S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2015 Pt. 2 (It’s All Been Done)

Ninja-Slayer

Follow us directlyon Stitcher, or on iTunes

The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only review new shows (so no sequels or continuations) and try to avoid anything that just looks outright awful.

These are the first batch from the new season and now we’ve broken them into (helpful?) categories:

Sentence: Free to Go

Listen – First impressions of Ninja Slayer from Studio Trigger. It is streaming on Funimation and Hulu.

Listen – First impressions of Ghost in the Shell ARISE: Alternative Architecture from Production I.G. It is streaming on Funimation and Hulu.

Sentence: Lock ‘Em Up and Throw Away the Key

Listen – First impressions of Vampire Holmes from Studio! Cucuri.

S.W.A.T. Review – Ghost in the Shell Arise

This is a special bonus S.W.A.T. review for the new Ghost in the Shell series because we were just that excited.

The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff.

RSS Feed     –     iTunes Feed

Listen – The Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Border: 1 Ghost Pain from Production I.G. with the commercial preview.

Anime 101

There was a formspring question a while back about what anime you would show a class, we liked it so we expanded it into a little post. Imagine you are a professor. You have students who have anime studies as a major. What titles should they be familiar with in their first year that introduces them to the major? Lists like this are never really complete especially when working in some sort of restriction like our 10 TV series and 5 movies but there is only so much time in a semester. It also becomes more difficult as the years go by and more and more shows are produced. But you can still attempt a good foundation. It is important to note that not all of these titles are necessarily the best representations of their genre. Titles were often picked because it helped show the full range of what anime has to offer more than being the pinnacle. The shows here are meant to show what anime can produce in order to help the student decide where they want to focus their studies. So here’s what we thought of, what would be on your list?

Continue reading