Oct 14, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Dance with Devils

Saw the first episode and I ma, as I honestly already expected, very disappointed. This is almost like Diabolik Lovers but with singing. You’d have to be a pretty fruity guy to actually like this sort of thing.

Dance with DevilsThe artwork is surprisingly weak. The characters don’t stand out and the level of detail is rather disappointing. You could put any of the characters in a line-up and you probably wouldn’t be able to pick them out of there.

Still, the artwork I could live with. It’s the story that just kills it for me. There’s singing, pretty-boy demons and a helpless heroine that’s now under their care. It’s filled with so many clichés that it’s making my head ache.

I cannot recommend this. This just seems to me like another hit and miss. They tried, I suppose that’s all that matters in the end.
Plot Summary: Ritsuka Tachibana is a female second-year high school student who attends Shiko Academy in Shiko Town. She enjoyed her school life while living with her mother Maria, but one day, that balance fell into ruin when she discovers several of her attractive, male classmate are demons.

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Oct 7, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

Here’s another one of those shows; a guy enrols in a school and at one point stumbles upon a girl at a rather unfortunate time. I’ve written one of these reviews already this season. It just goes to show how cliché this sort of thing has become.

Rakudai Kishi no CavalryThe artwork is alright. The weapons look pretty nice and the level of detail is nice as well. The characters may seem a little dull right now, but I like the way it looks.

I’m not really feeling the story though. It’s nothing special and it’s certainly nothing unique. The beta gets to spend time with the alpha and they will probably end up having feelings for one another. It’s been done to death.

If you like this sort of romantic fantasy story then by all means go ahead. I will give the second episode a try as well, but I will not say that this is something special. It’s just not.

Plot Summary: Magic Knights are modern magic-users who fight with weapons converted from their souls. Ikki Kurogane goes to a school for these Magic Knights, but he is the “Failed Knight” or “Worst One” who is failing because he has no magical skills. However, one day, he is challenged to a duel by Stella, a foreign princess and the “Number One” student. In this duel, “the loser must be obedient for life.”

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Oct 6, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

This doesn’t seem like anything new. The protagonist enrols in some school for characters with abilities and meets with a girl whose undergarments are exposed at the time. I cannot even begin to count the amount of shows that have started like that.

Gakusen Toshi AsteriskThe artwork looks good. Some might say that the characters look a bit dull and ‘standard’, sure, but I think the level of detail makes up for that. The weapons look nice and the uniforms don’t look like regular Japanese school uniforms. I like that.

It does look a bit promising. I personally enjoy watching ecchi anime because I’m a pervert at heart and I’m sure that there are a lot of others like me. I will be giving the second episode a good try to see where they’re going with this. I suggest you give it a try as well.

Plot Summary: Invertia was a meteor storm that caused an unprecedented disaster during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered. It allowed human technology to make rapid strides giving rise to a new species of super-powered humans, the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella). The Festas (Star Warrior Festivals) host battles between Genestella at a city of six academies called “Rikka,” also commonly known as “Asterisk.” Scholarship student Ayato Amagiri transferred into Seidōkan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, swearing he too will fight in this city.

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Sep 26, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! episode 24

… Well, this was a rather disappointing ending. It had a great start and a whole lot of wonderful episodes, but compared to those this ending just seems weak. There were some touching moments alright, but not enough to call it an amazing ending.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.51_[2015.09.25_23.16.57]They continued this jealousy nonsense right up until the end. That guy ended up winning that contest and he confessed to Rinko. Yeah, she chose Takeo as we all already expected, but after that it kind of stagnated. It was touching, but it took too long. The episode practically over by that point and we didn’t have much time for anything else.

We still know very little about Rinko and her situation. We actually know very little about a lot of things. We only know about Takeo is his best friend. That would’ve been fine if the show itself didn’t end like this. That’s why I find the ending rather disappointing. Either I just set the bar too damn high or the final episode really was weak.

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Sep 12, 2015

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Ore Monogatari!! episode 23

I can only be blunt right now so please let me be blunt. I do not care for this episode. Not one bit. I feel as though it contributes nothing to the story and that it would’ve been better if this episode didn’t even air in the first place.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.11_[2015.09.12_00.25.10]There’s really not a lot to say about this episode. Rinko simply gets a part-time job at a bakery, she meets new people, one of which has a crush on her, and that all just results in Takeo being insecure over nothing. That’s pretty much the whole episodes. What disappoints me is that I thought that we were already past this point. It feels as though we’ve taken a few steps back.

I also have to accept the obvious that the one episode I’ve been waiting for wont come. I will never get to see Takeo meet Rinko’s parents by the looks of it. I hate that. Still, it was a very pleasant journey overall and I am glad that I chose this show to write about. I just hope that they will give it a strong ending instead of one of those cliché kiss endings that we’ve already seen a few weeks ago. I just hope this whole jealousy thing won’t go on for too long next week.

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