This dark and grimy cantina is getting into the festive spirit. There’s a (mostly dead) pine tree in the corner with some decorations hanging on it (though I daren’t look too closely at what those “decorations” are), there’s some tinsel above the bar, and some ambitious soul has even hung up some mistletoe. So, in the spirit of the season, I thought I do something a little festive (actually possibly several things, but this is the first). I started thinking about jolly ol’ St. Nick, and all his Christmas shenanigans. Then I started thinking about other characters who’d do a better – or funnier, or more lethal – job of bringing presents and cheer to the worlds children.
So here we go, the Cantina Crowd’s Alternative Santa’s! Continue reading
About two years ago I decided to try out some anime and see whether I liked it or not, it was always something I was aware of but had never been that interested in and I can’t remember what it was that attracted me to it but I decided to do a bit of research and pick one to watch. I wanted to pick a series rather than a film and I didn’t want the series to be too long.
I decided that Angel Beats! was for me, it’s a 13 episode television series directed by Seiji Kishi. I suppose it’d fall in the categories of fantasy, comedy, drama and action. There is also a bit of romance in there also. I don’t want to give anything away because I’d recommend it to be watched by anyone but it’s about a boy called Yuzuru Otonashi who I suppose ‘wakes up’ in a high school where he meets Yuri Nakamura who explains to him that they are all dead and this is now a kind of limbo. The other main character is Angel who they are at war against and despite being tiny she really does kick ass. There’s a lot more to it and many more characters but I don’t want to spoil it. Because I really do think it’s something that needs to be watched. I absolutely fell in love with the storyline and all the characters and cried so much during the final episode. I think this was defiantly the perfect choice for me to help me get in to anime and I have watched other films and series since but I can honestly say that I haven’t found anything that I have enjoyed as much as Angel Beats!
Although saying that I am very happy to take recommendations of things to watch so feel free to post in the comments.