Oct 21, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Mushishi Zoku Shou 2

Hell yeah! I am so glad that there’s yet another season. I find the Mushishi series strangely relaxing. I fire up an episode and watch how Ginko travels that world of his in search of strange phenomena. Very relaxing indeed.

Mushishi Zoku Shou 2The artwork is still as great as ever. It looks so good and it’s incredibly detailed. The style itself is brilliant and I am pretty sure that anyone in his/her right mind wouldn’t change a thing about it. It’s too damn good to change.

I don’t think I need to say anything about the story either. There are very few people out there that don’t know about the Mushishi series. It has become quit famous over the past few years.

I do recommend this. Watch the previous series if you haven’t already. I promise you that its time well spent.

Plot Summary: Mushi; the life-blood of nature. They exist everywhere in various forms: micro-organisms, fungi, bodies of water. Sometimes, they’re even mistaken to be plants, animals, or spirits. But regardless of their appearance, they exist, nonetheless, living the only way they know how. At times, their actions can cause strange or unexplainable phenomena. Enter Ginko, the Mushishi (mushi master), as he continues encountering, studying, and dealing with the mysterious mushi along his journey into the unknown.

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Oct 12, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Donten ni Warau

Why do I get the feeling that this was created with girls in mind? I started watching and I could not help but notice how incredibly girlish those three brothers are. They give off that pretty boy model vibe.

Donten ni WarauI don’t want to complain about the artwork, but I cannot see those characters doing well in this setting. You cannot beat up a girls’ anime idol. To see those ‘smooth’ boys fight in this setting is rather weird. They are missing frowns on their faces, scars on their bodies and perhaps manlier personalities…

The story is a little vague. I have seen two episodes and I still have no idea what the point of it is. Are they merely protecting their territory? Are they after something? Or are they looking for someone? I don’t know yet.

If you like to watch historically inaccurate anime with rather feminine ninjas; go for it. I for one am still unsure about continuing to watch this show.

Plot Summary: In the eleventh year of the Meiji era carrying swords was forbidden by the government and those known as samurai were slowly fading away. However, there were plenty who didn’t like those changes taking place in Japan and inevitably the crime rates increased. The country’s only solution was an inescapable lake prison. Since the prison had no other way to access it except by water, the three boys of the Kumo family were assigned to transport the criminals to their new “home”.

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Aug 10, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Sengoku Basara: Judge End

Another Sengoku Basara anime. What a surprise. These shows are a huge hit in Japan. They just cannot get enough of it. Unfortunately, I do not share that enthusiasm. I do like the Destiny Warriors games, which I think is very similar to this.

Sengoku Basara Judge EndI don’t think I can complain about the artwork. It’s pretty detailed. A lot of unique characters, weapons, skills and sceneries. No complaints there.

I just can’t appreciate the Sengoku Basara series because I find the story rather uninteresting. The artwork I like, but I won’t watch something when I don’t like the storyline. A good story is very important to me when it comes to action and historical anime.

Do I recommend this? Yes, but only to those that have seen any of the other Sengoku Basara series. I honestly think that the story needs some more work and cannot recommend these series to newbies that like a good story.

Plot Summary: It will be based on the events that unfold in Sengoku BASARA 3 and will also depict the Battle of Sekigahara.

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Jul 18, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Nobunaga Concerto

Another Nobunaga anime… What a surprise. There’s always one in every season… To think that such a bad trouble maker could become this popular in this day and age… Quite amusing. At least the thought is anyway.

Nobunaga ConcertoThe artwork is just dreadful. I absolutely hate the characters and their expressions. It’s like Aku no Hana all over again. I just want to cry and cry until I can’t see anymore because of the tears.

The story isn’t anything special either. I probably still would’ve written a negative post if the artwork was better. I’m just not at all interested. This sort of thing has been done to death.

I cannot recommend it. It looks dreadful and the story isn’t good enough for me to watch this disaster. That’s all there is to it.

Plot Summary: The story centers around Saburou, a high school boy who time-travels to Japan’s Sengoku Era. He must become Nobunaga Oda, the famed warlord who helps unite Japan.

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Apr 14, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Fuuun Ishin Dai Shogun

I suppose every season has at least one or two disappointments… This is definitely one of them. I had to grit my teeth and bear it without skipping through the episode. It was very uninteresting and very vague. What a shame…

Fuuun Ishin Dai ShogunArtwork doesn’t really speak to me. It’s not good, it’s not bad. The characters just look a bit plain and it’s not as detailed as you might expect. At least the mechs, from what I could tell, looked pretty decent. That’s always important in mecha-genre anime.

The story is lacking. I have no idea what the point of the first episode was and I have no idea if I will ever want to recommend something like this to anyone. Seriously, what is it about? I honestly have no idea.

I’m afraid I cannot recommend something when I don’t even know what it’s about. All I saw was some aggressive main character that was looking for some perverted woman that lures men with her body to kill them after sex. Seriously, how is that a story? That’s a real-life thing that’s happening everywhere. Only we nowadays call it marriage…

Plot Summary: In the late Edo period, Japan had experienced an unprecedented crisis by Kurofune (Black Ships), the ships from foreign countries. But a giant robot called Onigami, which has existed since ancient time, dispelled the Kurofune ships and the exclusion of foreigners was accomplished. The story begins in Japan where Meiji restoration in 1868 didn’t happen.

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