Oct 29, 2014

Posted by in Grisaia no Kajitsu

Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 04

I suppose I should just come out and say it; I regret picking Grisaia no Kajitsu to write about. There is no storyline whatsoever. We are just following those strange students around, that’s it. I find it very hard to write about anime like that. I should’ve picked Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, which turned out to be good.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.28_[2014.10.28_23.40.00]It is safe to assume that each character is going to be put in the spotlight each week? Michiru got lucky this week. It was her turn. Those scenes where the characters thought that she was an alien because she occasionally bleaches her hair like an idiot were kind of strange. I laughed, that’s not the problem, but I still could not see the value of it.

The only thing worthy of attention is the serious possibility that Michiru might have a multiple personality disorder. Personality A is curious and more serious and ended up kissing Yuuji. Personality B is playful and energetic and couldn’t remember kissing Yuuji. I suppose I could call that interesting? We’ll just have to wait and see where they’re going with this.

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Oct 25, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 03

I think this episode basically just answered every single one of my questions. That is quite impressive. Normally I’d have to wait a few weeks before my questions get answered one by one. God bless Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.26_[2014.10.24_22.48.58]So Kaori, as I pretty much already expected, knew exactly whom Kousei was. It seems that he is too much of a celebrity to remain unknown for long. Not only does she know about him, she actually wants him to become her accompanist. That is beyond straightforward. I still remember her getting freaked out when she thought that he was making a picture of her panties, which, of course, was not the case. I can also clearly remember how she went nuts for Ryouta and asked Tsubaki to introduce them to one another. Now it’s all heading in a completely different direction.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.33_[2014.10.24_22.49.46]It surprised me even more when Tsubaki and Ryouta supported Kaori in her quest to drag Kousei behind a piano again. That I definitely like! If he is indeed a truly talented pianist that is destined to make great music, why not? Let them stalk him as much as they think is necessary if it were to help him play again. Go nuts!

Now then, let’s see if I can predict what is going to happen in the future. It is my guess that Kaori and Kousei really will fall for each other. It is also my guess that Ryouta and Tsubaki may become an item. I doubt that that Tsubaki’s flame will still burn strongly when she finds out that Kousei has a thing for Kaori. Rough times are ahead…

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Oct 22, 2014

Posted by in Grisaia no Kajitsu

Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 03

I was afraid this would happen. I am already starting to slowly lose interest in this show. We are three episodes in and I’m still wondering what it’s all about. What is the point of it? Is there a goal that we need to keep in mind? We’re just going in circles right now.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.25_[2014.10.21_23.06.05]What kind of start was this anyway? The protagonist thought that he had to defend himself once more from some insane character that tries to go after his life. Instead a girl just picks the lock on his door in order to fake masturbating on his bed because she knew he was watching. Just what kind of start is this? Is this going to be a regular thing?

Even I admit that it is really funny at times. And I like to laugh, too. But at least give me something to look forward to. Even “going with the flow” becomes quite boring after a while. This is a perfect example of that. Nothing new has happened since Yuuji transferred to that strange school. Nothing new whatsoever.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.00_[2014.10.21_23.06.50]I am just looking for a story here. I don’t care if girls are after him. I don’t care of some girls wish to be his girlfriend, sister or grandmother in order to get closer to him for some reason. All I want at this point is a clear picture of what I can expect from this otherwise pointless story. I thought that this anime, which was adapter from some erotic visual novel (obviously), was one of those rare exceptions, but I am starting to believe that I was wrong all along. Please, Grisaia no Kajitsu, prove that I wasn’t wrong about this show!

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Oct 19, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Girlfriend Kari

Incredible. This is so incredibly boring that I have no idea what I should say in this review. I think I didn’t even fully finish the first episode. I kind of just clicked it away near the end.

Girlfriend KariThe artwork is not really the problem. It is not at all good or anything like that, but it’s not so bad that I would go around flaming at everything about this show.

For me it’s the story that just makes me want to go to bed. It is boring. I have no idea what to think of it, I have no expectations and I have no interest in it whatsoever. You can clearly tell that this was adapter from some game; it has an incredibly weak story.

I already know that I am not going to watch this and I see no reason to recommend people to do otherwise. Just move on to something else.

Plot Summary: I have no clue. Some crappy slice of life show about a couple of girls and their every day school lives, I suppose.

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Oct 18, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 02

I knew from the moment I started watching Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso that I really wanted to write about this show. I almost gave in and read the manga, but I managed to hold on. I just really want to know how this is going to play out…

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.57_[2014.10.17_23.05.40]This masterpiece caught my attention right away. It isn’t one of those happy music-genre anime where things rarely go wrong. Oh no. This is filled to the brim with drama and the characters, from what I can tell, will have to face many more hurdles in order to succeed in the world of classical music. Nodame Cantabile had its fair share of drama as well, but I believe that this is going to be a little bit more hectic than that.

I mean, did you see Kaori play? She knows the pieces and she knows how to play them. She knows, but she wishes to play her own music instead. The pieces she could play during this episode were limited and they weren’t her own, so she decided to pick a piece and actually make it her own by playing it differently. Yes, it was beautiful, but she still did not win because that sort of thing isn’t allowed.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.56_[2014.10.17_23.05.57]Arima is somewhat the same, I think. He doesn’t play anymore since his obsessive mother passed away, but that is obviously about to change. He is getting eager to play once more and now that he seems to have a little crush on that violinist… Well… It is only a matter of time before they team up and make a name for themselves.

That being said, I wonder if Kaori knows who Arima is? She must have known… The majority of the people present there knew who he was as soon as he walked in. That is just one of the things that’s being going through my mind ever since I finished watching the second episode. Does she know? Is she after something after all? I really want to know…

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