Aku no Hana

It has been a while I got this excited for an anime. In fact, I can't remember the last anime that got me all worked out like this. Needless to say, I think Aku no Hana is a very awesome anime. I definitely recommended it to everyone.

A Year Older: Again

It’s that day when I got another level up in life. I’m turning a year older again today. So many things have changed in a course of a year. I read what I wrote on my birthday last year and I almost choked with laughter at how ridiculous everything sounds.

Goodbye 2012 and Hallo 2013

So overall, year 2012 has indeed been kinder to me. I have achieved what I set out to achieve but most importantly, I unexpectedly found love which is easily the highlight of the year for me.

Light Writings: Love II

I need an outlet to express how I feel nowadays. To be honest, things are going too good for me at the moment to the point that I am sort of living in fear for I do not want these extremely good feelings, and the love I have for him to end. If all these are gone tomorrow, there is a big probability that I might lose sanity.

Light Writings: Crush II

Welp, looks like we are having this conversation again after so many years. Well 2 years and 3 months to be exact. The last time I wrote about my crush, I was in a different state of mind where I know it can be nothing more than just that, a crush.

30 September 2013

Anime: Fall 2013

Let's just get down to it, shall we?

Disclaimer: I'm basing my opinion on the synopsis of the shows. They are pretty telling at times but can be totally misleading at some other times too.

(c) moetron

So here goes.

  • Are you kidding me? How can an anime that focuses on megane NOT be in my must watch list. Hell yeah I'm looking forward to Meganebu! even when it has exclamation mark in it's title. Yeah I'm biased like that. Problem?
  • Galilei Donna. Sounds stupid. But hey it's by A-1 Pictures. I'm not complaining (yet).
  • I liked the first season of Yozakura Quartet. I hope the second season will deliver the same goodness too.
  • It's Kyousogiga again!

  • I have a soft spot for baseball anime and since Daiya no A is produced by both Madhouse and Production I.G., I expected it to be great.
  • Serious shit looks like serious shit and I do like serious shit so KILL la KILL will probably get to be in the must watch list if I like what I see.
  • Bishie alert in Samurai Flamenco! Hell yes.
  • Yowamushi Pedal because I like sports anime.
  • After Free!, Kyoto Animation is back to do their normal stuff and they are usually good at it. I have hope for Kyoukai no Kanata.
  • J.C. Staff is pretty good with comedy so Golden Time should be pretty entertaining.
  • Hey, come on. It's Lupin III.
  • Incestship potential in Super Seisyun Brothers. Incest has becoming quite a theme in anime lately. I'm OK with this type of incest... I think. 
  • A human girl that turned into a human eating monster? I have to check out Pupa for that reason alone.

  • I'll be honest. I'm already envious as fuck with Yui. She get to live with not one, but six sadistic good looking vampires. Because of this, I got a feeling that I might end up hating Diabolik Lovers.
  • I'm not into games and usually can't relate well with anime that has game as it main plot. So I guess Log Horizon might be something that I'll check out but end up as an anime that I don't give a shit about.
  • P.A Works usually will win me over with their superb animation but I will have problem digesting the character from Nagi no Asukara if indeed she's a cry baby. I just hate girls without backbones.
  • I still haven't watched Infinite Stratos season 1 so I'm just gonna download this for future benefit, if any.
  • I was hoping that the moe avengelist is somewhat a trap. As I read the synopsis further, I got disappointed and quite disappointed with Outbreak Company.
  • Though I haven't finished watching the first season Phi Brain, I liked it a lot so yeah I'm definitely gonna get the second season as well. Why it's not in the potential list? Well, it was good, but not that good.
  • I want to know what the rest of the gundam fans have to say about Gundam Build Fighters. They are usually very critical with this sort of anime nowadays.
  • Well, that girl in alluring kimono sure got me going. Kikou Shoujo wa Kizutsukanai can be interesting I guess.
  • I lost Kuroko no Basket first season DVD when someone broke into my car. It kind turned me off since I have no idea what's going on except for the occasional BL fanart I see on my TL.
  • I sort of looking forward to Non Non Biyori. It must be that slice-of-life thingy.
  • There's no harm getting the second season of Valvrave the Liberator second season since I have the first season with me.
  • Tokyo Ravens has potential to be entertaining if it's done right. Lets hope it does. I like girls in kimono after all.
  • Err... yeah, I know Magi is produced by A-1 Pictures but since I haven't finished watching the first season...
  • Gingitsune. I don't know what to say to be honest. But it doesn't look that bad to warrant it to be in the anishit list. We'll see.
  • Opposite attraction in Strike the Blood.
  • I have never been a fan of futuristic anime. Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio -Ars Nova- need to have some seriously good plot to impress me. 
  • Another futuristic anime of the season: Coppelion. Oh well.
  • A male protagonist decided to be slave for the female protagonist. Oh boy I just have to see how Walkure Romanze screw things up.
  • I think I've watched White Album before and wasn't comfortable with the complicated feelings. I'm not sure I want to watch this one =\
  • I'm taken in by the poster. I hope Neppu Kairiku Bushiroad won't disappoint. Then again, it's a mecha. 
  • Blazblue Alter Memory sounds so freaking meh.


  • I'm just saying NOPE to Battle Spirit Saikyou Ginga Ultimate Zero.
  • The same NOPE goes to Gaist Crusher. So gays.
  • Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! looks like an ecchi shit. Plus it has an exclamation mark in it's title. That's a fair warning that this is going to hurt my brain and makes me rage. 
  • Saw the girl with big boobs and read the title: Freezing Vibration. Just no.
  • Not saying Pokemon XY is shit but for someone my age, well... it is.
  • Miss Monochrome. I don't get it.
  • Seiyuu Sentai Voicetorm 7. What kind of a fucking title is that?
  • I don't give a shit about student's extracurricular activities. There's too many of that kind of anime already. I'm sorry Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono.
  • I have no desire to start watching Hajime no Ippo now.
  • I have to put Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru in this list for two stupid reason. 1) That title is a mouthful 2) It's sorta full of lolis. Not my thing.
  • I can't believe that Little Busters! get a second season. Oh wait... I sort of want to watch this shit >_>

As for the movies, I look forward to the following:
  • Sakasama no Patema
  • Persona3 the Movie

I'm in a hurry so yeah, that's all folks!

29 September 2013

Bleach: Episode 274

Okay I am pissed. Why? Read the note from dattebayo...

Yeah apparently crunchyroll has gained the rights for Bleach as well, just like they did with Naruto and Gintama. This is crap man... I've been with dattebayo since they took over from Lunar years ago. I surely gonna miss them. Thanks dattebayo for your commitment to Bleach all these years. Much appreciated.

If crunchyroll think they'll get me to watch Bleach on their site, they better think again. I rather download the horriblesubs torrent.

But yeah back to the episode. I like this episode because I have been wondering for sometimes what are the espada represents. I know I read it in the manga but I have forgotten the details. This is why I decided to write an episodic for Bleach. At least it will remind me of stuff that I want to remember.

I am going to pretend that there is something wrong with what Yammy represents. Rage is definitely not it. But that is for another discussion.

At the moment, Toushiro looks to have find an equal footing with Hallibel. At least they talked a lot and explained their attacks a whole lot more so that kinda make it seems believable.

awww... what a cute bishouta =3

To tell you the truth, I am actually impressed with Toushiro. He might be a shouta but he still uses his wits. I guess he was a prodigy for a reason. I dunno if his fight with Hallibel was this long in the manga. Is it?


