Posts Tagged ‘Seitokai no Ichizon’

Sunday Anime Rush

October 18th, 2009

I love Sundays. All the good animes come out on Sunday.

Seiken no Blacksmith Episode 03 – Great strategy, guys! Give a 7-year-old little girl some beer, get her drunk, and stuff her with food to make her talk. Mwahaha! ><

This is seriously epic. S+ [9.5/10]

Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 03 – The new character was awesome. Her design looks like Fate (Nanoha) or Yami (ToLOVE-ru), and her personality totally draws you in. I hope we get more characters, as 7 is still too few. Rating up, by the way, from this episode. SS. [10/10]

Mafuyu-chan and Seitokai ni Ichizon 02

October 11th, 2009

Seitokai no Ichizon, episode 02 came out, and it deserves its own post as usual. AWESOME episode, and I AM SO GLAD Sugisaki only talks about “harem” once or twice this episode. He’s actually pretty cool in this ep, and I hope this trend will continue.

<3

<3

As you will probably notice, most of these screenshots are random shots of Mafuyu >___<.

Chizuru is scary at times.

Chizuru is scary at times.

Haha, of course they had to put in a Railgun/Index reference.

Haha, of course they had to put in a Railgun/Index reference.

Lol, this episode wasn’t any lacking in references. I think last week’s had a little more, but seeing some character interaction (I was going to say “development”, but ehehe) was nice.

Activate trap card!!

Activate trap card!!

Can they give Mafuyu-chan her own weekly anime? I’d love to watch a Mahou Shoujo Mafuyu-chan or something <3

More Mafuyu shots <3

More Mafuyu shots <3

The President is cute in this episode too. I guess... it WAS an episode focused on her, after all.

The President is cute in this episode too. I guess... it WAS an episode focused on her, after all.

Lol, I love how while everybody is *serious discussion* Mafuyu and her sister are just playing a card game~

Lol, I love how while everybody is *serious emotional discussion* Mafuyu and her sister are just playing a card game~

Chizuru is amazing. She might even be godlier than Haruhi.

Chizuru is amazing. She might even be godlier than Haruhi.

Don't you love how the animation style changes around?

Don't you love how the animation style changes around?

Chizuru, teach me too!

Chizuru, teach me too!

Some male characters (coughcough Hayate-kun) look REALLY good as girls. Sugisaki-kun looks OK crossdressing. Not as good as Hayate though, and I haven’t seen Lelouch yet.

President being moe.

President being moe.

Mafuyu explains.

Mafuyu explains.

She’s seriously so cute~ can I marry her?

This post is way too long, so I’ll put a cut here. Seriously, I took 20+ screenshots >.<

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I don’t feel like writing a post…

October 8th, 2009

… but I’ll write one anyways.

Soo, um, I kind of spent like my whole day today and most of my day yesterday (apart from school and sleep) doing a math problem. Yeah, that sums up my life, everything else just feels really bad (like a cold should).

Umm, anime. Kobato. It was surprisingly excellent. I am constantly surprised at CLAMP’s excellence. It’ll be the third anime I majorly recommend this season (obviously, the other two are Railgun and Seitokai no Ichizon).

Umum, I also finished Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, Princess Lover, and Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou. From last season, I still have to finish Kanamemo, Sora no Manimani, and Bakemonogatari. I guess they deserve short farewell speeches. I’ll make them as short as can be.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu – too cheesy. Mika needs more screentime. Lameish end.

Princess Lover – WTF. Morals and themes that don’t make any sense. Moral behind story has nothing to do with story at all. Still cute though.

Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou – ewwww. why did I even watch this. oh right, because Koyomi is kind of cute.

There. Now, I’m sure half of you don’t care about anime, so…

idk, you guys should tell me what to blog about. That’s a good idea. Talk, people.

Fall 2009

October 6th, 2009

Normally, after watching a really good episode, I would log onto MSN, double-click on the icon of Lelouch that happens to say “Hanchan” next to it, and rant to the computer for a half hour, annoying the heck out of Hanchan as a minor side effect.

However, that not only wastes Hanchan’s important time, but is also rather pointless, because it’s not like I’ll ever see my own rants again. I am the one who, in the future, will probably want to read my own thoughts and emotions during October of 2009, so instead I’ll rant more to this blog/diary.

