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A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd midway impression

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Do something new you bland harem!

I’m at episode 6 now, and everyone is extremely horny! There hormones erupted when the writers realised the plot is too thin to carry the show.

  I can easily sum up the plot to a MANY harem anime within this one line: Boy need to pick one girl. Why can’t he just have sex with them all? You unlocked the ‘the orgy ending’.

The main plot about the magical library was interesting, until it turned into you generic ‘pick a girl’ story (I couldn’t give a magical toss about it anymore).

The show looks pretty and has clearly had a lot of effort put into it…but, you just can’t get away from that bland as hell formula.


^-o I’m hoping it picks up in the second half .

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18if first impression

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Only ‘IF’ I knew what the title meant!

This is one of those anime you look at in the crunchyroll back catalogue and just say: “Not for me.”  

Just look at the cover art for this.

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2017…looks a lot older then that???

The plot: Boy solves peoples problems in there sleep. 

Let’s get this out of the way, this anime looks cheap. The sad truth about making an artsy anime is that you need the budget in order to bring life into the world. This is not to say its not possible to do it on the cheap, it’s just really unlikely.

Another problem I found with this anime was that it had a lot going on, yet at the same time it had nothing going on. The conflict the show presents doesn’t really become relevant until the second half (The first half is just him running from stuff).


THE CONFLICT IS DUMB! 

According this anime a young lady got ‘sleeping beauty syndrome’ because a guy called her ‘boring’.

This young lady was tricked by 6 students into thinking a boy wanted to take her out on a date, which she said yes too. The 6 mocked her for it saying it was prank/game and that she was boring for not playing hard to get.

Y-Y The anime treats it as if those 6 students didn’t do anything wrong!

The moral of the story (according the animation) should be about how one shouldn’t mistreat others just because you were mistreated.

The witch played around with her victims until she broke/got bored of them.

How is telling the victim “You just need to relax more” meant to solve the core problem.   


My final thoughts:

I have very little faith in this anime getting any better.

A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd first impression

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great concept, strange setting.

Plot: A boy wants to enter a magical library he was told about as a child.

I have 2 questions:

  1. Why dose he still believe the words of a man he met randomly in field as a child?
  2. Why can he see into the future?

  It’s not even good future-vision! He predicts a girl would be hit by a derailed train…how? The train barely came off the rails and she was nowhere near the tracks. In order for her to be hit she would have to be standing 20cm away from the rails.

Plus you have to love how this guy knew the train was going to derail and only thought to save this one girl. Let’s have a moment of silence for all them poor souls that died on that platform.

XD I also couldn’t stop laughing when he tackles her. I understand the show is trying to make it look like he was attempting to brake her fall…however, you tend to try and make the character look like they are pivoting when they fall (If you don’t do that one action you end up changing the context).     

 

I also have a very hard time believing how many students attend this school.

The student population is 50,000!  Your school would have to be a mini city. O_O How can a school have that many students yet have so little walking around! What was the point in making that number so huge.

They have classes of 650 students.

Hire more staff!


I’m a little worried about the mental heath of the two main leads (they are both way too easily amazed).

The example of this is when they each get an email:

 student “Must be from the school”

Other: “Wow, we all got the same message!”

. . . I understand they show is trying to make this a magical moment, but it just comes off dumb. You 4 students are in the room alone, you don’t know if anyone ells outside got the message.

If these students suddenly received a coupon ‘email’ for 50% off cake would they be like: “We must be the most magical people in the world.”


 

Was the first episode any good?
To be brutally honest, it was just bland.
The anime plays it way too safe and struggles to get basic cliches right.

original name: Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai

originally aired: 2014

studio: Hoods Entertainment

streamed though: crunchyroll

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Best image you will find in this anime.

First impression Anime-Gataris

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Not a lot to choose from this season.

This anime is about references…and that is it.

I have a question for you:  If a show lists off the names of other shows are they referencing them or just stating their existence?

Here is another question: When dose referencing turn into stealing?


In episode 2 the girls go outside and handout flyers while dressed like bunny girls (Haruhi Suzumiya reference). Here is the problem- they don’t do anything with it! In the original show they are referring the gag goes like this:

  1. Setup – Get Mikuru into a sexy bunny outfit to sell flyers
  2. Reinforcement – The girls get ready to give out the handouts when a teacher shows up.
  3. Payoff – they got in trouble for dressing inappropriately at the school gates.

