Apr 13, 2012

Posted by in Summer Anime 2011

Phi Brain 2

No, absolutely not. I have grown sick and tired of this anime. It has become so unbelievably predictable, even with those complicated puzzles. Spoiler alert: Kaito will once again solve many deadly puzzles that were given to him by a new foe. He will beat most, if not all of those puzzles and save the day with his friends by his side. The end.

The artwork still looks very good. That was the reason I started watching in the first place. The artwork looks great, but the story just doesn’t measure up. I like the characters, the backgrounds and the sceneries. I would’ve been ecstatic over Phi Brain if it weren’t for the story.

Speaking about the story; I don’t like it. It’s too simple, predictable and it’s always about the same thing; solve puzzles without losing your mind. Where is the romance? There’s roughly an equal amount of boys and girls, why isn’t anything happening in the love department? It’s always nothing but puzzles.

Then comes the big question; “do you recommend this?” I could go on for days about how I would never recommend this to anyone, but I’ll just answer that with a plain “hell no” for now. It’s such a shame too, because this artwork is absolutely great.

Plot Summary: The puzzles get tougher and even more deadly as Kaito Daimon continues his battle against the power hungry Givers of the POG. And with one team member already switching sides, will Kaito have what it takes to keep solving the deadly puzzle traps put before him and reach the fabled Puzzle of God? More importantly, will he be able to solve the puzzles AND maintain his sanity?

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Dec 19, 2011

Posted by in Winter Anime 2011, Winter Anime 2012

Winter 2011 – 2012 anime chart

Okay, I present to you, as promised in my previous post, the anime chart for 2011 – 2012’s winter. It’s pretty big so you might want to save it to your computer.

I see a lot of great things on that list. I see an Usagi Drop OVA coming, a new season of Zero no Tsukaima, more Amagami SS, and a lot of great new shows. I can’t wait! Some of these shows will start in a couple of days, so we won’t have to wait very long!

I hope you all enjoy!

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Oct 18, 2011

Posted by in Fall Anime 2011

Last Exile

What in the name of Mr. Fluffyballz is this? The anime starts out with the sight of six moons and some little girl undressing herself. Only in Japan people, only in Japan.

This anime sort of reminds me of Eureka Seven, probably because of those (flying) mechs. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with it, Eureka Seven was great, but this one’s similar to a lot of things. You could describe it as a Eureka Seven, Jak & Daxter and Final Fantasy mix. It’s only natural that this anime would be given the sum of twenty-six episodes, after all; it looks very promising.

The artwork is good, you can tell that they went all out on the details. If the story is going to be half as good then it’s a definite jackpot. Stories like these are usually pretty risky, you never know how people will react. I’m a follower either way, I just hope I won’t see many more little girls undressing, that would be disturbing, even for Japan.

Plot Summary: In a world that looks like the 19th century with anti-gravity devices, Claus and Lavie are pilot and co-pilot of a Vanship and act as couriers. They become involved with a mysterious mission after rescuing a little girl from a strange star-shaped killing machine. Not willing to let the girl die, they complete the mission by delivering her to the legendary mercenary ship Sylvana, only to become part of the crew as fighter pilots.

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Oct 14, 2011

Posted by in Fall Anime 2011

Guilty Crown

Is it just me, or is there a lot more anime than usual? What’s more, most of the anime this season is actually pretty good. This one is no different, it’s pretty interesting. Somehow I got this Code Geass flashback when watching episode one.

The anime looks pretty good, nicely detailed. I think that character Inori’s outfit could’ve been better, for the back it looks like she’s wearing a diaper. Inori’s voice actress also looks very promising, she may not have an amazing background, but you’ll be hearing her voice a lot more in several series this season.

The story is interesting, probably why this show was granted no less than twenty-two episodes. I can see a lot of promise, as long as they don’t drag things out, because that tends to happen with these types of anime.

Plot Summary: After the outbreak of the unidentified virus “Lost Christmas” in 2029, Japan has been under the control of a multi-nation organization called GHQ. Ohma Shu is a 17 year old boy who has a psychic power in his right hand. He can use the power “Ability of King” to extract tools or weapons from his friends. He has been avoiding making trouble for others but his life changes when he meets a girl Yuzuriha Inori, a member of a resistance guerrilla group called “Undertaker”, whose members pilot mecha weapons to fight against the government.

