Vividred Operation 4: the yellow girl join too…

What is Vividred Operation about? Well, cute little girl wearing no pants are fighting strange unamed monster (common, the Alone… not a name at all!) with the power of technology. Pretty much generic. But this is fun to watch… if you can pass all the crotch shots and the stupidity Akane can show in an episode.

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So, in the fourth episode we meet the yellow girl, an Hikikomori who never gets out of her home and of course a computer and technology freaks. She’s an “Engine Otaku”. She know all about the engine but she don’t go to school. When Akane broke her camera, she get’s to her house and meet her. Of crouse sheis reluctant, but Akane finally got her to get out of the house (and for whatever reason, Wakabe had a dress with her… in her school bag… of course!) to see the engine in the sunset. But the Alone attack! So Akane and co transform, saves the day and yellow girl gets her key! The end.

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Gosh, now that we got the four girls, we maybe will get somewhere with the story. I know, the plot can’t get on before we get to know the characters a little, but this was annoying, since this weeks new girl is pretty generic: the hikikomori who doesn’t trust anyone but befriend the protagonist is dejà vu process seen in many animes (and some western media too, but of course without the “hikikomori” word). And there was the obligatory docking thing.

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About this docking, I don’t really understand: in the second episode, Akane and Aoi couldn’t do it because Aoi was keeping a secret from Akane (the tomato!). But Wakabe was able to do it really fast, even thought she knows Akane for just a few hours. In the fourth episode, the yellow girl -I don’t know her name- was able to do it because she understood really fast the process behind it. So, is it difficult to do the “docking-thingy” or not?

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And gosh, these name in gratuitous english are annoying: Naked Impact, Naked Rang, Ignition… Why naked??? Or docking… I guess it doesn’t bother the japanese, but I think it’s really silly. But that’s okay, I’ll keep on watching for now.

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Whatever this means…

Sasami-san at Ganbaranai 3: Where they actually tell the truth…

Gosh, I’m so late with all this season’s animes… I guess I’m not into them as much as I was (ok… I never have been able to watch an anime every weeks… I just have so much to do in life…). So, the third episode, which aired a few weeks ago already, and that I,ve watched a few weeks ago but didn’t had the time to write about, tells us a little more about where the girls come from.

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Sasami have actually grown up in a shrine where they knew she had Amaterasu power, so she was drugged and her brother was the one to take care of her. He was to never show his face, that’s why we don’t see it at all, and incest was the way to keep the power within the family. So, Sasami just got away from there with her brother and ended up in the city. But now, her brother have disappeared and she thinks he have go back to the main shrine to claim he have the power of amaterasu, so to let Sasami alone.

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Of course Sasami gets there with the help of the Yagamii sisters, and we learned that Tsurugi is in fact Amaterasu who passed on her power to Sasami’s ancestor. The two other sisters where created by her and they destroy the shrine. End of the episode.

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Well, this was entertaining. We learned a lot of things in this episode, but it seems a bit too soon to reavel all that stuff. I guess there’s a goal behind all this, and we can understand a bit more the relationship between Sasami and her brother: why he cares for her, and why he hide his face, why their erlationship is so strange, etc. Tsuguri being Amaterasu came as a surprise that I didn’t saw coming at all. But I think all these revelations were made too soon: I don’t really care at all for all the characters, and the fact of Kamiomi not coming back wasn’t really stressing or anything.

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The first part of the anime featured a story about a rabbit(Sasami) who wants to get to the other side of a river. A shark (Kamiomi) comes and let her get on his back, but he wants her to stripe for a reward. Sasmi kicks him and go away and the shark is left alone on the beach. Three goddess (the sisters) came upon and… kick him too… WTF? I guess there was some sort of message there, but I thought this was just plain disturbing.

Amnesia 2: Shin, you crazy character! no… this is crap…

So, episode two start where the first one left us: the heroin is attacked by girls without eyes! Ok, they probably have eyes, they just didn’t draw them… So these mean girl told her that she broke her promises, so she remember now: they cut her hair, her precious hair! amne2.2NNNNNNOOOOOOOOO! so she faint, at the same exact moment a madam with a big dress was conveniently passing by. When she woke up, with Orion the schizophrenic elf by her side, he told her that it’s criminal to cut a girl hair… so kill them… KILL THEM! no, he didn’t say that, but he should have. Would have been much more entertaining. He says he could feel their animosity… Good grief, it doesn’t take a diploma to feel that!

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And then, Orion just keep on the fact she should keep her memory loss secret. not a good idea… this will bring much more problems, but nevermind, just listen to that idiotic elf inside your head. Anyway, that girl is an idiot. Now, she is concerned because she could have make the bitches sad: don’t you see they hate you because they like to do it??? Don’t even care about them or their feeling! Ok, let’s go to the next scene now, or I’ll get mad!

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So, back to her workplace, we met two girls she work with (so, she isn’t only working with strangely dressed man, she also work with real humans… no, wait, they are also strangely dressed! wtf with this coffee place…), and Orion tells her she can trust them. On what do base that? So, pink-haired girl says something have change… Maybe it’s that she now is talking to herself like a crazy wench! Ok… maybe it’s something else. Seems everyone have to go on a trip. Sure… Ken also thing she is crazy. Please someone get her in the hospital already! Or maybe she already was a blank-no-emotions-at-all person before, but then, why would anyone want to be her friend???

