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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Apr 9, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Show By Rock!!

Hmm… Yeah…. Okay… No. This show definitely makes you want to try music. I mean, I almost bought myself a guitar so I could use it to smash my monitors to pieces.

Show By Rock!!The artwork is just a terrible burden on the eyes. Honestly. It is painfully obvious that they made this for teenage girls. Everything is just so incredibly gay that you cannot even begin to enjoy the poor excuse of a story.

Am I really supposed to sound positive about story that involves a loli cat girl in Goth clothing that wants to reach the top of the music industry? Give me break.

I am not going to watch this. I did not even completely finish the first episode because I couldn’t be bothered to watch this any further. It was so incredibly disappointing.

Plot Summary: Metropolis of music, MIDICITY. A kitty girl wearing gothic lolita clothing named Cyan is scouted by Maple Arisugawa, the president of a music agency. From there, she meets Chuchu (a pun off of the sound that rabbits make) the honor student rabbit girl, a net geek dog girl named Retoree (from “Retriever”), and an alien sheep (?) girl named Moa. Together, they form the band named “Plasmagica,” and aim for the top of the world.

However, the path there is long and tough, and keeping in high spirits is important. By battling against other strange bands, Plasmagica slowly grows toward a top-grade band. In the end, they’ll be a band that becomes the driving force of MIDICITY’s music industry… Maybe?

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Apr 6, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions

I will never understand people’s fascination with this show. Honestly, I feel so uncomfortable when watching this sort of thing. I simply cannot understand why people would find this sort of thing amusing enough for it to get three seasons.

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love RevolutionsSo you start watching this show and you immediately realize that they made this with a specific target audience in mind. This was obviously made for teenage girls. A show filled with pretty anime boys that sing and dance and do god only knows what else.

The story? I honestly cannot give a fair review when it comes to the story. I am simply not interested in this sort of thing so I am not going to say anything about that at this time.

Do I recommend it? I honestly cannot. If you like pretty-boy anime where they sing, dance, frolic and play then go ahead and enjoy yourself.

Plot Summary: Haruka Nanami now works under Shining, the same agency with ST☆RISH and veteran idol group QUARTET NIGHT. With an upcoming international sports event looking for performers for its opening ceremony, fierce competitions between idols are surely expected.

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Mar 21, 2015

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 22

I knew it. The ending was so predictable. In fact, half of the story was so predictable that it renders my overall opinion of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso quite low. Never mind the fact that they killed off the best character on the show. It being so predictable is by far the worst thing about this story.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.45_[2015.03.20_23.45.08]So yeah, I supposed I hit the mark spot-on when I said that Kaori would probably die during that operation and during Kousei’s performance. Anyone could’ve seen that one coming. But it’s not just that. Its other parts of the story that were simply too predictable. Nevertheless, I think that Kaori’s condition throughout the show, probably a way to crank up the drama, was the biggest problem due to everything around it being so incredibly predictable that the rest of the story, as interesting as it was at times, became less and less amusing.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.41_[2015.03.20_23.45.31]Still, I must admit that I really liked that letter. That might’ve been the best thing that happened for the past few months to be very honest. It shows that Kaori loved Kousei all along, and that she only used that soccer freak to get close to him. I mean, it was quite obvious that she and Kousei were a much better match.

Soccer boy and Baseball girl are a good match. Not Kousei and soccer girl or soccer boy and Kaori. But that was obvious since episode one. It’s still just a damn shame that they had to kill Kaori, but at least it was a beautiful story in general. Not to mention the incredible artwork. Kudos.

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