[Anime of the Week] (7/4-10/2010) Trigun

Trigun was one of the first anime I anticipated watching. Ya, there was Sailor Moon and Cardcaptors, but Trigun was the one I truly felt I had to watch. To this day it remains one of my favorite anime, and one of the few I have memories of watching back in the day when I was a newb otaku ^__^

Runtime: 30min/ep
Rating: 13+
Vash the Stampede is a gunman on the run with a 60 billion double dollar bounty on his head which has made it difficult for him to go anywhere without being chased and shot at. Every town he ever visits ends up being destroyed because of his pursuers, but miraculously no one ever gets killed. Meryl and Milly are two insurance agents that have been sent to find Vash the Stampede and keep him under surveillance so no more damage is caused. Meryl, who leads the pair, refuses to believe that the man they have met can possibly be the legendary gunman. This spikey haired, gangly, young man is extremely friendly, a pacifist, hates blood and suicide, absolutely loves donuts, and is a dork and a crybaby (far from a notorious outlaw). But there is more to Vash and his past than meets the eye.

[Anime of the Week] Black Jack (6/21-7/3/2010)

I feel in live with the franchise that is Black Jack back when I saw the movie The Surgeon with the Hands of God and then the special The 4 Miracles of Life. I recently started watching the TV series and am loving every minute of this. You know when a show is based on one of the God of Manga Tezuka's series you know that it is gunna be really good!

TV Series': 30min/ep
Special: 30min/ep
Movie: 105min
TV Series'/Special: 13+
Movie: 16+
Black Jack is an "unregistered" doctor with a clouded, mysterious past. He works with his little assistant Pinoko (who has a massive crush on the doctor), dealing with medical cases not very well known, which can be strange, dangerous, or not known at all. But he is a genius, and can save almost any of his patients' life (as long as they have the money for it, that is), and is known to many around the world, especially to those of medicine and science. He's a man of science himself, and does not believe much until he has seen it, yet it is many times he is surprised by love and nature often overpowering the science he bases his life in.