[REVIEW] Nisekoi (season 01)

MAL Link

http://myanimelist.net/anime/18897/Nisekoi


Subgroup Used

Coalgirls(FFF)


Ratings And Stuff

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


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DF’s Thoughts…

Nisekoi, the show where everybody has fucking memory loss.

As per Shaft’s usual style, Nisekoi features their usual artistic direction and elements. You know- the abstract artwork, distinct backgrounds, saturated colors, and the right blend of clean versus cute aesthetics. Shaft has always held a unique creativity compared to other anime studios and they sure haven’t lost a step with Nisekoi.

What really surprised me going in (partially-blind) was the pacing of the show. It was surprising quick on the trigger for a rom-com show. The plot advanced fairly quickly though a lot of moments were fucky, nitpick-able, and fucked by deus ex machina’s huge plot boner.

You fuck twats bother keeping journals/diaries detailing your day-to-day escapades during childhood but never bothered to write down any fucking names? Fuck you Nisekoi, fuck you.

Characters were fairly enjoyable. The actual personalities don’t sway much from the genre itself but the way the characters were directed and how they interacted with each other (Shaft style) made them a joy to watch. I might consider the male lead, Raku, the weak link among the main characters but it’s nothing too dire. More importantly, I totally understand the waifu wars between the female romantic interests. It’s fucking widespread within the anime circle and, well, let’s say we all know who the best girl really is… (whistles).

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[IMPRESSIONS] Summer 2016 [IV]

Total shows/shorts/ova in the summer 2016 lineup52

Total shows I’ll probably pick up: 12

Penetration percentage: 12/52 or 23.1%

Overall rating for this season: 2.75/5

Quite a balanced lot of shows this season. Good animation all around, artwork was pretty decent as well. Not a crazy amount of standouts… though iirc, the copy-pasta wasn’t as evident this time around.

Predicted hypes:

  • Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
  • Berserk
  • ReLIFE
  • Orange
  • 91 days

Dark horse/ Sleeper show of the season:

  • Taboo Tattoo

[IMPRESSIONS] Summer 2016 (III)

Oh baby a triple!

– DF, a level 9001 dank meme master


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Servamp

“Wh-What in the world are you?!”

“What am I?”

“Just a kind-hearted, vampire shut-in…”


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Masou Gakuen HxH

Genre tags: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, School

I’m in.


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Scared Rider Xechs

Mecha, Sci-Fi, Reverse-harem-esque.

I’m out


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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!

Didn’t bother


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Tsukiuta. The Animation

If I passed on shows containing cute high school girls doing musical idol things, I’ll be damned if I even considered a male version.


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Ozmafia!!

Dear Japan, stop shitting on TV shorts please.

  • Disgruntled entitled anime fan

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Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls

This show literally gave me herpes. Bye.


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Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars

OH hey, cute girls doing cute thi- What the fuck… mecha? What the fuck… sci-fi?


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Handa-kun

Hachiman Hikigaya in an alternate universe, loved by his peers and highly respected!


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Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

I generally like art-related stuff, kinda; and school club shows are generally okay to watch. The humor aspects are pretty funny as well. Female lead isn’t a door mat. Win-win.


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Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!

Oh my fucking god, this show from a few seasons ago. Get me the fuck out of here. Now.


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Amanchu!

Art is clean as fuck. Music is crisp as fuck. J.C. Staff is amazing as fuck. Show’s premise is… tame as fuck. Sighs.


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Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin

I’m not into these ancient-time adventure shows but it was nice seeing a confident and charismatic male lead. Don’t care much for the show but it looks promising.


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91 Days

Now this show has a theme that will probably very popular with anime fans. Has that Gangsta (summer 2015) mood to it. Very atmospheric.


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Time Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi

This show literally gave me an STD. Fuck.


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Hitori no Shita: The Outcast

It’s been a damn long time since I’ve seen zombie shows. Was pretty entertaining for a bit. Also, this seems to be a Korean-based work so that’s something refreshing. It didn’t strike me as a “must watch now” but something about it makes me want to continue watching.


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Qualidea Code

Some decent fucking music in an otherwise crappy show. Another generic action/fantasy/battle show.


