Jul 11, 2015

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Aquarion Logos

Aquarion is back. I actually remember the very first Aquarion show from back in the day. Quite frankly, I don’t know why there are so many series of this. Aquarion Evol didn’t do so well. The ratings weren’t spectacular and neither were the sales. The ratings for Aquarion Logos aren’t really that good right now either.

Aquarion LogosI honestly don’t think it’s the artwork. The mechs all look pretty damn good, the characters look nice and the worlds all look pretty cool. I would gladly slap you if you said that this looks like a budget production.

The story is definitely the problem here. Aquarion Evol became rather weird, predictable and had quite a strange ending. Things get confusing really fast and a lot of times it contains too many nonsense scenes. I guess that puts people off…

I’ll admit that I had a hard time watching Aquarion Evol. I skipped through a lot of it to make it to the ending. That is why I’m not recommending this one. The Aquarion series have not done well over the years and I don’t see that changing with this one.

Plot Summary: Once upon a time, human voices had defined the true nature of all things, yet the invention of text changed the status quo, while creating a “Logos World” between the voice and the truth. Millennia have passed since then, advancements of civilizations have made the “Logos World” too big to control “texts.” A group of young people dedicate themselves to counter chaotic “texts” with “Creative Voice Power,” and among them, a boy named Akira Kaibuki living in Asagaya.

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Jul 10, 2015

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To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2

To Love-Ru Darkness is back, no surprise there. To Love-Ru exploded in popularity when it first aired because of the incredibly amount of perverted comedy. Anime fans all over the globe became hooked as soon as they saw the first episode, myself included.

To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2You’ll never hear me speak badly of the artwork. The artwork has always been one of the series’ strong points. The characters look great, their outfits always look great, their toys look great and the level of detail is definitely something you can be proud of.

Let’s face it; get a few girls, doesn’t matter from what country of planet, and have them fight over a single boy. A perverted harem story unfolds instantly.

I recommend this to everyone that has seen the previous season, at least. This isn’t just about fan service at all. You’ll laugh and cheer from start to finish.

Plot Summary: The Yūkis’ residence is now full of people: in addition to Rito and Mikan Yūki, Lala, her twin sisters Nana and Momo, and Golden Darkness. Momo, who also falls for Rito, actively tries to create a harem for him. Meanwhile, a mysterious red hair girl named Mea Kurosaki enters Sainan High School with a hidden agenda.

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Jul 8, 2015

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Gatchaman Crowds Insight

So Gatchaman Crowds is back again, hmm? Well, I’m fine with it. I always watched it when I had nothing else to watch. It’s not mind-blowingly good, but it’ll keep your entertained, which is more than enough for me at times.

Gatchaman Crowds InsightI always loved the artwork. The characters just look so interesting, you know? I think that’s pretty surprising seeing as it’s not really a big-time studio. It’s the same studio that helped with Casshern Sins. Mostly they just do cheap-looking kiddy stuff.

Anyway, the story never really wowed me. I like Hajime-chan for her personality. I think that’s a great character, but I wouldn’t watch the show just for her. The story can get pretty boring at times.

Just watch this if you like sci-fi stuff and if you’ve already seen the first season. You might as well. I’m sure you’ll be pretty amused.

Plot Summary: A year has passed since the “Tachikawa Incident” in summer 2015. CROWDS — the system that turns the mentality of humans into physical form that Berg Katze gave to Rui Ninomiya after extracting his NOTE — has spread among the public. Prime Minister Seitarō Sugayama backs the plan, but not everyone agrees with his policy, and a mysterious organization attacks Sugayama’s vehicle, marking the start of a series of new conflicts.

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Jul 6, 2015

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Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX

I’m not going to dance around it; I never really understood why this show got a second season. I certainly don’t understand why it has a third season. From what I read both the first and second season did pretty mediocre when it came to ratings and sales.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear GXI’m not going to completely destroy it. The artwork does look rather nice. The characters all look pretty good and the level of detail is alright. I would slap myself for being a liar if I said that it’s all bad.

In my case it’s the story that prevents me from watching. I honestly don’t like that singing nonsense in order to gain power. It’s ridiculous. I don’t want to watch a group of girls sing and fight cheap-looking enemies. Not my cup of tea.

I cannot recommend this. I just can’t. Both the previous seasons were rated “okay” and the sales were also “okay”. That’s just not good enough for me.

Plot Summary: After the frontier incident, everyone who knew the circumstances believed the Noise were gone and the pain they caused was at an end. But a new conflict approached unseen. In the Yokohama Harbor Oosan-bashi Pier, a new pattern is detected that is similar to the Noise. A combat group wielding mysterious technology stands in the way of Hibiki and the others. When she hears of this enemy of unprecedented strength, Tsubasa hurries back home from England. But the Symphogear users see no opening to counterattack are forced into a difficult fight. In this situation of extreme disparity, the battle for the song that will end the world begins.

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Jul 5, 2015

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Classroom Crisis

I believe this to be similar to Aoharu x Kikanjuu in the way that I might stop watching this after a few episodes. The first episode was alright. There were scenes that I really enjoyed watching, but I feel as though this will become really uninteresting.

Classroom CrisisThe artwork isn’t that bad. Their ‘tech’ looks nice even though the characters look rather dull and uninspiring. The level of detail isn’t really that bad either.

For me it’s the story that really bothers me. Something about it just doesn’t sit with me. I feel no urge to watch the next episode. The story made no impact whatsoever, not even when their so-called boss turned out to be their classmate.

This, too, will be something that you have to see for yourself. I honestly think it’s too seen to write this one off because of this uninteresting episode. I might follow it, I might not.

Plot Summary: Humanity has successfully colonized all the planets in the Solar System, with intentions to continue into new frontiers. Individuals live stable lives in these colonies, including young high school students living in 4th Tokyo on Mars. Two of these students are Iris Shirazaki and Mizuki Sera. Iris is finishing her last year of high school while studying to be a test pilot while her friend Mizuki also works as a mechanic on the aircraft. Her own brother, Kaito, oversees Mizuki and Iris as their homeroom teacher and program director.

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