Oct 12, 2015

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Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!

This is a typical example of how messed up the Japanese are. They make something with girls as the target audience, only to find out later that the majority of fans are male. Can you really be surprised by that?

Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!Look at the artwork; it’s about a group of girls and their roundabout school lives. They will play, mess around and do all sorts of ‘cute’ and girly stuff and it’s that sort of thing that attracts girls, but also a whole lot of guys.

As I’ve stated in many of my reviews; I don’t particularly like slice of life anime. It’d have to be pretty darn good for me to be excited about it. This simply isn’t one of them. I find that the story becomes dull sometimes.

I understand the first season. I can even understand the second season and some of the specials, but I did not expect a third after it turned out that the second season did not do as well as they had hoped.  If you know the Yuru Yuri series then go for it.

Plot Summary: The middle school days of Akari and co. resume normally as they enjoy their fun times together again.

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Oct 10, 2015

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High School Star Musical

If anime could kill then this could’ve been lethal stuff. My god… It took every ounce of willpower to see it through to the end. At one point I started becoming afraid of the idea that one character might just end up violating the other all of a sudden.

High School Star MusicalThe artwork is just… wow. I know that FUNimation has worked on some pretty bad anime, but this? It’s almost like Chaos Dragen or Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai all over again. If you want to improve this show then give the student some instruments that turn into weapons and set up a battle royal.

I am simply not a huge music fan. Very few shows about music I liked. Those that I liked were more about characters playing certain instruments. Watching a bunch of boys sing every week just isn’t my thing.

I just cannot recommend it. It doesn’t look interesting at all. The artwork needs a lot of work and the story simply doesn’t speak to me. Not one bit.

Plot Summary: Yuuta Hoshiya enters Ayana Academy, a school focusing on show business activities, specifically music. The academy has a group of the three students with the highest grades in the musical department, and they are known as the Kao Kai (Cherry Blossom Flower Association). This organization stands at the top of the pecking order within the academy. The shortcut to entering the musical department is to enter the Star Frame class, which is directly taught by the members, and to be recognized by them. Unfortunately, due to their own problems, students Tōru, Kaito, Shō, Shū, and Yūta are all struggling to even remain candidates for the musical department. By a stroke of luck, however, the five are spotted by Kao Kai member Ōtori, and they pique his interest.

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Oct 8, 2015

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Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou

I can only describe this as a big slap in the face to all Attack on Titan fans. Attack on Titan was a stroke of pure genius. A brand new author decided to become a mangaka and struck gold with his first serialization if I am to believe the stories. But this… This is just bad.

Shingeki! Kyojin ChuugakkouI’m not even going to take the artwork seriously. They are just trying to profit as much as they can off of Attack on Titan. It was an international success and I’m sure the second season, which will air sometime next year, will be too, but to make something like this in order to squeeze out more profits… No.

I honestly don’t care about the story. It’s a cheap parody that’s not even written by the original authors or any of the authors that have worked on these series. I read the name somewhere and I’m pretty sure that he/she is a total unknown.

I simply do not have high hopes for this. I won’t even recommend it because I think it might smudge the view I currently have of Attack on Titan, which is something I want to avoid. They did it with shows like Naruto as well and I’m sure that this, much like that Naruto parody, will fail just as hard in the end.

Plot Summary: The parody re-imagines Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and other characters from the original manga as students and teachers at Titan Junior High School.

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Oct 7, 2015

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Haikyuu!! 2

I am not a big volleyball fan. That is why I dropped the first season half-way. There’s just not enough excitement in it. Volleyball, to me, is not even a sport. It’s something you do on the beach with girls to see their breasts bounce. Cheap thrills… That’s what it’s all about.

Haikyuu!! 2That being said, even I could not deny that the artwork’s definitely the real deal. The level of detail is good and the characters all look great. They really spared no expense. It looks terrific.

A lot of anime fans love this. I myself don’t because it’s about volleyball, but that’s my own personal opinion. I know for a fact that the story is pretty good even though it tends to get a little predictable sometimes.

I think I can safely recommend this one. So what if I don’t like volleyball? The artwork is great and the story isn’t bad either. Why wouldn’t I recommend it? People that are quite fond of the sports-genre will love this.

Plot Summary: After losing against Aoba Jousai, the whole Karasuno team feels at a loss. Especially Kageyama and Hinata, who seem to be the most devastated about the defeat. However, the team soon cheers up when a chance for them to go to Tokyo appears. During their training camp there, Karasuno will meet new formidable opponents.

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Oct 7, 2015

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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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