Feb 21, 2015

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Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika

I don’t think there are enough words in the English dictionary that will allow me to explain how badly I feel about this anime short. It’s tasteless and wrong in every single sense of that word. What a huge shock to the system.

Anime de Wakaru ShinryounaikaThe artwork is just annoying, but that’s to be expected from most anime shorts.

No, the story is what makes me dislike this nonsense completely. They are basically joking around about mental illnesses. It would’ve been fine if it was done in a learning capacity, but it’s just not. It’s dreadful and quite frankly it’s very insulting to those that have mental illnesses or have suffered from one (or more).

I cannot recommend this. It’s wrong and a little immoral. I definitely won’t watch any more than I already have to see if it’s changed.

Plot Summary: The psychologist Ryou and his cheerful nurse Asuna explain many aspects of mental illness to the reader. They cover topics such as the validity, prevalence, and origins of mental disorders, in addition to addressing specific disorders. The information is imparted in a cheerful and comic manner, with various jokes, puns, and pop culture references.

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Jan 24, 2015

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Isuca

Wow, what a surprise. It took Isuca a few weeks, mainly due to it only having ten episodes, but it’s finally here. Ecchi anime is always welcome on my computer and this one is no exception. I watched it, I enjoyed it.

IsucaThe artwork honestly isn’t bad. The level of detail is not at all disappointing, the characters look pretty interesting, although the protagonist looks a bit plain, and the level of ecchiness isn’t all that bad. It’s not about fan service, which is a good thing.

Like I just said; it’s not at all about fan service. There is a good story behind this all. I only saw the first episode just now, but the story piqued my interest.

Ecchi and supernatural fans; eat your hearts out. I know I will be watching this and I know a lot of others will be watching this, too. I think this will prove to be an interesting piece with a lot of funny and interesting scenes.

Plot Summary: Asano begins work as the housekeeper for the old family of Shimazu, where he meets the ill-mannered, selfish, beautiful Sakaya. She is actually the 37th head of the Shimazu family in charge of sealing away monsters with Spirit Archery. Discovering that he has the powers of “true names” and “true eyes,”Asano becomes wrapped up in Sakaya’s battle with the monsters as her assistant.

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Jan 17, 2015

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The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls

Ah, it would seem that I forget about this one. I remember seeing the very first season and somehow liking it. It was okay and, although I did not see all of it before dropping it, I still think it was pretty amusing before I got bored with it.

The iDOLM@STER Cinderella GirlsThe artwork is still very nice. The characters all look cute and the level of detail is definitely not bad. It was always nice to look at and the characters always managed to find a way to keep me somewhat entertained.

The story is what made me stop watching the first season. It was about a group of girls trying to become idols. At one point it all got extremely predictable and obvious that I just stopped watching because I already knew that I was right about what was going to happen next. I hope that’s not the case with this one.

Can I recommend it? That’s a tough question. If the story is better than definitely yes. I always thought it was a pretty nice show at first. It’s pretty funny at times and it teaches a tiny bit about what it takes to become an idol without them throwing all kinds of girly crap in your face. So yeah, see for yourselves.

Plot Summary: There are many idols with long-established talent agency 346 Production. And now the company is starting a new program, the Cinderella Project!

Girls leading normal lives…

They are chosen to be aspiring idols and see another world for the first time in this Cinderella story. Can they all climb the stairs that lead to the palace?

The magic begins now…

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Jan 15, 2015

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Sengoku Musou

There’s always one of these shows. This is insanely popular in Japan and the games are pretty popular in the west as well. I, too, have played those samurai games and I loved them. Just slashing apart huge armies of solders. Priceless.

Sengoku MusouThe artwork will always look alright when it comes to these types of shows. There is always plenty of backing and the characters and weapons always look good, not to mention the action scenes.

The stories, because they are based on games, aren’t always good. I have seen similar anime that turned out to be pretty bad because of a disappointing storyline. Only time will tell if this particular storyline is good or not.

This is difficult to recommend as well. I don’t know if the story is going to be good or not, so I advise you to check out the first episode for yourself.

Plot Summary: Toyotomi Hideyoshi is on the verge of unifying the realm, and all that remains is the Odawara Castle protected by the “Lion of Sagami” Ujiyasu Houjou. Hideyoshi’s personally trained generals—Ishida Mitsunari, Katou Kiyomasa, and Fukushima Masanori—as well as Ootani Yoshitsugu, Shima Sakon, and Naoe Kanetsugu are all on the frontline of the battle. Amidst the battle formation are the two young warriors of the Sanada household: older brother Nobuyuki and younger brother Yukimura. As the stalemate begins to break down, Sanada Yukimura rides on a lone horse into the fray. His brother follows him right after.

