Jan 16, 2016

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

I have been reading a lot about Ajin and I thought that it would air today so that I could write about it right away. I guess that’s not happening today. But hey, this makes up for it. Yet another anime about an RPG game world done right.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!The artwork really surprised me. I thought it was going to be a little bit childish at first. Imagine my surprise when I discovered how wrong I was. The characters look great and the level of detail is absolutely nothing to complain about.

This time it’s not about a guy that logs into a game and can’t log out anymore. It has an interesting story that makes you want to watch more. It is funny, adventurous and it has a lot of potential for a great romance story.

Recommending this show seems like a safe bet to me. I enjoy it very much and I have a feeling that it will only get better from here on out. Go ahead and give it a chance!

Plot Summary: Kazuma Satō is a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end, or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. She asks him if he’d like to go to another world but he can only bring one thing with him. Kazumi chooses to bring the goddess. With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins, but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king’s army has its eyes set on him.

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Jan 15, 2016

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Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm

What is going on? People sound so excited about this one and that continued even when the first episode finally arrived. I just finished watching it and I honestly think it’s mediocre at the very best. Surely it can’t be just me?

Ao no Kanata no Four RhythmI’ll be honest; the artwork looks good. There are a few things that could use some improvement, but the overall level of detail is pretty impressive. Even the characters look nice.

That being said; I do not really care for this story. It did not pique my interest at all and when the episode had finished I asked myself what the hell I just watched. Is it really all about flying shoes and how high schoolers use them?

I cannot recommend this. It could be the first episode that’s weak, but first impressions are very important where I come from. I’m simply not impressed.

Plot Summary: In a world where flying is as simple as riding a bicycle, there is a popular sport called “Flying Circus” (dogfight race). The protagonist who once hoped for a future in this sport suffered a setback due to an overwhelming defeat, and withdrew from the sport for this and some other reason. However, he met the transfer student Asuka Kurashina, and in teaching her to fly the skies, the old passion returned. He takes part in the Flying Circus again.

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Jan 15, 2016

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Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

‘Okay’ is really the only word that I can use to describe this show. It’s not extremely interesting and, although this is just my personal opinion, I think it looks like a slightly cheaper version of the Infinite Stratos: IS series.

Saijaku Muhai no BahamutThe artwork is alright. The characters look pretty cool and the mechs so far look pretty good too. Yes, there are quite a few things that I would’ve done differently, like making that thing with the swords a little less obvious, but oh well…

Story-wise it leaves a bit to be desired. It’s kind of predictable and it doesn’t really make you want to watch more of it.

If you loved the Infinite Stratos: IS series then you might want to check this one out. I for one will wait for the second episode to see whether or not I will continue following this show.

Plot Summary: Lux is a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier. Lux accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, sees the kingdom’s new princess Lisesharte naked, and incurs her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he’s known as the “undefeated weakest” Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.

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Jan 15, 2016

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Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2

I grossly underestimated this show back when the very first episode aired. I thought it was a cheap rip-off with a weird spin. I humbly admit that I was horribly wrong and that this is not at all like Disney’s story.

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2The artwork is very good. I know that Bones is working on it and those guys have an incredible pedigree. They are responsible for many top-quality anime over the years. It goes without saying that I have no complaints about the artwork.

I was mistaken about the story. This is completely different. It is filled with betrayed, love and action. I honestly cannot see this get any better than it already is.

I really do recommend this. It’s very amusing to watch and there’s hardly ever a dull moment. I have yet to come across an episode where I actually got bored.

Plot Summary: This is the continuation of the story about Shirayuki, a young independent and persistent girl with rare red hair who is under training as the palace herbalist, Zen Wistalia, second prince of the kingdom of Clarines, and the journey and struggles that they all go through in dealing with their new found love for each other and the unwanted attention that Shirayuki brings due to her hair.

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Jan 9, 2016

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Norn9: Norn+Nonet

Well I certainly won’t be watching this. My god… This is so plain that I had a hard time following it. It’s not even that interesting.

Norn9 Norn+NonetLet’s face it; it’s all about pretty boys and girls falling in love with them. Throw in a bit of supernatural crap and voila; you have this.

The story is just too weak for me. It didn’t pique my interest whatsoever. At one point I thought something cool was about to happen when I saw one of the characters use some kind of weird power, but no…

I cannot recommend this. It looks like this might be for girls or guys that have set the bar very low. My bar is pretty up there and I am pretty sure I still have a penis. So no for me.

Plot Summary: The era where great powers of the world have all ventured overseas. Revolution and liberalism spread all over the world. Right when souls and earth are ill, a glowing sphere appeared in the sky, and removed the borders of the world. Three girls and nine young men depart together with a flying ship.

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