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April Flash of Lifeby Panadero - April 3, 2015 7:52:16 PM MST
First of all, I apologize for the lack of regular updates lately. Between life responsibilities and spending an increasing amount of time watching and streaming on Twitch, my anime time has been drastically reduced. Secondly, we have our first update in months!
First is Arcade Gamer Fubuki, a fun OAV from Shaft about how the competitive spirit video games draw out in people - and magic panties. While enjoyable, I'm not exactly in a rush to watch it again.
. Next is Dominion Tank Police, a title I remember watching in bits and pieces close to 20 years ago on Saturday Anime on the Sci-Fi channel. Highly enjoyable and hits all the right notes of nostalgia for me when it comes to anime from that era.
Then we have Katte ni Kaizou, another Shaft OAV production that adapts a previous work of the Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei author. It got off to a rough start for me but started getting better just as it was ending. Pity.
Next is the recommended Maoyu, in which a female 'demon king' and the hero sworn to defeat her unexpectedly unite and try to support the human world from behind the scenes. It had a very Spice and Wolf vibe to it with some sincere messages.
Next is Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku, a silly short episode length series from the Lucky Star creator about a responsible elementary school girl and her irresponsible otaku older sister.
Then there's Ontama!, a really sweet ONA about a girl who travels back in time in an effort to unite her mother and her birth father so she can be with both of them in the present day.
Next is Popotan, the third Shaft title of this update. Knowing it was based on an adult game, I was expecting vapid fanservice, but even though there were occasional hints at that, there was much more story content then I anticipated, and came away pleasantly surprised.
Last is the entertaining and occasionally harrowing Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, the story of siblings and a guardian who must make their way back home after an enormous earthquake cripples the Tokyo area. Being from an area prone to earthquakes, I could sympathize with the fears the characters dealt with.
With any luck it won't be another handful of months until the update. For now you have 28 more characters to vote on!
Welcome to 2015by Panadero - January 13, 2015 5:34:46 PM MST
Now that the holidays are over, we have our first update of 2015! It's a mix of older and newer stuff this time, so let's get it laid out:
First up we have the recent Kyoani series Amagi Brilliant Park. I really enjoyed this one, though it did drag for a bit in the middle. But the story of a pompous high school student being enlisted to save an amusement park from a real magical world had a lot of charm to it.
Next is Dance in the Vampire Bund, a Shaft series in which the vampire race emerges from the shadows to establish their own capital. While it had its faults (including its apparently limited budget), I found some of the more political aspects interesting and Mina herself is a smart and cunning character.
Third is Dusk maiden of Amnesia, about a supernatural club's efforts to help the ghost of a girl discover who killed her and why. Though it had some appropriately dark moments, the series ended up being a little lighter than I expected, and I was lukewarm on the ending.
Fourth is Girls und Panzer, the story of a group of girls who participate in the recently reopened Tankery elective at school. While I know nothing about tanks, I found the series completely charming on the slice of life side, and the tank battles to be unexpectedly engaging. It was a really fun series I hope to watch again at some point.
Then we have SaiKano, which I came into anticipating being crushingly depressing, and I wasn't disappointed on that front. The series was an amazing look at love's persistence through all sorts of tragic events, and it's highly recommended for those who can stomach sadness and blood.
Lastly, I added two characters who appear in the second season of Sword Art Online. If you saw the first season, you know what to expect from the second. Let's just say the ending of the first arc aggravated me to no end, but I knew what I was getting into when I started.
I May Be Sick, but Not of Making Updatesby Panadero - November 12, 2014 4:16:57 PM MST
I may be home sick from work, but that just gives me more time to work on entries for the site. Today we have six new series and a new character added to an existing series.
Ai Mai Mi is a madcap, three-minute-per-episode, two-series-long story about the ridiculous and surreal situations three manga club girls get themselves into. I get the feeling that a lot of jokes and references went over my head, but it was a fun diversion in nice bite-sized chunks.
Dream Eater Merry, about dream demons and their interactions with the real world and dream world, didn't quite live up to my expectations (particularly given its budget was clearly limited). Focusing on a dream demon named Merry who inexplicably ends up in the real world and a boy's attempts to help her find her way back, I still enjoyed it, but I admittedly have a weakness when it comes to themes centered around dreams.
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet similarly didn't quite live up to expectations, despite its writing pedigree. It tells the story of a militaristic space fighter who gets thrown onto an Earth that looks primitive to him, forcing him to adapt to its residents' lifestyles and philosophies. The art and animation are a real treat - not to mention the girls are impossibly cute. I'm looking forward to see what the OAV is like.
Kanamemo is a moe slice of life series based on a four panel comic. The crew is a motley bunch, including an elementary school girl more responsible than any adult, a money-grubbing ronin, lesbian lovers, and a lolicon college student. It was an interesting mix of ecchi elements and pure innocent sweetness, which I enjoyed despite not being clear on exactly who the intended audience is.
Texhnolyze is quite possibly the most depressing series I've ever seen, and that includes various other famous downers within anime. In a dystopian underground city where lives are cheap but mechanical replacements for body parts are not, a man gets caught up in a power struggle between three groups. Throw in a reclusive group of mystics guided by a girl who can see the future, more death scenes than you can imagine, and Yoshitoshi ABe's cold character design, and it's nearly oppressively grim - yet I still might recommend it to those willing to give its observations about humanity a chance.
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is a romantic comedy/drama that is better than it almost deserves to be. Like many, I was initially repelled by the spectre of a guy in a dormitory tasked with tending to a girl so helpless she can't even dress herself. What we find instead is what amounts to a situational comedy that explores the consequences of extreme talent - both for the one possessing that talent as well as for those around that person. While flirting with harem cliches it never really gives in to it, and many potentially risque scenes end up setups for important character development. Don't be fooled by the wretched marketing material that makes it sound like a salacious series. It has real substance.
Lastly, I've added Rouka Numachi from Hanamonogatari to the Monogatari Series entry. The deconstruction of all the Monogatari characters continues, and I can't wait for Yotsugi's arc over New Year's!
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