Anime ABC’s X is for xxxHOLiC

An Interesting Take

On the surface xxxHOLiC doesn’t look too different from your typical “dark bargain” kind of story. There’s a shop that grant any wish you desire, at a price of course. In several ways it is reminiscent of something like Pet Shop of Horrors or the plethora of other stories just like it. Except xxxHOLiC has a bit of a twist; it’s a comedy. The question is:  does it work? Continue reading “Anime ABC’s X is for xxxHOLiC”

Freaky Friday 1 of 4 – 10 Anime to get You into the Halloween Spirit

Boo!

I hope everybody is doing well this fine October. The past couple of years I’ve done Halloween events, most notably last year with my October Review Fest where I did a whole month of themed content. Unfortunately this year I totally spaced the fact that October comes after September (I’ve been dealing with a lot of stuff, bare with me guys) so I was not at all prepared to do an awesome event at that scale again this year. Don’t distress though, that’s where Freaky Fridays come in! Every Friday this month I’ll have a themed article for the Halloween season. Today, 10 anime to get you into the Halloween spirit! Continue reading “Freaky Friday 1 of 4 – 10 Anime to get You into the Halloween Spirit”

October Review Fest – Event Wrap-up

That’s All Folks!

Thank you to everybody who participated in this year’s Halloween event. I did more than I have ever done for an event like this; it ran the whole month! In case you missed any or all of the event, here is a list of each week and the respective reviews:

Week 1 – Lika Week

Week 2 – Fun & Gams Week

Week 3 – Higurashi Week

Week 4 – Obscure Week

We had a lot more articles published beyond this from both myself and contributors as well. Here are a few other articles that you may want to check out for the Halloween season from my contributors:

October Review Fest ended up being a little more taxing than I had initially expected, but that was largely due to real life interference. I would love to do more events like this in the future. I hope you’ll be around for them! That does it for this Halloween. Until next year!

Le Portrait de Petite Cossette – Beauty Effects us in Mysterious Ways

Definitely a Shinbou Work

Here we are at the conclusion of Obsucre Week and our October Review Fest. Today I’ll be looking at an interesting title:  Le Portait de Petite Cossette. This anime is a three episode OVA series that came out of studio Daume back in 2004. Haven’t heard of them? Think again, this is the studio behind some fan favorites like Yuru Yuri, and another great Halloween title, Shiki. Is this title a hidden gem, or something that was best left buried in the past? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Le Portrait de Petite Cossette – Beauty Effects us in Mysterious Ways”

Pet Shop of Horrors – Selling Hopes & Dreams?

Not Your Ordinary Pet Shop

Pet Shop of Horrors is a four episode anime adaptation of the manga of the same title. Albeit a loose adaptation, but that was probably for the better. It aired back in 1999 and was animated by Madhouse. You know what they say, you can find anything in the back alleys of Chinatown, and Count D’s pet shop is no exception. You can find a rabbit that looks just like your recently deceased daughter, a beautiful mermaid, and so much more. Be warned, the contract must be followed exactly. After all, everything has a price. Continue reading “Pet Shop of Horrors – Selling Hopes & Dreams?”