For B is for Bounty Hunter: The Hard review. I shall give you a lovely play by play of this ova. You know... So you don't have to watch it! SPOILERS BELOW!
We start off witnessing a mystery surgery on a woman only moments later to find her floating in the river clearly dead. A news broadcast announces this while our hero bounty hunter, Hard, walks into a titty bar where his next target is... Can't be a ova from the 90's without BOOBS! Hard finds his target easily because a man dressed as a woman to "hide" when he's a pretty ugly dude just doesn't work very well. Sadly his prey is snatched by a rival bounty hunter and Hard goes home empty handed.
Hard lives for his daughter but rarely gets to see her since he is separated from his wife. Having yet another visit from his daughter cancelled, Hard takes on a new job taking him to the Bronx. He's after a man who has a scar on half of his face from I guess a fire or acid or something. He stole money from a church! Oh that bad Freddie!
While looking around for Freddie, Hard unfortunately finds the dead body of his bounty hunting rival. They didn't get along of course but Hard still feels the pain of loosing a comrade in arms.
Hard's next lead brings him to a gay bar but when he arrives he notices the man, Suzy, (Suzy looks like a typical ugly queen that thinks they are super pretty) he was wanting to meet with leaving so he follows him to a church. THE church our good old pal Freddie stole from! Suzy starts ragging on the same blind girl Hard helped in the first 3 minutes of the show and suddenly car chase! This goes on for a few minutes until Hard manages to get through an exploding truck with his jeep on fire. Still chasing Suzy of course. While they are still battling in a tunnel he manages to snag the girl from Suzy's car. I don't even remember how this happened that's how good Hard is! Upon leaving the tunnel poor Suzy ends up spinning out still in the tunnel. He tries to take one last shot at Hard but unfortunately there are some loose wires near water (Why? Who knows...) causing massive explosions! This leaves poor Suzy badly injured. OH HIS PRETTY FACE!!!
Cut to Hard making some pasta and listening to a message his daughter left him while the passed out girl he rescued again lays in his bed. Apparently his wife is seeing someone new! Or so his daughters message says, OH MY!
Hard continues his search for Freddie. Miriam (the blind girl) was the one that ended up "making" Freddie steal the money from the church. He apparently really wants her to have some surgery that will likely help her get her eyesight back. Guess Freddie ain't so bad after all! Miriam after separating from Hard gets a phone call from Freddie and somehow Hard is their waiting outside her place to follow her. The three meet in what looks like an abandoned warehouse. Miriam begs Freddie to stop doing dangerous jobs for her sake but before the conversation can continue they are attacked by Chopper (Suzy's angry lover) and Suzy. This is where all hell breaks loose.
After the battle Suzy and Freddie end up being the causalities. The last thing Freddie does is hand over a mysterious disk to Hard. This disk ends up having medical records upon it. He's stumbled upon a black market for human organs!
Hard then heads off to the church where the priest should be whom he found to be very suspicious when they spoke about Freddie and Miriam earlier. When confronted the priest rambles on about doing God's work and cleaning the streets of scum. When Hard has had enough of his righteous blab he opens fire with his trusty MACHINE GUN...
Eventually the battle leads to a silly hand to hand combat and of course Chopper appears with his own machine gun ready to wreck everything in his path to avenge his beloved Suzy. Not even caring that he shoots the priest, Chopper continues on after Hard. God was clearly angry about all this going on in one of his houses of prayer so the Jesus cross falls right into Choppers eyeball killing him good and dead!
Cut to Miriam standing at a grave of Freddie. Hard stands in the background but doesn't approach. Cut to Hard calling his daughter asking about his wife's new boyfriend... "So... What's her boyfriend like?" THE END.
Not the best of endings I gotta say, but well having it end was good enough... 4/10 won't watch again and will likely forget about it entirely after a month. Bad music, Bad characters, BAD STORY!!
I considered no other "B" anime for this project since I haven't seen this ova before today.
Don't forget to check out calaggie's A to Z Anime Review!
