Oct 18, 2015

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Garo: Guren no Tsuki

I’m not so sure which one is better; this one or the other version that aired last year. I’m guessing the problem with this one is that it’s essentially the same; use your magic armour to fight horrors with the goal of defeating the big boss at the end.

Garo Guren no TsukiI’ll admit that I like the characters so far. I think they’re a little bit better than the characters from last year’s version. I was never really fond of that playboy knight and that woman. These characters are easier on the eye.

Story-wise it’s a bit of a risk. It really is too much of the same thing. The Golden Armour comes back once again and will be used to defeat all evil.

I honestly don’t know if this will work out or not. The first two episodes didn’t really impress me as nothing special has happen thus far. It’s too much of the same thing at the moment. Time will tell if that’ll change, but go ahead and give the first episode a try.

Plot Summary: Heian-kyou, capital and the center of elegant, aristocratic culture, is heavily guarded by a spiritual force field — or so it seems. In reality, onmyouji (court magi who create the spiritual force field) can only defend the palace located in the northern part of the city; in downtown, monsters known as “horror” that feast upon human souls roam after sunset. There are, however, a group of heroes protecting commoners from “horrors” in darkness.

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Oct 18, 2015

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Anitore! EX

What is this? Anime fans are fat so let’s make something that will help them lose weight? No thanks. I’m not fat. I have absolutely no desire to watch this anime short whatsoever.

Anitore! EXIt’s sad, but I feel like the artwork, which seems rather nice for an anime short, is completely wasted on something like this.

There is no story. Absolutely no story whatsoever. Just a random character doing various exercises.

I honestly see no point in watching this. Is there any value in learning to do these things from anime? It’s impossible to take seriously and I feel that it’s just a waste of time and resources.

Plot Summary: “Move your soul and body!” Each episode contains a variety of routines, such as push-ups, sit-ups, spine twists, dance, yoga, stretches, trunk training, and taichi. Five girls aiming to become idols will exercise with you, and that troubling body fat percentage will go down by 1000%…!?

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Oct 17, 2015

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Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??

I am not surprised by this at all. I knew from the very beginning that this was going to get a second season at the very least. I mean, this show really took off. They basically hit a homerun because all the elements are just right.

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka 2First we have this pleasant line-up of adorable characters. Then we have very detailed artwork and pretty darn good music. They basically did this right.

And the story? Yeah, you have a bunch of adorable loli’s and a weird rabbit, whom may or may not be Chino’s grandfather somehow, and that’ll keep you watching. You always end up wanting just a little bit more.

I think it is fun to watch. It’s hard to write about since I’m no good when it comes to your average slice of life shows, but I am definitely going to watch this.

Plot Summary: High school freshman Cocoa Hoto got lost and bumped into a coffee shop called “Rabbit House” while looking for a boarding house for the upcoming semester of her new school. Luckily, Rabbit House is the boarding house she’s looking for, and to return the favor Cocoa starts working at the coffee shop alongside quiet and cool Chino, strong and athletic Rize, plus Chiya and Syaro from Japanese-styled coffee shop Amausaan, as well as the shop mascot rabbit Tippy, who sometimes doesn’t quite act like a rabbit….

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Oct 17, 2015

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Monster Strike

This was surprisingly watchable. Anime adaptions from games are usually very tricky. Even more so when they’re also anime shorts. This one is actually pretty watchable, especially if you’re rather young (in your teens).

Monster StrikeThe animation is surprisingly nice to watch. In fact, it’s actually pretty good for an anime short. If only all anime shorts were on this level…

The story, even though it’s based on a game, as actually quite interesting. In fact, it might be worth following. It may seem a little childish, sure, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s pretty interesting.

I am going to be watching this and I see no reason to suggest otherwise. It’s only about seven or eight minutes per episode or so, so why not?

Plot Summary: Ren Homura returns to his former residence, yet he feels very uncomfortable: he possesses no memory of having lived there. Without warning or his permission, a game called “Monster Strike” installs itself into Ren’s smartphone; monsters of the game then literally fly out from his smartphone and start fighting on streets. Watching the fighting in amazement, Ren starts picking up his lost memories.

