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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!

Inou Battle wa Nichijoi-kei Naka de ep 9 – Where is Mirei?

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de

Quick Recap:

– The F Group made their move? I think? The data is deleted, so I guess it doesn’t matter.
– Tomoyo has the lowest ranking in terms of test scores.
– The girls don’t want Andou to use his Dark and Dark of the End ever again.
– Chifuyu loves Andou. Sayumi loves Andou. Hatoko loves Andou. Tomoyo probably loves Andou, but won’t admit it because she’s a tsundere and because Hatoko confronted her about it. Everyone wants to be chosen by Andou and be his number one.

Hmmm, I think that’s it. That’s what happened in episode nine of Inou-Battle wa Nichijoi-kei Naka de.

The harem vibes were heavy here and it kind of made me feel like everyone was under a spell or hypnosis or something. Even though it’s obvious that all of the girls love Andou, the sudden shift in narrative makes this feel forced and unnatural.

This might be what the show is going for though and what makes the Literature Club join the Fairy Wars even though Hajime is so against it. Could this be the F group that is doing this to all of the girls? Or did Dark and Dark the End cause the girls to bring forth their hidden feelings?

Andou won’t choose which girl he wants, because he’s not Kirito and thus has to maintain the status quo. But out of the four girls, Tomoyo has the best chance.

Why? Because she’s a tsundere, so they tend to always have the advantage. Hatoko told her about her feelings for Andou, which will probably cause Tomoyo push her feelings back. This is a classic obstacle that a heroine has to go through in mangas/animes and it’s almost always when the childhood friend of their crush tells them about how they feel. The biggest thing is that Tomoyo’s relationship with Andou is similar to Yuuta’s relationship to Rikka. It’s different, since Andou is mature and stuff, but they understand each other the most and like Yuuta, Tomoyo is what helped inspired Andou to live a life of chunnibyou.

So yea, Tomoyo has the best chance, but that doesn’t mean she’s my favourite girl.

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My favourite is Mirei, which means nothing on this show. Not only is she non-existent, but after showing up for the first two episodes she’s disappeared completely. It’s kind of sad, because she became friends with Andou and then we never actually see them being friends.

If they played with their powers more, she might show up again. Her Grateful Robber is a valuable asset if the Literature Club ever joins the Fairy Wars. If they’re ever attacked, then she’s the best person to have on their team. But we already know that this show isn’t about the super powers, but even then, why placed her in the OP and ED if she’s not going to even show up for seven episodes. (Possibly more. Probably more)

Where on earth is Mirei? Why hasn’t she visited the club room? Was the rejection that heartbreaking? Speaking of rejection, I wonder how she would feel about the harem progression, especially since she accepted Andou’s feelings and wanted a relationship with him, but everyone in the club was against it.

I don’t know how much I like the sudden shift in the episode. If it isn’t the work of a superpower or a rival group, then I think I might end up disappointed because like I said before the feelings seem unnatural and forced. The last two episodes were good, but the romance here has put Inou-Battle in a standstill once again.

Seriously though, where is Mirei?

Inou Battle wa Nichijoi-kei Naka de ep 8

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de (1)

Looks like this episode is mostly about Hajime (aka Kiryuu Heldkaiser Luci Firstwhich). Yay! I quite like the character so I’m happy.

He’s currently in the middle of a Fairy War, where he fights people with super powers and then returns them back to their own life with no memory of what took place. The fairies are the reason why the wars/battles are taking place. There’s no grandiose reason for it. The fairies just want to have some fun and use the humans as entertainment.

Seems like a fair trade to me. The fairies get some fun, while the humans get super powers.

Someone named F defected from the War Committee Council, which I’m assuming is a place where a group of fairies decide who to fight or something, and is trying to start up a super powered group to end the war.

I don’t really get it, but I like Hajime so I’m happy.

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We see the scene when Hajime and Andou talked at the cafe and get some context about that conversation. When we first saw it, it seemed like he was a grown up who didn’t outgrow his case of Chuunibyou. But that was the case at all. He received a call about his team going after System, who has the power to put a stop to the Fairy Wars. His team left without him, so their fairy called Hajime to tell him what was going on.

Instead of defeating System, Hajime recruits the cute little girl instead and befriends her. Several weeks later, he has to wear an eye patch after sleeping with his coloured contacts still on. If only he had a healer on his team. Wait! Sayumi is a healer and while she’s not on his team, he knows her by association. I’m not sure what he was planning, but it somehow involved kidnapping Sayumi and getting her to heal him. Only they ended up getting the wrong girl. Instead of getting Sayumi, they end up with Hatoko. Another mystery is solved!

