Posts Tagged ‘Spring 2010 Animes’

End of Spring 2010

August 1st, 2010

I started out watching like ten of this season’s animes, by now it’s narrowed down to just, like… what, three or four?

[DAMNN sorry… this was supposed to be posted a month ago. Hehe.]

Angel Beats Episode 13 FINAL

God… why is this final episode so stupid. Yuri’s kawaii personality is really headdesk-inducing. Kanade being normal is cute. Everything else… oh god. Head keeps moving towards desk instinctively. Trying to protect my brain cells.

The rest of the episode after the graduation ceremony better be epic. Especially how they suddenly switch between uncalled-for humor and omfg tragedy end of anime soliloquy. Was that a love confession fro– ok it was. Heart. gg.

That plot twist was kind of unexpected… the heart donation acceptor was… (spoiler) Kanade… This ep lacked epicness. Sequel anyone?

This anime gets something like an AA. Priceless empathetic heart-breaking moments, mixed in with the worst of Japanese stupidity. If they had made a better ending, this could have gotten an SS, or even an SSS.

Mayoi Neko Overrun Episode 12 FINAL

Yeah, Fumino really has the right to tell other people to be straightforward and honest. The randomness of this anime is great, although I still think Sora no Otoshimono was better in terms of randomness. For overall plot and romansu, I’d prefer Nyan Koi. The sentimentality isn’t very well-done. The art is okay and there are too many characters.

The final plot with Nozomi was pretty good. Somebody still needs to explain why she has nekomimi. Takumi is being lame. Great ending (especially after watching Angel Beats‘ really lame one). Kaho didn’t show up? Well.

This anime gets something like an A+. Great mindless humor.

Utawarerumono Episode 01~02

First impression: Awesome. Doggy. Ears. I’d watch this anime just for the doggy ears. This anime is made by the same people as Tears to Tiara, and that was pretty good, so I expect nice things from Utawarerumono. Unfortunately, unlike Arawn/Arthur from TtT, the lead male (or at least I’m guessing that guy’s the lead male) is horribly ugly. That mask is marring my enjoyment of this anime.

Not only is the lead female (or at least I am assuming she is the lead female) doggy-ear+tailed, there’s also a doggy-ear imouto! Can the female cast get any better? J/k ><

Doggy-ears feels like she’s already married to Masked Lead Male. Awwww. Also, why does everyone call Masked Lead Male “kid”? He looks old and ugly. And then the two Doggy-ear siblings start calling Masked Lead Male father, and Old Lady gives him their father’s name. If this review looked long, realize that the only event that occurred in these two episodes was them killing Mutikapa.

Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! Episode 01-14

From the wikipedia summary, this anime sounded like paradise to me — all the elements of a long-running shounen series that I like. Unfortunately (at least judging from the first 13), it ain’t that awesome. The intro and outro are pretty good. I don’t like most of the characters. Tsuna, the lead male, is okay, but I’d like to see some character development from him. The kids are all ugly and annoying, and Tsuna’s “family” consists of weird people. Kyouko is pretty cute, but I must admit I really do like Haru and her eccentric… everything. Last but certainly not least… Reborn, the grade-school Italian mafia hitman…

It’s not just the opening and ending themes that are good… I really like the “Italian mafia movie” BGM that features in much of this anime. The jazzy feel is just such a nice, welcome contrast to typical anime background music.

So in conclusion, this anime feels more like a comedy than a shounen series.

Kateikyou Hitman Reborn! Episode… uhh… up to 52-ish

The first “arc”, if you will, was really more comedy and status-quo slice-of-life than shounen. But… once we get into the action, we discover the true beauty of this anime. It’s quite like, say, Law of Ueki in how it features the protagonists against impossible situations. In fact, that’s a staple of the shounen genre, but I don’t need to mention that I really like those storylines. The music is really, really good. The OPs and EDs are fantastic for the most part (I dislike a few of them), and the BGM really fires you up in those climax moments.

brb after I go kill god.

