K Episode 2 Thoughts

Posted: October 14, 2012 by Xana in K

I laughed so hard when Shiro made up all those lies.  What a little sneak.  He guilt tripped Kuro into letting him go by saying his sister was in the hospital even though he had no sister.  Then we get a little game of cat and mouse that turns into Kuro making lunch for everyone.  It was a kind of bizarre ending for an episode but whatever it was still pretty cool.

What is up with Neko? Is she a cat, is she a human or is she just fan service.  I don’t know if I like her.  Yes she was able to save Shiro from Kuro but she left me pretty confused.  Can anyone besides Shiro and Kuro actually see her and what the hell was her power?  It was pretty trippy.

I am still a little unsure about K’s story but at the least K continues to be gorgeous.  This show really has something special going on with its animation and the action sequences are well choreographed.  I hope within the next few episodes I can get a better sense of what direction this series is actually going.  For now I will stick with short reviews and hope that soon I will get some more substance to talk about in K.  Overall I like it but I am just a little confused.


Shinsekai Yori Episode 2 Thoughts

Posted: October 14, 2012 by Xana in Shin Sekai Yori

I want to apologize.  For some reason I thought Shin Sekai Yori’s episodes came out on Tuesdays, not over the weekend so I apologize for my late posts.  I want to thank Rei for clarifying this for me.  Episode 2 of Shin Sekai Yori was another “World Building” episode.  We focused on the characters at school, and we get a little bit of a better understanding of what kind of world they live in.  Most of the episode focused on a competition.  The competition was to test how strong the character’s cursed power is but also loyalty to whatever force is in power.  The competition ends in a draw due to a member of the other team cheating.  He later disappears.  If I was in this world I would be extremely scared.  This world is really reminding me of 1984, Big Brother is watching you.  These kids need to be really careful.  One wrong move and they could disappear.

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I posted this on Wan Abrar yesterday and thought I would post it here too for all your enjoyment.

Does anybody need a break from whatever they are doing?  Maybe you are at work bored to death in a cubicle, maybe you’re at school bored to death staring at a PowerPoint, or maybe you are like me bored to death trying to study for your University Mid-term Biology exam.  Don’t fret because thanks to PETA you have a new computer game to play; Pokémon Black & Blue.  For those don’t know PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  They are a borderline eco-terrorist group that attempts to “save” animals by doing ridiculous stunts and protesting some really dumb things.  I call PETA an eco-terrorist group even though I am a hardcore vegetarian who does not condone violence against animals.  I am not saying all PETA is bad but throwing paint on fashion stars, staging public nudity in cages and protesting Nintendo characters is not a proper use of their money. Read the rest of this entry »

This was originally posted by me here.

Fall is here.  The weather is getting colder, the leaves are changing, and the days are getting shorter.  With fall comes another new anime season.  Last fall we were treated to a great season.  To name a few, we had shows such as Fate/Zero, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, and Un-Go.  The 2011 fall season also had some big disappointments, Guilty Crown to name one.  The 2012 fall season is looking very promising, there are already 8 series I want to watch but I probably won’t be able to watch them all right away.  My third pick for the 2012 fall season is Shin Sekai Yori also known as in English “From the New World.”  The Shin Sekai Yori anime is based on a 2008 novel by Yusuke Kishi.  A-1 Pictures is the studio behind the animation.  Here is an abbreviated plot synopsis that only covers things that are known in the first episode.  I spoiled a little of the show for myself by reading Anime News Network and MyAnimeList synopsizes.

“The story is set in Japan a millennium from now. Five children the protagonist Saki, Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, and Shun have been born and raised in a tranquil town that can be described as a utopia, overflowing with water and green foliage. The world is ruled by people who have the “cursed power” or the “gods’ power” of telekinesis.” (Wikipedia) Read the rest of this entry »

This was originally posted by me here.

The second anime I will be reviewing this season is Zetsuen no Tempest.  Going into the anime I only knew 2 things; Studio bones is animating it and some plot elements/dialogue sequences play homage to William Shakespeare.  I love Studio Bones and Shakespeare so this should be pretty damn good, right?  The first episode blew me away, it was spectacular and I will get to that but first here is a plot synopsis.

“The point of view begins with Hakaze, a witch who ended up on a deserted island. Changing point of views, we now look at Yoshino and Mahiro. Yoshino and Mahiro were best friends, but one day Mahiro suddenly disappeared. Yoshino assumed that he found a clue to whoever murdered his family. Despite the close bond they had, Yoshino has no idea where Mahiro is. However, one day when Yoshino was putting flowers on Mahiros’ family’s grave, a woman questions Yoshino about Mahiro at gunpoint. According to the woman, Mahiro got involved with some serious issues that will inevitably put the human race in a catastrophic situation, and the Japanese government is desperately looking for Mahiro. Apparently some sort of “magic” is involved. What happened to Mahiro? And who is this Hakaze girl? What does Hakaze have to do with this?” (MyAnimeList) Read the rest of this entry »

K Episode 1 Thoughts

Posted: October 8, 2012 by Xana in K
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*This was originally posted by me here.
The first of the three anime I will be reviewing this season is Project K also know just as K.  Studio GoHands is behind the animation on this one, have you ever heard of them?  They are the studio behind the Mardock Scramble movie trilogy.  You can only describe Mardock as f*cked up so Studio Gohands had my attention as a studio.  K has had a lot of talk about it’s supposed visual excellence, but no one knows much about the story.  Lets hope its good.  I will give it 3 episodesand  if I hate it I am going to drop it.  Here is a really vague plot synopsis.

Ashinaka High School is known for its unique setting: the entire campus is built on an island. Yashiro Isana, aka Shiro, is having lunch with a cat on one of the school rooftops. After his lunch break, Shiro goes on an errand for his classmate Kukuri to prepare for their upcoming school festival, only to be chased by some intimidating-looking men. (Wikipedia) Read the rest of this entry »

Time of Eve Review

Posted: September 27, 2012 by Xana in Time of Eve
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“The future, probably Japan. Robots have long been put into practical use, and androids have just come into use”

Time of eve is a six-episode ONA created by Yasuhiro Yoshiura and animated by his anime Studio Rikka.  The show was aired in Japan on Yahoo and is licensed in the United States by Crunchy Roll.  Here is the plot synopsis, a product of ANN.  In the not too distant future androids have come into common usage. Taking the androids for granted, humans treat them as if they were common everyday tools, while on the other hand, some people empathize with androids due to their human-like appearance (save for a digital ring floating above their heads). This has become a social problem and these people are frowned upon as a result. Rikuo, one who has taken androids for granted for his entire life, one day discovers that Sammy, his home android, has been acting strangely and finds a strange phrase recorded in her activity log. He, along with his friend Masaki, traces Sammy’s footsteps and come upon an unusual cafe. This cafe’s main rule is to not discriminate between humans and androids.”  Read the rest of this entry »