Jan 22, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Ajin

Okay, I was going to watch the movie, but when I heard that there was also a regular anime adaption coming that was to follow the story accurately I decided not to. And I am kind of glad that I decided that now that I’ve seen the first episode.

AjinI think the animation is great. I don’t know which studio made this, but I like that 2.5D style ever since I saw Knights of Sidonia. It looks very nice and I have very high hopes for this. Very promising indeed.

The artwork is good, but the story just finishes it for me. It clinched my interest in one go and I don’t think I’ll be getting tired of this any time soon. The story is very interesting and I especially like Kei, one of the main characters.

I really do recommend this. Why not indulge in a little supernatural horror with quite a bit of mystery? I think it shows a great deal of promise.

Plot Summary: 17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as “Ajin” (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy’s life on the run from all of humankind.

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Jan 12, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu

I never could have imagined that Durarara would’ve gotten so popular. I honestly cannot bring myself to watch it. I tried the first season but I just kept losing interesting for some reason.

Durarara!!x2 KetsuI watched the first episode and it’s definitely not the artwork. It looks very nice, which is why I decided to watch the whole episode.

There’s something about the story that makes me want to watch something else. I just don’t really think it’s as interesting as some people make it out to be.

I’ll only recommend this to those that have seen the previous seasons. No point in saying anything else.

Plot Summary: Ikebukuro is engulfed in a spiral of confusion. A group of individuals, each carrying the weight of their own past, gathers at Shinra’s apartment, while in the city the Dollars, Yellow Scarves, and Saika contend for power. However, the situation takes a turn that no one could expect when Celty’s head is revealed to the public, as this tale approaches its conclusion.

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Jan 7, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Haruchika

This was a lot less interesting than I thought it would be. It had no impact whatsoever. I feel no desire to continue watching nor would I ever expect this to get any better. First impressions are very important and Haruchika filed big-time on that front.

HaruchikaThe artwork is alright. I definitely like the heroine and the level of detail. I really wouldn’t say that the artwork is dissatisfying because it’s actually nice to watch.

The problem, for me, is the story. It had no impact. I don’t even know what the point of it is. It wasn’t very interesting and it really wasn’t that funny to be honest.

I have serious doubts about this one. It could turn out to be quite an interesting and romantic show, but I very much doubt that. It’s nice if you have nothing else to watch, but I definitely won’t be writing about this one.

Plot Summary: Haruta and Chika are members of their high school wind instrument club that is on the verge of being shut down. The two are childhood friends, and they spend their days practicing hard while also trying to recruit new members. When a certain incident happens within their school, they work together to solve it.

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Oct 16, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru

This has got to be one of the most morbid anime I have ever seen. Horror is one thing and dark stories is another, but this is just insane. It’s all about death, murder and rotting corpses ‘nd stuff. It’s hard on the eyes.

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga UmatteiruI suppose the artwork is alright, which makes it even harder to watch since it’s pretty detailed. But do I really want to look at bones and rotting corpses for the next few months?

The story is beyond dark. It’s safe to assume that every episode is going to be about dead bodies, skeletons and god only knows what. I’m not really into that stuff personally, but horror and gore fans might get a real kick out of it.

Go ahead if you are truly a fan of this sort of thing. It’s really not my cup of tea since there’s hardly any action.

Plot Summary: Shōtarō Tatewaki is a normal high school student with a serious demeanor who likes to show off his girlfriend Sakurako Kujō. Sakurako is an extraordinarily beautiful woman in her mid-20s from a rich family who loves “beautiful bones.” The two live in the city of Asahikawa in Hokkaido, and they get involved in various incidents regarding bones.

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Oct 14, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note

I saw this anime short and I was immediately reminded of Bakuman. In one of the Bakuman arcs there was a project that the boys were working on called “Perfect Crime Party” I believe. This anime short resembles that a lot. I don’t like that.

Tantei Team KZ Jiken NoteThe artwork is somewhat acceptable for an anime short. I have seen a whole lot worse. No idea which studio(s) made it though.

The story is a problem for me. It just looks too much like one of Bakuman’s little side stories. I’m not entirely sure, but I believe one of the characters’ names might be similar or exactly the same as those in Bakuman.

Either way; I won’t be watching it. Not only do I hate rip-offs, this is simply far too childish for me to enjoy. I might recommend this to a much younger audience, sure, but not for teenagers or older.

Plot Summary: Aya Tachibana is a sixth-grader who frets and obsesses over friends, family, grades, and more. One day, she joins the “Tantei Team KZ” with four very idiosyncratic boys she met at cram school. There is the glib and attention-grabbing leader Kazuomi Wakatake, the mysterious “expert of personal relationships” Takakazu Kuroki, the smart and stoic math genius Kazunori Uesugi, and the sweet-hearted Kazuhiko Kozuka who is good at social matters and science. Aya finds her place among them as the “language expert.” “Tantei Team KZ” gets involved in modern-day cases, and even if they bicker from time to time, they collaborate by pooling each of their talents and skills to solve these cases.

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