June 19th, 2010

hai, it’s summer.

Mayoi Neko Overrun Episode 08

Parodying -Saki-? Really. XD

Although I really love the super-high-quality animation, the storyline of this anime has gone down exponentially. However. Epic animation quality. Epic Yui Horie as announcer and peppy ponytail girl. Epic funny moments. Some of the time. I still like all of the characters, however (like Airantou and Tears to Tiara etc), so the lowest rating this will get is like an AA.

Wow, this episode was actually good.

Angel Beats Episode 11

This… is a pretty stupid story idea. Also, why is Tenshi so dumb. Actually. Why are all the characters so dumb.

This series goes like 3 episode of awesomeness, and 1 episode of epic fail. It’s better than Mayoi Neko I guess, which is like 2 awesome, 1 fail.

Mayoi Neko Overrun Episode 09

Aaand this is an example of a fail episode.

Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou Episode 10

Awesome anime!

Epic post title and above all. EPIC. CLIMAX.

ef -a tale of melodies- Episode 06

This is an anime about art and music. Naturally, the art of this anime is very modernist and unique. However, it gets in the way sometimes… actually, quite often. This episode’s overdrawn description of Yuuko’s story was annoying. Also, the plot requires a large measure of WSoD. As well as deep thinking to figure out the complex relationships and random timeskips, and especially (and most enjoyably) figuring out the artful metaphors and themes. The music is also horrible. This is an anime about music. I can’t believe the music isn’t mind-blowingly brilliant.

However… I believe I may have fallen in love with one of the main characters, Mizuki. Also, the story may not be that brilliant, but the themes it explores are so deeply entwined to familiar issues that I myself have. I suppose this may be the main reason I enjoy this anime. So, a poetic imperfect masterpiece-could-have-been. If I were to rate it right now, I’d say… AA.

One big thing is that this anime has failed to make me cry. Before I can let out any shred of compassion for the characters, some annoyingly “artful” piece of scriptwriting pisses me off.

ef -a tale of melodies- Episode 11

The music got a bit better, but the main violin piece that Kuze plays isn’t all that amazing or anything. I like how everything is against the norm in this anime. Also, the story ended up pretty good. Still didn’t make me cry. Yet. One ep left. Current rating is probably like an AAA+.

Wow, nevermind. Kuze’ song sung by Mizuki is pretty awesome.

The single most annoying thing about this anime is Yuuko’s hat. I HATE THAT HAT.

3 months of random anime comments

June 11th, 2010

This is… really old… yea, so this is like 3 months of random anime comments. In fact… I guess I’ll title it that.

Mayoi Neko Overrun Episode 05

Chise is so lonely and pitiful. But obviously she’s such a brat. AWESOME! Last episode’s character becomes a main character! =D Chikumaen is an interesting last name, now that I think of it.

Too much crying… sniff sniff. The conclusion was slightly… too fake. And I don’t like how Kaho was the “badguy”. But all in all, a nice episode.

Tears to Tiara Episode 25


Finally got to finishing this. That albino guy uses the Force… no wait, he’s secretly Accelerator in disguise! The albino-ness even matches up! I do like how the anime turns black-and-white as the world is about to end and Heaven is about to be joined with Earth. WTF Taliesin is alive? I really thought he died. Which means… yay for pairing.

Tears to Tiara Episode 26 FINAL

Arawn has his Kamina moment. BELIEVE IN ME WHO BELIEVES IN YOU! YOUR DRILL IS THE ONE THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS! He even says some of the exact same things Kamina says. “WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM!?!?!?”

This boss battle reminds me of Mabi. The whole Celtic mythology thing, plus that huge thing reminds me of Glas. Oh yeah, and everyone, pressure Riannon. Yeah, that’s going to help.

And the Riannon starts pwning anything with that Huge Beam of Light. ROW! ROW! FIGHT THE POWAH!