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Ange Vierge

An all female-casted, action-adventure, magical school show. Please, no mas.


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Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari 2nd Season

Didn’t watch Active Raid from last year, won’t start now.


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Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Mirai-hen

Never gotten into the Danganronpa series, CBA’ed to start now. Sorry, not sorry.


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Mob Psycho 3

Lol. This shit was pretty shit but would’ve been less shit if it was a TV shit short instead. A different stroke among the same strokes year in and year out.


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Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Zetsubou-hen

Never gotten into the Danganronpa series, CBA’ed to start now. Sorry, not sorry.


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Battery

Sports? No Thanks. Bye.


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Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi

I’m actually waiting for the original series to be fully translated and released, so I’ll probably pick this up along the way as well.

[IMPRESSIONS] Summer 2016 (II)

A back-to-back post from DF? Blasphemy!

– Various WordPress readers, probably.


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New Game! 

My anime-loving side says: Cute looking show with a rather adorable cast of characters.

My anime-critiquing side says: Man, fuck you Japan for dropping the ball on this shit. This would have excelled as a TV short instead of full-length episodes.

My anime-addicted side says: Man, fuck you Japan because you know I’m going to watch this shit anyway.


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Show by Rock!! Short!!

Didn’t bother watching this shit from last year[?], won’t start now.


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Amaama to Inazuma

It’s something about single parents that really hit the spot for me. Also seems to be an Usagi Drop-esque show. Will give it a shot because food, VA for the female lead, and the kid is pretty cute.


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D.Gray-man Hallow

I know D.Gray-man has been pretty popular/known for a while now. After watching this show, I don’t understand why personally. Just seems like one  of those action-adventure shounen-battle type of shows to me.


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Taboo Tattoo

Decent looking action show (and terrific undertones of comedy) with these tattoos serving as the plot devices. Should be good to watch once art is cleaned up in proper releases/BDs. I’m a fan of J.C. Staff stuff, so I’m in.


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Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu

Male lead who’s into BL. TV short. Somewhat funny. I am simple man. I watch.


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Cheer Danshi!!

Male cheerleading. That should be enough to sway you into watching or turn you away.

[IMPRESSIONS] Summer 2016 (I)

Yes, I’m still alive.

– DF, for the 69801 time.

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Honobono Log

Didn’t bother


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Fukigen na Mononokean

Felt like a modern-day rendition of xxxHolic but in a more light-hearted tone.


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Gra-P & Rodeo 2nd Season

Didn’t bother


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Berserk

Very unique artwork and design. Sadly, its theme just isn’t my cup of tea


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Momokuri

Female lead. Pretty good chuckles here and there. Overly Attached Girlfriend meme, in anime form.


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ReLIFE

Pretty good premise from what I’ve skimmed through so far. Good spots of comedy.


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Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara

Big fan of season 01 and the manga, so this is an automatic shoo-in


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Love Live! Sunshine!!

Idol music stuff. Not a fan (ooh, dat pun).


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Hatsukoi Monster

My vote for top 5 weirdest shows in the past few years. Reverse harem with… reverse(?) characters. Studio DEEN saving anime once again.


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Rewrite

The first of, probably, many copy-pasta shows for this season. Visual Novel crap adaption, with outdated art and overall presentation. Hey Japan, stop shoving these circa 2006-looking shows down our throats.


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B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious

Didn’t bother


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Onara Gorou

Didn’t bother


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Days

Didn’t bother; looks like a Haikyuu!! or Free!! clone.


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Orange

I actually bookmarked the manga some years ago but never gotten around to reading it (as always…). It was pretty hyped up by others in the community. The show looks wonderful but not something I see myself enjoying (i.e., this looks like a feels trip)


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Transformers Adventure: Micron no Shou

Didn’t bother


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Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu

Didn’t bother


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Chobitto Zukan

Didn’t bother


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Tales of Zestiria the X

Fans of the video game or the Tales series in general would probably enjoy this show. Otherwise, it looks like a mediocre fantasy anime. I actually played through the game but haven’t beat it yet (lol).


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Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan

One of my favorite male VA in this weird as fuck show; damn shame but honestly his witty voice seems to fit the character that he voices.


