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Fall Anime Rundown part 1

I’m just going to mention the shows that are not continuing on in the next season. So just shows that started and finished in the fall seasons, or finished in the fall season.

Amagi Brillant Park – stopped watching, but not sure why

I think I watched three-four episodes of this and then never went back to it again. I don’t think anything was wrong with it, but it didn’t really do anything for me. Maybe I’ll get back to it and finish it one of these days, but for now it’s on hold.

Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai – Will eventually finish it

I watched until episode seven and while I was interested in the mystery aspect, I never got around to finishing this anime. Whenever I’d see a new episode, I’d acknowledge it but then do something else. I do only have a few episodes left though, so I’ll probably finish this within the next few days and then update my thoughts on it.

Denki-Gai no Honya-san – DNF

I thought I’d like this one a lot, especially since the characters are an eccentric bunch that work at a manga shop, but didn’t like this at all. Some parts are funny, but a lot of the jokes seemed forced.

Donten ni Warau – Now that it’s done, I guess it’s time to watch it

I still haven’t seen this one yet, mainly because I didn’t want to wait a week to see what happened next. Now that it’s done, it’s time to buckle down and watch it. I’m looking forward to it. Will update this once I’ve finished watching everything.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san – top pick of the fall season

Definitely part of my top three fall anime shows. I love that it doesn’t take itself so seriously and the characters were always fun to watch. Plus, I’ve developed such a crush on Shigaraki. He may be an alcoholic deadbeat, but he’s awesome. I kind of wish we got to see more of Tengu, since he was shown in the promotional photo, but considering how he’s a proud pedo I guess it’s okay that they confined him into such a small role.

Loved this show though. It hit all the right notes and I was never disappointed. If only there were more episodes!

Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – the synopsis and promo picture lied to me

Here’s my problem with this show. If the synopsis and promo picture didn’t emphasis the superpower aspect of the show, I think I might have enjoyed this more. But they did, and so I kept expecting something awesome and it never really happened. In the end, it was just your generic run of the mill club room slice of life show. The powers that they got served no purpose, so much so that if you removed it from the plot only two, maybe three episodes would take a hit. Plus, my favourite girl got pushed to the side when she seemed like someone with huge potential. The harem takeover was a bit much, but I did enjoy it enough to finish it. Hatoko’s freak out is definitely a must watch though.

Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. – a parody show that understands that it’s a parody show

A parody show about fetishes. I shouldn’t like it and yet I did, even when the animation took a nose dive for episodes 8 and 9. The show doesn’t take itself seriously and some of the moments are just too silly that I can’t help but like it. The fact that Souji had a conversation with his twintail, who sounds like an old man, and regained his confidence after that pep talk was hilarious. It’s a fun show, as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Psycho-Pass 2 – a disappointing sequel

As a standalone series, it was fine. But as a sequel, it fails to live up to its potential. By the time I finished this I was left feeling disappointed. I think the problem here is that a lot of the stuff that was established in the first seasons gets thrown out the window for reasons unknown. The Sybil system always had its issues, we knew that from when it failed to kill Makishima, but at least it was rational. For the most part. Here, it just seemed overly evil just to prove Kamui’s point. Only, what was his point exactly?

It doesn’t matter anymore, since the ending did a hard reset just in time for the movie release. Hopefully Gin actually has something to do there, because he did nothing here. There was one moment that I did find it funny. In the last episode Akane said, “You’re under arrest” to two people and they both ended up dying.

Selector Spread WIXOSS – a great addition to the series

Fantastic! This is what a sequel should be like. There are some plot holes, but I still loved every moment of this show.

Sword Art Online II – GGO, good. Calibur, meh. Mother’s Rosario, needed more episodes

I quite liked GGO and the character of Sinon. The idea of players from SAO’s murder guild coming back and killing people in real life actually makes a lot of sense. It does say something that they never got therapy, but what can you do. The Calibur arc was okay. Mother’s Rosario could have been better. Some of it was good, but some of it really needed more episodes to develop its story. After complaining that she got shafted since the second arc of the series, I was glad that Asuna actually had her own storyline.

Terra Formars – the manga is good

I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. The manga is so good, so when I heard that this would get an anime I was all for it. Only, the studio decided to focus more on action than the characters and plot. The Adolf arc was the turning point though and it was brilliant. Even though the animation took a hit, the emotions and story that Adolf shared was great to watch. The last episode was lazy though. Overall, it was just okay. Definitely read the manga though. It is amazing!

Anime Clubroom recaps – ep 6

Seems like the theme this week is the past and student council

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Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de

The girl of the week this time is Sayumi. Due to falling sick after stressing over Andou’s present, Sayumi got sick so Andou volunteers to go and visit her. We get to meet her little sister, Maiya, and find out that she use to be on the student council in middle school. When Andou questions her about it and wonders why she didn’t become one in high school. She goes silent and tells him to leave because her medicine is making her drowsy. She then doesn’t show up for club activities. After speaking to Kudou and Maiya, he finds out that Sayumi probably didn’t join the student council because she wanted to deepen her bonds with the Literature Club due to her powers.

