Jul 21, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Venus Project: Climax

This is absolutely not for me. There’s too much singing and too much farfetched nonsense that I could never get in to.

Venus Project ClimaxI suppose the artwork is alright. I think? I mean, the characters look pretty nice, but the level of detail leaves a bit to be desired. And the music? Not very good.

This story simply doesn’t interest me. Girls start to sing and suddenly mechs materialize? Come on… It’s like slapping all Gundam and similar series in the face.

I will not be following this and I see no reason why I should recommend anyone otherwise.

Plot Summary: In a not too distant future, Japan’s data devices and video technology have been progressing to new heights, and people are abuzz about a new form of entertainment — Formula Venus. In Formula Venus or “F-V,” the chosen top idols battle in live performances with their willpower, skills, and all their experience gained.

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Jul 13, 2015

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Million Doll

What the hell did I watch? I could not believe what I was seeing. I’ll be honest; I did not expect much. Medaka Box was this studio’s best work so far, the rest was either bad or mediocre.

Million DollI honestly don’t even want to talk about the artwork. It looks so incredibly bad. The characters look kinda weird and their movements are dreadful. I cannot bear to watch it.

I don’t know what it’s about. Is there even a story? Just a group of girls singing badly to bad music because one girl’s blogging. She should be cut off from the web.

Safe these eight minutes of your life. Go do something else. This isn’t worth it.

Plot Summary: Sūko is an idol-loving hikikomori (shut-in) who has one ability: To make any idol popular through the power of blogging. She puts her sights on the Fukuoka idol Itorio and tries to make her more popular, but she is impeded by the charismatic idol Ryūsan and the underground idol Mariko.

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Jul 6, 2015

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Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX

I’m not going to dance around it; I never really understood why this show got a second season. I certainly don’t understand why it has a third season. From what I read both the first and second season did pretty mediocre when it came to ratings and sales.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear GXI’m not going to completely destroy it. The artwork does look rather nice. The characters all look pretty good and the level of detail is alright. I would slap myself for being a liar if I said that it’s all bad.

In my case it’s the story that prevents me from watching. I honestly don’t like that singing nonsense in order to gain power. It’s ridiculous. I don’t want to watch a group of girls sing and fight cheap-looking enemies. Not my cup of tea.

I cannot recommend this. I just can’t. Both the previous seasons were rated “okay” and the sales were also “okay”. That’s just not good enough for me.

Plot Summary: After the frontier incident, everyone who knew the circumstances believed the Noise were gone and the pain they caused was at an end. But a new conflict approached unseen. In the Yokohama Harbor Oosan-bashi Pier, a new pattern is detected that is similar to the Noise. A combat group wielding mysterious technology stands in the way of Hibiki and the others. When she hears of this enemy of unprecedented strength, Tsubasa hurries back home from England. But the Symphogear users see no opening to counterattack are forced into a difficult fight. In this situation of extreme disparity, the battle for the song that will end the world begins.

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Jul 4, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Miss Monochrome 2

People have told me quite a few times about how this is supposedly one of the “watchable” anime shorts. I’m sorry; I don’t see it. The artwork alone was too hard for me to watch. The fact that it’s only a couple of minutes per episode doesn’t help either.

Miss Monochrome 2Like I said; I hate the artwork. It looks really bad and I just can’t seem to get used to it. There are only a few anime shorts that have been successful on this front but this isn’t one of them.

As for the story; it’s an anime short. There isn’t one. I just don’t like this 2.5D nonsense and especially in this setting. It makes me want to stop watching anime altogether.

I’m sorry, but I am not going to waste my time on this crap and I don’t see how I could possible recommend others to do otherwise. Skip this stuff.

Plot Summary: In order to be more in the eyes of the public, Miss Monochrome begins working to become a top-selling idol. Spacey Miss Monochrome once again runs around the idol show biz world, being tossed around by others.

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Apr 15, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Hibike! Euphonium

I’ve heard about this one and I must say that it doesn’t live up to the hype. It may be worth watching, but I am not that interested so far. It was a very weak first episode.

Hibike! EuphoniumThe artwork is alright. Most of the characters may look a little dull, but at least the level of detail is pretty good. Oh, and I like their uniforms. I was getting fed up with those blue and white ones.

Like I said; it was a very weak first episode. It doesn’t have any impact. I’m not curious and I don’t care about the second episode. It doesn’t make me want to keep watching. That’s not a good sign.

I cannot recommend this. Music fans will probably watch this. However, I don’t think this is one of those stories with a music prodigy and stuff.

Plot Summary: Hibike! Euphonium begins when Kumiko Oumae, a girl who was in the brass band club in junior high school, visits her high school’s brass band club as a first year. Kumiko’s classmates Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko sees her old classmate Reina there and hesitates. She remembers an incident she had with Reina at a brass band club contest in junior high school.

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