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So, while she was singing “Happy Birthday” to a no-face customer, she remembered another memory: Shin, the red-dressed guy was saying he killed a man… tun-tun-tun  (music from a popular suspense movie)! So of course she makes another strange face.

Ok, I think she should just go out with the manager… he is so much more cool than Shin or the yellow guy or even the blue-shady guy. Kent is the only other cool one!

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So, on her way home, she is talkin to herself the elf inside her head, who says he isn’t doing enough for her. No, that’s not true, you are a huge help, you are the only part of her who have a personality! So, while she is talking to herself Orion, she almost get hit by a car, but Stalker-san saves her! Gosh, why didn’t you let her get hit, or she would have died, which would have ended the serie, ot she would have at least go to the hospital, get some treatment for her lack of personality memory loss!

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And then, everyone goes on a trip! Gosh… this episode is so boring, I don’t even have anything to laugh at! Other than the fact that the manager is so cool since he could tell that the rain would stop because of the smell… THE SMELL! I continue to think that Orion is the only think with a bit of personality inside the heroin head. We don’t even know her name yet!

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And then, we understand that she somehow have memories of things that haven’t happen yet… like the thing Shin says about killing someone or walking under an umbrella (brella, brella, hey, hey, hey, hey, under my umbrella, brella, brella, hey hey hey hey hey…) with Ken or whatever other memories.

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So, we learn that Ikki-san (blue shady guy) is good with anything involving his hand… Anything… really… ok… sorry… So, they are playing a table hockey game, and everyone have fun and blahblahblah.

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So, they finnally goes to see the asteroid rain or something like that, and the heroin is walking at the end. Shin ask her if she is tired, so he ask to take her hand. She slipped and falls, but he hold her back, but she remember what he says he get scared, so she fall from a cliff (and dies…). And Stalker-san is laughing, ahahaha.

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When she wake in the hospital, she is back the the first day of august and Shin enter the room… and kiss her! The end.

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This anime is so bad, it’s funny! The heroin really have no personality at all, but instead of making this easier for the watcher to insert herself (since this is for girls…), it have the exact opposite effect and it just feels like watching an idiot getting around. The other character aren’t that interesting either, and other than their “otome game stereotypes”, we don’t really get to know them at all, well, for the moment. The only character with a personality yet is Orion. The two other girls working with the heroin are also bland and uneteresting. I hope the game is better than this, because this anime is crap. Even Aracana Famiglia was better (and that’s something to says!). Ok, I’ll give two other episode try before dropping this one for good, because this is crap!

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Vividred Operation 3: Green is now on the team!

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After the destruction of their school, Akane, Aoi and Momo now needs to go to another school (where there is no pants or skirt on the uniform…). But, on the first day, Akane miss the train, so she uses her transformation to get there on time. But on the beach near the school, A young girl is practising her Kendo when Akane crash on the beach. Wakabe is the champion of the school and she thinks Akane is an intruder, so she attack her but is beat. She soon discover that they are in the same class-room, so she want to have a rerun of their fight. When shre finnally gets to fight Akane (and have fun doing it), an Alone attack, so Akane and Aoi have to go fight. But Wakabe wants to fight too, so Akane gives her a key and they even do a Docking togheter, and beat the Alone and everyone is fine.

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So now, the green have join the team. I’m a bit surprised they could Dock this soon, since they have just met and even though Aoi was friend with Akane for a long time they weren’t able to do it on the first time, but nevermind… The end of the episode also felt a bit rush: the alone attack, Wakabe become the Green magical girl, the Dock, beat the Alone, all of this in less than seven minutes or something… and the second episode was all of this, but for Aoi in 25 minutes, so it’s really really rushed.

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And then, there is the girl-love that get in: Wakabe sure feels something for Momo… she is like her “servant-knight” and says she is cute… let’s see where it goes from there. I wonder if Aoi will get jealous, because other girls can do the “Docking-Thingy” with Akane. After all, they become one, so it’s a really intimate moment I guess. I wonder if Akane is the only one who can dock, or if  Aoi and Wakabe could do a blue-green hybrid or something.

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Other than that, well the Alone are pretty generic monsters for the moment. I though that the Oji-san-weasel would know about them or why they take power from the Generator, but he doesn’t know either. I hope we’ll know about that (not like the generic alien in Strike Witch…) or why does the girl with the bow and arrow gets them to power up, or why she says that Akane and co. are getting in her way.

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So much fun in perspective. I guess we’ll meet the yellow girl in the next episode, who seems to be some kind of shut in, but inside the school. Hope it won’t feels as rush as this one.

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The Unlimited – Hyoubu Kyousuke episode1: Esper battle against humans

I know I’m really late on this one (and many others…) since it’s already the fourth week, but I’ve just watched the first episode and I quite liked it. I didn,t watched Zettai Karen Children, so I didn’t knew anything about the protagonist of this spin-off, but it seems like you don’t need to have watched the other one to understand what it is about. And I must say I quite enjoyed that first episode.