Then the Pendragon thing, Arthur is made king (omg who would have guessed. =_=). And… nothing really is told of the epilogue. We do have a final Taliesin squishy moment though. Anyways.

What I thought about this anime as a whole? I liked the plot, it was meaningful, especially compared to most anime nowadays. The humor, when it appeared, was average, but it was present when it was needed. One major thing about the high rating I am going to give Tears+Tiara is that there wasn’t a single character I disliked. Yes. This is amazing, but I liked every single character in this anime… including all the villains, and all the minor characters. As expected from a game-adapted anime, I suppose, where the main focus is almost entirely on characters. The character development of everybody but Arthur was highly neglected, I believe, but then again, I’m not really that interested. Also, if you’ve read something like Mists of Avalon and/or know some things about Celtic mythology, you’d know that 90% of the historical information cited in this anime is completely made-up. Yet compare this with Mists — which would you rather read?

Character: S+ / Plot+Setting: AAA+ / Music: A / Art: AA

Overall: (notice I curve this down considerably XD) AA+ [7.5/10]

The lame ending slightly lowered my rating. How does… Riannon suddenly remember some poem… and pwn everything with two sentences of Latin verse (or whatever language that is)? No sense is made. And then… it just ends. o_O

Hanamaru Kindergarten Episode 05

Yes I realize I’m about a season late. Awesome Evangelion references. Better confess, otherwise tomorrow Yuu-chan may move away… or he might be abducted by aliens tomorrow… or the Second Impact could happen tomorrow!

Hanamaru Kindergarten Episode 06

TSUCCHI’S IMOUTO IS AWESOME!!! Satsuki is now the best character in the series.

And, who would’ve guessed, she has a onii-chan complex. Wahaha.

Nagasarete Airantou Episode 15

From last episode… Mei Mei === Nodoka (wow it took me 20 seconds to recall her name) from Negima~~ I love how the introduction of new characters is well-paced. There isn’t anything I don’t like about this anime except the weird glasses-lady. Seriously, Mei Mei looks EXACTLY like Nodoka (facial expressions & reactions and all), except for recolored hair, a pair of braided bangs, and Chinese buns (what are those called), and the China dress (what are those called >> qipao?).

Oh, something interesting about the series (probably on purpose) — doesn’t “Airantou” sound like “Island” pronounced in Japanese? XD

Kaichou wa Maid-sama Episode 06

This episode is getting worse every episode. All the puns and jokes they’re using have already been done. There are NO new characters at all. The romansu SUCKS. Usui is too straightforward. Misaki’s plight is unrealistic, nothing really makes sense, and it’s not… interesting. Anymore. The first episode was funny, but… no. Not anymore.

Dance in the Vampire Bund Episode 11

Ugh, this SUCKS so bad! And it was so hyped too! The art is HORRIBLE! They keep trying to do the Ueki thing (or the Index thing or whatever other anime you want to ref) with “lone weak man VS impossible odds”… in fact, even Airantou involves these… “zettai muri” odds. Unfortunately, Bund sucks so I can’t be bothered to appreciate the effort they pretended they put into making the anime. This situation and the plotline must have been pretty good in the manga though, maybe I’ll check that out sometime.

Dance in the Vampire Bund Episode 12 FINAL

This anime. Sucked. It was off the charts.

Character: D- / Plot+Setting: D- / Art: F / Music: C

Overall: D [3/10]

Fairy Tail Episode 32

Ending to Loke arc. Nothing unexpected happened. This arc was lame.

Fairy Tail Episode 33

You can just feel the epicness of what’s about to happen in this arc flow up your veins.

Durarara! Episode 20+21

If nothing else, I love the narration of this anime.

Angel Beats Episode 09

It’s the last day of school today. And I’m pissed at life. So what do I do. I watch a good anime.

