Review-Roundup: Fuuka 03, Kuzu no Honkai 01

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I get it! He’s gay! Is that supposed to become some sort of running gag that the good-looking dude is gay…?

This time I review:

Fuuka 03: Ah, youth… isn’t it nice? You need money and there’s just some part-time-job waiting for you around the corner!

Yuu, Fuuka and the gay guy are traveling to the beach to earn some much-needed cash (which they couldn’t get from their parents because… uh, I guess, they’re not part of the target-demographic of this series).

There’s just one problem! Yuu sucks at… Well, actually he just sucks as a person in general.

But Fuuka motivates him to rise above and for once act like a decent person. What a man!

And later he fails at rescuing Fuuka, so he gets rescued by her instead. (Go figure how that makes sense)

Hey, at least, there’s still a J-Pop-idol who wants to jump Yuu’s wiener, right?

Kuzu no Honkai 01: Love sucks. Especially if it’s unrequited love. Two people with that fate (nearly) become “friends with benefits” while pretending to be a couple.

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Winter 2017 – First Impressions Pt. II

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Sure, why wouldn’t you let a random high-school-student help you with a broken car? Surely, if a stranger tells you he can fix your car, you just let him work on it – even if said person seems to be just a teenager. It all makes perfect sense!

Some more first impressions. Among them one of the worst series so far: Handshakers. I wouldn’t be surprised if this shit got canceled midway through the season to be replaced by some re-runs. I mean, who is supposed to stomach the grotesqueness of that series for an entire season?!

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Winter 2017 – First Impressions

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Ah, being asked by a cute girl to pretend to be her boyfriend! It’s the teenage experience we can all relate to surely! Boys are getting asked by cute girls to act like their boyfriends all the time and cute girls just can’t seem to find a functioning relationship and therefore have to resort to asking people they barely know to act as if they’re their boyfriends… What a realistic and relatable scenario!

I’ve yet to see a single series I really want to review but I’ve had a little bit more time than during the previous seasons. So, I’ve watched nearly every new series that has to come out and this is a short list of first impressions for the series I have seen. So far, my favorites are Idol Jihen (which is a hot mess and REALLY weird), Little Witch Academia (with really good visuals)and Fuuka (which I probably would make fun of constantly for melodrama and having your typical idiot-protagonist).

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Flip Flappers – 13 Review

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Ah, of course, blood… How else are you supposed to make anything look (supposedly) badass?

Flip Flappers 13: Turns out Cocona’s grandma is a robot, so nobody’s surprised to find out that her mother is some weird science-experiment-monster. But things are a bit more complicated than you’d think and her mother is a good guy but during the escape, she turned into a bad guy. Go figure what Cocona is supposed to do about that.

As all bad mothers, Mimi wants to smother her daughter Cocona in comfort. Naturally, Cocona rejects this since she had just accepted Papika’s proposal (which teaches you something about where persistence gets you in the dating-world).

What follows is a lot of fighting. But who can possibly know what will happen when the good guys battle the villain during the last episode of a series…

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Hibike! Euphonium S2 – 13 Review

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You just gotta end a sentimental series like Hibike! Euphonium with a love confession, right? Except, well, it isn’t really a love confession – since, I guess, in this series’ universe girls say that all the time to each other apparently.

Hibike! Euphonium S2 13: Graduation! The third-years go, new first-years arrive…

It’s a time of goodbyes and new beginnings but Kumiko has one regret! She has yet to confess to her beloved Senpai!

I mean, this would be like the third woman she has confessed her love to within a year, but hey, what can you do, right? That’s what being young is all about!

And all the while people keep yammering about how she should be in love with Shuichi. That joke never gets old, I guess.

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Shuumatsu no Izetta – 12 Review

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You just gotta love this series for its “subtle” commentary on history.

Shuumatsu no Izetta 12: It’s all or nothing for Eylstadt! Germania has a nuke! And the only thing that can prevent its use is (of course) Izetta!

Coincidentally, though, she has just received a power-up that allows her to battle the clone-witch…

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Hibike! Euphonium S2 – 12 Review

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This series is obsessed with mentioning other schools and describing how successful they’ve been in the past. For a series, that’s supposedly all about the “trying hard is enough”-mentality, it’s strange just how often it can’t help itself but make it a status thing when characters mention other schools.

Hibike! Euphonium S2 12: As they say, it’s all about the journey and not the destination… even if during the journey all everybody could think about was to finally get to a destination. And I guess, usually the saying also implies that you actually got where you wanted to go. But let’s not dwell on that! Everything’s fine – no matter what the actual results are!

But on the bright side of things: Asuka’s dad still knew what his daughter looked like and Kumiko’s sister was there (who has been less of an asshole since she had confessed her problems to Kumiko).

And Reina confessed! The event so many people didn’t really wait for and that predictably didn’t go anywhere either…

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Hibike! Euphonium S2 – 11 Review

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Great job heckling the teenager who just has gone through a lot in her private life!

Hibike! Euphonium S2 11: The question you gotta ask yourself is: “Do characters in this show actually have a life when Kumiko isn’t around to just observe it?”

Not that Kumiko personally cares. But Reina’s such a drag, she just has to give a shit about that teacher she’s supposedly in love with! So high-maintenance, right?! When you have friends like that… and so on and so forth.

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Shuumatsu no Izetta – 05-11 Review

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That’s just a given in this series. Nobody looks closer at why exactly Eylstadt is supposed to be this idyllic paradise. Instead, it’s just assumed that everyone in Eylstadt is a good guy.

Shuumatsu no Izetta 05-11: The war goes swimmingly for Eylstadt and the rest of not-Europe. Izetta has become the most powerful person in the world (which naturally prompts not-US to start thinking about invading Eylstadt themselves).

But before that, Germania unveils its secret weapon: A clone of the White Witch!

And just to make matters worse, there’s suddenly something like a Witchstone which allows a Witch to be even more of a badass.

Except it turns out, things can get even worse than THAT. Because now Germania has a nuke as well!

With Eylstadt-soldiers dying left and right, it seems like Izetta has to prepare herself for a hard battle.

The things you (have to) do for your country, right?

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Flip Flappers – 10 Review

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Does this evil cult that can experiment on kids, has a robot-army and can indoctrinate grandmas really need world-domination? The way it looks to me, they already control the world.

Flip Flappers 10: Shit hits the fan!

… Also, a lot of exposition!

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