After everything has aired, I’ll probably write a big pretty pictureful post about everything. For now, though:

生徒会の一存Seitokai no Ichizon — see Screenshot Festival — this anime is more Lucky Star than Lucky Star. Seriously, it’s like Lucky Star times 50, plus a lead male character. But seriously… this is a GOOD anime. It’s hilarious in its stupidity, and SO MANY anime references. I’m ashamed at myself for recognizing more than half, but there must have been >20 references in a single minute…

Also, the opening animation is amazing. All four of the main characters are also amazing (and they also remind me of the Lucky Star characters) and dare I say, better designed than Konata and company. Of course, only time can tell us whether this series will really be better than Lucky Star, but the funny thing is, in one single episode of Seitokai no Ichizon, they made like 20 references to Lucky Star itself.

This semi-review does not do justice to the hilarity of this anime. There is a reason this was my most-wanted anime for Fall 2009. WATCH IT. Now.

I wonder what her hair smells like when she fertilizes those flowers.

I wonder what her hair smells like when she fertilizes those flowers.

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun – Dedicated post to this anime here. YES, it’s THAT unexpectedly awesome; it deserves its own post.

Watching the first episode of Railgun even made me go back and spend five hours rewatching part of とある魔術の禁書目録 / To Aru Majutsu no Index. Yeah, seriously. >__<

Official poster.

Official poster.

Okay, about the first episode itself… it was exactly what would be expected, I guess. The two new characters were really really cute and awesome, and Misaka was cute as usual. I really don’t like Kuroko still (she is cute, but her voice and personality are extremely annoying), but the other three main characters make up for her. As for the railgun scene… I feel they could have made it even MORE cool and awesome. I mean, all it did was make maybe a 1m-deep groove in the street and flip a car into the air, right? Aren’t railguns supposed to way more powerful than that?

Nyan Koi! — um… I’m not sure what to say. It seems this series is from a semi-well-known manga, but it’s just… weird. Don’t get me wrong here, I love cats, but… um… this is just not my kind of anime. All the non-cat characters are pretty good (and Protagonist’s love interest is pretty cute too), but… wtf is with the cats…

Kämpfer — This was cute.

The lead male looks kind of lame-ish in his male form, but I admit, female version of lead male is pretty. At first, I liked the crazy red-haired girl, but the weird terminology and semi-stupid plot dictated that later in the episode, she was actually an ewwie weird shy glasses-girl who, through some weird plot device, randomly transforms. Same for lead male, he randomly transforms into a girl.

Other than “This is cute”, I guess I’ll refrain from any further comment. I doubt this will have any meaningful plot, and due to the presence of glasses-girl, I might not watch this just for the female characters anymore. This also doesn’t look like it will have a romantic resolution (typical for animes where one guy is surrounded by ten girls), so I might drop this too.

真 恋姫無双 / Shin Koihime Musou — Hmm… the first episode started off with an awesome rendition of the original season’s opening song, flower of bravery, by the voice actors of the two lead females from that season. That song was a really good song, and I enjoyed the seiyuu-sung version. The new OP was also up-to-par.

As for the episode itself… it felt too yuri. I don’t see why they focused on Bachou and Chouhi’s relationship for the first episode. Why didn’t they start off with introducing us to Ryuubi? Geez, Liu Bei is like the most important character in the original Three Kingdoms, so why must they keep us waiting for her? Tsk.

Well, standard Koihime humor. Standard Koihime episodic plot. Standard Koihime development. Standard resolution. It was so standard, it became boring, but I guess this episode was more to introduce the characters for those viewers who haven’t played the games or watched the original season.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu 2 — No good subs are out yet anyways, so I’ll finish up the first season before starting.

Sora no Otoshimono — watching this soon.

Okay, watched it. Here are my thoughts.

At first, the premise felt like ToLOVE-ru, and it does share similarities with that series. The characters are vibrant and colorful for the most part, although I do find the lead male to be somewhat too childish.

I’m not sure what to say about what happens in the second half of the first episode… the first half of the episode was superb, however. The characters were introduced in a pleasant manner, and our setting is also pleasantly described.