I seriously can't believe how fucking lazy the production team are though. They used the same frame over and over again especially when they wanted to show the fallen fukutaichos. What the fuck man... we aren't dumb. We can fucking tell the shittiness of it all.


The EPIC fight of Ulquiorra only got 3 episodes. This fight better end in the next episode or I will RAGE.

For my rants on previous episodes, click here.

16 September 2013

Diary of a tard: Week 2, September 2013

Sunday, September 15

Free! episode 10: I get to see Rin as a kid, having fun with them three boys. So that's good. Other than that it was another boring episode of Rei trying to figure out what the hell happened and feel left out with all the talks about Rin. At the end, he went to Rin school to talk to him personally. Can't wait to see what they are going to talk about, with Rei being Rei and Rin being Rin.

badass looking Rin is badass

Episode 6 of Genshiken Nidaime: First of all, I really want to read the Sasa x Mada manga that Ogiue make. Anyway, Suzy adviced Ogiue to show it to Haru so he won't feel alone. It kinda backfired but it;s all good. Then some dude from leadership club tried to make a move on Hato. Thank goodness Yashitake brought her sister along (who dressed up as a boy) and get Yajima hopeful for a moment. She then brought them to her house with a mission. She wanted to see Hato naked but bad luck because Yajima and her sister end up seeing Hato's hot dog. I am envious. Oh and dafuq is wrong with Kuchiki-san? LOL

Hachiken isn't happy with his test score even though he's on top of the class in episode 4 of Gin no Saji. But that was quickly forgotten when he found a stone oven when he's cleaning the campus. No one has ever taste a pizza so he ended up making pizza for everyone with the help of everyone of course. This episode sure makes me wanna bake some pizza myself. It's a warmth episode for sure.

Love Lab episode 5: They went through with their plan to help out the girl who asked them about what gift should she get her crush. Riko took all the blame but once everyone found out, she was done for. Ended up she studied for her English and soon got good grades for it. Nothing much going on in this episode except that towards the end, they asked Riko how to make boys fall for you.

For some reason I'm watching Korra episode 6. Yes, I redownload that shit because everyone is so hype about season 2. I thought I should try and watch it again so I picked it up where I left it a year  ago. Korra team versus Tahno team in the final and Tahno team won because they cheated. Before that, Aman has threatened to do something nasty if they continue with the tournament. Because they ignored his threat, he then made a grand entrance and easily took away Tahno's bending. Korra and Lin tried to stop him but failed. Ok, it wasn't bad of an episode. I just need to put aside my dislike for Korra in order to enjoy the show, I guess.

Holy shit. Shingeki no Kyojin episode 18: The female Titan is still chasing Eren and for some reason, even though many lives were lost, the mission still continue and Commander Erwin brought them to the Forest of the Giant Trees. They thought they could have the upperhand because of the tall trees but damn it the female titan is merciless, killing them soldiers like they were made of match stick. Armin and I feel like Levi and Commander Erwin have something up their sleeves. They are sacrificing a lot of lives though and I am not happy with that =\


Monday, September 16

I just need to find out what happened next in episode 19 of Shingeki no Kyojin: I didn't expect a flash back though. It seems like in order for Eren to transform into a Kyojin, he needs to self-inflict pain and a clear goal otherwise it won't happen. This flash back came about because Eren wanted to transform when he saw his comrades getting killed one by one by the female Kyojin. But the other comrades on his team were determined to follow Levi's order which is to go forward regardless. Since they have faith in him, Eren chose to have faith in them too. Apparently, Levi and Commander Erwin have a plan. They finally managed to secure the female Kyojin and that was the plan since the beginning. Erwin seems unsympathetic about the amount of lives that are lost. I don't like this guy.

Looks like I'm marathoning Shingeki no Kyojin. On to episode 20! oh shit. They caught the female Kyojin but she's calling in the other Kyojin to eat her up while she ran away. Now she's killing Eren's troop one by one. This is fucked up. Where's Levi?

Well, the troops are all dead except for Levi and Eren in episode 21 of Shingeki no Kyojin. Needless to say, this pissed me off greatly. And it pissed Eren too which made him transform into a Kyojin. I just wished he would fucking kill the female Kyojin without having to talk to himself. He didn't and so the female Kyojin defeated his Kyojin and swallowed him whole. Now she's taking him somewhere. The only soldiers following her are Levi and Mikasa. For their skills, I say that's plenty. Have I said how disappointed I am with this episode? Urgh...

Shingeki no Kyojin episode 22: Mikasa and Levi managed to save Eren and holy fuck Levi is made of pure winsome. I jizzed in my pantsu watching him fight. Anyway, once they retrieved Eren, they went home. They just let the female Kyojin go. Two stupid fucks defied an order and caused some of the bodies to be abandoned including Petra. As they came back, they were heavily critisized because of the number of death and the failed mission. Erwin was called in to the capital and it was decided that Eren will be handed over to them from now on.

08 September 2013

Diary of a tard: Week 1, September 2013

Friday, September 6

Haru was in shocked after he lost to Rin in episode 8 of Free. He keeps wondering why the hell is he feeling so crappy if he didn't care about winning etc. Hmm, another dorama. Anyway, none of them can go into the final but Gou secretly registered them for the relay the next day. They were worried that Haru doesn't wanna enter the relay but since he's all fired up now, it's not a problem. Obviously this doesn't sits well with Rin since he thought he won't be swimming with Haru ever again.

Free episode 9: Haru finally found a reason for swimming. It's no longer just because he wanted to. It's because he wants to swim with his friends. It was such a pussy revelation, I am hardly impressed. On the other hand, my heart reaches out for Rin. When he reminiscing about their relay as friends/kids, I feel so bad for him. In the end, he decided to join his swimming team relay as well and Haru quickly learned about the news. More dorama in future episodes for sure.

I'd wife him so hard

Saturday, September 7

Episode 5 of Blood Lad: The problem with this show is, it evolves around Fuyumi and I just want that bitch to die. Obviously I can't enjoy watching Blood Lad as long as she's around. Anyway, Staz met his brother, Vlad d. Braz, and got his power back. Back in the demon world, Wolf boy had to fight Akim, the artificial monster Franken created in order to save Fuyumi. It was all meh. Having said that, I see incest potential between Staz and Vlad and I like it!

(c) Pixiv id 2127796

The Crowds saved the tragedy from happening in episode 4 of Gatchaman Crowds. Jui quickly confronted the Alien (his gatchaman is awesome btw) but couldn't take him on his own. He did learned that the Alien has a notebook too which mean he is somewhat a Gatchaman of some sort. Upon hearing this, D-chan and Pai were both looking damn serious and shit. Apparently, they know the Alien who has been destroying planets after planets. It is also revealed that Rui got his power from the Alien and with a little push, he's ready to make the world accelerate. Whatever that means.

01 September 2013

Diary of a tard: Week 4, August 2013

Sunday, August 25

They introduced the family members in episode 2 of Uchoten Kazoku. There's a frog, an over anxious brother, that timid young brother, the prince of a mom who scared of lightning and of course, our protagonist. It was revealed that their dad was killed (by Benten) and enjoyed in a hot pot. Did the Japanese has somewhat a tradition of eating a racoon or something? They have these two twins who wanna take over their legacy. All the family members of the twins are asshole except for the daughter. Makes me curious to see and get to know the daughter...

