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[Review] Anime: So Ra No Wo To

Alright, it's now time for me to review K-on! Army Version. K-on! of Duty is a piece of crap that tried to be a War is Bad story, a slice of life comedy, and a moe anime but failed at all three and was totally mediocre.

Er... wait what? Oh, I'm sorry, I was momentarily possessed by some jackoff who doesn't understand how two or more genres can come together and support a story's theme.

Okay, well, maybe that is a little harsh, but I will get to that.

Sora no Woto, or "The Sound of the Sky", is an episodic anime series about girls in the military in a world that seems to have early 20th century technology. I say seems to because there is more to the setting than that. The setting combines several different cultures, and it may seem silly that people with Japanese and German names are in a Spanish town full of French people who speak Japanese, but it'll make at least a little sense once you're done, I swear.

The story follows Kanata Sorami(MEANINGFUL NA…

[Review] Anime: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, AKA A Certain Scientific Railgun, is one of my favourite sci-fi series ever. That being said, I'm going to try to not just gush all over the place. This is especially because I think the second season is better. Let's go!

The story is about a group a friends in the technological metropolis of Academy City who must solve the mysterious happenings in School District 7. They are espers, people who can use Psychic Powers. One has the ability to keep the temperature of anything she touches constant, one can teleport, one is an Electromaster, and the last has no powers(though she is revealed to have wind powers if she ever awakens to them). Their powers Rank Level 0, Level 1, Level 4, and Level 5. Odd considering that they are literally opposites in social standing, as your status raises with level. As the story begins, strange occurrences have been happening in which criminal espers are showing power higher than their levels should be capable of. The…

[Review] Manga: Toaru Kaguku no Railgun

I'm going to review the Railgun manga. Since I plan on reviewing the anime as well, I'll just focus on the art and such for this.

Fuyukawa Motoi's artwork is great. It's got a wonderful style that seems to mix old and new styles of anime/manga together. Some of the drawings look like something from an early 2000s Gainax anime(like FLCL only less silly) and I wish that the anime could have been done by said studio, in a similar style to Gurren Lagann. Well, kinda. If they had it wouldn't have been directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and a lot of the stuff I really liked that they added probably wouldn't have been added. Or maybe it would have, knowing Gainax... oh, wait, the guys who did TTGL are Trigger now, never mind.

The revamped character designs are great as well. I definitely prefer Motoi's versions to J.C. Staff's and certainly to Kiyotaka Haimura's. The art not only improved over time(comparing one of the early action scenes to the Encounter with A…