Jan 14, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Nijiiro Days

It’s technically not an anime-short since it’s at least ten minutes per episode, but that does not change the fact that I’m kind of writing this against my will.

Nijiiro DaysThe artwork is so-so and that’s me being quite generous. I am not a big fan of pretty-boy anime because those characters usually end up looking gay or so random that you couldn’t even tell them apart in a ten-character line-up.

The story just doesn’t do anything for me. It’s so boring and pointless. I’m not a huge fan of slice of life stuff to begin with.

I don’t see myself watching this next week and I don’t see why I should tell people to do otherwise. It’s just not interesting.

Plot Summary: Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi are high school students and close friends: The four boys have no club activities, and they hurry through their studies so they can spend their days having fun. Their main topic of interest: love. Natsuki has an unrequited crush on Anna, a girl from another class, and his friends keep meddling in their relationship.

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Jan 7, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Haruchika

This was a lot less interesting than I thought it would be. It had no impact whatsoever. I feel no desire to continue watching nor would I ever expect this to get any better. First impressions are very important and Haruchika filed big-time on that front.

HaruchikaThe artwork is alright. I definitely like the heroine and the level of detail. I really wouldn’t say that the artwork is dissatisfying because it’s actually nice to watch.

The problem, for me, is the story. It had no impact. I don’t even know what the point of it is. It wasn’t very interesting and it really wasn’t that funny to be honest.

I have serious doubts about this one. It could turn out to be quite an interesting and romantic show, but I very much doubt that. It’s nice if you have nothing else to watch, but I definitely won’t be writing about this one.

Plot Summary: Haruta and Chika are members of their high school wind instrument club that is on the verge of being shut down. The two are childhood friends, and they spend their days practicing hard while also trying to recruit new members. When a certain incident happens within their school, they work together to solve it.

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Oct 17, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??

I am not surprised by this at all. I knew from the very beginning that this was going to get a second season at the very least. I mean, this show really took off. They basically hit a homerun because all the elements are just right.

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka 2First we have this pleasant line-up of adorable characters. Then we have very detailed artwork and pretty darn good music. They basically did this right.

And the story? Yeah, you have a bunch of adorable loli’s and a weird rabbit, whom may or may not be Chino’s grandfather somehow, and that’ll keep you watching. You always end up wanting just a little bit more.

I think it is fun to watch. It’s hard to write about since I’m no good when it comes to your average slice of life shows, but I am definitely going to watch this.

Plot Summary: High school freshman Cocoa Hoto got lost and bumped into a coffee shop called “Rabbit House” while looking for a boarding house for the upcoming semester of her new school. Luckily, Rabbit House is the boarding house she’s looking for, and to return the favor Cocoa starts working at the coffee shop alongside quiet and cool Chino, strong and athletic Rize, plus Chiya and Syaro from Japanese-styled coffee shop Amausaan, as well as the shop mascot rabbit Tippy, who sometimes doesn’t quite act like a rabbit….

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Oct 12, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

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 11, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Peeping Life TV

I absolutely hate that we have so many anime shorts this season. It’s ridiculous. Only one or two out of ten is actually watchable and the rest is nothing more than a complete waste of time and money. But this time they actually turned an anime short into a regular show, which is absolutely the worst.

Peeping Life TVThis is one of those non-watchable shows. I mean, the artwork is just so annoying and so bad that I couldn’t even finish the first episode. After fifteen minutes I just called it a day.

The story isn’t any better. It’s basically a story (is it?) about bashing other stories. Nobody is safe. Black Jack, characters from beloved children’s stories and even characters from American cartoons (or so I’ve been told) get used in order to desperate try to make you laugh.

I won’t watch this. It’s dreadful and not even that funny. Hell, I can count the amount of times I cracked a little smile during the first episode on one hand. I absolutely do not recommend this.

Plot Summary: Heroes from worlds of Tezuka Production and Tatsunoko Production “evolved” for their TV appearance.

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