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My Two Cenz on Winter Anime

Naru’s first post of the year is this of all things?!

Yes yes, don’t remind me… Being the idiot who never learns her lesson, I underestimated schoolwork for the umpteenth time. That unfortunately leaves me with much work to do and less free time for writing my posts as I did during winter vacation (of course). But as they always say: “Better late than never!”, I had enough free time to whip this little post up. Now, if I can only write my Tiger&Bunny review…

 

I love the way he sparkles :D

Inu x Boku Secret Service:

-sigh- I’m not trying to be the mean one here, but unfortunately I believe it was incorrect to add InuxBoku to my list for this season. The anime does have potential, seeing as the Secret Service characters are more particular than I first thought, however I can’t help but be reminded of very similar anime such as Black Butler, where the main character (a Tsundere like InuxBoku’s main character) also has a servant. I’ll be dropping this anime for the time being until I’ll have enough time, possibly during summer, to view this.

 

I wish I could live in her time…

Morestu Pirates:

Refreshing! So this is what they mean by not judging a book by its cover! Morestu Pirates seemed like the fanservice-filled space-themed anime that came along with an uninteresting plot, ear-breaking songs sung by the seiyuu, and clichéd characters, but…but… This is more like the anime Aria, isn’t it? At least for the moment it is, until the main character will take her place as the new captain of her deceased father’s team.

Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!:

Maybe I’ll watch this in a few months?

Regardless of the elements proving that this is an anime targeted towards a male audience (Breasts, panties, and moe girls), the anime doesn’t seem as bad as I thought it would be. But the fact that they will be using the main character’s nieces for fanservice just turned me off.

Ano Natsu de Matteru:

My two favorite characters~

The fact that they added science fiction makes it a little different then what we always see in your usual slice-of-life anime. As I might have said before in one of my posts or on Twitter, you can see the potential in this anime. Maybe not immediately, but it’s there.

Another:

Yeah, she scares me. The dolls too.

I think this is the first horror (like in real horror) anime I’ve watched. Worthy of a Stephen King novel, you immediately enter the story and find yourself asking: What really happened to Mei? What’s her relation with the main character’s last name? Why in the world everyone is hiding things from him? Besides the intrigue, I really have to say that the producers did a great job with the first episodes.

Daily Lives Of High School Boys:

So wrong in so many ways.

At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to watch it or not, since the art was decent and it looked boring, but once again I was wrong by judging it by its cover. Oh, and just because Gintoki Sakata’s seiyuu is in it doesn’t mean anything… >_>

Overall!

Winter anime dropped so far:

  • Kill me Baby: The opening is funny, but that’s all.
  • Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! : INCESTED?!
  • High School DxD: Gave up without even watching it. I have too much anime to watch.
  • InuxBoku SS: Same reason above.

Winter anime watching:

  • Nisemonogatari: Broke my own rules by watching the sequel of an anime I haven’t seen. Loved it.
  • Ano Natsu De Matteru
  • Another
  • Daily Lives Of High School Boys
  • Moretsu Pirates
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My Two Cenz #8

Having so much fun~!

And this is what happens when you play video games instead of updating your weekly review: you post it up late and you lose time to catch up with your anime.

And what a perfect timing! Happy thanksgiving to every reader of this post; I hope you all had a great holiday filled joy, family, friends and all that jazz.

 

Kimi to Boku episode 7

Is that a blush I see?

A girl asks Yuta out?! Our boys manage to discreetly catch the delightful scene in order to question the older twin, but it seems that Yuta has no intention of informing them about his new ‘girlfriend’…

My heart! My heart is beating…too…fast…-faints-

I am such a sucker for episodes like this. It might have been irrelevant for some, or even boring, but I was sincerely touched during the little endearing scenes between our Yutan and the girl. And the way Kaname and the others followed them around in the beginning…It didn’t have an original feel to it, but it would be lying to say it didn’t go well with this kind of episode. So with a big smile I say: Can’t wait for next week!

 

Mirai Nikki episode 6:

He was seriously trying to kill Yuno in this shot. A five year old. Killing.

Yuno, being the Yandere she is, breaks into Yukiteru’s house and gets to met his mother, who luckily accepts their relationship with joy. But Yukiteru’s mother who is regularly absent from home because of her work, takes a few days off to take care of a deceased colleague’s son.

Scary is the way I should put it for this episode. And I thought it was going to be a relaxing episode for once, but this is Mirai Nikki. The appearance of a new diary holder, Kei-chan, really goes well with the “You can’t judge a book by its cover” proverbe. I sense a duel between Yuno and him…

 

Persona 4 episode 7:

Poor Narukami (?)

I just don’t know how to summarize this episode…

This whole episode was so wrong in so many ways. I’m afraid to confirm the boys have lost the small piece that they called their innocence while affronting Kanji’s other self. Apart from the disturbing facts that the battle took place in a Soapland and that Kanji’s other self was…well…embarrassing to see (and the heck were those S&M monsters?!), this was a very hilarious episode to view.

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My Two Cenz #3 and New Fall Anime (Part 2)

First episodes are always known to be unclear and it’s usually around the second or third episode that we begin to appreciate the series. Sometimes, we might even have to watch more episodes before being satisfied or in the worst cases, we drop it and head on to something else.

I had planned to release this second part of M.T.C just after having viewed all the of first episodes of the anime I wanted to watch during the fall season. With that done (and having dropped a few anime), here’s the last segment of My Two Cenz #3, concerning only the first episodes of all the fall anime I saw and that I’ll be continuing to watch from now on.

Guilty Crown episode 1:

I-I’m just your average boy…Please don’t hurt me!

Where the plot is planning to take us is still a bit unclear, but what I can say is this anime might have some potential…as your typical shonen. It is tough to write a summary of your thoughts after watching the first episode of something you’ve never heard of and decided to watch by pure curiosity, but Guilty Crown doesn’t seem so bad. I hope.

Mirai Nikki episode 1:

BY THE GODS. So this is what it feels like to live a lie.

So your entire future is in the hands of a simple phone diary? Awesome life, man. The pretty girl in your class is your stalker? Even better. A scary god who was supposed to be a figment of your imagination is using you to play a game where you have to kill before getting killed? Er, not so lucky…

In very short words, Mirai Nikki seems: Creepy, like a mixture of Eden Of The East and Death Note, and has fantastic art. I’m honestly impatient to see more.

UN-GO episode 1:

What a rip-off from Beauty and the Beast. I see what you did there, woman.

My third favorite of this season, UN-GO is a detective anime based on a novel written by Ango Sakaguchi, a great post-war author that was known to be very direct for attacking various taboo subjects such as the myth around the Emperor and other elements about the Japanese way of thinking. Literature lesson aside, I am seriously expecting big results from this anime.

Boku ha tomodachi ga sukunai episode 1:

I’m sure Rukia would be jealous.

Not a bad beginning for a simple anime about finding friends. I can’t say I was expecting more from it, but the first episode gave off a pretty nice vibe. The Ore no Imouto reference was as clear as day — If you recognize the voices of the female main characters.

Persona 4 episode 1:

His wife must be charming.

I’ve said it before in a post of mine that I have never played the game, and my only knowledge of Persona 4 (or the other games) comes from random AMVs I see on television. The anime isn’t so bad -confusing, but what beginning isn’t?-Let’s just see where it takes us.

Kimi to Boku episode 1:

I find Kaname rather adorable.

The first half of the episode was a bit boring to watch in my humble opinion, and was close to what I felt when I first viewed Lucky Star. This is what I’m saying now, but I’m certain the main characters will warm up to me sooner or later.