Jul 23, 2014

Posted by in Barakamon

Barakamon episode 03

Now this is impressive; the ratings for Barakamon just keeps rising. Last week it was the same story. It rose by a firm 0.4 averagely and this week by another 0.6 averagely. More and more people must be realizing how promising this show is.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.20_[2014.07.22_22.24.09]What the hell happened to Naru-chan? The opening was insane. The face on that kid was so disturbing that it was impossible for me to contain my laughter. Seeing her rant about how good she can ready nowadays and mumble the word “Mandom” didn’t help at all. It was too hilarious. Can we expect something like this during the start of every episode from now on?

Seishuu seems to be settling quite alright. He has gotten accustomed to country style living and the people that live in that hick town. It seems that he even got used to people constantly trying to invade his own little kingdom. It makes me wonder how. I don’t think I could ever get used to something like that. I probably would’ve bought a gun on the second day.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.20_[2014.07.22_22.24.18]I also learned something new about hick life in Japan. Of course, I can’t say for sure if this is a regular thing of or it’s just a tradition in the messed up world of Barakamon, but that whole Mochi-picking thing was quite amusing. People get a house or a boat and suddenly the whole village get showered with goodies? Not bad… Not bad at all…

I think I can see where this is going. Seishuu was furious when he heard he lost to someone that had just started writing recently. I understand how that could make a person feel pretty bad and angry. You study and work hard most of your life in order to get to the top, only to be overtaken by some cocky newbie. Yeah, that has got to hurt. Still, Seishuu’s anger attacks are getting far better ever since he arrived in that village. I like where this is going.

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Jul 20, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious

Wauw… Japan did it again. It created yet another “WTF-show”. Japan is well-known for its strange commercials, absurd anime and disturbing songs. This particular anime doesn’t really help Japan’s image to be very honest.

Francesca Girls Be AmbitiousThe artwork is a visual blow in the face. There’s a little character in the show that wears some kind of skill on her head, old fashioned underwear and a black cape… What the hell is up with that? The artwork is insane…

It’s not the worst story in existence. It may be an anime short, but with ten minutes per episode and twenty-four episodes total… Well… You could really make something here… Yes… Something… Oh god have mercy…

This was unreal. The overwhelming artwork and disturbing story make for a dangerous combination. Only your die-hard comedy fan would probably love this sort of thing. Powerful stuff. I might give the second episode a try…

Plot Summary: Exorcist works in Hokkaido to exterminate all of the zombies that have been plaguing the land. However, although she can handle the perverted Takuboku Ishikawa, she finds herself at a loss when faced with the revived Shinsengumi. Within the chaos, she finds herself having to borrow the help of undead idol Francesca and her dog Franken.

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Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo episode 02

Yeah. I must. I love this too much to leave it alone. It was the same with Witch Craft Works. I watched the first episode and I just fell in love. I watched the first episode of Rurumo and I immediately realized that I wanted to watch and review this from start to finish.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 02 [h264-720p][7AACC633].mkv_snapshot_07.04_[2014.07.18_23.38.17]Of course, that’s only provided that Rurumo doesn’t drastically change any time soon. Everything is just great right now. Rurumo is quite the dullard and she knows nothing about boys and their desires. Well, maybe she does know a little, but the fact that she accepted to live in the same room as him says a lot. No girl that knows what boys want would ever agree to that. That’s why I love this show. The protagonist is an idiot that thinks about R-rated stuff all the time, but fails to put the dots on the “I” whenever it matters. Those two just make an excellent combination.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 02 [h264-720p][7AACC633].mkv_snapshot_20.05_[2014.07.18_23.39.02]I liked that part where Kouta’s friends were ogling Rurumo when she was changing into something more comfortable (I guess?) – Which was all the time first time I realized that Rurumo-chan really is a child. It may have been wrong of me to see her as a female character that would know about sex. You cannot expect a little girl to know about sex (those that do will go to hell).

I don’t like the fact that Rurumo-chan used memory alteration magic to become part of Kouta’s family. She is now a niece of some kind and is accepted into the household just like that. I think it would’ve a lot funnier if Kouta were to hide her a little bit longer in his room. Still, Rurumo-chan is pleased with it and that is all that matters to me.

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Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

How this managed to get a higher rating than Majimoji Rurumo I will never know. All I will say is that I found this to be quite disappointing. I was expecting something more original than this.

Seirei Tsukai no Blade DanceThe artwork, I think, is not the problem here. The characters look alright and they obviously invested a lot of time and money in making it look so detailed. So yeah, very little complaints about the artwork right now.

The story is what disappointed me. It’s so predictable and not all that original. It has the elements of Zero no Tsukaima (magic and all that) and Infinite Stratos (where only one boy can do what usually only girls can do). I just wasn’t very impressed by it.

Well, I suppose it’s a little ecchi so I might give the second and third episode a try, but I will only recommend this to comedy and fantasy fanatics for me. This will really depend on a person’s personal preference.

Plot Summary: Only a pure maiden can have the privilege to contract with a spirit. In here, Areishia Spirit Academy, trained maidens of noble families are gathered and given an elite’s education to become spirit contractors. A boy, Kamito, peeped by accident at a girl, Clair, while she was taking a bath and he ended up making a contract with the spirit she wanted. Yes, Kamito is an irregular boy spirit contractor whose existence was thought impossible until now. “You stole…my spirit…you have to take responsibility for it!” “Huh?” “You have to become my contracted spirit!” What will Kamito’s destiny lead to?

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Jul 18, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Tokyo ESP

The author behind this creation is also responsible for Ga-Rei: zero. It seems he is quite successful in getting anime adaptions for his manga. Even I have to admit that this proved to be quite the amusing first episode.

Tokyo ESPThe artwork is good. Very detailed. They worked quite a bit on the characters and the details are simply great. I can definitely see myself watching this every week if everything looks this good.

I also quite like the story. Usually it’s the “normal humans” that are in control of the world and have more than enough power to supress espers. The roles have turned in Tokyo ESP. The espers have gained control and are raising hell in Japan. I will be looking forward to seeing the rest.

I do recommend this. Action fans and super power fans will be ecstatic. I am ecstatic. I think most anime fans would enjoy this sort of thing, so why not give the first episode a try?

Plot Summary: The science fantasy story Tokyo ESP begins with Rinka, an extremely poor high school girl who lives with just her father in modern Tokyo. One day, she is going home from school when she chases a “flying penguin” to the top of New Tokyo Tower—only to have “fish swimming in the air” suddenly appear before her. One of the fish goes through Rinka and gives her extraordinary powers beyond those of normal humans, particularly the ability to slip through solid objects.

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