Oct 6, 2015

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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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Oct 4, 2015

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Hacka Doll The Animation

Is it just me or are there a lot more anime shorts out this season? I don’t like the look of it. Mind you, I suppose this one could be called one of those “watchable” anime shorts that might not completely end up wasting your time.

Hacka Doll The AnimationThe artwork is bearable. Some scenes are pretty horrendous but overall it’s pretty doable.

I honestly don’t know what it’s about. Just a group of girls that mess around, I guess… Nothing really impressive.

I rarely recommend anime shorts to people. That’s why I won’t recommend this as I think it contributes very little. It’s definitely not a good way to spend your time.

Plot Summary: Hacka Doll app delivers a customized feed of news for each user. The user answers some simple questions when launching the app for the first time, and then the app will filter the news that caters to the user’s personal interests. With daily use, the app automatically analyzes and learns which news articles the user reads and recommends to further personalize the feed. The anime personifies the app’s customization engine as three “Hacka Dolls” — the personal entertainment AI and main navigator Hacka Doll #1, the anime expert Hacka Doll #2, and the knowledgeable otaku Hacka Doll #3.

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Oct 3, 2015

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Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor – Exodus 2

A lot of anime fanatics are nuts about this show. I honestly don’t see it. It’s amusing to watch alright, but it’s by no means one of the best shows out there. I pretty much prefer any of the Gundam series over this one any day of the week.

Soukyuu no Fafner Dead Aggressor - Exodus 2The artwork is alright. The level of detail is definitely there and I like a lot of the characters. They have that “old school” feel to them. I like that.

My problem with the series is the story. You get lost quite easily. A lot of scenes are vague and the outcome tends to be clear before it even happened.

I personally cannot recommend this. Only to mecha fans. I myself like to watch it only when there’s nothing else left to watch or do.

Plot Summary: 2150 A.D. The battle with the Festum, the silicon life-forms from distant outer space, had reached a new dimension. The North Polar Meir that was crushed during the First Azure Operation had dispersed its fragments all over the world. They all started activity on their own as independent Meirs. Most of the Meirs harbored hatred towards humanity and challenged a fight, however, a portion of the Festum chose coexistence with mankind. Amongst the crossfire, the Ryugujima island alone disappeared from the forefront of battle and continued its silence. The island had gained a means to converse with the Meir since their encounter with Misao Kurusu two years ago. The children of ALVISS had been searching for a way to understand the enemy as they prepared for battle. And now, once again, further evolution was about to befall the island. A girl that understands the language of the Festum, and a girl protected by a Festum. When the two meet, the doors to a new universe opens.

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Oct 3, 2015

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Heavy Object

They explained a lot about this show at the very beginning. They told us a whole story about what happened and what’s going on, so how can it still be so damn vague? I have no idea what to expect from Heavy Object at all.

Heavy ObjectI honestly don’t think it’s the artwork here. The mechs, from what I’ve seen thus far, look fairly interesting (not very innovative) and the characters have caught my attention. I also like the setting so far.

I simply have no idea what to expect from this story. It seems like nothing special right now. There are a lot of these mech stories. I wonder how this one will differ from the others.

The problem is that I have no idea to whom I could possibly recommend this as I still have no idea how I feel about it. I will be giving the second episode a chance because it looks alright, but I have no idea if it’s any good yet. You’ll have to give it a chance, I guess…

Plot Summary: “Objects” are powerful, massive weapons that change the course of warfare and are manned by Elite Object pilots. An odd Elite girl named Milinda meets Quenser, a student who aims to become a Object mechanic, with the soldier-in-training Heivia on a snowy battlefield.

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Sep 9, 2015

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One Punch Man

Oh my god. My mailbox was being spammed by messages from people saying that I should definitely check this out. Ever since the new anime chart was published it’s been nothing but hype. Even the manga seems to be booming.

One Punch ManThe sad thing is that I don’t understand why. The artwork is nothing special. The protagonist looks rather weird and those enemies he fights, except for the last ones, look pointless and stupid. You really have to like this sort of thing to be able to appreciate it.

The story doesn’t really sit well with me either. There’s no background information. That bald guy suddenly gained super powers after he defeated a weird-looking crab monster? Come on… I am not at all a fan of slapstick comedies where they try (and fail) to push out a serious action story.

I am simply not impressed by what I’ve seen so far. Not at all. I don’t think that I will be following this if the second episode is exactly like the first. I don’t see any reason why I should tell anyone any different.

Plot Summary: One-Punch Man is a super hero who has trained so hard that his hair has fallen out, and who can overcome any enemy with one punch. However, because he is so strong, he has become bored and frustrated with winning all his battles so easily.

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