Free episode 6: I don't appreciate all the unneeded dorama that's going on in this episode. First Makoto failed to save Rei. Then Haru and Nagisa helped them both. They were stranded on a deserted island. They stayed up all night telling sop stories etc and then went back to their camp in the morning. All is well because Makoto just want to swim with the rest of them. Urgh.

Monday, August 26

The day of the tournament in episode 7 of Free. Well, Rin won against Haru which mean Rin won't be swimming with Haru anymore. Never, he said. This somewhat really bothers Haru. I guess all he ever wanted is to swim with Rin again and have fun like they used to. Awwww....

Rin is still my favorite character ^_^

Wednesday, August 28

Shingeki no Kyojin episode 17: Well, it's intense as fuck. They went out to scout and everything was going well until a female kyojin appeared and brought the whole other stupid kyojin with her which annihilated most of the scouts. This female kyojin is intelligent though and just like Armin said, might be driven by a human. She's searching for someone. She could have killed Armin (twice) but didn't. I wonder who she's looking for. At the moment, the only logical person anyone is interested in is obviously Eren. It's depressing watching the humans getting devour by the Kyojin. It pissed me off too. Luckily Jean and Reiner survived with Armin as they tried to lure the female kyojin away so that Eren's scouting group has time to retreat.

Episode 5 of Genshiken Nidaime: Angie, Ohno's friend from USA (was it?) is hitting on Madarame. Hato doesn't like this. I'm not sure because he has feelings for Madarame or because he knows that Madarame likes Kusakabe. Hato also met Kousaka and admitted that Madarame has no chance of winning against him. I agree. Anyway, he interfered with the flirting and ended up revealing his BL thoughts about Madarame being the uke in any given pairing. Angie was still determine but as usual Sue saved the day. With a swift kick in the butt, she sent Angie home. Sue is awesome ^__^

so shocked he is with that piece of news

28 August 2013

Bleach: Chapter 507

The old fart's bankai work in reversed way it seems. All the flames were gone and stored inside his charred zanpaktou so whatever touches it gonna burn like a motherfucker on a stick. I mean, marshmallow.But that's not the only thing though. The zanpaktou seeps all the moisture from everything that is around it. Hmm, not bad for a bankai...

I wonder when the heck will Juhabaha steal the old fart's bankai. Ain't everyone else bankai have been stolen the moment they used them? Isn't that the purpose of this whole brouhaha, besides destroying soul society and shinigami?

Juhabaha tried to calculate the logic behind the old fart bankai. He shouldn't bother though because the old fart willingly explained everything to him. He even revealed the west side of the bankai. Someone is gonna shit charcoal.

But meh, I'm sure Juhabaha expected as much. I can't wait to see how is he gonna negate all these shit about the old fart being the sun.

For my rants on previous chapters, click here.

25 August 2013

First Impression: Gin no Saji: Silver Spoon

The only reason I'm excited as fuck for this show is because it's produced by A-1 Pictures. I hope this show can somewhat compensate for what is lacking in Servant x Service. On top of that, this is the only show that is featured in noitaminA for this season. That should be a good sign, isn't it?

My first impression was Moyashimon. That's what this show reminds me of during the first few seconds what with the agriculture theme going on. However, it is in my opinion, more enjoyable. Or maybe I'm just biased as fuck because it's my favorite studio that is producing it XD

err... yeah, don't asked about the fanart. I just thought Hachiken looks cute as a trap
Anyhoo, it's about Hachiken who enrolled to a agriculture school just because it's a boarding school and doesn't want to go home. The other students have either ambition that has something to do with agriculture or simply taking over their family business. He has zero knowledge on agriculture and expected to ace the normal subject. I LOL'd when he called the others dumb but when they started to talk about science, he was left eon's behind.

Seemingly Hachiken has trouble adapting to farm life especially when he has problem eating an egg when he found out that it comes from the anus (technically it's called cloaca). However, it seems like the farm life suits him best. He has four team members that are pretty helpful too.

I love the comedic part and the plot is definitely something that most of us aren't familiar with, unless of course if you are into agriculture. I think it's fresh and appreciate the fact that they weren't pretentious about it. It showed how hard the farmers/agriculture people work for us to get all the food on our table.

Thank you A-1 Pictures for fulfilling my expectation for this show. I enjoy it a lot and this one is going to stay in my must watch list.

Episode: 11
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: A-1 Pictures

arts & animation 8/10
story 9/10
characters 8/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 10/10
overall 8.6/10

24 August 2013

Diary of a tard: Week 2, August 2013

Saturday, August 10

Free episode 5: They went to some island to train for the tournament. Looks like Mako has some issues with the sea but he seems up to it. Anyhoo, Rei felt like he's dragging everyone down so he decided to practice on his own only to be caught in a storm. Mako to the rescue! It was a meh episode in my opinion. The only highlight is when Rin showed some concern when he found out that they are training out at sea. Awww...

Sunday, August 11

Instead of seeing his brother, Staz met with Liz, his younger sister instead in episode 4 of Blood Lad. There's a reason why Staz is so afraid, or seemingly so, of his brother. Apparently he wanted to kill Staz, or at least sealed his power for some unknown reason. I'm sure Staz just misunderstood him and that's why he ran away from home. Btw, it looks like Liz is smitten with Staz. Meanwhile at demon world, Fujiko (can't be bothered if I get her name right), is disappearing so Wolf brought her to meet Dr. Franken.

Episode 5 of Brothers Conflict: This episode focus on Natsumi and Subaru relationship. For some reason these two can't get along. It does seems like Natsumi is pretty strict with Subaru. Maybe he was a basketball player too but something happened and now he wanted Subaru to take on what he failed to do. I dunno. The romance with Chii is getting ridiculous as well. Subaru has somewhat confessed and Chii is confused as fuck. That lucky bitch.

Gatchaman Crowd episode 3: Mess is no longer a threat thanks to whatever Hajime did in the last episode. It kinda make the Gatchaman effort all these time to rescue the mankind, kind of a waste. And then there's the trap that developed GALAX. I don't think he's a bad guy. He wants a better world but maybe his method might need some improvisation. Anyway, there's some accident at the end of the episode and he decided to use the Crowds. Whatever that is.

hawt trap is hawt

21 August 2013

First Impression: Gatchaman Crowds

I didn't give this show any attention until my colleague starts spazzing (and drew fanarts overnight) about it. He said it was good and funny. It sounds alright so yeah lets check this out. I do hope it is as good as people say it is. After all, it takes a lot for me to actually go loco for a mecha anime.

(c) Pixiv ID 4394760

And I didn't go loco (well, not completely anyway) for the Gatchaman but I do like the characters in this show, especially Hajime which is quite surprisingly given the fact that I usually ended up disliking characters like her.

Gatchaman is about a bunch of people who are selected by JJ, the Gatchaman God of some sort. They are given a planner that represent their soul and they would use it to change to Gatchaman mode and save the innocent people from MESS. Hajime is the newbie and she's about to throw the balance out the window. At least from the inside.

This show is surprisingly addicting and greatly entertaining. I am certainly looking forward to see the rest of the Gatchaman suits. Having said that, Hajime's Gatchaman suit is definitely my least favorite. That much, I can tell already.

