Bad pun aside...boning implied in all arcs but Sae's arc...since they used her 'best friends' end instead of her perfect end.
Monday, October 25, 2010
First impression in the aspect that I don't feel like going too in depth because I have other things I can be doing right now that are more productive.
So. After the 4th episode of Yosuga no Sora, I am pretty much throwing out the idea of a School Days ending. Instead, especially based off of the preview for the next episode, its going to take on a Amagami SS format with 4 episode arcs per character. This format kinda bugs me, especially if they go with the whole reset thing like Amagami SS does. The first arc of course was Kazuha Migiwa's arc. While she was awesome as a character and all (seriously too, because the way I worded that kinda reeks of sarcasm), the H-Scene at the end while she's playing her viola to Haru and Akira was a bit much in my opinion. Then again, the show does broadcast late nights on AT-X in Japan, so some form of boobs was bound to happen anyways.
Apparently next character arc is Akira which I'm somewhat looking forward to. I'm really curious to how the whole arc this is going to be executed, whether it be a story reset a la Amagami SS, or a continuation of the current story line, which will of course make alot of people hate Haru because it will make him seem like Makoto...from School Days.
Can't wait for the inevitable Nao arc (childhood friend/swimmer) and I can only hope for a Kozue arc (student chairman) although she didnt really have an arc in the game.
By the way, Ai's arc in Amagami SS was amazing. She and Haruka are my favorites. Can't wait for Tsukasa's arc which is after Rihoko's arc, which starts this Thursday.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Hell yeah I used to have the same problem as Angus here. I've even gotten the same reaction that Faye is giving a few times. I really thought I was going to explain this more, but I now feel like it's self explanatory. So...yeah
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I will be thoroughly upset if this is only a 12 episode anime, which it probably will be since the storyline is moving rather fast. Second episode was good.
The conclusion to the end of the first episode was quite a kick in the balls.
"Do it with me" =/= measuring for a school uniform
Chances of a School Days-esque ending just went majorly downhill in my opinion...still thoroughly enjoy the show though.
Monday, October 11, 2010
After much thinking, I have come to the realization that School Days (the anime we all love to hate), is definitely one of my favorite anime out there. It succeeds in bringing out emotion in the viewer, whether it be sadness, happiness, or hate (for School Days, usually hate). It starts off like a typical high school harem comedy, but by the 5th or 6th episode, it goes straight to hell. By the end of the series, most people end up hating the main character and feeling mind raped. I felt that way, my girlfriend felt that way, and I'm sure others felt that way too.
The School Days anime came out in 2007 (well that doesn't really matter since I just watched the series within the past few months) and after watching it I wanted more. I dunno, I like the genre I guess. I didn't think a similar series would appear like this, but this season, we have Yosuga no Sora.
(Pictures are vlcSnaps from pwq subs. Episode 1)
I didn't really know what to expect when I decided to watch this anime. From 4chan and the seasonal chart posted, it just popped out at me. Long story short, the story follows the twins Haruka (called by Haru) and Sora in their return back to their home in the country after their parents had died in an accident leaving both of them on their own. Trying to make their own living, Haru tries his best to live a normal life and supports his weak sister who is unable to attend school or travel on her own due to her condition. In the town reside a bunch of people who apparently have the hots for Haru.
Yeah, even his sister has the hots for him, man.
Like School Days, this anime is based off of an 18+ visual novel. Unlike School Days, it does not have brutal bad endings. From just the first episode though, I'm pretty sure that Sora is going to end up killing someone for trying to be with Haru. She is quite the interesting character though, acting quite tsundere to him and having the two thoughts of making out with her brother (one being a flashback when they were children). The other characters are pretty well done showing individualistic traits while all seemingly having a thing for Haru. So far, favorite characters are Kozue Kuranaga (class rep) and Nao Yorihime, the neighbor girl. Curious to see how the 2nd episode starts with how the 1st ended. Hopefully subs are out tonight when I get home from work.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Slow and steady wins the race...or rather in this case, slow and steady ends up awesome.
I know I was totally bashing on K-On!! in my earlier posts, but near the end I came to accept it and I loved it. There was somewhat of story movement in the end, plus it was sad knowing that the series was coming to a close. I know know whats going on there. When the show first started, I would talk to my girlfriend about how the episodes alternated between being awesome and meh, and then suddenly the whole thing with having to graduate and move onto college kicked in. The season had its laughed and had more character building, and apparently its not over.
I personally don't know what KyotoAnimation can do with a K-On! movie...but I won't lie when I say that I'm looking forward to it. I'm pretty sure a third season is going to come, but I doubt its going to be focuses on Azusa, Ui, and Jun as a few episodes led me to believe...plus I think it would be awesome.
Character Rankings after K-On!
Yui > Mugi > Mio > Nodoka > Ritsu > Azusa
Character Rankings after K-On!!
Mugi > Jun > Azusa > Ritsu > Nodoka > Ui > Mio > Ton-Chan > Yui
Yui just went full retarded, bro.
Green - Following already
Blue - Going to give it a shot
Red - Dropped already
No Color - I don't care
The Fall season begun like last week and it kind of caught me off guard. I won't lie, walking into this season the only show I was looking forward to was Arakawa Under the Bridge x2, but there's a bit more on my plate now. I watched Arakawa just a little bit ago and was quite impressed. Similar style to the last season, so I'm in for a nice continuation of the story, if you can say it even has one. One of the other shows that I recently watched caught me completely off guard. That would be Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. Done in Cartoon Network cartoon-cartoon style, the show is basically two mini episodes during one showing. It was a nice and different touch which won me over for nostalgias sake. The art style touches home, and the characters are quite intriguing. Iron Man was rather disappointing to me. Not sure what I was really expecting, but it didn't wow me or anything. The art style felt kind of western to me, maybe that threw me off, but as for now, I couldn't really get into the show. I'm currently working on My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute! (Ore No Imouto), which I'm seemingly enjoying. I dunno why, I just find it kind of funny I suppose. Maybe I'm expecting a KissxSis twist or what not, hell if I know. But thats really all for now. I plan to watch the 2nd season of A Certain Magical Index, but I want to finish the first season first. Also plan to watch Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru to see how it is. Hopefully it's similar to Working! from a spring season, but it is done by Shaft rather than A-1. Last but not least, have to watch Bakuman at request of one of my friends, although I have indeed been intrigued about the show.