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|Spring Anime Season|
Posted by Miya on April 4th, 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.
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|Anime Winter End Review|
Posted by Miya on April 3rd, 2013
And another season ends. The only ones I’m going to miss are Ixion Saga DT and Zetsuen no Tempest, which are both from the fall season. Nothing in the winter season was particularly memorable, except for maybe Chihayafuru 2, which is continuing through spring. Spring’s line up appears to have some interesting choices, and the return of one of the greatest (worst!!) anime bitches ever: Kirino. This will have spoilers for last seasons anime, of course.
This season’s theme: disappointing. The word is going to come up a lot here.
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? – The first of the winters anime to end. My opinion of it hasn’t changed. I did develop a tick everytime they said the word “geass”, though. Problem Children is harmless and enjoyable, if you can accept it for what it is: a silly fantasy, action series. Its relatively likable main characters helped to add a slight amount of charm to it. At times it had me missing Bleach before spoiler –> its big bad turned into a butterfly.
Haganai NEXT – Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT was a horrible disappointment. The first season was shockingly funny. It managed to make a harem interesting for once. Haganai NEXT just relied on tired old fan service, instead of following the lead of the previous seasons dirty comedy. Here’s a hint Haganai staff: you can have real comedy and fan service at the same time! Another minus: Not enough Kobato. The best thing about it: NEXT was really harsh on Yozora. It was nice to see her get what she deserved.
Robotics;Notes – Robotics;Notes started out with so much potential and then just squandered it all. It had one of the most ridiculous endings ever. Mizuka’s death was done well, but it started getting silly after the Kimijima reveal, which wasn’t shocking at all. Kaito was a decent male lead, but I can’t stand Aki. I hate the kind of characters that are always energetic and yelling all the time. I had no fluffy feelings during the Kaito/Akiho confession. They don’t have any chemistry, and I’m not just saying that because I don’t like her. A+ voice acting on Frau’s part. I had no idea she was also Nunnally’s seiyuu.
Shinsekai Yori – This had the most original story of the season, and the most disappointing. Saki is a weak, worthless character. I never even slightly liked or sympathized with her. When my last favorite character died in the end any interest I had in the show died with him. Everyone should have died, they’re all so horrible. This and Little Busters are my most hated anime of the fall-winter season.
Little Busters! – I only made it to episode 19. I knew there was a very good chance I would hate it, because I hated Clannad and Kanon. I only gave it a try because of Angel Beats. I’m just surprised I made it as far in the series as I did.
Tamako Market – My favorite of the season. Cute, fluffy, sweet Tamako Market. The blonde girls moment of cattiness bothered me, because it was so out of place from the rest of the kindness of the anime. Tamako Market was my anime safe place, and that hurt it a bit, as did Choi’s meanness when she first showed up.
Kotoura-san – While it could often be melodramatic, Kotoura-san is the anime that was the most surprising in a good way. When it wasn’t being over the top emotionally, it sometimes had the same kind hilarious perversion the first Haganai did.
Zetsuen no Tempest – I got spoiled a couple times for this one, the first time by Google, so now even doing a search for anime isn’t safe because they might suggest a spoiler to you. The first half way okay, and it picked up during the second half. I’m glad Evangeline’s alien theory didn’t come to pass. Hakaze became a little more likable, as did Evangeline, who just seemed like she was there for fan service (she was, but her character got slightly more flavor). Samon and his beautiful red hair remained fabulous, as did arrow and hat guy. The ending sucked, which is a problem a lot of anime this season had. It was nice to get a proper ending for the characters, which most anime doesn’t have, but the defeat of the tree was so rushed, and yes, ridiculous. “I can’t do it the tree is too strong! But what – here’s a magical tree sword no one’s mentioned until now! I win! Yay!” At least no one died?
OreShura – I never got over my initial dislike of the orange girls hair. Her personality isn’t any better. Pink girl is my favorite, followed by the black haired one with the weird haircut in a distant second place. Then silver girl, and orange girl isn’t even on the list. No, I don’t know their names. Pink’s nickname is A-chan I think? Edit: I thought about it, and I realized I know them all: Chiwa, A-chan, Hime, and Masuzu? I just call them by their hair color.
