Category Archives: Reviews
This category only shows reviews from 3rd August 2011 onwards. For older reviews please refer to the category list by series.
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Hyouka – 06 Review – http://www.otakuness.net/anime/hyouka-06-review/
Kingdom – 01 Review - http://www.otakuness.net/anime/kingdom-01-review/
Ginga e Kickoff! – http://www.otakuness.net/anime/ginga-e-kickoff-01-09-review/
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Episode 05 – The Truth of the Classics Club and Its History
I am suffering from sleep deprivation and this episode didn’t help me counter that one bit.
The episode was a weird one that had made it seem like this were the last episode of the series and that the show was over. Naturally… it isn’t.
Believe it or not, this “laid back detective/story-telling” series is slated for 21 episodes + an OVA. Whether my new found revelation (due to this episode) of the potential series structure for the show is a blessing or a pain-in-the-arse is left to be seen.
This episode is my favorite of the series so far. There’s so much going on between the characters, and the problems aren’t resolved by simply paying some jazz together. I feel like this episode was everything I’d been expecting out of Sakamichi but not quite getting. Yippee!
Episode 04 - Past Days of the Classics Club and It’s Glory
Right… So Oreki does it again with his mystery solving skills, but this time he solves it all?
I doubt it.
The show is bad… but it can’t be that bad.
Imagine this: Two little sisters who are princesses sitting on a sunny morning in the backyard of their school at a table eating with a fork and knife talking about how fun it is to be a pirate. Yeah, never imagined that to be the kind of thing I would get to see in a series about pirates…
Mouretsu Pirates 19 – Another Important Lesson About Friendship
I wasn’t a big fan of Mouretsu Pirates at the beginning because I thought the show’s concept of piracy was rather stupid and had nothing to do with piracy whatsoever. Then the characters kinda grew on me and I started to like the show a little bit and I expected the show to start getting serious at some point. So far – it didn’t. And now looking back I have to admit that I liked the show best when I was satisfied with it being happy-being-about-nothing. But the show didn’t do a good job of showing what it really wants to be about anyway. Remember that episode in the beginning when Marika’s mother talks about the responsibility that comes with having a big gun in your hands? Jesus, that’s so dark! A dozen episodes later we see a girl from Marika’s school accidentally press the fire-button on the Bentenmaru and everyone laughs about it like it’s funny or something. Where was the responsibility in that moment…? Mouretsu Pirates just isn’t the gritty realistic show about pirates in space it might want to be considering these intros we get to listen to in each episode. At times it just may be the closest thing we ever gonna got of seeing “K-ON!… in space!!”.
It’s weird, who’d buy this explanation when your hair had a normal colour until it changed suddenly into a freaky turquoise. “Yeah, your mother had the same… it’s fine.” No, it isn’t! He still has a strange hair-colour nobody else shares with him! Shouldn’t he ask himself instead who his mother really was? She obviously wasn’t a normal person…
Eureka Seven Ao 05 – Random Side-Characters Dying Isn’t A Cliffhanger
Eureka Seven Ao has been a solid series so far, I have to say. It’s nothing outstanding but the characters do what they’re supposed to do, the setting is good and the story develops nicely so far. It’s just that there’s nothing to it. You have all these things and they’re well-executed but they lack meaning. There’s no real impact behind the information this series is giving. The depth which would enable to get into the series’ mindset is missing. I think that’s the one big thing that keeps this series from being as awesome as it could be. Because as far as the surface is concerned it’s a great shounen-series. It just has nothing to offer beside the generic front so far.
Sakamichi 05 – The Power of Music
Okay, okay, okay. I have a confession to make.
Sakamichi is starting to lose some of its luster for me.
Sankarea 06 – Zombie Girlfriends Aren’t All Fun and Games
Alright, I’m back in action with this latest episode of Sankarea! In this review, I’m skipping the summary/synopsis and I’m just going to give the highlights of what I loved most… And then…
The all important issue: fan-service.
Read on to see what I have to say about the increased amount of boobs, cleavage, pants-less-ness, and nakedness in sankarea!
Episode 05 – Putting it All in Context
So, this review is a week behind due to my exams. However, I had so much to say about this and the most recent episode, it was only reasonable to split it up into two separate reviews. There’s no summary here, just some of my thoughts about the best aspects of the episode – namely the subtly demonstrated dichotomy between living/dead that makes this series such an awesome watch.