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Oct 16, 2015

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Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai

The first episode had no impact whatsoever. It made very little sense. I mean, why are they hunting witches? What have the witches done to them? What makes a witch a witch? Vague doesn’t begin to describe it.

Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken ShoutaiThe studio that did Non Non Biyori is the one that’s working on this one and it shows. The artwork is pretty nice and the music isn’t half bad.

It’s the story that troubles me a little. It’s just too vague. I still have very little idea of what it’s about. All I know is that witch hunters are hunting and killing witches and that’s it. I have no idea why or what the point of it all is.

I really won’t recommend this. It’s not bad or anything, but it’s just not interesting enough for me. I might stop watching after the third episode, so…

Plot Summary: People with magic powers are close to being wiped out. Just as the balance of power and military might had once shifted from swords to sorcery, it shifts once again to guns. Takeru Kusanagi goes to “AntiMagic Academy,” a training facility for Inquisitors of Heretics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users. However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley “small fry platoon” for poor students. One day, Ōka Ōtori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon.

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Oct 16, 2015

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Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru

This has got to be one of the most morbid anime I have ever seen. Horror is one thing and dark stories is another, but this is just insane. It’s all about death, murder and rotting corpses ‘nd stuff. It’s hard on the eyes.

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga UmatteiruI suppose the artwork is alright, which makes it even harder to watch since it’s pretty detailed. But do I really want to look at bones and rotting corpses for the next few months?

The story is beyond dark. It’s safe to assume that every episode is going to be about dead bodies, skeletons and god only knows what. I’m not really into that stuff personally, but horror and gore fans might get a real kick out of it.

Go ahead if you are truly a fan of this sort of thing. It’s really not my cup of tea since there’s hardly any action.

Plot Summary: Shōtarō Tatewaki is a normal high school student with a serious demeanor who likes to show off his girlfriend Sakurako Kujō. Sakurako is an extraordinarily beautiful woman in her mid-20s from a rich family who loves “beautiful bones.” The two live in the city of Asahikawa in Hokkaido, and they get involved in various incidents regarding bones.

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Oct 15, 2015

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Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid

I’m sorry, but I was told that this was anime? Did they get the shows mixed up or something? I am pretty sure I watched twenty something minutes of pure Hentai. Ecchi is one thing, but when dozens of female characters indulge in hard-core lesbianism…

Valkyrie Drive MermaidI hate that the artwork looks pretty good. I’m just saying… The girls look cute and interesting and their weapons look pretty cool. I also like that they aren’t going nuts by censoring everything even though it’s an ecchi show, which would make watching it pretty pointless.

The story is just insane. Two girls arrive on some weird island where all girls indulge in sexual acts in order to fight one another. What kind of person comes up with this stuff? I’m pretty sure drugs are involved.

Ecchi and Hentai fans will love this. People that prefer a good story and/or a good balance between Ecchiness and a good story, like me, might have doubts about this. I’ll be waiting for the second episode for now, but this could go either way.

Plot Summary: In a world where five artificial islands exists, Mamori is a “mermaid” transferred to one of those islands. When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn’t stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies.

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Oct 15, 2015

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Brave Beats

Oh my god… There was something like this not too long ago where the characters were dancing all over the place. It was so annoying and hard to watch that I couldn’t even finish the first episode. The same thing happened here.

Brave BeatsThe artwork is just annoying. It’s so childish and the characters are so standard and cliché that it makes my eyes a little irritated. And the animation scenes as they start dancing or that little robot alien? My god…

The story is ridiculous and it doesn’t seem interesting at all. I mean come on… An alien robot lands on earth and all of a sudden a kid becomes capable of transforming into a dancing god? Riiiiiiight…

I won’t watch this and I see no reason why anyone else should. No. No. No.

Plot Summary: Hibiki Kazaguruma, a sixth grader, meets an amusing little robot named Bureikin while coming home from school one day. Bureikin, a dancer from an alternate-dimension dance world, challenged the dance king for the throne and lost. He has been deprived of Dance Stones (the stones of dance power) and sent to the human world. To restore his power, Bureikin must collect all the Dance Stones scattered around Earth.

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