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Kurau Phantom Memory Anime, Volume 6 (English)

September 11th, 2008

Hey, look at that! The Large Hadron Collider started spinning particles around and, inexplicably, mini black holes did not suddenly split time and space open and destroy the world. I’m sure you’re as shocked as I am that the world refused to be destroyed yet *again*. It’s so irritating of the world, isn’t it? We […]

Kurau Phantom Memory Anime, Volume 5 (English)

June 26th, 2008

In Volume 5 of Kurau Phantom Memory, not only do Kurau and Christmas have to face the secret behind their situation, but Ayaka is also confronted with the ugly truth about her own life and loss. Despite the fact that all the characters are forced into sudden crises, there’s really nothing that surprising to us, […]

Kurau Phantom Memory Anime, Volume 4 (English)

May 18th, 2008

In Volume 4 of Kurau Phantom Memory, we follow Kurau and Christmas as an unhappy accident allows them a little breathing space. The ship they are on (a freighter piloted by Jose, the man Kurau saved many episodes ago) is boarded by pirates, even as the GPO closes in. In the intervening tragedy, it appears […]

Kurau Phantom Memory Anime, Volume 3 (English)

April 7th, 2008

Kurau Phantom Memory, Volume 3 is a little like the middle bits of any of the old Doctor Who television series. After the plot had been established, and before the conclusion, there was a lot of running around in corridors and expository discussion, and chasing after companions that had been captured, then freeing them, losing […]

Kurau Phantom Memory Anime, Volume 2 (English)

February 13th, 2008

Pacing isn’t something I’m likely to notice in a show that I’m watching weekly. There’s a certain amount of repeated footage and dialogue that one expects in anime – as a cost-cutting measure if for no other reason. But in all sincerity, Kurau Phantom Memory, Volume 2, is one of the best-paced volumes of anime […]