Here is another example:

At the end of episode 2 the school council came crashing in saying their club won’t be excepted…even though they had not sent a form in yet??? I don’t think even power-hungry councils in anime can discuss and reject a club that doesn’t exist.


I was also left wondering if the show was sponsored by the studio behind ‘Re:Zero’, how many times can you name drop one show.


The show need to find a stable story structure, the novelty of referencing can only get you so far.

 

Age ratings concerning manga and anime

*DB realise on lea to post on this blog (bad squirrel)*

With it being Easter, I thought it was time the Dango Bunny made a return. How often I post will depend on finding the time to write about things, but I would like to make it a fairly regular event. Another problem has been finding things to write about although for this post I have found a subject that been causing me confusion for some time now.

My chosen topic for this post, are the age ratings concerning manga and anime as well as the content that seems to escape review when deciding a certificate. Don’t worry this won’t be a rant about what we can see and what we can’t, it is more about things being consistent and that material is checked properly.

To start with I am going to pick on a series that is actually a favourite of mine, but does make me question what those who have to decide these ratings were thinking. The books get an older teen rating and in the U.K., it get’s 12 certificate for season 1 and a 15 certificate for season 2. In a lot of ways the certification is correct as the second season is more fan service heavy than season 1. My problem lies in what the fan service is telling the audience. Spoiler Alert! In one particularly fan service heavy episode, we are treated to many lingering bathing scenes allowing us to have long looks at the female protagonists in the nude. Normally this isn’t too bad, if the ages of the girls are left open to question, in other words you think that the girl or girls in question are of a legal age, but with this episode the story pointedly tells you one of the girls is 15 and another is 14, making them underage. So they have got the audience to ogle underage girls. Now I admit that it isn’t done in a sexual as such but that fact that you end up watching underage nudity is a bit unsettling.

Now I admit that this isn’t the first or only manga or anime to do this. Dance in the Vampire Bund has a great exciting and violent story which gives it a mature/18 certificate but it’s most disconcerting aspect is its lead character. Most vampire stories make the point that vampires are immortal and are trapped at the age at which they become a vampire, in this case our protagonist is ancient but has the body of a little girl. This wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for the numerous times that she appears naked or in sexy underwear.

Then you get something like Negiho. Negiho is a spin-off from the Negima series. The difference is that the teacher is an adult and the girls are pre-schoolers. This proves very disconcerting as the girls try to impress their teacher in a bid to win his love. Visually there is nothing to worry the censors but it is just the concept that is worrying. It doesn’t do anything wrong except just constantly gives you an unsettled feeling.

My problem is what is to be done about it all. You see it’s not just anime and manga that has these kinds of issues. Modern TV is having these problems too. With the rise of historical and fantasy TV shows there seems to a greater tolerance of rape. The problem to me seems to be it happened in history so it’s permissible. The books that these shows are based on don’t help as scenes are already in the pages, it’s just where these books appealed to a niche audience, and thanks to shows like Game of Thrones these books are receiving a new popularity with a wider audience.

It may seem like I am on a bit of a downer here but to me that’s not the case, I still enjoy shows like these (except Negiho, which always makes me cringe) and always will but I just had these thoughts that I wanted to get off my chest. I suppose the question I am asking myself is are we getting too tolerant and is that ok? Other people may see these things a completely different way and I have no problem with that as after all it is our differences that make us fun.

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.

elDLIVE: what the hell!

This is written like it’s for a young  shounen audience.

The style looks like it’s for a young  shounen audience.

Y_Y Why the hell is there jiggly breast in an anime for 8-12 year olds!

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I have seen shounen woman with big breast however, I have never seen it this overtly sexual. If the show is not made for for 8-12 year olds WHO WERE YOU PLANING ON SELLING THIS TOO!

This anime is clearly made with really young boys in mind.

Dose anyone ells feel this way about 2015-2016 anime?

I’m going though my back catalogue of anime and came to a realisation: There are too many bland anime in this list!

o-O I have the morning off next week which means I can watch more anime no problem, however, I feel like a lot of the shows on my list are so bland that I can already guess how they are going to end.

In 2014 I found that there was a lot more risks taken in the variety of show being released….why have we gone back to playing it safe????

It feels like loads of anime released in 2015-2016 are just going to be lost to time thanks to how little impact they left (they are not bad, they are not bad, they are just average).

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.