Only, it turns out she was actually feeling drowsy and had an appointment so she missed the club activities because of that. It turns out that it was all a misunderstanding. She wasn’t angry or feeling bad about being in the student council. In fact, she’s happy spending time with everyone in the Literature Club.

There’s also a flashback where Sayumi is also against their powers and wants to get rid of it. Andou is against it, so they set up a fight of some sorts in order to decide which one to go with. Andou refuses to hit her, so he just gets beaten up a whole lot. In the end, she gives up after some inspiring words from Andou.

Another okay episode, but I was confused as to why the developments from the last one weren’t carried over to this one. I still love Andou. He may be a chuuni, but he has a mature side to him. He always knows what to say, but is still oblivious to everything.

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Daitoskan no Hitsujikai

Kakei got to see the magical library from his dreams and is told that he can be a shepherd. The library contains books of everyone’s past and future, at this point Kakei is only able to read this own past but if he continues then he’ll be able to read every book in the never ending library.

While this is happening, Kodachi is looking on and being annoyed. She feels like she should be the shepherd, but the current one keeps reminding her that she’s lacking something and unless she finds out what she’s lacking she’ll always be a trainee. It is interesting to see that Kodachi and Kakei had similar childhood trauma involving being beaten and hiding.

Since Kakei is training to be a shepherd, he tags along Kodachi to see how things work. In the end, he ends up saving someone from a certain death. Kodachi is also grateful that he was around to help. Her head is patted and she starts to blush, but stops because she remembers her goal.

There’s a girl in the student council room who wants to destroy the Literature Club. Not sure why though.

I did like how the plot was consistent and continued on from last week’s episode, but I didn’t really feel anything from this episode and didn’t really have much to say on it.

 

Winner of this week: Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de

It might be that I was feeling tired when I was watching Daitoskan, but I’m going to go with Inou. I’m still pretty indifferent when it comes to both shows, though the slight edge would be Daitoskan for me, I felt like this week was pretty lackluster for both shows. Both felt more like stepping stones to something and Inou completely sidestepped what happened last week. Despite this, when it came to episode six for both shows I enjoyed Inou more than Daitoskan.

Anime Clubroom recaps – ep 4

Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de and Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai are similar animes, which is why I decided to just recap them together instead of making a separate post for each. Welcome to the first edition of the Anime Clubroom Recap….which incidentally starts at episode four for both shows.

Cross-dressing. That is the theme for this week.

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Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de episode 4

Chifuyu is having trouble with her friend, Kuki, from elementary school. Since she promised not to reveal her powers to anyone outside of the Literature Club, Kuki has been feeling unloved and unappreciated. She feels like Chifuyu is lying and likes the high school students more than her.

They end up having a fight once Chifuyu tells her that she can’t say anything. Plus, it does help that Kuki finds a half naked Andou at Chifuyu’s house. The fight goes on longer than expected and Chifuyu and Kuki still haven’t made up, so Andou takes matters into his own hands.

He takes Kuki aside and tells her that he’ll reveal the secret that Chifuyu is hiding from her. At first, he seems like he’s honestly going to tell her that everyone has powers, but instead he starts talking about how he’s a major lolicon.

“Good grief, elementary school girls are the best.”

He also tells her that playing with Chifuyu is the only thing he can do to satisfy his need. Why he decided to go this route, who knows, but the stranger thing is that Kuki seems to be taking it well. Sure, she thinks he’s an even bigger pervert than before, but she doesn’t react all that strongly to him. Due to this incident, Andou’s new nickname is the Lolicon Knight. Chifuyu and Kuki eventually make up and everyone is happy!

As for club room antics, the group decide to do some cosplaying and use Chifuyu’s powers to get the costumes. We also find out why Chifuyu wanted to drop out of school. It’s so that she can study and become a high school student. Unless her name is Mashiro, I don’t think that will ever happen.

With each passing episode, I find myself liking Andou more and more. He’s a great character who also has a sweet side, but more importantly he actually has some depth to him. Even though he’s in an anime that I feel particularly indifferent to, he’s always the bright spot in it. His outburst about lolicon, was incredibly inappropriate, but funny.

“Lolicon is a way of life, not a disease!”

Unfortunately, nothing else seems to be working for me. I still don’t really like the girls, except for the one from the student council, and everything feel kind of been there, done that. I don’t like the show or hate it. I’m just indifferent.

