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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Jan 16, 2014

Posted by in Winter Anime 2014

Wake Up, Girls!

So I figured out that I had to watch the movie before I started watching the series… How messed up is that!? It was okay from what I’ve seen so far, but it really could use a lot of work, especially the story. I can tell that there are going to be a lot of boring parts.

Wake Up, Girls!The artwork is okay. A lot of girly girls and panty flashes that will keep you entertained for a little while. However, I really wish they would focus a bit more on the details. This could’ve looked a whole lot better.

The story I don’t care for. As simple as that. I am not the type of guy that enjoys watching a bunch of girls sing and dance in sync. I just don’t enjoy idol-themed stories because they are too damn girly and they get boring really quickly.

I don’t recommend this. I’m sure music and idol lovers might enjoy the sight of this, I do not. It’s as simple as that.

Plot Summary: Green Leaves Entertainment is a tiny production company on the verge of going out of business in Sendai, the biggest city in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region. The agency once managed the careers of magicians, photo idols, fortune-tellers, and other entertainers, but its last remaining client finally quit. In danger of having zero talent (literally), the president Tange hatches an idea of producing an idol group. On the brash president’s orders, the dissatisfied manager Matsuda heads out to scout raw talent. Matsuda makes a fateful encounter with a certain girl…

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Jan 9, 2014

Posted by in Winter Anime 2014

Super Sonico The Animation

No, hell no! This was not a disappointment at all. I knew beforehand that it was going to be bad. I read the summary and some other information about this show and knew from that point on that it was going to be “okay” at best. I’m actually quite annoyed to be honest.

Super Sonico The AnimationThe characters look alright, but it’s absolutely disappointing to use characters from somewhere else to create something new. These characters have been displayed in a visual novel game and in a Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica anime short. I also don’t like the fact that Soniko is constantly wearing those headphones. Oh well…

I have no idea what I watched. No idea whatsoever. It supposedly about music, yet they only played during the last one or two minutes. I have no idea what the story is about or what the hell they are trying to accomplish. I sure as hell don’t want to watch a show about a girl and her obsession for cats and headphones, that’s for sure.

I cannot recommend this at all. The first episode was very bad and not nearly as interesting as it may seem. The only thing that I really liked about Super Sonico is the logo. I really can’t see myself watching this for ten to thirteen weeks.

Plot Summary: Super Sonico is an 18-year old college student who plays guitar for the three-girl band Fastest Speed in Space and models for pin-ups. In spite of her busy schedule, she still finds time to her grandmother at her restaurant. One night, her band members Suzu and Fuuri, are late to a concert, forcing her to play alone. The result of that show will have far-reaching consequences for Sonico.

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