Jul 16, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Gakkou Gurashi!

A lot of people are going nuts over this one. I do not see it. It seemed to me like another boring slice of life anime. It could be that it just had a rough start, but to me it seems like nothing special.

Gakkou Gurashi!The artwork is okay. The characters look alright, although I think the cat-girl look has been done to death. They gave Yuki a cat-girl hat and a cat-girl frown from time to time in order to draw out a few laughs. Meh…

The story eludes me. I cannot even remember where I got lost. I have been told that it’s more than just a slice of life anime where school girls go about their business. It’s supposedly about to become quite interesting…

I haven’t seen anything exciting yet. It looked like just another boring slice of life anime to me. Maybe the second episode will change my opinion…

Plot Summary: Four girls decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Kurumi, the center of the group Yūri who brings everyone together, and the spacey school adviser Megu. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves the final survivors in a zombie attack, and continue to live at the school.

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Jul 8, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Rokka no Yuusha

Okay, okay… I think I’ve have a good enough grasp on this show to write a decent review. I hope. Quite interesting that fairly new studios manage to do such a good job when you compare their anime to some of the works from older, well-known studios.

Rokka no YuushaI am not going to say that this is better. The artwork looks pretty good and I am already quite fond of the characters and the level of detail, but I feel as though things are only going to get better if I keep watching it. Can it actually improve?

I also think that this is a story that I could follow from start to finish. It seems really interesting and I’m a sucker for “chose one” stories, even if there are seven of them. I think this will keep me entertained for quite a while.

I do recommend this. I seems interesting and I have high hopes for it. The story also has a good enough foundation for me to say that this could really turn out to be something amazing.

Plot Summary: When the Majin awoke from the depths of darkness, the deity of fate chose six heroes and bequeathed them with the power to save the world. Adlet, a boy who proclaims himself the strongest on Earth, was selected among the Rokka no Yūsha (Braves of the Six Flowers), and he goes to the rendezvous point — but seven have gathered there. The heroes suspect that someone among the seven is the enemy, and the initial suspicion falls on Adlet.

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Jul 6, 2015

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Durarara!!x2 Ten

And it’s back once again. The second part of season two. I don’t quite understand why season two has to be divided into three parts (part three will air next year), but I’m pretty sure it’s a profit-related issue. They probably squeeze more money out of it this way.

Durarara!!x2 TenNow, it goes without saying that the artwork is good. Durarara has been created by well-known studios ever since season one. It doesn’t surprise me that the artwork looks so good. The sales figures and the ratings pretty much say it for me.

I’ll be honest; I have not been following these series. I have seen season one and a few episodes of season two, but something about this just didn’t really stick with me. I kept getting distracted and my focus was never really there. I guess the story just never really had much of an impact on me.

I can recommend this to all supernatural fans. Do you like super powers and everything related to that genre? Go check it out. Be sure to watch the first season though.

Plot Summary: A half a year after the the war of the Yellow Scarves, Ikebukuro has begun to return to normal. High school is in session, Izaya is back to scheming, and Celty, the legendary headless rider, is still chased by the police as she rides through the town. But a few unusual things have slipped into the mix. Gradually, thanks to outside elements, Ikebukuro will be thrown back into chaos.

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Apr 17, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

Wow… This might actually be pretty good. When I read that it was going to be another one of those shows where the characters trade bodies I became sort of disappointed. God only knows how many of those there are already. But no… This was actually quite amusing and interesting.

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no MajoThe artwork is pretty good. The characters look nice, the level of detail is good… Sure, there are things that I don’t really appreciate, like some of those character expressions, but hey… That’ll happen.

The story is what interests me. The main heroine isn’t your typical girly girl. Soon more will show up and it makes me curious about their personalities. I basically just want to see what’s going to happen.

Recommendable? Yeah. I think so. Why not? It’s funny, a little ecchi (yay) and contains traces of romance and huge doses of supernatural abilities. So yeah, why not?

Plot Summary: One day, high school boy Yamada bumps into the beautiful female honor student Shiraishi on the stairs (literally), and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

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Apr 7, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Vampire Holmes

Yeah. No. This could’ve been something interesting despite it being an anime short, but no… In fact, I dare say that this was one of the worst anime shorts I’ve ever seen.

Vampire HolmesThe artwork isn’t even the main issue here. It’s not at all good, but what can you expect from an anime short? They focus so much on pointless character expressions that take up so much time that there’s no time left for anything enjoyable.

The problem is that there’s just no story. What is the point? Do they want you to laugh? Do they want you to look at it with an excited expression on your face? Honestly… It was completely pointless.

I understand, people. I really do. It’s only three minutes every week. So who cares, right? Well, I do! I am not going to waste my time on this and I suggest you don’t either. This was the first and last Vampire Holmes episode for me.

Plot Summary: While crowded in daytime, this London neighborhood has been haunted by a “vampire killer” for many nights. The protagonist wakes up in a residence, with a man calling himself “Holmes” and claiming to have entered the house chasing after a vampire. Unknowingly, the door of the residence has been locked from the outside…

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