Saturday, January 1, 2011

Personal Best Anime 2010

Happy New Year and here it goes the 1st post in 2011 :D

Best Winter 2010 Anime : Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Honorable Mentions : Katanagatari / Hanamaru Kindergarten

personally BakaTest triumph too far ahead of others especially when the finest trap of 2010 has been introduced..

Best Spring 2010 Anime : Angel Beats!
Honorable Mentions : Mayoi Neko Overrun! / Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

i’ll never get bored with Jun Maeda and his pleasantly tearjerking romance.. Daimaou isn’t bad too but it has been made half-assed.. and i’d prefer MNO! over K-ON!! for the sake of tsunkick !!

Best Summer 2010 Anime : The Legend of The Legendary Heroes
Honorable Mentions : Highschool of the Dead / Amagami SS

cliffhanger ending for both DenYuuDen and HSOTD but it works too well for my interest, ofc the 2nd season is not impossible.. that’s why filler ending is unnecessary when they can always easily carry out the sequel from when it were left out..

Best Fall 2010 Anime : To Aru Majutsu no Index II
Honorable Mentions : Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai / Motto To Love-Ru

cant be denied anymore that fall 2010 got the best lineup series ever and at the same time give me head ache to decided the winner..

Best Mecha Anime : SRW
Honorable Mentions : Star Driver

Best Comedy Anime : Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
Honorable Mentions : Ika Musume

Best Romance Anime : Angel Beats
Honorable Mentions : Amagami SS

Best Movie : Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
Honorable Mentions : Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

the best KyoAni's product ever !

Best Adaption [manga, visual novel etc] : Highschool of the Dead
Honorable Mentions : To Aru Majutsu no Index II

Best Ending : Katanagatari
Honorable Mentions : Angel Beats

Best Fucked-up Ending : Dance in the Vampire Bund
Honorable Mentions : Durarara!!

Best OVA Series : Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha: Gaiden
Honorable Mentions : Utawarerumono

Best Sequels : To Aru Majutsu no Index II
Honorable Mentions : Motto To Love Ru

Best Seiyuu : Taketatsu Ayana
Honorable Mentions : Hanazawa Kana

Best Male Characters of 2010 : Kousaka Kyousuke [Ore no Imouto]
Honorable Mentions : Otonashi Yuzuru [Angel Beats]

should it be the best onii-chan ever? oh well..

Best Female Characters of 2010 : Tachibana Kanade [Angel Beats]
Honorable Mentions : Nakano Azusa [K-ON!!]

this is the most difficult part for me to decided.. Kirino, Erika, Astraea, Fumino, all worth to be mention here but only the best 2 proceed..

Best Lucky Bastard 2010 : Kasugano Haruka [Yosuga no Sora]
Honorable Mentions : Tachibana Juinchi [Amagami SS]

Juinichi : i've scored 7 girls ahaha ~
Keima : hmph, real girls sux..
Haruka : i fuck my own sister :D
Juinichi & Keima : ooohh :O

Best Imouto 2010 : Kousaka Kirino [Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai]
Honorable Mentions : Kasugano Sora [Yosuga no Sora]

Best Loli 2010 : Tachibana Kanade [Angel Beats]
Honorable Mentions : Nymph [Sora no Otoshimono Forte]

Best 'Trap' 2010 : Kinoshita Hideyoshi [Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu]
Honorable Mentions : Homura [Sekirei ~PE~]

Best OP Song : Yousei Teikoku - Babtize [Seikon no Qwaser]
Honorable Mentions : Kawada Mami - No Buts [To Aru Majutsu no Index II]

Best ED Song : Houkago Tea Time - No, Thank You [K-ON!!]
Honorable Mentions : Team. Nekocan ft. Amaoto Junca - Tsunagu Kizuna [Yosuga no Sora]

Best BGM : Panty and Stoking with Gaterbelt
Honorable Mentions : To Aru Majutsu no Index II

Most Overrated 2010 Anime : Heroman
Honorable Mentions : Durarara!!

Most Underrated 2010 Anime : The Legend of The Legendary Heroes
Honorable Mentions : Fortune Arterial

Special Awards : Yosuga no Sora
thank you for delivering us a multiple ending after Amagami SS together with twincest ending plus a not-so-mild h-scene on top of that.. nad ofc i’d love to see this to be a trend followed by other anime production to do VN adaptation in the future, it’s the ultimate ingredient for my cup of tea !!

btw, tri-moe tournament 2011 gonna be awesome !!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall 2010 Anime [Short Impression : Part 1]

alright, this is the remaining of my watchlist in this fall, i've gathered it into a couple post and part 2 will come soon ..

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Tegami Bachi Reverse

Anime Production : Studio Pierrot
Genres : adventure, fantasy, supernatural
Approval : 3.5/5

Obviously a direct continuation from the previous one where Lad finally meet Gauche again but he somehow didn’t remember anything about Lad while claiming himself as Noir, who are working for an unknown dark organization which are oppose the government and the fellow Letter Bee arc nemesis .. there’s nothing change about its animation compare to the previous season, nevertheless, its OP hinted a lots of incident gonna occurs covering the important event and main plot progression of the series .. btw, it’s good to see Sylvette again though I’m definitely not gonna try her deadly homemade soup ..

