Sep 9, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

One Punch Man

Oh my god. My mailbox was being spammed by messages from people saying that I should definitely check this out. Ever since the new anime chart was published it’s been nothing but hype. Even the manga seems to be booming.

One Punch ManThe sad thing is that I don’t understand why. The artwork is nothing special. The protagonist looks rather weird and those enemies he fights, except for the last ones, look pointless and stupid. You really have to like this sort of thing to be able to appreciate it.

The story doesn’t really sit well with me either. There’s no background information. That bald guy suddenly gained super powers after he defeated a weird-looking crab monster? Come on… I am not at all a fan of slapstick comedies where they try (and fail) to push out a serious action story.

I am simply not impressed by what I’ve seen so far. Not at all. I don’t think that I will be following this if the second episode is exactly like the first. I don’t see any reason why I should tell anyone any different.

Plot Summary: One-Punch Man is a super hero who has trained so hard that his hair has fallen out, and who can overcome any enemy with one punch. However, because he is so strong, he has become bored and frustrated with winning all his battles so easily.

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Apr 11, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Gintama 2015

Now, now… Don’t be surprised. Gintama was and still is insanely popular. The problem with that is that they try to milk it out as much as possible, just like with other popular shows. They don’t really care of the quality of the story goes down, just as long as money keeps coming in.

Gintama 2015The artwork will never really change. At least not in a negative way. If anything, it’ll just continue to get better and better until they find a new way to crank the level of artwork even higher than it already is.

The story is questionable though. Like I said; they will do anything to ensure that money keeps coming in with these popular shows. That usually means that some area gets affected. Usually it’s the story.

Gintama fans will watch this either way. No point in recommending this one since most anime fans already know about it.

Plot Summary: Twenty years ago, Edo-period Japan suffered a great cultural shock—the aliens called Amanto invaded the Earth, overpowered the nation’s government, and outlawed the carrying of swords by the once proud samurai. Moreover, the aliens took the people’s jobs and are currently running Japan as a sweatshop using the natives as laborers. In this strange new era are Gintoki Sakata, an eccentric samurai whose personal trademarks are his naturally permed silver hair, his love of anything sweet, and his addiction to Shonen Jump; Shinpachi Shimura, the teenaged heir of the Kakido-Ryu style; and Kagura, an incredibly strong alien girl from the powerful Yato clan. The trio are self-employed in an odd jobs shop called Yoruzuya Gin-chan, which offers to do almost anything for a price, from finding lost kittens to saving the world. Unfortunately, the jobs rarely go as planned, or pay enough to cover the pain and suffering the employees encounter—never mind their rent.

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Jul 10, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Mobile Suit Gundam-san

I am happy that this is only an anime short. Can you imagine watching this for twenty minutes in a row? My god… The human mind is way too fragile for that. I wonder how many die-hard Gundam fanatics were pissed off when they watched the first episode.

Mobile Suit Gundam-sanIt’s an anime short, which means that the artwork isn’t really even worth mentioning. There are exceptions from time to time, but this isn’t one of those times. I want to cry.

They say that it’s a funny Gundam parody. Is it? Is it really funny? Is it? Maybe I grew cold during these past few years, because I couldn’t even crack a single smile. This was really rough on my eyes.

Sorry, but I respect the Gundam series way too much than to recommend this to someone. This just isn’t worth my time, even if it’s only two minutes worth of visual poison. I would rather watch one of the many gay anime this season.

Plot Summary: There is no plot whatsoever.

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Jul 14, 2013

Posted by in Summer Anime 2013

Choujigen Game Neptune: The Animation

Did I really just see that? I’m confused. Is this show about busty girls transforming all over the place to fight monsters? Is it about a group of girls trying to get their countries sorted out without having to go to war or something? I don’t know.

Choujigen Game Neptune The Animation

The artwork isn’t the problem here. It looks pretty good; the characters look pretty cute, they all have decent-sized breasts to make most of the viewer’s happy, plus there are dozens of interesting transformations that you can see, how nice.

I lost track because of the story here. I have no idea what to expect from this or what they’re trying to accomplish. They dropped one or two hints, that I must admit, but it didn’t stop me from getting confused.

Comedy fans with an appetite for busty characters; enjoy. It’s really hard to recommend this show to other people because I have no idea what it’s about yet. It’s still too vague. Watch the first two episodes if you are thinking about giving this a chance.

Plot Summary: This is Gamindustri. Beings called the Goddesses rule the countries of this unreal world. The four Goddesses govern four states: Planeptune, Lastation, Lowee, and Leanbox. For many long years, these countries fought each other over the Shares, the source of the Goddess power.

However, fearful that the conflict would pointlessly erode their countries’ strength, the Goddesses signed a Friendship Treaty forbidding them from taking Shares by force.

Under the treaty, the Goddesses and their younger sisters took a step forward to a new stage in their relations. It was the dawn of a new, dynamic era marked occasionally by shared laughter, disputes as well cooperation.

What does the future hold in store for Gamindustri?

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Jul 8, 2013

Posted by in Summer Anime 2013

Genshiken Nidaime

Genshiken, quite possibly one the weirdest series when it comes to the slice of life genre. This season is filled with them, but at least this one is funny and shows a lot of promise. It’s something I could actually watch with a smile on my face.

Genshiken NidaimeThe artwork really matches the story. One can clearly tell that character expressions are very important when it comes to Genshiken Nidaime. Even I must honestly admit that I laughed a lot because of that.

I don’t think I need to tell anything about the story. There are very few people nowadays that don’t know about the Genshiken series. It’s all about manga, anime and how the characters in this show live with it.

It goes without saying that I recommend this show. I do advise you to get a bit caught up with earlier works, but I guess that’s option. This isn’t actually a continuation of anything, but it would be worth it to watch the earlier shows.

Plot Summary: Genshiken follows the lives of a group of college students drawn together by their shared hobbies, and the trials and adventures associated with being otaku. Genshiken Nidaime (“Second Generation”) is a continuation of the previous series, with chapter numbering starting at

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