Episode: 12
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Tatsunoko Productions

arts & animation 8/10
story 7/10
characters 8/10
sound 9/10
enjoyment 9/10
overall 8.2/10

14 August 2013

Bleach: Chapter 506

Looks like it takes an average of two months for me to read one chapter of Bleach nowadays. Just what the fuck happened? =\

Anyway, resuming from the last chapter,  the old fart is pissed. Even more so when the bad guys (of which I have forgotten what they are called) did a sneak attack on him. They fell like flies before they could land any hit on him though.

Yuhabaha finally drew his zanpaktou. Not that it matters since the old fart didn't waste any time and went straight to bankai.

Oh wow, short chapter is short.

For my rants on previous chapters, click here.

10 August 2013

Diary of a tard: Week 5, July 2013

Thursday, August 1

Love Lab episode 4: Sayo suspected that Riko is bluffing about being the Sniper of Love, a title that was given by the other three members of the student council. Riko tried to come clean but she isn't capable of letting anyone down so she just go with the flow. Sayo tried to uncover the truth until Suzu dramatically ended it. On the other hand, they were trying to figure the solution for the student who asked them with love related question and how to convey the answer to that student.

The trainees have to choose whether to go to Recon Corp, Military Police or Garrison in episode 16 of Shingeki no Kyojin. Everyone who's left join the Recon Corp except for Annie. They still can't figure out who kill the titans though and I am still having doubts about Smith. At the end of the episode, they all set out to proceed with their plan to Eren's basement where supposedly all the answers to Titan are.

The story took an unexpected turn in episode 4 of Brothers Conflict. Tsubaki didn't get the role that he auditioned for.  The role went to Azusa. Naturally Chii butt in and then all of a sudden Tsubaki is kissing her! Dafuq I'm pissed.

I want my fucking twincest!
I thoroughly enjoyed Genshiken Nidaime episode 4. I get to see Ogiue cosplaying as Azusa from K-ON and they brought back memories of Comic Festival. I first learned about CF when I watched Genshiken first season. Shit was never the same after that. Anyway, Ogiue managed to complete her manga thanks to the guys helping out. Her manga and doujinshi received some very good responds. Too bad she was down with a fever. I seriously wanna see the romance between her and Sasahara. Oh, and if I wasn't a fan of Sue before, after this episode, I sure am :)

30 July 2013

First Impression: Brothers Conflict

I may or may not like this. It is after all about incest. I don't care if they are from different mother/father. As far as I am concern, once you are siblings either by marriage or something else, that is incest. They are incest anime that I can't get enough of like Yasuga no Sora and then there's anime incest that I fucking hate like Aki Sora. So let see where would Brothers Conflict be.

(c) Sayaomu
Err yeah, after watching the episode, I still have no idea what to think about this show. I have expected some brotherly love that goes beyond the blood but when I saw it happening, especially with Kaname, I was grossed out. Then I was trolled with the twincest which made me somewhat mad. The fujoshi in me wants them to be together but we all know that both of the twin will eventually fall for Chii, just like the rest of them brothers.

Fuck. I hate Chii.

Well, maybe not. Maybe I'm just envious of her. I want to stay at a place full of males too. Wait... LOL what am I saying. I have been surrounded by males all my life!

So yeah, I hate her and her pet Juli.

The males are definitely pleasing on the eyes. They picked one hell of a cast for the seiyuus and if there's any reason why I would continue watching this show, it's because of them seiyuus.

Overall, it was okay. I just let my biased opinion gets in the way :P

Episode: 13
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Brains Base

arts & animation 8/10
story 5/10
characters 7/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 6/10
overall 6.8/10

29 July 2013

Diary of a tard: Week 4, July 2013

Monday, July 22

Love Lab episode 2: The introduction of the Student Council's secretary, treasurer and the president. The secretary is a big klutz which I found kinda cute while the treasurer and the president are somewhat the villain of this show. Riko is still the most normal character in the show though.

Anyone else think Chii is a slut? Watching episode 3 of Brothers Conflict really pissed me off. Anyway, they have introduced all 13 brothers. And guess what, the twins are actually triplet! But looks like the focus has shifted back to Subaru and Chii. It's their parent's wedding by the way and I still cannot brain how the fuck a woman that young can have 13 sons  with the oldest looks like the same age as her. Logic down the drain...

Wednesday, July 24

Maki fell sick in episode 3 of Love Lab. So Riko asked Sayo to join the Student Council again. She didn't know that Eno has a cunning plan on her own in order to regain her position as President. She changed her mind though but the paperwork was fucked up and so there are commotion during the meeting. If it wasn't for Sayo and Riko, both Eno and Maki would have get the end of the stick. So now that the issue has been solved, Eno and Sayo joined the Student Council again with Riko as the latest member.

So dere

Friday, July 26

Episode 4 of Free! focused on Rei learning to swim. He has a hard time learning until towards the end when he tried the butterfly stroke and voila! I think KyoAni was trying too hard with this episode especially when they tried out various swimsuit on the boys. I should like it but somehow I don't. Something must be wrong with me. Anyhoo, Rin accidentally met Haru during the shopping and told him that he needs Haru to take swimming seriously otherwise, even if he wins, he can't move on. Awww these two are so in love with each other...

the uke and the seme ^___^

Sunday, July 28

I am still recovering from my fever. When night comes, it's getting worse which mean I'm sorta bed ridden and so it's as good time as any to watch Gatchaman Crowd episode 2. Instead of getting rid of the MESS, Hajime let it go. Her senpai is obviously more than mad at her but she totally has different idea than the rest of the Gatchaman. She's definitely not one to play by the rules. The second time they fight, Hajime managed to get friendly with the MESS and so it returned everything that it took. Towards the end of the episode, they showed two villains. One of them is the guy behind GALAX. Ah, plot twist already.

I feel like dropping Blood Lad every time I watched it. The urge to kill Fuyumi is too overwhelming. Anyway, in episode 3, Staz seeked Wolf to get the book of resurrection. They settled it through boxing. If Staz wins, he gets the book. If he lost, Wolf gets Fuyumi. Their match was interrupted though by Bel and Staz gets the book anyway. Unfortunately no one can decipher it so Staz thought of going straight to the writer who happened to be his brother. He doesn't look very thrill.

Genshiken Nidaime episode 3 focused on Madarame and his crush on Saki. Everyone knows about it which surprised Madarame but he still acts as if he doesn't understand what they are saying LOL obvious shit is obvious Madarame. Then the story switched to Hato. It's the first time I get to see Hato being himself, a guy, but his conscious is always with him, putting BL ideas in his head. It looks like he's banking on Hato x Mada but Madarame being such a straightforward guy didn't get the hint at all. I certainly enjoyed this episode heh


24 July 2013

First Impression: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

People refer to this anime simply as Watamote and I said in my preview that this show has the potential to please me as a fan. Just look at the protagonist and you know that this has the right condiments to be good.

(c) Maimai Yuki
Oh and I secretly want her to end up with her younger brother ^w^
Watamote it is about a girl who has a really screwed up view of herself. She's unpopular but she has this very positive mindset when it comes to describing herself or if it has anything to do with herself. In reality though, she is just this awkward looking girl with bags under her eyes from playing all those otome games late into the night.

