The Next Anime Post

October 15th, 2009 by ben Leave a reply »

Today there will just be an anime post.

Well, I’ll say like one sentence about today. Umm… how about this?

Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 8, 1941

Okay, end random.

So, I was considering what other Fall 2009 series to watch, because I already started watching the ones that weren’t either a) gay b) stupid c) really stupid or d) lesbian.

Me says (8:48 PM):

which anime sounds better (I want to start one of them, because all of these are animes for which the sequel is currently airing):
DARKER THAN BLACK -kuro no keiyakusha-

Hanning says (8:48 PM):

Me says (8:48 PM):

um… Shugo Chara!
Natsu no Arashi
or Asura Cryin’?

Hanning says (8:48 PM):

shugo chara
i guess

So, like, I watched Shugo Chara! 01, following Hanchan’s advice. From the wiki page, it looked like a really really girly magical girl-ish anime.

Well, I guess I was kind of biased, even though I’ve seen a lot lot lot of really good magical girl animes (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, Cardcaptor Sakura, etcetc). However, I have also seen a lot of BAD magical girl animes >____________< COUGH MOETAN COUGH

Also, Peach-Pit did Rozen Maiden (my review of it linked here), which I had a mixed reaction to (see the post). I was expecting something with same or similar themes to Rozen Maiden, except maybe with a female protagonist.

Boy, I was pretty surprised. This anime is pretty funny. Of course it doesn’t approach Hayate2, or even Seitokai no Ichizon, but for a random anime I picked out of the haystack, it was good humor. I especially liked the protagonist’s personality. She is actually a very introverted person, yet everybody in the school thinks she’s really really cool because when she transfered here, they mistook her shyness for trying to act cool, and they mistook her not knowing what to do for being rebellious!

What an interesting character background for the protagonist. Of course, then we get into the “magical girl” plot, and I can say I wasn’t very impressed. Her transformation is cool, I guess… and she’s really cute, and all, but uh… noope, not Nanoha-level.

I do really like all the side characters that were introduced in episode one, though. It’s nice how they use the playing card symbols (I forgot what they were called…), to stand for such creative things.

Unfortunately, the intro and outro song were not impressive at all. However, I liked the protagonist and the other characters enough to want to watch more. I am also sure that the plot will continue in a positive direction, and not become a stupid sticky mess of moe garbage. I give it a… AA+ for now. [8.5/10]


君に届け / Kimi ni Todoke Episode 02 – Boring. Girly. Shoujo anime. A disappointment. Production I.G. has created a failure.

Even after saying all that, however, I still think I.G. has reached us in terms of making us compare the protagonist with ourselves. I am a male, and yet I strongly related to Sawako’s revolting, depressing, sociopathic yet helpless, lonely, and love-starved personality.

It’s I.G., so I’ll hold on for a bit longer.

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