eden of the east

Otaku Evolution Episode 153 - Eden of the East

Eden of the East marks the second Kenji Kamiyama anime I've reviewed this year, after Moribito. Unlike that one (based on novels), this is a completely original story by him. He's an interesting director who follows in the footsteps of his mentor, Mamoru Oshii. Even if this series isn't nearly as successful or as fulfilling as his directed Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, it has a lot going for it and gives you a good idea as to his mindset and philosophy. Let's hope next year's new entry into Stand Alone Complex is more like the previous ones and less like, for instance, 009 Re:Cyborg. What a dud that was.

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BFM Podcast 9 - Protect Me, Please!

Moe is the Japanese subculture that's been flooding most anime these days. Those cute characters that just beg to be protected. It's that sort of thing. We also talk a bit about anime we've been watching recently such as Eden of the East, Strawberry 100%, and Azumanga Daioh. Download the episode, subscribe on itunes, see a youtube playlist of things we discuss and check out the show notes after the jump! ranka

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