Apr 15, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Takamiya Nasuno Desu!

I don’t like Teekyuu, I certainly don’t think it deserves four season and I also don’t like this. Calling this a complete waste of my time is not at all inaccurate.

Takamiya Nasuno Desu!The artwork is just dreadful. The characters blink so much that it makes me want to pause the screen and punch it as hard as I can. Unfortunately, that would probably kill me due to all of the electricity and whatnot.

It’s two minutes per episode. There is no story. It’s all complete nonsense.

No. Watch something else. Doesn’t matter if it’s only two minutes. If you had only two minutes left to live would you really waste it on this stuff? Of course not. You’d grab your dirty book in order to try and squeeze out a fast one.

Plot Summary: A spin-off from Teekyuu which centers on the daily life of Nasuno Takamiya, the “exceedingly airheaded” school tennis club member in Teekyuu, and her friends.

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Apr 15, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Hibike! Euphonium

I’ve heard about this one and I must say that it doesn’t live up to the hype. It may be worth watching, but I am not that interested so far. It was a very weak first episode.

Hibike! EuphoniumThe artwork is alright. Most of the characters may look a little dull, but at least the level of detail is pretty good. Oh, and I like their uniforms. I was getting fed up with those blue and white ones.

Like I said; it was a very weak first episode. It doesn’t have any impact. I’m not curious and I don’t care about the second episode. It doesn’t make me want to keep watching. That’s not a good sign.

I cannot recommend this. Music fans will probably watch this. However, I don’t think this is one of those stories with a music prodigy and stuff.

Plot Summary: Hibike! Euphonium begins when Kumiko Oumae, a girl who was in the brass band club in junior high school, visits her high school’s brass band club as a first year. Kumiko’s classmates Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko sees her old classmate Reina there and hesitates. She remembers an incident she had with Reina at a brass band club contest in junior high school.

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Apr 14, 2015

Posted by in Kekkai Sensen

Kekkai Sensen episode 02

I feel like I am gambling by picking this show to write about. I like the concept, I like the story so far and I like most of the characters. I am known to pick at least one show that looks promising, but turns out to be very disappointing.

[Ohys-Raws] Kekkai Sensen - 02 (MBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_06.54_[2015.04.14_00.09.16]So Leonardo, the boy whose eyes supposedly belong to god and are known for being able to see every single thing, ended up joining a secret organisation known as Libra. This is fine. I can understand that you want to team up with other like-minded people instead of taking on the world on your own. I can also understand the chief’s decision to put Zapp on bodyguard duty to make sure that Leonardo doesn’t get into too much trouble, seeing as he’s their new important asset and hasn’t really gotten any experience in the field yet.

[Ohys-Raws] Kekkai Sensen - 02 (MBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_13.54_[2015.04.14_00.09.34]What I cannot understand is how Leonardo, with the use of his special eyes, managed to see how a ghoulish-looking bus disguised itself as a regular delivery bus and how to ghoulish-looking creatures disguised as regular humans managed to abduct Leonardo after they nearly killed Zapp. It feels like we skipped something.

Let’s face it; there’s a lot that we don’t know yet. This story is only making a little sense. I mean, what were those creatures? Why go through all that trouble? How can they hide so damn well in public? Those are all things that need to be explained before things start making a bit more sense. Also, I think those characters look and acted a bit too childish for my taste, but okay…

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Apr 14, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Etotama

Ah, I see… Okay, I think I understand what I saw here. No. There is just no way that this is going to become very popular. I’m sorry, but I got really annoyed by the fact that the characters turn chibi when they fight. That’s ridiculous, annoying and hideous. I absolutely hate chibi crap.

EtotamaAs I said; the characters turn chibi when fighting. I cannot take it all that seriously and even though you may build up the drama and suspense; it’s going to be a fight between stupid chibi characters. Absolutely pointless.

It’s a damn shame about the artwork, seeing as the story is actually pretty interesting. It really is. It is very hard to come up with something unique and refreshing these days, which is why I am giving the story, at least, one thumb up.

Do I recommend it? I’m afraid not. I think the artwork completely ruins an otherwise pretty interesting story. I could never enjoy a show knowing that all the action scenes are filled with chibi characters.

Plot Summary: The anime’s story revolves around Nya-tan, the cat of Chinese astrology who wants to become a member of the Chinese zodiac. Nya-tan is simple and suffers from memory loss, and she tries various foolish ways to become a member. She meets Takeru Tendo, a high school student who lives alone in Akihabara, and becomes a freeloader at his house. Little by little, she gets closer to her goal.