Her askew point of views, in my opinion, are the reason this show is so enjoyable. It's painful to look at her being so wrong about everything that has anything to do with social stuff but at the same time we just couldn't get enough of that. Or at least I can't. I wonder if people like her exist in real life.

One of the highlights of the show for me personally is when she wants to be social adept but whenever she looks at people having conversation and left her out, she has this fucked up conversation in her head about those people and they are most of the time full of sexual innuendos. It goes to show how corrupted her mind is LOL

So yeah, this show is definitely one of the most enjoyable show I've watched this season.

Episode: 12
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Silver Link

arts & animation 7/10
story 8/10
characters 8/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 8/10
overall 7.8/10

22 July 2013

First Impression: Kiniro Mosaic

Another anime that looks like it was made just for lolicon. But I won't judge it badly just yet simply because I have a slight hope that the comedy will actually be good. Let's just hope they won't disappoint me, yeah?

Err... yeah... how about nope?

(c) Moson
Gotta admit she's kinda cute though
There's nothing funny or comedic about the show. It was cute and moe all around which is definitely not my thing at all. Less than 10 minutes in, I was already at the edge of my seat ready to flip my computer LOL

So yeah, dropping this before it causes damage.

The animation was good though. They tried very hard to capture the English spirit. Oh and the seiyuu must have work hard to speak all those English lines as fluently as they can.

This show is definitely for lolicon.

Episode: 12
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Studio Gokumi

arts & animation 7/10
story 5/10
characters 5/10
sound 6/10
enjoyment 4/10
overall 5.4/10

Diary of a tard: Week 3, July 2013

Tuesday, July 16

Watamote episode 2: Kuro met her friend, Yuu-chan, who was a geek too during middle school. She prepared lots of things to talk about (all askew). She thought that Yuu will still be the same Yuu in middle school but her friend changed so much in terms of appearance but the good thing is, they both can still have fun and what not. At least until the end of the day when Yuu revealed that she has an argument with her first boyfriend and then Kuroki had a withdrawal LMAO

Friday, July 19

I really enjoyed episode 3 of Free!. All mostly due to Ryugazaki, the new recruit for the swimming team. Initially he's in the track team and is doing vault-pole (When he did the vault-pole thingy, I drooled because it was simply beautiful). He rides the train with Nagisa every morning and that's how Nagisa pestered him to join the swim team.  He refused every single time. Anyhoo, Gou managed to schedule a joint practice with Rin's school. He volunteered to help the swim team but when he saw Haru swim, his heart was basically stolen. By the way, that's when it was revealed that Ryugazaki actually doesn't know how to swim. Kehkehkeh.  


Saturday, July 20

Episode 2 of Gin no Saji: They have to pick a club and Hachiken doesn't know which club to choose but since he has hots for that girl from the equestrian club, he joined that club instead. Throughout the episode, he learned to appreciate the animal as well as be more responsible towards them. Nothing special for this episode though which kind of disappointing.

Sunday, July 21

I found that episode 2 of Blood Lad was boring as fuck: Staz and Fumichi went to the human world. Naturally Staz was excited with everything while Fumichi almost disappeared so Staz let her licked his blood (I am envious). Soon Staz realized that Fumichi is indeed something special to him since he didn't get the vampire urge when it comes to the other human beings like he did with her. Then they met Bel-chan, the owner of the gate. She's searching for the demon who stole her magic so that she can marry him. She also told Staz the book that is at West Demon Territory which supposedly has the method how to resurrect Fumichi.

Brothers Conflict episode 2: I have to say that among all the males, I'm most taken in by Subaru. Anyhoo it's his 20th birthday and they were celebrating it. Chii made cakes and whatever. It was clear that Subaru likes Chii but he denied it by being mean. When he went to her room to apologize, he accidentally kissed her when he was knocked out. On the other hand, Yusuke made it clear that he likes her and won't give up on her which mean he won't settle for being siblings. This episode introduced Futo as well, quite a mischievous character who trolled Chii alot. But meh we all know that EVERYONE will eventually likes Chii more than just a sister >_>

Such a tsundere. Hhhhhngh

Episode 15 of Shingeki no Kyojin: The Recon Corps went to their former headquarters for hiding. Hanji came over to ask permission for Eren's help for her experiment with the 4 feet and 7 feet Titans that they captured earlier. As she sat through the night with Eren, the Titans were killed. Before that, Erwin somewhat looks like he has some hidden agenda going on. The death of the Titans could be of his doings.

Yajima has problem registering Hato as a girl in episode 2 of Genshiken Nidaime. I can't blame her though. Once you have seen the dong, that's it. The story behind Hato's cross-dressing is pretty straight forward: he's been bullied for liking BL, and he likes it. Since he's a fudanshi, whenever a guy want to approach him, he gets quite the BL rush. In the mean time, Ogiue managed to get her one-shot manga in the magazine and the club members of Genshiken are helping her out.

oh my~

19 July 2013

First Impression: Genshiken Nidaime

I put this show in my must watch list based on the the previous two seasons of Genshiken. I think this show is a must for anyone who considered themselves weaboo enough. It is after all a show about otaku in their elements.

still missing the old cast though
23 minutes passed by without me noticing it. That's what great anime is all about. Kudos Production I.G. for another superb anime.

I still get the old Genshiken vibes through the designs and characters so there's a continuity there that I appreciate. Even more so since the old familiar faces are still around, like Madarame and Sasahara. They are after all that created Genshiken.

Ogiue is the president of the club and her mission in this first episode is to find more members for Genshiken. The club already have Ohno, Kuchiki and Sue (I love it when she suddenly declared Ogiue as her waifu). Through her talent in drawing, Ogiue managed to get three more members. One of them is a crossdresser (trap). There are some issues regarding where should she changed and all that. Sue quickly solved the problem by sending Hato to Madarame whenever he wanna change since his house is only 5 minutes away.

I have no complains for this show. I enjoyed it as I have expected. Great stuff indeed.

Episode: 13
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Production I.G.

arts & animation 8/10
story 7/10
characters 8/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 9/10
overall 8/10

17 July 2013

First Impression: Blood Lad

I look forward to this show since... well, since they first announced the adaptation. It's definitely something that seems to suite my taste better than any of the anime I've seen from the Summer season so far. After all, I do have some weird fetishes and blood just happens to be one of them.

But wait a second... where's the freaking blood?

It's all happy and cheerful with this anime. Doesn't mean that it's not good but yeah I was pretty disappointed. I expected something gore, not this fuwa-fuwa shit. Staz is great though. I like him the moment he was introduced. He's a vampire descendant and the boss of the East Demon world. He loves anything human and especially adores Japan. One day, a melon on two legs appeared. He was excited as fuck until she was killed and become a demon. Somehow one thing led to another, so he promised to bring her back to life and follows her to the human world.

Like I said, no blood was spilled. Staz did fight a bad guy but I wouldn't even called it a fight. More like the show just trying to show off that Staz is really the boss of the territory.

Oh pardon me, I didn't notice the comedy genre up until now. Dafuq.

Will continue to watch this though.

Episode: tbc
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Brains Base

arts & animation 8/10
story 7/10
characters 8/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 7/10
overall 7.6/10

16 July 2013

First Impression: Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi

All my hopes lie with the fact that Madhouse Studios is producing this. Let's hope then that the studio delivers even though the plot is already sounds disappointing. Having said that, after looking at the poster at MAL, my heart sinks: a loli holding a spade? Ah I hope there are other characters that makes watching this worth while...

