Yeah… I figured as much. My expectations for this one were really low. The story didn’t sound all too promising and the characters, at least the ‘normal ones’, didn’t look all that impressive. All in all pretty mediocre.
I think the artwork is the best thing about this show, and that says something. Only the “monsters” look great. I think the author put a lot of hours into making those. The rest just sort of lacks in comparison. It certainly could have used a little more detail…
Anyway, the story is just too strange. I had no idea what was going on half of the time and it was very hard to tell if we were watching the “good guys” or the “bad guys”. A story isn’t all that interesting or enjoyable when it’s this confusing. It’s not even that good a story to begin with.
I simply cannot recommend this. Like I said; I had no idea what was going on half of the time and I simply have no idea what I can expect to see in the near future. It just doesn’t look all that promising right now.
Plot Summary: The story is set in the not-so-distant future. Five “Black Points” suddenly appeared around the world as portals to parallel worlds. Immediately after, strange creatures began their invasion from these portals. These creatures are the inhabitants of five worlds—the same worlds in different timeframes. In order to ensure their own future timeframe survives, each of the five invasion forces battle to wipe the other future timeframes out. The key is one card-shaped device.Read More
Boy, this is way too familiar. It’s almost like I was watching Darker than Black, which is quite similar in more ways than one. Still, I like it a lot. I think Hamatora showed a lot of promise and I’m quite looking forward to the rest.
I’m quite pleased about the artwork. The details look great, the characters look great and the powers that I’ve seen so far are all great, too. So far there’s nothing that I would have changed about the artwork to be very honest. Nothing at all.
The story is the only thing I’m worried about. It’s done before, you know? A group of ‘special’ people that people can hire at reasonable prices. Pay them and they will do almost anything, even though they themselves are being hunted on. It just sounds all too familiar, and I’m not just talking about Darker than Black anymore.
I will recommend this. It’s packed with action and mystery and lots of characters with lots of awesome superpowers. You’d be a fool if you didn’t try it out. At this point I don’t even care if some characters are overpowered or not. I just want to learn a little bit more about their powers and what they have to do to use them.
Plot Summary: ”Minimum” – a special inborn power found in a limited number of human beings, known as “minimum holders.” In Yokohama, the detective team Hamatora, formed by two minimum holders named Nice and Murasaki, comes across information connected to a serial killer being pursued by their old friend Art. It turns out all the victims are minimum holders like them. Unwillingly at first, the two detectives become involved in the investigation.Read More
I don’t get it. This is not like Chihayafuru at all. Why is it that mediocre shows get two, three or even more seasons instead of good, high-rated shows? I know sales and royalties play a huge role in whether or not a show gets another season, but there has to be more to it than that. I honestly don’t think that his was worth another season.
The artwork is the best thing about Saki Zenkoku-hen. The characters are cute and their expressions look really good sometimes. It’s all pretty detailed and there’s really nothing of importance that I would change.
The problem is really the story… It’s just so damn boring. The first few episodes are okay… You watch a group of girls and their love for mahjong as they play tournament after tournament. It’s similar to Chihayafuru, but this just doesn’t measure up. The story becomes predictable and boring after only a couple of episodes.
I just can’t recommend this. I couldn’t even watch the previous seasons completely. I just couldn’t. It got too boring for me to enjoy and I for one refuse to watch something that I don’t like. Life is too darn short.
Plot Summary: Sequel to the Saki series covering the Inter High School Mahjong Championships. The Combined Training Arc will be also re-animated.Read More
The first post of 2014! Happy new year everyone! What better way to celebrate by watching a great special? Too bad this one wasn’t all that great. I knew that there’s going to be a second season and that a special was going to appear soon, but I expected so much more…
The first barrier that you have to overcome is the fact that it’s no longer Sword Art Online-ish, you know what I mean? It’s about a teenage boy and a couple of teenage girls and their regular teenage lives after having endured many hardships in a virtual world that almost ended up getting them killed. You don’t just get used to seeing them happy in the ‘real world’. I was still used to seeing a lot of game-like stuff, which I got loads of actually. Oh well, I got to see bikini’s and lots of other good stuff that put a smile on my face (for a short period of time).
This just wasn’t what I expected. One and a half hour of Sword Art Online content and more than half of it consisted of recaps. Recaps, recaps and just a few more recaps. They didn’t even cut out the good stuff. It might as well have been watching a ruined version of Sword Art Online today. Maybe I’ll try again when I’m drunk to see if it gets any better.
Frankly, this isn’t really worth watching. Skip through the recaps and watch the “nice” parts. Just give it a try, grit your teeth and wait till the second season arrives. It’s scheduled for 2014, so I’m guessing that it’ll arrive during spring. I’d really hate to have to wait until the summer to get to see the second season.Read More
I was shocked when I heard about the second Phi Brain season, absolutely shocked. Just try to imagine what went through my mind when I read that there was actually going to be a third season. I refuse to believe that this is popular in Japan.
I have to admit that the artwork looks really good. The characters are great and they paid a lot of attention to detail. It’s clearly not a budget production. That artwork is by far the best thing about this show.
I barely got through the first season. The first few episodes were exciting, which is why I decided to write about it, but it got really boring after that. It’s always the same stuff; solving puzzles in order to save lives or achieve some ridiculous goal. It’s like watching a football match every week even though you already know the results.
I’m sorry, I just can’t recommend this. It gets really boring after a few episodes. The user-ratings on pretty much any anime community website prove that this show is average at best. Still, using-ratings aren’t everything, keep that in mind.
Plot Summary: In order to restore Jin’s memory, Kaito and his friends go on a puzzle-viewing journey to England. As they’re walking through the underground maze beneath the church, where young Kaito and Rook first met Jin, a mysterious girl appears in front of them.
Jin calls the girl by the name “Raetsel”. It seems they know each other. However, she suddenly disappears and takes Jin with her. What’s more, the traps in the underground maze are activated and start coming after Kaito and his friends.Read More