Dec 302011
 

Vampire Wars was in the same boat as Kimera. It’d sit there on that video store shelf, looking up at me longingly, pleading with me to take it home. But I ignored its call and passed it up for the latest volume of Ranma or whatever. Maybe it was some lame attempt at “sophistication” or something. “Yeah, Vampire Wars, you’re beneath me with your vampires and your wars. I’m too mature for you now. Now begone with yourself as I watch such fine intellectual fair involving pandas and crossdressing martial artists.”

Then I realized that true maturity doesn’t have a stick up its ass and is capable of digging shit like this. And now that I’ve finally seen Vampire Wars I can say that it’s pretty damn awesome.

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 Posted by at 12:30 pm
Dec 292011
 

Kimera is one of those 90s OVAs that I never got around to. I’d pick up the VHS box, read the description, and say to myself “I’ll get it next time. If there isn’t anything else better to get.” That “next time” never happened, because there was always something seemingly more interesting right next to it.

Now that I’ve finally gotten around to watching it, I kinda wish I’d seen it back in the day. It isn’t the greatest sleazy 90s OVA, but it has enough craziness to it to make it worth watching.

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 Posted by at 12:30 pm
Dec 282011
 

Kinda surprised that I hadn’t seen this Darkstalkers anime before now. I love the video game it’s based on, since it’s a mash-up of Street Fighter and old school monster movies. I guess I avoided it since it’s one of those dreaded video game to anime adaptations. Those things almost always suck.

And you know what? This one sucks too! Way to keep the trend going, Darkstalkers!

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 Posted by at 12:30 pm
Dec 262011
 

I can see how being a vampire and a parent can be pretty rough. You get all of the usual parenting grief, but you also have to deal with the notion that your kid is gonna be a kid for several decades or centuries rather than years. Sure, it’s not like you’ll be aging or anything during that time period, so it isn’t like you’re wasting away your time when you could be out cavorting and shit, but it has to be pretty painful knowing that you’ll be spending several lifetimes supporting a little brat.

Don Dracula deals with this very real social problem in a mature, intelligent manner. Call it Bunny Drop meets The Munsters or something.

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