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Hakuouki Hekketsuroku

Anime Production : Studio DEEN
Genres : action, drama, historical, supernatural
Approval : 3.5/5

Another sequel that is a must for me to follow this season, there’s nothing much can I say here, Shinsengumi troupe is now changing and adapting into a modern war situation where gun is over the sword .. all characters now are with a new appearance, western clothing, well it’s definitely looks cool on them and makes fangirls across the world crying excitement .. anyway, looking on its OP, can tell it promising a lot of war while Chizuru main purpose is gone at time, bishie are tempting afterall for a girl ..

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Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge

Anime Production : SHAFT
Genres : comedy, romance
Approval : 3/5

I’ve no idea what I need to say about this sequel, same animation, same setting, same characters plus a few of new faces also a thoughtful slapstick as its previous one, maybe I do forgot that Arakawa doesn’t have a plot but I just hoping for some, at least the revelation of Nino’s origin ..

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Super Robot War OG -The Inspector-

Anime Production : Ashi Productions
Genres : action, mecha, sci-fi
Approval : 3.5/5

Alien invasion, conflict between human and epic battle between mechas, needless to say that’s the element what made it SRW besides the line up of the fellow hot chicks together with awesomely cool looking and unique mecha design .. well a great series doesn’t mean it’s completely flawless and I just need to pointing at the obvious one here, Exellen’s voice is freaking doesn’t suit her appearance [ wtf with that slutty tone ? ] .. that aside, it’s OP are awesomely PWND and also boobs-luscious ED !

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Anime Production : J.C. Staff
Genres : comedy, romance
Approval : 3/5

Another Weekly Shounen Jump’s manga to anime adaptation .. the concept they’re trying to show are fairly interesting whilst it can be related to a real life situation which are facing every mangaka, compete with each other, struggling for serialization etc .. and this is the story resolve around Saiko and Shuujin to become like that .. with decent animation and decent VA’s lineup, I just cant get exited in the beginning of this series, maybe because I’m still following it’s manga where it has reached a point where you can see trice excitement of the plot progression, note that this is not battle series ..

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Ika Musume

Anime Production : Diomedea
Genres : comedy, slice of Life, supernatural[?]
Approval : 3.5/5

Among the lineup series in this fall, Ika Mususme are definitely worth in one’s watchlist for the sake of its humor .. with the intention of world domination, Ika Musume-chan ends up become a waitress in family footstalk and thus it began her daily life together with her zero knowledge about human world and their habitat, ofc it’s funny to see her how she’ll deal with it .. not forget to mention her VA, Kanae Itou fitting the role very well with her childish tone made the series more lol-tastical ..

Thursday, October 28, 2010

To Aru Majutsu no Index 2 [Quick Impression]


Anime Production : J.C. Staff
Genres : action, comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, romance, ecchi
Approval : 5/5


It’s unarguable anymore that IndexS2 was the most anticipated anime series this whole season .. Touma and his harem is back with a lot of promising arcs ! before I go further, firstly I’ve see there’s a small issue about which one’s better between the main stories, Index and its infamous spin-off, Railgun .. IMO it doesn’t matter which one’s superior because both have its own appeal, if not, Index LN vol. 22 wont topped the other which has been sold over 10k copies in first week it released, and Railgun, well it got its own fans after the anime been aired [ heck, I bet no one knows about Railgun manga after Index anime been aired ] .. anyway I guess the reason 1st season of Index are unlikable because they ends it in the wrong time thus leave an un-satisfaction feeling ..

as for me, after it end I close myself with its LN and find out that all those 24 episodes is nothing but a prelude to Index universe which is dividing it into several arc and mostly keen on characters depth and development [ Mikoto, Accelerator, Hyouka ] which are gonna play a vital role in upcoming event .. Railgun is otherwise, it can goes on over and over by the name of filler since it only resolved around Mikoto in her daily life [ yet it still hasn’t touch the dark stories behind her a.k.a. Imouto Arc ] .. compared to Index, there’s too many things need to cover, for instance, magic side which are divided into a number of faction, and even Academy City have its dark side .. as a bonus, Railgun’s 2nd main character, Kuroko aren’t been left out totally, and I must say that her own arc in Index are much thoughtful than her development in Railgun .. less action more talk ? what can be expected, this is Index, theories is always over an action anytime, Touma cant just break through and touching his foe just like that because it is more like a mind game than a street brawl .. heck even Accelerator get beaten into pulp by non ESPer other than Touma ..

enough with overture, once I start to writing, I cant stop myself .. back to IndexS2, the 1st episode practically just a small arc that were left out in IndexS1 and the real deal start at episode 2, note that this is the starting point of Touma’s conflict with Roman Catholic Church consequently will drag out to the World War 3 event in the future .. what is more, I can only smile about how faithful JCStaff is regarding its ecchi scene and also I just cant questions more about their animation quality and with that OP and ED, I easily favored it as the best amongst this whole autumn season .. Mikoto’s best part will come soon and not to forget the main course of Accelerator being appointed as the 2nd main lead in Index universe ..

p/s : moar Misaka Mikoto for Saimoe 2011 !!



Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai [Quick Impression]


Anime Production : AIC Build
Genres : comedy, slice of life
Approval : 5/5

My Little Sister Cant be This Cute, cute itself can stand for another generic word among [ not all ] anime lover, it’s MOE !! .. but it attract more hater than lover, poor Kirino .. buts, the expanding of its popularity among fan is not a joke and had more than enough comparable with Angel Beats! .. I have nothing to say for those who don’t like it but still forcing themselves watching it for the sake of anime review ..

anyhow, back to OreImo franchise, actually I’ve know about this title for quite a while before its anime adaptation been announced and ofc it’s from manga, however, even both manga and LN are teamed up, it cant boost more love on Kirino besides its steady fanbase among LN reader .. nonetheless, knowing a small portion about OreImo franchise is enough for me to liking it as long as cute or moe premise playing its part .. the prelude by far got a similar concept with Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu but this one is more intriguing, the way how its plot develop and more realistic ..

unquestionable fact that the in the early episode was totally enjoyable, just cant get enough Kousaka priceless expression finding out his sister’s top secret fetish [ err I mean hobby .. ] and one after another things happened made of pure laugh even in the serious occasion such their father found out Kirino’s hobby .. likewise, Ayana’s voice fits Kirino perfectly, it is just a matter of time before her deredere side is shown and ofc, Nakamura Yuuichi also doing a great job as Kyosuke live up the series .. color me surprise if he soon will own a set of harem, Kirino included, that is .. well there’s nothing to complain about its animation, under the name of AIC, AIC Build is up to my expectation, love its OP, sometime give a vibe like I’m playing an eroge lol ..

p/s : Kousaka Kirino for Saimoe 2011 !!

I have to get all the CGs – Kousaka Kirino

my little sister can't be this cute !!

deal with it onii-chan

unexpected get-

Yasuga no Sora [Quick Impression]


Anime Production : feel.
Genres : drama, ecchi, romance, harem
Approval : 5/5

Quite ordinary title we got here and I bet no one knows about this name a month ago other than its VN reader and for those who are keep an eye one the upcoming series for their favorite genre, harem .. I believe Yosuga no Sora begin to create its reputation under the theme of twincest which are obviously shown or hinted in the very first episode, more precisely in its OP ..

likewise, it’s very rare for VN adaptation getting attention unless a certain event were triggered and by far, after 3 episodes has been aired, many already claims that this series have probability for getting a ‘nice boat’ ending based on how Haruka already lay his hand on the girls beside the star of the series, Sora .. at any case, it has been cleared up in episode 4 that this one is a bit akin to Amagami where every girls get their own arc and even with only 12 episodes available [ I got a feeling this kind of idea will become a trend for any VN adaptation in the future ], the pace of story progression by far is greatly done, Haruka for sure is gonna spend his time for 2 episodes per girl, ofc the characters development divided fairly, save last for the best, that Sora’s is the last one ..

in other note, the lifespan of the stories has been decreased due to an extra omake that’s hardly related to the main plot, it’s kinda unnecessary but plus one for nipplez get !! aside, animation and background setting above average, it’s feel.’s work again certainly not a halfhearted one, but showing a sex scene is a bit daring, no [ i-it’s not lie I hate it !! ] .. and I love its characters design more than its original from VN, it may be a bit generic but those that made Sora more cute and more moe !! [ ♥ ] it’s unarguable anymore that she is one of the moe imouto in this autumn !!

p/s : Kasugano Sora for Saimoe 2011 !!

twincest get-

1 route cleared

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Star Driver : Kagayaki no Takuto [Quick Impression]

Anime Production : BONES
Genres : action, mecha
Approval : 4/5


I must say that BONES and their weird mecha design cant be separated, Star Driver is another living proof after their previous work, Heroman [ well, I dropped it ] .. for me, mecha design is not the matter of why I’m watching mecha series but the path if it plot will go, Star Driver might be another hero centric franchise like Heroman [ overatted due to Stan Lee ] however the vibes of both show is completely in a different level ..

from what I’ve seen in the first 3 episodes, I find that the story is very promising, the Cybodies, 4 maidens and their sealed marks, an unknown dark organization, also the secrecy clouding around Takuto and the origin of his power .. nonetheless, the weekly climax moment may be a bit repetitive filled with the battle between the Cybodies, but I tend to like its BGM, Sakana-chan’s song and also the remarkable battle scene afterward especially in episode 3 I need to pinpoint here where the mecha and their fighting scene, its art plus animation style is completely similar to Gainax ‘s TTGL ..

normally BONES animation trademark doesn’t really change much since Eureka 7 including their characters design but this time I’m truly impressed with it .. in addition, the original series made by BONES are always related to a deep characters development [ Xamd ] and I can expecting this will come eventually, no need to mention the obviously hinted romance and mayhaps a triangle love [ ? ] soon ..

It’s a pinch ! - Takuto

inb4 "muh drill will pierce through the heavens"

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