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Technology and Faith and Love, Oh My!by Panadero - October 8, 2014 7:22:13 PM MST
Tonight's update features a veritable grab-bag of differing genres and themes for your pleasure. Let's get right down to it, shall we?
First we have the somewhat recent Accel World, about a social outcast's introduction into a dangerous yet fulfilling virtual game. I daresay I enjoyed it more than Sword Art Online even if its ambitions didn't seem as grand, and the fact that its harem aspects are more muted in comparison to SAO's overbearing Kirito worship is a big point in its favor.
Next we have Chrono Crusade which I finally got around to watching, and now I'm kicking myself in the butt for not having watched it back when it came out. At once humorous, serious, and touching, it hits all the right notes for a really good time.
Then we have the interesting Gasaraki, a mech show set in a world in which bipedal machines are used and managed by various competing entities. This show more than ever convinced me that Sunrise doesn't do 'mech shows' so much as it does shows about the human experience which are framed with giant robots. I absolutely loved the aspects regarding global politics, information warfare, and the like, but ultimately felt like the supernatural aspects were tacked on and unnecessary.
Fourth, we have the romance series Itazura na Kiss, about which I am of two minds. While the setup was interesting and I loved many of the characters, the fact that the male lead was such an unrepentant jackass irritated me to no end. He was rude to nearly everybody - ESPECIALLY the female lead, except for the specific moments the plot required him to be nice so she would keep following him around with puppy dog eyes. It ultimately soured me on the series despite how good the supporting cast was.
Fifth is the seemingly forgotten Kurau: Phantom Memory, a Bones series from the time they were churning out hit after hit. I'm a huge Bones fan from this time period but for some reason this series, involving a species of alien beings and their interactions with humans - primarily Kurau - slipped by me back when it aired. While not the best of their work from that time period, it still packed a good emotional punch for me.
Sixth is another romance series - Namely Lovely Complex, focusing on a taller-than-average girl developing feelings for her best friend, a shorter-than-average boy. Given the series builds off that concept rather than it being the entirety of the show, I found it to be a wonderful experience from beginning to end, and there wasn't one character I didn't like. Plus, everybody speaks in Kansai-ben, which really satisfied my Kansai-ben fetish. I already miss the show.
Lastly, we have the recently completed Magica Wars, a four-minute-per-episode Gainax series about magical girls who are personifications of the various areas from which they hail. At such a short length, it served as a good appetizer for longer anime during watching sessions, but ultimately is the kind of throwaway series you forget about when you're done. This is the Gainax of the 2010s, everybody.
In addition to the 39 new girls on the site, we have a new poll! This one asks which girl you think has the nicest looking eyes. My vote goes to Sawako, but what about you?
Divergent Convergenceby Panadero - August 12, 2014 7:17:45 PM MST
The series included in tonight's update are so dissimilar from each other that the only real thing I can think of that connects them is their very appearance in this update. So let's get started, shall we?
First up, we have the interesting basketball series Hoop Days. Basketball is my favorite sport so I was looking forward to watching my first anime about it, but I came away with mixed feelings. I warmed up to it by the end, but for some reason it didn't dawn on me right away that the same studio who did Initial D did this, given the criminally low budget and reprehensible Eurobeat soundtrack.
Next we have the amazing Infinite Ryvius, a 'hard' sci-fi series about teenagers on a spaceship struggling to stay alive after an attack leaves all the adults dead. The writers covered all the nuances of attempting to keep societal order in the face of varying personalities, external threats, teenage uncertainty, and human nature. To call it 'Lord of the Flies in space' as I've seen it referred to elsewhere does it a disservice. Highly recommended.
Third is Madlax, the second of Bee Train's Girls with Guns trilogy, featuring the intertwining fates of a spacey girl in a peaceful town and the eponymous Madlax, a mercenary living in a war zone. As with El Cazador, I felt it didn't live up to the standard set by Noir, but the second half got me really invested in the characters.
Fourth, we have the cute series Pita Ten about Misha, a nincompoop angel trainee who moves next door to an elementary school boy and immediately grows attached to him. A slice of life comedy with bits of supernatural fun, I became extremely attached to Misha's counterpart Shia, an equally nincompoop trainee demon who is far too sweet to properly do her job.
Lastly, we have the girls from the Vampire Princess Miyu television series to go along with the already included OAV characters. The television series was suitably dark and brooding, with some nice gut-punch conclusions to episodes.
Cute girls abound in these otherwise disparate series and they all deserve votes!
Sizzling Summerby Panadero - July 1, 2014 11:45:57 AM MST
Summer is now in full swing, and being somebody who hates the heat, I'm making the best of it by working on site updates. This holiday week brings thirty eight new characters from six different series to the site. Let's introduce them, shall we?
First we have A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, a series in the 'cute' vein, but hailing from before moe was really a thing, so it was interesting to see how it carried itself. There were times where the art was very off model, but when it looked good, it was effective in conveying the cuteness - particularly the adorable Sugar - and it did a good job of delivering the feels near the end.
Second is Blue Seed, a fun action/drama series from the 90s, with all of the style and conventions from that period. A teenage girl has the power to stop encroaching creatures called Aragami from destroying Japan, but that power may only manifest itself by her becoming a human sacrifice.
Third, we have the moe slice of life series Is the Order a Rabbit?, which actually didn't reel me in until the second episode, but I was hooked afterward. Stuff like this is my drug of choice, and I've been head over heels for Sharo ever since.
Fourth, we have Nanana's Buried Treasure, which could have been an amazing series if it went longer than eleven episodes and didn't consist of at least half a dozen juicy plot points begging to be fully addressed. On a man-made island, a group of individuals attempts to find various powerful treasures and deal with all of the shadowy pasts and shifting loyalties you can throw a stick at - until it ends literally right at a teaser for more. UGH!
Fifth, we have the amazing Nodame Cantabile, about the developing relationship between a musical genius (and all-around jerk) with a dream of becoming a conductor and a misfit piano playing girl with incredible but unpolished skill. The series made me actually care about classical music because of the way it weaved itself around the lead protagonists. Definitely recommended.
Sixth is Yowamushi Pedal, a show I only started watching because my bike-loving friend recommended it to me. The story of a nerdy freshman cajoled into joining the bicycle club when his plans for an anime club fall through clicked pretty quickly for me even though I usually shy away from the standard shounen formula. Now I can't wait until October to start watching season two.
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