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07
Jul
11

Anime Summer 2011 First Ep Impressions Part 2

Warning: I’m on drugs which will cause me to do some terribad ratings. 2 ratings are math related.

Kamisama Dolls

Like I said before, Kamisama Dolls is a bi-polar anime where there are rapid shifts between cute and violent. The main flaw about that shift is that the “cute” counterpart is pretty un-cute. We have Utao who happens to another generic little sister and who reunites with her big brother, Kyouhei. The big bro aka the real main character seems to have a dark past with the “seemingly” antagonist, Aki, who happens to be a total psychopath. These 3 characters come from a village with a dark secret that is the “controllable” and robot-looking Gods – The Kakashi. Kyouhei cutting his ties with his village had left his role as a Seki -One who controls these Kakashi- to his not-really-adorable little sister who is a n00b in terms of control skills.

I find Aki, a seki in rampage, to be interesting as he looks as if he’s the real bad guy, but I feel he’s more of a anti-hero or at least a victim as I do not think he fits the description of Pure Evil. It’s not like he killed anyone important yet. No one considers Scar from FMA to be a real antagonist. The village seems to be a greater hidden evil. “The shrine’s orders are absolute.” You can’t expect any good from that.

We do find a bit of yaoi hint with Aki’s obsession to Kyouhei. For some reasons, this summer is a female-bait season, but hey, as long they don’t make out, I’m fine.

Score: 8.e/10

I blame Chiaki Ishikawa for reminding me of The Mysterious Cities of Gold with her song (LOL). Great song though.

Natsume Yuujinchou San

The recipe for Natsume Yuujinchou remains the same and will still be the same. Natsume Yuujinchou is just a slow-paced and relaxing youkai slice-of-life anime. It doesn’t really require anyone to watch the previous seasons completely as the entire show is episodic. Natsume and Nyanko-sensei keep doing whatever they do best: Relax, meet some youkais and react accordingly…Help them or chase them out. The series offers some heart-warming moments with the interaction of Natsume and several youkai. P.S.: I’m starting to believe that Nyanko-sensei was Reiko’s pet in her days, since he just seems to know about her than anyone else which pretty much explains why he is still protecting Natsume even though the Book of Friends is getting weaker and weaker.

RIP Tea Cup Youkai. Your sacrifice will remembered…for about 2 days.

Score: 8.Pi/10

Yuru Yuri

What is Yuru Yuri? My main description of the show would be a half-decent show about 4 middle-school lezbos. We got about 3-4 lesbian jokes which get boring after a while. The only strength of the show seems to be the realistic age-height proportion (lol)…Middle Schoolgirls who look like Middle Schoolgirls. So far, the comedy has been hit-and-miss as there was some glimpse of gold, but we mainly get coal. Is the show worth watching? Yes, unconvincedly, if you just want to waste some FREE time, but we’ve all seen Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh before and Yuru Yuri is not as good as these shows.

Score: 5.lez/10

I really hate the opening song.

Ikoku Meiro No Croisée

Don’t you love a story about a cute little “japonaise” going to france as a “slave worker”? Ok, that was a bit of a bad joke about the “slave” thing, but you get the setting of the anime. Ikoku Meiro No Croisée focuses around cute little girl, Yune, going to France to work for a pre-adult, Claude, in his iron workshop. There might not be any slavery thing, but I can predict a romance building up which could chase away many viewers and gain the love of every pedophiles of this world. I’m still very concerned about that. However, I have I have to admit that the first episode was very well done in its beautiful animation and character design. In addition, we’re not likely to see any senseless fan service. I do find it hilarious that Claude sold Yune’s most prized possession, a kimono that is a memento from her mother which would create a bond between those 2. Who cares about family keepsake when you get to work? :p

Score: 7.loli/10

There’s nothing better than a chillax song.

Sacred Seven

The main character, Tandoji Arma, is a guy with super powers who wants to be left alone and who is feared by 99.9% of all the school students except obviously for one girl. Let’s all thanks Sunrise that she isn’t another big b00bs chicks. Funny enough, she doesn’t seem important (hahaha) even though she is. It’s just me not wanting to know characters name. However, we all know the chick will never get him as she is no match for the leader of a maid army, a Lolita chick who happens to be accompanied with a mecha-piloting butler and a talking backpack (lol). A silly army comes with an even more sillier leader. However, she’s another character who blindly puts her trust to a stranger like Tandoji, but I do agree with her philosophy buying anything for her goals, even an entire school…Heil the abuse of power.