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Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai episode 4

The group has to hand out flyers for the Spring fair and everyone gets to wear maid outfits, including Kakei. When he’s dressed he’s now Kyouko and all of the guys all seem to flock towards him and want his number. It’s a trap though.

Misono walks by and Shirasaki asks her for help. There is some misunderstanding and Misono runs away. Kakei runs after her to clear things up. He seems to have said the right things, since Misono comes back and she makes up with Shirasaki.

Misono is also invited to join the Happy Project club, but she only agrees once she hears about Giza-san. Since another one has joined the group, Kodachi makes her weekly appearance to tell everyone to shut up.

To make up for the loud noises, Kana invites her, along with everyone else, to a bathhouse. For some reason she has a 30% off coupon, so the group all go together to have some naked fun. If you’ve ever seen a bathhouse scene, then you’ll pretty much know what happens here. The girls complain about their chest size and the guys listen in from the other side with red faces.

Kodachi then tells the girls that she’s been in Kakei’s bedroom before and that their rooms are next to each other. The girls are now feeling dejected by this, because a harem can’t function when the male lead is nicer to only one girl, so when they’re saying bye to each other, all of them are fairly cold to Kakei. He has no idea why and Kodachi just walks away laughing.

However, this incident does trigger Shirasaki to tell Kakei the truth of why she wants to change. She also asks him to give her an answer about the club tomorrow instead of the day they had agreed to before.

The next day, Kakei heads off to the club room unsure of what to do. To his amazement, when he walks in everyone yells Happy Birthday to him. There’s a cake, candles, decorations and party poppers, so it’s no surprise that Kakei is feeling mighty good right now. So good, that allows the club to continue on after Golden Week.

Even though it seems like a lot of things happened here, nothing really did. The mystery surrounding the shepherd is still there and didn’t progress. This episode felt more like a filler than anything else.

I do wonder if we’ll ever see Kakei’s power again. It seems like the show forgot about it once the girls showed up.

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Winner of this week: Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai

Even though this felt like a filler episode, I still like the characters enough to enjoy it. Inou-Battle does have Andou, who I do absolutely love, and I did like the lolicon outburst that happened. But! I don’t really care about Chifuyu, so the plot about her and her issues was just okay.

Fall Anime Thoughts Part 2

Currently having some computer issues, so let’s hope that they hold up so I can finish this!

  • Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu

The manga was one of the first I read and finished and even though there are some changes in the anime adaptation, it’s still been pretty amazing. It is kind of funny how there’s still a lot of gore here but it isn’t censored. Terra Formars has gore as well, but it’s heavily censored. I don’t really get it.

Verdict: I’ll be continuing to watch this. Might not do full recaps, because it will mostly be filled with fangirlling and what have you. Maybe a 5-line recap with thoughts or something?

 

  • Psycho-Pass 2nd Season

I enjoyed the first season well enough, so I’ll be watching this regardless of whether it is good or not. Thankfully, it’s been good so far. I was worried that it would rehash a lot of the plot points from the first season, but so far that hasn’t been the case.

Verdict: It’s still a must watch for me. Recaps will probably come once my computer heals up.

 

  • Amagi Brilliant Park

I like KyoAni, but something about Amagi Brilliant Park doesn’t really jive with me. It’s not the fanservice, it’s the characters and story that I’m not connecting with. I do think the animation is wonderful though, but that’s to be expected because it is KyoAni. I do want to like it, but it’s not doing anything for me. I think Seiya is trying his best with a group that doesn’t want to.

Verdict: I’ll give it another two episodes. If my feelings don’t change, then I’ll be dropping it.

 

  • Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de

I liked the first episode and even though this is another club room slice of life anime, I thought the added bonus of having powers was an interesting little twist. But since then it’s been feeling very generic. The second episode annoyed me and I didn’t really find it funny that the girls got angry at him, because another girl liked him. The third episode was better, but I dunno. I like the man guy and the girl who liked him, but everything else is pretty meh. I think my main problem is that the interactions between the characters don’t feel smooth or natural. It does have potential, so I don’t want to drop it quite yet.

  • Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai

It’s a club room slice of life anime, so it’s fine for some light watching. The mystery here doesn’t really interest me, but the antics of the members keeps me entertained well enough. I thought I would hate this, since the first episode was fairly generic, so I’m a bit surprised that I am enjoying myself here. I do find it interesting that even though this is a club room anime, I find the comedy and interactions between members to be a lot better than Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de.

Verdict: Seeing as how Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de and Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai both deal with club rooms with a lot of girls, I might recap both shows together. In the Club Recaps? Clubhouse Recaps? I’ll have to figure out a cool recap name for this.

 

  • Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu.

When I watched the first episode, my firs thought was, “Ah, the Sailor Stars already did this and there was a male magical girl in Canon (manga series) too. Even Magical Exam Student (manhwa/webtoon) has a male magical girl, granted he’s a bit of a pervert and a huge weirdo, but he can still use magic while dressed up as a girl. So this isn’t all that new or exciting.