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Jan 15, 2015

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Seiken Tsukai no World Break

Okay, the foundation for this story is pretty basic. It has been done before, but there are a lot of things that make this story completely different. I am not going to say that this was awesome. It was alright. It was interesting enough for me to continue watching (for now).

Seiken Tsukai no World BreakThe artwork isn’t all that bad. The characters look surprisingly good. I am not a big fan of that aura crap because I think it looks cheap, but other than that it looks good.

The story is different from other stories where there’s always one character that stands out. This story combined all of that with the concept of incarnation and it makes something new.

I am going to watch the second episode as well. It looks interesting and certainly shows some promise. Although it’s nothing special, I think it’s good enough for you to try the first episode.

Plot Summary: Written by Akamitsu Awamura, the series takes place in a private high school involving the concept of “saviors.” They are known as people who possess awakened memories of their past lives. The story tells of a young boy named Moroha Haimura who comes to this private school.

At the school, there are two types of people: Saviors, who fight enemies with weapons and techniques gleaned from the Puraana powers from their own bodies, and Kuroma, who wipe out enemies with magic to manipulate the Maana powers that surpass physics. Moroha Haimura is the first person with past lives of both Shirogane and Kuroma.

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Jan 14, 2015

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Yoru no Yatterman

This is like reviewing Rolling Girls; it is hard to find the right words for something that didn’t really interest me very much. Sure, I am going to give the second episode a try as well, unlike with Rolling Girls, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s not extremely interesting.

Yoru no YattermanThe artwork is decent. The characters look unique alright and the level of detail is not all that bad. It may have a lot of room for improvement, but something tells me that this was specifically made this way to suit the storyline.

Speaking of which; what did I see here? It’s not a very unique story if I think about it. The only reason why I want to give the second episode a try as well is because I am kind of curious about the heroine being a “bad girl” aka thief instead of a “good girl” aka hero, although that image might change in the future.

This is really one of those shows that you need to check out for yourselves. It is very strange and perhaps a little childish, but I simply suggest you try out the first episode. Who knows? You may end up liking it.

Plot Summary: The Yatterman took control of the Dorombo Gang after a long fight, but the Yatterman Kingdom they created is not at peace. The kingdom is impoverished, and the people lament their tyrannical government. Standing against them is Leopard, a descendent of Yatterman’s defeated rivals. She inherits the name Doronjo and becomes her successor, entering the Yatterman Kingdom with the intent of taken on the despised Yatterman.

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Jan 14, 2015

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Kuroko no Basuke 3

Amazing! The third season arrived and nobody got killed because of it! I am getting really tired of those news items about (fat) fans and their pathetic death threats in order to ruin Kuroko no Basuke events and content.

Kuroko no Basuke 3The artwork is still the same. The characters look great, the level of detail is great and there is still nothing that I would change about that. Well done, Japan.

The story is also still the same. It’s continuing. A lot more matches have to be won by Seirin if they want to be able to call themselves the best.

I hate how they shoved so many recaps in the first episode. I absolutely hate it. Quite frankly, the first episode contributed very little. Only a nice little fighting scene at the end, but nothing more than that. And yet I still recommend it. It is fun to watch even though it can be pretty predictable sometimes.

Plot Summary: Kuroko and Kagami enter the Winter Cup together with the rest of the Seirin Basketball team where they will face off against the rest of the Generation of Miracles.

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Jan 14, 2015

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Rolling Girls

This is going to be very hard on me. I did not like the first episode. I somewhat understood what was going on and what I could expect from this in the near future, but I simply wasn’t interested. Not even a little bit.

Rolling GirlsThe artwork is okay at best. The characters look pretty cute and the action scenes are pretty cool, but that’s all there is to it. There’s no magic. That Macha-whatever character looks really dull and uninspiring.

The story doesn’t speak to me at all. The story seems rather dull and childish. It is kind of hard to take serious and a lot of stuff doesn’t make any sense.

I cannot recommend something that I did not enjoy myself. I don’t even feel the need to watch the second episode.

Plot Summary: 10 years after the Great Tokyo War, each prefectures in Japan had split up into independent nations. Each nations are ruled by a prophet called “Mosa” and an army called “Mob” as they start to compete to take over other countries. Four “Mob” girls from the Saitama clan, Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, Chiaya are ordered by their “Mosa” to travel around Japan riding their motor cycles to mediate multiple battles between nations and clans as they emerge.

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