Mar 5, 2013Keroro Gunsou Movie 3: Tenkuu Daikessen de Arimasu... (Anime) add
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The story is okay at best as the idea of a evil twin brother has been used countless of times in both cartoons, anime and games. The way they execute it is however, really good. It will show the fans what Keroro really thinks about Pekopon and make him even more outstanding than before. There is also some heavy action scenes which does not go on too long, as it did in that horrible fourth movie. There is also a lot more empathy on the humor part, unlike the second movie, though this one has a very dramatic end.
The art is great and looks just like the TV-show, which is the best art style for Keroro Gunso. The animation, however, is superb. The characters constantly move or does something in the background. The budget for this movie must have been pretty good. The ending song is perhaps the most catchy one I've heard in ages, made by the same artist who sung the ending song for the Ghibli Movie "The cat Returns".
All the frogs gets enough screen time, so no matter what frog you prefer, you will not be disappointed. There is also some fanservice as Natsumi and a couple of other girls are dressed quite inappropriately in some scenes. Not to mention the girl this plot revolves about, who looks like she is from "Ikkitousen" or "Sora no Otoshimono" because of her enormous breasts and huge "behind". Most likely made to please the older otaku crowd, which is also a part of the demographic for this series.
I enjoyed this movie a lot. The animation is great, the story is good and the movie does not seem like it's made only for the purpose of earning even more cash. This is one of the better Anime movies, but will still only appeal to the fans of the show. I will recommend this to every Keroro fan, as this is a great addition to your DVD library. It's not hard to get hold on either, as the official hong kong DVD edition has english subtitles too like the earlier keroro movies (hint hint) read more
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Just like the former "Keroro kids" episodes, these are really childish and most likely meant for small kids. There is no innuendo, no suggestive themes, no language and no cartoon violence like the original TV show. It's like watching an episode of Dora the Explorer, if it wasn't educational. The voices are really great like always though and the characters DO act natural. But this short episode does not impress at all.
I wold not recommend this to anyone. It's boring, cheap and childish. It has nothing that made Keroro as famous among all demographics as it is today. No otaku jokes, pop culture references or smooth animation. The background music is more annoying than anything. This is a disgrace to the Keroro series. read more
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The first pilot (standard edition) is a great start to this series, but would most likely not catch most of the viewers attention as it's actually more like an introduction to the characters rather than a full fleshed-out episode. Most viewers will prefer to know the characters through the plot of the show. The animation is actually pretty good for something that is made by just a few people and tries to impress with explosive scenes and stuff blowing up.
The characters is great as always, but Lupin is the opposite of what he is now. Just like the seven first episodes of the TV series, Lupin acts like a dork and his classy sharm is nonexistent. He kills for fun and trolls Zenigata for no good reason and even tries to kill him in an explosion.
The voice acting, however, is mediocre. Lupin has a voice that does not fit him at all, which is also the case for every character on the show with the exception of Fujiko, which sounds like the one we are accustomed with. There is also only two OST tracks.
Not counting each characters introduction scenes, there are two plots in the episode. One where Zenigata and Lupin plays shogi over the phone, and another one where Zenigata tries to chase Lupin out from a big mansion. Both of these were fairly good, the only problem is that they are not connected to eachothers whatsoever.
The second pilot is just like the standard pilot, but with improved animation and voices as it was supposed to be aired alongside the Lupin movie. Lupin still has his pilot voice, which isn't really that impressive. The second version also cut some live-action nudity that was in the first pilot, most likely due to visible breast nipples on an american lady, as well as a naked white girl and black guy.
This may not reach fans of modern, computer animated Anime, but will be a great way to see how Anime was when it was hand-drawn and a great addition to Lupin fans. It's reasy to see how the Lupin character has evolved over the years and this will be the superior way to notice that.
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For the fans of the Anime, you would think this is (barely) safe for kids. Wrong. Keroro Gunso was previously a manga series for college students and up, so the content is much stronger than the TV show. This makes way for a lot more outstanding jokes as it always pushes boundaries it really should not do. To have these cute characters in horrible situations is the best thing they have ever done. The manga could be compared to Ebichu because of the strong animal cruelty from Natsumi and black comedy.
There really isn't any story in this show. Five frogs have been sent to Earth (Pokopen, censored to Pekopon in the Anime because of racist reasons against the Chinese) and have the mission of conquering the planet, which they never manage to do. There is a lot of small one-chapter episodes though, which are always a joy to read. The story never touch any boring topics, does satire and really does not know what "too far" is.
You will love every main character in the show, the five frogs including their house keepers. Every character has some chapters dedicated to them. They are unique, fun and full of expressions. You will most likely notice their absence in the start of the manga, the show really is not what it is without everyone. Keroro the fast and quircky main character, Giroro the weapon maniac, Tamama the gay, Kururu the Otaku/Pedophile and Dororo the lonely Ninja.
The character who really stands out, Kururu, really shines in the manga. He appears nowhere as twisted, crude and sadomasochistic in the Anime as he does here. He has shower footage of everyone living in the Hinata house (thanks to his hidden cameras), causes strong pain for every character in the manga and even sells his hidden footage through the net. He trolls everyone and has no conscience at all.
