Archive for January, 2016

Rideback

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Genre: Sci-fi

Creator/Studio: Tetsurō Kasahara/Madhouse

Distributor: FUNimation

No. of Episodes: 12

Suggested Age: 13+

My Rating: 5/10

Summary: It is the year 2025, and an organization called GGP has taken over the world. The anime centers on Rin Ogata, a ballet dancer who is injured and learns of robotic motorcycles called Ridebacks that can help her get around. However, she learns that she is now targeted by the government.

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Saiyuki

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Genre: Action/Fantasy/Comedy

Creator/Studio: Kazuya Minekura/Studio Peirott/Dentsu

Distributor: AEsir Holdings (division of ADV)

No. of Episodes: 50

Suggested Age: 13+

My Rating: 8/10

Summary: Four adventurers bound by fate–Sanzo Genjo, Sho Hakkai, Son Goku, and Sha Gojyo–take their dragon that turn into a jeep on a journey to retrieve the Matten Scriptures, hoping to resolve tension between humans and demons. Impeding their progress is a rival party hoping to intercept them and use the powers in the scriptures for their own nefarious schemes. The story is loosely inspired by the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West.

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