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Puzzle & Dragons Cross

I only gave this a shot because of the mobile game of the same name but upon further watching… this show is suited for five year old kids. FOH.

[REVIEW] Noragami Aragoto

MAL Link

http://myanimelist.net/anime/30503/Noragami_Aragoto


Subgroup Used

FFF


Ratings And Stuff
Art & Animation 7.5/10
Music & Sound 7.75/10
Character(s) 7.75/10
Story & Plot 7.5/10
Ending & Conclusion 7.25/10
Personal Enjoyment 7.5/10


Screenshots


DF’s Thoughts…

Is it just me, or are sequels never really as good as its predecessors?

Same old goodness with the same old lovable cast of characters from the previous season. The formula wasn’t changed much but something about this season made it feel slightly lackluster compared to season 01. Though, they did do a decent job in extending the story and adding a very healthy amount of new characters to the show.

From my recollection, the show was pretty much split into two halves. The first part of the show focused heavily on the character, Bishamon. The second half of the show focused more heavily on our male lead, Yato. Not an awful creative decision but it sometimes made the show feel like it was dragging on for an eternity.

The comedy prevailed less in this season as it was more plot-heavy and character-driven to give the audience a sense of “completion”. Despite that, it still left a plot line unfinished as a casual “fuck you, read the manga” type of shit.

[REVIEW] Noragami

MAL Link

http://myanimelist.net/anime/20507/Noragami


Subgroup Used

FFF [main]

BlurayDesuYo(DameDesuYo) [OADs]


Ratings And Stuff

Art & Animation 7.5/10
Music & Sound 7.75/10
Character(s) 7.75/10
Story & Plot 7.75/10
Ending & Conclusion 7.5/10
Personal Enjoyment 8/10


Screenshots


DF’s Thoughts…

A real gem; almost drowned out in the rom-com ridden year of 2014

Noragami is fucking excellent. An action-packed supernatural show with tones of comedy and plenty of lightheartedness. It had real snarky humor at times, with a combination of deadpan and tsukkomi-boke humor as well. Fun characters all around and each of them bringing their own flair to the show. Male lead, Yato, is an amazing motherfucker.

The art was very fitting to the show’s theme although some scenes were a bit lacking at times. The animation(s) remained fluid though. What I really enjoyed was the music/sounds/tones used throughout the show. Very good tracks for a “action-oriented” show. Also, the VAs chosen were terrific. Male lead voiced by my favorite male VA was a huge bonus!

The ending sequences for the show was a bit lacking in comparison to the core of the story. It left some loose ends and things unexplained but luckily there is a season 02 after this so hopefully the aforementioned gets wrapped up once and for all.

Also, go watch the two OADs, they were hilarious.

[REVIEW] Trinity Seven

MAL Link

http://myanimelist.net/anime/25157/Trinity_Seven


Subgroup Used

BlurayDesuYo (DameDesuYo)


Ratings And Stuff

Art & Animation 7.25/10
Music & Sound 7.5/10
Character(s) 7/10
Story & Plot 7/10
Ending & Conclusion 7/10
Personal Enjoyment 7.25/10


Screenshots


DF’s Thoughts…

The nonchalant attitudes of most of our characters, the obvious harem right from the start,  the under-aged-looking girls with giant tits; nothing new to me of course.

The show itself knew it wasn’t shit, the characters acted like their show wasn’t shit, but even then– what really rubbed me the wrong way ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) was the fact that the show kept shoving it in my face ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). They took extra extra care to ensure that I was aware that their show was ecchi first, serious second.

Male lead, again, wasn’t shit but had enough perverted spunk to him that can be mistaken for charisma. The girls were kawaii for the most part. Artwork was iffy at times but animation was consistent. Good music though.

“Tense” situations were full of gag, sex,  and jokes. The “battles” were a joke for the most part. It’s the typical “I power up, you power up, I do a few moves, you do a move or two and knock me out, rinse and repeat…” type of shit. It also has that cardinal fucking sin of fighting built right into the fucking show. “I CAUGHT YOU OFF GUARD WITH A SURPRISE ATTACK, LET ME YELL OUT THE NAME OF MY SUPER AWESOME MOVE AS WELL AS YOUR FULL NAME BEFORE I ATTEMPT TO HIT YOU!!!”. Then again, if you were looking to watch this kind of show for the action– you’re doing it wrong.