Initial comment: Wow, great quality animation. I seem to remember sucky animation at the beginning of the series; huh. Wait, there was an epic train incident and there’s no huge crowd of emergency personnel? Nobody knows that an epic train accident just happened? They’re not using their futuristic lasers to melt open the ground and save everybody with their mechas and island-sized submarine-airships? Is this really Japan? ><

Wow, Otonashi’s past…

Death is always such a good theme to explore in literature and art.

Angel Beats Episode 10

Why. Is this anime. So. Awesome. Nooo Yui! Don’t get rid of her ;_;

Oh. my. That ending was so beautiful.

Mahou Sensei Negima! Mou Hitotsu no Sekai OVA 03

I can’t believe how much the quality of this sucks. Since they’re making OVAs instead of a new anime, you’d think the quality would be drastically higher.

However. I DESPERATELYwant to see the EPIC Rakan VS Negi battle animated. Rewatching OVA 02 (fine… “OAD 02” if you want to call it that… I don’t even know what it stands for o_O), the short Negi and Kotarou fight was pretty well-done. I won’t say it was really good animation, because it wasn’t. The animation in this OVA was also not awesome enough to match the epicness of Negima. I hope they ban Negima! and Negima!? and remake the OVAs into a 100-episode anime. Then I can die happy.


May 5th, 2010

I’m not reviewing every episode I watch anymore. I’m just going to randomly write about episodes if I feel like it.

Highlight of this post: ANGEL BEATS 02-05. EPIC WIN.

Durarara!! Episode 14

I like the new OP. I love Anri’s voice, but her art/character design SUCKS~ Shinra is so secretly evil ><; did Anri just die?

Tears to Tiara Episode 03

Arawn’s Wife Count: 2.

Epic arrows, cutting through solid iron armor. I love how Riannon was like “^____^” before killing that soldier. So cute ><

Isn’t fighting on a boat… kind of… dangerous? :D

Tears to Tiara Episode 05

So, what’s the first thing once you finally sneak into the enemy country’s capital city? SIGHTSEEING!!

Fairy Tail Episode 26

Hmm. Not awesome enough =D needs moar awesome!

Mayoi Neko Overrun Episode 03

I want Takumi’s harem :<

Angel Beats Episode 02&03

It got better and better. The first episode sucked.

Angel Beats Episode 04

This episode was AWESOME! If this becomes the standard for this anime, Angel Beats will meet or surpass the likes of Kanon and CLANNAD! I’m even willing to ignore the Yurippe-Haruhi issue.

But yeah, Angel Beats really has that awesome Key anime feel, with the unique style of humor, uniquely uncreative character stereotypes (it’s… unique… in how much Key reuses the same character personalities). That was a back-handed compliment, I swear.

Mayoi Neko Overrun! Episode 04

Wow, this episode is so the replacement for Sora no Otoshimono. The assortment of rich ladies also resembles Hayate no Gotoku. But still… that must have been five or ten straight minutes, that ping-pong scene. And the… um… scene… where……

Angel Beats Episode 05

That episode was as awesome, or awesomer than episode 04. It has the perfect combination of awesome music, hilarious humor, and sad, contemplative storyline and character depth. This here is a true Key masterpiece, assuming they don’t end this lamely. I seriously can’t wait for the next episode, and I haven’t felt like that for an anime in a long time…

Fairy Tail Episode 28

That was a satisfying arc conclusion.

Durarara!! Episode 16

Epic unexpected turn of events! Why are Japanese light novels always so awesome?

Shin Koihime Musou Episode 12 FINAL


Ryuubi suddenly bursting into song was so totally predictable. The whole thing is totally lame, but oh well, it’s typical from this anime.

Lol at the Higurashi I’m-about-to-murder-you-epicly face that whatshername makes. I also love how they pretend they’re following Chinese history. Wahaha~ that’s the best part of that anime.

Hey, it’s Bachou-imouto. She should be a major character. LOOL. Epic epilogue. Wonder if I should start the 3rd season yet.

