[REVIEW] Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

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English title: Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

Japanese title: 山田くんと7人の魔女

Aired: 2015

Genre(s): Ecchi, Comedy, Romance, School, “Harem”, Supernatural, Shounen

My rating: 8.75/10

TL;DR: “If nothing, watch this show for the FUCKING POWERHOUSE cast of voice actors/actresses.”

The good: You ever get second-hand blue balls from certain ‘romance’ or ‘harem’ anime shows cause nobody ever makes it to first base? This show will cure it. A-L-L . O-F . I-T. Also, Saori Hayami still remains my favorite female VA ever. Also also, I was wrong about best girl, oh my god. She’s been there all along 😦 .

The bad: The ending was… ironic.

The ugly: Great, now I have to marathon through the fucking manga asap. Over 200+ chapters. As if I don’t have other things to catch up on.

Eye candy:

[REVIEW] Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai

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English title: SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist

Japanese title: 下ネタという概念が存在しない退屈な世界

Aired: 2015

Genre(s): Comedy, Ecchi, School

My rating: 7.75/10

TL;DR: “Expected Tits and Ass; got Tits, Ass, and a story line!”

The good: If you can, find the uncensored audio + uncensored subtitle files. GOD.TIER. Also, Anna is one of the most godlike female characters in all of anime. Waifu when?

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The bad: Excessive ochinkoooooooooooooo jokes

The ugly: Too much story, not enough Ass and Titties

Eye candy:

[REVIEW] Gakkougurashi!

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English title: School-Live!

Japanese title: がっこうぐらし!

Aired: 2015

Genre(s): Horror, Mystery, Psychological, School, Slice of Life

My rating: 8.5/10

TL;DR: “THIS IS WHY 😦 I WILL NEVER EVER 😦 WATCH THESE KIND OF FEELS TRIP SHOWS 😦 . FUCK MAN, 😦 I’M GOING BACK 😦 TO THE ECCHI, HAREM, GUY FALLS ON GIRL AND GRABS HER TIT ANIME SHOWS :(”

The good: God damn, the way the show transitions itself from plot to plot is superb. Character progression is top tier. You know what makes this show so damn amazing? IT’S FUCKING LITTLE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TRYING TO DEFEND THEMSELVES IN THIS FUCKED UP WORLD. STOP MAKING THEM SUFFER DAMN IT.

The bad: The manga (source material) is on hiatus. I no longer wish to feel this kind of sadness in my life. I will not read the manga.

The ugly: My face after the ninjas in the room finish cutting their onions.

Eye candy: 

[REVIEW] Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru

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English Title: Beautiful Bones – Sakurako’s Investigation

Japanese Title: 櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている

Genre(s): Mystery

Aired: 2015

My Rating: 7/10

TL;DR: “Mystery anime has never been my thing. This show didn’t change that either.”

The Good: Dark hair-ed onee-chan as our main character? More please!

The Bad: Semi-melodramatic at times. The “mystery” cases really weren’t that serious to be honest.

The Ugly: Felt like they didn’t have much to cover (via source material). Last episode was like a throwaway.

Eye Candy:

 

[REVIEW] Charlotte

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English: Charlotte

Japanese:  シャーロット

Aired: 2015

Genres: Superpower, Drama, School

Personal Rating: 7.75/10

TL;DR: “Emotional (and enjoyability) roller coaster. ”

The good: The things I would do to protect this smile –

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The bad: I feel like there was so much to more to explore but you know, 13 episodes and all…

The ugly: Plot pacing was a total wreck. Literal definition of 0-100 real quick or ‘Well, that escalated quickly’.

[REVIEW] Wakako-zake

TITLE

Wakako-zake


ALTERNATE

Wakakozake


MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/anime/30437/Wakako-zake


SUBGROUP USED

Mori


RATING

5/10


TL;DR

It’s not crappy enough to shit on.


CONCLUSION

Quirky amateur food porn anime.

You’re lucky I’m a food-loving fatty.

Fuck you, still.


[REVIEW] BIKINI WARRIORS

TITLE

Bikini Warriors


ALTERNATE

ビキニ・ウォリアーズ


MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/anime/30782/Bikini_Warriors


RATING

5/10


TL;DR

What a time to be alive.


CONCLUSION

It’s a bit sad seeing stuff like this get animated (even though it’s a TV short) when there are countless underappreciated/entertaining series’ out there that nobody bats an eyelash at.

