Posts Tagged ‘Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu’

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So Ra No Wo To 1, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 1, Dance in the Vampire Bund 1, and Omamori Himari 1.

January 9, 2010

I realize I am a bit late on this but oh well. Sometimes life just gets in the way ūüėõ

So Ra No Wo To episode 1:

Watching the first episode I was impressed. Although I am more a piano and violin person the trumpet music was nice. It was pretty, no beautiful, to watch and it made me feel happy. I dunno why, it just seemed like a nice simple episode and I look forward to the next one. This one gets a YAY.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu episode 1:

It was ok…I laughed a bit and it was interesting enough. Hard to always tell a show from the first episode though but I’ll keep watching.

Dance in the Vampire Bund episode 1:

I love how everyone just stood around and let the crazy vampire kill her lol. Anyway…I dunno how well I liked this one. It’s starts off as people talking about vampires on a tv show. I didn’t get to see much of the characters that were actually important you know what I mean? I didn’t get any feel for what they were going to be like. All I got was that there are vampires in this show. And I could have told you that before I watched it. Of course I’ll keep watching. I almost never give up after a first episode. This one was just ok. I was almost bored…but I think the could change. We’ll see.

Omamori Himari episode 1:

Well…I thought it was kinda cute and it made me laugh. Plus it didn’t waste any time giving me answers I could live with for now. I know why the cat is there and I know what she’s trying to do. And I felt like I got a good idea of the characters…BUT I could swear to you I’ve seen this show a billion times before. How many times are they going to make anime’s like this? It was not very original.

I have yet to watch Durarara!! subbed yet so when I do I’ll post it too =].

But I did watch the RAW and even not understanding it, I liked it!

Anybody else watch these? What did you guys think?

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Winter 2010 Anime.

December 30, 2009

Well it’s almost 2010 and new animes are about to begin. What will I be watching? Hmm. I dunno yet for sure but I do know that I am willing to give most of these a try at least. Here’s some of whats coming.

Durarara!!

Studio: Brains Base

Synopsis: ¬†The story takes place in a downtown of Tokyo, Ikebukuro. At the invitation of his friend Masaomi, RyŇęgamine¬†Mikado transfers to a school in the city. When there his friend warns him about some of the local gangsters. The gangsters are afraid of an urban legend called “Dullahan”, a headless rider, who rides a black motorcycle without head lights or engine sounds. Upon RyŇęgamine¬†Mikado’s first day in Ikebukuro, he witnesses this urban legend and a scramble for Dullahan’s missing head breaks out. Based off novel by the same author who wrote Baccano.

From what I’ve read a lot of people are looking forward to this one. I know I will definitely be watching and I hope you guys check it out too.¬†

Dance in the Vampire Bund

Studio: Shaft       

Synopsis: After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, the Princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants change. Using the vast wealth of the Tepes line, she has paid off the entire gross national debt of Japan and in so doing, gained the authority to create a “special district” off the coast of Japan that is to become the future haven to vampires the world over!
Now, on the eve of the landmark press conference announcing the existence of vampires to the world, terrorists and rival factions are plotting to assassinate Mina Tepes before she has a chance to make her world-changing announcement.

Well it is done by Shaft whom I know mostly¬†for Bakemonogatari. I will watch it and it might actually be good. We’ll see. I can already tell they didn’t leave much to the imagination with the blood and gore.

So„ÉĽRa„ÉĽNo„ÉĽWo„ÉĽTo

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Synopsis: The story takes place in an imaginary town Seize (the model cities are Cuenca and Alarcón Fortress in Spain). A long war brings a gradual decline to the world. People disappear from the town and fishes cease to exist in the sea. In this quiet world, five girls guard a fortress and play brass vividly.

Well I like the character design. I will be watching this I’m sure, although I am not sure how well I will like it. But I think it is worth a try so I will be looking forward to it.

Hanamaru Kindergarten

Studio: Gainax

Synopsis: Anzu goes to a preschool with her friends, the shy Koume and the eccentric Hiiragi. Together they try to attract attention from their caretaker Tsuchida. However, he is clearly more interested in the pretty Yamamoto who supervises the class next door.

A combination of Gainax and adorable kids, who would have thought? It really looks adorable. Can’t wait to see if it’s as good as it is cute!

Katanagatari

Studio: White Fox

Synopsis: A swordfight¬†story taking place in Edo era (17th ‚Äď 19th century). Yasuri¬†Shichika¬†is the seventh head of the Kyotou¬†school of Japanese sword martial arts and lives in Fushou¬†Island with his sister Nanami. With the order from a female samurai general Togame, he sets out for a trip to collect the twelve treasured swords created by a legendary swordsmith¬†Shikizaki¬†Kiki. Based off novel by Nision, who also wrote Bakemonogatari.

Interesting artistry. I think this one could be a good watch, but that really depends on where the studio goes with it. I think it’s worth checking out though.

Seikon no Quasar

Studio: Taki

Synopsis: In St. Mikhailov Academy, Oribe Mafuyu meets a silver-haired boy called Alexander. He is a Qwaser, a being who can manipulate iron and draws his power from breast milk.

Hmmmmm…I don’t know if I really want to go into my feelings on this…I’d be happy to hear anyone elses though. I suppose I will mention it has a good character design.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Studio: Silver Link

Synopsis: The story centers around Akihisa¬†Yoshii, the ‚Äúbaka‚ÄĚ of the title. His academy rigidly divides up the student body into classes based on the results of tests. The prodigies are in the A class with reclining seats complete with air conditioning, but Akihisa¬†is in F class, the lowest rung of the school ladder which is furnished only with low, decrepit tables and worn-out straw tatami mats. A girl named Mizuki Himeji is actually one of the smartest girls in Akihisa‚Äôs¬†sophomore year, but she had a fever on test day and was pigeonholed into the F class. Besides Mizuki (who Akihisa¬†secretly adores), the F class also has YŇęji¬†Sakamoto, the class president who has been Akihisa‚Äôs¬†friend and partner-in-crime since the freshman year. The school happens to have developed experiments to summon fantasy creatures, and Akihisa decides to rally F class to take on the higher-tiered classes and seize their perks. The F class uses the summoned creatures in an all-out battle for school supremacy.

Well just looking at it makes me think of Shugo Chara. Again, I will check it out and will probably watch a good portion of it, but not expecting too much.

Ookami Kakushi

Studio: AIC

Synopsis: The story follows Hiroshi Kuzumi, a 16-year-old boy who has just moved to the seemingly serene village of Jogamachi. Nestled in the mountains far away from the city, the village is divided by a river that separates old Jogamachi from new Jogamachi. Young Hiroshi soon discovers that the village’s ancient as well as mysterious traditions and customs have been kept alive over the ages. Although a bit bewildered by the new environment, Hiroshi begins to settle into his new life. While he has never been the type to win any popularity contests, he quickly earns the affection of his classmates. That is with the exception of aloof class president, Nemuru Kushinada, whose only words to Hiroshi are a warning to stay away from old part of town. It is there that terror and mystery await him.

I feel like I’ve seen this before, or heard a similar story. But maybe it will surprise me? We’ll see.¬†

All right well thats it. Anything else coming out doesn’t seem worth my time to write about or I won’t be watching it.

Overall I don’t really have anything I’m super excited about, but I’m willing to give these a try to¬†see where they take me. I have been surprised in the past so it’s always good to at least try to watch some!

What about everyone else? I would love to hear your thoughts =].

 Note: I got the most of the info on these from myanimelist.net