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This is the story of Hyoubu Kyousuke, of is an over-powerful esper of fifteen years old and also the chief of an esper criminal organization called P.A.N.D.R.A. In this first episode, he gets himself arrested and is bring to an Esper prison where he met Andy Hinomiya. Even if he is in an esper prison, Andy doesn’t seems to have any power. Kyousuke is soon interested into Andy. It seems that the only way to get out of the prison is to get to the hospital on mainland.

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Hyoubu poison Andy, who is taken to the hospital, but it turns out there is no hospital and the chief warren uses the espers as giunea pigs to experiment and makes the ultimate soldier. Hyoubu saves Andy, but he have another goal: to save a member of his organisation, a little girl. But the warren sees them and tries to kill them with his ultimate soldier. But Hyoubu goes all out and kills everyone. His comrade come to take him on his boat, the Catastrophe, and Andy joins them on their adventure. The End.

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Ok, not the end, only the end of the first episode. So, this episode was interesting: we got to see the two protagonist, Hyoubu, who is a vilains,  and Andy, who seems to be the true hero of the show… we’ll see… This was more to introduce them, so I don,t really have opinion on them yet. But this episode was action packed too, but Hyoubu is a little too over-powered, so I hope he have flaws or it’ll get boring. A character no one can beat is boring. Andy on the other hand is interesting too: he is not an esper, but not a normal human either, so I’m curious to know about his powers. He have a cool eye too (like an interface or something), so I guess his powers have a link with this. I guess we will also meet the other members of the organization soon.

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So, this was a good first episode, and I guess I now want to watch the others episode to know more about the characters and their story. Hyoubu really is a villain, but he seems to care about the members of his organization. I hope he won’t be a one-sided character. I also want to know about his past: why did he hates the “normal humans”? Why did he created his organization? And who really is Andy? the final scene show him talking to someone, saying he have infiltrated the organization, so I guess he works for someone else. Well, we’ll see soon enough!

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Mondaiji-tachi ga isekai kara kuru sou desus ne? episodes 1

Another anime from a light novel, Mondaiji-tachi (let’s just call it that since that name is way too long…) is a story about three young person sent to another world where they have to win games (or something along theses lines). The three kids have obvously special powers: there’s Izayoi Sakamaki, a super powerful arrogant young boy who is absolutely bored with everything in life; Asuka Kuudo, the ojou-sama who have the power to command anything or anyone into what she wants; and finally You Kasukabe, a quiet and anti-social girl who have the power to talk to animals. In the other world where they arrive, call “Little Garden”, they meet Black Rabbit, a sexy young lady with rabbit ears who explain them the world they are in.

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This part gets over complicated for whatever reason, but what I understoud was that in this world you can play game to win prizes. You bet on capacities, your own or the capacities of others people. It apears Black Rabbit have makes them come to that world because the community she is part of have been ripped off their name and banner by a Demon. So they now need powerfull players to win it back. And their community is now call “No Name”… Shamefull, really.

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So, this first episode wasn’t too boring, but this anime doesn’t look really special or interesting. It’s the kind of cliché story, but this time, the three main protagonist aren’t even interesting. The only character I like so far is Black Rabbit, who is playing the cool girl, but is in fact no so sure of herself. The three kids are arrogant and I don’t really like them so far. It’s hard to makes those kind lovable: the thought kid have to have flaws or he’ll get annoying.

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For now, he is super-powerful (he even beats a god on his first day… please someone kick his ass!), think he is cool, is always sure of himself (over-confident even), and think he have it with the ladies… LOSER! The ojo-sama is, well… an ojo-sama, wich makes her annoying without doing anything. But by the moment she opens her mouth, she is even more annoying. She needs fast character development, or all the characters inside the story will want to kick her. The third one feels like… the third one: bland and empty. She seems to have no characterisation at all, except the fact she can talk to animals.

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So, I’ll see where it goes, but for now, this anime feels generic to the extreme.

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Sasami-san at Ganbaranai episodes 2

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The second episode of sasami-san explained us the why of the first episode right away: Sasami-san’s brother have the power of amaterasu, which makes all the lesser gods obey him. When he wished for chocolate, all the gods in the world wanted to please him so they make the whole world into chocolate… WOW…  Of course, the three sisters remain a mystery. It seems that Sasami-san had this power previously, but she doesn’t have it anymore. So she observe her brother to know the alterations he makes in the world.

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So, the second episode is about an online game where all the students gather instead of going to school. The three sisters wants to investigate, so they go to Sasami’s house, since she have many computers. But Sasami don,t want them to close the game, since she have all the items and have the best score of the game. But  the demon master of the game begin to alter the reality by eating the soul of those playing. We finnally learn that it was because Sasami asked him to guard and protect the game when she had the power of Amaterasu. So now, he can stop his hardship and rest in peace… whatever.

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Well, this episode sort out things a little, but I can’t wait to learn more. I’m not sure if I get into the story yet, but this is entertening. I really don,t understand the thing about hiding the brother face, and the three sister are kinda annoying, but I’ll keep watching for the time being.

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