 

Just kinda sad, really.

 

Barely.


[REVIEW] Nanatsu no Taizai

TITLE

Nanatsu no Taizai


ALTERNATE

The Seven Deadly Sins


MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/anime/23755/Nanatsu_no_Taizai


RATING

8.25 / 10


TL;DR

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to watch such a “complete” show.


CONCLUSION

(clap), (clap), …, (clap).

Seriously, this show was a wonderful experience from start to end. Nanatsu no Taizai brought literally everything to the table- the laughs, the cheap thrills, spurts of comedy, character development, immersive action sequences, story progression, proper pacing, hell, it even gave us fucking ecchi as an added bonus.

Also, A+ for the music and sound composer(s) for this series- very fitting (and unexpected) tracks that are not usually found from an action/adventure-based anime.

The episodes didn’t drag out that much but still gave us plenty of plot direction and progression. What I truly appreciated was the fact that it was able to maintain a certain degree of lightheartedness within its genre. Not entirely slapstick comedy but I’ll be damned if it wasn’t entertaining.

If you were to ask me, this is the epitome of a well-made shounen battle anime. It gives you everything you ask for, and then some.

P.S.

The manga is still ongoing (as of this post) (lol), and it seems to branch off into a new arc after the anime’s ending. Just FYI, that’s roughly chapter 101.


EYE CANDY



 

… AND WITH THAT,

NANATSU NO TAIZAI WAS MY FINAL SHOW FOR THE YEAR OF 2014.

ONWARDS TO THE 2015 SHOWS NOW.

LOL.

 

[FALL 2016] Anime Lineup

Whew, this season sure is a doozy; a lot of crap to  sift through…


Shows that I think look good and or willing to add to my backlog:

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Cheating Craft

  • Unique-ish plot
  • Pretty good artwork
  • Intro episode could have turned away a lot of viewers; shit was PURE exposition via words
  • Only ~12 minutes duration a episode so it’s not asking for a huge investment

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Keijo!!!!!!!! 

  • booty booty booty, rocking everywhere
  • rocking everywhere

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Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki

  • TV short
  • Elementary comedic tones
  • Cutsie/bloomy artwork
  • I dig the theme/pretense

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Nanbaka

  • Reminds me of a more colorful and lighthearted Prison School
  • The artwork and designs are wild as fuck, saturated, but pretty clean
  • VA cast is very solid
  • Grabbed my attention immediately, looking forward to watching this for sure

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Trickster

  • The “least attention-grabbing” hype-looking show I’ve encountered in a while
  • It has the workings for a decent show; diverse characters, action, hints of comedy, surprise/shocks
  • Even after the first episode quick skim, not sure where this show is heading; 50/50(?)
  • Art is on the verge of feeling outdated i.e., circa mid 2000’s

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Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season

  • grandfathered in via my pleasant first impressions of the previous (1st) season

 

[REVIEW] Nisekoi Season 02

MAL Link

https://myanimelist.net/anime/27787/Nisekoi_


Subgroup Used

Coalgirls(FFF)


Ratings And Stuff

Art & Animation 8.75/10
Music & Sound 8.5/10
Character(s) 8.5/10
Story & Plot 8.5/10
Ending & Conclusion 8.25/10
Personal Enjoyment 8.5/10


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DF’s Thoughts…

DF’s girl rankings before watching the second season:

  1. Kosaki Onodera
  2. Marika Tachibana
  3. Chitoge Kirisaki
  4. Seishiro Tsugumi

DF’s girl rankings after watching the second season:

  1. Marika Tachibana
  2. Chitoge Kirisaki
  3. Kosaki Onodera
  4. Haru Onodera
  5. Seishiro Tsugumi

Marika > all. Chitoge over older Onodera. Haru slightly above Tsugumi.

Well, for what it’s worth Nisekoi S2 did a pretty decent job as a sequel. I was still entertained in the same style as the first season, and then some. What I did really appreciate this time around were the minor side stories/episodes they did on Shu and Ruri (side characters), and the flashbacks to reveal certain details about a few characters- it really added to the overall feeling of completeness within the Nisekoi universe.

Of course, with the manga recently finished and released (I heard certain Nisekoi fans got trolled so hard), I’ll be holding off on any more anime until I finish that up. I most likely won’t start from chapter 001 as I’m sure the anime adapted quite a bit already…. yeah, who am I kidding; chapter 001 let’s goooooo.

DF, over and out.

 

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