Anime Reviews: Phi-Brain Puzzle Of God Collection 1

May 14, 2013

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Now as I teased yesterday on Twitter and mentioned for the last month or so I said that I was going to review the anime series Phi-Brain: Puzzle Of God. Well as promised, here is my review of the series absolutely 100% spoiler free.

General Information

The series revolves around the main protagonist Kaito Daimon, a gifted high school student who is a genius when it comes to solving puzzles in which he will implement different strategies to help him solve it such as using student desks from a classroom to visualize the solutions. Because of this he is given the name of “Einstein”. However his close friend from childhood Nonoha Itou, feels that the name given to him sort of sounds like a weirdo even though she is good at other things such as sports along with a photographic memory in which she accompanies Kaito when goes out to solve puzzles in which she is not too good at it. Even her cooking is terrible in which Kaito refers to her “Nonoha Sweets” as “Weapons of Mass Destruction”. Odd relationship, I know but there are others that play an important role in the series itself.

Gammon Sakanoue who is know as “Galileo” who tries to beat Kaito to the punch when there is a puzzle with a prize involved. Cubik Galois AKA: “Edison” a intellectual genius who can invent anything under the sun and far more into mathematics than puzzles. Ana Gram AKA: “Da Vinci” who is actually a boy “Accidentally refereed to as a girl” who is able to hear puzzles talk. and Sojui Jikukawa AKA: “Newton” who later becomes “Minotaur” is head of the puzzle club who enjoys drinking boxed apple juice from a straw.

Then there is Rook Banjo Crossfield who is head of the organization know as the P.O.G. and a close childhood friend of Kaito who is out to test Kaito and push him to his limits.

Episodes

Each of the episodes revolves around Kaito and his companions solving a puzzle provided by the P.O.G. known as the Philosophers Puzzle which has a prize attached. However the puzzles are not as easy as they seem ranging from magic squares, sudoku to cracking codes, each puzzle that is given by a giver (An agent of the P.O.G.) has it own unique set of challenges in which is enough to keep us the viewer entertained and also figure out another way to solve them. Do keep in mind that the first few episodes of the series are a little dry but once you get to episode 9 onward it gets interesting and it will only get better.

Final Verdict

3.5 out of 5

Overall I give Phi-Brain Puzzle Of God Collection one a 3 and a half out of five. I had to dock a few points because of the first few episodes being a little dry but once you get further on into the series, it is really enjoyable. I guess you can call the series Yu-Gi-Oh for adults in which the puzzles are more geared to adults and really gets your brain in gear for the challenges that you experience in this series. Overall it is definitely worth picking up if you like puzzles and want a little more spice in your anime collection.

That’s all for now, we got a lot more coming including more Phi-Brain in the days to come so stay with AFC. So until next time. Remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

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AFC News Update-Persona 4 The Animation To Be Released On Dvd\Blu-Ray On September 12th!!!!

June 22, 2012

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Hello and greetings fellow Otaku,

Now a while back I talked about Persona4 The Animation in which I reviewed the first episode of the series on Hulu, in which I gave it high praises. Sentai Filmworks announced that they would be releasing the series on DVD and Blu-Ray earlier this year, but they never gave us anymore information, until now!!!!

It has been announced that the series will be released on September 12th with all twelve episodes of the series. Like many of you out there, I have been patiently waiting for this to be released on DVD and I will be definitely picking this up for my collection.

As always, stay with AFC for a full review of the series along with all the latest news related to otaku culture. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Breaking News In Anime-Persona 4 Anime To Stream On Anime Network and Hulu!!!!!

September 29, 2011

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Have I got some interesting news to share with you all. For those of you who are fans of the video game series Persona, hang on to your seat for what I have to tell you.

It has been recently announced that The Anime Network will be streaming the new Persona 4 anime series on their site starting next Thursday (October 6) at 3:00pm EST right after the episodes air in Japan. The episodes will be available to view on the site absolutely free. The series will also be available on Hulu and Hulu Plus twenty four hours after they are posted on the Anime Network website.

It has also been announced that Sentai Filmworks will be releasing the series on DVD and Blu-Ray sometime next year. No official date has been set.

As always, stay with AFC for all the latest on this developing story. And we will also have your first look of the series next week with my thoughts and opinions. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Breaking News In Anime-Anime Rental Kiosks Coming In The Near Future????? And Bonus Eye Candy!!!!!!

October 15, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well have I got some interesting news for those of you who are a little strapped for cash to buy anime DVD’s. Recently, Media Blasters has announced that it will launch a series of video rental kiosks which will feature mostly anime DVD and Blue-ray discs!!!!! Rentals will range from $1 to $2 dollars per disc. Users of this service will also have the option to buy the disc’s to add to their personal collection by going to the Media Blasters website. The kiosks will feature various titles from all of the major anime studios such as Funimation, Viz Media, Bandai Entertainment and Sentai Filmworks among others.

Currently Media Blasters is rolling out it’s first kiosk in New York City (Image Anime Store, 242 West 30th Street) and it plans to roll out one hundred more kiosks across the United States during the next eighteen months.

Overall this sounds like a good idea for those of us who are a little strapped for cash and who want to get their anime fix without breaking the bank. Hopefully I will get to see one here in the states 🙂

And now as promised, here is your bonus eye candy moment!!!!!!!

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“Nice Cleavage Here!!!!!”

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“And An Awesome Booty Shot Here!!!!!”

Well you ended up getting two for the price of one!!!!!! Enjoy everyone and until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.