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Apr 14, 2015

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Houkago no Pleiades

This has to be one of the very few mahou shoujo anime that I actually find watchable. I mean, I am not at all a big fan of mahout shoujo anime because they are too girly and become really boring after just a while because you just can’t take it seriously.

Houkago no PleiadesYes. It does look a little girly. Little girls in “cute” outfits that fly around on sticks and cast magic in order to achieve their objectives… What can you expect from a mahou shoujo anime? This is what they look like.

I must admit that I’m a little bit interested since there’s a male character in the show that doesn’t seem to transform into some “cute”, gay-looking mage. I find that very interesting, although I’m not a big fan of that alien blob.

This is going to be one of those see-for-yourself-shows. I myself am giving this the benefit of the doubt and will try and watch the second episode, even though I’ve already seen a lot of stuff that I don’t like.

Plot Summary: Subaru is a young girl who discovers that her best friend Aoi is part of magical group trying to gather engine fragments so that a little being from Pleiades can return to his home. Subaru considers joining them as she was chosen by the Pleiadian, president of this afterschool club.

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Apr 13, 2015

Posted by in Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End episode 02

I decided to give this a chance since it’s really speaking to me. It has a dark element but also a funny, light element. The main reason why I decided to write about this is because I was waiting for the second episode. I actually waited for it.

[Ohys-Raws] Owari no Seraph - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_11.29_[2015.04.12_23.38.03]So things took a different turn when I suddenly see that same boy that survived the vampires’ mealtime in school. I mean, yes, I saw him in action and defeat that strange monster as though it was nothing whilst his colleagues were cowering in fear and waiting for backup, but I simply don’t understand that school part. Is it really to turn him into a team player? Because I agree with that kid; he doesn’t really need friends in a world that’s currently overrun by vampires and monsters, and where humanity has been reduced significantly. I’m just saying…

[Ohys-Raws] Owari no Seraph - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_17.48_[2015.04.12_23.38.18]So yeah; it’s strange. The guy would be better of training or learning new skills than to learn about history, or how to multiply or spell. Power suddenly becomes a lot more important when your race has come very close to being exterminated. You’d want to enlist as many of those soldiers as possible to fight off the vampire and those monsters.

And the future? Well, I’m sure that Yuuichirou will be fine now that he’s made a friend. He achieved what was asked of him so now he can move on to training and missions, yes? I certainly don’t mind following his school life every now and then, seems funny, but I am more interested in the action and finding out where those vampires and monsters come from.

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Apr 13, 2015

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture

There aren’t many fans out there that haven’t heard the name “Ghost in the Shell”. It’s a name that carries a lot of weight and just that alone, that fan base, would be enough to give this show an enormous boost of viewers. It is no joke to say that this show has a huge advantage.

Ghost in the Shell AriseYou will never hear me knock down the artwork of any Ghost in the Shell product. I’ve seen all the movies and pretty much any and all content. It’s good, very good. I’m even waiting for the new movie that’s coming out in a few months’ time.

I’m not all that impressed by the story so far. It’s too much of the same thing if you ask me, but it’s only been one episode for me and I can definitely say that it looks very promising.

Ghost in the Shell fans will watch this from start to finish. I will watch this from start to finish. It’s intrigued me and I simply want to know a little more. I suggest you give it a real try.

Plot Summary: in 2027, Motoko Kusanagi is a highly skilled agent of the military that meets Daisuke Aramaki, former soldier who is currently the chief of Public Security Section 9. Their encounter sparks the assembly of an elite new unit within Section 9.

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Apr 13, 2015

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Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku

I don’t even know where to start with this one. I feel as though I was punched in the face, yet I kept watching anyway. I kept watching and I kept enjoying it on some level. When did I become so weird?

Mikagura Gakuen KumikyokuThe artwork isn’t really bad. In fact, it looks quite nice. A lot of the characters may look a bit dull, but that weird cat sure makes up for that.

I don’t like the heroine, Eruna. Her personality annoys the living crap out of me. But hey, it’s not about her, it’s about a special school with special students doing special things. Quite a handful for the human mind.

Comedy fans might enjoy it. I haven’t made up my mind yet, but I am going to give the second episode a chance, at least. It looked fairly interesting, I suppose…

Plot Summary: High school student Eruna Ichinomiya enters the Mikagura Academy dreaming of a boarding school life filled with beauty. However, Eruna finds out that in the culture clubs, there is a rule that battles that are fought with special powers decide a club representative’s treatment. Through various circumstances, Eruna becomes a representative of a club, and is thrown into the fray.

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