|Spring Anime Season|
Posted by Miya on April 4, 2013
One anime season ends and another begins. I hope this one is better, and that the anime are more evenly spread throughout the week. I’ll update this the first couple episodes of every new anime I watch. ANN hasn’t started their guide yet, so I’m just going to jump right in without them.
RDG: Red Data Girl – Hayami Saori sounds like Noto Mamiko. Fukuyama Jun has a son now, and is evil. I hated the first episode. I’m not a fan of “duty” and “servant” bullshit, especially when the person it’s centered around is a weak, annoying girl. Miyuki has every right to be angry. But he’ll probably end up falling in love with her, because that’s what always happens. Since I don’t like this anime, I’m going to go ahead and watch the next two eps now, instead of waiting for the television airing.
The one with the basketball talks too loud. The second episode was slightly better, but I don’t like it any more than before. We can add “vessel” to the list of bullshit things.
The most interesting thing about RDG is the argument on MAL as to whether it should be classified as an ONA or TV series. The loud girl finally put down that basketball! At least this idiot girl is good at something. Evil!JunJun wasn’t in this one, thankfully.
Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge – The story sounds incredibly stupid, but I’ll give it a try anyway. It can’t be any worse than RDG. If he likes to cut hair so much why doesn’t he cut his own? We’re supposed to think she’s cute, but there are a lot cuter anime girls. “My name is Haimura Kiri, and I’m a hair pervert.” It’s just as stupid as it sounds.
The second episode was much better.
Devil Survivor 2 The Animation – Thought this was a sequel at first. His is taking the longest to download, that means it’s the most powerful and bad ass. I knew that was going to be Sawashiro Miyuki. Sakurai Takahiro is playing a weirdo again. Is that Suwabe Junichi using his good voice? Oh, yes it is. I like the ED. This is the best of the season so far.
That one guy in the OP/ED looks like Hitsugaya from Bleach. Devil Survivor 2 end theme, Be by Song Riders, comes out May 22. Samon’s seiyuu! Looks like Hitsugaya’s doppelganger will be in the next episode.
Hataraku Maou-sama! – The intro was a little long, and their language is annoying. Maou-sama has really adjusted to living as a human. This has just bumped Devil Survivor 2 out of first place.
Best anime of the season. Too bad it doesn’t have much competition for that title.
Karneval – That guys hair is annoying. It looks like ears. Why are the tips of his hair ears purple. She’s wearing curtain tassels in her hair. Well that’s disgusting. Her transformation, not the tassels. OnoD! It would be nice if Nakamura Yuichi used his good voice in this anime, but he so rarely does. Suwabe Junichi! Bishies. Bishies as far as the eye can see! First ep of Karneval wasn’t very good. Not as bad as RDG, and at least most of the guys are pretty.
The second ep had some funny moments, but Nai is such a stupid character.
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. – This title has a period on the end of it, and it’s not even a sequel. Kon is back. Girl, you are not that cute. The reason no one likes you is because of your horrible personality. Knee the dbag, orange girl. She’s not cool, she’s just a bitch. So she has a horrible heart to match her horrible personality. That’s not a good thing, orange. Maybe she’s more salmon than orange? So, obviously I don’t like the black haired one very much. The orange one reminds me of Natsume, so she’s okay, but she needs to tone it down a bit. The fact my audio kept screwing up throughout the episode didn’t help my enjoyment of it. I’m not sure if it’s my laptop, or the headphones. I pray it’s just the headphones, because I don’t know what I’d do if my comps speakers stopped working. But I break my headphones every few months, and I’ve never had it sound like this before. I’m worried. :/
No problems since I changed my earbuds. I know the Natsume alike is wearing a necklace (right?!), but it looks like bondage. Have I seen one too many hentai? The second episode was actually much better.
The Flowers of Evil – I’ve been hearing about this one for a while on ANN. Wow. The character designs are hideous. The movement of the character is so natural and realistic, which MAL reviews tell me is because it is rotoscoped. The anime is being slaughtered on MAL, BTW. It doesn’t even have an animated opening. Did this anime have no money at all, or is it just trying to be weird? That was pretty good, Saeki! I hate GG’s localized shit. Someone else better sub this, because I don’t want to rely on them. I’ll be kinder to this anime than MAL. Right now the ugly art is the only thing interesting about this anime. The end theme would be better as an instrumental, the song gets annoying after a while.
