Ah how the anime seasons fly by. It’s already time for another anime season wrap up/review post. The spring anime season is now officially behind us so it’s time to take a look back at the good, the bad and the never again.
Summary: Lazy girl from another world / dimension accidentally gets dumped in a Yakuza guy’s apartment. She has telepathic powers but honestly that’s almost simply a sub plot. The lulz are pretty solid in this show and there are even a few feels moments as well. Definitely one of the better ones from this past season.
3D Kanojo: Real Girl
Summary: weeb gets asked out by semi bad girl and their awkward angst filled relationship begins. I have no idea how the hell or even why the hell I finished this trash. I suppose I looked up one day and I had stuck with it long enough I figured what the hell, might as well finish it. By the halfway mark it was apparent that the writers were simply inventing situations so they would have an excuse for drama no matter how cliche it may be. Now, I watch this stuff for the stories and I don’t normally even notice animation quality but I this was so bad that by the tenth episode the animators apparently just gave up on life. Honestly this wound up being the funniest part of the show.
Summary: The six millionth version of teen girl “Twilight” vampire porn. There is actually a story and a plot though so it wound up being tolerable.
Mahou Shoujo Site
Summary: Girls who classify as “unfortunate souls” receive magic “sticks” (think devices) from a mysterious website. Now when I say unfortunate, we’re not talking about the usual stuff you expect from these shows. The main character is beaten to the point she stops having periods and that’s just the light stuff. The back ground of the characters is extremely dark. The end was anime original and honestly a bit rushed but I liked this show quite a bit. Things I didn’t like: there was a trans character and some of the implied degeneracy I could live without but all in all was definitely one of the shows I recommend from the spring season.
Soldier Sugimoto survives the brutal Russo-Japanese war. Afterwards like many veterans he really has no place to go. He stumbles upon a tale of hidden treasure once belonging to a native tribe and decides to set out after it. He takes up with a girl from the native tribe who has her own motivations and they partner up on their treasure hunt. Sounds like a light hearted family tale, right? Yeah well to give fair warning: the map is tattooed on ex-prisoners’ skin and to get the map……yeah people get skinned in this show. This is one that definitely deserves a second season. Some people complained about some of the CG animation at times being cringe worthy but the story is written well enough I didn’t even notice or care.
Summary: High School students (lol imagine that) discover they are living in a fake world created by some girl singing on the internet or some shit. They develop powers to try to break out to get back to their apparently really shitty lives in the real world for some reason I dunno. Normally I try to make my decision whether or not to drop an anime by the third episode. For some reason I stuck with this one longer. However at some point I gave up, as I just couldn’t bring myself to care about the stupid story or the characters.
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These – Kaikou (Legend of the Galactic Heroes)
This is a remake of an old anime that I’ve not ever seen. There are two opposing forces in the galaxy: the Empire and the Free Planets Alliance. What sets this show apart is the democratic FPL isn’t automatically portrayed as morally superior to the authoritarian Empire. The show follows two young military geniuses, one from each side in their struggle to do their duty and change the world around them. The animation is absolutely budget busting top notch. The only downside is they leave you with a stupid cliff hanger ending for a movie that will be coming out next year, which I find to be absolutely retarded. Needless to say, as a modern day Nazi, I was more sympathetic to the Empire side of the story but it’s all good and I would recommend watching.
Hisone to Maso-tan
On rare occasions I will mark an anime to watch fully expecting to wind up hating and dropping it only to be pleasantly surprised. This was one such case. The plot summary is basically a girl in the Japanese air force gets recruited to be a dragon pilot. Yes, they have dragons that they camouflage to appear like normal airplanes. Now you can see why I expected to hate this. However the comedy was great. For instance: the dragons are piloted when the girl gets swallowed by the dragon. In training they are told, “In an emergency it may be necessary to take the lower exit”. The animation is about as plain as you can get but you don’t watch this for the animation you watch it for the lulz and I found it to be quite lulzy. I dare you to watch the ending song and not get it stuck in your head.
Nil Admirari no Tenbin
Girl finds out that some books are cursed and joins a secret (sort of) government organization that tracks down these cursed books. I have no idea how the hell this even wound up on my watch list. I didn’t even make it to episode three before dropping. Why? Three words: reverse harem anime. For those of you who don’t know, RHA’s are anime where one girl basically is surrounded by dreamy guys who all wind up vying for her attention. It doesn’t matter what the excuse of the plot may be, as every single RHA ever made has the exact same story set up. Needless to say, unless you’re a 12 year old girl, they all suck.
Well that’s it for the spring season wrap up. I know most of you who read this space care absolutely nothing for this stuff. Still, it’s kind of fun to write about something once in awhile besides these damned kikes. I’m more than a little tempted to start writing reviews of the Korean dramas I watch as honestly, I enjoy those more than anime. Ok ok, I can hear the collective scream of “NOOOOOOO!” from all of you. So back to stopping these kikes it is.