Oct 21, 2014

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Mushishi Zoku Shou 2

Hell yeah! I am so glad that there’s yet another season. I find the Mushishi series strangely relaxing. I fire up an episode and watch how Ginko travels that world of his in search of strange phenomena. Very relaxing indeed.

Mushishi Zoku Shou 2The artwork is still as great as ever. It looks so good and it’s incredibly detailed. The style itself is brilliant and I am pretty sure that anyone in his/her right mind wouldn’t change a thing about it. It’s too damn good to change.

I don’t think I need to say anything about the story either. There are very few people out there that don’t know about the Mushishi series. It has become quit famous over the past few years.

I do recommend this. Watch the previous series if you haven’t already. I promise you that its time well spent.

Plot Summary: Mushi; the life-blood of nature. They exist everywhere in various forms: micro-organisms, fungi, bodies of water. Sometimes, they’re even mistaken to be plants, animals, or spirits. But regardless of their appearance, they exist, nonetheless, living the only way they know how. At times, their actions can cause strange or unexplainable phenomena. Enter Ginko, the Mushishi (mushi master), as he continues encountering, studying, and dealing with the mysterious mushi along his journey into the unknown.

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Oct 20, 2014

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Bonjour: Koiaji Patisserie

This is not at all bad for an anime short. It’s too bad that it’s too damn girly for me, otherwise I definitely would’ve watched it.

Bonjour Koiaji PatisserieThe artwork looks surprisingly good for an anime short. I dare say that it looks too good for anime short.

The story is obviously created for female audiences. It is by no means a great story, but if it weren’t so obnoxiously girly I definitely would’ve given this a chance.

Go for it, ladies. It may be an amusing way to spend five minutes a week.

Plot Summary: The original story follows Sayuri Haruno, a girl who attends an elite confectionery school Fleurir on a scholarship to follow her dream to open a pastry shop. There she meets several charming young men.

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Oct 19, 2014

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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 8, 2014

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Sora no Method

I started watching this with an open mind because I knew that this was pretty out there, you know? In the end I just ended up getting confused by the story. I ask you, reader, what the point of this show is? I am lost here…

Sora no MethodI don’t think the artwork is at fault here. It looks good, the characters look really nice and cute, and that ‘thing’ in the sky looks pretty badass (and strange). So no major complaints about the artwork from me.

The story is what I have a problem with. I have no idea what to think of it. Is that Noel character a ghost? Did she stop aging at one point or is she just naturally small and cute? What’s up with the sky? There are just so many thing about this pilot that raised questions… It’s insane.

When recommending this I have to consider the fact that the start was very weird. I think first impressions are extremely important and the impression I got from the first episode is that it’s probably going to be one of those aimless shows about teenagers’ lives in a fantasy world. Does that sound like something you might enjoy? Go for it.

Plot Summary: The story begins one winter day when the wish of a few girls was realized with a miracle, changing the landscape of a town. “In the skies above this town, a disc is always there.”

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Oct 4, 2014

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Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken

This is unreal. An anime short that I am going to watch from start to finish. I already know I am. There’s no doubt in my mind that, even though it’s only a couple of minutes per episode, I find this rather worthwhile to watch.

Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai KenThe artwork is pretty darn good for an anime short, which kind of lured me in to begin with. That wife dyed her hair, which was no improvement at all, and that guy is just out of this world. It’s a perfect combination.

The strange thing about the story is that I wouldn’t mind watching twenty minutes of this every week. The story, whatever traces of a story there are, seems pretty interesting. A woman having to put up with an Otaku husband whom works from behind his PC… Interesting!

I recommend this. It’s only a couple of minutes every week, which I think would be well-spent on this show. It’s hilariously interesting.

Plot Summary: Kaoru is a serious office lady who’s passionate about her job. Her husband Hajime, on the other hand, is a hard-core otaku who lives a nearly shut-in lifestyle. Kaoru worries about her husband, but they get along better than you’d think.

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