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Oct 13, 2011

Posted by in Fall Anime 2011

UN-GO

Yet another detective type anime, hm? Why not, that type always promises to be entertaining to some degree.  But I must say that I enjoyed the first episode. They didn’t just go for your average detective anime, which would’ve probably been boring, seeing as there are plenty of those out there already.

No, definitely not. They added what I’d like to call the ‘supernatural-gene’ to the mix. Yuuki, the detective, has himself a very unique boss. His/her name is Inga, but Inga is not just your average person. Normally he just looks average, but at some point he gains the ability to transform into this busty woman that has the ability to ask someone a single question that cannot be answered untruthfully.

It looks good, although the character Inga looks a bit freaky. I’m not sure why some of the characters were dressed in the style of Napoleon, seeing as they possess technology far beyond our years.  It’s the story that does it. It’s a very unique and interesting story, a story that, from this point, can go either way. It’s a detective type anime so the possibilities are endless.  I think that’s one of the many pros that this Genre has to offer, the ability to go from story to story.

Plot Summary: Meiji-era story about a detective named Yuki Shinjuro, who solves various incidents that happen in his circle of friends. The adaptation will utilize an original story set in the near future, revolving around the detective and a boy named Inga, who continually encounter mysterious cases.

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Oct 11, 2011

Posted by in Fall Anime 2011

Chibi Devi!

Good god. I just watched the first episode with my girl here, and I was shocked.  It’s a very good thing that the episodes are only five minutes each. I might have to call my doctor tomorrow because of a possible case of erectile dysfunction. You really shouldn’t be watching this as a guy, even my girl disliked it. Do you have a penis, are you straight and do you like this anime? If your answers were yes then you might want to rethink your sexual preference.

It looked okay from what I’ve seen, although I think the baby could’ve used more work. It ends here, the story just doesn’t do it for me. It’s ridiculous, childish, very feminine and, as I said at the beginning, I don’t really care much for five-minute-per-episode-animes.

Plot Summary: Sawada Honoka is a 14 year-old girl who is very timid. She easily gets bullied by other classmates. Honoka is a non-believer in God, Angels, and Devils. Though one day, a devil baby was dropped into her room while she was sleeping. What will Honoka believe in now?

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Oct 10, 2011

Posted by in Fall Anime 2011

Mirai Nikki

Only in Japan. This anime is a bit along the lines of Death Note, which was a good anime. For some reason I was reminded about Eden of the East, mainly because of those special cell phones. I honestly do believe that’s a good thing, Eden of the East was very exciting to watch, and it received a lot of good reviews, which is probably why they made another movie of it.

The artwork is good. I can’t imagine people complaining about the artwork. It’s the story that does it, it’s very strange so they will have to pull out a lot of stuff out of their arsenal to keep this one exciting.

Still, I liked it, despite the weird start. I have a lot of faith in this one, because a lot of great animes are born from weird and farfetched stories. I think it’s those weird twists in the story that will keep this anime interesting.

Plot Summary: Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is not a figment of his imagination but real when Deus makes him a participant in a battle royale with eleven others. Within this “Diary Game”, the contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future with each diary having unique features that gives them both advantages and disadvantages.

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Oct 9, 2011

Posted by in Fall Anime 2011

Mobile Suit Gundam Age

Another gundam anime, I was really excited. I practically grew up with Gundam Wing, I love that one. But this one doesn’t seem all that promising. A lot of the characters have this Beyblade feel about them, that’s just wrong.

I definitely wouldn’t watch this anime just for the artwork, because it doesn’t look all that special, I see a lot of room for improvement. Gundam Wing may be old, but I honestly think that it still surpasses this one on a graphical level. Also, although it’s just a minor dislike on my part, I have to say that I don’t like most of the character’s names. When you hear the names Flint, Asem, Grudech and so on, you wouldn’t think that you’d be watching a Gundam anime.  I just don’t think they match with this type of anime. And don’t get me started on the Mobile Suits, my god.

The story, if anything, is the best thing about this anime so far. So far the story of Gundam Age hasn’t contributed anything unique to the Gundam series yet, so let’s just see what happens.

Plot Summary: It has been a few hundred years since humans began to live on space colonies. In A.G. 101, an unknown enemy (UE) “GAFRAN” suddenly attacks one of the colonies “Angel”. A long war against UE has begun.

In A.G 108, seven year old Flit Asuno lost his mother when UE attacked his colony “Ovan”. His mother left him a memory unit “AGE” which had stored data of an ancient mobile suit Gundam. In A.G. 114, Flit completes the Gundam AGE and counterattacks against GAFRANs.

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