Apr 11, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Oreca Battle

Another kiddy anime, although slightly better than Hero Bank. I believe this was also adapted from a game, but you just can’t compare the two of them. If I were to pick one I would’ve definitely chosen this one.

Oreca BattleThe artwork is also slightly better than Hero Bank. The characters are quite unique and it’s all a little bit more detailed. I might actually watch the second episode as well.

The one thing that makes this so much better than Hero Bank is that this actually has a decent story. Sure, it’s been done to death, but it’s a decent story nonetheless.

Kids, eat your hearts out. It’s nice to look at, has a decent story and is packed with a lot of hilarious moments. This will definitely keep you entertained.

Plot Summary: The anime adaptation revolves around a young boy named Faiya Orega who loves Oreca competitions. One day, he is granted the power to summon real Oreca monsters due to the mysterious powers of the treasure chest Pandora. To protect the peace of the Oreca world, Faiya must fight the demon king who threatens the land.

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Apr 11, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Hero Bank

Dear mother of all that is holy… What is going on with this season’s Monday? It’s primarily kiddy crap that would only appeal to children or the weak-minded. You can clearly tell that this was adapted from a game.

Hero BankThe artwork is by far the show’s best feature. The characters all look quite unique, which is something that I really like to see in a show. It ends there. The rest is just so incredibly childish and lame that I actually start to think about the sort of (adult) person that would willingly watch something like this.

The story? No idea. The first episode was far too vague. Let’s face it; how good could the story of a 3DS game adaption possibly be? My hopes are really low.

Do I recommend this? Yes, to children. I always recommend people to download things that would shut up their children so that they could enjoy a bit of “free time”.

Plot Summary: In this world, players participate in “Hero Battles” using Bankfon Gs, which allows them to rent powerful hero suits and fight battles against other players, receiving power boosts from the public. Kaito Goushou, a young elementary school student who is always eager to help others, ends up hastily signing a contract to rent the powerful hero suit, Enter the Gold, from a mysterious priest named Sennen. However, he soon learns that this suit comes with a debt with 10 billion yen, which Kaito must now pay back by winning Hero Battles.

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Apr 5, 2014

Posted by in Blade and Soul, Spring Anime 2014

Blade and Soul

I am loving this so far. So what if I get distracted by a couple of wobbling breasts every now and then? It’s so graphic and violent… It’s hard-core, man! I think Attack on Titan was the last anime I’ve seen that was as graphic as this. It also reminds me a bit of Zetman, another masterpiece to member.

Blade and SoulThe artwork is very good. You can clearly tell that they put a lot of work into it. It’s by no means a budget production and I have high hopes for it. I pretty much like all of the characters so far. A lot of unique features and very interesting personalities.

The story, well… It’s nothing special. I’m sure it’s been done a lot. A powerful warrior runs away after supposedly killing someone important, causing many powerful people to chase after said warrior until either party is dead. So maybe it’s not all that unique… Who cares?

I do recommend this. Look past the breasts. Look past the erotic-style comedy. Look at the big picture here, which would be a great piece with a lot of action. It’s the kind of show that allows for many great twists. I’m looking forward to it!

Plot Summary: Alka is an assassin for the Clan of the Sword. She’s on a journey to find the woman Jin Valel, who killed her master Hon. Jin is a demon-like woman who controls the Energy of Chaos and kills without feeling – not unlike how Alka has learned to kill in her work as an assassin. On her journey, Alka encounters three strange women, each great warriors in their own right, and grapples with her slain master’s wish that she leave the life of an assassin behind.

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Apr 4, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Selector Infected WIXOSS

Wooh! What’s this now? I honestly thought that this was going to be one of those horrible, childish and unbearable card game-related shows. No! It was actually quite amusing. It sort of reminds of Devil Survivor 2 and C: The money of Soul and Possibility Control.

Selector Infected WIXOSSThe artwork definitely is not a budget production. It’s quite detailed and the characters all look superb. I saw a lot of unique features and I’m digging the setting so far. I definitely wouldn’t mind watching the remaining eleven episodes if they are like this one.

You find out that it’s a show about a certain card game. Your mind almost immediately goes to Yu-Gi-Oh! and such, but no… It’s different. I think Selector Infected WIXOSS could prove to be quite the interesting show.

Do I like it? Yes. So far it’s quite interesting and I’m already wondering what’s going to happen during the next episode. I advise all game-genre fans to give this a try. It’s definitely worth it.

Plot Summary: WIXOSS is a card game that’s popular with teenagers. Supposedly there exist “Rulig Cards,” female character cards with wills of their own. Special girls can hear the voices of the Ruligs, and those who possess them are called Selectors. These Selectors have card battles in a dimension that other humans cannot access. It’s said that whoever triumphs in these battles will have their wish granted. Ruko Kominato is the latest girl to find a Rulig card. She names hers Tama, and without any further explanation is thrown into her life as a Selector.

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Apr 3, 2014

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Majin Bone

The name is kind of deceiving, don’t you think? I immediately thought of Dragon Ball Z when I first heard about it. I thought it was another character or something. But no, it was another anime adaption that left a strange impression on me. I have no idea what I can expect from this.

Majin BoneI have no serious complaints about the artwork. I liked that brother-sister combo and how the protagonist’s sister lives with him and is also his homeroom teacher. That should be quite amusing, especially since she seems to have a free-spirited type of personality that doesn’t mind to tease her little brother.

The story… No idea. I honestly have no idea what it’s about. The pilot was vague and not very explanatory. I just hope that future battles will be better than the one I saw during the first few minutes. The sound effects were rubbish, cheap and even a little background music was too much to ask for.

Do I recommend Majin Bone? I honestly can’t. I have no idea what to think of this. The first episode left a bad impression on me. That brother-sister comedy combo is the only thing that really interested me. The rest is all kind of vague. I suggest you check out the first two episodes.

Plot Summary: A young boy comes across a supernatural stone that allows him to transform into some kind of super hero while being watched by a group of strange individuals. Yeah… That’s pretty much all I know.

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