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Basquash!

Thursday, 27 September, 2012

Long time ago in a galaxy far away, giants played basketball…
Ah! Screw this!

Have you ever seen a basketball game? If you didn’t, go and watch!

Do you think that it can escalate to something bigger than just a game?

No? Well according to the Japanese it can!

Basquash! Welcome to planet Earthdash inhabited by humans and some weird intelligent animals, orbited by a huge inhabited moon that lights the surface during the night, and is a dump. Yep. The elite actually live on the moon.

So the main character, Dan JD, lives in this dump desperately trying to get his passage to the moon, so he can get top class medical treatment for his sister, who lost her ability to walk because giant robot stepped on her when they played basketball. Phew! That was a long sentence.

Ok, apparently those giant robots, or bigfoots as they call them, are the main dish on this planet, metaphorically speaking of course, most of the labor work, transportation, and even the most popular sport (Big Foot Basket or BFB for shorter version) is done using them.

Dan goes to BFB game and finds out that there is no excitement there and all of the heat he saw on TV was fabricated by computer graphics. Being a dumb idiot he is, Dan breaks in the game and wrecks the place.

And that is where it all starts! The ridiculous escalation of something that cannot escalate!

I have no idea what kind of basketball junckie you have to be to think of something like this.

But I have to admit it, after tearing through a few of the first episodes of wanting to strangle each and everyone of the characters there, I found myself interested in what’s there to come next and not giving a damn about their personalities at all. And then the last parts come and I sit staring in the monitor, not even blinking, murmuring to myself: “Show me, show me, show me, show me! There is something great coming!”.

Yep, like that.

The graphics there are pretty average, so don’t expect to see a lot of beautiful sceneries. The soundtrack on the other hand is pretty driving. So all and all the combination is quite good, there is a room to enjoy.

Busou Renkin

Wednesday, 7 March, 2012

Well now! That would be the first summary/review I write.
And I’ll start with an oldie.
Do you like heroes? I mean the type of those heroes that, ride a white horse, wear a shiny armor and wield a big sword. Cause I don’t. Actually I hate them! For one particular reason, which would be their enormous stupidity!
Well if a hero is not stupid he won’t get in some trouble and thus won’t get to do heroic stuff so he won’t be named a hero. And that brings out the only trait I like about those heroes – they have a full cargo ship worth of luck. Why do I think so? Well you get into a life-threatening situation and you get out alive. If you are only stupid and don’t have that kind of luck, you’ll simply die. Not really a heroic thing to do.


Busou Renking aka Alchemic Weapon, the main character is named Mutou Kazuki. A hero! First episode of the anime he goes to an abandoned factory to check out some strange lights that he saw there. Finds there a cute girl that is about to be killed by some sort of unknown monster. What does he do? Right! A heroic thing to do – jumps in to save the girl. But instead of pushing the girl away from the attack line he covers her with his own body, gets a hole in his chest and his heart torn to shreds. He dies – end of story.

Oh wait! He is a hero! How could I forget about his monstrous luck!? The monster for some strange reason runs away. They girl turns out to be a warrior alchemist, carries Mutou away, covers a hole in his chest and puts a heart substitute in there. Wow! You don’t get luckier than that! But you certainly can get even more stupid than before. And Mutou proves it episode after episode, showing another thing about heroes, which is – they need helpers. I mean who else is going to cover for a hero when he screws up so badly that even his luck can’t handle it? With his heart substitute he gets a huge lance. It’s not a sword, but it is big so who cares? Somewhere along the story line he gets the shiny armor too, but no horse. What a shame. But he becomes a monster, or something like that, so I guess it covers up for a horse. Plus it turns out he is a hypocrite. You know someone like that when that someone says or does something along the lines like: “I’ll kill all of your family, friends and subordinates, but I won’t kill you cause you’re miserable and I pity you.”
Anyways if you like fairy tales and want to spend some time resting without getting bored to death, you might as well check this one out. Cause I enjoyed almost every moment watching it and, along the way, mocking the characters.
Have fun.