So, the falls anime have started since last week and I’ve I watched a few first episodes, so let’s see what I feel like watching and what I don’t….
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
This seasons have a few Shojo airing and the first I’ve watched was Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun. This first episode was pretty enjoyable. The two main characters are funny, but the girl is quite cliché (the studious girl who never had the time for friendship or love because she have to be number one in everything she does…). The boy feels like a complete idiot, but a cute complete idiot, so that’s okay. Of course, the rest of the cast, who will all become friend with the two unsocial main characters will gradually show up and be add to makes a joyous gang of people… we can all see that coming! But if it’s made well, it could be interesting. I also really like the OP, it was full of color and joy.
verdict: watching a few more episode before deciding if I’m blogging it or not.
Chuunibyou demo Koi wa Shita
Ah, the eight grader syndrome, everyone had it in a way or another. I wanted to be a communist and I was listening to old obscur 70’s punk group singing about anarchy and nihilism, while wearing combat boots and leather jackets… Wait, that’s how I still am! Well, joke apart, I haven’t watched many KyoAni anime, but I obviously knew of their characters design (K-On is pretty well know after all…), and this isn’t a style I really appreciate. Too much moe isn’t good for your health, you know (in reality, it’s because guys look dumb and I like cool sexy anime guys! ok, I’m kidding). But I quite liked the premise of the story. I liked the fact the guy is boring because he prefer being boring and the girl with the eye-patch (I’m so bad with names, sorry!) is funny and interesting. I wonder where the story will go.
Verdict: probably watching, but certainly not blogging
This is such a stupid name and it’s so awkward to pronounce too. This is a typical survival game anime where everyone have to kill everyone else to win, this time with bombs as murder weapon. Of course the protagonist is a good-for-nothing boy with no job or other skilled than video-gaming. And of course he will fall for the big-boobed blond in high-school miniskirt, who is bathing in a river. The grapĥics are interesting and I’m curious to see the other peoples on the island. But other than this… it look boring!
verdict: will give it a try of a few more episodes
Ixion Saga DT
I wasn’t supposed to watch this… I wanted to stay away from it and even forget its existence, but I finally gave up and watched the first episode… which I strangely enjoyed! I’m almost ashamed to write this… Well, this anime have a great seyuu cast, oddly enough for the production value which is very low: strange or ugly characters, big-ass hairs, freaking ugly names, cliché protagonist and cliché setting with a cliché story, bland background, well nothing good here. The thing is, this anime doesn’t take itself seriously and gives a funny vibe, but since the story itself looks boring and cliché, I don’t know if I can enjoy this on the long run. Oh, and the Op was awesome! Just kidding…
Verdict: not watching, not blogging (ok, I’ll watch another episode, just to see)
I was waiting for this one! I love the manga, so Iwas so happy when I saw that the anime was coming for this october. The first episode was interesting, it respected well the manga story. I didn’t imagined Aladdin voice like this, but it’s okay I guess. I just wonder if it can be good enough, after all this is a typical shonen anime and on the long run it can become boring or repetitive. But It looks good for now.
Zetsuen no tempest
This was… special… Zetsuen no tempest is a strange anime. The story is suppose to be around the Shakespeare story The Tempest (of course) and even if there are point that matches, other things are completly random. There are big creepy things with chains and an eyes coming from the ground and transforming everyone in metal, but excluding of course the two teenagers protagonists. And there is a high shonen ai vibe to this one, I can already see everyone shipping the two boys together! But the graphics are pretty good and I kind of want to know what will happening. Plus, the music is gorgeous!
Verdict: Certainly watching
So, I’ll make another post for the rest of the anime I watched. I’m pretty late with all the series and I haven’t finished all the review for the summer season, but, one at the time and everything will be done…