The end of summer

Sep. 24th, 2017 03:28 pm
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Just average shows all around....

Katsugeki Touken Ranbu 11-13! the end-ish. The final battle takes place in Hakodate where Izuminokami and Horikawa's old master, Hijitaka dies. Horikawa had abandoned the Second Unit for a couple episodes living in the past serving Hijitaka. He debates whether to save him and change history. There's a lovely climactic battle with both units fighting against the demons. Horikawa sucks up his doubts to help. ~7/10~ if not for how pretty the production is, this wouldn't be worth watching at all. The anime storyline doesn't stand up on its own. I suspect that the RPG game does delve into each of the other characters' past. Or maybe it's just a franchise that lives off the prettiness of its characters. There are alot of really pretty figures out there (click, click). It would be a nice twist of their master or the fox characters were the one pulling the strings of the demons. Mikazuki also looks is it that everyone else uses swords and he uses cherry blossoms? I guess the franchise is popular enough for a movie, too?

Knight's & Magic 11-13! the end. Well, the climax to this show is that Eru meets his equal on the battlefield as his knight mech faces a dragon mech created by an equally talented engineer. I found the Eru's enthusiasm for learning about the world's magic and robots was the only reason to watch this show and that once it turned its focus to the war between the kingdoms, it became rather mundane. The production was pretty high quality, but the opening and ending themes were grating. ~7/10 rating~ for an extremely fluffy, fast-paced mech show.

Hitorijime My Hero 10-12! the end. In standard romcom fashion, the couple goes through a rough patch when Masahiro realizes that Kousuke would probably lose his job if it ever got out that he was dating a student. The angst goes on a few episodes until they get back together...since in true anime fashion, teacher-student relationships are a-ok if it's true love. ~7/10 rating~ Yes, they turned a PWP yaoi manga into a disappointing shoujo-type, angst-filled anime. The humor saves it a little. I enjoy the fact that the local gang now have jobs selling and delivering Christmas cakes.

and something not so mediocre...

Ballroom e Youkoso 12! is the start of a new arc with fun, new theme songs by the same artists. Episode 12 was a hilarious episode. Tatara and Gaju are in high school together. Tatara meets his future partner and of course, she's a tsundere girl. All players meet to watch Coach Sengoku at a professional competition. Sengoku and his partner have highly entertaining personalities. And I think there was a bump up in the animation quality...trying to refrain from reading ahead in the manga is hard.....

Bacon on pancakes, yes.

Sep. 17th, 2017 02:10 pm
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Mahou Tsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus' Bride)OAD 1-3! The series has an attractive design. It's a little like Kiki's Delivery Service, Natsume Yuujinchou, and Harry Potter. This starts off with Chise already being a part of Elias's household (ie. his bride). The OADs covers a story from her past. Chise didn't get along with her foster family since she is able to see things others can't. She finds refuge in a magical library. The show has a pleasant tone...maybe a little bittersweet. I like her animagus dog. ~7/10 rating~ I look forward to the tv series.

Ballroom e Youkoso 10-11! While it's unbelievable that a person who has only been dancing a couple months could be a real rival to couples who have been dancing since childhood, it's still entertaining. The ending of the amateur competition was so satisfying. I'm glad Mako won her brother back. Apparently the red-headed girl is important. Looking forward to the next story arc.


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