Conclusion wasn’t shit, it’s the usual “GO READ/BUY THE MANGA/LIGHT NOVEL!” type of wrap up. I hate those things to death but can’t say I blame the author(s), c’est a vie.

The usual harem character selections, with the typical interactions, with the all-too-familiar scenarios. A slight step above your ctrl+c / ctrl+v seasonal shows but still doesn’t rank that high overall.

[IMPRESSIONS] Spring 2016

So I ran through the Spring 2016 lineup, and picked up some potential backlog material (lol). Of all the shows that’ve aired so far…


Bungou Stray Dogs

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31478/Bungou_Stray_Dogs

It had this air of pretentiousness around it. Some 2deep4me kind of shit. We’ll see.


Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31737/Gakusen_Toshi_Asterisk_2nd_Season

Grandfathered in via the 1st season.


Hundred

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31338/Hundred

A bit iffy on this one. Copy pasta harem action show of this season. Might drop it later on when I actually get into it some more.


Kiznaiver

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31798/Kiznaiver

Some wacky-tacky shit but with a rather “unique” premise. I anticipate laughs/feels/wtfs with this show.


Mayoiga

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32438/Mayoiga

Look at that cast! I’m interested in seeing how this show handles all those characters. Episode 01 was pretty spiffy too.


Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31404/Netoge_no_Yome_wa_Onnanoko_ja_Nai_to_Omotta

Didn’t skim through the first episode that much. This is getting picked up via hype/spoilers I’ve seen on the internets.


Onigiri

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32606/Onigiri

Ecchi + TV short? Sign me the fuck up.


Pan de Peace!

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31498/Pan_de_Peace

Kawaii moe moe + food + TV short? Sign me the fuck up.


Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31240/Re_Zero_kara_Hajimeru_Isekai_Seikatsu

A lot of “Whoa, bruh” moments that I liked. Could possibly be great, could end up a mess. I’ll be waiting.


Sakamoto desu ga?

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32542/Sakamoto_desu_ga

I actually didn’t bother skimming through an episode of this at all. Added just because of some (hilarious) manga chapters I’ve seen on the interwebs.


Sousei no Onmyouji

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32105/Sousei_no_Onmyouji

I like the lil’ knucklehead main character. Characters are bit childish as fuck design-wise but the theme is kinda cool. We’ll see how this actually plays out though.


Wagamama High Spec

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31439/Wagamama_High_Spec

TV short + somewhat remotely funnycute. I’ll bite, for now.

[REVIEW] Nourin

MAL Link

http://myanimelist.net/anime/18095/Nourin


Subgroup Used

FFF


Ratings And Stuff

Art & Animation 7/10

Music & Sound 6.75/10

Character(s) 6.75/10

Story & Plot 6.5/10

Ending & Conclusion 6.5/10

Personal Enjoyment 6.5/10


Screenshots


DF’s Thoughts…

What the fuck happened with this show?

Nourin, a show where something something potential something declined into a downward spiral of nonsense.

The good: comedy, jokes, references
The bad: supporting character(s)
The ugly: everything else

Slice of life ☑, Rom-com ☑, School life ☑, Ecchi ☑. So it hit all my personal shit taste check marks yet, I was this close to dropping it prematurely (that’s what she said). For what it’s worth, the show started out decent. Some comedy, some light-hearted-ish character interactions, and the usual rom-com fanfare. Somewhere along the line, the show turned on it’s “wtf mode”. Random points of drama, random acts of a convoluted storyline, and an ending sequence that was downright disgusting. The ending seemingly came out of fucking left field and felt like a random bump along an already bumpy as fuck rollercoaster school bus ride. Fuck you producers.

All in all, the show had a really similar feeling to [BOKURA WA MINNA KAWAISOU] or [SAKURASOU] except those shows had some proper direction and characters that complemented the plot itself. If you really feel like watching this shit, I suggest you keep your trigger finger at the helm and get ready to skip some parts here and there. Trust me, you’ll need it.

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