Wow, this is getting long, I’d better click the post button. *makes up random post title*

A day of OCD

May 1st, 2010

I’ve spent the entire day today obsessive-complusively obsessing-compulsing over anime. One thing that astounds me — the only things better than the art of Japanese anime and manga are the numerous communities, blogs, and people who enjoy, commentate, review, draw fan art of, arrange the music of, and simply love anime. It’s quite deep, unexpectedly, especially when compared to American television, which probably has a larger audience, but lacks this essential aspect.

Current Music: 太陽が似合うよ / Taiyou ga Niau yo水樹奈々 / Nana Mizuki

The song’s been on repeat since last night. I’d really like to listen to the Angel Beats! intro song, especially Yui’s version featured in episode 04, but that doesn’t seem to have come out yet. Quite evidently, I have spent the last few days (ever since watching episodes 02 to 05 of Angel Beats!) being obsessed with Angel Beats!. Seriously, I have not seen an anime as good as this in a long time (mostly because I’ve been watching crappy animes lately). After finishing episode 05, I really can’t wait until the next episode. Like, really. I’d pay to watch episode 06 right now.

» Read more: A day of OCD

Spring 2010

April 18th, 2010

SPRING 2010 ANIME SEASON has started! Yes I understand I’m about four weeks late but hey, lots of things happened, okay? Here’s stuff I wrote in Canada, plus more.

(Tuesday, April 6, 2010)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama / The Student Council President is a Maid! Episode 01

The title made this anime sound really perverted and bad… but this anime wasn’t perverted at all; a real surprise.

The art style really reminded me of the Shugo Chara anime’s art style, and Misa does have many of Amu’s traits.

As this is a shoujo anime, the male protagonist is extremely handsome and unrealistically awesome; however I find that I don’t seem to mind, so I think I’ll keep watching this anime.

Random comments: OMG another cool imouto character!

ToLOVE-ru OVA 03

I’ve missed ToLOVE-ru so bad. It was my random destressing anime for a time, and the pervertedness is something you get used to. Once you get past that, the randomness, character depth, and general entertainment provided by ToLOVE-ru is epic.

This OVA had too much fanservice, and after not watching for a while, it took me time to get used to ignoring the fanservice.

WTF with the female-Rito shots… ><;;

Anyways, this wasn’t up-to-par, compared to what I remember of the ToLOVE-ru OVAs.

ToLOVE-ru OVA 04



and then they’re suddenly teleported into the Great Demon Lord’s castle and lame things happen… and suddenly Rito is making a “maybe” love confession.

funny how epicness goes downhill so fast.

AND LALA’S TWIN SISTERS APPEAR! For the first time. interestingly.


Nice episode.

Oh, I hear that Mayoi Neko Overrun (Spring 2010 anime) is by the same mangaka as ToLOVE-ru. If so… *wry smirk* AWESOME!!

Nana’s seiyuu = Kanae Itou [Amu@Shugo Chara, Mihoshi@Sora no Manimani, Saten@Railgun, will be Fumino Serizawa@Mayoi Neko Overrun!]

Momo’s seiyuu = Aki Toyosaki [Yoshino@Minami-ke, Su@Shugo Chara, Yui@K-On!, Lisa@Blacksmith, …, Uiharu@Railgun!]

Perfect pair.

Mayoi Neko Overrun! Episode 01

OMG ToLOVE-ru + Nyan Koi! combination! DO WANT!

(You get used to how generic it is and start getting excited about anime again about now. Deal with it.)

Actually, that guy reminds me of Tomoki. Really. He does. The voice, the personality and all.

I’m not sure yet if his sister/childhood friend/whoever it was that was banging on his head waking him up is as good as Sohara, though.

Ohhh, the sister is a different character. And that one was his childhood friend. Ah. I see. The stereotypes are always the same ^_^ anime is so predictable.

Did I just hear Rie Kugumiya? God.

OH HEY I just recognized Itou Kanae’s voice. That took a while.