I'm going to start off small for this project. A is for Afro-ken who is a dog with an afro and that's all there is to it! Seriously... We spend 30 whole minutes watching Afro-ken frolic around with "his?" buddies doing whatever pleases them. Which is generally being near fluffy things for Afro-ken. Which means a lot of sheep are in this ova! I love sheep so yay!!
We briefly take a pause to listen to the creator of Afro-ken, Aimi Tetsurou whom works for the San-X company, (makers of all things CUTE) talk about why he created Afro-ken in the first place. Basically he likes dogs... A lot... And being weird! Because weird is exactly what these CG dogs are. When he held up a plushie of Afro-ken I kinda squealed because it is adorable and I'd love to have one! We also learn that he wants to go into SPACE one day... HELL YEAH ME TOO!
So umm yeah watch Afro-ken for some Afro dog strangeness! Just don't expect a masterpiece or anything since nothing seriously happens in this show. Just some good old random doggy fun!
Other “A” anime I considered... Afro Samurai... Ah My Buddha... Air Gear
Don't forget to check out calaggie's A to Z Anime Review!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
Which anime is that delicious dish from? While I love the Read or Die OVA much more than the Series, the series still is a quality show that fans of the ova might just enjoy. More cake pictures in the series too! NOMNOMNOM!
What is that delicious dish? Coffee Cake with Coffee Frosting and Chocolate.
How do I make that delicious dish?
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup Butter (room temperature)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Coffee
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- Pinch of Salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl mix: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate larger bowl mix: butter, sugars, vanilla, milk, and eggs.
Stir flour mixture into the sugar mixture until smooth and add the coffee mixing it into the batter well. Then you are ready to put the batter evenly split between 2 cake pans. Don't forget to grease your pan so it doesn't stick!
Bake for 20 minutes or until you can place a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean.
Note: If your mixture is too dry add as much coffee as needed to moisten it up. (I always add a little more coffee anyway for more flavour)
- 1/2 cup Butter (room temperature)
- 1 cup Icing Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Coffee
- 1 tablespoon Ground Coffee Bits
In a bowl mix: butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Gradually stir in the coffee and ground coffee bits until smooth.
Note: If too runny add some flour or more icing sugar till you have the texture desired. If too dry add in more coffee or milk till you have the texture desired.
Note: Can add food colouring if you wish.
Note: Don't have to add in the ground coffee bits if you don't want to.
- Place the bottom cake layer on a decorative serving plate of your choice and add as little or as much frosting as you wish on top. Don't bother with the sides yet.
- Gently but firmly place the second cake layer on top of the bottom and frost all over until satisfied with the look.
- Decorate the top to your liking adding chocolate or other fun items.
Note: I should have made the chocolate Happy Birthday sign by melting some chocolate on some saran wrap for an easy peel off chocolate blob then got a white icing pen to write the words. But I was lazy and just wrote it on a piece of paper 😛
If you have a picture of some yummy anime food you think I could re-create send a message or leave a comment. Which anime the picture is from would help me greatly along with the episode number it is featured in.
Happy New Year folks!
Hope everyone's year is off to a great start so far!
So as many of you know I normally do a 365 Days project every 2 years since I started blogging. Sadly this year I just wasn't inspired enough to want to do a post every single day... So instead, when I saw this tweet on new years eve I was delighted! calaggie plans on starting these reviews next week and so shall I.
I've honestly been meaning to do a project like this since I started this blog but just never got around to it. Like most of my projects...
Having 2 people do it at once seems like a lot of fun though and who knows maybe it'll catch on and more will join in throughout the year.
Like calaggie, I plan on having a similar criteria:
- Nothing over 52 episodes.
- Title must have had its theatrical debut or all episodes aired/released before January 1, 2014.
- English title for each work will be used for the project.
- Try to watch or re-watch the series right before reviewing.
- Post every two weeks!! (Man I hope I can do this XD)
So yup, look forward to the reviews!
If you have suggestions for some titles you would like to see me review leave a comment!
And yes I do still plan on blogging Chi's Sweet Home this year.