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He's just not that into you. He's into boys.
by Bamboo Dong on Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:24 am
Media Blasters released the awesomest OVA ever, called I Shall Never Return. It's about boys who like boys. I'll talk about it more in this week's Shelf Life, but the sweet and short of it is that this OVA is amazing in that really terrible "Really? They put money in this thing?" way. Like Stick It, which I totally saw opening night last year.

The thing is, this thing looks like it was made in the 80s. But no. It was made in like, 1998. And the story... well, I'll talk about it later. I just wanted to trash-talk the ancient-looking animation and the character designs that look like the original manga artist hasn't been out of her home in decades.

Wait, better yet, I'll just show you this clip of these kids rocking out in the discotheque.



Tell me that's not brutally amazing. Now watch it while listening to Jan Wayne's club mix of "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

And the WHOLE OVA IS LIKE THIS.

I'm telling you, this is the next American classic.
 
Re: He's just not that into you. He's into boys.
by Asako on Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:33 am
It sounds.... scary Shocked

Do they really rock like that? With very few frames? Are you sure someone wasn't just trying to be funny? Very Happy You make me want to watch this, hahaha!
 
Re: He's just not that into you. He's into boys.
by portgas on Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:03 am
There are a LOT of OVAs like this. They were made to support and promote interest in the manga. They weren't necessarily made by animation studios, could have been done in house at a publisher. These should not be judged as you would other animation. There are others that look a lot worse.

I Shall Never Return is currently published by Aurora/Deux and is up to volume 4. This is a good series. The OVA doesn't do justice to it.
 
Re: He's just not that into you. He's into boys.
by Chrno2 on Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:18 pm
I love anime from the 90's. I have to admit that is an interesting title. I had the pleasure of hanging out at their 'MB' booth talking with the guys, and I was surprised at the amount of "yaoi' titles that have been published. Anime and manga. Yeah, it's true that I've been living under a rock. It's also true that I'm not into "yaoi", but I have watched a couple. For the amount that I've heard reviewed in mags, and blogs, etc... was only a fraction of what was being released. Amazing. But I had to laugh at some of the titles.
 

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