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Black Bullet – 01-03 Review

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There are SO many animes that start out with poor characters who make this kind of joke. But seriously what’s supposed to be so funny about someone being so poor that he goes hungry throughout the day…?

I guess guns do solve some problems, monster-problems for example. But in this case it takes a special bullet because you always want to use the special bullet for such special occasions like shooting a monster, right? And those Gastrea-Kaiju-wannabes are really something damn special. Because they are also a plague! Like a nasty cold your co-worker has that makes him bark like a dog the whole day because so repetitive his sneezes and coughing has gotten that his metabolism gets reduced to making these pathetic animal-like sounds… and there’s snot, it’s just everywhere, he apologizes, out of breath from all the sneezing and he wipes the snot hurriedly away but you KNOW… you KNOW it’s there, you can see the stains in the light left from the wiping, you KNOW but you look at the clock and you know that you can’t leave for another four hours and after that it won’t matter what you KNOW because now you have the same cold your co-worker has…. And that’s basically what the Gastrea-plague was like, I imagine. Only with less snot and more monsters.

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Haikyuu!! – First Impression Review

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Haikyuu!! – First Impressions

“Awwww….”

That’s the sentiment that I was left with by the end of the third episode of this new series. That, and the need to watch more episodes. “Give me more!!

Although this might not be “the best sport series ever”, it is definitely worth a watch.

Haikyuu!! has a way of charming the viewer into looking past it’s predictable storyline, and this is going to be one series that I will continue to follow for this season.

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M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane – 01 Review

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Geez, no wonder Akashi is the hero of the show. He really has a way with words, doesn’t he? Way to go, Akashi, thanking the woman this way who offered to help you move to your new place!

Teenage-Angst did it again! Once more a bunch of kids are somehow involved in the end of the world and all the adults are too evil to simply tell them to grow the fuck up! Well, that’s my prediction what this will be about next episode. But this is the first episode so instead we see a lot of people talking about the mope-zone or, what the series calls it, “the Lightless Realm”. But seriously, it IS the mope-zone because ghosts are just SO whiny. Someone has a problem, then that person dies – and now it’s supposed to be everybody’s business or something! Stupid ghosts… Anyway, this time around it’s even harder to ignore the ghosts because they are big frigging monsters made out of… red poo. The series’ words, not mine. And the angsty teenagers have to use mechas to bust those ghosts… or earn a psychology-degree having therapy-sessions with those ghosts or something.

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Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii – 01-03 Review

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Not only that this guy is rude to her because he thinks she’s poor. No! He then continues to act as if poverty is contagious and pushes her away. That strange superstition is supposed to be a joke… I guess? It’s certainly weird how Nike isn’t complaining to the sun king about this.

This series is supposed to target girls, I just want to make this clear. I really can’t say this often enough in this case because there’s something really strange with this series. On the surface it’s about a princess coming to a far-away kingdom to marry the king there but… Okay, I didn’t know that this is a thing in the Shoujo-Genre but this series has done it: Soredemo Sekai wa Utskushii’s central romantic relationship is based on an Oedipus Complex!

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Mushishi Zoku Shou – 03 Review

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Episode 03 – Beneath The Snow

I couldn’t resist watching the latest episode of Mushishi (because its great to watch something soothing when you don’t feel great) and that’s how this review came about. :)

The episode reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite poems that I had studied some time back in school:

“The only other sound’s the sweep  
Of easy wind and downy flake…”

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Soul Eater Not! – First Impression

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Soul Eater Not! – First Impression

“Oh wow…”

Before I get onto explaining my above reaction to the series, let me just say that I enjoyed the original series Soul Eater quite a bit back in the day, so if you are watching this series expecting to see more of your favorite show, then I shall advise that you give this a miss.

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Ping-Pong – 01/02 Review

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I guess, Peco has never heard of the infamous training-arcs shounen-anime so often like to use for everybody and his dog – talent or not.

Sports-animes weren’t always something I’ve enjoyed but over the years watching animes they really have grown on me as a genre. They are often quite straightforward and I would even say oftentimes deliver a better representation of the stereotypical shounen-genre-themes than fantastical battle shows like Naruto or Bleach do for example (mostly on account of not being forced to do bullshit-worldbuilding). Naturally this excludes Adachi’s work who mixed slice-of-life, romance and sports basically all the time in his series in various ways (often to the detriment of one particular element). It’s weird that this hasn’t become the standard-model for sports-series… well, then again all his series took multiple seasons to finish and nobody wants to commit to that these days… not even Adachi apparently whose last few series seem kinda meandering (Mix) or just plain absurd (Q & A). Well, enough about that, this is supposed to be about Ping Pong, a series I actually quite like.

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Brother’s Conflict Anime Review

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“Where do I begin… To tell the story of how great a love can be”

I am sure many of you would know that opening sentence to Andy William’s song, Love Story.

Well, forget about it, this ain’t that great love story that you might be after.

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Isshuukan Friends (One Week Friends) – First Impression Review

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One Week Friends

Isshuukan Friends is a cute series that tells the story of a student named Yūki Hase who actively seeks out the shy class loner Kaori Fujimiya and tries to be her friend.

This series was an unexpectedly entertaining to watch and here’s why…

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Mushishi Zoku Shou – First Impressions Review

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Lets kick start the new beginning of reviews with one of Mushishi Zoku Shou.

I was more than excited to see the show back on air, but the question that would have come to most people mind would be:

“How would the show fair after being off air for so long?”

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