Well, Go Go Power Rangers! I do enjoy being wrong about an anime after saying this is going to be an epic fail for sure. In contrast to Tiger & Bunny that seems to target a western demographic, Sacred Seven is somewhat a more appealing super hero anime for those wanting to escape from the western style without necessarily going away from going away from it. The anime doesn’t excel at originality but does bring back some good memories of super hero series such as Megaman, Casshern, Power rangers and Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad without being a total rip-off. The animation style and fighting scenes that try to make you think it’s epic really are strong points of this anime. Plus, there is an army of maids…what else could you ask more?

Score: 8.Sunrise/10

Awesome opening song.

29
Jun
11

PV: Natsume Yuujinchou Season 3

No doubt, this is the anime I’m most looking for this summer along with Usagi Drop and Kamisama Dolls. More Nyanko-sensei!!!

22
Jun
11

Kimi no Iru Machi Chapter 140: Haruto must die

Well, Seo Kouji built the perfect setting to end the series in a happy fashion, but nah, the drama must continue!! Eba is becoming that slut who needs Haruto’s dick. Haruto falls for the chick who abandoned him a long time ago. Hell, he dumped Asuka in this chapter. The series is either going to end in an immoral way with Eba and Haruto being together forever after or in the dude’s soul-search on whether Haruto truly loves Asuka or not which will result in him dumping Eba and going back to Asuka (thus showing that Haruto still has not learned his lesson). In the end, it’s just a rollercoaster that needs to be stopped!!

Haruto FAILS!!!!!!!!!!!

12
Jun
11

Review: Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? OVA: an ass themed episode

My love for Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? only grew as time goes by.

Warning: Protect your ass virginity!!

Following the announcement of the licensing of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? by funimation and of a new season coming up in the near future, we get more delicious stuff with an OVA episode!

HEHE

Summary of episode:
-Haruna makes a festival event
-Orito and Ayumu forms a pervy team during the festival and school events
-Seraphim’s cooking is still lethal
-Ayumu is no longer a virgin
-The harem count reached 6

Keyword of the episode: ASS

Watching the ova made me think that not seeing KWDK’s weirdness brings a hole in my soul. We may not get Ayumu cross-dressing as a Masou Shoujo, but the series just take the weirdness to a newer level by de-virginising his ass. It is things like Ayumu facial expression that reminds of Seto no Hayanome with Nagasumi losing his Firrsstooo Kissuuu to Masa-san :p However, I do feel disturbed that the dude just looked more girlier than when he puts on his masou shoujo suit (lol).

People would just mistake this for a Hentai picture shot

LOL Expression

0.o

Well, it’s pretty funny considering that we finally get to know who was the name of that normal girl who, without much surprise, was in love with Ayumu. Only after 12 episodes and one ova do we (or at the very least, I) learn that she is called Taeko Haramatsu. We get a confirmation that she likes the dude. Pretty obvious, but I couldn’t ignore the trollbility that she liked Orito (lol). I was pretty surprised how normal the reason why she likes him. Well, she is normal after all (lol). Congrats to Ayumu for increasing his harem to 5 chicks. Oh wait, it doesn’t end here, because Ayumu got a new member on his harem, Sarasvati. The reason for her falling in love with him is a silly yet hilarious one…looking at his ass! I wonder if it’s because Ayumu is no longer an ass virgin (lol). Seriously, I’m not sure how you fall in love after looking at someone’s ass. The ass factor has never been turn-on success for me. I kinda fear that Saras has a dick hidden in her hot panties. I’m pretty sure that there will be some doujin artists ready to draw some Futanari action. Honestly, Sarasvati will probably bring diversity as a truly perverted female unlike the other members of Ayumu’s harem. In addition, while we may not get a shy megane-shoujo into the harem, I think Haramatsu’s personality is pretty much similar to what I want already. I wonder if Kanami will also join the harem. Why not? Let’s have Ayumu get all the known chicks in the show…It’s almost done anyway. Orito is pretty much meant to stay alone and be jealous of Ayumu for eternity. It’s something to look forward in season 2.

