Oct 18, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 02

I knew from the moment I started watching Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso that I really wanted to write about this show. I almost gave in and read the manga, but I managed to hold on. I just really want to know how this is going to play out…

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.57_[2014.10.17_23.05.40]This masterpiece caught my attention right away. It isn’t one of those happy music-genre anime where things rarely go wrong. Oh no. This is filled to the brim with drama and the characters, from what I can tell, will have to face many more hurdles in order to succeed in the world of classical music. Nodame Cantabile had its fair share of drama as well, but I believe that this is going to be a little bit more hectic than that.

I mean, did you see Kaori play? She knows the pieces and she knows how to play them. She knows, but she wishes to play her own music instead. The pieces she could play during this episode were limited and they weren’t her own, so she decided to pick a piece and actually make it her own by playing it differently. Yes, it was beautiful, but she still did not win because that sort of thing isn’t allowed.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.56_[2014.10.17_23.05.57]Arima is somewhat the same, I think. He doesn’t play anymore since his obsessive mother passed away, but that is obviously about to change. He is getting eager to play once more and now that he seems to have a little crush on that violinist… Well… It is only a matter of time before they team up and make a name for themselves.

That being said, I wonder if Kaori knows who Arima is? She must have known… The majority of the people present there knew who he was as soon as he walked in. That is just one of the things that’s being going through my mind ever since I finished watching the second episode. Does she know? Is she after something after all? I really want to know…

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Oct 17, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Thank you Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. You made me realize why I love anime so much. This show is so incredibly amazing that one season of this won’t be enough to satisfy me. The Nodame Cantabile series made me fall in love with music-genre anime and I am sure that this one will only make that stronger.

Shigatsu wa Kimi no UsoThe artwork is sublime. It is truly, truly good stuff. The characters look wonderful, especially Kaori, that blonde beauty. It is incredibly detailed and I honestly wouldn’t dare to change a thing as it is right now. Wonderful…

The story is good, interesting and it shows a great deal of promise. I can see where they’re going with this and I can honestly say that it sounds dramatically romantic. It is something that I definitely want to see.

You are a true fool if you don’t watch this. You may as well give up on anime altogether. It looks so incredibly good and the story just compliments all of that. It is a must see show.

Plot Summary: Kōsei Arima was a piano prodigy until his mother died when he was eleven years old. The shock of losing her made him lose any interest in piano, and his life has felt monotonous ever since. Then, when he’s fourteen, his childhood friend Tsubaki introduces him to her classmate Kaori, a free-spirited violinist. Her enthusiasm reignites his interest in music and in life.

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Jul 4, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Bakumatsu Rock

I am just going to put this out there right away; I will not be watching this. I probably won’t even other to try out the second episode. I’ll see what I’ll do when the time comes. Bakumatsu Rock is officially this season’s first lemon.

Bakumatsu RockThe artwork… Shoot me. What is this? Is Japan going to turn Wednesday into some kind of gay pride day? The characters just looks dreadful. It’s like they invested all of their resources into the characters instead of creating an all-round great show.

The story… Shoot me again! Incredible amount of bullsh*t going on with this one. Completely inaccurate story where characters have electric guitar’s in an era where electricity wasn’t even used yet. Not to mention all sorts of historical inaccuracies that, I think, disrespect the Japanese culture. This is like a bad Gintama replica.

I definitely won’t be watching this, so why would you? Of course, everyone has different taste, but I definitely do not recommend this. It was dreadfully uninteresting and painfully inaccurate. What a damn shame.

Plot Summary: In the Bakumatsu era, at the end of the shoguns’ rule over Japan in the middle of the 19th century: the Tokugawa shogunate uses the brainwashing Heaven’s Songs by the top idols in Shinsengumi to subjugate the country and its people. In this Japan, writing or singing any songs besides the Heaven’s Songs is a capital offence. Sakamoto Ryouma and the other rockers rise up and change the world with rock ‘n’ roll for freedom and justice.

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Apr 11, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Love Live! School Idol Project 2

So it did get a second season after all… I don’t know what so say about that. I didn’t really know what to say about the first season and I honestly don’t know what to say about the second season. Love Live! simply never piqued my interest.

Love Live! School Idol Project 2The artwork isn’t all that bad. It’s quite obvious that they focussed quite a lot on the characters and quite a bit on the details, too. The artwork is truly the greatest thing about this whole show.

Unfortunately, the story never really interested me. It’s too girly and too uneventful. That’s why I dropped it pretty early on. I think I didn’t even finish the third episode of season one before I decided to drop it.

Do I recommend it? I personally cannot. I honestly don’t like it. Music-genre fans probably might and the people that saw the first season will probably watch this no matter what anyone says. It’s just a matter of personal taste.

Plot Summary: The girls of μ’s are back! The school is now safe from closing. A second Love Live! contest is happening. This is the last time all nine girls can try to win together.

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Apr 8, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky

Boy, who would’ve known that this would become so popular? I honestly didn’t. I saw the first season from start to finish and thought that it was pretty amusing, but not to the point where I would really want to see another season. Still, rather one more season of this than crap like Phi Brain.

La Corda d'Oro Blue SkyI can tell that they have made subtle changes to the artwork. I think it’s a remarkable improvement. I believe that there are a lot of people out there that would disagree, but I cannot help but find the artwork a little bit more pleasant to see.

Story-wise I’m not sure. I have no idea what to expect from this and I have no idea how they are going to continue this after the first season and the OVA’s. I will just have to wait and see.

I suggest you watch the first season first. It is very hard to find these days because no one is sharing it. I suggest you try Bakabt with an old version of uTorrent. That’s how I once again obtained the first season and OVA’s.

Plot Summary: Hino goes to a school that specialises in music and has two streams: the normal stream and the music stream, where the music students are regarded as the more elite. She was running late for her class one day when she saw a tiny fairy, who seemed really excited that she could see it. The next day, the entrants in the music competition, who are decided by the school, are announced. Hino’s name appears on the list – except she doesn’t play an instrument. The fairy gives her a magical violin that can be played by anyone. Reluctantly, she enters into the competition and is forced to deal with the prejudices of her peers.

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