(c) Shino (Eefy)
And thank goodness they introduced a white hair male protagonist right away otherwise I would have dropped this even before it started.

The plot is about the loli whose name is Ai. She was made to believe that she's a gravekeeper. That title mean something in this alternate world because it has power to keep the dead, well... dead. One day, her world collapse when a Hampnie Hambart went into her town, killed everyone and revealed that she's not really a gravekeeper.

And just like Madhouse, it managed to keep the mystery shit going which makes me intrigued to find out more, not only about Ai but about Hampnie as well.

Mission success, Madhouse. Well done.

Episode: 13
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Madhouse Studios

arts & animation 7/10
story 7/10
characters 7/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 7/10
overall 7.2/10

15 July 2013

Diary of a tard: Week 2, July 2013

Thursday, July 11

Shingeki no Kyojin episode 12: Eren lost control of himself as a titan so he attacked Mikasa but somewhat hurt himself. When the other saw what he did, they all quickly lost hope. Thanks to Ian though, they stuck to their plan albeit reluctantly. However, since Eren was down, all the other titans are attracted to him so the elite teams have difficulties defending him from getting eaten. I gotta hand it to Armin. His quick thinking to wake Eren up works (feels like eternity though). Credits must be given to Jean and other guys too for fighting so bravely, especially Jeans since his 3D maneuver broke and all.  

Friday, July 12

Episode 2 of Free!: Rin won the race against Haru but he ain't happy about it because Haru was on his tail without breaking a sweat. The others then found out that Rin has been coming back from Australia every New Year but he didn't bother to find them. Apparently Haru and Rin had a race once where Haru beat Rin oh so easily. This is a year after Rin studied in Australia so naturally Rin was hurt and from that moment on, Haru decided to quit swim competitively. Ah the BL is so strong in this one. Haru is especially affected by Rin so much behind that stoic facade of his.


Sunday, July 14

Episode 13 of Shingeki no Kyojin was intense as fuck. Eren finally managed to control the Titan and so the humans became the bait in order for him to complete his task. I admitted that I shed tears when people were getting eaten and killed left and right. If I'm in their shoes, I would have probably broken down from all the grief for my dying comrades. Anyhoo, Eren successfully installed the boulder to closed off the hole in the wall. That's the first time humans win against the Titan but at such a high cost too. Eren was then captured by the police. After some interrogation by the Recon Corps, Levi made a decision to accept Eren under his wings. Now I'm excited as fuck for the next episode.

After watching episode 2 of Danganronpa, I've decided to drop this shit. It's getting ridiculous. Maizono was killed and then monokuma decided to have a trial. If they guessed the wrong culprit, they'll die. One of the student, the model, opposed and she was killed on the spot. And get this, the blood was violet. That was it for me then. 

Shingeki no Kyojin episode 14: Eren is put on trial as humans are unsure if his existence as Titan  would be a threat to them or a saviour. The police wants him dead since he could start a rebel. The Garrison wanted him alive but with no strong proposition. It was Recon Corps, or should I say Levi, that put matter to rest when he beat the crap out of Eren just to show them that he's the only one who can kill Eren as Titan (which is sorta true). And so the court let Eren joined the Recon Corps.

this should be a really bad ass moment for Levi but that pose... LOL

14 July 2013

First Impression: Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou

Anime for lolicons. That's my first thought when I read the synopsis in the preview. Since I am not a lolicon, I figured I will be stressing out when I watch this anime. Hopefully though not to the point where I start questioning why are we letting such anime exist. Furthermore, it's about magic. I do not like magical stuff.

It's pretty much about Akira who inherited her late mother's ability in fortune telling. Turned out she has super power and she's not the only one. Together, they become somewhat a Power Ranger. Naturally when there's power, there will be villains though it is still unclear who they could be.

The plot is weak in my opinion. Nothing particularly stands out. The animation was average, the seiyuus sound annoying and I was bored to death.

Not gonna watch this. Too childish for me. It's not shit though. Just not my cup of tea.

Episode: tbc
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: AIC

arts & animation 5/10
story 5/10
characters 6/10
sound 6/10
enjoyment 5/10
overall 5.4/10

First Impression: Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku

An anime about a bunch of kids who don't want to join any club/activities after school but created their own club just for that purpose.

Say what?

Oh dear. I know from the moment I read that synopsis that I won't like this kind of show and I was right. They have several short skits about shit they do in their "going home club". Actually, they didn't do anything at all but talk about useless shit. The members, except for Nat-chan, are pretty much stupid bimbo.

I am not sure what part of this show was supposed to be funny/good with that kind of plot.

Everything else about this show is mediocre. That's that.

Episode: 12
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Nomad

arts & animation 5/10
story 5/10
characters 5/10
sound 6/10
enjoyment 5/10
overall 5.2/10

13 July 2013

First Impression: Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei

I quickly judged that this show cannot deliver what it promised based on the studio and the plot that I read from the preview. However, I heard a lot of good things been said about this show on twitter so I guess I was wrong?

So naturally I'm looking forward to check this out.

(c) Mico

Well, the start of the show is definitely intriguing. You don't get to see that everyday. But it quickly goes down hill from there. The plot isn't actually original. How many times have we read/watch something similar where they gathered bunch of kids in one place and forced them to kill each other in order to survive, in this case, get out of the school.

The characters are not really special either. I feel like the anime is mocking me with the character designs. Some of the personalities are OK I guess but just take a look at the protagonist for example. He's weak as fuck and it is really annoying. One of the guy, the most meaty one at that, wears a girl's uniform. Just what the hell? Is this anime supposed to be funny or serious? It can't be both at the same time. Sadly though it seems like the studio can't decide to be which and just go with it.

Urgh I'm still mad that they chose someone that weak to be the protagonist.

Let's just hope that shit will get better with the upcoming episode. I'm sure one of them will snap and kill. Maybe then this show will appeal to me. You know, blood and all.

Episode: 13
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Lerche

arts & animation 6/10
story 5/10
characters 6/10
sound 7/10
enjoyment 5/10
overall 5.8/10

12 July 2013

First Impression: Gifuu Doudou!! Kanetsugu to Keiji

I don't remember writing my preview thoughts for this show because it wasn't included so I checked MAL and by just looking at the poster, I can pretty much tell that I'm gonna like this show at all.

And boy I was right. There's too much muscle involved. The protagonists are giants while everyone else are midgets. The story took place during the Sengoku Era so there must be some political shit involved as well as samurai and what not. In any other show, I would probably be interested but this is just too blurgh for me.

Some fujoshi might like it though since the two protagonists are best friends and all so they are definitely BL material. 

Watching the first 5 minutes were torture so I decided to stop. I'm dropping this shit.

Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Studio Deen

arts & animation 4/10
story 4/10
characters 4/10
sound 4/10
enjoyment 2/10
overall 3.6/10

11 July 2013

First Impression: Love Lab

Ah, it says romance as one of it's genre. I see no guy in the character list which mean this is going to be a shoujo-ai anime. Not really my thing and I'm sure after this episode, I will drop this. Or maybe it's so good that it can turn me into a yuri fan. Who knows right?

(c) Hao
The animation is definitely one of the strongest point for this show. The character designs especially are very appealing. When they revealed Riko, she was quick to get my attention because the studio managed to capture her personality when they created her. Her clothes, hair and the way she strutted around school, it was flawless. Same goes when it comes to the comedic part of the show; the chibi-fied characters and their facial expressions were on the spot.

