Jan 19, 2014

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Maken-Ki! Two

Here we go again! Let the big breasts bounce, the curvy asses shake and the supernatural powers destroy everything… Maken-Ki is back! I’m afraid I won’t be writing about the second season. I found it very hard to muster a few decent lines during the first episode. The episodes contained too much fan service for me to write up proper reviews without coming across as some kind of demonic pervert.

Maken-Ki! TwoThe artwork is still as amazing as ever. The characters still look great, sexy and too erotic to be on regular television, the details are as nice as ever and the action is still as fluid as I can remember. Good times are definitely coming.

Story is interesting. I always thought that it was and I never stopped thinking that. That being said, I believe that is too much fan service for me to take the story serious. It’s got a nice foundation but I wouldn’t really call it amazing.

All the ecchi fans will lover this. People that enjoy watching characters with super powers might, too. I couldn’t possibly recommend it to other people. It’s just too much fan service and not much else.

Plot Summary: Takeru Ohyama, a young normal yet perverted minded guy, got accepted and now goes to a school that, unknown to him, was where combat and magic is used. On the first day, he meets again after three years: Haruko Amaya, his childhood friend, Inaho Kushiya, a girl who says she’s his fiance, and Kodama Himegami, a blonde who wants to kill him. Finding out that there are many girls there that just don’t like him, he is told that everyone there uses a special magic ability while using an item or weapon called a Maken. Later, he finds that no Maken is acceptable for him and doesn’t know what to do, since in this school the students get into duels that showcase their magic and combat power, of which he seemingly has none.

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Jan 18, 2014

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Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

A really gimmicky start, wouldn’t you agree? I kind of had to figure out where they were going with this. I have never read the manga or even seen the PV. I just watched the first episode and that was that. Not bad for a first episode though.

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.I’m overall pleased with the artwork. The characters look great, the surroundings look great and it’s quite detailed. This is by no means a budget production. I fell in love with it as soon as I laid eyes on Inari-chan. Her charming clumsiness instantly won me over to her side.

I see some serious potential in this story. It reminds a bit of Uchouten Kazoku, another one of those underrated jewels of anime. I can only hope that the next few episodes will be as good as the first, at the very least.

Why wouldn’t you watch this? I know I will. I suppose it may not be for everyone. There are people out there that prefer action and/or horror. I like a bit of everything every now and again. This will definitely keep me amused for the next couple of months. Watch the first episode, you might like it.

Plot Summary: Inari Fushimi is a middle school girl who’s never had a requited love, since she’s a shy, clumsy and not very bright. One day, she witnesses her crush Kouji giving a letter to her classmate Akemi. Shocked and saddened, Inari rushes to a shrine, where the goddess Uka-no-Mitama-no-Kami appears to her. As thanks for saving a fox pup, as well as out of pity for her plight, the goddess grants Inari the power to shape-shift.

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Jan 18, 2014

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Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil

Wunderbar! This completely exceeded my expectations. I even ended up using a German word to describe it. I could definitely see myself watching this for twelve or thirteen weeks. Just as long as it stays consistent…

Wizard Barristers Benmashi CecilI must admit that it’s really the artwork that exceeded my expectations. The artwork is amazing. They’ve outdone themselves on character design, the backgrounds look great and the action was really fluid. It truly is a visual masterpiece.

Can I watch a show about a female attorney in a world of magic that has a perverted, talking frog as a familiar? Well, I certainly do believe that I can. I saw the PV and got a completely different idea… Thank god I was wrong!

I do recommend this. It’s funny, packed with action and the artwork is great. It’s grossly underrated and I’m sure that there are many nerds out there that are sad because there aren’t any magical loli’s from what I’ve seen. I don’t care. I liked what I saw and I will definitely be watching the rest.

Plot Summary: In 2018, humans and wizards live together in Tokyo. Police continue to protect order in society, but wizards are tried according to magical law, in special courts defended by wizard barristers. At age seventeen, Cecile has just become the youngest wizard barrister, and begins work at the Butterfly Law Offices. While she hasn’t realized it yet, she has tremendous magical potential.

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Jan 17, 2014

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Nisekoi

Oh my god… I had really, really high hopes for the anime adaption of Nisekoi. I have been following the manga for many months now. I love it. It is the reason why I won’t write about the episodes. I already know what’s going to happen.

NisekoiI cannot get used to the artwork. I just can’t. The manga looks so much better and the characters look so much cuter. It’s not exactly a budget production, but I feel as though it could’ve been so much better. I don’t think I’ll get used to the animation style. I Guess I’m a little disappointed. Maybe I set the bar too high?

The story is gold. Gold-plated diamond that is. It’s unique, it’s interesting, it’s funny and it’s something that you can watch for many, many months on end. Stuff like this doesn’t get boring quickly. It’s the kind of story that deserves at least twenty-four episodes.

I do recommend this. I really do. I can’t seem to get used to the artwork and feel that the Nisekoi may have been better with a different art style, but that’s my opinion. Other people might think differently. So might you. It’s definitely worth a try, trust me.

Plot Summary: As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face. Though Raku’s a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction. And he’s dragged into family affairs when he’s forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang’s boss.

