Category Archives: Anime impressions

Love Tyrant first impression

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This is an interesting show to talk about.

I watched it because I read a review saying this was really deplorable and was a contender for worst anime of the year…. o-o turns out my standards for bad are too high.

I can sum up this anime in one word: cheap

The animation is cheap,

The designs look cheap

And writing feels cheap.

This is a budget anime!

I even think that the studio has stolen other character designs that look somewhat similar to the manga just to keep the price down. I would be surprised at all if this anime gets in trouble for plagiarism (it has happened before).

What is the show about: A demon/angle has a death note kiss note. When two people’s names are written in it they have to kiss/marry or they die.

If this was a 15 minute per episode show I might see it working however, with each episode being full length and the amount of insanity they displayed in the first episode…I can see this becoming a train wreck really fast.

*coming back slowly*

elDLIVE first impression

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I get it now….still think the animation chooses/themes are messy, but I understand why now.

This is about a boy who is forced to join a space police force and has an alien inside him.

This show is a collage of different anime styles…. which unfortunately works more against it the for it. In a manga using the background to express an emotion is normal, when you do it in an anime it just looks strange and out of place. O-T They come sporadically for no reason and then go as fast as they came (like a fart in the wind). Was it meant to be funny?

I did learn while studying this anime that it was made by the same person who wrote “hit man reborn” (that heavy explains the humour).

^_o Far as Teen anime go this is satisfyingly good; the show has way more than enough energy to keep my attention.

I still have no idea what possessed the director to give that woman bouncy breast! however, that’s one problem in a pretty entertaining anime (can easily see how people would be turned off by this).

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walking over your face is an odd way to transition a scene.

Utawarerumono The False Faces first impression

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It’s visually nice

What is this anime about? I don’t know; they didn’t establish anything reassembling a plot,story or even a premise. The show is about a guy who is found with no memory and is now working in a Town….or is it a village??? while being watched over by a cat girl.

There is a basis for an idea there, wonder what the anime will do with it???

It feels like I’m watching an opening to an RPG…..which just makes me want to play an RPG.

It’s really pretty and the music compliments it so well, I just wish that this first episode could have set something moving just to make the show feel a little less slow and  shallow.

first impression Black Butler

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I Buy my fair share of anime DVD’s.

 

^-o It’s odd how I avoid talking about anime DVD’s seeing as me and DB watch a load of them (he has no internet).

Black Butler is about a demon butler who is contractually linked to Ciel Phantomhive.

I have heard a lot about this anime and my reaction to the first 2 episodes was…. *drumroll*… annoyance.

I might have to re-watch it subbed because the Dub voices are so fake that my brain is naturally rejecting them as people (I don’t usually have a problem with Dub’s).

Seeing as I have read 2 volumes of the manga I think a little more context needs to be given to this one line: “I’m one hell of a butler”

In the manga I don’t think you know he is a demon when he first drops the line making you think:“There is something more sinister to this guy.” In the anime your reaction to the line after hearing it many times in 2 episodes is “It’s not funny the hundredth time you say it!”.

The animation looks feasible and the diversions from the source are understandable.

Amanchu! midway impression

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Is he flying?

The show is about a girl learning to scuba dive.

I feel so sorry for this anime! You can tell it wants to be a dramatic story about two friends who…..o-o why is it so dramatic?

At first I thought it was the lesbian over tones, but in later episodes those tones practically disappear into pure friendship. Is she beating though her emotional walls and finally making friends……. which was established in the first episode she had. She wants to be able to make her own choice…..by having someone pressure her to join a club???

I’m sorry! No matter how I look at it the drama in the anime feels very forced.

Every time the show tries to do a chibi comedy bit I have to roll my eyes and call the show ugly. The art shifts in this anime don’t work on any level, in fact a lot of the time it looks disproportionate or straight up terrifying.

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kill it with fire!

I found that the show found its footing by episode 5 (I need to see where it takes this idea).

Gabriel DropOut first impression

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Run while you can girl!

This is a bland Moe show that is clearly using the idea of angels and demons as a thin skin.

Do you want to know the basic difference between a demon and an angel is?

angels: obedient

demon: disobedient

The idea of good and bad is purely a human concept which we use to ground are morals (something they don’t need).

