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…”
Soul Eater Not! – First Impression
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.
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.
“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.
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…
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?”
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.
Here’s the list of anime that’s out in Summer 2012.
Yay for a second season for Moyashimon! One can never have too many cute micro-organisms floating around. =)
Episode 03 – Inheritors of the Classics Club and Its Circumstances
aka Episode 03 – The Case of The Smelly Student
So this episode finally gets down to the main “mystery” plot and the episode simply starts off on a “WTH” note and ends on a “WTH” note. (And I don’t mean it in a positive manner)
If you like some mystery mixed in with your slice-of-life genre then this might be right up your alley as this is just what the series is playing out to be – a light (and not that interesting) slice-of-life show with a hint of mystery.
Hyouka – A mystery series where what the girl wants is more important than the truth
Episode 02 – Activities of the Glorious Classic Literature Club
This episode brings us to the end of the introduction of new characters and the episode finishes on a cliffhanger (kinda).
Judging from the way things are progressing, we can expect the next episode to cover the main mystery plot of the series.