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Jan 17, 2014

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Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda

Hum… Very confusing. I still have very little to no idea what is going on or what the point of this show is. You only get a rough idea of what’s going on when you watch the first episode. It certainly was a strange first episode.

Sekai Seifuku Bouryaku no ZvezdaGreat artwork. I love the character design. I feel that Nisekoi would’ve done so much better if the artwork was similar to this. Watching this was a delight, although I had very little to no idea what was going on.

I suppose the story is moderately interesting. I’m guessing that it’s about a little girl and her followers and their mission to conquer the whole world. They all seem to have supernatural powers and they all appear to be enemies… It’s all too strange right now.

Fantasy fans will probably watch with smiles on their faces. I’m sure there are also quite a few perverted lolicon fans out there that will watch this just because of Kate-chan, but hey… It takes all sorts to make a world. Just try the first episode.

Plot Summary: What does it take to conquer the world?! Every leader of the past has thought of it… but all they have done was to merely dream of its greatness. World domination… nobody has been able to achieve it. Until one little girl by the name of Kate Hoshimiya came along. Kate Hoshimiya will shock the world! How was she able to carry out such a magnificent stunt? So frightful! So glorious! Could this be… the Zvezda Plot?! Let the light of our great Zvezda shine upon this land far and wide!

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Jan 16, 2014

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Wake Up, Girls!

So I figured out that I had to watch the movie before I started watching the series… How messed up is that!? It was okay from what I’ve seen so far, but it really could use a lot of work, especially the story. I can tell that there are going to be a lot of boring parts.

Wake Up, Girls!The artwork is okay. A lot of girly girls and panty flashes that will keep you entertained for a little while. However, I really wish they would focus a bit more on the details. This could’ve looked a whole lot better.

The story I don’t care for. As simple as that. I am not the type of guy that enjoys watching a bunch of girls sing and dance in sync. I just don’t enjoy idol-themed stories because they are too damn girly and they get boring really quickly.

I don’t recommend this. I’m sure music and idol lovers might enjoy the sight of this, I do not. It’s as simple as that.

Plot Summary: Green Leaves Entertainment is a tiny production company on the verge of going out of business in Sendai, the biggest city in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region. The agency once managed the careers of magicians, photo idols, fortune-tellers, and other entertainers, but its last remaining client finally quit. In danger of having zero talent (literally), the president Tange hatches an idea of producing an idol group. On the brash president’s orders, the dissatisfied manager Matsuda heads out to scout raw talent. Matsuda makes a fateful encounter with a certain girl…

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Jan 16, 2014

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Sakura Trick

I have no idea why people are talking so highly about Sakura Trick. I honestly don’t know. It’s slightly better than average, which is very generously put. It wasn’t all that entertaining and I’m not sure if I’m going to continue watching. Finishing the first episode was quite the challenge.

Sakura TrickI’m actually put off by the artwork. Character design seems to be one of the few things that they actually worked on. The rest looks like a budget production. The details are bad, the scenarios are mediocre at best and the whole style is just too damn annoying.

Sakura Trick will have to rely on its story. A story about a relationship between two girls is quite rare. There aren’t many of those out there. If Sakura Trick will succeed somehow then it’s definitely because of the story.

Do you have a sweet and slippery hole between your legs? Do you not mind the sight of two girls getting together? Or are you just a guy that’s looking for some girl-on-girl action? This might be for you. I for one will have to wait for the second episode before I decide to either drop or watch this show.

Plot Summary: Haruka Takayama and Yuu Sonoda were inseparable during their junior high school years, but upon entering their senior high school, they end up being seated on opposite sides of the classroom. Having to spend time with more friends, the two decide to do something to make their relationship special.

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Jan 15, 2014

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No-Rin

No-Rin or Nourin pretty much hit the mark that I had set in my mind. It’s not great and certainly not bad. I knew that the flood of cheap comedy would somehow drag everything down when I read up on this, but I did see quite a lot of promise.

No-RinThe artwork isn’t bad. They focussed quite a bit on the characters and their expressions. It’s also their expressions that try to make you laugh. It’s almost like they are forcing you to laugh. That’s just no good in my humble opinion.

The story is interesting though. A national idol retires to go to some countryside high school where she will meet the love of her life? Sounds pretty interesting to me. It would’ve been great if the comedy wasn’t so damn cheap.

Unfortunately, I don’t think I can recommend this to comedy lovers. It’s just too darn cheap and childish. I do think that romance lovers will be quite interested in this. I know I am. I’m kind of hoping that they will focus more on the romance than on the comedy soon. That would be ideal.

Plot Summary: When the national idol Kusakabe Yuka suddenly retired from the entertainment business, it shocked the world and it devastated teenager Hata Kosaku. Kosaku was Yuka’s biggest fan and her departure left him depressed. His classmates at the Tamo Agriculture School finally are able to get him to leave his room and attend his class, but to everyone’s amazement, Kusakabe Yuka (her stage name) comes into the class under the name Kinoshita Ringo as a transfer student. Kosaku realizes he has the once in a lifetime opportunity to get to personally know his dream girl and, together with his group of friends, try to find out why she is here and become closer than just classmates.

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