Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Episode 79: If Only Danielle Steele Wrote Druaga...

Download Episode 79, here.

This week, we return to something actually related to Anime as I actually review both seasons of The Tower of Druaga.

Shootin' The Breeze

Alex pleasures himself, furiously, whilst praising the novel, Gardens of the Moon; So much so that I actually had to cut the bulk of what he had to say out of the actual review, as he kept interfering with my review so as to make "just one more" masturbatory comment about it.

Review: Tower of Druaga

What has saved studio Gonzo? Pandering to Moe of course! Here's a huggable pillow containing a character who is 10 years old; oh Gonzo!

Regardless, it is directed by Koichi Chigira, director of the rather fantastic, Brave Story and much of the same team. In short: Fantastic first season which manages to balance, humour (retro gamers will appreciate it), drama, action and emotion. The second season suffers to a certain extent as it eschews much of the humour that made the first season so delightful as well as changing the tower dungeon crawling setting, so associated with the retro dungeon crawlers, to a more metaphysical journey. But ultimately, gratifying as when taken as a whole.