The Crunchyroll website will be previewing the entire Princess Ai: Encounters book — Tokyopop's English-language anthology of stories about the character inspired by Courtney Love — from September 16 to September 30. The site indicates that it will be using the same Flash-based web manga reader that Tokyopop is using on its own official site. The book's print version is scheduled to ship this week in North America.
The story underneath is a universal one, powerful and expertly told. Viewers should be prepared for a devastating experience with a lot of challenging concepts that pile on hard and fast as the finale approaches.
Tech-based magical girls battle aliens in a heavily-derivative, otaku-pandering series that is definitely not aimed at little girls. It avoids mediocrity due an outstanding musical score and never forgetting that it is supposed to be fun.
Higurashi: When They Cry is still an intriguing, spine-chilling, gut-churning horror/mystery hybrid that has nicely recovered from the prologue feel of the previous volume. It can be an intimidating series to pick up, but it looks as if those who stuck by it are about to be amply rewarded