Ditching these extreme ways of being for human vessel just seem like  a waste of potential jokes. I like the idea of an angel being corrupted by a computer game, too bad there is no straight man for her to stand out as an anomaly.

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ending (reaction)

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Why is she dry humping him? I understand anime girls have odd ways of showing there anger…..but dry humping?!  Do I really have to look up who sexually assaulted him in episode 0!!!

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This is the most viewed image on my blog.

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Followed by this one.

*jokes about sexual assault are not funny!*

The show is about……..I’m not sure???

I feel that there are 3 different ways one can watch this anime.

  1. Tomoya can’t directly reflect how he feels in the real world so he interprets it into a dating simulator. This root in theory gets him all the girls while at the same time none of the girls.
  2. He is a dense otaku manipulating people so that he can live within his own little delusion.  The way he talks and treats Megumi as if she was his character is a little disturbing and really makes you wonder about his mental health (it’s ok to have her be in character when you are look for ideas……however, it gets very creepy when he expects her to be like that 24 7).
  3.  The show is trying to say: “life is like a dating simulator”
    Which is why I reply with: “It’s not like that at all!”
    By the midway point in this anime split into two shows: one which had a main female lead that looked at the games from a realistic eye and two being straight up over dramatized trash.

If you want to do the “life is like a dating simulator” plot you have to commit to it from the start!  All this drama has no impact of the final game which makes the drama feel extra hollow by the time you reach the last episode.

I don’t mind telling you how this anime ends: A band plays a song and one root of his game is completed.  *T_T I feel so fulfilled.*


My score 4/10 

The first half was average, the second half nosedives into a different anime where everyone is over dramatic for the sake of being over dramatic.

NEW GAME! midway impression

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We all need a walking bear sleeping bag in are lives.

The show is about a group of character designers.

Think I have said this before: “There is no need for this to be set in a game company.”

This is starting to get under my skin a little, for a lot of these anime I’m watching are picking  interesting settings and then not using then to there fullest.

The game they are trying to make feels very superfluous to the show with how relaxed everyone is (it’s as if deadlines don’t exist).

The show is cuddly and watchable…..just wish it had more of an identity outside of : “cute girls do cute things.”

Akiba’s Trip The Animation first impression

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Why are they playing “Girls just want to have fun”? Are they trying to pretend its not? It’s clearly that song.

This anime is about a vampires that die when you take there clothes off.

They tried to make jokes as fights happened….that’s it.

The only thing I remember is that the animation looked really stilted and at some points it looked very ugly.

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MY EYES!

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Are they using the Microsoft paint spray tool?

I personally found that most bemusing moment in this anime was when they randomly switched drawing styles just to show you a naked woman.

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Guess it was the evil that made her hair white???

Don’t forget the overly Sexualized kissing scene.

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I can’t make up my mind: Is this uncomfortable to watch or really funny.

OK I need help! The ending song to this anime sound awfully close to another I have heard,  dose anyone know the name of that anime? My head goes to “baka and test” and “school live” but, The back of my head is screaming at me to figure out what this song sounds similar to?

Himouto! Umaru-chan ending (reaction)

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This last episodes was really lacking in jokes.

I finally got to the end of this popular anime, what was my final response?!  It was ok.

This anime is about a bratty girl who references things.

I couldn’t tell you any of the jokes in this or individually pick out any episode and tell you what happens in it….So why did this get so popular???

Umaru in chibi form is really cute!

The amount of merchandise I have seen for this anime is mindbogglingly (There were 5 stalls at the con I went to selling nothing but Umaru capes).   I own 2 of them!

*They are really warm and great to put on when you’re in the mood for an anime binge.*

I don’t have much to say about this anime however, I do have a story that involves this anime.

When me and DB went to Sweden to see his dad we had to stay in the guest house outside. The little home was one room surrounded with windows that had shutter that needed to be opened in the morning and shut at night.

One night it was dark and slightly drizzling.

Me: “We need to close the shutters”

DB: “But it’s raining”

Me: “only a little”

DB: “I’m only in my boxers”

Me: “You can use my Umaru cape”

DB: “Sure hope dad is asleep”

Me: “Run my hamster!”

You need to close them from both the outside and the inside.

^-^ After that we took turns wearing it when we wanted to make  each-other smile.


My score 6/10 I think a lot of the problems when it comes to comedy derive from how bland the supporting cast is (Umaru has no one to bounce off).