This is one of those anime that is character-driven. Lucky for us the studio managed to create two female protagonists without one character out-balance the other. Though the relationship formed between them is somewhat forceful in the plot, the interaction and the chemistry between them weren't so that it becomes comedy seamlessly.

And since we talked about plot, lets get into it right away. Riko is the 'tomboy' and Maki is the 'damsel'. Both are admired by the students. One thing led to another and suddenly Riko has to teach Maki about love. Sounds cliche but it wasn't. I thought it was fresh (maybe because I have never seen any shoujo-ai anime). Most importantly, it wasn't pretentious which is a good thing otherwise I would have hated it.

There's this part where Riko's male friends said that she is just like one of the guys so that they don't have to worry about falling for her because it won't happen. Well, during my school years, I experienced just that. To be honest, I was worried. But then, after high school is over, the guys kinda wanna date me. This included the guys I met during college years. All of my four exs were my best friends. I have no freaking idea what happened... they might have a sudden revelation that I'm awesome as fuck but yeah... what I'm trying to say is, Riko actually still has hope to have a heterosexual relationship.

It's not often (more like, never) that I laughed my ass off watching two females of who I know going to have feelings for each other. Love Lab managed to do so which is somehow a feat in it's own right.

What I'm going to say is, I'm glad that I checked this out. Though it didn't turn me into a yuri fan (yet), it does makes me wanna see more of the series. I enjoyed the comedy a lot. Recommended!

Episode: 13
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Dogakobo

arts & animation 8/10
story 7/10
characters 8/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 8/10
overall 7.8/10

10 July 2013

First Impression: Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou

My first impression when I first saw the synopsis was this: too much going on. The plot is everywhere since it seemed like they want to include everything in it. The second episode is already out when I'm writing this but I haven't seen anyone mention anything about this show. I have a sinking feeling that this is going to be quite an unpleasant.

(c) Nabeshima Tetsuhiro
A kid who loves book got murdered trying to save his favorite author. He was reborn as a dog and the author can somewhat read his mind so she adopted him but threatened to kill him every chance she get. I guess the rest of the plot will be about them trying to find the murderer and at the same time solving some mystery shit.

The animation, the character designs, the characters, the OP/ED and seiyuus were all average. The only thing that stands out, in my opinion, is Takahiro Sakurai as the dog's seiyuu. He did quite a good job at it otherwise the show will be flat as Natsuno's chest.

I don't think I'll be watching this week after week. I'll just save this for whenever.

Episode: 12
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Gonzo

arts & animation 6/10
story 6/10
characters 7/10
sound 7/10
enjoyment 6/10
overall 6.4/10

Diary of a tard: Week 1, July 2013

Wednesday, July 2

Aku no Hana episode 12: The cinematography for this anime is nothing but excellence. The variation of camera works are really something especially during the middle of the episode. Anyhoo, since Kasuga now realized that he needs Nakamura (and he thought vice versa), he tried to talk to Nakamura again but she just ignored him. This pushed him to go to her house where he was invited to come in. Her dad told him that she's the same at home too, cussing a lot and do as she likes. At the end of the episode, Kasuga went into her room which has "keep out shit-face" written on the door LOL

Last and final episode for Aku no Hana: Nakamura's room was plain. I dunno what did I expect but somehow I feel a bit disappointed. Takao found Nakamura's diary though and he shed manly tears as he read it. Just as he finished it, Nakamura entered the room, chased him out but failed so she took the diary from his hands and bolted out. Of course Takao chased her then. When he caught up with her, there's this complicated scene where layer upon layer of shits are happening. I'm pretty sure it's from the future since it seems that Takao let go of everything and created "beyond the hill" place for them both. They fucked everything else which of course didn't sit well with everyone else. And that's that. That's the end of part 1. So yeah, here hoping for part 2.

09 July 2013

First Impression: Servant x Service

This show is automatically in my MUST WATCH list simple because it's produced by A-1 Pictures. Why? Well, that's my most favorite studio, is why! But then again, there are several shows from this studio that I dropped like Oreimo for example because there's character that I cannot tolerate in it.

Servant x Service sounds just like a show that I will try to avoid. In my head, anything that has the word servant and service in it's title has ecchi written all over the plot. But I have faith in the studio. Even if there are fan services, I hope they remain classy.

And I was right. The only fan service you'll get is the bouncing of melons. I'm okay with that.

But the plot is weak. Too weak. The animation was average too. It somewhat doesn't really feel A-1 Picture-ish. I expected something more... well-developed.

It's about this three characters being employed at civil service office, with their hopeless supervisor. Each has personality of their own: Lucy wants revenge because of her name (like I said, weak plot is weak), Miyoshi is timid, Chihaya is stoic, Ichimiya is somewhat useless imo and Hasebe to liven up the dull office. Nothing much going on. Hopefully they'll develop some romance between Lucy and Hasebe along the way but I doubt it.

You know that a show is average as fuck when you can't find any fan made drawings of them. Mediocre is a pretty fitting word to describe this show.

But because it's A-1 Pictures, I'll try my best to keep up with it. I hope it won't get any stupider though.

Episode: tbc
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: A-1 Pictures

arts & animation 6/10
story 6/10
characters 7/10
sound 7/10
enjoyment 7/10
overall 6.6/10

08 July 2013

First Impression: Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko

I have my reservation for this show simply because I'm not a fan of any ecchi/hentai genre and the blatant hentai in the title is enough to put me off. However, lets not forget that this show is produced by J.C. Staff. They often produced good anime despite the title and I have a list to prove that. 

(c) Fuyouchu

Watching the OP, I have a feeling that this show is going to turn out as harem which is not far from the truth. There are three girls, each with different identity: stoic, tsundere and yandere. Then there's this dude who is basically a hentai through-and-through.

The stoic and him made a wish at a stony cat statue and both get the wishes that they desired. Hentai has lost his facade and the stoic girl, her facial expression. It is only then that they realized they made a mistake so they are going to help each other to get what they have lost.

Hentai-san facade is now belong to the tsundere. We still need to figure out where miss stoic's facial expression went to.

I can't say that I enjoy the show because it was too over the top most of the time, as well as the hentai shit. It wasn't bad though, just not my cup of tea.

Episode: 12
Aired: Spring 2013
Producers: J.C. Staff

arts & animation 7/10
story 7/10
characters 8/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 6/10
overall 7.2/10

07 July 2013

First Impression: Arata Kangatari

I pay no heed to this show until I reread my preview for Spring. How could I forget the important fact that this show might have a boy pretending to be a girl? Lets just hope that this one will go horribly right. After all, isn't this the only show that is featured in noitaminA this season?

(c) pixiv id 1169389

But oh dear.  This is such an average show, I dunno where to begin. Yes, there is a boy who was forced to pretend as a girl to be the princess but that lasted for less than 5 minutes.

There are two Arata. One from the other world, and the other from Japan. The former was chosen to be the succeeding princess but was framed as the princess murderer instead by the Twelve Shinsho who planned to take over the ruling of that place. The latter Arata on the other hand is pathetic as fuck. He's often being bullied and has no friends. Somehow, due to the forest magical shit thingy, they switched place.

I'm more intrigued to see how the former Arata cope with living in Japan than the emo-whining Avatar that travel to that magical world.