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Meanwhile, Sayumi brings forth Route of Origin’s next stage. Ouroboros Circle!

Hatoko is saved and back at the club room with everyone else. Not only that, but Tomoyo explains why Andou was spending so much time with her. Andou and Hatoko make up as well. The apology is typical Andou. He tells Hatoko that he’s grateful for everything she’s done and then goes into Chuuni mode and asks her to be his companion. She agrees and all is right again.

Looks like Ouroboros Circle did more than just return Hatoko, it got rid of all of the misunderstandings and bad feelings everyone had too.

Andou also awakens the next stage of his power too. This one is called Dark and Dark of the End.

Considering how last week’s episode ended, I thought that we’d see Andou’s club battle it out in order to save Hatoko. Instead, everything is resolved in the last few minutes and there’s no real fighting other than what happened in the first part of the episode. At first, this seems very anticlimactic ending, because one would have expected something big to occur after that freak out that Hatoko did. And I was disappointed that we didn’t get any fighting, but I don’t think I really minded it all that much.

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Would it have been cool if we saw a huge battle? Sure, but this anime isn’t really the place for that. It’s a lighthearted slice of life comedy, with the added perk of superpowers. Plus, Hajime would have destroyed all of them and then the show would be over. I’m sure that later on they’ll end up joining the Fairy War, but they’re still kids.

I know there will be lots of people hating on this though, but that’s how this show is so far.

I liked how that Hatoko and Andou made up without any other unnecessary drama clogging it up and that Tomoyo told everyone her secret. Now everything can go back to normal and they can worry about more important things. Exams.

Inou Battle wa Nichijoi-kei Naka de ep 7

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de

Every girl in the Literature club has had an episode devoted to them, so now it’s Hatoko’s turn. It looks like she’s been friends with Andou the longest, which is weird since I thought Tomoyo would be the one who knew him the longest. To me, it seems like Hatoko just met Andou and that they don’t really talk much.

Two episodes ago, she caught Tomoyo and Andou together in casual clothing. She’s also noticed how the two of them get along so well, while her relationship with Andou comes off as awkward. In animes, usually childhood friends have more of an impact on the MC’s life, but it feels like she’s just there when it comes to Andou. Even before, they were going to go home together, but he said that he’d be right back after doing something. She says that she’ll wait, since he won’t take that long to do what he needed to do. Only he never did show up and actually seemed to forget that she was waiting for him. I like Andou, but I remember feeling really bad for Hatoko in that scene.

Instead of addressing these issues right away, the episode following this was the one last week which was all about Sayumi. Anyways, episode eight is about Hatoko and she definitely makes her presence felt.

Hatoko is obviously feeling jealous, but masks this by smiling and acting like her normal cheerful self. She’s still hurt though, especially since Andou treats her differently when you compare it with the other girls. He’s caring and understanding with them, but not so much with Hatoko. Whenever she asks him what he’s up to, he always replies with “You wouldn’t understand.” She doesn’t let it show that this bothers her, even when he says it in such a dismissive way.

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I thought she’d keep it in and continue ignoring her hurt feelings, but while she’s making a stew for Andou and his sister, she snaps for almost three minutes. Kudos to the voice actress, because that scene was golden! All Hatoko wants is to understand what he’s saying, but can’t because he’s never willing to try with her. She rants and rants and cries and cries, then leaves him standing there bewildered and dumbfounded.

The outburst was really something else. Like Andou, I was kind of watching it with a shocked look on my face because I didn’t expect her to go on the attack so soon. We know that Andou doesn’t fully appreciate her because they’ve been together for so long, but we only learned about their relationship in this episode. That’s ten minutes of flashbacks and present time stuff before she starts giving him a piece of her mind.

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In a way, I’m glad that they didn’t allow her feelings stew away and come out when she’s with everyone, but at the same time I wish we got more than 10 minutes of back story to explain why she’s so hurt. I get where she’s coming from though and definitely understood her viewpoint, but everything happened so quickly. I guess it did kind of work too, because it made the viewers just as shocked as Andou by the turn of events. He didn’t expect Hatoko to behave in that way and we, the viewers, didn’t think she would snap so soon into the episode.