But yeah, I’m just sitting here waiting for Rie Kugumiya to randomly spout “AYE!” ><;


Wow. This is deep. Also, no really perverted scenes, or at least nothing on the level of ToLOVE-ru or Omamori Himari or (god forbid…) Kampfer.

This is pretty good.

Hm, who does Otome-oneechan remind me of. :/

Mayoi Neko Overrun! Episode 02

This anime may consist entirely of overused anime stereotypes, but they are overused WELL.

I haven’t screenshotblogged an episode in a while. Huh.

The nekomimi shoujo is secretly Nagato Yuki in disguise or something… she can do everything perfectly, and is perfect in every way that Nagato was.

Why do the OP and ED songs SUCK so bad? o_O

B-gata H-kei Episode 01

There’s really nothing I can say about this anime. Its uniqueness is too much (OVER 9000!!!!).

The imouto character is cute. The lead female is… a new category of her own. And the person who seems to be our lead male is fat, plain, ugly, and stupid. Tehe.

B-gata H-kei Episode 02

Interesting, unique anime, like I said before. I can’t say I like any of the characters other than the imouto. Her best friend isn’t really likable, the guy is too stupid and ugly, and even the lead herself is much too oddball to be likable.

Even though the humor is interesting, I may end up dropping this anime for lack of character depth, or maybe like even lack of character design in the first place.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama Episode 02 — I’m loving this. Usui is the Ikuto (facial expressions and all), and Misa is the Amu. Totally. But wahh, this is a pretty good anime. It almost makes me laugh as much as BakaTest (to compare it to something recent). I hear there’s some other awesome comedy anime this season, though… what was it, B gata H kei or something. I heard it was kind of more adult-oriented, though. This anime (despite the name), is all-ages fun, like BakaTest.

ToLOVE-ru OVA 05


Angel Beats Episode 01

I can’t comment yet.

Current spring rankings:

  1. Mayoi Neko Overrun!
  2. Kaichou wa Maid-sama
  3. B-gata H-kei

Anime I am Currently Watching

April 18th, 2010

This comprehensive list includes all animes I have started and intend to finish… eventually.

  • Moetan
  • Air
  • D.C. ~Da Capo~
  • Kodomo no Jikan
  • Kyou no 5 no 2
  • Kami-chama Karin
  • Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu + Nyoro~n Churuya-san
  • Negima! ~Mou Hitotsu no Sekai~
  • Kanamemo
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Sora no Manimani
  • Kobato
  • Tegami Bachi
  • Sora no Woto
  • Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu S2
  • Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu 2 – Purezza
  • Shin Koihime Musou
  • Ookamikakushi
  • Hanamaru Kindergarten
  • Angel Beats (current)
  • Baka to Test to Shokanjuu (2 eps left)
  • Kaichou wa Maid-sama (current)
  • B-gata H-kei (current)
  • Durarara!! (current)
  • Omamori Himari (1 ep left)
  • ToLOVEる OVAs (1 ep left)
  • Fairy Tail (current)
  • Dance in the Vampire Bund
  • Hidamari Sketch
  • Magical Pokan
  • Tears to Tiara
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge (current)
  • xxxHoLiC (someday… maybe…)
  • xxxHoLiC Shunmuki
  • Mayoi Neko Overrun (current)
  • Code Geass R2
  • Mahoromatic S2
  • Pani Poni Dash (my “rainy day” anime)
  • Shugo Chara! Party! (kill me)
  • Inuyasha (AHAHAHAHAHAHA)
  • Minami-ke (Okawari? Or Okaeri. I forget where I am in Minami-ke.)

Stuff that I just dropped today:

  • Shion no Ou (was on ep 01)
  • They Are My Noble Masters (was on ep 01)

Stuff that I’ve been planning on starting forever:

  • Ookami to Koushinryou -Spice and Wolf-
  • Rosario to Vampire CAPU2
  • Rozen Maiden -traumend-
  • ef -a tale of melodies-