Aug 10, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Sengoku Basara: Judge End

Another Sengoku Basara anime. What a surprise. These shows are a huge hit in Japan. They just cannot get enough of it. Unfortunately, I do not share that enthusiasm. I do like the Destiny Warriors games, which I think is very similar to this.

Sengoku Basara Judge EndI don’t think I can complain about the artwork. It’s pretty detailed. A lot of unique characters, weapons, skills and sceneries. No complaints there.

I just can’t appreciate the Sengoku Basara series because I find the story rather uninteresting. The artwork I like, but I won’t watch something when I don’t like the storyline. A good story is very important to me when it comes to action and historical anime.

Do I recommend this? Yes, but only to those that have seen any of the other Sengoku Basara series. I honestly think that the story needs some more work and cannot recommend these series to newbies that like a good story.

Plot Summary: It will be based on the events that unfold in Sengoku BASARA 3 and will also depict the Battle of Sekigahara.

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Jul 18, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Tokyo ESP

The author behind this creation is also responsible for Ga-Rei: zero. It seems he is quite successful in getting anime adaptions for his manga. Even I have to admit that this proved to be quite the amusing first episode.

Tokyo ESPThe artwork is good. Very detailed. They worked quite a bit on the characters and the details are simply great. I can definitely see myself watching this every week if everything looks this good.

I also quite like the story. Usually it’s the “normal humans” that are in control of the world and have more than enough power to supress espers. The roles have turned in Tokyo ESP. The espers have gained control and are raising hell in Japan. I will be looking forward to seeing the rest.

I do recommend this. Action fans and super power fans will be ecstatic. I am ecstatic. I think most anime fans would enjoy this sort of thing, so why not give the first episode a try?

Plot Summary: The science fantasy story Tokyo ESP begins with Rinka, an extremely poor high school girl who lives with just her father in modern Tokyo. One day, she is going home from school when she chases a “flying penguin” to the top of New Tokyo Tower—only to have “fish swimming in the air” suddenly appear before her. One of the fish goes through Rinka and gives her extraordinary powers beyond those of normal humans, particularly the ability to slip through solid objects.

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Jul 16, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Persona 4 The Golden Animation

Another anime adaption from a well-known game in Japan. I won’t fall for it this time. I probably won’t even bother watching this stuff. My problem with the Persona series is that they always start off strong (although pretty much the same). They start good but become rather dull and uninteresting after a couple of episodes.

Persona 4 The Golden AnimationNo much I can say about the artwork. It’s the same old style. They focus a lot on the characters and details. That is why I can say that this is clearly not a budget production.

The story is a problem for me. It usually starts off like any other Persona anime and becomes, just like any other Persona anime, rather dull and uninteresting because the pattern never changes. That is why I usually stop watching after the fourth or fifth episode.

I will play it safe and recommend this only to Persona fans. I cannot see myself watching more than three or four episodes of this before I’m tired of it. It’s the same old thing under a different name and wearing a different jacket.

Plot Summary: In the spring when the cherry blossom petals fall, Yū Narukami moves to Yaso Inaba to live with his uncle and cousin due to his family’s circumstances. He transfers to Yasogami High School, where his event-filled school life begins. However, when serial murders begin occurring in the peaceful town, Yū is awakened to the power of his heart turned to physical form: A Persona. Within these new mysteries is Marie, a resident of the alternate world, the Velvet Room, who has no memories of her past. Together with his friends, Yū must solve all the riddles set in front of him and save Yaso Inaba from further violence.

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Jul 11, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Re: Hamatora

Another Hamatora season? I read somewhere that the first season sold quite terribly in Japan. Maybe the manga sales went up or something? The money has to come from somewhere… I for one wouldn’t have invested it.

Re HamatoraThe artwork is pretty good. I like the characters and I like how detailed it all is. Really, the artwork is not the issue here.

I think the story is lacking. It’s by no means very original and I dropped the first season after a couple of episodes. I just wasn’t interested. I usually like anime with super powers and such, but I got bored really quickly.

I can only recommend this to those that have seen the entire first season. I for one think that the comedy kind of ruins an otherwise promising story.

Plot Summary: The highly anticipated sequel is here. Wrapped in shock and mystery, the story continues!

It has been three months since the incident at Yokohama. Things have been settling down at Cafe Nowhere. Murasaki and Hajime have teamed up and started investigating again. After an unforeseen reunion, Art holds Nice at gunpoint. What are his real intentions? What will become of the connection between Art and Hamatora?

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Jan 19, 2014

Posted by in Winter Anime 2014

Maken-Ki! Two

Here we go again! Let the big breasts bounce, the curvy asses shake and the supernatural powers destroy everything… Maken-Ki is back! I’m afraid I won’t be writing about the second season. I found it very hard to muster a few decent lines during the first episode. The episodes contained too much fan service for me to write up proper reviews without coming across as some kind of demonic pervert.

Maken-Ki! TwoThe artwork is still as amazing as ever. The characters still look great, sexy and too erotic to be on regular television, the details are as nice as ever and the action is still as fluid as I can remember. Good times are definitely coming.

Story is interesting. I always thought that it was and I never stopped thinking that. That being said, I believe that is too much fan service for me to take the story serious. It’s got a nice foundation but I wouldn’t really call it amazing.

All the ecchi fans will lover this. People that enjoy watching characters with super powers might, too. I couldn’t possibly recommend it to other people. It’s just too much fan service and not much else.

Plot Summary: Takeru Ohyama, a young normal yet perverted minded guy, got accepted and now goes to a school that, unknown to him, was where combat and magic is used. On the first day, he meets again after three years: Haruko Amaya, his childhood friend, Inaho Kushiya, a girl who says she’s his fiance, and Kodama Himegami, a blonde who wants to kill him. Finding out that there are many girls there that just don’t like him, he is told that everyone there uses a special magic ability while using an item or weapon called a Maken. Later, he finds that no Maken is acceptable for him and doesn’t know what to do, since in this school the students get into duels that showcase their magic and combat power, of which he seemingly has none.

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