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Dustin Watches | “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade”

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

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Jin-Roh was one of those anime that I had always felt guilty not having seen. It seemed like a rather well-received film when I would glance conversation of it. Not to mention it has Mamoru Oshii behind it. Not knowing much about the story itself, I was quite excited to sit down and spend some time in this film’s world, but I found myself a little disappointed. Were my expectations too high or did this movie simply fall short?

Spoilers ahead!

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Dustin Watches | “Plastic Little”

Plastic Little



Just when you thought you had finally gotten rid of me…
It is good to see you all once more, but I just wish it was under more pleasant circumstances. I was in little Tokyo not long ago, and I happened upon this dvd in a clearance bin (of sorts) for a whopping three american dollars. The case promised light hearted, sci-fi action and fun with tons of ridiculous names for characters, ships, and technology. I thought, “what the heck?” and decided to give it a chance. I now know why it was it was three dollars.

General spoilers ahead!

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Dustin Watches | “Ninja Scroll”

Ninja Scroll

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This film was almost something of legend for me at this point. Ninja Scroll was one of those anime films that even the people I knew that didn’t like other anime found to be very exciting. I even knew a guy in my middle school that had a shirt for the thing, and that’s saying something, if you saw my school. Somehow, I’ve managed to never see it, and I knew virtually nothing about the film, outside of it having some large, bouldery man in it. I bought this on a whim around the end of the year because I found it cheaper in store than it was on amazon. Did it live up to the incredible hype over the many years I had heard of it? Yeah, I think it totally did.

Spoilers ahead!

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Dustin Watches | “Otaku No Video”

Otaku No Video

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How long has it been since I initially wanted to watch this thing? Geez, I think I’ve known about this since at least 2004/2005, but I only picked it up some time over the last year. Honestly, I didn’t know anything about it other than it was supposed to be poking fun at anime culture. I was afraid that this type of work would be highly referential and require knowing a lot of the anime industry from the 1970s/1980s to really appreciate it. While it remained true for some parts of it, Otaku No Video was still extremely approachable as a self-contained work that someone with very little knowledge of the culture or industry would likely find entertaining.

Spoilers ahead!

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Dustin Watches | “Tenchi Universe: Final Thoughts”

Tenchi Universe: Final Thoughts

Spoilers ahead!

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Dustin Watches | “Tenchi Universe Volume 08”

Tenchi Universe Volume 08



Disc 8: Episodes 23-26

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Dustin Watches | “Tenchi Universe Volume 07”

Tenchi Universe Volume 07



Disc 7: Episodes 20-22

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Dustin Watches | “Tenchi Universe Volume 06”

Tenchi Universe Volume 06



Disc 6: Episodes 17-19

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