Apr 16, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san

Now this is truly a damn shame. This is one of those rare anime shorts that I’m probably going to end up watching from start to finish. It really is a shame that it’s only three minutes per episode because I could definitely watch twenty minutes of this every week.

Inugami-san to Nekoyama-sanThe artwork is surprisingly good for an anime short. The characters look nice, their expressions are hilarious and you could very well say that it’s too detailed for an anime short. I have no complaints about the artwork whatsoever.

It’s really the story that’s the problem. There basically is none. You get three short minutes of fun every week, that’s it. There’s just not enough time for a decent story, so I guess we’ll just have to enjoy the thirty-six minutes this season.

Do I recommend it? I might as well. It’s three minutes of laughter, why not? You could watch it during commercials or if you are waiting for something or someone… I definitely wouldn’t call this a waste of time. Not this time.

Plot Summary: Suzu Nekoyama is a timid, shy tsundere girl who loves dogs; her classmate Yachiyo Inugami is a super masochistic, air-headed, friendly girl who loves cats. One day, after a fateful meeting, the two find themselves attracted to each other. In response to Inugami’s instinctive approaches, Nekoyama is always bashful. Their friend Aki has to work hard to make jabs at some of the situations of the two, and also to stop Inugami from going berserk.

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Apr 15, 2014

Posted by in One Week Friends

One Week Friends episode 02

Man, I just have to. I am completely hooked on One Week Friends since the moment I saw the first episode. The entire concept is interesting and the characters are just superb. There is just no way that I wouldn’t write about this.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.16_[2014.04.14_23.43.08]You just got to root for Yuuki. The guy probably follows a certain guide, probably; “life will knock you down more times than you can possibly imagine. Don’t knock yourself down” – Adam Braverman. That being said, he swallows whatever pride he has left and still approaches her with the intention of becoming her friend once and for all. She keeps forgetting about him at the end of the week and he just has to start over again.  He’s right, you know? It takes courage to walk up to some unknown person and start a conversation that might or might not lead to friendship (or more). It really does.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.49_[2014.04.14_23.43.46]I thought that part about the diary brilliant. Simple and obvious, but brilliant. I liked it because it turned out that he did it more for himself than for Kaori. I thought it was quite ingenious. Kaori may not remember it at the end of the week, but at least she can read about what kind of friend Yuuki was to her. That should help.

Now, will Kaori ever recover? Maybe. If she does then it’ll be at the end. Her losing memory every week is pretty much the biggest charm that One Week Friends has to offer. In fact, the entire story revolves around Kaori and her memory. Still, do I want to see her recover in the end? I most certainly do. Everyone deserves to be happy.

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Apr 14, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 02

No hesitation. Not a single second. I knew that I would want to write about this as soon as I finished watching the first episode. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is definitely one of the best shows this season so far. Definitely.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.06_[2014.04.13_23.25.44]I’m kind of puzzled by Tatsuya, still. What is up with that guy? I just can’t figure him out. I have a rough idea what he can do right now and I am slowly staring to understand why he does what he does, but what is going on with that character? There’s just no way for me to predict what he will do next. What is going on in his mind? Does he see all of those characters as enemies? As complications? I just don’t know what his next move will be or how strong he actually is. That character is just one big question mark that keeps on getting bigger. It’s probably why I’m so interested in this show.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.08_[2014.04.13_23.25.57]Tatsuya became a part of the student council, which doesn’t sound like a big deal at first, but he’s the first “weed” to have become it. I didn’t know if I should’ve laughed or just sit here with a surprised look on my face when he beat that guy in about a second. I truly am a sucker for overpowered main characters, even if they’re rather strange.

Like I said; I have no idea what to expect. It was a good episode and I learned quite a bit about the characters and their school. In my mind it’s about to become this competition between “weeds” and “blooms” to see which is better. I honestly wouldn’t mind that, especially if Tatsuya became the leader of the “weeds”. We’ll just have to wait and see…

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Apr 13, 2014

Posted by in Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou episode 02

I would feel very ashamed if I didn’t write about this one. It’s incredibly entertaining! The total number of episodes isn’t known yet, so I’m kind of hoping for at least twenty-four of them. I’m sure it’s good enough for a long run.

[Commie] Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou - 02 [964C1431].mkv_snapshot_05.26_[2014.04.12_23.42.14]So granny decided to leave the building, huh? Why not? Just leave a couple of teenagers alone in the house. I mean, nothing could go wrong, right? Just that they all went crazy and started playing with bubbles. Yeah, bubbles. I never knew that watching something so pointlessly childish could be so entertaining. It got even better when Ritsu joined in. I cannot help but keep my eyes on that character. She’s adorable and her stubbornness is too cute to describe. I almost feel like becoming one of those die-hard nerds that actually fall in love with 2D characters. That’s not good…

[Commie] Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou - 02 [964C1431].mkv_snapshot_18.16_[2014.04.12_23.42.32]The best part, for me at least, happened when Kazunari came walking in with those panties. I really don’t like the idea that those actually belonged to the old granny. The image of her wearing that still haunts my mind. I think I’d rather have that perverted masochist wear them, and that actually says a lot coming from me.

Now, a new character joined and I have no idea how this is going to turn out. She seems like the type of person that’s actually quite shallow and two-faced. I don’t like it. She acts too cute and certainly didn’t seem to look it when Kazunari was getting on quite well with Mayumi. I think she’s going to be quite a pain the ass.

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Apr 11, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Love Live! School Idol Project 2

So it did get a second season after all… I don’t know what so say about that. I didn’t really know what to say about the first season and I honestly don’t know what to say about the second season. Love Live! simply never piqued my interest.

Love Live! School Idol Project 2The artwork isn’t all that bad. It’s quite obvious that they focussed quite a lot on the characters and quite a bit on the details, too. The artwork is truly the greatest thing about this whole show.

Unfortunately, the story never really interested me. It’s too girly and too uneventful. That’s why I dropped it pretty early on. I think I didn’t even finish the third episode of season one before I decided to drop it.

Do I recommend it? I personally cannot. I honestly don’t like it. Music-genre fans probably might and the people that saw the first season will probably watch this no matter what anyone says. It’s just a matter of personal taste.

Plot Summary: The girls of μ’s are back! The school is now safe from closing. A second Love Live! contest is happening. This is the last time all nine girls can try to win together.

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