It’s good you feel bad about what you did, but please stop yelling. He sure can run.
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. – Oreimo is back, bitchy Kirino is back, cute Kuroneko is back. I don’t understand why guys like Kirino. Is this like a “girls like bad boys” thing? Guys like bitchy girls. Oreimo can be hard on anime fans. And like Haganai NEXT, I don’t think they actually know what BL is. I’ve seen and read a lot of yaoi and none of it looks like that. That was bara, which is for men. You can tell the difference on sight – in BL the men don’t look like Hulk Hogan. Not even the old BL, like Seku Hara, which has beefier men. This is supposed to be about the second season, but for the sake of rotten girls and bishies everywhere, I just had to get that off my chest. Kuroneko! Kuroneko! I want Kuroneko! Hayami Saori sounds sooo much like Noto Mamiko. How can there be two people with almost exactly the same voice. I don’t know how people can confuse her with Hanazawa Kana though, they sound nothing alike. Speaking of Hanazawa… I am waiting! Kuroneko! Hanazawa Kana is definitely the best girl seiyuu. Now Kuroneko is tsundere. See, Kirino? THAT’S how you be tsundere. Why do anime characters always walk around talking out loud to themselves? Is there a black hole in her room? Where does she keep all that stuff? Eh. I’ve never been an Oreimo fan, so I can’t say I liked this. This episode was also pretty slow.
It’s Kirino’s equally bitchy friend. I think I might hate her even more than Kirino. Episode 2 reminded me why I was able to put up with the first season. Much better.
Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san – The opening theme is bad. He should be more surprised to see a mermaid. They talk like they’ve known each other their whole lives. Starfish have host clubs? This episode couldn’t end fast enough. Dropping.
Shingeki no Kyojin – I’m not sure what kind of giants I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t that thing peeking over the wall. I see nothing wrong with living in peace, instead of looking for trouble. Eren’s a scrawny little brat. I thought the first episode was pretty stupid. Eren is not a very likable lead. Maybe that’ll change, but I think he’ll only be more stupid and bratty from now on. Mikasa is better than he is. I’d like to know more about the titans, because right now it doesn’t make much sense.
While there isn’t much competition for the best anime of the season, there’s plenty for worst male lead. Out of all of them I hate Eren the worst. He’s still a weak, stupid, brat with an inflated sense of worth and strength. Mikasa is great, she shouldn’t waste her time on him.
Suisei no Gargantia – This episode got better after the space battle stopped. It held my attention after that, so I was watching it instead of writing on here.
Gargantia is pushing forward to be the second best of the season.
Mushibugyo – I feel like I’ve just watched the entire series in the OP. I didn’t realize this would involve actual bugs. So far this is as a shounen action is just “eh”. Nowhere near the greats.
Arata Kangatari – That one bad guy has magnificent hair. I don’t have any feelings on this either way.
Ketsuekigata-kun! – I’m watching this mainly for JunJun, but also because I think it’s interesting the Japanese have tied blood types to personality types, though it makes more sense than things like star signs. I don’t even know what my blood type is.
Aiura – It was fine. The black haired girl is cute.
Kakumeiki Valvrave – So I don’t like mecha. And as Gargantia taught me, I don’t like it any more in outer space than I do on land. Shouko should have been the lead and pilot. Haruto is so incredibly stupid. I’m not even sure he’s literate, since he didn’t understand you had to answer the question to start Valvrave. He just flails around, yelling and hitting things instead of just pressing yes. I hate mecha. Well, that was a “what the fuck” ending. Is that a slight glimmer or originality I see?
Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. – Another title with a period in it. I hear the silver girl from Oreshura. Aw, she’s cute. She was cuter when she had emotions. I’m sorry, Gargantia, HenNeko just perved its way into second place.
|AMber on April 12, 2013|
Any suggestions of like three or four that I should give a try? I’m busy with school so the only one I’ve picked up in OreImo, I don’t have time to watch through a bunch of first episodes but want to watch a few this season. From the descriptions I’ve read nothing really stands out to me.
|Miya on April 12, 2013|
It’s still early in the season, but the only one I really like right now is Hataraku Maou-sama. The first two episodes were consistently enjoyable and funny, once you get past the prologue.