I now know what this series partially reminds me of. It reminds me of those Key animes, namely Air I think. The idea of the lead male searching “for a girl in the sky” is pretty much taken word-for-word from Air. The peaceful town and character designs are also in a typical Key style.

However, this isn’t a Key anime, and it possesses many characteristics that heavily set it apart from Key animes. For example, the humor is overdone, and it’s overdone rather nicely, I’d say.

The scifi-esque “angel” that can do anything… that’s just a lame plot device. This romance may turn out to be interesting, but personally, I’m don’t see the purpose of falling in love with what’s pretty much a robot. Maybe we’ll see some meaningful character development that will make me change my mind.

Inuyasha Final Act — might watch if I’m bored.

Instead of updating this post, I’ll just write another post 3 or 4 days later finishing up the rest of the animes I will watch, and then maybe a week later, write up a prettyful pictureful post.

Seitokai no Ichizon: screenshot festival

October 6th, 2009

I don’t know why, but I started rewatching Seitokai no Ichizon 01… and I just started taking screenshots. It must really be a good anime.

Wait... what?

Wait... what?

See, the Arcadia High School Associated Student Body would never be capable of taking over the world.

Seitokai no Ichizon... how about we write it in Hiragana, shorten it to Sei Zon, and add, say, a star in the middle or something?

Seitokai no Ichizon... how about we write it in Hiragana, shorten it to Sei Zon, and add, say, a star in the middle or something?

One of way too many Lucky Star references.

How do you write "Melancholy" again?

How do you write "Melancholy" again?

One of way too many Haruhi references.

Let's get this party started!

Let's get this party started!

Oh, the intro sequence is pretty amazing. Watch it, I even uploaded it to mediafire:
http://www.mediafire.com/?0zzthmojme2

He kind of looks like Lelouch.

He kind of looks like Lelouch.

If Lelouch had Sugisaki’s personality… I don’t even want to imagine what Sugisaki could do with Geass >_<

"Doesn't that basically imply that you're jealous?" is not the correct response.

"Doesn't that basically imply that you're jealous?" is not the correct response.

High aspirations, eh?

High aspirations, eh?

The guy thinks the Student Council is his personal harem. I kind of find that point annoying (since he keeps repeating it), and that’s probably the only bad thing I found with the first episode. The outro wasn’t as spectacular as the intro, as well, but that’s minor.

You write Sugisaki with the character for "Spring".

You write Sugisaki with the character for "Spring".

No, you write it with the character "Oka," but read it as Sugisaki, right? One of the characters is the same.

No, you write it with the character "Oka," but read it as Sugisaki, right? One of the characters is the same.

Stop wishing you were Tomoya, Sugisaki.

"But it's only the first episode!"

"But it's only the first episode!"

Exactly like Arcadia HS, no?

Exactly like Arcadia HS, no?

Our school needs a system like this, haha. On the other hand, though, none of the girls in our Student Council are cute anyways.

Our school needs a system like this, haha. On the other hand, though, none of the girls in our Student Council are cute anyways.

They <em>did</em> fire you.

They did fire you.

We need to get Mafuyu-chan into Mabi or something.

We need to get Mafuyu-chan into Mabi or something.

I found it funny that Mafuyu was actually a gamer geek.

Moe moment... okay, Mafuyu is now my favorite character.

Moe moment... okay, Mafuyu is now my favorite character.

All the images are nice and clickable, so click (or see the gallery below) for higher-res versions.

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A Sudden Rush of Anime

October 2nd, 2009

Kampfer came out yesterday, it was better than I expected in some ways, and worse than my expectations in other ways.

Anyways, about today. Shin Koihime Musou came out in low-quality (it’s not supposed to be out yet though =p), so I watched it subbed in Chinese. Awesome songs, as usual, and typical Koihime stuff. Bachou x Chouhi is weird. I want my Ryuubi NOW though.

Next — To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, currently downloading. Misaka is the best thing since they invented the wheel, so this better be good, AND have an OP sung by Kawada-san (or, well, KOTOKO will do) AND have an ED sung by IKU (only IKU will do; all of her songs so far have been beyond awesome).

Aand… “Nyan Koi!” (I forgot what this anime was supposed to be about.) I’ll give it a watch (lol).

Seitokai no Ichizon came out raw a while ago, hurry up and get it subbed XD.

Ugh, life is good.