The Lab Ratz | Reviews of Vintage Anime, Manga, Live Action & Music
Re-watching or re-reading anime and manga, reviewing it to see if it can pass the test of time. Also includes a spoonful of anything relating to anime, manga including things that tickle my fancy.
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Hello There! Welcome to my site where I share my personal reviews of Vintage Anime, Manga, and anything related to it, from Live Action right up to Music. Be warned, it may also include Food snippets and Everything Else Me!

Downloadable! Had a bit of time on my hands, and so I decided to change the wallpaper on my tablet. Scrolled through my anime series for something to tickle my fancy till I came across Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova. This is an anime which I quite fancied cause it matched Warships with Female "Mental Models". And yes, the Mental Models tickled my fancy! Scouting around, I could not find any graphics I liked but there was this low resolution image, the cover of Arpeggio of...

Never failing to amaze me is the Opening Sequence, which used an English Song! This was one of the first anime that adopted an English track that I know of utilizing the track, "The Light Before We Land" by The Delgados, from their Album "Hate". All this even before other anime like Paradise Kiss or Ergo Proxy. What I found interesting is that both the opening and ending sequence tied very nicely into the anime and it set my expectations for this series. In fact the anime...

There are many a time when an Anime starts, you get your impressions right off the bat from it's opening sequence. I also found it rare that if I like the opening, I may not have liked the ending or vice versa. As a first post, despite I did say I was going to review vintage anime, I thought that it might be nice to post an anime that I had just finished and have now progressed to the Manga. Yes, I discovered the anime first. ...