Plus, the concept of a guy trying to save the world because of twintails seems stupid. I didn’t even know twintails was a thing until this anime. And yet, for some strange reason, I kind of like this show, especially the bad guys.

Verdict: This might be my NouCome of the season. I guess that means I’ll be watching it, while hiding the fact that I’m watching it.

 

  • World Trigger

The animation isn’t the greatest and it is a bit boring now. But I’m still going to watch it. I realize this might sound weird, but because I’ve read the manga I’m a bit more forgiven. Plus, the beginning portion of the manga (the part the anime has covered so far) was my least favourite part. It is a bit boring, but they’re just setting up for some really awesome battles. I don’t know how much the anime will cover, but I can’t wait to see what happens.

Verdict: I like the manga, so I don’t see myself dropping this anytime soon.

 

Still a few more animes to talk about, so expect some more recaps in the coming days!

More First Impressions

Another batch of first impressions! I’m starting to see a theme for this fall season. Some have said that we have a lot of VN adaptations, but it’s not that. The 2014 Fall Anime Season is the season of boob grabbing. It’s happening quite a bit. More than a bit actually.

Have you noticed another trend this season?

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Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu

I think this will be a great series and I’m not just saying that because I’m a fan of the manga. Okay, maybe I am, but it’s also true. Some of the series that are cropping up are from mangas I’ve read, some have been decent adaptations, but horrible animation (World Trigger) and some have great animation, but they’re dropping the ball when it comes to the story (Terra Formars), but it seems like everything is on point here. The animation is crisp, the voice acting is fine, and the story…let’s just say that I had a smile on my face during my time watching it.

I was afraid that it would get censored. Even if it did, it’s not that big of a deal to me. I think we’re all use to it at this point, but it wasn’t censored and it still conveyed the scariness of the parasitic creatures.

They did change a few things, like the main character having glasses and some of the hijinks he gets involved in due to Migi (his right hand), but it’s great so far. Madhouse tends to do an amazing job with their animes, so I have complete faith in them.

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Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle

Ah, I didn’t realize that this was the second season of an already established show. I just clicked on it without reading the description. Now that I know now, it changes my opinion of some things. I felt like I was missing something, but I guess that’s because I am. An entire first season. For some reason I’m getting a Scrapped Princess vibe from this. That’s probably because a girl is with two siblings and they need to do something in a medieval sort of setting. Just looked it up and it’s made by the same author, so that makes sense.

I don’t really like how Chaika talks though, but I did like Scrapped Princess so maybe I’ll check out the first season just to see how it is.

Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls
Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls

I like the little inside jokes about the old game systems, but I don’t think this is something I would like on a weekly basis. It is short and if you like old games, then you might like this.

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Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai

Another anime I just clicked on without reading the description. The beginning was quite good and I liked the flashback scene. The main story is interesting, but now that I know the synopsis this seems like it will be a harem anime. Not sure how I feel about that.
There was another boob grab here and I say another, because there seems to be a lot of boob grabbing this season. I liked that there seemed to be some consequences about it and made sense for the plot.

This could be good, especially since Kakei has the ability to sense the future, but I’m not sure how much of a role that’s going to play here. Hopefully it’s not a typical harem and it has some depth to it.

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Psycho-Pass 2

It’s Psycho Pass and it’s the second season. I was afraid that it might be a rehash of the first season, especially since there’s another naive girl joining the team. But from the first episode it doesn’t seem to be the case. The new girl seems to not see the enforcers as humans and is questioning every action done by her team.

Seeing the old characters was nice. Akane’s growth, while keeping her ideals intact, is really highlighted here. It’s also nice seeing Ginoza again. Even though a lot of people hated him last season, he was my favourite character. His story was depressing and unfortunately, he realized what matters in life after he loses someone important. Here, he’s not being stupid, but actually working with the team. It makes me happy.

In any case, it’s Psycho-Pass and it’s the second season, so I’m expecting some great things here. The last scene especially looked good.

Shirobako

Shirobako

Don Don Donuts! Let’s go Nuts!

At first it seemed like a K-ON! type show with a bunch of girls doing club activities. Then real life comes into play and some dangerous driving happens. Such dangerous driving.

Once that’s done, it gets good. I have a feeling that this will make me feel bad whenever I talk badly about anime though. If the animation dips, I might start saying things like, “Maybe things ran behind schedule,” or “Their key animator got sick and got someone else to finish it at the last-minute.”

Truthfully, I probably won’t. I’ll still talk about the animation and whatnot. But I’ll just feel bad about it. I really enjoyed Bakuman and seeing the behind the scenes of manga and its development. I think this will do the same thing with animes, so I’m really looking forward to it.