Ixion Saga DT – Now here’s a dirty comedy! It did start to decline in quality during the second half, when they realized they actually had a plot they had to finish. But they still managed to resolve it better than Tempest did. Kon should have stayed, he was doing better there. What did he have at home except his DT? Mariandale, Erec, and Variation are my favorite character. Marian is the most badass transgender woman ever, and JunJun voices her. The last episode was good, and it even managed to be cute. I’m going to miss this and Tamako Market the most.
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – Dropped at episode 4.
Vividred Operation – Dropped at episode 1.
Chihayafuru 2 – Chihayafuru’s second season finally picked up once it started focusing on its main characters again, and not that horrible girl who’s after Taichi. I haven’t liked Arata since the beginning of the first Chihayafuru, but now that he’s playing karuta he’s becoming interesting again. Even if he does have an annoying accent, and gets in Taichi’s way.
I can’t wait for the new season. I thought about starting some other series at the end of March (Fairy Tail, Wolf’s Rain, continue C and Gintama), but I’m just making layout after layout for my anime fanlistings. Watching old series has become more difficult since my best source for vids went under.
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|Dark Flame Master vs Lelouch vi Britannia|
Posted by Miya on April 2nd, 2013
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|Beethoven Tempest Sonata|
Posted by Miya on March 23rd, 2013
People are guessing the second Zetsuen no Tempest soundtrack won’t be out for another 3-5 months, which is a huge disappointment.
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|I Did It Again|
Posted by Miya on February 5th, 2013
I regret nothing!
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|Winter Anime Season|
Posted by Miya on January 20th, 2013
I’m still behind. I’m only just now starting this seasons anime. Except for when my headphones broke, and near the end, I was really good about keeping up with my anime last season. I’ll try to keep it up this season, but I’m still not feeling very good. This post will be updated as new episodes come out. These are just my random thoughts while watching the first few episodes of each series.
Chihayafuru 2 – Chihayafuru’s back! I forgot what a big head Kana has. This episode focused more on the shallow new skank instead of what’s really important, Chihaya. I hate it when new characters come in and mess up group dynamics.
Is the tramp the main character now? More attention is being paid to her than anyone else.
At least the attention was more evenly distributed between the members in episode 3.
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – The Demon King really needs a good bra or corset.
Congrats. You’ve been upgraded from serfs to maids, a higher class of slaves.
And that’s it, dropped. I’m getting less tolerant of mediocre anime in my old age.
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? – A mish mash of other anime. Boring, bland. At least there’s a cat, and the girls aren’t trying to claw each others eyes out. I heard people were looking forward to bunny girl fan service, but there’s more fan service in Maoyuu Maou Yuusha than this. It seems relatively harmless, but probably not worth the time.
I think Anne Hathaway said it best: blurgh.
I’ll continue with this anime unless it gets to the point I can’t bear to watch anymore.
Haganai NEXT – At least this doesn’t have Yozora writing about Sena being raped, unlike the OVA. But it does have a teenage girl being spanked by her father, which is disgusting even if it is Okiayu Ryotaro. Maybe if it was Inoue Norihiro I’d be okay with it. What I liked about the first season was the dirty humor was funny and surprising. I’m pretty much a prude, but I love dirty humor (like the 1st Haganai, Mistudomoe, Ixion Saga DT). I grew up watching Are You Being Served? Right now Haganai NEXT is just typical fan service, and doesn’t bring anything new or even humorous to the series.
Second episode wasn’t any better.
Despite the loli fan service, this episode was much better. I like how Kodaka doesn’t bat an eye at nekkid loli, instead of blushing and stuttering like a lot of other characters would.
Tamako Market – At least the characters are cute.
This is the best new anime so far.
I’m going to die of cuteness. Best anime this season.
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru – So this guy is the male Shizuku. I have an irrational hatred of the orange girls hair.
Kotoura-san – Not bad. I skipped about 5 minutes in the beginning though.
Hanazawa Kana! The little guy from Accel World has lost weight. So many slutty girl characters this season.
Vividred Operation – This might’ve been a decent anime if they made it more mature and cut out the lolis and fan service. I’m going to give it one more episode.
gdgd Fairies 2 – Animal abuse isn’t funny.
Yama no Susume – It’s ridiculous that Crunchyhell thinks it’s appropriate to put a waiting period on a 3 minute show.
Is Japan trying to get people interested in mountain climbing?
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