The art is pretty much simplistic, but Mine Yoshizaki has a lot of room to show his artistic skills. I am talking about the facial expressions I mentioned earlier. Every time the characters sees something shocking or disturbing, their faces turn into a whole lot of mess. These expressions are awfully detailed to make the frogs ook the ugliest possible. From the cute frog style to this grose, scary face like right from a horror movie, you must see it to believe it.
If you thought Gintama was taking everything too far, you know nothing yet. The manga is full of fanservice, as well as Natsumis daily frog abuse. There will be blood, which there is, and is always fast-paced with no moral at all (unlike the Anime). The manga never seems to get old, not even at volume 22. It keeps getting better and better, with new ideas for every chapter. There is a bunch of parodies and pop-culture references as well. The only parts I will complain about is the chapters based after the second Keroro movie. Really unecessary if you have already watched it, as it's completely the same, only a bit more fanservey.
I have never enjoyed any manga as much as this. The manga keeps staying fresh (unlike the show) and does everything it needs to do to keep the readers attention. It's full of jokes, as well as some rare dramatic chapters, which is surprisingly well done and manages to shed tears. For fans of this author, there is also some crossovers chapters from his previous manga series and doujinshi. The facial expressions is once again the highlight.
I would recommend this to every Anime fan with a sense of humor. It's smart and stupid at the same time and pokes fun at every mainstream anime/manga out there, mostly itself. Breaking the Fourth Wall is no problem for this manga either. I would only tell you to look another way if you have a weak heart for blood, as there is quite a lot. However, it is only used in humorous situations. read more
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This Anime sums up all these points perfectly. A show about some magical, transforming girls who are fighting to bring back peace to the world as we know it. Bad camera work, intentionally bad Anime-girl acting and a rushed story with these ocassional panty shots (Which, explained on the prequel, could reach more age groups at the same time).
We already felt like the show was turning out to be bad and that is what we got. They followed the recipe perfectly. And for that, this is quite genius and something most TV-shows wouldn't dare throwing at us. The ending to this trilogy is disappointing, but we knew it would be. But it felt rewarding to watch this though,to be able to watch the final product of a rushed show.
But on to the good parts: The art was great though and the show DID feel more realistic with the bad camera work and acting. The ending music was pretty catching too! Also, an insert song at the end of the series did actually move me to tears, which IS pretty unusual for me. But that's about all the good things I can say about this. I was glad I followed the trilogy to the end and got a conclusion of this bad show. Worth a watch if you like the magical girl genre too
160 of 358 episodes seen
The main story is about these frogs: The Keroro Platoon. They've recieved a mission from the HQ, who told them to invade the earth. So now they're at it. Yup, That's it. Over 300 episodes with the same plot. BUT, each episode is well devoloped/written and are sure to make the audience laugh. Everything from Slapstick comedy to selling illegal underage DVDs on the net (The most suggestive jokes in this show).
The episodes are short (One episode contains two parts with a different story, 11 minutes each) but still hilarious. A one-part, 22 minutes episode is also aired from time to time.
Even though the drawings is a bit simple, the art-style of this Anime is excellent and really fits this kind of show. The animations is at high-speed and there's very little of those "Character standing still, only mouth moving" moments. The backgrounds are great too, but nothing outstanding.
The characters all have perfect voices and you'll most likely smile each time a character speak. The music in the background is just okay. There is some great pieces, but that's about 5% of the total. The BGM is re-used all the time
through these 300 episodes, with only 1-2 new tracks each season, so you may get sick of it after a while.
The Openings/Endings are great from my point of view, but some may not fit everybodies tastes. About every music genre is featured through these OP/ED's, so there may be sometimes when people just skip them.
(For example, if you dislike Disco songs, skip OP 1 and 2)
It's one of the few Anime-series that makes use of "new and fresh" characters. Everyone has different personalities and with such a huge cast, it makes it hard to believe how they came up with it! Some are suggestive, some are cute and others are simply just crazy. Here's a description of the main-chars personalities:
* Keroro = A lazy sergant with a huge passion for Gundam Plastic Models.
* Giroro = A weapon-phile with a fetish on Violent women. (Here, Natsumi)
* Tamama = He's gay and looks very cute. ...but he gets serious mood-changes when someone spends time with his love, Keroro. He calls it "Jealousy". He's frequently using bad language too, mostly S**t.
* Kururu = A smart guy, stalking girls with cameras in the
bathrooms/changing rooms and sells the clips over the
net. (Did I mention that it's usually girls between 13-15 years that's filmed?)
He's actually an inventor. A big part of the platoon but still kinda creepy...
*Dororo = Oh, I almost forgot him... He's a running gag, each time forgotten
by all the other characters and gets really depressed. This may be a crude
joke for some, though...
We also have the 'incest' girl who wants to be her uncles' wife (Moa/Mois), the typical violent Tsundere girl (Natsumi), the perfect shaped mother (Aki) and the kind hearted, but occult-crazed (Fuyuki)
I would say a 10, but some things are picking down on this...
