Apr 18, 2014

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Break Blade

I wonder why sub groups don’t seem all that interested in Break Blade the series… They’re pretty good, aren’t they? I’ve seen all the movies and thought they were rather good. It’s too bad that this seems to be some kind of a reboot? I’ve pretty much already seen this? I’m not very impressed so far…

Break BladeThe artwork is good. I expect nothing less from Break Blade. The characters look good, the mechs are awesome and the details get two thumbs up. It’s definitely a nice watch.

I always kind of disliked the name “Break Blade”. They should’ve just named it “Broken Blade”, which is what they call Rygart’s mech. It’s too bad that there’s no unique story here. It’s all basically from the movies from what I’ve seen so far.

Break Blade fans will enjoy this, probably. I might not be as big a fan as they are, because I found it rather disappointing that there’s no original story. Haven’t seen any of the Break Blade movies yet? Go and try this out.

Plot Summary: In the continent of Cruzon, an impending war between the Kingdom of Krisna and the nation of Athens is brimming. The people of this land are able to use quartz for whatever purpose they desire. Yet one person, Rygart Arrow, is not. He is an “un-sorcerer,” a person unable to use quartz. But this characteristic will enable him to pilot an ancient Golem, one strong enough to put up a fight against the invading army of Athens.

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Apr 17, 2014

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Date A Live 2

It’s incredible how naïve some people are. I actually read surprised responses when the second season was officially announced. You saw the first season’s ending, didn’t you? Those that did knew instantly that there was going to be a second season… How foolish.

Date A Live 2The artwork and story basically go hand in hand. The characters look great, it’s pretty detailed and the action scenes are top-notch. It’s definitely nice to see and there is very little that I would change about the artwork. It’s good as it is.

It’s a funny story about mecha girls and romance. What more could you possibly want from a story? It’s filled with action, comedy and romance… Isn’t that all you need in life?

I might as well recommend this. I watched the entire first season and I’m going to watch this one as well. I suggest you do the same, but be sure to watch the first season if you haven’t already.

Plot Summary: Shido Itsuka, who used to be a normal high school student at Raizen High, meets the first Spirit, Tohka, and awakens his power to “seal the Spirit’s power”. Though they may be feared and hated beings due to their immense power, Spirits were always alone and knew only combat and death. Shido, the only one in the world with the power to seal the Spirits’ might, hurls himself into life-threatening dates with the beautiful Spirits in order to save them.

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Apr 14, 2014

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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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Apr 8, 2014

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Captain Earth

Hmm… Yes… Another ‘okay’ mech anime joins the picture. I’m just happy that it’s not one of those childish shows that are ruined by cheap comedy and poor storylines. This one actually shows quite a bit of promise.

Captain EarthI like the artwork so far. The mech looks great and the details are pretty impressive. The one thing that bothered me is that transformation scene. It sure takes up a lot of time. I don’t want to see that every single time a mech gets launched into outer space, no matter how amusing it was the first time.

I’m going to be painfully obvious. The story is nothing special. These things always follow similar patterns and only a couple of variables get changed each time. A boy suddenly becomes a pilot that will fight against superior enemies from space. That’s all there is to it.

I suppose mech and sci-fi fans will enjoy this either way. It’s not a budget production and it really does show promise. I’m sure even I will come to like it if I continue to watch the show.

Plot Summary: One night right before summer vacation, Daichi Manatsu, a second-year in high school, sees a weird round rainbow floating in the sky above Tanegashima and ventures there alone. He has seen this rainbow before. With the memories of his father’s mysterious death and an encounter of a mysterious boy and girl, Daiji arrives on the island while the alarm of a building labeled “Earth Engine” is going off. Someone asks him if he’s a captain, just as robotic intruders from Uranus called “Kiltgang” arrive. The battle around the shining stars is about to begin.

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Apr 6, 2014

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Kenzen Robo Daimidaler

What in the hell did I just see, Japan? This is arguably the strangest show of this season. I actually just finished watching the first episode and I have no idea how I should tackle this review. That’s why I’m just going to put down what comes to mind first.

Kenzen Robo DaimidalerOkay… The artwork… Kill me now. You have this supposedly young character, Kouichi, whom is said to be sixteen years of age, yet at certain points I could’ve sworn that I was looking at a forty year old character. His expressions are the worst. Not to mention those cheap-looking mechs. The author must’ve had creativity issues at one point.

The story has been done to death. You have a perverted character that draws his powers from perverted stuff. Pretty much half of all ecchi-genre anime have characters like that. What’s so special about this one? The cheap artwork certainly doesn’t help the story.

I cannot recommend this, and this is coming from someone that usually enjoys ecchi-genre anime. I just can’t recommend it. The artwork is cheap, the story is cheap and even the comedy is cheap. I won’t even bother with this one.

Plot Summary: There is a high school boy named Madanbashi Kouichi who has Hi-ERo particles, the power source to operate the robotic weapon Daimidaler. With the help of Sonan Kyouko from the mysterious Prince Beauty Parlor organization, he stands up against the Penguin Empire that troubles humanity.

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