 7 years later, Jinto is entering the next phase of his training, and he is about to meet his first Abh, the lovely Lafiel. But Jinto is about to learn that she is more than she appears to be.
The Abh Empire is then plunged into war and the story continues from there...