At first, the morals gets really annoying after a while. Each time a character does something that would hurt/jail/kill someone if repeated in real-life, they warn us. Fine, I got it the first time... Also, like most long-running series,
there's a fair amount of clip-shows. But that's all the flaws I can think of.
I'm at my 160th episode, but it's still as fun as always!
It's an enjoyable, pretty innocent show. Even though the humor may be vulgar from time to time, it's mostly PG-rated. The violence in the show is bloodless (Not counting Nosebleeds) and the characters looks cute, so that makes up for it. Only some episodes really crosses the line, which you'll understand if you read about the characters...
I would recommend this to all fans of Comedy/Random Anime.
For fans of Ecchi, you should rather check out the Manga. read more
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The story is... well nothing actually. A lady finds a green-haired girl in a box at the street and takes here home. She can't even talk in the beginning. And to use a collar on her.. that was most likely a DearS parody.
Anyways, towards the content: Almost all the Vocaloid characters are present here, and they're all... out of character:
- Miku is the stupid, but cute one.
- Rin is the Tsundere girl.
- Len is... lazy.
- Meiko is the Miku's parent.
and of course, Kaito is just as carefree as Koizumi from Suzumiya Haruhi.
Most fans of these characters are pretty pissed of what they've become... And that's why they doesn't like this manga. That, or maybe they've gotten a bad sense of humor.
Anyway, without further ado, The Hatsune Mix manga is basicly a comedy manga. Even though it gets serious/dramatic sometimes, it doesn't do it pretty well. Comedy is what fits the Vocaloids best. Everything from the facial expressions to their personality. And that's also what this delivers in a perfect and "laught out loud" way.
So that sums it up, because I don't have much to say about this series, as it is only 14 chapters scanlated right now. BUT, if you like fresh new jokes, Vocaloid, or are searching for a manga to pass the time with, this is the right one. read more
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This novel is almost like the Manga, with all the classic genres: Misunderstandings, problembs, nudity, sex jokes, rape talk, etc. And that's the fantastic thing here. If you ever wondered how Love Hina would be if it was a little bit more "sexed-up", then this novel series is the right choice for you.
It starts as everybody tries to undress Keitaro. First Suu and Sara at the night, then Kitsune at the bathroom, and finally Naru in her room. I can't tell why, but what Keitaro thinks is much more serious than this really is about.
You actually get to go into Keitaro's mind and listen to all his thoughts and meanings of everything, unlike the Manga and Anime. And wow, he has a much more dirtier mind than I thought he had! Also, the novels tends to be much more dirtier than everything Love Hina you've seen before! In one scene, Kitsune actually took his and and followed it under her naked kimono, where her... Okay, I won't go too far.
The story in this novel was also very interesting, since it's basicly about one thing, but this "One" thing is still seperated in 2 chapters with two different stories. It may sound confusing, but they merge extremely good together. It also maked sense. And got a bit dramatic at the end too... wow. Some exclusives are here too, like the story about Haruka's mom, AND that she really is Keitaro's.... *Beeeeeep*
Anyway, a nice effect here is that the Anime script writer was writing this novel. So nobody was out of character, and they all acted like they would. The pictures in this book were all made by our dear Ken Akamatsu, so that should be an excuse enough to buy this. Even if there's only around 11 original (But big) pictures in this one, they are really well made. Best reason ever.
Also, beware that I am a Love Hina fans, so newcomers to the series may not find this novel so interesting after all. I've grown a custom to Keitaro, since my guess is that we're pretty much alike. So I just love to read about his weird life on the Hinata Inn. But, if you are a Love Hina fan, I am pretty sure you won't be dissapointed. This Novel was fantastic, and I am looking forward to reading the second one too. read more
First, it got all the memoriable parts we all remember (Right...?). The dramatic healings, the gruesome deaths and the holy powers of Messiah. It's all here, crumbed into manga form.
The first nice touch with these volumes, is that they're in color. It's not very often manga is colored, right folks? Therefore, a really good extra effort made into it. Also, the jokes put into it, from silly Anime expressions to crazy humor is a perfect thing to add which can also make us laugh when reading it. Getting good! The story is just like the bible versions of it, maybe a bit shortened sometimes, but very good overall. Just in case of refference too, it's written at the bottom of each page where it came from in the bible.
I would recommend this to everybody who wants to read the bible but never bothered to, to students trying to get good grades in Religion or just casual people like me, who just likes to read manga.
YOU HAVE BEEN TEMPTED ENOUGH NOW! BUYYY! read more
Aug 18, 2009Love Hina: Motoko's Choice, Love or the Sword - Do... (Anime) add
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This were based on the Manga chapter about Motoko's sister, and I must say: They really followed the manga closely on this one! Unlike the original series, which still were very enjoyable.
The graphics are at it's best, the sound is just like in the original Anime and Keitaro is perverted like always. Still, one of the best damn OVA's I've ever seen. So if you liked Love Hina, be sure to give this a try! (Watch)