She has b00bs :p

She got a nice view of Ayumu's butt

Damn Orito

Hmmm, on this special episode, the voice for Ayumu’s delusion of Yuu is pretty much disappointing. The point of those delusions is to make Yuu look more cuter than she already is. Whoever was playing delusion Yuu didn’t really have the voice of a cute little sister, but rather more of an adult young sister of an older dude which kinda kills the purpose. However, since we’ve already heard the real voice Yuu, do we really need a guest delusion voice for her character? I wouldn’t mind seeing the show stick with only one seiyu for Yuu and her delusion form.

Cute face, but the guest voice wasn't really KAWAII

There wasn’t any anime during spring 2011 that I felt had good fan service action. Rie Kugimiya, along with some clichés, kinda ruined Hidan no Aria for me which led me to drop the show after 5-6 few episodes. I lost interest in We, Without Wings after 2 episodes. So, I was pretty much disconnected from any kind of fan services. I really found enjoyable to see a few cosplays from the KWZDK characters. You really can’t go wrong with Sera wearing a ninja suit or a tight retro undercover spy suit. Considering, she’s a vampire ninja…the ninja suit was needed (lol). I mean…those vampire ninjas wear mage caps and maid costumes, but have never even put any kind of ninja clothing. It was about time.

Vampire Ninja ❤

LOL

I’m surprised how good of a duo Ayumu and Orito makes. Ayumu brings a very subtle loving perversion while Orito brings that pervy-sage style persona. One is somewhat lucky with chicks and the other just completely fails in his love life. This combo needs to be developed in the second season. Orito’s epic fail life would make the show much more refreshing whenever or if we start getting tired of Ayumu being a victim. Let’s pray to the pervert god statue.

ERO POWER!!

It was a very entertaining episode as usual. I give it a good 8.5/10. You can expect me to actively write about the second season of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? when it comes out in a forseeable future. Spring 2011 is just so hard for me to write anything (lol) because the season was just filled with 7 to 8-pointer shows (you can imagine that there wasn’t really a 9-pointer anime that truly stood out among others).

09
Jun
11

Happy to have more zombie fan service delusions

A second season of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? has officially been green-lit! While we unfortunately get more Ayumu cross-dressing into a masou shoujo, we still get more awesome fan service and extreme randomness. More of naked Haruna, more of Seraphim boobs shot and more of Yuu’s cuteness…but also MORE DELUSIONS!!!

14
May
11

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko episode 5

Warning: Aliens DO exist! My dog is a victim of Cattle Mutilation! Yes, it’s a lie since I do not have a dog. BTW, I’ve haven’t written episodic posts in a very long while because of school, so bear with me on that post. I’ve been re-watching Excel Saga, so I can guaranty I’ve lost some brain cells.

So, as the show progresses, one starts to see that Makoto is starting become less impressive for some reasons. What reasons? While he does want to have his youthful moments, it would seem that, like any regular main male character, the dude is just too passive! He’s probably playing it safe which is a bit disappointing. Thanks god that this show has other characters like Maekawa-san and Touwa Meme who make this show good.

It would seem that anything related to his aunt, Meme-san, actually decreases his seishun point. Yeah, after 5 episodes, it’s currently on -9. Considering that Meme looks pretty young for a 40-years-old woman, I would put scored the moments with her pretty positively.

That's a +1 point for me lol

LOL Moment: A women raping her own nephew

Don’t you love Meme’s failing attempts to get the love of Makoto? I find it funny and refreshing. Seriously, Erio is losing her steam. Her voice is soooooooo small!!!! She needs to speak up. Having descended back to reality…a little bit, Erio decides to go back to society. By going back to society, it doesn’t mean go back to school, but GET A JOB! She gets a new hair cut and obviously fails in her first job interview. Well, the main character from the Korean movie, Gangster Lover, was wrong. Begging on your knees DOESN’T get you a job (lol). Who the hell would even hire a futon girl? Let’s see she could always sell her body, but that would be ethically bad. She could have a cosplayer job, but Maekawa has this already. Well, she gets a job elsewhere on a shop of an acquaintance of hers who also believes in aliens…Totally perfect…More crazy people after another… I highly doubt Erio will ever become a normal girl ever again.

LONG LIVE COSPLAY!!…Espicially Meme’s.