After she storms off, Andou runs after her but can’t seem to find her anywhere. He comes across Sagami who tells him the direction Hatoko went. He also lets us in on Andou and Hatoko’s relationship by telling Andou that it was always uncomfortable watching the two of them together. When you think of it, Andou and Hatoko have nothing in common and they don’t seem like they’d be friend, but since they are it’s thanks to Hatoko for trying so hard. Sadly, it’s due to this that she’s been suffering with so much stress over their relationship.

Andou never realized this though, but he’s still panicking because she’s not by his side. You never appreciate the things you have until they’re gone and Andou is hit with this 10 folds. He calls the other girls for help, but he’s still feels blue when they arrive. Instead of thinking about Hatoko and how to find her, he goes into a pity party of one and wonders if Hatoko has been forcing herself to be friends with him and if he’s been bothering her all this time.

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de (4)

Tomoyo slaps him for acting depressed and tells him that Hatoko was happy to be his friend. Her smile was always genuine. He gets pumped up again and off they go to search for her, but this time they’ll be using their powers. Sayumi mentions that her power will be the most helpful and it’s time for her to go to stage two.

Meanwhile, Hatoko ends up running into Tomoyo’s brother, Hajime, who ends up giving her some really good advice about her situation. And it also looks like he has some powers. Not sure what he did to Hatoko, but I’m happy since this means we’ll be seeing some actual powers in the next episode.

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de (5)

I think this is the best episode of the series thus far, even though the animation really took a nose dive here. Andou has been my favourite chuuni, but he’s a bit too perfect so it was nice to see him as a flawed human like the rest of us. When it came to that fight, both sides were understandable. Hatoko just wants Andou to try with her and explain things. While Andou wants Hatoko to like what he likes, but doesn’t want to bother her with all of the minor details. They still care for each other, but they needed the fight in order to grow as characters.

And what better way to do that then by making up in the greatest chuuni way possible? Looks like Andou is going to try to save Hatoko and use his powers…maybe?

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!

Five First Impressions

Another batch of first impressions!

 

Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park

After I finished watching the first episode, I had to check MAL to make sure that this was KyoAni was the studio behind this adapation. Why? Because there’s an ecchi scene and a kiss. Two things that almost never happen.

It was strange. This seems like an interesting show and I do tend to like what KyoAni does (sometimes). My only concern is that the animes I’ve watched by KyoAni start off strong, but the ending leaves me with mixed feelings.

That being said, it does have an interesting premise so I’m going to give it a chance. Even though I didn’t laugh at anything, I already love the idea that the main character has the ability to read minds. Considering he’s a narcasist who has no friends, this ability should provide some entertainment. Hearing what other people are saying will either boost his ego or get him depressed. It might sound bad saying this, but I want to see that happen.

Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de

Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de

This starts off with being a normal slice of life club room comedy. There’s one guy, who suffers from chuunibyou, and he’s joined by five girls, a loli, a strong silent type, a super nice girl, the straight woman, and a new one that just showed up here. Not sure what her character type is at the moment.

In any case, they all have super powers and they’re not sure why they have them or what they’re suppose to do with it. Even though it is a typical slice of life club comedy, even though I didn’t really laugh here either, the supernatural angle is a nice quirk and the mystery about why they were gifted with these powers makes me want to know more.

I don’t think it’s bad, but generic. It does have a lot of room to grow though.

Akatsuki no Yona

Akatsuki no Yona

This went pretty much the way I expected. I couldn’t stand Yona and since I watched the preview, I knew that Soo Won would betray her and shank the king. Which is a shame, since I liked the king. He seemed like a cool dude. Even though Hak is the typical childhood friend who likes to insult the female MC and will probably end up having feelings for her, I did like him. Hak and the king were my favourite things about the first episode, in terms of characters. The ending was the best part.

This has potential to be really good, so I’m looking forward to the next episode!

Ai Tenchi Muyo!

Ai Tenchi Muyo!

I didn’t like it. Maybe it’s because I’m not familiar with the Tenchi series, but nothing here worked for me. The fan services felt forced, the girls don’t really stand out, and I’m not sure what the plot is. It is only four minutes, so it’s hard to set up everything within that time period, but I don’t want to stick around to find out more.

trinity seven

Trinity Seven

Apparently a lot of people are looking forward to this one. I’ve never read the manga, so I went into this blind and it didn’t work for me. Everything felt rushed and the animation was weird. There were moments when it was nice, but most of the time the backgrounds, which were rich in detail, didn’t fit the characters, who seemed washed out and bland. The contrast between the two didn’t really sit well with me.

I’ll give it another episode, but I dunno. I didn’t really like this one.