The animation was below average for an anime that is featured in noitaminA. The plot was kinda meh too. I dunno how the hell did this show get chosen =\

Having said that, the Twelve Shinsho are actually quite hawt LOL

Episode: 12
Aired: Spring 2013
Producers: Satelight

arts & animation 5/10
story 5/10
characters 5/10
sound 5/10
enjoyment 4/10
overall 4.8/10

05 July 2013

First Impression: Free!

Ever since the teaser that Kyoto Animation released some time ago and then the announcement of the anime, everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, including the straight guys, are anticipating the airing of this show. But no one are as excited about the news as the fujoshis and who can blame them?

Kyoto Animation has always been known for producing moe anime that is full of high school girls. This time around, though it is still moe, it is full of bishie high school guys wearing spandex. What's not to love?

This show, though one might mistaken as just something for fujoshi to fap to, actually has a plot. It revolves around 4 guys (will be 5 soon) who love swimming. Two of the guys obviously have a thing for each other and voila! However, to make it interesting, they create Rin to be this somewhat "bad guy" while Haru is just an emo bitch so that there will be dorama ahead. KyoAni is pretty straightforward with the OTP for this show.

Naturally the animation and arts are almost flawless. The flipping of wet hair, the butt, crotch and butt shots (yes I know I wrote butt twice) are all glorious. I expect nothing less from Kyoto Animation. It is surely a sight for sore eyes.

The moe-ness gets even more grand during the ED of SPLASH FREE. At first I was WTF-ing but soon enough I was fapping.

I didn't enjoy or get excited about this show as I thought it would be. It was probably because I was watching it in the middle of work. I shall try and watch it again. Especially the ED. Gonna put it on repeat heh.

Episode: 12
Aired: Summer 2013
Producers: Kyoto Animation

arts & animation 10/10
story 7/10
characters 8/10
sound 8/10
enjoyment 8/10
overall 8.2/10

04 July 2013

Aku no Hana

Well now, where should I start...

I was couple of weeks late into the series. When everyone was done hyping and spazzing about Aku no Hana, I was just about to check out the first episode. When I saw the animation, it was definitely something that is not the norm. It's like they filmed a real life dorama and then animated it frame by frame. Needless to say, I was impressed. It makes the animation so alive and gives so much personality to the characters. Take the walking of each character for example. Simple things like that, in my opinion, what makes Aku no Hana, in term of arts and animation, so much win.

(c) Doudoude Dou

And then there's the story itself, which is, if not entirely original, it sure is close. Aku no Hana means the Evil Flower in English. It derives from Takao Kasuga's favorite book. He is the male protagonist of this series by the way. The book is complicated and deep as shit, and triggered some very twisted, evil and sinister thoughts. Takao did quote some of the work inside the book earlier in the episode but after the third episode, the story itself takes the center stage.

I personally believe that the story/plot only started when they introduced Nakamura Sawa, the female protagonist who is so fucking original, I fell for her in an instant. She is like the book itself, triggering dark thoughts. Whenever she takes off her glasses, and she only did so with Kasuga, you know she means business.

Nakamura, in Kasuga's mind, is someone who is lonely and is fighting not to drown in this mundane world. Kasuga, for Nakamura, is someone that is similar to her but is afraid for the others to find out. Her mission is to make Kasuga comes out of his hentai closet.

Nakamura Sawa, to put it simply, reminds me so much of  myself that she becomes my muse. Oh, and I think she is awesome as fuck which is why she deserved to be in my most favorite characters list XD

Everything about Aku no Hana is twisted. The ED especially will give you the creep but at the same time so addictive. The somewhat fucked-up OP too is pretty telling that this series is not your average anime series.

There are couple of episodes that left me speechless but I'm sure everyone will agree that nothing can actually prepare you for the greatness of the ending of episode seven. It was liberating in more ways than one, not only for the protagonist but also for me personally as an audience. Then there's episode ten where Kasuga was once again got stripped by Nakamura. The revelation that he had however what makes the episode so enjoyable for me.

At the end of every episode of Aku no Hana, I often felt somewhat hollowed. It makes  me craving for more. It has been a while I got this excited for an anime. In fact, I can't remember the last anime that got me all worked out like this. Needless to say, I think Aku no Hana is a very awesome anime. I definitely recommended it to everyone. I forced my minions to watch it and as predicted they got hooked on it too. They all agree that watching this show is an experience in itself. I guess it helps people coming to terms with their own inner demon, if they have any.

Some people may have complains about the pacing of this show. Well, I don't. I thought it was necessary for the build up of, most often than not, a heart-pumping-fist-in-the-air, ending of each episode. Having said that, their avant-garde ending of the show kind of left me in a blur. I had to watch it for a couple of time to get what it was trying to say. It was all bunched up together incoherently. You either love it or hate it.

I do hope they are not trolling us with the hint of Part 2 of this show. While waiting for that, I am going to make sure that I pick up the manga for reading. It's just that good.

Aku no Hana... a show that I expected nothing from but get everything and more. I love every minute of it.

Arts & Animation 10/10
Sound 10/10
Story 10/10
Characters 10/10
Enjoyment 10/10
Overall 10/10***

p/s: did you know that I have the same moles on my face just like Nakamura's. One on my left cheek and the other on my chin. Talk about coincidence!

26 June 2013

Diary of a tard: Week 3, June 2013

Monday, June 17

Shingeki no Kyojin episode 10: More of Armin being heroic this time around, just to convince us (and himself) that he's actually useful. Well, at least he has saved Eren from getting executed by that useless cowardly officer. That and Pixis decision to spare all three of them their lives in condition that Eren help with stopping the other Titan from entering the wall by putting the big boulder in the wall. Eren said he will do it though I doubt he has self control when he becomes a Titan. Let just wait and see.

Episode 11 of Aku no Hana: the pacing for the third half of this episode is killing me but once it pick up, it was exhilarating. It has been a month since the incident of them trying to run away from the town (or at least Nakamura and Kasuga did). Kasuga finally broke up with Saeki properly but obviously he feels hollowed and empty inside. Then he has an epiphany through his dream. He realized that Saeki would be alright but Nakamura will suffer because she has no one else in this world but him. Yeah, I squealed =3

Wednesday, June 19

So the humans proceed with the plan to reconquer the land in episode 11 of Shingeki no Kyojin. As expected, some shows extreme fear of being eaten by the titans but Pixis reassured them with his speech and all is well again. Armin went with the decoy team while Mikasa joined the elitist to protect Eren. The plan seems flawless but once Eren became a titan, the first thing he did was attack Mikasa. Heh...

amboi sexy

21 June 2013

First Impression: Love Live! School Idol Project

Those who are close to me know that this is definitely not  my kind of anime but guess what, I ended up liking it.

Yeah, I surprised myself sometimes too.

Maybe because none of the girls annoyed me yet.

(c) Yui (Rogusouku)

Anyhoo, it is pretty much about girls  trying to save their school from closing down by getting together and created an idol group so that their school become popular, get more enrollment and BAM!

I dunno what that BAM! is supposed to be.

But yeah, I'm watching this whenever I feel like killing ponies.

Episode: 13
Aired: Winter 2012
Producers: Sunrise

arts & animation 8/10
story 7/10
characters 7/10
sound 7/10
enjoyment 7/10
overall 7.2/10

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