WOOOOOO


Meme in an Erio Cosplay lol

The episode gets a 7.5/10 for the shining skinship of Erio and Meme!! I enjoyed the episode. My complaint is that nothing special has truly happened. For some reasons, many anime in this season had chances to become great but most played it safe. I’d like to see something outrageous.

18
Apr
11

Anime Spring Season Impression part 6 (final)

This is the last season first ep impression I’ll do. I’ll try to pick to 2 anime from the entire season for the usual episode reviews. Deadman Wonderland might end up being one of my choices.

Deadman Wonderland

In term of action anime, there is no doubt that this show is the best one you’ll find in this season. You might recognize the similarity of Deadman Wonderland to Eureka 7 as it is from the same manga artist. You have Ganta Higarashi, boy wrongly convicted for murdering his entire classmate, and Shiro, weirdo and childish girl who seems to know Ganta leading to another anime cliché that is the forgotten childhood friendship. A person in red clothes floating in the sky killed Ganta’s every classmates using his blood to destroy them. That person turns some of his blood into a gem and inserts it into Ganta’s chest leaving him alive. Reason why to like this anime: People actually die!! The story is pretty dark, going from the murder of an entire classroom to angry parents beating the shit out of Ganta to the usage of a prison as a zoo attraction. Interestingly, Ganta displays some supernatural powers of his own at the end of the episode. He ends unconsciously up using his own blood as a weapon. I would like to able to use that power (lol)­. I kinda laugh at the poor dude’s shitty situation where he’s being framed by Takami his own lawyer who happened to be the director of the prison. It’s funny how no one had any suspicions on that one. There’s a great deal of conspiration around Tamaki for sure. Considering the anime industry, lately, has had a ton of epic fails when it comes to adapting shounen manga series into anime, I would say that Deadman Wonderland is very well done. The animation is great even though I would like to see less censorship when the show is showing decapitated body parts (lol). As a reader of the manga, I can say this: It gets better! 9.5/10

PS: Try to find Tamaki’s childhood in the ending song. HAHAHA

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

A ghost of a deceased girl called Memma is hunting her friend who turned into a hikikomori after her death…ROFL! Jintan, the young hikikomori, seems to be unable, unlike his other friends, to move on in his life. So, Memma wants him to reunite their friends to help realize their wishes. It’s quite an amazingly sad story added with some comedy that involves awkward situations as no one but Jintan can see the girl. Jintan realises his wish is to apoligize to Memma. Memma can still touch things and people, so we know that it’s not imaginary from the poor hikikomori. It’s amazing how his dad doesn’t seem to try making him go out. Don’t expect refreshing characters out of this show. Memma has that amazingly annoying voice. There is this one girl, Anjou, who just fit the tsundere characteristic as she tries to help Jintan (she obviously likes him) but because she acts like a tsundere, Jintan takes her aid as a negatively thing since she’s unable to be “dere”. Awkward friendship…HAHA Awkwardness isn’t the type of comedy I find great but the writing is pretty solid enough to overlook that. It’s a nice charming and touching anime involving the re-built of life and friendship. If you need something to replace Kimi ni Todoke, it’s an anime for you. 8/10

Hyouge Mono

Here is another anime set in the sengoku era. Unlike Sengoku Otome, the show is not bad, but it’s not good. TOTALLY MEDIOCRE! How interesting can it really be to have a messenger of Oda Nobunaga and tea master as your main character. The whole comedy is focused on Furuda Sasuke’s obsession with rare artefacts and fashion mockery. I wanted to go to sleep as the jokes in this show is nearly unfunny. 5/10 but hey, the main character’s moustache gets a 8/10.

Ao no Exorcist

Ao no Exorcist is the story of Okimura Rin and his twin brother, Yukio. Rin, a problem child, lives in the church and tries to prove he can mature as he gets several jobs but fails to keep them all. As he starts seeing demons, Rin discovers that he is the son of Satan! That’s pretty much it for the episode (lol). The entire episode practically just covered half of the first chapter and I don’t expect the 2nd ep to go beyond the end of Chapter 1. I’m not sure if the anime going for 24 episodes. I’d like to point the fact that Yukio is poorly animated. He looks like fat-ass for a character considered to be an athletic guy. The animation is so-so. It’s a style that would fit a 90 min movie but not sure how it do for a tv series. I’ll give this episode a 7/10 because the lack of important content, but the manga would get an 8.5/10 just to tell you how good it could.




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